One Belt, One Road - How will it affect WA Business?
14 March 2018
CCI Function Centre
180 Hay Street
China’s bold new infrastructure strategy, One Belt One Road, will transform our region and Australia stands to benefit. This exciting new plan creates big opportunities for Western Australian businesses and will change the way we think about trade in the region. From the opportunity to supply Australian iron ore for steel bridges to the cold supply chain market opportunities into the booming middle class of China, WA businesses with the right approach can take advantage of this transformation.
Come and hear Chief Economist Rick Newnham discuss how One Belt One Road will emulate the original Silk Road, which ran from China to Europe. Today China plans to build a maritime and road supply chain, connecting Chinese consumers and manufacturers with Europe and everyone in between. Rick will discuss the opportunities for WA business, the risks and the politics involved. He will also provide an update on the WA economy and share key insights from CCI’s Outlook publication for the first time
Rick Newnham joined the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI) as Chief Economist in January 2017. Prior to joining CCI, Rick worked as an Economist for Shell around the world including postings in Australia (Brisbane and Perth), the UK (Aberdeen) and the Middle East (Dubai). He is passionate about innovation and policy that will advance Western Australia’s position in the global economy. Through the economic policy, start-up and trade communities, Rick stays connected to the economies of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, where his experience and interests most overlap. As an economist who isn’t shy to get his hands dirty, he has worked offshore on oil rigs in the UK North Sea, in the field in the Middle East, and on drilling sites in regional Australia.
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