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Accelerate your business growth in Asia-Pacific with Hawksford
“Hawksford Hosts: The Expert Series” is a hybrid series designed to present specialised advice from legal, tax, and accounting corporate professionals in APAC countries, and to discuss topics complementing the interests of global business companies and investors.
Our first event will be with the Australian government and our Australian partners to discuss investing in Australia and the business outlook. The subsequent events will include discussions with more Legal Advisors, such as Clifford Chance, and Government Bodies, such as the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), to further explore expansion in Asia by foreign investors.
We invite you to join us in the first of our expert series. Hear from our guest speakers and experts on the business outlook in Australia, particularly investing in Victoria and New South Wales, as well as hiring top talent and scaling your recruitment efforts.
Dario Acconci, Managing Director of Hawksford
Sharifah Khairunnisa, Senior Investment Manager, Invest Victoria
Janice Goh - Trade and Investment Director, Singapore
Jeremy Blackshaw, Managing Partner – International, MinterEllison
Graham Lim, Senior Partner Manager for ASEAN, Globalization Partners
Why Melbourne for tech companies - Victoria is fast becoming the hotbed for start-ups and is now home to innovative companies from Southeast Asia such as Homage, NCS and Bukalapak.
In the session, you can learn about:
How companies can tap into the services of Invest Victoria to scale into the state
Opportunities in Victoria and Melbourne for start-ups
Learn more about the New South Wales (NSW) Ecosystem and Capabilities - Investment NSW reinforces NSW’s global position as a safe and attractive place to do business. This is where the best of industry, innovation, trade and tourism and major events meet to grow investment and jobs in NSW.
In the session, you can learn about:
How companies can tap into the services of Investment NSW to establish and scale there
Opportunities in NSW and Sydney for companies
Australia Inbound Investment” focuses on industry sectors and recently released a Private Capital report.
The continued resilience of Australia's private capital market
The main market sectors and industries attracting foreign investment and industries likely to benefit from pent up demand as the boarders re-open
Other areas of opportunity that exist (including distressed debt) and the role that debt funds will play in the Australian market
Likely implications of the rising energy prices, inflation and the withdrawal of emergency financial support measures, despite investor optimism
Going Global Compliantly: How to Hire Top Talent in Australia
What you need to know before hiring in Australia
How to hire remote talent compliantly
How to leverage technology for your global growth efforts
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Dario Acconci - Managing Director of Southeast Asia
Dario is the Managing Director for Singapore and South East Asia, and also manages a strategic portfolio of clients in China and Hong Kong.
He started his career in Hong Kong in 2003, working for an international law firm and developed a deep experience in assisting foreign investments into China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, advising clients in connection to various aspects ranging from corporate, commercial to labour law.
Sharifah Khairunnisa - Senior Investment Manager, Invest Victoria
Invest Victoria is the investment facilitation government agency of the State of Victoria in Australia. Sharifah works with Southeast Asian companies to connect them to commercial opportunities in Victoria and Melbourne. In this session, Sharifah will share how companies can tap into the services of Invest Victoria to expand and scale into Victoria and share recent case studies of companies from Asia that have anchored themselves in Victoria.
Jeremy Blackshaw - Managing Partner – International, MinterEllison
Jeremy is MinterEllison's International Managing Partner based in Melbourne, Australia. He has overall responsibility for the firm's relationship with foreign clients, networks and correspondent firms. Jeremy also has an extensive corporate practise, advising in multiple jurisdictions across industry sectors including energy, infrastructure, financial services, health and consumer brands.
In addition, Jeremy is also a Board member of the World Law Group and a Director of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Graham Lim - Senior Partner Manager for ASEAN Globalization Partners
Graham began his career in the borderless digital age, Graham has pivoted his career and education in multiple directions, accumulating a diverse range of experiences.
Originally a law school graduate from Monash University in Australia, he decided against following in his Singaporean family’s legacy of lawyering. Graham now sits at the intersection of his two passions: People and Technology - in leading Commercial Partnerships for ASEAN with the world’s leading global employment platform, Globalization Partners.
Amidst a volatile global business environment, Southeast Asia (SEA) has been a bright spot offering strong growth opportunities for companies over the next decade. It is on course to become the world’s 4th largest economy by 2030 with combined GDP of US$10 trillion and offers companies access to a growing consumer market of 650 million people. As a production base, SEA has also emerged as a viable alternative manufacturing location for companies looking to reduce reliance on a single source, and achieve more resilient and responsive supply chains.
The event will discuss how companies can tap on the complementary advantages offered by Singapore and its neighbours to build integrated and holistic regional tech and manufacturing operations so as to deepen their presence in SEA and the wider APAC region."
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