“Australia’s engagement with the Gulf: Opportunities and Challenges”
Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia.
With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future.
Mr Sultan will address the significance of Australia-GCC business relations. Within this context, the Arab world, and notably the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), is confronting a number of challenges, one of which is meeting the growing demand for food for its local population. This is due, in part, to water availability, the scarcity of arable land a growing population and the consequences of climate change.
Various measures are under consideration with significant implications for Australia, including direct
foreign investment, the export of intellectual capital, farm ownership and the need for further research in the agricultural sector.
Mr Sultan will deliver his address at: The Curtin School of Business, Function Room, Level 1, 78 Murray St, Perth, commencing 0900hr on Friday, 6 August. The address will be followed by a discussion period concluding no later than 1030hr.
We look forward to you joining us, please advise your RSVP, by 2 August 2010 either by
email [email protected] or telephone +61 (0) 8 9486 1046.
*The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
FDI presentations will be given at Curtin University Graduate School of Business on the first Friday of each month, commencing at 9.00 am.