Canceled: Keynote Speech by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Due to the ongoing bushfire situation in Australia, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, has decided to postpone his visit to Europe. We therefore regret to inform you that his keynote speech on Monday, January 20, 2020 has to be cancelled.
The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) – invites you to a
Keynote Speech by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Australia and Germany: partners in innovation, ambition and progress
Monday, 20 January 2020, 2.00 to 3.00 pm
DGAP ·Rauchstraße 17/18 · 10787 Berlin
At a time at which international trade relations and the WTO are facing profound challenges, the current Australian government has concluded eight trade agreements, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, now covering about 70 per cent of Australia’s goods and services trade. Minister Birmingham will set out Australia’s priorities for the Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement and discuss the opportunities for German and Australian collaboration in addressing global challenges. And from a European perspective, how does the bilateral EU Australia agreement fit into the EU's global trade strategy? What does it mean for German and European business and consumers?
Keynote by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Welcome and Chair: Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Director DGAP
Welcome: Dr. Thomas Birringer Deputy Director, Department Analysis and Consultancy, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Commentary: Jörg Wojahn Representative of the European Commission in Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.