AIBC News: Issue 164 - February 2018

Dear Members and Friends,

The AIBC is delighted to officially announce that AIBC’s Biennial Conference will be held this year between November 11-13 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, on Queensland’s world famous Gold Coast. Against this fantastic backdrop, we are looking forward to a memorable Conference, building on the success of our 2016 Conference in Perth. More details will be made available over coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for further announcements here in AIBCnews, via our AIBC National Twitter account and by following #aibc18.


Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s World famous Gold Coast. Venue for AIBC’s 2018 Biennial Conference

As February draws to a close, we are all eager to see IA-CEPA advance further, with negotiators continuing discussions around Market Access provisions, and now due to meet again in the next fortnight. The opportunity for the Agreement to be concluded in time for President Jokowi’s visit to Sydney for the Australia-ASEAN Special Summit in mid-March, seems to have unfortunately slipped by, but we hope for a conclusion in the first half of 2018.  To continue reading the entrire February Newsletter, please click here.