Business Diary

Business Diary

Seminars on Rules of Origin, National tax regimes – Florence, Italy

May 30, 2017 to June 14, 2017

 The Academy of Global Governance ( is organising two executive training seminars at the European University Institute on rules of origin (May 30 – June 1) and on national tax regimes (June 14).
Applications for the first seminar ( ) close on May 24.
Speakers will include Michael Anliker KPMG, Switzerland; Pramila Crivelli, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany; María-Isabel García-Catalán, European Commission, Belgium; Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute, Italy; Stefano Inama, UNCTAD, Switzerland; Jonas Kasteng, National Board of Trade, Sweden; Darlan F. Martí, World Trade Organisation, Switzerland; and Roberto Soprano, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Belgium.
Applications for the seminar on national tax regimes and international trade agreements: What role for WTO and EU rules? ( ) close on June 4
 Confirmed speakers for this seminar include Michel Anliker, KPMG; Chad P. Bown, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Petros C. Mavroidis, Columbia Law School; Damien Neven, Graduate Institute Geneva; and Luca Rubini,  University of Birmingham.
 Further information, Matthias Kindel, Academy of Global Governance Co-ordinator, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, tel (39 055) 4685-960, email

Australian Mission to Belt & Rail, Hong Kong

September 10, 2017 to September 13, 2017

The Hong Kong - Australia Business Association and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council are jointly organising an Australian Mission to Hong Kong from September 10-13 for the Belt and Road Conference.

Updated information on the Belt and Road initiative is available at the HKTDC Belt and Road portal

Pre-registration for this mission is necessary. Contact Bonnie Shek, Director, Australia & New Zealand at the HKTDC office in Sydney on (61 2) 8986-2802 or email:

Australia-Taiwan business relations and opportunities – Newcastle/Hunter

September 14, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Senior leaders of Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower), China Steel (CSC), Chinese Petroleum (CPC) and Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) will join leading educationalists and representatives of Taiwan’s research community and high-tech industries at the 31st annual joint meeting of the ROC-Australia Business Council and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle from September 14-17.

Discussions this year will focus on bi-lateral opportunities in resources and energy, education and tourism, smart health, financial services for aging, defence industries and advanced manufacturing, and agribusiness.

Taiwan is Australia’s 10th-largest trading partner, with 60 Taiwanese executives attending this year’s event. Inquiries to Ching-Mei Tuan, tel (61) 429 813 497, email