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Melbourne: Free Trade - The Driving Force of the Global Economy

10 May 2018

RACV City Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

The Australia China Business Council, in collaboration with the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and the American Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to invite you to an exclusive Business Dinner with Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP and President of the German Chamber. 

Free trade is vital to the strength of the global economy and the healthy flow investment around the world. Trade tensions between China and the United States, combined with US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, have implications for countries and businesses that depend on open markets in order to thrive. Elsewhere, policy-makers have re-embraced free trade, which has underpinned global growth. It is our collective responsibility to champion the benefits of free trade and create the ideal conditions under which business, countries and the people who live in them will prosper.

About Andrew Mackenzie 

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of BHP effective from 10 May 2013. He joined in 2008 as Chief Executive Non?Ferrous with responsibility for over half of BHP’s 100,000 strong workforce across four continents. His portfolio included Escondida in Chile, the world’s largest single source of copper.

He has over thirty years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals and has held senior positions in BP and Rio Tinto. He has been a non?executive Director of Centrica and has served on the Audit, Remuneration and Corporate & Social Responsibility committees. He has also chaired Demos, one of the UK’s most influential think?tanks

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018 

Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost:  $149 for ACBC Members and $199 General Admission

         $1490 for ACBC Members and $1990 General Admission (table of 10)     

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Enquiries: (03) 9027 5606 or acbc.vic@acbc.com.au