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New South Wales

Sydney: Special Cocktail Hour and Fireside Chat with Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

09 August 2018

 

Event Details
Topic: Observations about the competition policy framework relevant to Chinese investment in Australia
Date: Thursday, 9 August 2018 
Time: 5:30pm arrival, 6:00pm start - 8:00pm
Event Status: Members and non-members
Venue: MinterEllison, Level 40, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Format: Informal Cocktail Event
Price*: Member $44, Non-member $88
Guest Speaker: Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

*Excluding GST and processing fees

Event Overview

  • Cocktail reception with Mr Rod Sims about the competition policy framework relevant to Chinese investment in Australia
  • Conversation with ACBC NSW President Dr Craig Emerson and Q&A session afterwards
  • Informal networking session with government, ACBC members and industry


Special Guest Bio

Mr Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

  • Mr Sims role is to promote competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses and the community
  • Mr Sims has influence over national competition policy. He has frequently been quoted in The Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Renew Economy, ABC News etc.
  • Career Experience: Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales, Commissioner on the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia, Director of Ingeus Limited, and member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Director of Port Jackson’s Partners Limited where he advised the CEOs and Boards of some of Australia’s top 50 companies on commercial corporate strategy over many years
  • Chairman of the NSW Rail Infrastructure Corporation and the State Rail Authority and Director of a number of private sector companies, Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet responsible for economic, infrastructure and social policy and the Cabinet Office (late 1980s to early 1990s), Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transport and Communications.
  • Education: First class honours degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Master of Economics from the Australian National University


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