Australia pursues a win-win trade deal with the UK and the EU

The Australian Trade and Investment Minister The Hon Steven Ciobo MP told Bloomberg in August that Australia would pursue both an FTA with the EU and with the UK with vigour in the light of Brexit. "It will be good for the UK, Australia and the EU if we can achieve a successful outcome," he said. Discussions surrounding an EU-Australia FTA were due to start in 2017. Mr Ciobo is coming to Europe to meet the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. This is the only public speech he is making during the visit.

Tuesday 6 September

16.45 - 18.00

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By invitation only

Remain campaign's leading light tells us how to tackle Brexit

Former Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown is set to share his thoughts on the risks and opportunities of the EU referendum result and how UK businesses should respond. Lord Ashdown, a Senior Adviser to G3 Good Governance Group, will also speak about May's Cabinet reshuffle and the new UK Government, as well as the wider impact of Brexit on Europe and on trade. Lord Ashdown, who spent two years studying Mandarin Chinese and who famously said he would 'eat his hat' if the exit polls in the 2015 UK general election were true, was a fervent Remain campaigner.

Tuesday 6 September

08.00 - 09.30

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By invitation only

UK Business Secretary to recognise achievements of Hitachi chairman

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The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will speak at the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2016 dinner at Banqueting House when Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., will be presented with the Award.

Impact of Brexit on financial heart of Britain: City of London boss speaks out

Mark Boleat, Chairman of the City of London Corporation's Policy and Resources Committee, will discuss the impact that Brexit has had on Britain's financial and commercial heart - the City of London - and he will share his insights into international stakeholders’ feelings on the City’s future, including those gained on his trip to Beijing in July.

Friday 23 September

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Battle for power in Southeast Asia: the emergence of ASEAN

Asia House will examine Southeast Asia’s changing role in the global economy and opportunities for UK companies at a signature conference in September. The conference will draw on KPMG’s recent report, 'Southeast Asia in transition', and will feature speakers including Lord Green, the former Minister of State for Trade and Investment and former Group Chairman of HSBC; Tham Sai Choy, Chairman, KPMG Asia Pacific Region; Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group; and Andy Cheah, General Manager, United Overseas Bank Limited (pictured).

Friday 16 September

08.30 - 13.00

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London after Brexit: keeping the City's global status

There is uncertainty about the future status of London as a global financial and insurance market following the EU referendum result. Banks in London may have to shift parts of their operations overseas owing to the possible loss of passporting rights; UK insurers too may have have to shift operations to an EU country if they lose direct access to the single market. At this private briefing, Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s Inga Beale will share her insights on how the City of London can retain its unique status.

Friday 7 October

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Former BP boss explains how businesses can manage fluctuating energy markets

Global energy markets are undergoing one of the most significant restructurings in decades. The economic slowdown in China, US shale production, climate change and a glut in supply are just some of the factors changing the global energy landscape. Lord Browne, former CEO of BP and Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, will share his insights on the energy markets and their impact across all sectors at a private briefing for Asia House corporate members.

Tuesday 20 September

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Inside the mind of a contemporary Taiwanese artist

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Ting-Tong Chang 's installation at Asia House explores the ecosytem and the Darwinian nature of the artworld.

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A story of the struggle between Turkish conservatives and Gezi Park protestors

Acclaimed writer Kaya Genç will introduce his latest book 'Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey' which delves into a country deeply divided along historical, social and geographical lines. Genç has met activists from both sides of Turkey’s political divide: supporters of Erdoğan’s conservative vision and the Gezi Park protestors who fought against Istanbul’s gentrification.

Monday 12 September

18.45 - 20.00

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Classical music buffs invited to listen to the best young musicians from Asia

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Asia House and Talent Unlimited are excited to be holding the Music Futures Festival for the second year running featuring the best emerging talent from across Asia and Eastern Europe. The Festival will run from 26 September until 29 September at Asia House. Top musicians performing include Turkish pianist AyşeDeniz Gökçin, Kazakh-born pianist Samson Tsoy and soprano Nazan Fikret.

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