Confirmed Dialogue Speakers

Welcome Reception

  • HE Ms Frances ADAMSON, Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
  • Michelle GARNAUT, Owner of Capital M Restaurant
  • Paul GLASSON, Chairman of Satori Investments and the Chairman of Sigiriya Capital and the Chief Representative in China of the Australia China Business Council
  • Dominic MEAGHER, Director of the Australia-China Youth Dialogue
  • David WALKER, Alfred Deakin Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University

Day 1 – Economic Reform and Government Innovation in China

  • Antony DAPIRAN, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • John GARNAUT, Fairfax Media and author of the forthcoming book on China’s princelings
  • Stephen JOSKE – Senior Manager, AustralianSuper; formerly at Economic Intelligence Unit; fmr economics adviser to Hon Peter Costello MP, fmr Treasurer of Australia
  • David KELLY -
  • Charles LI – CEO for China of ANZ Bank
  • Justin Yifu LIN - Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) and honorary dean of National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University;  the former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
  • MA Guonan, Senior Economist at the Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bank of International Settlements
  • David OLSSON, Partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • Jing ULRICH, Managing Director and Chairman of Global Markets, China at JPMorgan
  • XIAO Geng - Professor at Hong Kong University (fmr Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Institute)

Day 2 – Chinese and Western Philosophy, and the Arts

  • Amanda BARRY, Senior Cultural Relations Officer at the Australian Embassy Beijing
  • Daniel A. BELL, Zhiyuan Chair Professor of the Arts and Humanities and Jiaotong University and Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy at Tsinghua University
  • Kate CROLL, Founding Director of Cultural Partnerships Australia
  • Marina GUO - Shanghai Theatre Academy
  • Douglas KIRSNER, Professor and Personal Chair in Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University
  • Michael LYNCH, CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Board Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Jo LUSBY, General Manager of Penguin China
  • Geoffrey RABY, fmr Ambassador to China
  • Willy TSAO, Company Director and Artistic Director BeijingDance LDTX

Day 3 – Sports, Geopolitics and China’s New Development Challenges

  • Christophe BAHUET, China Country Director, United Nations Development Programme
  • Geoff BOWEN, Counsellor (Development Cooperation) at the Australian
    Embassy in Beijing
  • DOU Ding, Associate Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University
  • GUO Chunmei, Research Associate, Australian Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, ACYD Alumnus
  • HU Shishang, Director, Institute of South & Southeast Asian & Oceanian Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
  • JING Xuezhu, Vice-Principal, Xiannongtan Sports Institute
  • Gillean MELLSOP, UNICEF Representative to China
  • SONG Wenyan, Deputy Director General, International Department, All China Women’s Federation
  • Jacob TAYLOR, Australian Rugby Sevens

Day 4 – Energy, the Environment and Climate Change

  • JIANG Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China
  • YIN Lun, Special Supervisor of the Yunnan Department of Supervision
  • YU Jie, Director, External Affairs and Policy, The Nature Conservancy China Office
  • ZHANG Yongsheng, Senior Research Fellow, Development Research Centre of the State Council

Day 5 – Civil society, the rule of law, and closing Questions and Answers

  • Rob CAMPBELL, fmr Associate Director, McKinsey (China), fmr  Program Director of the Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund, now COO, Rose Rock Private Equity Group
  • Carol DANMAJYID, Nomadic Tibetan studying Diploma of Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, ACYD Alumnus
  • Clare PEARSON,DLA Piper, CSR Director, NE Asia
  • WANG Liwei, Director of Charitarian, publisher/editor, vice mayor of Guanxian County, Shandong

Video Message

  • HON Colin BARNETT MLA, Premier of Western Australia and Member for Cottesloe
  • David MORTIMER AO, fmr CEO of TNT, Chairman, Australia Post and Leighton Holdings, Chair of the Mortimer Review, Director of Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management
  • Mike SMITH, CEO of ANZ, former President and CEO of HSBC
  • Innes WILLOX, CEO of AiGroup
  • Richard WOOLCOTT, former Ambassador and High Commissioner for Australia.