Dynamic, intimate, engaged format

This two day conference will be interactive and dynamic, with plenary and panel sessions having a high involvement from the audience made up of 200 leading decision-makers from government, industry, the public service, peak bodies, non-profit organisations and universities from around the globe. Register now, as numbers are limited to provide the opportunity for valuable sharing, collaboration, and networking.

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Ph.D Panel, 'Democracy in Transition' Conference

Sunday 6 December 2015, 1pm-4.30pm

The Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston Street, University of Melbourne, Carlton
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Welcome reception

Sunday December 6th, Left Bank, 1 Southbank, 5.30-7pm

You are invited to meet and mingle at our Welcome Reception at Left Bank, which is situated on the Yarra river with magnificent views of the city, and the history of migration walk-way bridge. The Welcome reception is included in your conference registration.

Conference dinner

Monday December 7th, Sake, Hamer Hall, 6.30pm-10pm

Please join us for a fun and relaxed conference dinner at Sake, situated alongside the breathtaking Yarra River. Enjoy Executive Chef Wayne Brown’s innovative Signature Dishes menu and indulge in mouth-watering dishes that combine the very best of modern and classic Japanese, with much-loved local Melbourne flavours. Dietary requirements are catered for, and can be noted on your registration form.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Uncovered - Business Breakfast, Day Two @ 7.15am

Experts looking at the Issues & Challenges
Tuesday 8th December, 2015, 7.30am-8.30am, Langham Hotel Melbourne
Book your ticket here (please note the TPP breakfast is included in your conference registration, but is also a stand alone event)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed trade agreement between 12 pacific rim countries representing a quarter of world trade and a third of world GDP. In a time of lower global economic growth, it has the potential to create new trade and investment opportunities for Australia in the Asia-Pacific region. However, concerns have been raised about the secrecy of its negotiation and its content (such as investor-state dispute settlement). In this session, a panel of experts will explore some of the implications of the TPP for democracy and public policy in Australia.