There are currently more than 20 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in operation or under discussion. Australia negotiates FTAs to benefit Australian exporters, importers, producers and investors by reducing and eliminating certain barriers to international trade and investment.

FTAs are supported by a robust and effective set of local standards that also adopt appropriate international standards. Our local standards are also critical to facilitating downstream compliance responsibilities placed on industry by regulators, especially in the construction sector and through the implementation of the digital economy.

This webinar is a must attend for businesses seeking to boost their revenue capacity, strengthen their commercial position in their respective marketplaces and be aware of opportunities to reduce their operational costs.

Our Moderator for this webinar is:

Lindsay Le Compte, Ai Group General Manager (Construction and Infrastructure)

Our presenters are:

Adam Stingemore, Chief Development Officer at Standards Australia

Adam is responsible for leading Standards Australia’s strategic development through expanding partnerships, partnering, and building Standards Australia’s commercial offerings across a broad range of areas nationally and internationally.

Since joining the organisation in 2009, Adam has held various positions across engagement, commercial and standards development. He has been a member of the Executive Team since 2015 and represents Standards Australia on numerous national and international committees.

Louise McGrath, Head of Industry Development and Policy at Ai Group

Louise provides strategic leadership and guidance for Ai Group’s policy agenda in building competitive industries through global integration, infrastructure development and innovation. Louise represents Australian Industry in several multilateral forums, such as the B20 Taskforces, Global Business Coalition, and the East Asia Business Council working group on RCEP.

Louise advocates for the interests of Ai Group members during Free Trade Negotiations and translates those agreements to support the strategic aims of members. She is a member of CSIRO’s Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence Think Tank and the Manufacturing Advisory Group, the NESP Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub and the Advisory Group of The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS).

The event will also provide a forum for members to ask questions during the session, or provide them beforehand via the registration form on Eventbrite.

  • Date and time

    Wed, 17 Jul 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location
  • Cost

    Members: Free

    Non-Members: Free