Watch or listen: Regional trade impact of COVID-19

The usual business of trade has been put to one side while nations deal with the immediate impact of the coronavirus.


This includes challenges in financial flows, logistics, and industries which depend on overseas visitors, such as international education. There is now a focus on the core activities that are needed to get through the next six months.

Our latest In Conversation Webinar explored these themes, with an overview from the Australian trade body, Austrade, a regional business perspective from PwC’s Asia Practice, and an on-the-ground view from Indonesia. You can access the video or podcast recording of the webinar below.

The webinar was moderated by Helen Brown, Head of Communications and Outreach at The Australia-Indonesia Centre and a former ABC Indonesia correspondent.


Our panel of expert guests

Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO @ Austrade

Dr Stephanie Fahey has over 30 years experience both as an academic and executive, shaping education in Australia, New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific region. She has previously served as Partner – Oceanic Lead at EY and as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University.

Andrew Parker, Partner and leader of Asia Practice @ PwC

Andrew Parker is a Board member of The Australia-Indonesia Centre, China Matters, Asia Society and the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee. He has a long association with Asia having worked in Indonesia as leader of PwC’s Asian telecoms industry team for nearly 10 years.

James Castle, Founder @ Castle Asia

James Castle is a Board member of The Australia-Indonesia Centre and Coca-Cola Indonesia. He has over 35 years of experience working in Southeast Asia, advising the establishment of numerous investment, government and international projects.

Moderator: Helen Brown, Head of Commuications and Outreach @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Helen Brown is a former journalist and ABC Indonesia correspondent. Prior to her role as Head of Communications and Outreach, Helen served as Digital Economy Fellow at The Australia-Indonesia Centre.


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