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    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Brisbane and online

    Australia's once booming $40+ billion education industry is currently under significant strain. As the Australian government struggles to balance internal economic demands and cost of living pressures, policy changes relating to international students and visas have formed part of the government's arsenal to combat these issues. 

    Multiple policy changes, high visa refusal rates, high cost of living for students, reputational damage, loss of market share, reduced places available, high cost associated with visa applications and lack of transparency are just some of the concerns raised by multiple stakeholders across the education sector. There currently appears to be a disconnect between the 'open for business' messaging being promoted in the Latin American region and Australia's immigration rules and education goals. 

    With a lack of quality information available and long term consequences across the sector unknown, ALABC is calling for expressions of interest to participate in a 'LATAM Education Roundtable - How to navigate the choppy seas across the Pacific' in the following areas:

    • Go8 universities
    • Regional universities
    • ELICOS providers
    • VET providers
    • Student placement services
    • Immigration agents/law firms
    • State 'Study' 
    • Student accommodation providers
    • DFAT
    • DHA
    • Austrade
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Industry representative groups

    We look forward to your participation in this important conversation on the direction of one of our most important transpacific economic relationships.

    Participants can join virtually, or in person in Brisbane.

    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne,1/5 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC, 3008
    • 21 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Online

    9:00AM, 21 August 2024 (Australia, AEST)
    4:00PM, 20 August 2024 (Los Angeles)



    Welcome and introduction

    Kim Prior, CEO of the Australia-Latin America Business Council

    Marlen Marroquin, Executive Regional Director, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (California)

    Ambassador welcome

    His Excellency Ernesto Cespedes Oropeza, Ambassador of Mexico in Australia

    US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce welcome

    The Honourable Albert Zapanta, President and CEO, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

    Guest introductions

    Moderator and Program Coordinator, Eduardo Gallifa, Manager, Ato Shipping

    Presentation 1: 

    • General overview of current manufacturing in Mexico's border
    • Current numbers of foreign companies established in Mexico
    • Incentives and why to manufacture in Mexico

    Pedro Montejo, President INDEX (National Association of the Maquiladora Industry) Baja California Mexico

    Presentation 2: 

    • General business overview in Australia & how businesses engage with Mexico and the region
    • Australia's top exports
    • Business opportunities for Australia and Mexico

    Kim Prior, CEO of ALABC

    Craig Ford, Australian Trade and Investment Commissioner, Mexico

    Presentation 3:

    • ·       Logistics and transportation opportunities and challenges

    Aram Hodoyan, President and CEO, OTL On Time Logistics


    Moderator, Eduardo Gallifa

    Closing remarks

    Moderator, Eduardo Gallifa

    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (AEST)
    • The University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072

    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

    • 29 Oct 2024
    • (AEST)
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • (AEST)
    • The University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072

    • 29 Oct 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The W Hotel, 31 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000

    • 26 Nov 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Parliament House Canberra, Parliament Dr, ACT 2600

    Strengthening collaboration between Australia and Latin America 2023-2025

    Exclusive for Patrons and Large Corporate Members of ALABC and by invitation only

    For the past 12 years, the ALABC Networking Day at Parliament House in Canberra has been an important opportunity for government and businesses to come together and share insights around Australia’s commitment to strengthening ties with countries in the Latin American region, creating opportunities for trade, investment, tourism, and education.

    Past events

    28 Jun 2024 Webinar: Update on the Ecuadorian Mining Landscape
    24 Jun 2024 Opportunities in the Cuban Biotechnology Sector
    29 May 2024 ALABC Annual General Meeting 2024
    13 May 2024 Boardroom Luncheon with the Australian Ambassador-Designate to Chile and Ecuador
    30 Apr 2024 Working Lunch on Regional Risks in Latin America
    5 Mar 2024 Queensland Parliamentary Friends of Latin America / Hola Networking Expo 2024
    28 Feb 2024 Boardroom Luncheon with Ben James, VP Aviation Development at Brisbane Airport
    31 Oct 2023 ALABC Latin America Mining Dinner 2023 (Sydney)
    26 Sep 2023 ALABC Brisbane Annual Dinner 2023
    26 Sep 2023 UQ Annual Latin American Colloquium 2023
    23 Aug 2023 Webinar: Managing e-invoicing risk and compliance in Latin America: What Australian companies need to know
    3 Aug 2023 ALABC Melbourne Annual Dinner 2023
    20 Jul 2023 ALABC Sydney Annual Dinner 2023 - Latin America Business Excellence Awards
    18 Jul 2023 Boardroom Luncheon with the Minister of Trade of Peru
    15 Jun 2023 Webinar - Nearshoring in Mexico: Increase Export Competitiveness in North America
    25 May 2023 ALABC Annual General Meeting 2023 - Financial Report 2022
    23 May 2023 Queensland Parliamentary Friends of Latin America / Hola Networking Expo 2023
    18 May 2023 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Peru, HE Vitaliano Gallardo Valencia
    30 Apr 2023 Australia-Latin America Internships Program for Young Professionals 2023
    30 Apr 2023 (Interns) Australia-Latin America Internships Program for Young Professionals 2023
    24 Apr 2023 Australia-Chile Business Council Mining Networking Dinner (SOFOFA-ALABC)
    19 Apr 2023 Boardroom Luncheon with the Peruvian Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
    29 Mar 2023 ALABC Perth Annual Dinner 2023
    23 Feb 2023 Boardroom Luncheon with Mr. Crispin Conroy the Director of the NSW Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade State Office
    15 Dec 2022 Christmas Harbour Cruise Networking Event 2022 with ALABC and VETA Education Agency
    22 Nov 2022 ALABC Canberra Networking Day 2022 (HOMs)
    16 Nov 2022 ALABC Latin America Breakfast Briefing: Opportunities in Chile for Victorian Cleantech Companies
    2 Nov 2022 ALABC Latin America Mining Dinner (Sydney)
    20 Oct 2022 ALABC Perth Annual Dinner 2022
    18 Oct 2022 Boardroom Luncheon with the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina
    29 Sep 2022 ALABC Brisbane Annual Dinner
    1 Sep 2022 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Brazil in Australia
    26 Aug 2022 Webinar - Investing in Mexico: the Good, the Bad and the Opportunities
    21 Jul 2022 Boardroom Luncheon with Mr Darryl Cuzzubbo, CEO of SolGold
    30 Jun 2022 Green Hydrogen Webinar - Opportunities and Challenges for Collaboration between Australia and Brazil
    29 Jun 2022 Boardroom Luncheon with Ambassadors of Central America and the Caribbean
    23 Jun 2022 ALABC Melbourne Annual Dinner
    25 May 2022 ALABC Annual General Meeting 2022-Financial Report 2021
    6 May 2022 Boardroom Luncheon with Jose Blanco AM, Chair Emeritus of ALABC
    28 Apr 2022 Sydney Annual Dinner 2022 - Latin American Leadership Award
    12 Apr 2022 Special General Members Meeting
    7 Apr 2022 The Melbourne Annual Ibero-American Business Networking Event
    6 Apr 2022 Business Luncheon with the Hon.Josh Frydenberg MP-2022 Federal Budget
    30 Mar 2022 Women in Trade: Participation and involvement of Australia, Ecuador and Uruguay in the 'She Trades" Initiative
    17 Mar 2022 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Argentina HE Mr. Maximo Gowland
    9 Mar 2022 Business Opportunities and Investment in Australia
    23 Feb 2022 Mining in Mexico: Opportunities for Victorian METS Exporters
    16 Feb 2022 Investment Outlook for Colombia in 2022
    9 Feb 2022 Investments in Australia and the Global Talent Visa, How ALABC Softlanding program can help
    20 Jan 2022 BHP Supplier Innovation Program: How METS companies benefit from easier access to supply opportunities and new avenues for collaboration
    16 Dec 2021 Cruise with the Australia-Latin America Business Network on Sydney Harbour 2021
    14 Dec 2021 Australia-Latin America Business Forum; Pathways to Commercial Success in Latin America
    14 Dec 2021 El Salvador: Bitcoin and innovation in a digital nation
    25 Nov 2021 Australia and LATAM Energy Management: Pricing trends and Renewable Energy Projects in the regions
    24 Nov 2021 Investment Opportunities in Infrastructure in the Pacific Alliance
    18 Nov 2021 Ecuador: The Outlook for the Mining Sector, Challenges and Opportunities - With the Vice-Minister of Mines of Ecuador, Mr. Xavier Vera-Grunauer
    11 Nov 2021 BRISBANE EVENT ALABC & CR Mining - Digital Technology in Mining
    4 Nov 2021 Mining in Mexico: Opportunities for Victorian METS Exporters
    27 Oct 2021 ALABC Annual Networking Day 2021 (Online)
    19 Oct 2021 Boardroom Luncheon with Rob Grant, Director Energy Fortescue Metals Group: Green Hydrogen in Mining: Opportunities for Australia and Latin America
    15 Oct 2021 Is hydrogen the future of energy, and is Mexico ready for it? Who wins and why?
    13 Oct 2021 UQ Annual Colloquium: Solidarity and Partnerships for Recovery.
    6 Sep 2021 Austmine 2021 Rewind: Vanessa Torres, South32
    1 Sep 2021 Boardroom Luncheon with Zimi Meka - CEO of Ausenco
    1 Sep 2021 THE MEXICAN MINING INDUSTRY PART I: What your company needs to know before investing in Mexico
    26 Aug 2021 FREE Live Streaming "Lithium and Electromobility, Challenges and Collaboration Opportunities for Australia and Latin America"
    26 Aug 2021 ALABC Perth Annual Dinner: Lithium and Electromobility, challenges and collaboration opportunities between Australia and Latin America
    26 Aug 2021 Mining ESG: What comes next in Brazil, Chile & Peru
    5 Aug 2021 Green Hydrogen: Challenges and Opportunities between Australia and Chile
    4 Aug 2021 Climate Chatter: Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting
    28 Jul 2021 Climate Chatter: Journey to Net Zero
    11 Jun 2021 Perspectives of the Elections and Constitutional Process in Chile
    2 Jun 2021 Mining Royalties: The Australian Experience
    27 May 2021 ALABC Sydney Annual Dinner 2021: Sandra Martinez, CEO of Nestle Australia
    20 May 2021 ALABC Annual General Meeting 2021
    19 May 2021 Business Luncheon the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP 2021 Federal Budget
    13 May 2021 FINTECH in México: Is the sector ready for Australian and New Zealand businesses?
    13 May 2021 2021 Federal Budget Analysis - Mazars Melbourne
    28 Apr 2021 The Sydney Annual Ibero-American Business Networking Drinks
    22 Apr 2021 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Chile
    22 Apr 2021 Digital Infrastructure: Why it matters for your business
    25 Mar 2021 Brisbane Dinner with the Ambassador of Peru in Australia (SOLD OUT)
    25 Mar 2021 When will Air Travel go back to normal with Latin America?
    11 Mar 2021 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Colombia
    25 Feb 2021 Mining and Oil Opportunities in Cuba for Australian Companies
    4 Feb 2021 Key ESG Issues in Andean Mining for 2021
    10 Dec 2020 'Virtual' Meet the ALABC Board of Directors for Christmas Drinks
    24 Nov 2020 Exploring the aviation links and perspectives between Australia and Latin America
    19 Nov 2020 Perth Australia-Latin America Business Luncheon
    19 Nov 2020 Mining Opportunities in Argentina for Australian investors
    18 Nov 2020 Innovation in the agricultural and food sector: Opportunity to boost business between Argentine and Australian companies
    12 Nov 2020 Mexico: Economic Recovery and the potential to attract Australian investment in production and manufacturing
    6 Nov 2020 How Universities can work with Government to rebuild in a post-pandemic world
    29 Oct 2020 Mining the Recovery: Opportunities for the Australian Mining Sector In Latin America Post-Covid
    23 Oct 2020 Private investment in the Mexican Energy Sector: Is it time to lawyer-up?
    14 Oct 2020 Australia-Latin America Annual Business Networking Day Online 2020
    1 Oct 2020 Enabling trust in the digital economy: Information Security for data-driven organisations
    10 Sep 2020 Latin America Sustainability Symposium 2020-The University of Queensland and ALABC
    21 Aug 2020 The Future of Mining in Colombia: Communities, Licenses, Sustainability & Opportunities
    13 Aug 2020 Start-Up Chile: Growth to Impact
    29 Jul 2020 Latin America Economic Outlook & Perspectives
    23 Jul 2020 The Future of Infrastructure Investment in Colombia
    16 Jul 2020 Chile: A Platform for Infrastructure in Latin America
    21 May 2020 ALABC Annual General Meeting 2020
    30 Apr 2020 Can Mexico still achieve high-impact growth & social development? And how? by Dr. Simón Levy, Chairman of Idesia Investment Fund
    2 Apr 2020 WEBINAR: Financial Stimulus Package for Australian Entities
    12 Mar 2020 The Ambassadors Series-Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Costa Rica
    6 Mar 2020 ALABC Boardroom Lunch with Claudia Bobadilla, Board Member CSIRO Chile (Melbourne)
    5 Mar 2020 Inaugural 2020 Ibero-American Business Networking Drinks (Melbourne)
    27 Feb 2020 How to live, work and start your first company in Australia” (Sydney) Student to Business: How to Succeed in Australia
    13 Feb 2020 Inaugural 2020 Ibero-American Business Networking Drinks (Sydney)
    10 Dec 2019 ALABC - Boardroom Luncheon with Nicola Watkinson, General Manager, Austrade
    29 Nov 2019 ALABC 30th Anniversary Business Gala and Business Excellence Awards Presentation (Sydney)
    31 Oct 2019 Australia Latin America Business Council Melbourne Annual Dinner 2019
    22 Oct 2019 Australia Latin America Business Council-Brisbane Annual Dinner 2019
    12 Sep 2019 ALABC-COALAR Canberra Networking Day 2019 (HOMs)
    11 Sep 2019 ALABC Canberra Networking Day 2019
    22 Aug 2019 The Future of the Lithium Battery Value Chain in Australia and Latin America: Opportunities for Collaboration.
    20 Aug 2019 The Ambassador Series 2019 - Board Room Lunch with the Ambassador of Mexico
    15 Aug 2019 The Future of Fintech/Regtech in Latin America: Opportunities for Australian Scale Ups
    2 Aug 2019 Exclusive Invitation to a cocktail reception on board of La Esmeralda, the Chilean Navy Training Vessel
    2 Aug 2019 Premier's Address with The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP Premier of New South Wales
    10 Jul 2019 The Ambassador Series 2019 - Board Room Lunch with the Australian Ambassador to Colombia and Venezuela
    20 Jun 2019 The Latin American Ambassador Series 2019 - Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Panama
    23 May 2019 ALABC Annual General Meeting 2019
    12 Apr 2019 Boardroom Luncheon with Paul Martyn, CEO of Trade and Investment Queensland
    2 Apr 2019 Latin America: The New frontier for Australian & Chinese Business Opportunities
    14 Mar 2019 2019 Sydney Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards Presentation
    26 Feb 2019 Boardroom Lunch with the Ambassador of Colombia in Australia and the Director of ProColombia
    6 Feb 2019 The Latin American Ambassador Series 2019 - Lunch with the new Brazilian Ambassador
    1 Nov 2018 Australia Latin America Business Council Melbourne Annual Dinner 2018
    10 Oct 2018 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Colombia 2018
    20 Sep 2018 Boardroom Luncheon with the Ambassador of Cuba 2018
    3 Sep 2018 ALABC Brisbane Annual Dinner 2018

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