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Event | COVID-19 Australian Government Webinar

02-21-20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join AustCham China for a briefing on the current COVID-19 situation from Australian Ambassador to the PRC, H.E. Mr Graham Fletcher. Also joining will be the Chief Economist of Austrade and General Manager of Austrade Greater China, Heather Cotching and Daniel Boyer (respectively).

Mr Fletcher will be providing an update from the Embassy regarding the current situation of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. As well as a broader discussion on what measures the Embassy is taking to ensure the safety of Australians in China.

​Ms Cotching will be examining the current economic impact and future projections of the COVID-19 virus in both Australia and China. Finally, Mr Boyer will discuss Austrade’s current operations in China and their priorities over the coming weeks and in the long term.

Event Details:

Date: Firday 21th Feb,2020

Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM (Beijing Time)

Venue: Webinar (Online)

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HE Mr Graham Fletcher (Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China)

HE Mr Graham Fletcher

Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

His Excellency, Mr Graham Fletcher is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division. He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Washington; Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Beijing; Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Beijing; and Third Secretary, Australian Embassy, Beijing. He speaks Mandarin.

Ms Heather Cotching (Chief Economist at Austrade)

Ms Heather Cotching

Chief Economist at Austrade

Ms Heather Cotching is the Chief Economist at Austrade. She has worked across five different government agencies in economics role including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Treasury, Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Department of Industry, Innovation And Science.

At Austrade Heather is responsible for providing economic information to Austrade clients and senior executives, with a focus on trade and investment. She is also responsible for leading Austrade’s evaluation strategy, and the management of Tourism Research statistics, which underpin the production of Australia’s national tourism statistics.

Mr Daniel Boyer (General Manager Greater China, Minister (Commercial) at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade))

Mr Daniel Boyer

General Manager Greater China, Minister (Commercial) at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Daniel is General Manager, Greater China, based in Beijing. Daniel leads a team of 111 staff across 9 offices delivering high quality trade and investment services to companies in Australia and Greater China.

Daniel joined Austrade in 2014, most recently leading the Government and Partnerships division. In his time at Austrade, Daniel has held a number of senior roles, including leading the reorganisation and restructure of the agency as the General Manager of the Positioning for our Future project.

Prior to moving to Austrade, Daniel worked in a number of Australian Government Agencies, most recently in Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Daniel’s positions in DIBP included Regional Director East Asia, responsible for visa operations across North Asia and the Mekong economies, also based in Beijing.


10:00 am - 11:00 am
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