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Our Speakers

See who is speaking at our 2 day Summit in Perth, Western Australia celebrating Australia-ASEAN and Australia-APAC business relations.

Appointed Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant services to Australia-ASEAN and Australia-Thailand business relations in the Queen’s Honours list 2022.

Brenton will MC the WA-ASEAN Summit engaging government, SME’s and international dignitaries.

Western Australian & Australian government representatives

Hon Roger Cook MLA

Deputy Premier of Western Australia

The Government’s Asian Engagement agenda

Hon Mia Davies

Leader of the Opposition for Western Australia

Women in Leadership

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

Western Australia's Region's: What's on offer?

Dr David Honey MLA

Leader of the WA Liberal Party

Alternative Energy Opportunities

Dorinda Cox

Senator for WA

Women in Leadership

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas

18th Lord Mayor of Perth

Keynote Remarks Monday Networking Event

Additional Speakers

Derryn Belford​

Chief Executive Officer, StudyPerth

Policy Forum: Regional Education​

John Blackburn AO

Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (Retd) MDefStud, MStratStud

Supply Chains/National Resilience

Matt Carroll AM

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Olympic Committee

Sports Diplomacy

Steve Carroll

The Unleashed Zone

Regional Innovation Eco-Systems

Professor Amit Chakma​

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia​

Leanne Cunnold


CEO Forum: Space Industry

James Curtis​

Football West

Regional Sports Diplomacy

Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe


Regional Defence Industry

Terry Gropp​

Product Manager - Defence, Hofmann Engineering

Regional Defence Industry​

Paula Hart

ASEAN Towers

Arts & Culture Forum

Dean Head


Arts & Culture Forum

Michael Helleman

Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner

Professor Jennifer Howell

Pro-Vice Chancellor Global Engagement

Sarah Huang

Corporate Strategy Leader

International Product Market Fit

Prof. Peter Klinken AC

Chief Scientist of Western Australia

Michael Lints

Executive Producer, Partner at Golden Gate Ventures

Amber Matthews

Country Managing Partner, Australia, DLA Piper​

Ian Martinus

Change Management Contractor

Scott Millar

BOP Industries

Youth Forum

Mukund Narayanamurti

General Manager - ASEAN Austrade

Morgan Ommer

Filmmaker/ photographer at NOI Pictures

Arts & Culture Forum

Captain Walter P. Purio

Director of Pilbara Port Authority, Australia.
Executive Chairman
Managing Director of P and H Marine Australasia.

Supply Chains/National Resilience

Ivana Simkovic


Sports facilities and business

Craig Valli

Critical Infrastructure Attacks

Jude van der Merwe


Arts & Culture Forum

Terry van Haren

Inaugural President and Managing Director of Leo Labs Pty Ltd Australia

CEO Forum: Space Industry 

Bill Withers

Adapt By Design

SMEs powering our economies

VIP Attendees

Michelle Reynolds​

CEO at the City of Perth​

...and plenty more still to come (keep an eye on this page!)


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