Australia and Energy Advanced Manufacturing

Australia and Energy Advanced Manufacturing
With uninterrupted economic growth for two decades, Australia has been the envy of economies around the world. But have we missed an opportunity to build on Australian innovation, technical know-how and our resource advantage? Join AmCham to hear from Karen Dobson-President and Managing Director at Dow Australia and New Zealand as she provides her take on energy and gas manufacturing in a competitive marketplace and how to make your business stand out in a  crowd.
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA WHERE?
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR AUSTRALIA-ENERGY ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS


Karen Dobson-President and Managing Director Dow Australia and New Zealand


About the Event

With uninterrupted economic growth for two decades, Australia has been the envy of economies around the world. But have we missed an opportunity to build on Australian innovation, technical know-how and our resource advantage?

Join AmCham in a discussion on how industry and governments can leverage Australia’s advantages for industrial growth featuring Karen Dobson, President and Managing Director Dow Australia and New Zealand.


Drawing on experiences of recent years, Karen will explore the opportunity to build on the existing domestic manufacturing sector and the opportunity to expand this for the future. Touching familiar topics, such as: government regulation, workforce skills, research and development links, energy policy and global value chains Karen will cover both the missed and potential opportunities for business and government to develop industry and an advanced manufacturing sector.

Demand for Australian resources is likely to continue with increasing demand for commodity and rare minerals, but is that the limit of Australia’s value proposition or can more strategic policy and investment build on Australia’s manufacturing foundations.
Creating the value add industries in mineral applications, resources and petrochemicals shouldn’t be overlooked.


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Event Details

Date Tuesday 29 October
Time 12:00pm-2:00pm
Venue Crown Hotels Perth
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100

 
Pricing

  Regular Rate Table of Eight
Members and their guests $179.00 $1432.00
Non-member
$239.00 $1912.00



About the Speakers

Karen Dobson is President and Managing Director of Dow Australia and New Zealand. In this role, she is responsible for Dow’s business and operations, and advancing the company’s strategy and reputation across Australia and New Zealand. Karen is based in Dow’s ANZ headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Karen joined Dow in 1987 as an engineer at the Altona, Australia manufacturing facility. In 1992, she relocated to Hong Kong as Asia Pacific Technical Leader for Dow Water & Process Solutions, working with Dow’s world-leading technologies for industrial and municipal water purification. She was named Asia Pacific Marketing Manager for W&PS in 1995 and Asia Pacific Commercial Director in 1998, relocating to Sydney. In 2002, she relocated to Minneapolis, USA as Global Marketing Director for Dow’s membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment. In 2007 Karen returned to Shanghai as Corporate Marketing Director for Asia Pacific and added the role of Business Development Director in 2010.

Karen returned to Melbourne in 2014 as Global Business Director for Mining in Dow Oil, Gas & Mining and in 2017 became Global Commercial Director for Dow’s corporate sports sponsorship assets. She was appointed to her current role in January 2019.Karen holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

 
 
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When
29/10/2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where
Crown Hotels Perth Great Eastern Highway Burswood, WA 6100 AUSTRALIA

Program


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

 
With uninterrupted economic growth for two decades, Australia has been the envy of economies around the world. But have we missed an opportunity to build on Australian innovation, technical know-how and our resource advantage? Join AmCham to hear from Karen Dobson-President and Managing Director at Dow Australia and New Zealand as she provides her take on energy and gas manufacturing in a competitive marketplace and how to make your business stand out in a  crowd.
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
29/10/2019 12:00 PM

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