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Recent developments in Russia and what it means for Europe and Australia – SOLD OUT
10/09/2015 @ 17:30 - 18:30Free
The Finland Australia Chamber of Commerce
invites you to a boardroom discussion
A discussion of recent developments in Russia and the
implications for its trading Partners.
Visiting Fellow, Centre for European Studies
Australian National University
The importance of Russia to Finland needs no explanation, but its importance to Australia is too often misunderstood.
With very few exceptions (bauxite, uranium and rare earths) Russia sits on between 7 and 25 percent of the planet’s reserves of every type of mineral and hydrocarbon. It has more nuclear weapons than any other country. And it is now in what amounts to a de facto alliance with China.
Russia’s relations with Europe are tense – Putin has said he wants to see an end to NATO and his advisors have predicted that the EU will collapse, an outcome Putin would also welcome. But history suggests that its leaders should be careful what they wish for. The EU is by far Russia’s biggest trading partner, so the relationship is symbiotic.
Our guest speaker, Kyle Wilson, Visiting Fellow, ANU’s Centre for European Studies, will walk us through the developments of the past few years, tell us what is happening now in Russia, what it means for Europe and its trading partners. His presentation will be followed by a discussion on the effect recent developments will have on regional security, business and trade.
This boardroom briefing will be of interest to people who are currently doing business, or seeking to do business, in Russia. Numbers are limited to just 14, with preference being given to FACC members.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Register from 5:00 pm
Level 17, 9 Castlereagh Street
FOC for FACC members and their guests
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