Stakeholder Perspectives on an Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement: Services, Innovation and Our Shared Digital Future

When: Monday, June 21, 2021, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Online,

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Jean Monnet Network; Trade & Investment in Services Associates Policy Research Outreach Series 2021

Event co-hosted by

  • Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Australian Services Roundtable
  • TheCityUK
  • UK Professional and Business Services Council

Australia and the United Kingdom launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) on 17 June 2020. Both sides have committed to an ambitious and comprehensive agreement that covers services, investment and digital trade. With Prime ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison set to announce the in-principle agreement on 15 June 2021, the focus will turn to how to maximise the benefits of the agreement and the future of Australia-UK services trade. Industry participants from the Australian Services Roundtable, TheCityUK and the UK Professional and Business Services Council will participate in an interactive business discussion on the prospects for enhanced trade relations under the agreement.

Date: Monday 21 June, 2021

Time: 5.00 - 6.00pm (Adelaide) | 5.30 - 6.30pm (Sydney) | 08.30 - 09.30am (London)

(1.0 hour event)


  • Gabriel Gari, Reader in International Economic Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Keynote Speakers:

  • Chief Services Negotiator for Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (tbc)
  • UK Chief Services Negotiator, Department for International Trade (tbc)

Business Discussants:

  • James Angus Bond, President, Australian Services Roundtable (Citi)
  • John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee, TheCityUK
  • George Riddell, Director of Trade Strategy, UK Professional and Business Services Council (EY)
  • Jane Drake-Brockman, Industry Professor IIT-TIISA & Director, Australian Services Roundtable