Six Issues to Unlock Asia-Pacific's Global Leadership in Sustainable Development - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland

Join us in-person or online with the authors of a flagship report from the Griffith Asia Institute - the Griffith Asia-Pacific Strategic Outlook, which explores avenues for sustainable development throughout the region.

If you are attending in-person, please arrive at Holding Redlich at 5.30pm for registration and drinks. This event will be available online. After registering, on April 9 at 5:30pm, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email containing further details on how to join the webinar which will commence at 6:00pm AEST. The event is free for AIIA Queensland members and AIIA members from all states. Non-members pay $10 and student non-members $5.

If you arrive after 6:00pm, the lifts may not be accessible. Ring 0481 522 665 for assistance.

The Asia-Pacific region remains a cornerstone of global growth, with Asia projected to contribute to 60% of global GDP growth in 2024. The Asia-Pacific region has a unique opportunity of becoming the world's leader in sustainable development. However, the region faces urgent challenges that undermine its sustainable development potential. Foremost, these include climate change, democratic resilience, inclusive growth, shifting geopolitics, and tightening monetary conditions. Through extensive consultation and in partnership with leading regional institutions, we have identified six major themes that serve as the cornerstone for unlocking sustainable development potential in the Asia-Pacific region with Australia being a crucial partner anchored in the region and connected to the world.

For in-person attendees, please note that you may be photographed or filmed for public consumption.


Presentations by the Griffith Asia Institute
Dr. Andrea HaefnerAssociate Professor Robert HalesAdjunct Professor Iyanatul IslamProfessor Christoph NedopilShawn HunterAssociate Professor Tess Newton Cain
  • Dr. Andrea Haefner (Senior Lecturer at Griffith Asia Institute)

    Dr. Andrea Haefner

    Senior Lecturer at Griffith Asia Institute
  • Associate Professor Robert Hales (Discipline Lead for Sustainability and Management at Griffith Business School)

    Associate Professor Robert Hales

    Discipline Lead for Sustainability and Management at Griffith Business School
  • Adjunct Professor Iyanatul Islam (Griffith Asia Institute)

    Adjunct Professor Iyanatul Islam

    Griffith Asia Institute
  • Professor Christoph Nedopil (Director of Griffith Asia Institute)

    Professor Christoph Nedopil

    Director of Griffith Asia Institute
  • Shawn Hunter (Director of Inclusive Growth Programs at Griffith Asia Institute)

    Shawn Hunter

    Director of Inclusive Growth Programs at Griffith Asia Institute
  • Associate Professor Tess Newton Cain (Project Lead at Griffith Pacific Hub)

    Associate Professor Tess Newton Cain

    Project Lead at Griffith Pacific Hub
Online and In-person Questions from the Audience


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