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Dear Colleagues, 

You are cordially invited to attend the UNSW Innovation Summit, "Strengthening Australian Innovation and Asia Capability for Global Competitiveness," to be held on September 18, 2015 at the Westin Hotel in Sydney, Australia.  The event is hosted by the Australian Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative (AICI) of the UNSW Business School at the University of New South Wales.
As global economic competition shifts from efficiency to innovation and the world's economic centre shifts from the West to Asia, what do countries with small populations like Australia need to do to compete successfully in the new world order?
The Summit will bring together over 200 innovators from business, industry, academia, and government to address the above question and jointly develop an action agenda to reinvent Australia for global competitiveness.  Participants will have opportunities to engage in Q&A with expert speakers and network both during and after the formal program.
Speakers include:  John Berry, US Ambassador to Australia; Prof Joe Cheng, Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation, UNSW Business School; Prof Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist; Paul Field, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade; Prof Kathy Eisenhardt, Co-Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University; Nick Gurney, VP of Telecoms Asia-Pacific, IBM; Prof Jim Patrick, Chief Scientist at Cochlear; Dr Mirjana Rica, MD, Food Innovation Australia Ltd; Vanghn Richtor, CEO, ING DIRECT Australia; Robbert Rietbroek, CEO, Kimberly-Clark Australia; Sarah Vaughan, Director, Developer Experience & Evangelism, Microsoft Australia; and Prof Charles Snow, Penn State University, among others.
To attend, please visit www.business.unsw.edu.au/innovation2015 and register at a discount rate before August 18.   
You are also invited to attend the Asia-Pacific Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (SIE) Symposium that follows the Innovation Summit on September 19-20.  This event is hosted by the SIE research cluster at the UNSW Business School.  Please see below for further information.  Registered participants at the UNSW Innovation Summit can join the Symposium on a seat-available basis at no extra cost.  If interested, please email Joe Cheng at [log in to unmask] 
We hope to welcome many of you to the Innovation Summit and the SIE Symposium on September 18-20 in Sydney!


Professor Joe Cheng
Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation and Director
Australian Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative
UNSW Business School
(formerly Australian School of Business)
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +61 (2) 9385-8806


The Asia-Pacific Strategy, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship (SIE) Symposium
September 19-20, 2015
Sydney, Australia

The Strategy research cluster at UNSW Business School (Martin Bliemel, Joe Cheng, Lex Donaldson, Ricardo Flores, Shayne Gary, Allya Koesoema, Steven Lui, Elizabeth Maitland, Peter Murmann, Salih Ozdemir, Jane Qiu, & George Shinkle) is delighted to host an exciting two-day symposium to further research in strategy, innovation, & entrepreneurship bringing together high quality scholars in the Asia-Pacific. We adopt a broad definition of Asia-Pacific that includes the West Coast of The Americas.
Keynote Speakers:  Kathy Eisenhardt, Stanford W. Ascherman Professor at Stanford University and Charles Snow, AGSM-Unilever Visiting Professor at UNSW Business School.
Day 1 will focus on doctoral student development with presentations by advanced doctoral candidates followed by detailed Q&A and roundtable feedback provided by experienced faculty. Day 2 will focus on faculty presentations of current working papers and early stage work in progress.
Program Schedule
Doctoral Workshop: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday, September 19, 2015
Conference Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday, September 19, 2015
Main Program: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, September 20, 2015
Location: University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

We look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium in Sydney!
Joe Cheng, Shayne Gary, and Allya Koesoema (organizing committee).
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