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Seminar: G20 Priorities under Australia's Presidency in 2014

Event | 28 October 2013 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan


ADBI's Seminar Series brings eminent persons to ADBI to encourage debate among policymakers, researchers, academics, think tanks, and other audiences interested in economic development challenges in the Asia and Pacific region.


Hae-Kyong Holdaway is the general manager of the G20 Policy Division at the Australian Treasury, which will support the Australian Government manage and lead the policy agenda and engagement in relation to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings during Australia's G20 Presidency in 2014.

Hae-Kyong Holdaway has extensive experience in representing Australia in various international fora. She was posted to the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, as Minister-Counselor (Economic), 2009–2012. During this time, she was seconded to the Korean Government to assist with preparations for the G20 meetings during 2010. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (UWA), a Graduate Diploma in Economics (ANU) and a Master of Taxation (UNSW).


Australia will assume the presidency of the G20 for one year starting on 1 December 2013. Hae-Kyong Holdaway will speak on G20 priorities under Australia's presidency, focusing on the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings. Chairing the G20 in 2014 will give Australia an opportunity to influence decision-making related to the global economy and to strengthen engagement with the world's major economies.


Policymakers, academics, outside researchers and the general public; approximately 30 participants.