Dine with Craig Emerson and ESA Victoria


From: Wednesday June 28, 2023, 7:30 pm

To: Wednesday June 28, 2023, 9:30 pm

Dine with Craig Emerson and ESA Victoria

After his Stan Kelly lecture, Craig will be dining with ESA VIC branch members at The Kelvin Club. Please join for a sumptuous three-course meal. 

Dinner cost:
Subsidised member rate: $75 per person
Non-member rate: $125 per person

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Bookings close by COB 21st June, we are unable to accept any dinner bookings after this date.

Please specify and dietary requirements when booking.

To register for dinner please see below, Click here to Book Online

About the Stan Kelly Lecture with Craig Emerson

All are welcome to attend this free public lecture

The 2023 Stan Kelly lecture will be given by Craig Emerson, the former federal minister for trade and competitiveness and now leading market economist.

Craig will be introduced by the President of the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, Alex Millmow

About the Lecture

Government support for global economic integration is at its lowest ebb since the formation of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1948. The GATT was created to prevent a third world war. Now, in the United States, there is bipartisan support for protectionism, and protectionist sentiment is rising in many countries. Dr Emerson will outline his plans to revive trade liberalisation.

About the Speaker

Craig Emerson is an eminent economist with 35 years’ experience in public policy, politics and public service. He is managing director of Craig Emerson Economics Pty Ltd providing professional services to government and business community. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Australian National University, Director of the APEC Centre at RMIT University, adjunct professor at Victoria University, Chair of the McKell Institute and a columnist with The Australian Financial Review.

Dr. Emerson was Australia’s Minister for Trade and Competitiveness from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that he was Minister for Small Business and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs. He was the architect of the 2012 White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century and appointed Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy. He is also a former Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research and Chair of the Productivity Committee of Cabinet.

Dr Emerson was an economic, trade and environmental advisor to Prime Minister Hawke in the 1980s. He has a PhD from the ANU, a master’s in economics and a Bachelor of Economics (hons) from the University of Sydney.

Registrations for the Stan Kelly Lecture

Lecture will take place prior to the dinner on Wednesday June 28 commencing 6:00pm and concluding 7:15pm.

Lecture is free to attend.

Please register for the lecture please click here. Seminar bookings will remain open till COB 26th June (if seats remain available).


Bookings are now closed


The Kelvin Club

Melbourne Place, off Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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