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Mariana Mazzucato - The Mission-Led Australia Tour - Melbourne Forum & Dinner

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Join Australia’s business and industry elite at the Plaza Ballroom Melbourne to hear economist and best-selling author Mariana Mazzucato’s dinner keynote, Q&A and moderated panel session.

Professor Mazzucato, who has gained global prominence through books like The Entrepreneurial StateMission Economy and – most recently – The Big Con, will provide a keynote address on industrial development and innovation in a less secure, more geopolitically fraught, post-Covid global environment.

Don't miss out on hearing from Professor Mazzucato, as well as:

    The Hon Tim Pallas MP, Victorian Government Treasurer
    Dr Cathy Foley AO, Australia's Chief Scientist
    Martijn Wilder AM, National Reconstruction Fund chair
    The Hon John Brumby AO, Breakthrough Victoria chair, La Trobe University chancellor and former Victorian Premier
    Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist at Impact Economics.

Mariana Mazzucato's policy views on industrial development and innovation are sought by policymakers all over the world. 

Like much of the rest of the world, Australia is rethinking its approach to industrial policy in the wake of Covid-induced supply chain shocks, energy transition issues and the growing geostrategic competition. Professor Mazzucato’s Australian speaking tour arrives at a historically significant moment for the nation.

In fact, Australia’s industrial policy thinking has shifted in a way not seen in 40 years. Issues of sovereign capability, sovereign supply chains, friend-shoring, strategic alliances across critical technologies – these are all mainstream discussions today.

Professor Mazzucato will be available for a book signing following the dinner.


Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm AEDT

Location: The Plaza Ballroom, 191 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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