Discover the future of Australian trade with Lisa McAuley

Join Coface for a morning of discussion on the future of international trade.


How can Australian businesses with an interest in global trade best prepare themselves for the future? It’s not a simple question to answer, particularly given how rapidly the industry is evolving thanks to the digitalisation of trade in Australia and beyond.

To learn more, join the team here at Coface on May 15, where we and some of Australia’s leading authorities on the subject of international trade will be discussing these challenges and the solutions. We have invited Lisa McAuley, Executive Director of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) for the keynote address on the digital vision for trade. Here’s a little taste of what to expect.

“If we do not act now, Australia will miss the opportunity to shape the global system in a way that benefits Australian consumers and businesses.” – Lisa McAuley

Lisa McAuley: Keynote speaker

Lisa has worked in international trade for more than 10 years, with much of that time spent as the CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA). As an advocate of international trade looking to promote and enhance the global competitiveness of SME exporters, Lisa lends her passion and respected voice in advisory and board roles, most recently as the Executive Director of Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA).

Along with KPMG and the Australian Digital Commerce Association, Lisa outlines the “Digital Vision for 2025.” The report calls for government and industry bodies to work together on a plan for a digitally-enabled trading future, emphasising the benefits that new ways of transferring data will bring to everybody involved in trade.

The future of global trade

The report suggests that by 2025, Australia’s international trade value chain can be both digital and secure, eliminating a reliance on paper and clearing the path for lower costs and simpler processes. This shift in thinking will mean that more organisations are able to export their product to established and emerging markets, but it’s important to act quickly. Other countries are already embracing the huge potential of digital platforms, and if Australian businesses aren’t prepared to act soon, they could be left behind.

During her keynote, Lisa will be discussing the benefits of these digital platforms, as well as the short, medium and long term steps that need to be taken in order to secure Australia’s economic future.

For more information, including details of who else will be speaking on May 15, click here and secure your spot today as places are limited.

We look forward to seeing you there!