Text by Xu Xun
In modern times, the economic development of any country is heavily reliant on its supply of resources. As for the Asia-Pacific region, Australia abounds in resources, while Asian countries with accelerated economic growth have increased demand for resources. Aside from bilateral trade, what avenues of cooperation can both sides pursue?
On May 19, 2011, the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) announced in Beijing that the BFA Energy, Resources & Sustainable Development Conference would be held on July 11 and 12 this year, in Perth, Australia. Approximately 300 government officials, industry leaders, scholars and experts will gather to calculate global supply and demand of resources and energy, explore innovative solutions to energy constraints and climate change challenges, and share visions and insights on growth and sustainability.
Along with its annual meetings, the BFA also organizes some specialized conferences in Asia and elsewhere in the world, which focus on regional and industrial issues aimed more at entrepreneurs, and are usually held in countries and cities closely associated to their respective themes.
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