2019 Charles Todd Oration

Presented by John Lord AM, Chairman of Huawei Technologies Australia

The Smart State: Making sure Australia benefits from the World’s best innovative technologies

China and the broader APAC region are emerging as key drivers of  technology. This is being driven by a growing and better educated middle-class in the region. Australia seems reluctant to be part of this region and continues to take its lead from the Western Hemisphere.

Huawei employs 80,000 people in R&D and is a key part of innovation in the Telecommunications sector worldwide. By banning the use of Chinese technology in key parts of 5G in Australia, this will diminish competition, slow the roll-out and lead to higher prices. 

How can Australia better leverage the emerging technologies from the region and remain a “Smart State”?

The venue for this year is in Doltone House, The Loft in Jones Bay Wharf - see the following link for details:



John Lord AM, Chairman of Huawei Australia


Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 12:00pm to 02:00pm AEST
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Individuals $130; Tables of 10 $1,300



Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009