Cockburn Global

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8am -2.30pm
Wednesday, 11 October 2023

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About the event

Cockburn Global is an annual one-day conference on Wednesday, 11 October 2023, that aims to bring established businesses together to explore bilateral trade and investment opportunities focusing on Viet Nam, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Meet government and industry representatives and hear first-hand from the Indonesian and Vietnamese Consulate General, Second Secretary (Political) at the Singapore High Commission and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA. Gain access to other valuable contacts including representatives from the ASEAN Business Alliance, the Australian Indonesian Business Council, Indonesian Investment Promotion Centre, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce WA, and the Embassy of Viet Nam, that can help facilitate your entry and expansion in Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Our forum offers valuable support and guidance for business owners who wish to begin or continue their journey into the global market.

What will I gain from attending the conference?

Gain access to valuable contacts that can help facilitate your entry and expansion into the Southeast Asian region.

Discover potential bi-lateral trade and investment prospects in key sectors, including: 

  • Blue Economy
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • Science and Technology
  • Trade and Investment
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation
  • Financial Services.
This will allow you to start developing a clear strategy on how to enter, grow and thrive in Southeast Asia.

Register to attend Cockburn Global


Time Activity
8am  Doors open
8-8.20am Networking | Registration
8.20-9.15am Welcome & Formalities 
9.15-10am Breakout session
Indonesia: Green and Sustainable 
Viet Nam: Trade & Invest
Singapore: Financial Hub
10-10.25am Morning tea | Networking
10.30-11.15am Breakout session 
Indonesia: Digital Transformation
Viet Nam: Science & Technology
Singapore: Digitalisation & Innovation Hub 
11.15am-12pm Breakout session 
Indonesia: Blue Economy
Viet Nam: Renewable Energy 
Singapore: Sustainability Hub
12-12.45pm Lunch | Networking
12.45-1pm Keynote: WA Investment and Attraction
1-1.15pm Keynote: Sustainability & Renewable Energy
1.15-1.45pm Panel Discussion
1.45-2.15 Networking | Cultural Performance
2.15-2.30pm Closing

Feedback from last year's conference attendees

Andrew Outhwaite - Managing Director, For Blue

"Without Cockburn's leadership there is no way we could have gained the exposure, planned travel, met the key people nor had the confidence to progress the initiatives that we have. It has been foundational and just slightly ahead of the State Government's approach. The connections have proven 'real', matching technical expertise in the Cockburn region with markets and opportunities in Indonesia. While relationships are key and will take a long time to develop, this has been an incredible kick-start".

Steve Hall - General Manager, The Electrical & Communications Association WA Inc

"Entering the international trade market can be daunting, but the City of Cockburn’s Digital Exchange Forum demystified doing business in SE Asia. The opportunity to meet not only business leaders, but also key government officials, such as the Consul General, really made the forum worthwhile. Their insights and positive reinforcement of the opportunities and commitment to working together was particularly a stand out. Also, meeting with like minded businesses, and hearing their journeys, provided valuable intelligence on how we could better approach entering the market. This included understanding IP protection and cultural awareness in doing business".
$25/ person.

Book your ticket by 8 October 2023
About Cockburn
The City of Cockburn is a place where you can have it all. It’s either here already, right on our doorstep, or we’re working hard to make it happen.
Cockburn is made up of vibrant communities - old and new. We’re a place of diverse people, lifestyles and experiences—with everything from pristine beaches and wetlands to theme parks and world-class recreation facilities. 
The City of Cockburn, located in the south-west coastal corridor of metropolitan Perth, has long been a vibrant commercial and industrial hub for Western Australia.
We provide around thirty per cent of the employment for the south-west area of Perth and generate almost six billion dollars in domestic and international exports.

Local government has traditionally been a regulator, facility operator and service provider. 

However, the City of Cockburn is taking steps to proactively help our local economy to grow and thrive.

We see our role as supporting and partnering with business and industry to solve the problems they face such as worker shortages, capacity and capability building, skills development and skills pathways.
Major commercial and industrial areas

Cockburn Central, the capital of the south metropolitan area, one of the best connected commercial areas in Perth, home to Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, the Fremantle Dockers AFL team and new developments in the health sector

The $5.6 billion, 874 hectare Australian Marine Complex, best known for its shipbuilding industry  

Latitude 32, one of the largest industrial zones in Australia, home to Cockburn Cement and other construction sector leaders 

Bibra Lake Industrial Precinct, a $1.6 billion hub of construction, engineering, manufacturing transport and warehousing businesses 

Jandakot City, home to one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia with a $2.7 billion industrial hub manufacturing everything from aircraft to petroleum products to glass.  

Key facts

122,000 residents – more than 165,000 by 2041 

24 suburbs

9200 business – 96% sole traders or small businesses 

61,000 residents employed in Cockburn

$1.8 billion in assets  

1000 employees  

$160 million revenue  

One of the fastest growing peri-urban (outer CBD) areas 

View the Blue Economy in Cockburn video


Event location

AMC Jakovich Function Centre

4 McGrath Road,
Henderson, WA 6166

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More information and contact

Contact Title Business in Cockburn

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3444

Related Pages



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.