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Thursday, April 27, 2023 (17:00 - 19:00) GMT+10

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Baker & McKenzie

Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Mr Crispin Conroy AM (State Director - NSW Office of Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade)

Mr Crispin Conroy AM

State Director - NSW Office of Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Crispin Conroy is the State Director, NSW State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to taking up the role, Mr Conroy was the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Representative Director, and the ICC Permanent Observer to the United Nations, in Geneva. Mr Conroy led ICC’s engagement with the United Nations system in Geneva, and with the World Trade Organisation. He also led ICC’s global business and human rights strategy, and was a United Nations Gender Champion, and a Thinking Ahead for Social Change (TASC) Advisory Board member.

Prior to his appointment with ICC, Mr. Conroy worked with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and had a number of diplomatic postings: including Ambassador to Chile, concurrently accredited to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; Deputy High Commissioner, Papua New Guinea; and, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal. Mr Conroy has also worked with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AUSTRADE), as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner (STIC), Italy, based in Milan, Consul-General and STIC, Colombia, based in Bogota, and STIC for Latin America, based in Chile.

Paul Hollingsworth (Chief European Economist at BNP Paribas)

Paul Hollingsworth

Chief European Economist at BNP Paribas

Paul Hollingsworth is Chief European Economist for BNP Paribas Markets 360, based in London.

Paul drives the European Economics team’s views on the macroeconomy and policy, as well as providing a crucial input to the global view.

As well as overseeing the team’s research, Paul has a keen focus on inflation and central banks, engaging with a wide range of clients on a regular basis through conference calls and formal presentations. Paul also engages with the media on a regular basis.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas in May 2018, Paul was Senior UK Economist at Capital Economics. He has also worked in the Macroeconomic Analysis division at HM Treasury.

Paul holds a Masters in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield.