Craig Emerson is an accomplished public speaker who regularly delivers keynote speeches at conferences and conference dinners. Topics include:

  • Economic policy
  • Social policy
  • Australia's political environment
  • International affairs

Recent events at which Dr Emerson has spoken include:

  • Australia-China Economic Dialogue, Beijing & Shanghai, June 2017
  • VCTA: Comview - November 2016
  • Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Washington - July 2016
  • CFO Forum - May 2016
  • Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue - May 2016
  • The National Reform Summit - 26 August 2015
  • Financial Services Council 2015 Conference - August 2015
  • Agriworld 2015 - July 2015
  • ANU: Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Committee for Sustainable Incomes - June 2015
  • CEO and Chairs Symposium, Association Forum, February 2014
  • Australia China Food Summit, May 2014
  • Jinjialing Fortune Forum, China, June 2014
  • Agriculture in the Asian Century, Nationals Export and Innovation Conference, October 2014
  • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, October 2014

Dr Emerson is a regular guest on Sky News.


His speaking style, infused with humour and colourful anecdotes, draws on his international experiences as Australia's Trade Minister, and his political experiences as an adviser to the Hawke Government and then later as a Cabinet Minister in the Gillard Government.

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