The Commonwealth Business Forum 2011 will be organised by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) in collaboration with the Australian and Western Australian Governments and the private sector. The event will be held in Perth from the 25th to 27th October 2011 just prior to CHOGM as one of the associated events.
The Forum will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to:
- contribute and present key policy recommendations to CHOGM;
- learn about new business and investment opportunities;
- conduct business with other international partners;
- network with key government and business leaders; and
- influence the debate on important trade and investment issues.
Visit the Commonwealth Business Council website for more information.
The Commonwealth People’s Forum will occur in the week preceding CHOGM and is organised by the Commonwealth Foundation and hosted by the Western Australian Council of Social Service with the support of the Australian Government and the Western Australian Government.
The People’s Forum will aim to raise the profile of civil society organisations and to strengthen links between them and the private and public sectors, as well as youth. It will also seek to create opportunities for dialogue between civil society and government ministers on priority issues in the Commonwealth.
Inputs from the People’s Forum will be presented for discussion at the Round Table with Foreign Ministers.
Visit the Commonwealth Foundation website for more information.
A Commonwealth Youth Forum will be organised by the Australian Government in association with the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council and the Commonwealth Youth Programme.
The Youth Forum will aim to develop young people’s understanding of the Commonwealth and its values; create a platform for young people to contribute to Commonwealth and CHOGM agendas; and promote networking and interchange between young people and their organisations.
The final communiqué from the Youth Forum will be circulated at CHOGM 2011 and be presented to the Commonwealth Secretariat, giving the young people of the Commonwealth a chance to have their opinions heard by the Heads of Government.
Visit the Commonwealth Youth Forum website for more information.