Past Events

Victoria

Melbourne: ACBC Victoria Annual General Meeting 2017 - Members Only

19 Oct 2017

The Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

The Australia China Business Council Victoria's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 19 October at 4.00pm - 6.00pm at the Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne.    We...
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Melbourne: Setting Up and Expanding Your Business in China

16 Oct 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to our roundtable with Mr Arie Schreier, General Manager of the PTL Group (China). Arie's presentation will focus on the practicalities of setting up and expanding a business in China, followed by chances for discussion and Q&A. The experience of starting independent operations in the Chinese market has proven to be very challengin...
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Melbourne: ACBC 2017 Tourism Report Launch with Minister for Tourism, The Hon John Eren MP plus panel

11 Oct 2017

Collins Square Business Centre, Level 6, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Docklands 3008

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the launch of the second Tourism Report produced in collaboration with L.E.K Consulting. The report looks at how the China tourism ...
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Melbourne: Food and Beverage Market Update

11 Oct 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

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Melbourne: Innovation and Acceleration - Taking Your Business to the Next Level in the China Market

05 Oct 2017

KPMG, Level 36, Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands 3008

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our luncheon seminar at KPMG. Our keynote speaker and expert panellists will provide insight into the role of innovation in taking your business to the next level in the China market. ...
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Melbourne: Members-Only Roundtable with Australia's Consul General to Shanghai

03 Oct 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite our members to a roundtable with Mr Graeme Meehan, Australian Consul General, Shanghai. He is visiting Melbourne in early October and welcomes the opportunity to meet and discuss with ACBC and our members.  ...
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Melbourne: Future of Food - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) Agribusiness Leaders Lunch

27 Sep 2017

Melbourne Showgrounds, Port Phillip Room, Royal Block, Building 5, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

ACBC Victoria, in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), warmly invites you to attend the RASV Agribusiness Leaders Lunch - 'Future of Food' held at this year's Royal Melbourne Show. ...
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Melbourne: Philanthropy in Australian and Chinese Business Cultures

21 Sep 2017

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

The Australia China Business Council Victoria, in partnership with BMY Group, warmly invites you to our luncheon seminar focusing on the impact of the new citizenship and visa regulations, and to what extent this is relevant to the philanthropic giving attitudes and practices of...
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Melbourne: Utilising Export Loans for Business Growth

14 Sep 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the next event in our SME Briefing Series focused on utilising export loans to allow you to compete, grow your business internationally and achieve export success.  Our guest speaker is Mr Philip Smith, State Director for SME - Victoria & Tasmania, Efic.   ...
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Melbourne: Foreign Investment Review Board Update

12 Sep 2017

MinterEllison, Level 23, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our Foreign Investment Review Board Update, held in partnership with MinterEllison. ...
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City of Whitehorse: China Ready Checklist - SME Briefing Series

24 Aug 2017

Matsudo Room, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128

Before leaping into the Chinese market, companies should be ready to face an array of planning and operational business challenges. ACBC Victoria is running a series of briefings in 2017 to assist s...
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Melbourne: Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Briefing

17 Aug 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our briefing on the recently announced Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement, with Mr Andrew Jacenko, Assistant Director, Services and Trade Negotiations Section, Office of Trade Negotiations, Australia-Hong Kong FTA and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA); and ...
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Melbourne: Changes to US/China Trade Policy - Opportunities for Australian Businesses

16 Aug 2017

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 25, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

At this joint initiative of the Australia China Business Council Victoria and AmCham, our panel of experts drawn from business and academia will share their views on opportunities for Australian business in China as a ...
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Melbourne: Property Forum 2017 - Building a Resilient Property Business

02 Aug 2017

Pitcher Partners, Level 19, 15 William Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our Property Forum for 2017 held in partnership with Pitcher Partners.  The ability to build a successful and resilient property business will depend on t...
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Melbourne: Report Launch and Networking Drinks - Beyond Buying the Farm: Chinese Investment in Australian Agribusiness

27 Jul 2017

BDO Australia, Level 18, Tower Four, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria warmly invites you to attend the launch of our report - 'Beyond Buying the Farm - Chinese Investment in the Australian Agribusiness Sector', held in partnership with BDO Australia.  ...
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Melbourne: Etiquette, Negotiation and Cultural Sensitivity

19 Jul 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the next event in our SME Briefing Series exploring the skills, protocols and language issues you need to be aware of when negotiating with the Chinese, as well as how to avoid potential pitfalls.  Our guest speakers are Ms Kate Ritchie, CEO and Mr Charles Qin, Managing Director and Chief Interpreter,...
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Melbourne: Education Forum 2017 with The Right Hon the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC and Ms Amanda Pickrell, DEDJTR plus panel

13 Jul 2017

Westpac, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our Education Forum for 2017 with keynote speakers The Right Hon the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC, and Ms Amanda Pickrell, Director, International Edu...
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Melbourne: Paspaley Pearl Discovery and Launch of the ACBC Executive Women's Forum

28 Jun 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria warmly invites you to our networking evening at Paspaley. Enjoy an interactive insight into the fascinating world of Australian South Sea pearls with Mr Peter Kelly, Paspaley. Paspaley’s quest is to discover the most beautiful pearls in the world in the Kimberley, one of the most pristine and remote locations on the planet. ...
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Melbourne: Tianjin Government Leaders Delegation

23 Jun 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to attend an afternoon meeting with the 19th Group of Tianjin Government Leaders at International Chamber House....
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Melbourne: Changes to the 457 Visa Program and Implications for Victorian Businesses

22 Jun 2017

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our 457 Visa seminar with guest speakers Mr Ivan Chait, Consultant, Santa Fe Immigration Services, and Ms Rachel Drew, National Immigration Partner, Holding Redlich. The event will focus on changes to the 457 Visa program and their implications for Victorian businesses, as well as the practical requirements for spo...
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Melbourne: China and the App Explosion - Using and Building Apps for the China Market

21 Jun 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the next event in our SME Briefing Series exploring the China app explosion and what it means for Australian businesses.  Our guest speaker is Mr James Nguyen, Co-Founder of M5859 Apps.  James will provide insight into the rapid rise of message apps in China and what they mean for busines...
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Melbourne: Essential Chinese Phrases for Doing Business with China

14 Jun 2017

International House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 300

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the next event in our SME Briefing Series designed to assist those who have never learned, or have just begun learning, to develop communication skills in Chinese. Participants who complete this session will be able to: ...
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Melbourne: Learning from the Locals - The Latest Advances in Consumer Thinking and Behaviour in China

13 Jun 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our roundtable discussing the latest advances in consumer thinking and behavior that dictate choice and future choices, and why local Chinese companies are gaining market share.  ...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - WeChat Masterclass - Believe the Hype!

07 Jun 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

WeChat is one the world’s largest mobile platforms, with over 1 billion accounts, and 899 million monthly active users using the app every day to communicate with friends and family, interact with brands and influencers, read news, purchase and sell goods and services, play games, and much more.  WeChat has become a powerful ecosystem in itself and is r...
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Melbourne: China Economic and Financial Market Update - Painting a Picture of the Middle Kingdom

01 Jun 2017

NAB, Level 24 Conference Room, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

As the world’s second largest economy, China's economic growth and government policies have a significant impact on the global economy. Given scale and the potential impact of these developments, it is important that business understands the drivers of any changes. ...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - Understanding China's Regulations, Compliance and Importation Procedures

19 May 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our event with REACH24 Consulting Group China. Based in Hangzhou, the company provides regulatory compliance information and advisory to food, chemical and cosmetics businesses seeking to export to China.  Our guest speakers include Mr Raymond Ng, Food Regulatory Consultant and Mr Roger Ying, Business Development Mana...
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Melbourne: How to Influence Chinese Consumers Effectively

17 May 2017

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our luncheon seminar focused on consumer values, understanding the difference between Chinese and Western consumers, and how to influence them. Our guest speakers are Dr Mona Chung, Principal Consultant, Cross Culture International and Mr Robert Masters, Director, Robert Masters & Associates. Topics covered will i...
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Melbourne: Establishing the Right Entity and Maintaining the Right Legal Compliance in China

09 May 2017

International House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 300

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the next event in our SME Briefing Series focused on how to set up a business entity in China and maintaining the right legal compliance.  ...
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Melbourne: China Anti-Bribery and Corruption - DFAT Update and Case Studies

08 May 2017

MinterEllison, Level 23, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Sreet, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria invites you to join us for a session on managing the risks of foreign bribery and corruption overseas. Amanda Davis from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will...
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Melbourne: Victoria's International Health Strategy and China

28 Mar 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a roundtable with Ms Melissa Arduca, Assistant Director, Innovation, Industry and International Health, and Mr Jason Sun, Manager of Strategic International Partnerships, Department of Health and Hu...
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Melbourne: Roundtable - Hong Kong - A 'Super Connector' Linking China and the World

23 Mar 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you our round table with Mr Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong. Charles will provide an update on the latest business trends in Hong Kong and how companies can use Hong Kong to expand their business into China and Asia, particularly in the Financial and Technology sectors....
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Geelong - ChAFTA Training Program

17 Mar 2017

The Pier Geelong, Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Foreshore Rd, Geelong, VIC 3220

Learn how to utilise ChAFTA to achieve deeper access to the China market for your business.          ...
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Melbourne: SME Briefing Series - China Ready Checklist

15 Mar 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Before leaping into the Chinese market, companies should be ready to face an array of planning and operational business challenges. ACBC Victoria is running a series of briefings in 2017 to assist small to medium enterprises understand the complexities of doing business with China. ...
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Melbourne: Sold Out - International Women's Day Forum and High Tea - Journeys to Success

08 Mar 2017

Park Hyatt Ballroom, 1 Parliament Place, East Melbourne 3002

Individual Tickets and Corporate Tables have been SOLD OUT. Please contact our office at acbcvic@acbc.com.au or call 9027 5606 if you wish to be waitlisted....
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Melbourne: Roundtable - ACBC Rio Tinto Millennials China Initiative

02 Mar 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria will be holding a student engagement roundtable as part of its 'ACBC Rio Tinto Millennials China Initiative' on 2 March.  This event is by invitation only and will welcome a number of stude...
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Melbourne: Sold Out - Beyond Buying the Farm - Chinese Investment in the Australian Agribusiness Sector

28 Feb 2017

CPA Australia, 28 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006

This event is fully subscribed. Should you wish to be placed on our waitlist, please contact our office on 03 9027 5606 or at acbcvic@acbc.com.au.  ...
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Melbourne: Chinese New Year Cocktail Function

08 Feb 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our 2017 Chinese New Year Cocktail Function. Join us at International Chamber House to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. ...
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Melbourne: Hiring in China and How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls

07 Feb 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a roundtable focusing on hiring in China and how to avoid potential pitfalls.    Our first speaker is Mr Delain Gunewardena, Account Manager with FESCO Adecco Human Resource Services in China. Delain has nearly 10 years of recruitment and HR experience in both Australia and China. He wil...
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Melbourne: Information Sessions - China International Health Products Expo 2017

01 Feb 2017 to 09 Feb 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Join us for an information session about an exciting health products expo to be held in China in March this year.  Supported by the Australia China Business Council, the China International Health Products Expo (16 - 18 March in Qingda...
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Cancellation - Melbourne: China Brand Asset Protection - Safeguard Your Brand's Equity and Assets in the China Market

06 Jan 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a round table focusing on safeguarding your brand's equity and assets in the China market.    Our speaker Mr Andrew Kuiler, founder of Shanghai based brand strategy and insights agency The Silk Initiative, is a China consumer goods expert with experience developing market entry, brand, pr...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - How to Build an Authentic and Targeted Strategic Network

06 Dec 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to an interactive conversation event focused on the art of authentic networking.   Jon will provide insight into how to build key and strategic relationships with people who can help you achieve your professional goals.   Join us to learn the art of networking with a defined intention...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - Latest Chinese Consumer Trends and Effective Brand Building

01 Dec 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a round table focusing on Chinese consumer trends and effective brand building.    Our speaker Mr Andrew Kuiler, founder of Shanghai based brand strategy and insights agency The Silk Initiative, is a China consumer goods expert with experience developing market entry, brand, product and packa...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - End of Year Drinks Function

30 Nov 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria warmly invites you to join our President, Executive team and Committee to celebrate the end of another busy and successful year. Join us for a special evening with tasti...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - Alibaba Cloud - More than Just Cloud

29 Nov 2016

The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southgate 3006

  E-commerce and technology is changing the way Australian companies do business with China.   The Australia China Business Council and A...
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Melbourne: SOLD OUT - The Australia China Commemorative Dinner - A Celebration of Free Trade and Friendship

24 Nov 2016

Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Place, Melbourne 3000

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Bendigo: ChAFTA Training Program

18 Nov 2016

The Capital, 50 View Street, Bendigo, VIC

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has now entered into force, providing Australian businesses with unprecedented access to the China market. Made possible by a generous grant from The Australian Government, the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), are going to all corners of Australia to provide regional Australian businesses with the technical, step-by-step curriculum-led training to he...
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Melbourne: Report Launch - Enter the Dragon: How the China Tourism Boom is Transforming Australia

16 Nov 2016

Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower Two, Business Centre, Level 6, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3008

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the Melbourne launch of 'Enter the Dragon: How the China Tourism Boom is Transforming Australia', a report from L.E.K Consulting.  Chinese tourism represents a large and growing opportunity for Australia.   Understanding how the experience of Chinese tourists translates into broader econom...
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Melbourne: The State of the Nation - China - China's Digital Economy

09 Nov 2016

Ashurst, Level 26, 181 William Street, Melbourne 3000

The Australia China Business Council, Asialink Business and Ashurst are delighted to invite you to attend The State of the Nation: China - China's Dig...
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Melbourne: Challenges and Opportunities in China's Fast Changing Agricultural Markets

08 Nov 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a roundtable with China Policy, focusing on opportunities in agribusiness and trends in China's agricultural policy. Our speaker, Mr Erlend Ek, Agricultural and Marine Manager at China Policy will provide insight into the long term trend in China's opening up of agricultur...
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Melbourne: Outbound Investment - Market Entry Strategies, The Regulatory Framework and Areas of Opportunity

24 Oct 2016

ShineWing Australia, Level 10, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our outbound investment event, focusing on understanding the regulatory framework, market entry strategies and areas of opportunity.  Gain insight into the Chinese approval process, government procedures and regulations involved in starting up operations in China....
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Melbourne: ACBC Victoria Annual General Meeting

20 Oct 2016

The Investment Centre Melbourne, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

The Australia China Business Council Victoria's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 20 October at 4.00pm - 6.00pm at the Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne.  &nb...
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Melbourne: FIRB - Update on the New Foreign Investment Regime FULLY BOOKED

13 Oct 2016

King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our update on the new foreign investment regime, providing insights on the latest FIRB developments and practical guidance for local companies and potential Chinese investors.  ...
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Melbourne: How to Get Paid - China Payment Systems

11 Oct 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our round table on China Payment Systems with Mr Robbie Burns, General Manager of DD.Bill.  ...
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Melbourne: Fully Subscribed - Property Investment and Development - Managing Risks

06 Oct 2016

Pitcher Partners, Level 19, 15 William Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our Property Investment & Development Event focusing on residential and commercial issues involved in operating in the property sector, as well as the technical and practical aspects...
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Melbourne: Members Only - Roundtable Discussion with Shanghai Hongkou District People's Government Delegation

23 Sep 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a round table discussion with a delegation from the Shanghai Hongkou District People's Government. The delegation members include: ...
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Melbourne: Victoria's On the Ball - Sports Diplomacy in Action

20 Sep 2016

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Join our keynote speaker The Hon John Brumby, National President of ACBC as well as the leaders of three major sporting organisations at ACBC Victoria's Sports Diplomacy Forum to hear about their experiences and plans for greater sporting engagement with China and positive outcomes this will ...
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Warragul - ChAFTA Training Program

13 Sep 2016

West Gippsland Arts Centre, 2 Albert St Warragul, 3820

The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program Gippsland....
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Melbourne: Report Launch - The Long Boom: What China's Rebalancing Means for Australia's Future

07 Sep 2016

Space @ Collins, Level 1, 278 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

The Australia China Business Council, in partnership with ShineWing Australia, Monash University, and the Australian Centre for Financial Studies are pleased to invite you to the launch of this industry-leading trade report, “The Long Boom: What China’s Rebalancing Means For Australia’s Future.”   ...
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Melbourne: Taking the Tiger by the Tail - How to Reach Chinese Consumers in Today's Multi-Channel Marketplace

25 Aug 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our E-Commerce Forum with Ms Shufen Tan, Strategic Public Relations Group Shanghai and Ms Joanne Painter, icon.pr along with a panel of experts from Australia Post and Gome Australia.    ...
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Melbourne: Initial Public Offerings - Understanding the Market, Recent Activity and Opportunities in the IPO Space

24 Aug 2016

HLB Mann Judd, Level 9, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our seminar on Initial Public Offerings focusing on understanding the market, recent activity and opportunities in the IPO space. This event is a joint collaboration with HLB Mann Judd, a leading mid-tier chartered accounting group and are p...
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Melbourne: Hong Kong's Logistics and Industry Advantages and Australia's Prime Position

09 Aug 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear Mr Benjamin Wong, Head of the Transport and Industrial Team at InvestHK, to discuss the opportunities stemming from Hong Kong's strong advantages in the transport and logistics industries.  Mr Wong will deliver a brief overview of the Hong Kong market b...
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Melbourne: Need Funding to Grow Your Business? Learn how to get the most out of Australia’s Extensive Grant Offerings

04 Aug 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Governments at all levels provide grants, loans and other assistance programs to promote business and encourage growth in the economy. The proliferation of these offers can make it difficult...
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Melbourne: Entering, Operating and Growing Your Business in Greater China

27 Jul 2016

Melbourne: Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 25, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear from Mr Steven Fox, CEO at Veracity Worldwide, and Ms Annette Hughes, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth discuss business opportunities in China, looking through the frame of risk - who you partner with, your agents, staff and associates and the legal, reputation and financial risks inh...
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Melbourne: Managing Agribusiness & Food Trade with China - Regulations, Accreditation, Food Safety and Branding

20 Jul 2016

Dairy Australia, 60 City Road, Southbank 3006

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our 2016 Agribusiness Forum focusing on Food Trade with China. ...
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Melbourne: J. Michael Evans, President, Alibaba Group - Alibaba's Global Growth Strategy and Entry into Australia's E-commerce Market

20 Jul 2016

Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Place, Melbourne 3002

The Australia China Business Council and Asialink Business invite you to attend:...
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Melbourne: Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Under Xi Jinping - Challenges Ahead

14 Jul 2016

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

This event is presented by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and supported by ACBC Victoria. ...
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Melbourne: Need Funding to Grow Your Business? Learn how to get the most out of Australia’s Extensive Grant Offerings

07 Jul 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Governments at all levels provide grants, loans and other assistance programs to promote business and encourage growth in the economy. The proliferation of these offers can make it difficult for companies to identify the most suitable form of support for them. This event brings together representatives ...
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Melbourne: Australia-China Complementary Health Products Expo 2016

27 Jun 2016 to 29 Jun 2016

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Road, Albert Park, VIC 3004

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to attend the Australia-China Complementary Health Products Expo. It is being organised by the China Medical Pharmaceutical Material Association, the largest pharmaceutical chain store association in China and supported by ACBC Vic. The association has over 200,000 stores and has up to 80 per cent market share of medical sales in China.&...
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Melbourne: Networking Event - Paspaley Pearl Discovery and Personal Image Style Evening

22 Jun 2016

Paspaley, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Enjoy an interactive insight into the fascinating world of Australian South Sea pearls with Mr Christopher Paspaley and learn fashion tips from international Personal Image Stylist, Kaye Ure, during an intimate evening at Paspaley. ...
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Melbourne: 'Dancing with the Dragon: Doing Business with China' - Understanding Cultural Nuances

03 Jun 2016

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the launch of 'Dancing with the Dragon', written by Dr Mona Chung and Bruno Mascitelli. Our guest speaker, author and cross cultural expert, Dr Mona Chung, will be discussing her latest book. This book adds another tool to the box of those who are aiming to continue dealing, trading, and working with China ...
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Melbourne: Rountable - Trends and Opportunities in the China and Hong Kong Markets

03 Jun 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear Mr Thomas Wong, Partner at CWCC discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the Chinese and Hong Kong Markets.  He will provide an overview of the Hong Kong and China market and will focus on: ...
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Melbourne: Tianjin Government Leaders Delegation - MEMBERS ONLY

31 May 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite our members to attend an afternoon meeting with the 18th Group of Tianjin Government Leaders at International Chamber House. The Tianjin Government Leaders Training Program continues to be a flagship project for the sister city relationship between Melbourne and Tianjin since its inception in 2001. The program is a joint partnersh...
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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED - China's 13th Five Year Plan with Mr Tim Dillon, Trade Commissioner, Greater China, State Government of Victoria

30 May 2016

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear Mr Tim Dillon, Trade Commissioner for Greater China, speak about China's 13th Five Year Plan and what it means for Victorian industries - namely professional services.  Tim will be discussing:  ...
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Melbourne: The International Education Market - What it means for Victorian Businesses with keynote speaker Mr Sidney Myer AM

25 May 2016

Westpac, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our Education Forum for 2016, focusing on the International Education Market and what it means for Victorian businesses. Our keynote speaker is Mr Sidney Myer AM, Trustee, The Sidney Myer Fund and ...
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Melbourne: Cooperation Opportunities under China's One Belt One Road Initiative

20 May 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear Dr Xiang Junyong discuss industrial cooperation opportunities associated with China's One Belt One Road Initiative. He is the Vice Director of the Cooperative Research Department of Chongyang Financial Studies, and is currently undertaking a macro-evaluation project on One Belt One Road. ...
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Melbourne: Roundtable - Expanding Tourism and Hospitality Opportunities into Asia and Hong Kong

11 May 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to a round table event with Ms Sindy Wong, Head of Tourism and Hospitality at Invest Hong Kong. Sindy will be speaking about the opportunities for Tourism and Hospitality in Hong Kong. ...
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Melbourne: Attracting Property Investors from China

10 May 2016

ShineWing Australia, Level 10, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear from Mr Gavin Norris, Head of Australia for Juwai.com...
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Melbourne: Roundtable - Australian Financial Services Business in China 2016 White Paper

04 May 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to hear Mr Danny Armstrong, General Manager of China Banking at NAB and Chairman of the Financial Services Industry Committee, AustCham Shanghai, present on the Australian Financial Services Business in China White Paper produced by AustCham Shanghai....
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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED - Members Only Roundtable with Jon Evans, Head of International Health, Victorian Government

06 Apr 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Please join us for a members-only round table with Jon Evans, Head of International Health ...
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Melbourne: SIV & PIV Update and Investment Outlook

04 Apr 2016

Pitcher Partners, Level 19, 15 William Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our luncheon seminar focusing on the SIV & PIV Programs and Investment with guest speakers Mr Andrew Simpson, CEO, Santa Fe Australia; Mr Ivan Chait, General Manager, Santa Fe Immigration Services; and Mr Michael Sonego, Partner, Corporate Fina...
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Melbourne: Breaking through the Bamboo Ceiling - A Round Table for Young Executives

22 Mar 2016

Singapore Airlines, Level 8, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

Breaking through the Bamboo Ceiling - A round table for young executives with guest speaker Mr Morry Morgan, Managing Director, ClarkMorgan Corporate Training   ...
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Melbourne: Unlocking the ChAFTA - ACBC/PACIA Forum

17 Mar 2016

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Unlocking the ChAFTA  Understanding the benefits and opportunities provided by the ...
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Melbourne: International Women's Day Forum - Diversity and Culture in Leadership

08 Mar 2016

Park Hyatt Melbourne, Ballroom, 1 Parliament Place, Melbourne 3002

  Diversity and Culture in Leadership: ...
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Melbourne: The China Update: Business Opportunities for Australia

23 Feb 2016

PwC, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

On 11-15 April 2016, The Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment is expected to lead a delegation of Australian business representatives to China as part of the Australia Week in China (AWIC). AWIC 2016 will consist of trade, investment, education and tourism promotion events - all designed to highlight commercial opportunit...
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Melbourne: Chinese New Year Cocktail Function

18 Feb 2016

Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place (off Little Bourke Street), Melbourne 3000

Chinese New Year Cocktail Function Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Chinese Museum ...
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Melbourne: Consumer and Retail Trends - A Snapshot from China

16 Feb 2016

Pitcher Partners, Level 19, 15 William Street, Melbourne 3000

Consumer & Retail Trends - A Snapshot from China with guest speaker Mr Christopher Kong, Director and Chinese Client Business Partner, Nielsen  ...
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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED - Launch of the NAB/Australia China Relations Institute Australia China Business Relations Index

03 Dec 2015

NAB Auditorium, Ground Floor, 800 Bourke Street, Docklands, 3008

Launch of the NAB/Australia China Relations Institute Australia China Business Relations Index  ...
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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED - ChAFTA Round Table Briefing with Senior Trade Commissioner Mr Michael Clifton, Austrade

02 Dec 2015

Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, Level 26, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

ChAFTA Round Table Briefing with Mr Michael Clifton, Senior Trade Commissioner and Country Manager for China, Austr...
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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED - Feeding China - Opportunities in Agriculture Round Table with China Policy

01 Dec 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Feeding China: Opportunities in Agriculture Round Table with China Policy  ...
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Melbourne: International Chambers End of Year Drinks Function

26 Nov 2015

European Bier Cafe & Aer Bar, 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

International Chambers End of Year Drinks Function  with guest speaker Mr Andrew Westacott,CEO, Australian Grand Prix Corporation and the chance to win a fan...
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Melbourne: Is China your cup of tea? Preparing to do business with China

17 Nov 2015

Singapore Airlines Melbourne Office, Level 8, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

Is China your cup of tea? Preparing to do business with China with Ms Cecilia Fan, Director and Managing Consultant, Beijing Consulting Group ...
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Melbourne: International Mining and Resources Conference - Cocktail Function

11 Nov 2015 to 13 Nov 2015

Level 2 Foyer, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, 3006

IMARC International Delegates Reception - Cocktail Function International Mining and Resources Conference 2015 ...
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Geelong: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Understanding ChAFTA Geelong Forum

10 Nov 2015

Royal Geelong Yacht Club, 25 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong, 3220

Growing Business Opportunities with China - Understanding ChAFTA ...
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Melbourne: State of the Nation - China

10 Nov 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

State of the Nation: China Partnership Event with Asialink Business ...
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Melbourne: Shared Destiny: China under Xi Jinping - Book Launch and Drinks Function

05 Nov 2015

DLA Piper, Level 21, 140 William Street, Melbourne 3000

Shared Destiny: China under Xi Jinping Book Launch of the Australian Centre on China in the World  China Story Yea...
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Melbourne: Australian and Chinese Company Partnerships - What is the key to delivering a successful property project?

28 Oct 2015

Arnold Bloch Leibler, Level 21, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Australian and Chinese Company Partnerships -  What is the key to delivering a successful property project? with guest speaker Mr Andrew Fortey...
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Melbourne: China - Growth Opportunities in the Senior Living and Health Markets

27 Oct 2015

Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

China: Growth Opportunities in the Senior Living and Health Markets with Dr Chuyang Liu, Trade Commissioner (Health) and Commercial Counse...
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Melbourne: Book Launch and Networking Drinks - The Long Haul: Lessons From Public Life

22 Oct 2015

Maserati Melbourne, 501 Tower, Corner Swanston and Victoria Streets, Melbourne 3000

The Long Haul: Lessons from Public Life  by the Hon John Brumby  Book Launch and Networking Drinks...
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Melbourne: Diversification - Australia's Path to Growth in the China Education Market

12 Oct 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Diversification: Australia's Path to Growth in the China Education Market ...
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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED- ChAFTA Briefing

08 Oct 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ChAFTA Briefing with Mr Michael Growder, Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Division,  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)...
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Melbourne: How to do Social Media in China - Presentation and Workshop

06 Oct 2015

ANZ, Level 34, 100 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

How to do Social Media in China: Presentation and Workshop ...
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Melbourne: Yixing Government Delegation & E Agri Joint Venture - Melbourne Signing Ceremony

21 Sep 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Yixing Government Delegation & E Agri Joint Venture - Melbourne Signing Ceremony    ...
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Melbourne: Significant Investor and Premium Investor Visas Seminar

15 Sep 2015

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Navigating the Complexities of the Australian Visa System Significant Investor and Premium Investor Visas  ...
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Traralgon: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Understanding ChAFTA Gippsland Forum

11 Sep 2015

Century Inn Traralgon, 5 Airfield Rd, Latrobe Valley, 3844

Growing Business Opportunities with China - Understanding ChAFTA ...
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Melbourne: Lifting the Lid - Finding and Developing the Hidden Chinese Market

01 Sep 2015

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

 Lifting the Lid: Finding and Developing  ...
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Melbourne: Ju Hui Business Networking Drinks

27 Aug 2015

Level 1, European Bier Café & Aer Bar, 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks with guest speaker Mr Carl Jetter, Business Development Manager, ACBC Vic and Managing Director of Australia China Connections ...
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Melbourne: Strengthening Victoria's Largest Export - Education

21 Aug 2015

The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

Strengthening Victoria's Largest Export - Education   ...
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Melbourne: The Australia China Health Summit

11 Aug 2015

Park Hyatt, Melbourne, Victoria

Health Summit to explore opportunities for China/Australia engagement ...
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Melbourne: Invest Hong Kong Round Table Briefing

04 Aug 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Invest Hong Kong Round Table Briefing with Guest Speaker Mr Phillip Kung, Head of Business and ...
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Melbourne: Ju Hui Business Networking Drinks

30 Jul 2015

Level 1, European Bier Café & Aer Bar, 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks with guest speaker Mr Harold Weldon, Company Principal and Founder of Weldon Global...
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Melbourne: Doing Business with China Online

22 Jul 2015

Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Doing Business with China Online ...
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Melbourne: Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Forum

14 Jul 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street Melbourne

Export Finance and Insurance Forum A partnership event w...
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Melbourne: Partner Event - China Symposium "China’s Domestic Transformation in a Global Context"

08 Jul 2015

Copland Theatre, The Spot, University of Melbourne, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies and Centre for Asian Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne   PANELLISTS Ross Garnaut AO, The University of Melbourne Ligang Song, Australian National University Christine Wong, Th...
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Melbourne: Partner Event - Managing China’s Transition to the “New Normal” - Why Monetary Easing is Needed to Avoid a Deep Slump

07 Jul 2015

Old Geology South, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Melbourne   Presented by: Dr Guonan Ma (Fung Global Institute)   Chair: Professor Ross Garnaut   In this presentation, Dr Guonan Ma takes on the heated policy debate raging since 2014 on whether monetary easing...
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Melbourne: Partner Event - Austrade Half Day E-commerce Seminar

29 Jun 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

The past few years has seen an explosion in Chinese online retail sales. In order to help Australian companies take advantage of this growing trend Austrade has developed a document “e-Commerce in China: A Guide for Australian Business” for companies wishing to explore this opportunity. In conjunction with the launch of the document Austrade is pleased to bring four leading online companies to Australia for the first time—Alibaba, JD.com, Yihaodian and VIP.com ...
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Melbourne: Ju Hui Business Networking Drinks June

25 Jun 2015

Level 1, 120 Exhibition Street

ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks partnership event with the  Australia Latin-America Business Council with Guest Speaker Mr Troy Hey, Executive General Manager, MMG...
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Melbourne: Your China Strategy and How to benefit from Government Grants

09 Jun 2015

Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers, Level 12, 575 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000

Your China Strategy and How to benefit from Government Grants    ...
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Swan Hill: Growing Business Opportunities with China

30 Apr 2015

Swan Hill Regional Information Centre, Cnr McCrae & Curlewis St, Swan Hill , Victoria 3585

At the request of the local business community, ACBC's Growing Business Opportunities with China Project will take place in Swan Hill on April 30th. In partnership with Regional Development Victoria, the project has been taking place throughout regional Victoria since 2013 and we are delighted to meet the demand of regional businesses wanting to become China-ready. ...
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Melbourne: Forum - ChAFTA

28 Apr 2015

Level 5, International Chamber House, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Forum: China-Australia Free Trade Agreement    ...
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Melbourne: Post ChAFTA Forum - Ju Hui Business Networking Drinks April

28 Apr 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks ...
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Melbourne: Growth Opportunities for Australian Exporters in Western China

24 Apr 2015

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Burke Street, Melbourne 3000

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Melbourne: 'Cultural Cringe, Why Due Diligence is Critical in Doing Business with China'

22 Apr 2015

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Burke Street, Melbourne 3000

Cultural Cringe Luncheon Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Carl Hinze  Date:   ...
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Melbourne: ACBC/Confucius Institute (University of Melbourne) Beginner Chinese Language Classes

15 Apr 2015 to 13 May 2015

Yarra Room, International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

or email us at events.acbcvic@acbc.com.au, call (03) 9027 5606 Course objectives...
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Melbourne: Launch of the Australia China Trade Report

08 Apr 2015

The Hall, NAB, Level 3, 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Melbourne: ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Networking Drinks March 2015

26 Mar 2015

Level 1, European Bier Café & Aer Bar 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks ...
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Horsham: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Horsham Forum

13 Mar 2015

Horsham Golf Club, 304 Golf Course Road, Haven

Growing Business Opportunities with China – Horsham Friday, March 13th, 10.45am for 11.00am ...
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Ballarat: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Ballarat Forum

12 Mar 2015

Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Golden Point

Growing Business Opportunities with China – Ballarat Thursday, March 12th, 2.45pm for 3.00pm start ...
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Melbourne: Infant Formula and the China Market

03 Mar 2015

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

        Infant Formula and the China Market      ...
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ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Networking Drinks February 2015

26 Feb 2015

International Chamber House, 121 Exhibition Street Melbourne

ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks with Guest Speaker Mr. Andrew Westac...
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(SOLD OUT) Melbourne: 'Dairy Products, Infant Formula and the China Market' 乳制品、婴儿配方奶粉和中国市场

24 Feb 2015

Minter Ellison Lawyers, Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 维多利亚州墨尔本市,柯林斯街525号瑞拓大厦23层,铭德律师事务所,邮编VIC 3000

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(FULLY BOOKED) Melbourne: Chinese Consumers and Latest Trends - Conversation and Coffee with Christopher Kong, Director, Nielsen

23 Feb 2015

Avoca Boardroom, International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Chinese Consumers and Latest Trends Boardroom Conversation and Coffee with Christopher Kong ...
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Melbourne: ACBC Victoria Juhui Business Networking Drinks

29 Jan 2015

Time:   5.30pm-6.30pm Venue:  International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbou...
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Melbourne (ACBC Vic supported event): China Free Trade Agreement Seminar/Webinar

03 Dec 2014

Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, Level 26, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Melbourne, Supported Event: The state and economic enterprise East Asia Forum Quarterly launch

26 Nov 2014

UGF Conference Suite Core C, ANZ Centre 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne

The East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and ANZ launch the latest issue of the East Asia Forum Quarterly, ‘The state and economic enterprise’. This issue looks at the nature of China’s state-owned enterprises as well as their impact on global investment and the role of state enterprises in other Asian economies at difference stages of development. The first step in understanding Chinese state-owned enterprises is the distinction that we need to make ...
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Melbourne: The 2014 Southern Cross Business Forum - Business Talk at the Asian Pacific Law Forum

24 Nov 2014 to 25 Nov 2014

The Arena, Ground Floor, 700 Bourke Street, NAB Building, Melbourne, VIC 3005

The 2014 Southern Cross Business Forum - Business Talk at the Asian Pacific Law Forum ...
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Mildura: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Mildura Forum

21 Nov 2014

Mildura Golf Resort

Date: Friday, November 21 Time: 11.15am for 11.30am start ...
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Melbourne: 'Cultural Cringe, Why Cultural Due Diligence is Crucial in Doing Business with China

20 Nov 2014

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Bendigo: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Bendigo Forum

19 Nov 2014

The Capital, 50 View st, Bendigo

Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014 Time: 2.45pm for 3...
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Melbourne: An Insider's view of Chinese Property Developers

17 Nov 2014

King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50 Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Geelong: Etiquette, Negotiation and Cultural Sensitivity

13 Nov 2014

Truffleduck, Balmoral Receptions, 66 Hyland Street, Fyansford, Geelong

In collaboration with and Australia China Business Council Victoria Division is pleased to invite you to a lunchtime briefing by Ms Kate Ritchie and Professor Charles Qin. The event will focus on the skills, protocols and etiquette you need to be aware of when negotiating with Chinese and help you to avoid the pitfalls.   ...
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Melbourne: Ju Hui Business Drinks event

30 Oct 2014

University Club, 10th Floor, Woodward Centre, 18 Pelham Street, Carlton

 ACBC Victoria Ju Hui Business Drinks event     ...
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Melbourne: Educating Secondary School Students from China: The Next Wave Forum and Luncheon

29 Oct 2014

The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

  Educating Secondary School Students from China: The Next Wave Forum and Luncheon   ...
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Melbourne: 'How do you start selling online to China?'

09 Oct 2014

Allens Linklaters, Level 37 101 Collins Street, Melbourne

Date:  9 October 2014 Time:  12.15pm for 12.30pm to 2.00pm Luncheon Venue: Allens Linklaters, Level 37, 101 Collins Street Melbourne Cost:  $45 for ACBC Members...
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Sale: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Sale Forum

08 Oct 2014

Criterion Hotel, 90 Macalister St, Sale

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2014 Time: 10am ...
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Warragul: Growing Business Opportunities with China – Warragul Forum

07 Oct 2014

West Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, corner of Smith St and Albert St, Warragul

Date: Tuesday 7 October 2014 Time: 3pm ...
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ACBC Victoria supported event: 'Carlton Connect Conference'

30 Sep 2014 to 02 Oct 2014

Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne and surrounding locations.

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Wodonga: Growing Business Opportunities with China – Wodonga Forum

19 Sep 2014

Tafe Space, 158 Lawrence Street, Wodonga

The ACBC Victorian Branch, in partnership with Regional Development Victoria, invites you to attend an upcoming forum on Growing Business Opportunities in China tailored specifically for the local Hume business community. ...
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Shepparton: Growing Business Opportunities with China – Shepparton Forum

18 Sep 2014

Park Lake Hotel, 481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

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Melbourne: "Do you need your own office in China to do business there?"

02 Sep 2014

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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China Market Forecast 2013

29 Aug 2014

La Trobe Ballroom, Sofitel, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Keynote Address: The Hon. Dr. Craig Emerson MP Minister for Trade and Competitiveness Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy Forum Speakers: ...
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Melbourne: Do you need Australian management for your Australian office in China?

12 Aug 2014

Pitcher Partners Level 19, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Dear ACBC Members and Friends, ACBC Victoria was pleased to present a special Luncheon briefing on Tuesday 12th August...
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Sale: Growing Business Opportunities with China - Sale Forum

08 Aug 2014

Criterion Hotel, 90 Macalister St, Sale

Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014 Time: 10.00am ...
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“Education as Victoria’s Top export to China- the way forward

19 Jun 2014

The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

In recognition of the importance of our education industry in our economy, ACBC Victoria hosted a forum and luncheon with 120 guests to discuss enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of Victoria’s education industry across all sectors as our top export, with China being the largest market. The one hour forum was foll...
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"A Conversation with Rowan Callick - Is Australia connecting with today's China?"

02 Jun 2014

Hunt & Hunt Lawyers

ACBC Victoria was pleased to host a special luncheon featuring guest speaker Mr Rowan Callick, Asia-Pacific editor for The Australian and previously Beijing-based China correspondent. Rowan will be used his China expertise to explore Australia's current relationship with China, including the recent visit by Prime Minister Ton...
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The Hon Scott Morrison MP: "18 months on – an update on Australia’s SIV program and visa regulations"

30 May 2014

Park Hyatt Hotel

ACBC Victoria was pleased to present to 175 guests a unique opportunity to hear and debate the current and future state of Australia’s Significant Investor Visa program. A senior panel presented and responded to questions by the audience. The panel included: David Wilden, Assistant Secretary Skilled Mig...
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Presenting a Taste of Australian Premium Wines and China's love affair with our Wines

01 May 2014

Hilton on the Park

ACBC Victoria and WhatWine were pleased to host a wine education and tasting event featuring some of the most highly regarded wines in Victoria and Australia. Co-founder and Director of WhatWine, Christina Twelftree, shared the company's experience successfully tailoring marketing tools to engage China's new population of wine lovers. She was joined by 1...
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ACBC Luncheon: "The Changing China environment and the challenges for foreign businesses"

28 Mar 2014

Holding Redlich

ACBC Vic along with Graham Brown and Wei Xin, the founding partners of Beijing Liuming Law Firm, hosted a special luncheon at Holding Redlich. The luncheon provided participants with an insight into Graham and Wei’s experiences in conducting business transactions and commercial matters within the Australia China space, especially their unique perspectives on finding legall...
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The Strategy of AMP Capital in China and the New Environment of Funds Management in China

04 Mar 2014

King & Wood Mallesons, Bourke Place, Melbourne

We were pleased to host a lunchtime briefing with guest Anthony Fasso, Chief Executive, International &Head of Global Clients, AMP Capital Investors. Mr Fasso was visiting Melbourne and presented on the topic: “The Strategy of AMP Capital in China and the new environment of funds management in China.” Mr Fasso explained why China is an attractive market providing strong growth opportunities and provided a unique insight into the China Mutual Fund Market. ...
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APEC China Business Leaders Luncheon

17 Feb 2014

Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne

ACBC Victoria partnered with Phoenix Publishing Media International (Australia) in welcoming a major China business delegation to Melbourne on Monday 17th February 2014. The APEC delegation consisted of high level leaders across 25 major Chinese companies representing industries including Agriculture & Food, Health Care, Finance, Property, Energy & Resources and more. The Premier of Victoria The Hon Dr Denis Napthine MLA was in attendance to welcome the group, stating that the Stat...
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ACBC National Leadership Melbourne Board Meeting

23 Jan 2014

ACBC Victoria recently welcomed the newly elected ACBC National leadership team for their first board meeting in 2014. Duncan Calder, ACBC National President with his management team including Ian McCubbin, ACBC National Chair, and Paul Glasson, ACBC President for China, presented their vision and plans to take ACBC forward in 2014. ACBC National leadership team answered questions from ACBC mem...
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ACBC Victoria - Annual General Meeting

17 Oct 2013

The 17th ACBC Victoria Annual General Meeting was held earlier this month to elect the new ACBC Vic committee for 2013-2014. Jason Chang was unanimously re-elected as President of ACBC Victoria, with Ben Foskett as Vice President and Ying Hou as Treasurer. New committee members are Lisa Renkin, ...
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The Hon. Denis Napthine launches Victorian Super Trade Mission to China

16 Oct 2013

Investment Centre

ACBC hosted an evening reception with the Victorian Premier the Hon Dr Denis Napthine MLA. The Premier officially launched the Victorian Super Trade Mission to China as well as delivering an address on Victoria’s relationship with China, emphasising ‘China’s growth is a significant driver of [Victoria’s] prosperity’ and welcoming th...
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Fudan University Centre for Chinese Business Studies Launch

13 Oct 2013

As a leading Chinese institution promoting business between Chinese investors and overseas, Fudan University Centre for Chinese Business Studies has long been recognised for its contribution in building connections between Shanghai and the world. On October 13, the Australian Branch was officially launched at Shanghai World Financial Centre, with the aim of increa...
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China's First Free Trade Zone: What does it mean for Australia?

18 Sep 2013

ACBC Victoria held a morning seminar to update members on China’s first Free Trade Zone in Shanghai. Guest speakers were Ken Tay, Head of China Desk at HSBC Bank Australia, Alan Yang, Director of China Practice Group at Holding Redlich and Prof. Shi Heling, Department of Economics, Monash University. ...
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ACBC Education Subcommittee event with Trevor Goddard

26 Aug 2013

ACBC Boardroom

ACBC was pleased to welcome as guest speaker Trevor Goddard from the Office of the President and Vice Chancellor, Monash University. Trevor is also conevener of the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Student Mobility Committee. Trevor provided a detailed update on The Australian Government’s International Student Mobility initi...
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Tianjin Municipal Government Delegation

23 Aug 2013

ACBC in collaboration with The Australian Wine Institute and Rathbone Wine Group hosted a delfegation of 11 government and business leaders from Tianjin Municipal City of China. Mark Krstic, Victorian Node Manager of The Australian Wine Research alongside Gordon Gebbie, Commercial Manager of Rathbone Wine Group co-presented the event focused on the supply and prod...
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Briefing with China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association

21 Aug 2013

ACBC hosted a briefing with the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association Delegation to Melbourne, focusing on the opportunities for Chinese investment in the Australian Metals and Mineral market. Professor Pan Wenju, Head of the Delegation and Vice President of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, discussed the increased business collaborations an...
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Stakeholders' Only Event: China Aviation Forum

16 Aug 2013

ACBC Victoria, in collaboration with Melbourne Airport held an interactive and informative forum, focusing on the increasing engagement between Chinese airlines and the Australian market. With opening remarks by the newly appointed Consul-General of PRC in Melbourne, His Excellency Mr Song Yumin, the event included MOU signings between ACBC, Confucius Institute, Destination Melbour...
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Members’ Only Event: The Benefits to Australian Households of Trade with China Report Launched by The Hon. Gary Gray

12 Aug 2013

The ACBC’s report “The Benefits to Australian Households of Trade with China” was introduced this month, by The Hon. Gary Gray MP, Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Tourism, garnering much press and media coverage. According to the report, trade with China was worth AU$ 14,500 per Aus...
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Business Briefing with China Mining Association

08 Aug 2013

ACBC in collaboration with the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation hosted a breakfast briefing for the China Mining Association’s (CMA) delegation to Melbourne. Melbourne-based mining peak bodies were also represented to discuss a greater collaboration between Victoria and China in this sector. CMA Executive Vice President Mr Wang Jiahua...
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"Chinese Digital Marketing Landscape: Weibo and Beyond" Boardroom Event

30 Jul 2013

Led by guest speakers Josie Brown, Director of Digital from JWT Melbourne and Yao Cheng, Marketing Manager from Chin Communications, this event updated members on the current landscape of digital marketing in China. Josie Brown spoke of consumer adoption of technology in China, the Chinese media landscape and ways in which businesses are using WeChat and Weibo. Yao Cheng ga...
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Purchasing Property in Australia? What you need to know

16 May 2013

ANZ Docklands, 833 Collins Street, Melbourne

Every week around 2000 people move to Melbourne. Chinese immigrants represent a very substantial proportion who  are choosing to live in or invest in Melbourne. Large houses, a clean and safe environment and significant return on investment are all reasons that Melbourne’s property market is attractive. 每周近2000人迁居墨尔本,选择在墨尔本生活投资的移民中,中国移民占有相...
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Briefing from Mr Graeme Meehan

08 May 2013

Graeme Meehan, Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, discussed with members how China’s new leadership and the recent Australian Government initiatives may impact on doing business with China. ...
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Briefing from Mr Graeme Meehan Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

08 May 2013

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 36, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne

Drawing on his extensive and current knowledge of China, Mr Meehan will talk about what China’s new leadership means for the Australia-China relationship, the prospects for needed reforms to sustain China growth in the coming decades, and recent Australian Government initiatives, including the recent joint study with China on agriculture and the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. Graeme will also discuss the significant outcomes and achievements of Prime Minister Jul...
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The Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP, Shadow Minister for Energy & Resources Address "The outlook for the Australian resources and energy industries in the context of China's new political regime and economic climate"

07 May 2013

Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, 181 William St, Melbourne

Dear members and friends,   We are pleased to announce that The Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP, Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy, will address ACBC members in Melbourne on Tuesday 7th May 2013.   The Hon. Macfarlane will share his views on the changing nature of the energy and resources landscape in Australia.   After years of substantial growth,...
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Briefing by Patrick Stringer Commissioner for Victoria to Greater China and Mongolia

19 Apr 2013

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street Carlton, VIC 3053

Dear Members, We are pleased to bring to your attention our upcoming event with Patrick Stringer, Commissioner for Victoria to Greater China and Mongolia. Please note this is an exclusive, members-only event and the attendance is capped at 30. ...
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Turning a new page in the Australia-China Calendar - ACBC End of year celebration 2012

12 Dec 2012

Portico Room & Balcony, Melbourne Town Hall, Corner Swanston and Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Special Guest: Jason Fang, Executive Producer, ABC Radio Chinese Service. The Australia China Business Council (Victoria) was delighted to hold an end-of-year celebration, held on Wednesday 12 December at Melbourne Town Hall. An evening of networking, drinks and canapés to celebrate the festive ...
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APEC LECTURE 2012 The Hon. Julie Bishop MP

10 Dec 2012

Venue Lecture Theatre Emily MacPherson Building (13) 379-405 Russell Street, Melbourne (next to the old Melbourne gaol)

We would like to bring to your attention to the APEC Lecture 2012  organized by the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University. The lecture is to be delivered by the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Deputy Leader of the Federal Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Shadow Minister for Trade. Ms. Bishop will be discussing Asia Pacific foreign policy challenges. Date Monday, 1...
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Business Luncheon: HE Frances Adamson

08 Nov 2012

In an event held by ACBC Victoria and Asialink H.E Ms Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, has spoken to members about the evolving relationship between Australia and China from a Victorian perspective since diplomatic relations began forty years ago. ...
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China's economy and leadership: What the changes mean for the Australia-China relationship

18 Oct 2012

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

This year China will undergo a once-in-a-decade leadership transition, which will have direct implications for economic policy and for the country’s future direction. Paul Glasson will share his insights on what this means for the bi-lateral relationship, Australia, Australian investment and business.   Paul Glasson is very well placed to comment and provide insights to interpret China’s undergoing changes, given his 15 years of...
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Dinner and Address with The Hon. Ted Baillieu MP

15 Oct 2012

ACBC Victoria is pleased to announce that The Hon. Ted Baillieu MP will address ACBC members and report on the outcomes of the Super Trade Mission to China - the largest ever to leave Australia. The Premier will also discuss the recently released Victoria China Engagement Strategy. ...
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Post China Mission Masterclass: ‘How to realise the China opportunity, insights from Business Leaders'

10 Oct 2012

Melbourne Sofitel Hotel, Fitzroy Ballroom

A special ACBC event on how to follow up and capitalise on opportunities from the September 2012 China Mission. A unique opportunity to learn from, and network with,  business leaders who have achieved success and to share ideas and contacts with oth...
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ACBC Members Only Event- Dr. Orsmond Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia

04 Sep 2012

PwC, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank VIC

ACBC Members are invited to attend a free seminar with guest speaker Dr. Orsmond, Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia.  Dr. Orsmond outlined the main themes in the Bank’s August Statement on Monetary Policy, with particular focus on recent developments in China and the global economy....
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His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong - Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia, Immediate Past Ambassador to the United States

24 Aug 2012

Clarendon Ballroom, The Langham Hotel, One Southbank Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne

H.E. Zhou Wenzhong is a member of the 11th Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference, has held leading posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China, most recently as Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and prior to that as Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China. He was Ambassador to Australia between 1998 and 2003. ...
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Decision Making in Chinese SOEs and the Implications for the Resource Sector

04 Jun 2012

Level 2, Bourke Room, RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

When China launched its “Go Out” policy in 1999, leaders hoped state-owned enterprises (SOEs) would snap up valuable foreign assets and transform themselves into successful multinationals. In the mining sector, China’s national champions have become powerful international investors, but they have also wasted billions of dollars on ill-conceived projects,...
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In Conversation with Rowan Callick

18 May 2012

Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, 181 William St, Melbourne

Rowan Callick moderated a discussion on the following themes: What is the likely performance indicator range in China this year for key data and what are the factors likely to account for va...
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"A niche for high-end Australian wines in China " A business luncheon with Amanda Rasmussen

17 Apr 2012

Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Amanda Rasmussen is Research and Consulting Manager at China Policy, a research and advisory company based in Beijing.  She has been heavily involved in the development of their flagship subscription products, China Policy Brief, and the soon to be released, China Context.  Recent research projects include an assessment of China's infrastructure capacity for a large resourc...
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Pressing legal issues for Australian businesses in China: A Practical Business Update

30 Mar 2012

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton

Graham Brown and Mme Wei Xin of Beijing JunZeJun Law Offices are visiting Australia and will provide an overview of the most recent changes in Chinese law, and their implications for Australian companies operating there. Graham Brown has  lived in China since 1997 and been active in Chinese legal circles since 1991. He has comprehensive experience...
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“Australia and Asia: On the right side of history” The Hon. Wayne Swan MP

28 Mar 2012

Sofitel, 25 Collin St Melbourne 3000

Breakfast meeting hosted by ACBC Victoria with the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, The Hon Wayne Swan MP. ...
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Trade & Investment Series

14 Mar 2012

Norton Rose Australia, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

As the first of ACBC’s Trade & Investment Series, Timothy Coghlan will cover :   ·         fashion and luxury retail ·         branding and marketing ·         ecommerce, digital media and social networks in China   Based...
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Boardroom Briefing with Mr Owen Hegarty, Chairman, EMR Capital and Mr Jason Chang, Managing Director and CEO, EMR Capital

14 Mar 2012

KPMG Boardroom, Level 5 147 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000

Mr Sid Myer AM, Chairman, Asialink, is delighted to invite you to attend a lunch with Mr Owen Hegarty, Chairman EMR Capital and Mr Jason Chang, Managing Director and CEO, EMR Capital. The boardroom briefing will be held in partnership with the Australia China Business Council.   Owen Hegarty and Jason Chang will discuss Asia’s impact on the global resources sector and how Australia should leverage this opportunity in 2012 and beyond.   ...
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Practicalities of Doing Business in China: “Avoiding the threats posed to Intellectual Property in the establishment and management of a supply chain in China.”

22 Feb 2012

Bayside Room 5, Level 2, RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000

Daniel Plane, Special Counsel, Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition, Corrs Chambers Westgarth   From initial due diligence designed to confirm a potential supplier is not a pirate, ensuring safeguards are in place that force suppliers to keep your “trade secrets” secret, right through to monitoring markets to ensure your suppliers or ex-suppliers are not selling unauthorised versions of your products out the “backdo...
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Meeting with Dr. Ken Henry

09 Feb 2012

Bayside Room, Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Dr. Henry outlines the following points for discussion •  The state of the Chinese economy •  How growth and structural change in the economy will continue to evolve and its impact on Australia and the globe •  How Chinese-Australia business to business links can be strengthened – including lessons learned and new approaches. ...
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China Market Forecast 2012 What next for China and its impact on global economies and investment markets?

09 Feb 2012

RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000

‘What next for China and its impact on global economies and investment markets?’and ‘The state of the Chinese economy, the upcoming political transition and China’s impact on global economies in 2012. Opening address: Mr Shi Weiqiang, Consul General of the People’s Republic Of China Special Gu...
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PREVIEW-THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON China Megatrends-Entering and Adapting in the China market With Ed Smith Managing Director Beijing Consulting Group

24 Jan 2012

Portico Room, Melbourne Town Hall 90-120 Swanston St

Edward Smith co-founded the Beijing Consulting Group in 2000. It has grown rapidly, and assisted numerous Western firms to establish themselves in China.  He has spent more than 18 years living in China and is a fluent Mandarin speaker. He is the founder of the Australia China Alumni Association. He has held positions with the National Australia Bank in Melbourne, the Australian Embassy in Beijing and Austrade in Guangzhou. ...
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Meeting with Michael Clifton

28 Nov 2011

ACBC Boardroom in Carlton, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St

Michael Clifton has been appointed Senior Trade Commissioner Designate to Shanghai. He will be briefly in Melbourne on Monday 28th November. Michael was previously Chief of Staff to the Hon. Simon Crean. ...
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Briefing and discussion with Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou Grant Dooley

24 Nov 2011

Level 33, 120 Collins Street Melbourne

Grant Dooley, Consul General in Guangzhou, China, has extensive experience within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has previously served overseas in Jakarta and Shanghai. He speaks Mandarin, holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Chinese) and a Master of International Affairs, both from the Australian National University. He was a member of the Royal Australian Navy (1982-98) prior to joining DFAT in 1998. ...
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China and Australia: Collaboration in Financial Services

23 Nov 2011

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins Street, Melbourne

Mr Han Ruixian, the Head in Australia of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) will speak on ‘China and Australia: Collaboration in Financial Services.’ ICBC has offices in Sydney and Perth and is intending to open a Melbourne branch. In under 3 years, ICBC Sydney Branch has participated in financing more than AUD 14.16 billion of transactions in Australia and is the major financier of Chinese investment in Australia. ...
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Gala Dinner: Minmetals’ Success & Sustainability in Australia Join Mr Zhang Yuanrong Senior Vice President of China Minmetals Corporation

26 Oct 2011

Langham Hotel Ballroom-One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne

China Minmetals Corporation is China’s largest metals trader and now a major direct investor in Australia. Mr Zhang Yuanrong will introduce China Minmetals Australian operations and launches its first, dedicated Australian Sustainability Report. ACBC members, partners and guests are cordially invited to attend an evening presentation and gala dinner, when the Senior Vice President of China Minmetals Corporation, one of the largest State Owned Enterprises in China, will out...
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La Trobe Financial Schoalrship Program

20 Oct 2011

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton

Michael Qin, Supervisor ShineWing Hall Chadwick Pty Ltd ...
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China Advanced Leadership Delegation Dinner

20 Oct 2011

Ellis Rowan room at The Australian Club 110 William Street, Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000

SHEN, Xiaoming, Vice Mayor, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Anthony Klein, Partner, PwC ...
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“Victoria’s strengths and opportunities in Green Building design and construction in China”

12 Oct 2011

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton

Mr Tony Arnel, Chair of the World Green Building Council will speak about new opportunities for Victorian design, construction and investment in green buildings in China. Tony has recently facilitated China signing onto the World Green Building Council. Melbourne companies Hassell and Architektonic will also share their practical experiences of designing and creating green buidlings in China. Joburt received his B. Arch (Hon) degree from Deakin University.  He undertook fur...
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Chinese Investment in Australia -Unique insights from the mining industry: Presentation and book launch

30 Sep 2011

RMIT Building 13, Emily McPherson Building (cnr Russel and Victoria Streets), Level 3, Room 7

Dr Xueli (Charlie) Huang, RMIT University, and Dr Ian Austin, Edith Cowan University, are co-authors of Chinese Investment in Australia. Their book provides a comprehensive coverage on the key issues of Chinese investment in the Australian minerals industry based the authors’ extensive research and consulting experiences.  The book offers readers unique insights into the entry process, the management of Chinese investments in Australia, and their success factors and l...
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Practicalities of Doing Business in China Renminbi (RMB) Internationalisation and Opportunities

21 Sep 2011

Norton Rose, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

ACBC Victoria will host a presentation and practical discussion about exchange and settlement of trade with China through the RMB. In the current financial climate, and with new Chinese government financial policies being constantly introduced, this session is a must for all companies wanting to stay on top of opportunities to invest and trade with China. The session will focus on: • &nb...
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Philippa Jones & Dr David Kelly: Updates From China

12 Sep 2011

Baker & McKenzie Level 39, Rialto, 525 Collins St Melbourne

Philippa Jones, Managing Director, China Policy - ‘Setting up a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) as an SME in Beijing’   Dr. David Kelly, Research Director at China Policy - 'Questioning the China Model'   Philippa Jones A regulatory and trade policy specialist, Philippa set up China Policy following a career in research and the public sector. First ...
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Adam Cagliarini, Head of the Asian Economies Research Unit At the Reserve Bank of Australia “Current Economic Conditions”

18 Aug 2011

Corrs Cambers Westgarth, Level 36, 600 Bourke St Melbourne

Dr. Adam Cagliarini will brief ACBC members on the following topics: ·         Economic developments in the global economy, with particular emphasis on China; ·         Recent developments in the Australian economy; and ·         Considerations for monetary policy. Adam Cagliarini Biography His re...
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The first public address by the Premier on Victoria’s relationship with China

09 Aug 2011

RACV Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne

The Hon. Ted Baillieu MLA - Premier of Victoria The Baillieu Government’s China Strategy The Premier will outline the Victorian Government’s views on the Australia China relationship, and prospects for Victoria.  ...
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The China Story – the Next Chapter

08 Aug 2011

RACV 501 Bourke Street Melbourne

Andrew Michelmore commenced with MMG in June 2009 after his tenure as CEO of Zinifex and OZ Minerals. He has spent more than 28 years in the metals and mining industry, including 12 years at WMC.   Paulo Maia became CEO of HSBC Bank Australia in July 2009, having joined the bank in 1993. HSBC offers renminbi denominated financial products to the Australian market.   Robin Chambers is a lawyer with 30 years experience i...
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Lunch with Australian Ambassador Designate Frances Adamson

26 Jul 2011

Rio Tinto, on Collins St

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AUSTRALIA – CHINA 2.0 TRADE MISSION TO CHINA

14 Jul 2011

Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street

The Australian Government together with the Asia Society/Asialink and the Australia China Business Council invite you to an afternoon briefing on China hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP. Attend this briefing in Melbourne to hear the Minister explain the importance of the next phase of economic engagement between our two countries, "Australia—China 2.0". This seminar will explore China’s economic trajectory over the next 30 ye...
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Meeting with the Hon Richard Dalla Riva MLC Victorian Minister for Manufacturing Exports & Trade

12 Jul 2011

Victorian Business Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Roundtable with the Minister The Hon Richard Dalla-Riva, Minister for Manufacturing, Export and Trade.  This follows discussions with the Minister and his staff, as he has expressed interest in better understanding China, the manufacturing sector and your experiences with regard to the China market, in terms of issues arising for Victoria. ...
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China's New Media Landscape: Are you connecting with China's 500 million netizens?

05 Jul 2011

Chinese Museum, 22 Cochen Place, Melbourne

On 5 July 2011, more than 100 young professionals attended an Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) event at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne’s Chinatown precinct. The event focused on the rise of China’s ‘new media’, which represents a significant meeting point between China’s economic growth, entrepreneurialism and politics. The sector has attracted significant international scrutiny, with global stalwarts of the o...
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SME Roundtable Series Practicalities of Doing Business in China

23 Jun 2011

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton

Mr Charles Qin, Managing Director at Chin Communications Charles Qin has nearly twenty years of experience as a Mandarin interpreter and Chinese translator. Charles has worked at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, APEC, G20, World Expo, FTA negotiations and was the first ever interpreter to provide simultaneous interpreting in Parliament House for the inaugural visit of President Hu Jintao. In addition Charles has worked for Presidents, P...
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Clean Energy in China and Australia Energy efficiency, energy security and renewables

15 Jun 2011

Baker & McKenzie, Level 19,181 William Street, Melbourne

China is rapidly developing its clean technology capacity to meet its growing energy demands. It is a world leader in investment and manufacturing of many sources of renewable energies such as solar and wind technologies and creating opportunities for foreign firms to benefit from ambitious targets laid out in the 12th Five-year Plan. “China sees the rapid development of a clean energy economy as the way of the future and a high national priority” said The...
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53th Anniversary of the ‘Canton’ Trade Fair October 2011 Chen Chaoren, Vice Director of the China Foreign Trade Centre

24 May 2011

Allens Arthur Robinson, 530 Collins St

Together with colleagues from MOFCOM, Mr Chen Chaoren will cover changes to this famous China Import Export Fair, opportunities offered and will provide perspective on bilateral trade between Australia and China. ACBC’s co-hosts are the Consulate of the PRC represented by Wang Yongpu Consul Commercial and Niranjan Arasaratnam, Partner Allens Arthur Robinson.  The October Fair is also a celebration – it is the annivers...
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'Too many eggs in one basket? Australia-China trade after the mining boom' - The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI)

19 May 2011

Ondergronds Bar, 27 Russell St

The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) welcomes all young professionals, entrepreneurs and students to join us in discussing current issues in Australia-China trade and to meet with peers with a common interest in the bilateral relationship.   Niranjan Arasaratnam and Lin Yang from Allens Arthur Robinson will provide their insight and analysis on: ·         What is Australia&rs...
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Latest Thinking on Management Practices and Trends in China

04 May 2011

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton

“China’s ability to reach its potential in the global economy depends entirely on world-class, strategic HR leaders” said Brian Renwick, Managing Partner, Boyden China Limited. Brian discussed the findings of the soon to be released “The Boyden Report-China, Dominating the global economy: the impact on executive talent” with ACBC Victoria members.   Boyden interviewed a number of prominent businessmen living and working in China to obtain ...
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Challenges and Pitfalls Chinese companies face in investment in the Australian market

13 Apr 2011

Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Bourke Street Imperial Hotel, 2/8 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Brian Tyson, Managing Partner, Kreab Gavin Anderson Nick Maher, Partner, Kreab Gavin Anderson (KGA) Michael Morgan, Chair of Kreab Gavin Anderson  Australia’s Asia Group ...
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China Ministry of Commerce Delegation

09 Apr 2011

Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins St, Melbourne

ACBC, together with Invest Victoria, is pleased to invite you to meet the delegation led by Zhang Yingxin, Deputy Director General, Investment Promotion Agency, MOFCOM. Companies and sectors are listed in the attachment. The delegation comprises senior representatives from over 25 companies with interests in food (chickpeas importing, Muslim food processing), ICT (e-commerce) and renewable energy (solar and wind). This free event will feature business briefings on these sectors....
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Business Lunch: HE Dr Geoff Raby Ambassador to China Chinaʼs next five year plan: What does it mean for Australiaʼs economic growth?

29 Mar 2011

Latrobe Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Asialink and Asia Society AustraAsia Centre in collaboration with the Australia China Business Council are honoured to host a business luncheon with HE Dr Geoff Raby, Ambassador to the Peopleʼs Republic of China. After thirty years of frenzied investment-led expansion, Chinaʼs next Five Year Plan highlights for the first time a reduction in economic growth targets and a greater emphasis on sustainable growth. Dr Rabyʼs address at lunch will explore the implications of the Fiv...
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Australia China: Beyond Tomorrow Melbourne Education Event

28 Mar 2011

Hilton on the Park Melbourne

Themes: ·         Education goes beyond the mere dollars and cents/financial aspect, it builds bridges between Aust/Cn. “Iron ore can’t talk and coal can’t dance”, people are the core dimension, foundation of the relationship.   This expanding alumni are contributing to China’s development. Alumni awards. Edun the “foundation stones” BF of the relationship...
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Pressing legal issues for Australian businesses in China: A Practical Business Update

25 Mar 2011

BlueScope Steel Boardroom, Level 11, 120 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

From March 5, foreign firms investing in China now face a new regulatory framework, including new RO regulations and the upcoming creation of an investment review bureau, a FIRB-like body in China. This has led to commentary along the lines that the China market is beginning to close up. Graham Brown and Mme Wei Xin of Beijing JunZeJun Law Offices are visiting Australia and will provide an overview of changes: •N...
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Retaining Staff in China

15 Mar 2011

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton 3053

Retaining staff in China: What “hukou” reform means for Foreign Invested Enterprises in China • How are China’s trial urban residency reforms likely to impact upon Australian Companies? • What will be the impact upon companies’ labour turnover and costs? • What are desirable approaches to increase staff retention in China? At the end of 2009, China had 229.87 million rural migrant workers living and working ...
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Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative - 700million by 2020

09 Mar 2011

Ondergrounds Basement, 27 Russell Street [Corner of Russell St and Flinders Lane] Melbourne 3000

China’s “consumer class” continues to grow at a rapid rate and this will open up further opportunities for Australian trade and investment in China. Annual growth of 1% will result in a middle class of around 40% of the Chinese population in 2020, according to Dr Pradeep Taneja, a senior Lecturer in Asian Politics at the University of Melbourne. Dr Taneja examined how an increase in per-capita incomes will lead to greater demand for high-...
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Roundtable Discussion: HR Management in the public sector in Australia

02 Mar 2011

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton 3053, Melbourne VIC

Mr. Cai Baochen, Deputy Director-General, HR & Social Security Office of Gansu Province and Head of the Chinese Delegation. Dr Fang Lee Cooke, Professor of Human Resource Management and Chinese Studies School of Management RMIT University. HR management in the Public Service, perspectives from Australia and China. Zhining Yang, Investment Manager, Department of Business and Innovation.  The experience of working for the public service in Australia. ...
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China Market Forecast 2011

10 Feb 2011

Baker & McKenzie, 19/181 William Street, Melbourne

China Market Forecast 2011 ·         Potential downturn for Chinese resource demands from Australia ·         Expanding opportunities in the high-end manufacturing and services sectors ·      &nb...
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ACBC Meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Chen Yuming

09 Dec 2010

Government House Melbourne

Eighteen members of the ACBC Victorian State Committee met with China’s new Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Chen Yuming at Government House Melbourne on Thursday morning, 9 December 2010.  This ‘getting to know you meeting’ included host Charles Curwen CVO OBE, National Vice-President Ian McCubbin, former Victorian State President Robin Chambers and Executive Director Toni Feddersen. The meeting was at the Governor’s home reflected...
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Australia-China: Looking back over 2010 and into 2011

07 Dec 2010

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie St, Carlton

Laurie has over 25 years’ experience in Asia.  Prior to joining Austrade, Laurie was News Corporation's Chief Representative in China, responsible for the company's Chinese portfolio investments, joint ventures and wholly owned media operations.   Laurie has also served as a company director at Netease, a major NASDAQ-listed internet technology company, and as a policy officer in the Department of Trade and in DFAT. He is also one of Australia's leading Chinese ...
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The Basics of Business in China

22 Nov 2010

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton 3053

Ms Lu Nan is the Director of the International Exhibition Department at the Tianjin Sub-Council of CCPIT. She is currently on exchange to ACBC Victoria. Lu Nan's presentation will cover the basics of doing business in China, including how to successfully import and export, how to invest and how to stay ah...
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China Market Update

26 Oct 2010

Hunt & Hunt, Level 26, The Galleria 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Nick Yan and Jasmine Lu are Senior Business Development Managers with the Victorian Government.   During their briefing they will comment on: ·  Pathways available for exporters to access Chinese markets ·  Market challenges and ways of dealing with them ·  Case studies of successful and less successful clients Their briefing will focus on ...
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Davies Collison Cave hosts visiting delegation from Zhejiang, China Discussion and Luncheon

25 Oct 2010

Level 15, No.1 Nicholson Street, Melbourne

Event details: • Welcome, brief presentation and discussion (11.00am – 12:20pm) • Buffet Lunch (12.30pm) • Visit concludes (2.00pm)   Format: • Welcome and introductions (10 min) - Keith Leslie, senior partner • Overview of DCC and Australian IP System (20 min) - Mark Roberts, partner • Open discussion (5...
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EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN AUTO

20 Oct 2010

Investment Centre Victoria, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

China - The world’s largest and fastest growing automotive market. Speakers: David Chuter, Chief Marketing Officer, Futuris Automotive Group and Frank Paton, Special Consul, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers Middle East – Australia’s largest export market for automobiles Find out more about these two significant markets for Australian auto companies,  China and the Middle East, from industry specialists, exporters and govern...
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Business Address and Dinner with Vivek Tulpule Head of Economics and Chief Economist, Rio Tinto

11 Oct 2010

Fitzroy Ballroom, Hotel Sofitel, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

In 2005 Vivek became Head of Economics and Chief Economist for Rio Tinto. In this role he is responsible for assessing the economic environment and markets in which the company operates. This includes the global macro economy, commodity demand, supply and prices and the implications of global shifts such as climate change. Vivek began his career as an economist in the Australian Public Service with roles in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Department of Environment and Heri...
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ACBC Presentation for La Trobe Financial Services Workplacement Scholarship Program

07 Oct 2010

ACBC Boardroom, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Speakers: Toni Feddersen, Executive Director, Australia China Business Council David Chu, Managing Director, Shinewing Australia, Board member of ACBC Victoria   ...
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Student Cross Cultural Program (SCCP) : La Trobe University (LTU) and Peking University (PKU) in China visit to ACBC

05 Oct 2010

ACBC

The SCCP is a four week annual reciprocal program. Participants from PKU visit LTU for two weeks and an equivalent number of students from LTU visit PKU for a same period of time. During the visit, students participate in “focused topic” seminars and discussions, learn about local culture and customs and undertake site visits to key political, commercial, industrial and governmental organizations and well-known university campuses. This program aims to provide students from bot...
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Zhuhai (Melbourne) Investment Environment Presentation

29 Sep 2010

Melbourne, Australia

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China’s 12th Five Year Plan: Transformation, Upgrade and Opportunities for Engagement

22 Sep 2010

The Graduate House, The University of Melbourne, 220 Leicester Square

Professor Li Xindan, one of China’s foremost economic and financial experts, is excellently placed to comment upon the direction of China’s current economy and upcoming national economic strategy, including: -          China’s next Five Year Plan, and its implications for trade and investment -          China and the post-GFC global economy: China leading the gl...
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Roundtable Discussion on the Public Sector in Australia

10 Sep 2010

Investment Center Victoria-46th Floor, 55 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000

 Background: A Chinese delegation of officials representing diverse government authorities will be in Melbourne and wishes to learn about: -how government works in Australia - Management practice in public sector -APS system and reforms as well as newly amended PS ACT -The transparency of government administration -Public monitor on public service.  ...
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An Inside Story of China Today

31 Aug 2010

Level 2, RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Jonathan Fenby is the author of the Penguin History of China. He was Editor in Chief of South China Morning Post. Mr Fenby will be coming for the Melbourne Writers’ Festival and we are invited to host a lunch jointly presented with Australian Institute of International Affairs on 31 August. He wrote in the Guardian on 26 June 2010. ...
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The Economic Outlook

17 Aug 2010

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Flack Rooms, Level 19, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Dr. Tony Richards Head of the Economic Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia Tony Richards is Head of the Economic Analysis Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia where he oversees the RBA’s analysis of the domestic and international economies for the monetary policy process. He began his career in the Reserve Bank, before moving to the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC where he spent ten years working on international c...
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Private Lunch with Sir David Akers-Jones

12 Aug 2010

Library Room, Park Hyatt Hotel, 1 Parliament Square Off Parliament Place

Sir David Akers-Jones Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Chairman of the Board Hysan Development Company Limited Chairman of GAM Hong Kong Limited Deputy Chairman of CNT Group Limited Director, China Everbright International Limited Director K. Wah International Holdings Limited   Sir David Akers-Jones was formerly the Chief Secretary of Hong Kong. As a company director he is now ...
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Professor Wang Chenguang, Special Adviser to the Supreme People’s Court of China (since 2003) and Arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, CIETAC) since 1993

28 Jun 2010

Allens Arthur Robinson, Level 27, 530 Collins Street,Melbourne

Professor Wang Chenguang Special Adviser to the Supreme People’s Court of China (since 2003) and Arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, CIETAC) since 1993 Wang Chenguang is one of China’s leading business law experts in international economic and trade arbitration. He is former Dean of Law School at Tsinghua University. Questions which...
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Business Forum for MOFCOM Delegation

19 Jun 2010

Banking Chamber, Ground Floor KPMG 147 Collins Street

Welcome by ACBC and introduction – Jason Chang (President ACBC VIC) Welcome by Andrew Ferrington, Executive Director Industry and Trade the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) Response by Zhang Yingxin Deputy Director General, China Investment Promotion Agency, MOFCOM Keynote remarks by the Honourable Mr Steve Bracks, Former Premier of Victoria, and Senior Advisor, KPMG Australia ·   &nb...
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Melbourne-Tianjin Building Prosperity together ACBC-Enterprise Melbourne Luncheon

17 Jun 2010

Level 17, RACV Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne

Melbourne – Tianjin Sister Cities In 1980, Melbourne and Tianjin established a sister city relationship – the first such relationship between an Australian city and a city in the People’s Republic of China. Since the relationship was established many significant exchanges, events and partnerships have taken place in the areas of cultural, educational and business cooperation. Melbourne and Tianjin share respect, contacts and on‐the‐ground intelli...
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Many HR issues are common to both countries. Which impact your business most?

08 Jun 2010

Hunt & Hunt Level 26 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Wilkin Fon is a director of the retailing company Jeanswest, a wholly owned subsidiary of the multinational Glorious Sun Enterprises Ltd based in Hong Kong. Jeanswest has over 240 stores spread across all states and territories of Australia as well as New Zealand. Born in Hong Kong, Mr Fon was educated in the US at University of Oregon and Iowa State University. From an early career in the banking and finance sector, he has developed wide management consultancy ...
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Risks in International Business

27 May 2010

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Level 14 Casselden Place, 2 Lonsdale Street (Corner Spring Street)

Geoffrey Peck Account Director Forensic Group Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu   Topics: How to manage ·         Governance ·         Integrity, and ·         Ethical dealing How to maintain · &nbs...
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Business Address and Dinner with HE Dr Geoff Raby, Ambassador to China

26 May 2010

Fitzroy Ballrom, Hotel Sofitel, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

Dr Raby arrived in Beijing on 3 February 2007, and presented his Credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of China, HE Mr Hu Jintao, on 11 May 2007. Ambassador Raby was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) from November 2002 to November 2006. He has held senior positions in DFAT, including First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001-2002), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World...
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VIP Luncheon at the Australian pavilion at World Exposition 2010 in Shanghai

22 May 2010

World Exposition 2010 in Shanghai

This exclusive event will be held in the VIP area of the Australian pavilion, and forms part of a limited series of invitation-only activities throughout the Expo highlighting Australia’s relationship with China } – delete if not required. ...
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China as a Great Power: Some Implications for Australia Prof Ross Garnaut AO

13 May 2010

Level 17, RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Ross Garnaut has been a Professor of Economics in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University since 1989. In 2008, he was appointed a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a Professorial Fellow in the University's Faculty of Economics and Commerce. Professor Garnaut's part-time appointment, which will commence after the completion of the Garnaut Climate Change Review, is attached to the Department of Economics an...
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Shaoxing Delegation Visit

20 Apr 2010

ACBC Vic office, Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

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"Practical Issues: Doing Business in China"

25 Mar 2010

Boardroom, ACBC Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr. Charles Brent MD Australia China Trade & Investment Group Pty Ltd Former Commissioner of Greater China and Chief Representative Victoria Government Dr. Ron Lane MD Trout and Partners Australia Graham Brown Principal Beijing JunZeJun Law Offices   A China briefing led by Charles Brent, in association with Dr Ron Lane and Graham Brown. It would be a precious opportunity to listen to their experience and...
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Discussion Roundtable with Mr Alan Morrell, Senior Trade Commissioner, Beijing, Austrade

02 Mar 2010

Solomon Room, 10th floor, Australia Post, 111 Bourke St, Melbourne

Mr Alan Morrell Senior Trade Commissioner, Beijing Alan manages the North China network of Austrade offices with locations in Beijing, Dalian, Qingdao and Xian. This area of 16 provinces includes both large cities and urban areas, as well as more remote regions in the North West and North East of the country. He came to this role in September 2008 having transferred from Guangzhou where he had managed the South China network for Austrade. Directly prior to this he was...
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China Market Forecast 2010

25 Feb 2010

Westin III, Westin Hotel, 205 Collins Street, Melbourne

Outlook for China in the Year of the Tiger: Shen Weilian, Consul General for the PRC, Patron of ACBC Victoria   Economic Forecast and Outlook for Foreign Investment: Prof Ian Harper, Director, Access Economics, eminent Australian economist, at the forefront of financial market reform in Australia   Financial and Corporate Governance Developments in China: Prof On Kit Tam, Independent Director, First Stat...
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Rowan Callick Lunch Briefing

11 Feb 2010

Hunt & Hunt, Level 26, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Topics for discussion:   ·         China and the World ·         Bubbles and Quality Growth ·         Exchange Rate ·         Political and Social Framework ·         Inve...
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A Shanghai Window on the Australia-China Relations

09 Feb 2010

Canberra Room, the Hotel Windsor, 100-150 Spring Street, Vic 3000

Consul General Connor took up his posting in Shanghai in July 2008. He was previously Assistant Secretary of the North East Asia Division of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has been a speech writer to both Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade. Positions have included Political Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing from 1993-97. He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and Japanese. ...
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Grand celebration on the 30 anniversary of the sister state relationship btwn JS & Vic (Charles Qin)

14 Dec 2009

ANZ Boardroom

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Diplomatic briefing by Les Luck Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong

09 Dec 2009

DFAT Conference Room Level 14, Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Mr Luck will offer his views on internal developments in Hong Kong and issues regarding the relationship with Australia. ...
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Diplomatic briefing by Les Luck Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong

09 Dec 2009

DFAT Conference Room Level 14, Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Mr Luck will offer his views on internal developments in Hong Kong and issues regarding the relationship with Australia. ...
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Business Mission to Hong Kong

30 Nov 2009 to 04 Dec 2009

Hong Kong

This mission is designed to provide a cost-effective entry to the Hong Kong market, expose mission members to one of Asia’s freest economies and gateway to China. Apart from a comprehensive and customised business-matching program, mission members will also be able to participate in the Hong Kong Forum, featuring high calibre Asia’s regional business and government leaders on topics of China and Hong Kong business opportunities, financing, marketing and branding, and market e...
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The Annual China Business Address: ' The Mortimer Report' one year on ‘THE MORTIMER REPORT’ ONE YEAR ON: Perspectives on the Australia/China relationship

25 Nov 2009

River Room, Level 1, Crown Towers 8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC 3006

David Mortimer AO David Mortimer AO is Chairman of Australia Post, Leighton Holdings and Crescent Capital Partners. He led the independent Review of Export Policies and Programs, released in 2008 and commissioned by the federal government.   David Mortimer will share his perspective on the findings and application of The Mortimer Report – one year on. In light of the report and his experience in chairing major Austral...
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China Briefing

12 Nov 2009

Rio Tinto Limited, Level 33,120 Collins Street Melbourne

Laurie has 25 years experience dealing with Asia in corporate, advisory and government roles and has been based in Asia (Guangzhou, Beijing Taipei and now Shanghai) for over 15 years. He currently leads Austrade’s network of offices across Korea, Japan, mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong which includes 173 staff in 21 offices (including 12 offices in China). Austrade is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency, assisting Austra...
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An overview of High Tech Investment Opportunities in Dalian

06 Nov 2009

Graduate House, 220 Leister Street Carlton Street Carlton Vic

Madam Liu Xiaoying Director of Dalian Science and Technology Bureau Director of the Dalian Intellectual Property Rights Bureau President of the Dalian Business Incubation Association.   Madam Liu is travelling with 9 other senior officials and enterprises from Dalian and will introduce Dalian’s Scientific and Technology Industries and will give an update on the attractive investment environment of Dalia...
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‘Opening the doors to heart health – now and in the future’ Professor Garry Jennings AM Director Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute has pleasure in inviting

06 Oct 2009

Habersberger Family Suite (level 7),Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 75 Commercial Road,Melbourne

At 6:45pm Professor Garry Jennings AM will launch the ‘Australia Chinese Scientific Exchange Program’ an initiative of Baker IDI & University of Beijing Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. Guest Speakers: Professor Xiao-Jun Du       Head, Experimental Cardiology   Professor Jaye Chin-Dusting   Executive Director (Science Strategy) ...
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China Briefing By Mr Clinton Dines Former President BHP China

30 Sep 2009

Deloitte, Chinese Services Group, Level 10, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne TBC.

Topic: Changes in China and how this has influenced the Chinese Business Environment Today. Mr Clinton Dines has a degree in Asian Studies from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His studies concentrated on Chinese Economics. He is also a graduate of the Course in International Management at INSEAD in France. Mr Dines first arrived in China in 1979 on a post graduate program arranged by Griffith University and has been living and working in the Greater China ...
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ACVW Project- Biotech Seminar

29 Sep 2009

Board Room, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

A particular aim with this roundtable is to promote knowledge about changing policies, processes and structures and to encourage a sharing of issues and experiences with regard to operating in China (if Australian) and operating in Australia (if Chinese). We plan to take a “bilateral” look, to consider our own policies and processes and the “fit” with China. I understand there are significant changes to facilitate R&D in China.  ...
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Shandong Delegation Meeting

23 Sep 2009

Investment Centre Victoria, L46, 55 Collins Street

A delegation from Shandong will come to Melbourne prior to a visit to Sydney where they will attend the Australia China Business Council’s Investment Forum and sign an MOU while there. ...
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China’s Enforcement Of Intellectual Property Rights Towards “Harmonious World”

17 Sep 2009

Allens Arthur Robinson, Level 34, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne

Professor Nie Jianqiang The Law School, Wuhan University China   Chair, Michael Pattison, Partner with Allens Arthur Robinson an authority on Information & Communications Technology matters. Professor Nie Jianqiang has a Doctor Juris (summa cum laude) from The World Trade Institute, University of Berne Switzerland. He is a Professor of Law, Wuhan University School of Law, a Vice - Director, Wuh...
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Develop Your Business of Accounting, Auditing & Investment Services in Asia - meeting with the Asian gurus.

16 Sep 2009

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

ACBC, CPA Australia, Melbourne City Council, Austrade and Victoria State Government are pleased to invite you to a network function at 4:00pm-6:00pm on Sept 16th to meet with the senior services specialists from the leading advisory firms from Asian countries, including six of them from China.   So why attend? Their firms represent big corporate or key government departments. They are the local gurus in the fields of accounting, auditing and investment ...
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"Is The Chinese Stimulus Package Working? What Does It Mean To Australia? " China Briefing by Professor Cui Zhiyuan School of Public Policy and Management Tsinghua University, Beijing

31 Aug 2009

Deloitte, Chinese Services Group, Level 10, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Professor Cui Zhiyuan Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, Beijing is in Melbourne briefly. We are privileged to jointly host this well known political economist. Thanks to Confucius Institute at Melbourne University.   After registering double digit economic growth rates for more than two decades China’s GDP was cut in half by the Global Financial Crisis. With a $586 billion (4 trillion RMB) fiscal stimulus package introduc...
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The Business of Sport: China Mission Exporting our sports capabilities – November 2009 Mission Launch

20 Aug 2009

Investment Centre Victoria Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Melbourne and Victoria are recognised globally as Australia’s sporting centre of excellence and the leader in the provision of sports-related products, services and innovation. China post-Olympics still requires extensive development in their professional sports codes, management and infrastructure. China’s 4 trillion RMB (US$585 billion) economic stimulus package, announced in November 2008, includes money for cultural and sports- related infrastructure, with many local and ...
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Business with China, Basketball, Geelong

17 Aug 2009

The Geelong Arena, Victoria Street, North Geelong

Hear from Chinese consular representatives Meet with AusTrade, the Geelong Export Network, and the Australia China Business Council Network with other businesses involved in China ...
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The Wanwu Initiative-Insight into the China Energy and Environmental Services Market

07 Aug 2009

ACBC, Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street, Melbourne

Clean Energy Briefing by David Dukes, Trade Commissioner, Austrade Beijing ...
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Next Generation of Business in China ICT Industry Seminar in the Australia China Victoria Wide Project – Opening the Doors to Export supported by the Victorian Government

21 Jul 2009

PricewaterhouseCoopers The Edwin Flack 1, level 19, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

China ICT Overview in the GFC: Quentin Bai, Senior Export Adviser – ICT Austrade Keynote Speaker: Robert Rath, Chief Executive Officer, Sensis China   Niranjan Arasaratnam, Partner Communications, Media & Technology, Allens Arthur Robinson Roundtable: Opportunities for Mobile Solutions & Mobile Games Applications in China China Mission, Expo Preparations, Cultural presentations ...
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Alan Morrell and Phil Ingram Roundtable

09 Jul 2009

ACBC Boardroom, Level 1, 172 Bourverie Street, Carlton, Melbourne

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KEY NOTE Speech on “Chinese Investment in Australian Resources – Where to next?”

03 Jul 2009

Level 2, Bourke Room, RACV Club – 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Owen Hegarty CEO of HK listed G-Resources : “the new force in Gold in Asia” Chairman Tigers Realm Minerals, Director Fortescue Metals, Director Range River Gold, Director of the Australian Institute of Minerals Founder OXIANA (now OZ Minerals) Owen Hegarty has been described as a “colourful” mining identity and ambassador for his industry. He has nearly 40 years experience in mining. He is former Managing Direct...
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John Garnaut & Graham Harman Roundtable

18 Jun 2009

Level 26, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne

John Garnaut Beijing-based Asia Economics Correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Amongst others, he has written for The International Herald Tribune, China's Caijing Magazine and Indonesia's Tempo Magazine. Prior to journalism, John worked as a financial services lawyer in Melbourne.   Graham Harman Graham Harman is Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy at Citi Investment Research Australia/NZ...
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Round table briefing with Madam Jenny He, Lawyer at Henan Golden Diamond law Firm in Henan, China

04 Jun 2009

Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers. Level 13, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Jenny will speak on the relatively new contract law and dispute resolution in China and is happy to take questions from members. Mme He is an outstanding speaker and this is a valuablet opportunity to update your knowledge on legal matters in China. ...
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National Launch: Benefits to Australian Households of Trade With China

15 May 2009

Investment Centre Victoria Level 46, 55 Collins St, Melbourne

Keynote Speaker The Hon John Brumby MP Premier of Victoria   Worth more than $3400 per year to the average Australian household, bilateral trade and investment with China is one of the most vital issues to Australia’s longterm economic prosperity and critical to our success as Australia recovers from the global recession. Independently prepared by Stephen Bartos of the Allen Consu...
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Australia & China – Victoria Wide Metropolitan Melbourne to regional and rural Victoria - China and its regions Sharing the Insights, Extending the Networks

14 May 2009

Melbourne Town Hall

There will be case studies from well known, and less well known companies. Hear what other cities, regions and their constituent companies are doing, have the opportunity to canvass ideas, raise concerns and share your experiences. As China also is encouraging economic and business development across its regions we also aim to ensure that the benefits of trade and investment are spread “Victoria wide.”   Key forum presenters will include:...
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Opportunities for Australian Super Funds in China Forum

07 May 2009

Peter Osborne is currently the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)’s National Manager Investment responsible for the delivery of the Australian government’s inward foreign direct investment function across Austrade’s global and Australian network. ...
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Opportunities for Australian Super Funds in China Forum

07 May 2009

Melbourne Town Hall Supper Room Swanston St, Melbourne

Opening Address: David Sarkin, Partner, Holding Redlich Chair: Toni Feddersen, Executive Director, Australia China Business Council (Victoria) Speakers: Counsellor Wang Yongpu, Consul and Head of the Economic & Commercial Office of the Chinese Consulate (Vic) Counsellor Wang Yongpu heads the Economic & Commercial Office of the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne, a special division of the Chinese...
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Twilight Briefing on "China and Educational Reform in a globalised world "

30 Apr 2009

Council Meeting Room, Melbourne Town Hall

Presenters: Dr Dahle Suggett / Deputy Secretary, Office for Policy, Research and Innovation, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.   So why China? Minister Pike visited China in September last year. Dr. Dahle will talk about the outcomes this year from proposals for the sharing of knowledge and innovation, and the challenges and opportunities for the education sector, both private and public and for the m...
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Round table brief with Madam Jenny He

23 Apr 2009

Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers. Level 13, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Madam Jenny He is a lawyer at Henan Golden Diamond Law Firm, in Henan, China. Jenny specialises in a range of practice areas, including corporate matters, foreign direct investment, M&A work and securities. Jenny also deals with capital raising and reorganisation of listed companies in Henan, due diligence on target companies and drafting legal documents.  Jenny's clients have included a number of major international corporations. Jenny has a Master's...
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The Hon Tanya Chan Roundtable Discussion

07 Apr 2009

Conference Room, DFAT, Level 14, 2 Lonsdale St. Melbourne

Personal Particulars Public Office l   Legislative Council Member l   Central & Western District Council Member n   Chairperson of Concern Group on Urban Renewal Projects n   Vice Chairperson of Culture, Leisure, & Social Affairs Committee Political Affiliation...
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Forum-Young Entrepreneurs in China and Australia

19 Mar 2009

Carrillo Gantner Theatre Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne

Catherine Cervasio Managing Director ALUXE / ARO MABABY Catherine Cervasio founded AROMABABY, the world’s first all natural babycare brand in Australia and exporting to Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand and USA. Richard Gu AXF GRO UP Managing Director Richard is the director and founder of the AXF Group. The company has received several awards for its renowned projects at Pu-Dong International Airport, Shanghai City Link, and MagLev Train St...
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informal table discussion with Mr Ross McGregor Founder and Managing Director, Rapid Offshore & Mr Ed Smith Managing Director, Beijing Consulting Group

19 Mar 2009

Level 1, Confucius Institute, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Melbourne

Hear from young Australian Entrepreneurs who set up the consulting service business in Shanghai and Beijing. Ross McGregor has lived in Shanghai for 8 years and is the Founder and Managing Director of Rapid Offshore. A company that began with exporting Corporate Promotional items and stemmed in to Consulting, Research and Procurement. Beijing Consulting Group, set up in 2000, has grown to be one of the largest Australianowned business consulting firms in China. Hear about the issues of s...
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Second Wind What’s next for China? Christopher Wright Breakfast Briefing Australian Deputy Consul General (Commercial) and Austrade Senior Trade Commissioner in Shanghai

11 Mar 2009

Level 26, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne

• What’s happened to the China Boom? • What can we expect next? • What does it mean for investors and traders? • How do Australian companies figure in the forward projections? Christopher has extensive experience and expertise in East Asia going back more than twenty years working as an intelligence officer in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and as a senior business executive and diplomat in China an...
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GBO Australia China Luncheon

19 Feb 2009

Queens Hall, Parlaiment House

The keynote speakers will examine bilateral relations, future project developments and the strengths and opportunities. The progress and developments will be evaluated in areas of economy, trade, energy, environmental protection, technology and education with Australia's major trading partner. The two hour luncheon will deliver vital developments in economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment relevant to export, manufacturing, trade and all business sectors betw...
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Anhui Delegation

18 Feb 2009

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2009 Chinese New Year of the Ox Gourmet Asian Dinner and Wine Experience

08 Feb 2009

Alto, Level 25 The Langham, Melbourne, One Southgate Avenue Melbourne, Victoria 3006

Special Guest of Honour for the Evening The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, The Rt. Hon. Robert Doyle Featuring an exquisite signature menu designed by Hong Kong-born Anthony Ross, Executive Chef at The Langham Melbourne. Anthony uses his highly refined techniques from his extensive French and Asian training coupled with the very best local produce to create signature dishes that are both innovative, visually exciting and completely memorable. He will p...
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What is Really Happening Behind the Great Wall of Money? Insights from managing money for the People’s Republic of China and having a domestic Joint Venture in China

29 Jan 2009

Bourke Room 1, Level 2, RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Anthony is the Asia CEO of AXA Rosenberg & AXA IM and a member of AXA IM's group executive committee in Paris. AXA Rosenberg currently manages money on behalf of significant Chinese companies including the Chinese National Social Security Pension Fund (NSSF), and Anthony has an unparelled insight into the current thinking of the Chinese government and their investment and economic strategies. AXA also has a wealth management joint venture with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. He...
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Rowan Callick Lunch Briefing

16 Dec 2008

Room 29&30, Level 5, KPMG, 147 Collins Street Melbourne

Rowan Callick grew up in England, graduating with a BA Honours from Exeter University. He worked for a daily newspaper in the north east before moving in 1976 to Papua New Guinea, where he became general manager of a locally owned publishing, printing and retail group. In 1987 he moved to Australia, working for almost 20 years for The Australian Financial Review, finally as Asia Pacific Editor. He was China Correspondent for the AFR, based in Hong Kong, from 1996-2000. From 1990-1992 he wa...
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2008 China Oration Dinner-The Hon Simon Crean MP Federal Minister for Trade New developments in trade policy for Australia (tbc)

08 Dec 2008

Clarendon Ballroom, Langham Hotel Melbourne, One Southgate Avenue Melbourne, Victoria 3006

Australia IS impacted by global economic upheavals, but there are encouraging signs. How does the Federal Government see the Australia China relationship developing with our reliance on commodities, foreign investment and a declining dollar? How we will achieve international competitiveness and export growth? The China Oration is the ACBC's premier annual event and will be held in Victoria in 2008. It is an event of national networking significance, given by leading fi...
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AUSTRALIA CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL VICTORIAN DIVISION 11TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

30 Oct 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers L18, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

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Managing risks across cultures Including the impact of New Media

15 Oct 2008

Hotel Winsor

Jointly presented by the Australia China Business Council & The Allen Consulting Group Australia China Public Affairs Forum 2008 will reveal best practice management of the risks you are likely to face in doing business across cultures and systems: in both China and Australia. This forum will consider geo-political and culture diversity and share information on the latest trends and developments in dealing wi...
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Unleashing the Tiger? Competition Law in China and Hong Kong

08 Oct 2008

Melbourne Law School The University of Melbourne 185 Pelham Street Carlton Victoria Australia THEATRE G08 GROUND FLOOR

August 2008 will see China host the world’s greatest sporting competition for the first time in history. It will also be the month in which China’s long-awaited Anti-Monopoly Law, hailed as the country’s “economic constitution”, takes effect and the Hong Kong government will conclude consultation on proposals for its first competition law. We invite you to register for a significant one-day conference on these developments. They have substantial implications...
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Breakfast Briefing China Infrastructure: Playing the Boom Expert industry analysis of the current state of infrastructure in China. Opportunities for Business Development and Investment.

02 Oct 2008

Citi Smith Barney, Level 15, 120 Collins St, Melbourne

Host: Citi Smith Barney Michael Komesaroff - Principal Urandaline Investments With over 30 years of experience working in Asia’s mineral industries, several as President of Rio Tinto Japan as well as in China, Komesaroff has an extensive network and intimate knowledge of Chinese industry. His company specializes in China’s capital intensive industries, electricity, power, energy, mining and metals and his services extend to many of the world&rsqu...
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DINNER WITH KEYNOTE BY HE DR GEOFF RABY Swifter, Higher, Stronger? China’s Economy & Business Prospects Post-Olympics

30 Sep 2008

The Carrillon Room, Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Following the success of The Beijing Olympics, all eyes are on the Chinese economy. With US$40.9 billion spent on the construction of sports facilities and traffic infrastructure, the investment is estimated to have boosted Beijing's economy by 2 percent annually over seven years.  Some predict the end of these good economic times. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear Ambassador Geoff Raby, Australia’s most senior representative to China reflect on what lies...
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A complimentary breakfast briefing on “War stories and lessons learnt- Counterpointing Ventures in China and Australia”

19 Sep 2008

Edwin Flack I & II, PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, Freshwater Place 2 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne Vic 3001

Host: PriceWaterhouseCoopers Niranjan Arasaratnam, partner, Allens Arthur Robinson, will draw on 5 case studies and discuss • Managing the myriad (and often hidden) stakeholders in Chinese companies • Enforcing contracts in an opaque legal environment • Navigating murky legal "grey areas" • Culture wars in Sino-foreign joint ventures - setting a contractual framework to align both par...
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National Aus - CSCAP Regional Security Issues Forum

04 Sep 2008 to 05 Sep 2008

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room Level 1 / Sidney Myer Asia Centre University of Melbourne (Gate 4) Swanston Street Parkville VIC 3010

·         Keynote address by The Hon Stephen Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs on regional security issues and implications for Australia. ·         Interactive panel discussions on issues including security implications of resource ownership in Australia, the state of the ‘war on terror&rs...
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Business Luncheon on “Listing in Hong Kong - an international financial centre & gateway to China”

21 Aug 2008

Sydney Room, Sofitel Hotel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Special guest speaker: Mr. Lawrence Fok Executive Vice President, Hong Kong Stock Exchange Mr. Lawrence Fok is the Executive Vice President and Head of Issuer Marketing Division of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and is responsible for promoting the role of the Exchange to potential issuers. Mr. Fok joined the Stock Exchange in 1992 and has over 20 years of experience in financial services and securities regulatory work. Before joining the Stock Exc...
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Expatriates in China - Breakfast Seminar

15 Aug 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2 Southbank Boulevard Southbank Vic 3006

David Cullen, our Shanghai based lead Expatriate  Tax Partner, who will be sharing with us the latest information regarding:  • The economic climate in China  • Compliance and personal tax issues  • Minimising the cost of having people on the ground in China    DAVID CULLEN, TAX PARTNER  Prior to coming to Shanghai in early 1997, David...
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PREMIER’S CHINA ADDRESS-The Hon. John Brumby MP Premier of Victoria

05 Aug 2008

Carillon Room, Sofitel Hotel, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

The Hon. John Brumby MP has been invited to speak on the progress of the Victorian Government’s China Strategy which was first developed in 2005 with the significant involvement of the Australia China Business Council Victoria. The Premier will also discuss the outcomes of his recent visit to China where he promoted industry sectors critical to Victoria’s development. These Sectors included Victoria’s innovative, creative and knowledge-intensive industries such as biote...
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Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne Free Pre-Olympic Chinese

04 Aug 2008 to 12 Aug 2008

Confucius Institute University of Melbourne 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presentation on general cross-cultural awareness & practical guide to understanding Chinese culture  Basic Chinese  ...
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Doing Business in China: How Australian companies make their decisions when entering the Chinese market

28 Jul 2008

Level 2, RACV Club 501 Bourke St., Melbourne

The report will be launched by  Ms Green Yang  Senior Export Advisor, Austrade    Report by  Dr Jane Menzies  Dr Mona Chung  Professor Stuart Orr   Faculty of Business and Law  Deakin University    China has shown a remarkable rate of economic growth over the last 10 year...
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China Today – Australian Business Briefings

23 Jul 2008

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

At China Today, visiting international authorities will reveal the very latest developments in China and examine their potential impact on every Australian company including yours.   Keynote speakers include: ·         Rt Hon Mike Moore, former Director General, World Trade Organisation (responsible for negotiating China’s WTO membership); and former Prime...
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A special lunch with Mr Sean Kelly Australian Consul General to Guang Zhou

10 Jul 2008

Sofitel, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Mr Kelly was most recently Director, Counter-Proliferation Section in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Previous positions have included Director, APEC Trade and Investment Liberalisation Section and Executive Officer, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan Affairs Section. He has also worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Austrade, as well as the private sector as a trade consultant in Asia. Overseas Mr Kelly has served in the Australian Embassy in Be...
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Discussion Roundtable Economic Update: China - Full Steam Ahead

27 May 2008

THE EAST ASIA ROOM, Level 34, 100 Queens St, Melbourne

A discussion roundtable with Amy Auster - Head of Foreign Exchange & International Economics Research at ANZ and Mark Pervan - Head of Commodities Research at ANZ. Amy and Mark will outline the latest ANZ research on the Chinese economy and the markets, in China and Australia, covering recent developments, trends and expectations; and give a brief overview of the Shanghai/Shenzhen Stock exchanges. They will cover the influence of China on the current commodities super cycle,...
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Doing Business in China

21 May 2008

Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3 CPD points

Many Australian companies now have a “China strategy”. The question is no longer whether to invest in China, but how to position your company for long-term success. This must attend seminar focuses on key legal issues for companies establishing or growing their China business.   Chair: Frank Paton, Partner, Hunt & Hunt   Anti-Monopoly Law • Present legislation prior to the...
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AUSTRALIA INDIA JOINT BUSINESS COUNCIL SUMMIT 2008

20 May 2008

Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston & Collins Streets Melbourne

The Australia India Business Council would like to invite you to attend The 2008 Joint Business Council (JBC) Gala Dinner and conference to be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 20 May. The JBC is being held along with the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), which is the forum for the highest level dialogue between Australia and India. The Hon. Mr. Kamal Nath, India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry will lead a high-level business delegation of senior executives from leading ...
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Discussion Roundtable with Alan Morrell, Senior Trade Commissioner to Guangzhou

14 May 2008

ACBC Premises

Mr Alan Morrell Senior Trade Commissioner, Guangzhou April 2008 Mr Morrell has been managing the South China network of Austrade offices since August 2007. Directly prior to this he was the Regional Senior Trade Commissioner for ASEAN (East) based in the Philippines and also covering Vietnam and Guam (2003-2007). Previous positions have included Senior Trade Commissioner to Pakistan & Afghanistan (2000-2002) and Trade Commissioner in Shang...
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Hebei Delegation Visit

11 May 2008

ACBC Vic office, Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Hebei Delegation Visit: to promote further cooperation of commercial and Industrial communities in both countries. ...
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Breakfast with special guest Dr Denis Simon “The Shifting Foreign Investment Climate in China”

15 Apr 2008

Alto Room, Level 25, the Langham Hotel, One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne

Dr Simon is one of a select group of global management experts with dual knowledge of business strategy & technology management and Asian business systems. He was last year formally recognized for his expertise by Premier Wen Jiabao when presented with China’s highest recognition award as a Foreign Expert.   Dr Simon is Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce at th...
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A special lunch with His Excellency Dr Geoff Raby Australian Ambassador to China “The Year of the Rat”

19 Mar 2008

West Tower Suite, Sofitel, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

There is no better time to hear from our Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby: After a change of government in Australia, at the start of a new year, with seemingly far reaching change in the financial world globally and exponential development across China, and topped off with the Olympics in August. Our Ambassador is eminently qualified to address these issues. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to China, as Deputy Secretary since November 2002, Dr Raby has been lead negotiator on WT...
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CCPIT ( China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) Delegation Visit

11 Mar 2008

Invest Centre Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Objective: Setting up a good long- term relationship between CCPIT and ACBC; Exploring the possible cooperation between two organizations in investment and trade promotion. Content: 1. The main tasks of CCPIT are rather equivalent to those of ACBC. Tasks of CCPIT 1. Providing government services chain for companies in accordance with various markets in diffe...
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Chinese Editor’s Visit

21 Feb 2008

ACBC Vic office, Level 1, 172 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Chinese Editor’s Visit: a group of visiting journalists from China. As we discussed, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is hosting a program for four senior journalists under the department's International Media Visits (IMV) program. The IMV program is intended to generate interested and informed media coverage of Australia and Australian interests. In 2007-08 the program will involve approximately 60 participants from around the world. T...
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Discussion Roundtable with John Garnaut (The AGE) and Dr Mark Crosby

20 Feb 2008

Boardroom Rio Tinto, Level 33, 120 Collins Street Melbourne Vic 3000

John Garnaut, Beijing based Economics Correspondent for The AGE who will be in Melbourne briefly and with Dr Mark Crosby, who is an academic economist and international business specialist at Melbourne Business School. Mark’s articles on the Chinese economy have aroused considerable press interest, particularly concerning China's recent economic growth, trade developments, and exchange rate arrangements. Together with John’s recent experiences on the ground in China, we c...
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CHINESE EDITORS' VISIT ‘Innovative Australia Group Media Visit'

16 Feb 2008 to 23 Feb 2008

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) International Media Visits Program Ms GUO Wei is a senior journalist with the China Environment News (CEN), with more than 20 years of experience in reporting and writing on environment-related topics.  Ms Guo is now a Chief-Editor/Reporter of the Paper's Industrial Economy Weekly.  Affiliated to China State Environmental Protection Administration, China Environme...
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CCPIT Delegation Visit

25 Jan 2008

Name List of CCPIT Delegation 1.         Mr. Du Zetian       Deputy Director General, Department of Sub-Council and Membership Affairs, CCPIT 2.         Mr. Liu Yi          Deputy Division Director, Department of Sub-Council and Membership Affairs, CCPIT 3.   &nbs...
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The Breakfast “China, Its Peaceful Development, Its Relations with Australia” H. E. Mr Zhang Junsai, Ambassador to Australia of the People's Republic of China

12 Dec 2007

The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

We are delighted that Ambassador Zhang Junsai has honoured ACBC by accepting our invitation to be our Guest of Honour and Guest Speaker at a Special Breakfast during this his first official visit to Victoria since recently taking up his important position as the PRC’s Ambassador to Australia.       Ambassador Zhang has held several senior appointments during his career with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Deputy Direct...
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Meeting with CCPIT delegation from China

06 Dec 2007

Boardroom, Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street Melbourne

Jim Short, Executive Director, ACBC Vic Liyan Yao, Executive Assistant, ACBC Vic Zhining Yang, Manger, International Investment, Invest Victoria Meeting with CCPIT delegation from China ...
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ACBC/Blake Dawson Briefing - Professor Michael Jacobs “The New Chinese Anti Monopoly Law”

05 Dec 2007

Blake Dawson, Level 39, 101 Collins Street Melbourne

Michael S. Jacobs B.A., Dartmouth College; J.D., Yale University, M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University Professor of Law Co-Director, International Aviation Law Institute Professor Jacobs is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the fields of antitrust and competition law. He has written widely on both topics, spoken at symposia and colloquia in the United States and around the world, and consulted with a variety of private ...
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2007 Annual General Meeting

21 Nov 2007

PwC, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Take the opportunity to have your say on any aspect of the Council’s  activities, and to meet with fellow members over a drink after the meeting.  ...
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Reception in honour of Mr Yang Weize Standing Member, Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China & Secretary, Wuxi Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China People’s Republic of China And Delegation

13 Nov 2007

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Level 14 Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street (cnr Spring Street) MELBOURNE 3000

Mr Yang Weize  Standing Member, Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China & Secretary, Wuxi Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China People’s Republic of China And Delegation ...
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Breakfast with Mr Yang and Delegation

07 Nov 2007

DFAT Boardroom, Level 14, Casselden Place, 2 Lonsdale Street(Cnr Lonsdale and Spring Streets)

Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, with a population of 4.5 million and a per capita GDP of around US$7600, is one of the fastest growing cities in China. It has the ninth largest GDP among mainland Chinese cities, and the fourth largest in the Yangtze-River Delta (after Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou). As the Party Secretary, Mr Yang is the most senior and influential official in Wuxi. Mr Yang's additional position as a Standing Member of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee rank...
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The Luncheon Robert McClelland MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

11 Oct 2007

The Australian Club, 110 William Street, Melbourne

Robert was elected as the Federal Member for Barton in March 1996 and has been the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs since December 2006.  Prior to this he held the Shadow Ministerial portfolios of Attorney General, Workplace Relations, Homeland Security and, most recently, Defence.  Robert has a Bachelor of Law (BA LLB) from the University of NSW and a Master of Law (MLB) from the University of Sydney. He has been a strong supporter of the Australia-US alliance and ...
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Breakfast With Special Guest Ted Plafker

09 Oct 2007

The Australian Club, 110 William Street, Melbourne

Ted Plafker is The Economist’s Chief Correspondent in Beijing. He has lived in China for 20 years and is recognized internationally as an expert commentator on key economic, business and political issues in contemporary China. He was the President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China in 2000–2003.    Mr Plafker is a regular contributor to a number of authoritative publications, including the Washington Post, the Internatio...
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Twilight Briefing with Special Guest Jenny Wallis Director of the Hong Kong Government’s Economic & Trade Office in Australia “Hong Kong – Australia’s Gateway to China”

13 Sep 2007

Level 27, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

After nine years as the Director of the Hong Kong Government’s Economic and Trade Representative Office in Australia and New Zealand, Jenny Wallis is leaving and returning to Hong Kong in mid September. The Victorian Division of the Australia China Business Council has enjoyed a warm and productive relationship with Jenny and her Office throughout her years in Australia. We are therefore pleased and fortunate to have this opportunity to farewell her; to hear her insights on the imp...
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“Connecting with China” Boardroom Luncheon with Owen Hegarty on “Growing in Asia Growing with Asia"

31 Jul 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Owen Hegarty is the Managing Director and CEO of successful Australian mining company Oxiana Limited. Owen was one of the founding directors of Oxiana and has taken what was a small exploration company 10 years ago, to what is today a $5 billion dollar company poised to become a major mining house. Oxiana was the third best performer in the ASX 100 for 2006. Owen has over 35 years direct experience in the global mining industry including 25 years with the Rio Tinto Group, where from 1988...
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“A Tale of Two Cities – the social costs of China's development”

18 Jul 2007

L34, ANZ Building, 100 Queen Street, Melbourne

Presenters:  Amy Auster | Head of International Economics, ANZ  Margaret Ward | XinXing AID for Street Kids      Amy Auster, Head of International Economics for ANZ, will discuss what China means for Australia and provide some insight how to position your business against the rise of China - taking advantage of China's competitive disadvantages. But whilst the economy is one of the fas...
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The ACBC/PwC Tax Briefing "China’s New Corporate Income Tax Law- What does it mean for your Business?"

16 Jul 2007

PwC, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

On 16 March 2007 China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), passed the long awaited China Corporate Income Tax Law (CIT Law) by dominant majority vote. This CIT reform is undoubtedly a significant milestone in China’s tax history since the turnover tax reform in 1994.    ACBC and PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia invites you to attend a briefing on the impact of tax reforms for foreign investors.  ...
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A special Breakfast with Ms Susan Dietz-Henderson Australian Consul-General, Shanghai, China “China: Challenges and Opportunities”

06 Jul 2007

Grand Ballroom, the Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

Ms Dietz-Henderson is a senior member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She was appointed Consul-General to Shanghai, one of the Australia’s important official positions in China, in February 2006. She has had extensive experience in senior roles with DFAT during her career, as outlined in the attached Biography. Immediately prior to her appointment to Shanghai she was the Assistant Secretary, Strategic Affairs Branch, with the Department in Canberra. ...
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Linatex Australia Melbourne Visit by Wuxi Delegation

25 Jun 2007

Attendees: Mr. Zhou Qian, CCP Secretariat of Wuxi New District Admin Committee Mr. Zhang Xiaosong, Vice Director of TaiLake Technology Park Mr. Pu Zhengyong,  CCP Affairs Division Chief of Wuxi New District Admin Committee Mr. Zhang Yuxia, Chief Executive, Wangzhuang Township Government Mr. Paul Que, Assistant  Director, IT Industry Office of Wuxi New District Mr. Barry White, Board Member & Pa...
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Dinner With a Delegation from Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

19 Jun 2007

Bokchoy Tang, Level 2, the Crossbar Building, Federation Square, cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Led by  Mr. Yang Weize  Standing Member, Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Secretary, Wuxi Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China  ...
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‘Business Opportunities in Ningbo, China’ By a Delegation from the NETDZ Ningbo, China

14 Jun 2007

Investment Centre Victoria Level 46, 55 Collins Street Melbourne

Ningbo Economic & Technical Development Zone (NETDZ)   Ningbo is one of the leading development locations in China, with its port now the 2nd largest in China, and 4th largest in the world. The world’s longest bridge is currently under construction to improve access between Ningbo and Shanghai. The NETDZ offers particularly attractive incentives for international firms and fast-tracking of projects for Australian companies.&...
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‘Investment Environment in Zhuhai’ By a Delegation from the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone, China

13 Jun 2007

Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street, Carlton

Zhuhai, one of the earliest Special Economic Zones in China, is located in the Pearl River Delta, one of the two most dynamic economic areas in China. It is at the intersection of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Guangzhou Railway, China Coastal Expressway and Jingzhu Expressway. Adjacent to Macau and only 36 nautical miles from Hong Kong, Zhuhai has traditional business relations with Hong Kong, Macau and Southeast China.      The governmen...
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Reception For a Delegation from the National People’s Congress, People’s Republic of China Led by The Hon. SHENG Huaren Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee

28 May 2007

Sir Redmond Barry Room, Investment Centre Victoria Level 46, 55 Collins Street Melbourne

Vice Chairman Sheng Huaren’s Profile Sheng Huaren, male, Han nationality, is a native of Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1935, received some higher education and joined the CPC in 1954. Sheng spent most of his career in the chemical industry. He held several management positions within the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemical Industries. He left the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemical Industries to serve in different managem...
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FAREWELL LUNCHEON For the Ambassador to Australia of the People’s Republic of China Madam Fu Ying

22 Feb 2007

Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square off Parliament Place, Melbourne

Ambassador Fu Ying is leaving Australia at the end of February for another high level diplomatic post. She has been an outstanding representative of her country during her three years in Australia and has made a major contribution to the development of China Australia relations. We are going to miss her very much. The Ambassador will deliver a farewell speech at the Luncheon on the relations between our two great nations, drawing on her experiences during her term here. ...
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Informal roundtable discussion with Dr Raby

29 Jan 2007

Boardroom of Deacons, Level 15, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Dr Geoff Raby has recently been appointed as Australia’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, to replace Dr Alan Thomas. He takes up his appointment early in 2007. Dr Raby will be in Melbourne on Monday 29 January for final pre-departure consultations. As part of these the Australia China Business Council is hosting an informal roundtable discussion with Dr Raby from 2:30pm to 3:45pm that day, in the boardroom of Deacons, Level 15, 485 Bourke Stre...
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2006 CHINA ORATION DINNER ‘China's economic transition: risks and rewards for Australia’

05 Dec 2006

Clarendon Ballroom, Langham Hotel, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Delivered by   The Hon Warren Truss MP Federal Minister for Trade      ACBC is honoured that Australia's new Minister for Trade, the Hon. Warren Truss, will deliver the 2006 China Oration, the most significant event in the Council’s annual calendar. The 2006 Oration has even more than usual significance in that this year is the 10th anniversary of the merger of the original ACBC (first established in 1973) and the...
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2006 Annual General Meeting

21 Nov 2006

The Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collin Street

Take the opportunity to have your say on any aspect of the Council’s activities, and to meet with fellow members over a drink after the meeting. ...
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The 2nd Bi-Annual Australia China Business Forum in Beijing - Shanghai - Hong Kong

23 Oct 2006 to 27 Oct 2006

Beijing - Shanghai - Hong Kong

The Forum is being organised in conjunction with Austcham Beijing, Austcham Shanghai and Austcham Hong Kong. It is a unique event that includes visits to all three major centres of Chinese business:    Monday 23 October 2006 - Beijing    Wednesday 25 October 2006 - Shanghai    Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October 2006 - Hong Kong    ...
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Get the inside story

13 Oct 2006

Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall

Get the inside story on four of our key BPC markets from the people who know best. Top representatives from China, India, Malaysia and Thailand will tell you how to access the growing markets in their countries and give you an understanding of how to do business there.      The Business Partner City (BPC) Network is a network of local government and associated economic and trade associations in 13 key Asia Pacific cities. The network aims to i...
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City of Melbourne, Australia China Business Council - Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne Networking Reception

12 Oct 2006

Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall

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“Australia, China & East Asia Into The Future” By -The Hon Alexander Downer, Foreign Minister

03 Oct 2006

Grand Ballroom, the Hotel Windsor, 103 Spring Street, Melbourne

Alexander Downer has been Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs since the election of the Howard Government in March 1996. He is the longest serving Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia’s history.    During this period Mr Downer has been integrally involved in the remarkable and rapid growth in political and economic relations between Australia and China. He has been a leading participant in virtually all the high level meetings...
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A special presentation by Justin Breheny on "The myths of doing business in China"

25 Sep 2006

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Justin Breheny was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia, for Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) in March 2006. In this role he has responsibility for managing the Group's existing business interests in China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, and driving the Group's planned regional expansion.     Mr. Breheny brings to this role substantial executive management experience gained during thirteen years living and working in Asia ...
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China Pavilion Opening Ceremony-FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA 2006

11 Sep 2006

J16, Melbourne Exhibition Centre Fine Food Australia, Melbourne

This event, which will consist of presentations by Mr. Xinhua Liu, Director of Dept. of Foreign Trade, MOFCOM and his counterparts in Australia, representatives of both China & Australia food  industry,  regarding China-Australia food trade and industry information, will be followed by a cocktail reception and Chinese food tasting event. ...
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A special lunch with Professor Nicholas Lardy on China's Economic Challenge: Implications for the United States and Australia

25 Aug 2006

The Australian Club, 110 William Street, Melbourne

Professor Lardy is one of America’s leading experts on China. He has been a professor of international studies at the University of Washington since 1985 and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington since March 2003.  Between 1995 and 2003 he was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. His background details are attached.    Prof Lardy’s most recent book,...
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A special presentation by Laurie Smith on How China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan) compares with other key NEA markets Japan, Korea and Vietnam

15 Aug 2006

Minter Ellison, Level 23, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

Laurie Smith is Austrade’s Regional Director for North East Asia, based in Shanghai. His territorial responsibilities cover China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. He is one of Austrade’s most senior officers. Prior to joining Austrade several years ago he had wide senior private sector experience in Asia. His career details are attached.    The topic of Laurie’s presentation will be developments in...
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A special presentation by Alan Carroll on A Corporate Strategy for China: The Ten Better Questions

10 Aug 2006

Deacons, Level 15, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Alan Carroll is one of Australia’s leading experts on economic and political developments in China: and is a superb presenter. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of the prestigious Pacific Rim Forum; and Executive Chairman of Carroll Partners International, a specialist strategic management consultancy. His Pacific Rim Forum is contracted to the Beijing authorities to conduct a program of key strategic seminars to business leaders throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pac...
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A Breakfast "UPDATE ON THE AUSTRALIA-CHINA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT"

08 Jun 2006

The Yarra Room, Level 2, Melbourne Town Hall

With the generous support of the City of Melbourne With DFAT guests Alice Cawte Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch, DFAT Ric Wells Head, China Free Trade Agreement Task Force, DFAT Graeme Meehan Assistant Secretary, China FTA Task Force Australian Government, DFAT Our senior DFAT guests will have recently completed the fifth round of FTA negotiations in Beijing with their Chinese counterparts. They w...
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Asia Foreign Policy Update Dinner

25 May 2006

Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square, Melbourne

The Honourable Henry Tang GBS, JP Financial Secretary Hong Kong Special Administrative Region As Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Henry Tang’s principal responsibility is to assist the Chief Executive in matters of policy formulation and implementation in the financial, monetary, economic, trade and employment areas.  He is also responsible for preparing and presenting the Government Budget ...
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Governor of Hunan Province and His Team Visit

17 May 2006

Deacons Boardroom

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Australia-China Interface in the Global Economy Symposium Series One: Partnering for Success – through Chinese eyes

12 May 2006

River Room 1, Crown Towers, Melbourne

Keynote Speakers  Mr Liang Shugen, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne China’s 11th Five-Year Plan – Sino-Australian Economic and Trade Potential • Main targets for economic, social and foreign trade development in the new national five-year plan • Commercial potential for expanding linkages with Australia, and the States of Victoria and Tasmania in particular. Mr Liang ...
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Delegation Visit-Senior Chinese government environment officials and company representatives from the Chinese Association of Environmental Industries to ENVIRO 2006

09 May 2006

The Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Halls 1-7) Central Area - ENVIRO 2006 Exhibition

The Minister for Manufacturing and Export, Mr André Haermeyer MP will welcome a delegation of senior Chinese government environment officials and company representatives from the Chinese Association of Environmental Industries to ENVIRO 2006 which is being held in Melbourne 9-11 May at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. The delegation comprises representatives from the State Environment Protection Administration, Chinese Association of Environmenta...
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Business Club Australia: Melbourne 2006, China Breakfast "International Business through Sport"

21 Mar 2006

Champions

Key Note Speakers: Welcome by: The Official Patron of Business Club Australia: Melbourne 2006 HE John Landy, AC, MBE, Governor of Victoria The Hon Ian MacFarlane MP, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources The Hon, John Brumby MP, Victorian Treasurer, Minister for State and Regional Development, and Minister for Innovation Mr. Liang Shugen, Chinese Consul-General Mr. Xiao Li Quan, Duputy President, Guangzh...
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