Past Events


Canberra: 2017 Canberra Networking Day

15 Jun 2017

Parliament House Canberra

CANBERRA NETWORKING DAY 2017 - Thursday 15 June 2017 Hosted every year with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra Networking Day has been firmly established as the premier annual event in the Aus-China bilateral business calendar. Some of the themes to be explored this year will include: Economic benefits of foreign direct investment; Chinese tourism and economic impact on Australia; Heal...

Canberra Networking Day Update

22 Feb 2017

CANBERRA NETWORKING DAY 2017 Canberra Networking Day has  been postponed to June 2017 (specific date yet to be confirmed).   ...

2016: ACBC National AGM

30 Nov 2016

Investment Center Level 46 55 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 The Board has resolved that the AGM will take place as follows: Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 Time: Perth/Beijing 10:00am (WST) Darwin 11:30am (CST) Brisbane 12:00pm (AEST) Adelaide 12:30pm (CDT) Sydney/Melbourne 1: 00pm (AEDT) ...

Annual General Meeting

09 Nov 2016

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

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016 Time: Perth/Beijing/Singapore 10:00am (WST) Darwin 11:30am (CST) Brisbane 12:00pm (AEST) Adelaide 12:30pm (CDT) Sydney/Melbourne 1:00pm (AEDT) Venue: Investment Centre Level 46 55 Collins Street Melbourne Vict...

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED: Canberra Networking Day

02 Mar 2016

Australian Parliament House - Canberra


The China Update: Business Opportunities for Australia

16 Feb 2016 to 09 Mar 2016

Various locations around Australia

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 highligh...

National AGM

01 Dec 2015

Investment Center Victoria Level 46, 55 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

The board has resolved that the AGM for the Australia China Business Council (National) will take place on 1 December 2015 in Melbourne. Agenda: 1.       Confirm the Minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting 2.       Receive the President’s Report 3.       Receive the Treasurer’s Report and the Company's financial statements...

Canberra: Partner Event -- Prosperity in Asia, The intergenerational dimensions

17 Apr 2015

Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

The Crawford School of Economics at ANU will be holding a public forum looking at the challenges and opportunities throughout the region. The event is free to the public, however registration is necessary. The future will present significant intergenerational policy challenges and opportunities for economies throughout the region. To name just a few there is the re-emergence of Asia, rapid demographic change, environmental pressures and technological advances. The...

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Austrade Significant and Premium Investor Visa Programmes Information Webinar

09 Apr 2015

By registration only

Join Michaela Browning, Deputy Head and Assistant General Manager, Investment Division at Austrade for a one hour webinar exclusively for ACBC members.  As part of Austrade’s Stakeholder Consultations on the Significant and Premium Investor Visa (SIV and PIV) Programmes, this webinar will explain the ...

Canberra: 2015 Canberra Networking Day - Sold Out!!

25 Mar 2015

Main Committee Room, Parliament House, Canberra

Join us on Wednesday 25 March 2015: Special Guests include The Honourable Joe Hockey MP, Treasurer, officially representing the Prime Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Bruce Billson, Minister for Small Business - View the Offical Programme here In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Austral...

Canberra: SOLD OUT!!! Australia China Economic & Trade Forum

17 Nov 2014

Main Committee Room, Parliament House, Canberra

  2014's Premier Public Event for the Australia-China Trade and Investment Relationship    ...

ACBC National Press Club Launch

03 Apr 2012


Venue: National Press Club of Australia 16 National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 "Benefits to Australian Households of Trade with China" Address by the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Trade ACBC is delighted to announce that Trade Minister the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP will launch the 2012 Update to the ACBC's Benefits to Australian Households of Trade with China Report at the National Press Club on Tuesday 3 Ap...

ACBC Mining and Resources Delegation to Beijing and Tianjin

03 Nov 2011 to 08 Nov 2011

Beijing and Tianjin

BE PART OF THE BUSINESS DELEGATION scheduled to join the Federal Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism the Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP on his visit to Beijing and Tianjin. The premier organisation for the promotion of trade and investment between China and Australia has designed a comprehensive program taking in flagship resources and infrastructure events in Australia’s biggest export market. Utilising the Australia China Business Council’s unparallele...

Commonwealth Business Forum

25 Oct 2011 to 27 Oct 2011


Venue Burswood Convention Centre Perth Description The Australia China Business Council is delighted to support the Commonwealth Business Forum. The CBF will be the largest international meeting held in Australia between business and government leaders. More than 100 speakers, including the Australian Prime Minister and two Nobel Laureates, will address the Forum. There will be a focus on one to one business meeting...

WA - Trading with China: RMB Liberalisation and Opportunities for Australian Businesses

04 Oct 2011


Venue: Karri Room Parmelia Hilton 14 Mill Street Perth Description: China is now the second largest economy in the world and the most significant trading partner for Australia. The acceleration of China’s involvement in the global economy has given rise to an important development: a new effort to liberalise the RMB. Offshore settlement of the RMB is a new and major step forward in the internati...

China Talks: Qiu Xiaolong

09 Aug 2011


Venue: John Niland Scientia Building (map ref: G19), UNSW Kensington Campus Descrption The Confucius Institute at the University of New South Wales and UNSWriting welcomes back to Sydney the highly acclaimed crime-fiction writer Qiu Xiaolong. Qiu Xiaolong will discuss with Australian Financial Review senior journalist Colleen Ryan the transformation of China over the past three decades, and how through fiction writing, a ...

Aust-China 2.0 Trade Mission to China

04 Aug 2011 to 09 Aug 2011

Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Changsha, Guangzhou

The ACBC is pleased to invite members to register for the upcoming Australia China 2.0 Trade Mission to major emerging Chinese markets led by the Hon Kevin Rudd MP and the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, in August 20ll. Registrations: Key contacts: Australia Peter Ironmonger, Senior Export Adviser Austrade Sydney T +61 (2) 939 22784 E China...

Australia-China 2.0

24 Jun 2011


Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street Description: In partnership with the Australian Government and Asialink/Asia Society, the Australia China Business Council is delighted to invite you to a breakfast briefing on China hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP in Brisbane on Friday 24 June 2011. At this first event in a series of national briefings scheduled to take place in capitals including...

Special General Meeting

21 Feb 2011


Venue: KPMG Board Room, Level 8, 235 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 Description: To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following as a special resolution: “That Australia China Business Council (ACBC): (a) Repeal the present Articles of Association and By-Laws of ACBC; and (b) Adopt the new Constitution in the form set out in Annexure A Effective at the conclusio...

Adjourned Special General Meeting

13 Jan 2011


Venue: KPMG Boardroom Level 8, 235 St Georges Tce Perth WA 6000 Description: Following the resolution adjourning the Special General Meeting on 18 November 2010, Members will reconvene to consider a Special Resolution to repeal the existig Articles and By-Laws and implement a new ACBC constitution. For further information and to read a letter from ACBC Chairman Frank Tudor setting out the Board's reaso...

Oceania China Future Forum

07 Dec 2010


Venue: Leighton Hall, UNSW, Anzac Pde, Sydney, NSW. Description: In partnership with the prestigious Cheung Kong School of Business and the University of New South Wales, ACBC is delighted to present this major policy forum focusing on trade and investment between China and the Oceania region. The event will be attended by the outgoing Vice-Chairman of the Chinese National People's Congress Cheng Siwei and over 130 leading executives fro...

Notice of Company Meetings: Special General Meeting and 2010 Annual General Meeting

18 Nov 2010


Venue: Ward Keller Board Room, Northern Territory House, 7/22 Mitchell St Darwin NT 0801 Description: A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Australia China Business Council will be held in Darwin on Thursday 18 Novemer 2010. The SGM will be immediately followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The SGM will consider a special resolution to replace the Company's existing Articles of Association and By-...

Farewell Dinner for Chinese Ambassador Zhang Junsai

16 Sep 2010


Having served as Ambassador for more than three years, Ambassador Zhang has been an outstanding friend of Australia and an invaluable conributor to the long-term development of Sino-Australian trade and investment relations. Furthermore, His Excellency has been an active participant in the affairs of ACBC and has been critical to maximising networking opportunities for our members and ensuring that the Council's events with high level dignitaries have been a success. ...

ACBC Qantas Shanghai 2010 Trade Mission

05 Jul 2010 to 09 Jul 2010


Together with Qantas Airways, the Australia China Business Council is delighted to launch a major SME-focused Trade Mission to Shanghai World Expo 2010. The trade mission incorporates strategy sessions and business briefings with the Australian Trade Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; facilitated VIP entry to Shanghai World Expo 2010; a gala dinner at the VIP rooms of the Australian pavilion; business matching with major companies in the Shanghai New Pudong Area; and ...

Australia China Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

21 Jun 2010


In partnership with the China Chamber of Commerce in Australia, the China Investment Promotion Agency and in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the PRC Ministry of Commerce, the Australia China Business Council is delighted to invite you to attend the Australia-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Canberra on Monday 21 June 2010. This is an exclusive forum attended by Vice President of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Xi Jinping,...

Low Carbon Buildings and Communities Summit: From Aspiration to Action

14 Jun 2010


In partnership with the University of New South Wales, Lend Lease and the NSW Government, ACBC is delighted to host this major summit at the Australian pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010. Combining expert policy analysis with participation from industry, this Forum promises to make a significant contribution to the World Expo theme of 'Better City, Better Life'. Speakers include: Dr Shi Zhengrong, Chief Executive Officer, Suntech...

ACBC National Annual General Meeting 2009

23 Nov 2009


Venue: Norman Waterhouse Lawyers Level 15, 45 Pirie Street Adelaide SA 5000 Description: The Annual General Meeting of the Australia China Business Council will be held on Monday 23 November 2009. Members are welcome to attend and network with the ACBC National Board of Directors and hear the Chairman's Report, a Business Plan and stay up to date with the affairs of the Council. Nomination and Proxy ...

Australia China Investment Forum

24 Sep 2009


Venue: Grand Ballroom Hilton Hotel Sydney Description: Trade with China is now worth more than $76 billion each year to the Australian economy. Notwithstanding the global financial crisis, China’s economy is still growing, and its demand for Australian resources, innovation and expertise will continue to drive the country’s economic engines. Yet what are the implications of China’...

National Report Launch: The Benefits to Australian Households of Trade with China

15 May 2009


Venue: Investment Centre Victoria Level 46, 55 Collins St, Melbourne Keynote Speaker: The Hon John Brumby MP - Premier of Victoria Chaired by: Frank Tudor - National Chairman, Australia China Business Council Description: Worth more than $3400 per year to the average Australian household, bilateral trade and investment with China is one of the most vital ...

2008 China Oration

08 Dec 2008

TBA, Melbourne.

Keynote Speaker: The Hon Simon Crean MP (Federal Minister for Trade) The China Oration is one of ACBC's key annual events. In partnership with the National Secretariat, the Victorian Branch is honoured to host Federal Trade Minister The Hon Simon Crean MP as our keynote speaker. Mr Crean will speak on the development of trade policy and issues related to productivity, international competitiveness and the growth of Australia's exports to China. Fur...

ACBC National Annual General Meeting 2008

27 Nov 2008


Venue: KPMG Boardroom 1 Level 31, Central Park 152-158 St Georges Terrace Perth Industry: All Description: Annual General Meeting followed by a Networking Reception starting at 5pm (WST) Dress code: Business Attire Cost: Free of Charge Contact Person: Kate Barnett ...