The Banyue - June 2017 Issue 78

Issue 78 of The Banyue features the ANZ insight report “Now for investment: looking beyond free trade in the China-Australia Free-Trade Agreement”. It finds that the ChAFTA will support increased demand for Australian goods in China, while lowering the cost of investment in Australia generating stronger returns for Chinese investors.

The June issue also includes upcoming events such as the launch of our Executive Women's Forum; our 2017 Education Forum with The Right Hon the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC and Ms Amanda Pickrell, DEDJTR as keynote speakers; our Property Forum for 2017; and many more. 

See also for recent highlights such as Canberra Networking Day, as well as news, member news, supported events and initatives, and more...

The Banyue - June 2017 Issue 77

ACBC Victoria's June issue of the Banyue features a write up from our China Economic and Financial Market Update partnership event with NAB. Keynote speaker, Ms Christy Tan, Head of Markets and Strategy and Research for Asia at NAB, provided thorough insight into the various internal and external factors impacting China’s gradual economic slowdown amidst reform efforts.

See also for information about our recently held WeChat Masterclass. WeChat’s integrated user experience, its ability to innovate and commercialise tradition, recognise culture in business, and transform relationships, all make the app so unique.

Issue 77 additionally includes a link to our members survey calling for feedback on our events offering. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete and we offer you a $20 discount on one ticket to an event of your choice held in June, July or August this year by way of thanks. 

The Banyue - May 2017 Issue 76

Issue 76 of the Banyue newsletter features the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's call for submissions around the Hong Kong Australia Free Trade Agreement. Hong Kong, with which Australia launched free trade agreement negotiations last week, is in an unparalleled position to act as gateway to China and the rest of the world, Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo says.

Our second May issue also inclues recent highlights such as our luncheon seminars on how to influence Chinese consumers effectively, and understanding China's regulations compliance and importation procedures. 

See also for upcoming events, news, and supported events and initiatives. 

The Banyue - May 2017 Issue 75

Issue 75 of the Banyue newsletter features news of the first AFL match to be played for premiership points in China to take place at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai. Keith Thomas, CEO of the Port Adelaide Football Club has described their China strategy as a ‘risk’, but says the rewards could be great.

Our May issue also includes upcoming events and recent highlights such as our event on China Anti-Bribery and Corruption – DFAT updates and case studies, as well as our round table focusing on establishing the right entity and maintaining the right legal compliance in China.

See also for member news of finalists for the 2017 Westpac Australia China Business Awards and much more. 

The Banyue - April 2017 Issue 74

Issue 74 of the Banyue newsletter features recent news about changes to the 457 Visa program. This will see several immediate changes followed by the abolition of the visa in March next year.  

Given the wide-ranging impact of this change, in the coming months, ACBC Victoria will be holding a session on amendments to the 457 Visa program and its implications for Victorian businesses. Please keep an eye on the upcoming events section of website for the latest details.

Our second April issue also includes our busy calendar of upcoming events covering topics such as managing the risks of corruption and bribery overseas; setting up an entity in China; how to influence Chinese consumers effectively; and many more.

See also for recent highlights, news and supported initiatives.