The Banyue - March 2017 Issue 71

Issue 71 of the Banyue newsletter features a write up from the first roundtable held as part of ACBC Victoria's SME Briefing Series. Mr Peter Stephens, finance executive with over 20 years of China experience, discussed the key considerations for SMEs thinking about entering the China market. 

Topics covered by Peter included considering why do you want to go to China, pre-planning and due diligence, what to look out for, how to set up a presence in China, other considerations, as well as where businesses can go to for help.

The second March issue also includes a write up from our International Women's Day Forum and High Tea, held at the Park Hyatt for over 380 guests.

See also for upcoming events, news and supported initiatives. 

The Banyue - March 2017 Issue 70

Issue 70 of the Banyue newsletter features a write up from our recently held Agribusiness Forum 'Beyond Buying the Farm - Chinese Investment in the Australian Agribusiness Sector'. An initative of ACBC Victoria's Agribusiness & Food Working Group, the event welcomed over 180 people and featured Australia’s foremost agribusiness and foreign investment specialists discussing and unpacking many of the misconceptions around Chinese investment in Australia.

The March issue also includes a report of our student engagement roundtable, held as part of the ACBC Rio Tinto Millennials China Initiative. The event was designed to inform students in years 11 and 12 about trade with China, with an emphasis on Victoria, and help them learn about exciting, innovative businesses already engaged in the China market. It created a forum to ask questions and to be given insight into the possibilities of a career based on the opportunities offered in the many and varied sectors engaged in trade with China.

See also for upcoming events, news and supported initiatives. 


The Banyue - February 2017 Issue 69

The second February issue of ACBC Victoria’s Banyue newsletter features Ausbiotech’s five reasons to partner with China in life sciences. Life science companies are flocking to China, pursuing investment opportunities and the chance to take their business to the next level. As more and more companies seek out global investors, discover how China is fast becoming a hotbed for nurturing life science investment.

Issue 69 also includes upcoming events such as the first event in our SME Briefing Series, a roundtable focused on our China Ready Checklist.

See also for recent highlights like our Chinese New Year Cocktail Function, news, supported events and initiatives. 

The Banyue - February 2017 Issue 68

Issue 68 of The Banyue features news of Australia cashing in on Lunar New Year Tourism. A significant number of the 1.2 million Chinese visitors to Australia each year are choosing to take their holiday to coincide with the festivities. Tourism Australia is hoping to increase demand in this lucrative period to maximise Chinese tourists’ key contribution Australia’s $40 billion tourism industry.

The first issue for February also includes a write up from our Energy & Resources roundtable with CEO and Managing Director of Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Ltd, Mr Glen Corrie. 

See also for more news, upcoming events and supported initatives. 

The Banyue - January 2017 Issue 67

ACBC Victoria's first issue for 2017 features a welcome message wishing our friends and members a safe, happy and prosperous new year. We very much look forward to celebrating the Lunar New Year at our upcoming drinks function on 8 February at International Chamber House.

See also for our many exciting upcoming events beginning with an information session on the China International Health Products Expo to be held in March in Qingdao, followed by our roundtable on hiring in China, Agribusiness Forum on Chinese Investment and International Women’s Day Forum.  

Issue 67 additionally includes news and supported events including the AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards and the National Ballet of China’s performance of The Red Detachment of Women exclusive to Melbourne as part of the Asia TOPA Festival.