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Geelong - ChAFTA Training Program

17 March 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.       
The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program Geelong.  
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force on 20 December 2015, providing Australian businesses with unprecedented access to the China market. Made possible by a generous grant from The Australian Government, the ACBC, in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), are taking to all corners of Australia to provide Australian SMEs with the expertise and practical knowledge for how firms can maximise their opportunities under the landmark agreement.

Speakers at our Geelong workshop include:

  • Collins Rex – Export Council of Australia (ECA) – The peak industry body for Australia’s export community. 
  • Andrew Lewis – Australia Post – Accessing Chinese e-commerce opportunities
  • Barry White – Pro Ex Developments / ACBC Agribusiness Working Group Chair – Food &  fibre China market opportunities under ChAFTA
  • Kate Ritchie – Chin Communications – Using Mandarin to expand your China market growth and Chinese business etiquette
The ChAFTA Training Program will open with a morning workshop hosted by the Export Council of Australia, focusing on the technical aspects of ChAFTA such as:
  • the role of FTAs and their benefit to Australian companies;
  • the role of FTAs in targeting new markets and opportunities;
  • the practicalities of classifying products and Certificate of Origin requirements; and
  • a check-list of items to consider before entering China
ACBC will lead the second session that will focus on the practical side of doing business with China, such as:
  • the latest business trends and China market analysis;
  • invaluable Case Study experience of doing business with China;
  • targeted industry specific advice; and
  • the cultural nuances of doing business with China.
This program will include morning tea and lunch, and will provide opportunities for Q&A and networking.    
Event Details:
  • Date: Friday 17 March 2017
  • Time:  9:15am for 9.30am start - session ends at 3:00pm
  • Venue:  The Pier Geelong, Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Foreshore Rd, Geelong, VIC 3220
  • Cost:  Members $65, Non Members $85
  • Inquiries: james.scullin@acbc.com

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This Activity received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program.