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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 July 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 Education, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transportation and Resources (DEDJTR), State Government of Victoria. 

Given the importance of the international education sector to the Victorian economy, and the way in which Chinese students can drive growth in this area and act as future business ambassadors, this forum will focus on Australia's success in educating the next generation of Chinese business, scientific and community leaders. 

Presenting our keynote speakers: 

  • The Right Hon the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC
  • Ms Amanda Pickrell, Director, International Education, DEDJTR, State Government of Victoria

Our panellists include:

  • Dr Jane Orton, Honorary Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Dr Celina Yu, Managing Director, Global Business College of Australia
  • Mr Edward Smith, Founder of Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA)
  • Dr Susan Su, Manager, Business Development - North Asia, Melbourne Airport
  • Mr Derek Scott, Principal, Haileybury 
Topics covered will include:
  • How international students help the development of education 
  • How this development benefits bilateral business with China 
  • The role of Australian education in creating future business leaders 
  • The importance of alumni connections in building business links and relationships
  • Leveraging the Chinese international student pool 
  • Why expanding into the China market is good for the education sector and Australia/China business relations
The day's proceedings will include a keynote, morning tea, moderated panel discussion and lunch. There will also be ample opportunities for Q&A and networking.


$5 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service 

Westpac has supported the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS) for over 40 years, making it one of the longest corporate community partnerships in Australia. Westpac’s support contributes to making the service free to the public – no one has ever had to pay to be rescued by the helicopter.

Date:          Thursday 13 July 2017
Time:          10.15am for 10.30am - 2.00pm (includes morning tea and lunch) 
Venue:        Westpac, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:           $75 for ACBC Members and $95 General Admission (+GST and online booking fee)

Dress:         Business Attire 
Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606