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Melbourne: Understanding Australian Business Practices - A Seminar for Chinese and Australian Business People presented in English and Mandarin

15 November 2017

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our seminar with Dr Carl Hinze, Partner - Head of China Practice, Holding Redlich and Chinese business culture expert, which will be valuable not only for Chinese business-people, but also for Australians carrying out business with Chinese in Australia. 

Dr Hinze is a recognised expert in the field of Chinese socio-linguistics and politeness research. He has lived and worked in China for a substantial part of the past 20 years. He has also published numerous articles on cross-cultural communication and Chinese politeness research in internationally renowned journals and monographs.

*Should there be sufficient demand the presentation will be conducted in English with Chinese translation. Please indicate your requirements via the online booking link. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • What Chinese business-people need to look out for when doing business in Australia
  • Expectations and practices around negotiation, business etiquette and culture
  • Enhancing understanding and dispelling misconceptions
Case study from Mr Peng Wong, VIP Victoria Investments and Properties: 
  • VIP Victoria Investments and Properties Pty Ltd (VIP) is the developer of Woodlea - the successful 7,000 lot master-planned community in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Woodlea is a joint venture between VIP and Mirvac and is considered Melbourne’s most progressive master-planned community, welcoming its first residents during the first quarter of 2016.

The program will feature Dr Hinze's keynote presentation, case study, chances for Q&A, as well as ample networking opportunities.


Date:           Wednesday 15 November 2017
Time:           12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (includes light lunch)
Venue:         Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:            $55 for ACBC Members and $75 General Admission (+GST and online booking fee)

Dress:         Business Attire 
Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606