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Brisbane: 2019 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey Brisbane Launch Event

27 March 2019

King & Wood Mallesons, Level 33, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

2019 WESTPAC AUSTRALIA-CHINA BUSINESS SENTIMENT SURVEY
BRISBANE LAUNCH EVENT

 

Date:      Wednesday 27 March 2019
Time:     12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:   King & Wood Mallesons, Level 33, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts on the latest trends, opportunities, and risks impacting Australia-China business relations.

In partnership with Westpac, AustCham Shanghai has surveyed 211 Australian businesses to better understand the current Australia-China business sentiment. To showcase the results of the 2019 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey, this presentation will highlight the following key findings:
  • The short and long-term outlook for Australian businesses, the differences in industry outlooks and the perceived reasons behind this
  • The revenue and investment trends experienced by Australian businesses in China
  • Some of the biggest challenges and risks hindering Australian business growth in China
  • Key insights from featured case study companies that have successfully adapted to the Chinese market: Cochlear, Hamilton Island, Simplot, Tamburlaine Organic Wines and Wattle Health
All attendees will receive a full copy of the 2019 Westpac Australia-China Sentiment Survey Report.
 
PRESENTERS
PAUL LAI, REGIONAL HEAD & CIB GREATER CHINA, WESTPAC
Paul is an experienced Senior Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Banking, Corporate Finance, Credit Analysis, and Strategic Planning. Strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management.



JACK BRADY, CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUSTCHAM SHANGHAI
Jack Brady is the CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai. Jack leads a team of staff across four departments and drives the Chamber’s mission to strengthen Australia-China business, government and community relationships. Jack is an Executive Director of the AustCham Shanghai Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber including financial and human resource management.
Jack was previously the General Manager of the Chamber. Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Jack worked in Sydney with government relations and corporate communications firm GRACosway as the National Research and Policy Manager. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from The University of Sydney.


MARK TANNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHINA SKINNY
Mark Tanner is the founder and managing director of Shanghai-based China Skinny. Through his agency he has worked with over 100 international brands on their China marketing entry and growth strategies. His views on the China market have been quoted by more than 200 international media outlets and he regularly provides commentary in publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Forbes. He authors the most read newsletter about marketing to China and is a regular keynote speaker in both China and internationally from Helsinki to Hong Kong and Shanghai to Sydney and many places in between. Prior to moving to China Mark led the world's first unbroken paddle down the River Nile, hunted for Viking treasure in Iceland and cycled solo across Canada mid-winter.

PAUL MCBRIDE, PARTNER, KING & WOOD MALLESONS
Paul McBride is a Partner in the Brisbane office of King & Wood Mallesons. He has a broad banking and finance practice specialising in structured finance including securitisation, asset-based lending, derivatives and structured products across various asset classes. Paul also advises on vanilla debt capital markets transactions.
 
TICKETS
All Tickets:              Complimentary
RSVP:                       Wednesday 20 Mar 2019 (subject to availability)
REGISTER HERE