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Brisbane: Sourcing and Manufacturing in China Minus the Pitfalls, Risks and Mistakes

18 July 2019

Holding Redlich, Level 1, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane

SOURCING AND MANUFACTURING IN CHINA
MINUS THE PITFALLS, RISKS AND MISTAKES

CHINA BUSINESS READY SME SERIES

Date:      Thursday 18 July 2019
Time:      7.00am – 9.00am
Venue:    Holding Redlich, Level 1, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane

Sourcing and manufacturing in China can be an excellent way for Australian businesses to enhance margins and develop competitive advantage. China has factory resources available to produce high quality and complex tools, moulds, products and assemblies at speed. But with the many benefits come pitfalls, challenges and often unforeseen risks.

Join this second seminar in our 2019 China Business Ready SME Series to be informed about the commercial and legal risks of sourcing and manufacturing in China, and how these can be managed successfully. Our expert speakers will detail the specific types of due diligence needed to be completed before you engage a Chinese factory or supplier. Educate yourself about these risks and you can transform the face, profitability, and opportunities for your business.


TOPICS COVERED

  • What due diligence should be completed on Chinese manufacturers and suppliers?
  • What type of contract or agreement is required?
  • How can an Australian business legally address core business issues including:
    • Price
    • Quantity
    • Quality
    • Delivery
    • Subcontracting
    • Shipping
    • Packaging
  • How does the Australian business legally protect its IP, tools and moulds?
  • What about after sales warranties and services?
  • How should disputes be resolved?
  • What steps can be taken in preparing the manufacturing contract in order to avoid disputes?
 

PRESENTERS 
CARA KENNY, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SOURCING SERVICES PTY LTD

Cara Kenny is the Founder and Director of Global Sourcing Services (GSS), one of Australia’s leading overseas manufacturing management and sourcing companies.
Over the last 11 years, Cara and the GSS team have worked to deliver successful outcomes for many of Australia’s most highly regarded manufacturers and businesses in a broad range of industries including energy, automotive, camping, plumbing, medical, agriculture and many more.
Her focus is on industrial products and components that are produced via a broad range of manufacturing processes including plastic moulding, metal fabrication, die casting, machining and laser cutting to name but a few.
Cara has a passion for bridging the gap between Australian and Chinese businesses making more things possible, whilst simultaneously reducing the ever-present risks involved with overseas procurement.
She looks forward to sharing her experience and strategies to successful procurement from China.

CARL HINZE, PARTNER, HEAD OF CHINA PRACTICE, HOLDING REDLICH
Carl is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Group of Holding Redlich. Before joining the firm, Carl worked for 10 years in China in the fields of investment banking and law. Carl has advised clients on a wide range of matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, commercial law, employment law, crisis management, dispute resolution and financial services regulatory issues. He is a co-editor of Oxford University Press’ "Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific". Prior to becoming a legal practitioner, Carl lectured at the University of Queensland in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies. Carl is a recognized expert in the field of Chinese sociolinguistics and politeness research.

 
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TICKETS
Members:                                   $55 (+GST and booking fees) 
Non-Members:                           $88 (+GST and booking fees)
RSVP:                                         Thursday 13 June 2019 (subject to availability)
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