A complimentary breakfast briefing on “War stories and lessons learnt- Counterpointing Ventures in China and Australia”
19 September 2008
Edwin Flack I & II, PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, Freshwater Place 2 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne Vic 3001
Niranjan Arasaratnam, partner, Allens Arthur Robinson, will draw on 5 case studies and discuss
• Managing the myriad (and often hidden) stakeholders in Chinese companies
• Enforcing contracts in an opaque legal environment
• Navigating murky legal "grey areas"
• Culture wars in Sino-foreign joint ventures - setting a contractual framework to align both parties' interests
Zhining Yang, Manager, International Investment, Invest Victoria. Prior to this role, Zhining had been working with the Foreign Trade and Investment Bureau of the Municipal Government of Dalian for six years to facilitate overseas investments in Dalian. He has worked with Invest Victoria for 3 years to attract and facilitate Chinese investments in Victoria. He will provide his perspective on "Investing Overseas, What Works and What Doesn't Work in a foreign market".
• Positive and negative experiences of being a foreign investor in China
• Victorian Government investment and export facilitation programs in China
Brenda Liu, Managing Director of Hisense. Hisense is a white goods manufacturer now establishing a strong presence in Australia with a head office in Melbourne. She will present the “ Hisense story in Australia – growth, difficulties and dream”, and discuss
• Hisense brand in China
• Development ( achievements ) in Australia; the launch of Hisense Arena
• From a Chinese perspective, what are the issues she has encountered in setting up in Australia?