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Sydney: Guangzhou Regional Financial Center & Nansha Free Trade Zone Introduction Seminar

04 May 2015

Offices of Hunt & Hunt, Level 13, Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Time: 14:30-16:30

Join the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) to hear about the exciting business opportunities in the Nansha Free Trade Zone.

The Nansha Free Trade Zone is an important addition to the Guangdong Free Trade Zone which was recently approved by China Central Government.  It has an area of 60 square kilometers and is divided into seven blocks focusing on different industry sectors. Key development industries include financial services, producer services, navigation logistics, and advanced manufacturing.

The Nansha Free Trade Zone will focus on the development of specialised financial services such as international finance, shipping finance and offshore finance. It will also attempt to establish a pilot zone for the internationalisation of the Renminbi, and hopes to rival the Qianhai Free Trade Zone in Shenzhen and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

According to the development plan of Nansha Free Trade Zone, priority will be given to modern sectors, consisting mainly of producer services. These include;

(1) building a technology innovation platform to foster cultural and creative industries, as well as industrial design service sector;

(2) developing commercial services, exhibition and convention services and specialised financial services. By leveraging Hong Kong’s status as an international financial and shipping centre, the Nansha FTZ will promote financial cooperation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau to develop financial services, including those related to the shipping sector;

(3) establishing an education/training base and engaging in personnel training in cooperation with Hong Kong and Macau; and

(4) developing into an advanced manufacturing base for cars, ships, high-end equipment and new-generation IT.

In addition, Nansha is planning to become a regional transportation hub and a shipping logistics hub. Through upgrading its comprehensive port service capability and enhancing shipping and international logistics services, Nansha intends to complement Hong Kong and Macau. 

Speaker Biographies:

Mr NIE Linkun---graduating from South China Normal University with a master’s degree in law, has successively worked in the General Office of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, Guangdong Maritime Court and Guangdong Provincial Government Financial Affairs Office. Mr Nie has served as deputy director in Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Financial Work from 2012 onwards with very rich knowledge in financial business and leadership experience in financial work.

Mr JIANG Jianjun--- graduated from the Jinan University, received a master's degree in economics. Mr Jiang worked in Guangzhou City Project Construction Committee, bureau of personnel of Nansha Development Zone, Nansha Development Zone Finance Bureau. He’s the incumbent Nansha CMC director of preparatory office, finance lease financing working group leader, with a wealth of financial knowledge and financial leadership experience.

ACBC and AFMA members can join this event free of charge.  A cover charge applies to non-members.