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REGISTRATIONS CLOSED: Canberra Networking Day

02 March 2016

Australian Parliament House - Canberra




Join the Australia China Business Council on Wednesday 2 March 2016, in the Main Committee Room at Parliament House for our annual Canberra Networking Day.

With over 150 key industry and business leaders already registered don't miss your opportunity to attend this sell out event. Canberra Networking Day is only open to ACBC, AustCham Greater China & CCCA members. It is an exclusive opportunity to hear from Federal Ministers and senior officials charged with the major public policy decisions driving the China-Australian trade and investment relationship and to network with fellow senior business and industry leaders. 





The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Foreign Minister

Minster Counsellor Huang Rengang
Embassy of the People's Republic of China - Canberra
The Hon Steven Ciobo MP (Invited)
Minister for Trade and Investment 
The Hon Richard Colbeck MP
Minister for Tourism and International Education
The Hon Andrew Robb AO, MP (Invited)
Special Envoy for Trade
The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Leader of the Opposition
The Hon Penny Wong MP
Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
The Hon John Brumby
President Australia China Business Council
Tracy Colgan
AustCham Beijing Chair
Peter Arkell
AustCham Shanghai Chair

Jingmin Qian
Director of Jing Meridian & ACBC Board Member
Adam Handley
ACBC WA President &
Partner, Minter Ellisons 
Liu Bing
Senior China Adviser
Frances-Anne Keeler 
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Tourism Australia
Laurie Smith
ACBC Board Member 
Principal, Shuhou Associates

Sally Fielke
General Manager Corporate Affairs, Sydney Airport
Belinda Robinson
Chief Executive
Universities Australia
Peter Skene
Chief Executive
Camperdown Dairies


*  For the full list of speakers please see our latest agenda here.
Topics covered
Q&A sessions with senior government Ministers and Departmental leaders on the Australia-China relationship.
Q&A sessions with senior industry leaders on the Australia-China relationship. 
Panel 1: Economic Outlook, China’s economy to 2020, including the strategic direction of the 13th 5- year plan and what this means for Australia and Australia businesses.
Networking lunch and refreshment breaks throughout the day. 
Panel 2: Agricultural Trade and Investment, Win-win outcomes  - the opportunities for new partnerships in agriculture and the impact of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Panel 3: Tourism and International Education,
Getting the offering right: growing Australia’s market share of Chinese tourists and students in an increasingly competitive market.
Updates on ChAFTA implementation and entry into force.
An exclusive networking function hosted at the Chinese Embassy from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with Special Guests. 

Date: 2 March 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration from 8:00 am)

Canberra Networking Day will be followed by a cocktail reception at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China from 5:30 pm (a free shuttle bus will be provided)

Venue: Parliament House - Canberra

Tickets: Early Bird tickets $488 (SOLD OUT) General Admission $588 

Accommodation: Accor Hotels are offering 20% off the public rate for ACBC members attending Canberra Networking Day. For reservations contact - Theresa Meyers - +61 2 62455 5000 or  H2796@accor.com


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