Queensland

Overview

Queensland has a rapidly growing and active ACBC branch with strong representation from both Australian and Chinese Businesses and government representatives.

Business members come from a wide range of sectors including exporters, importers and investors. We focus on delivering programs and information for members on topics which are relevant to your business. ACBC membership enables business to create a valuable network for engaging with China.  The Queensland Branch works closely with the Chinese Consulate General, the Chinese business community, our federal, state and local governments to enhance the value of your membership.

The Australia China Business Council goes beyond just gaining access to events and information, it is about advocating for the benefit of our relationship with China and joining a collective force of companies who believe in the opportunities and potential of deepening the Australia-China bilateral relationship

Ex-Officio Members include:

·         Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

·         Australian Trade Commission

·         Queensland State Government

Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland

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Mr Stephen Abbott

President, ACBC Qld

Stephen is a Partner and China Expert at KPMG.  He has over 20 years’ experience in International Business, Migration, Energy and Natural Resources. He specialises in working collaboratively to develop long-term partnerships with overseas investing companies specifically focussing on Chinese clients.  Stephen holds a number of Board positions and is actively involved in many aspects of international investments in the Australian landscape which includes specialised operational advice for clients.

Ms Nussara Smith

CEO,  ACBC Qld

Nussara is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years experience in international business development, investment attraction and export facilitation in Trade and Investment Queensland, the Queensland Government's trade and investment agency.  Nussara has an in-depth knowledge of business opportunities and the trade and investment policy framework between Australia and Asia.  She has extensive experience in providing advice to businesses on trade and investment strategies with Asia.  In her former role as the Director for Asia, she was responsible for managing the Queensland Government international networks in Asia including its China operations.  She oversaw the development of business plans and a wide range of initiatives for China including regular trade missions to China.  She also worked closely with the Queensland-China Council on a China strategy over a number of years.