ACBC Victoria. Knowledge. Networks. Advocacy.
The ACBC Victoria is a large, vibrant and diverse branch of 250+ member companies. We play an important role in supporting your China business journey and, since our genesis in Victoria in 1973, have worked to ensure that the Australia-China relationship has matured, developed and diversified.
A productive state, Victoria is only 3% of Australia’s landmass but contributes 23% to the national GDP.
In addition to the benefits brought about by the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), the China-based Victorian Government Trade & Investment Offices and our extensive bilateral business connections, Victoria is uniquely positioned within Australia to capitalise on the AUD$28.3 billion trade relationship with our largest trading partner.
ACBC Victoria’s powerful and highly active member-only working groups cover agribusiness, education, energy & resources, China capital markets, health & medical research, property & development and tourism and provide regular business-focused activities as well as platforms for peer-to-peer discussion. Over the last 6 years, we have hosted 360+ sector related events attracting over 18,000 attendees.
ACBC Victoria works with local, state and federal government representatives, business and industry here and in China to assist Victorian firms when entering or operating in the China market and likewise we provide advice to Chinese businesses investing in Victoria.
We are pleased to have as our Honorary Patrons the Governor of Victoria and the Consul General from the People’s Republic of China.
ACBC Victoria is the go-to organisation in this state for networking, knowledge and advocacy across all sectors at any stage of your China business engagement.
ACBC offers a wide variety of events throughout the year, including conferences, workshops, webinars and member only briefings.
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This brochure provides in-depth detail on the benefits, costs, and everything you need to know about collaborating with ACBC Victoria.
ACBC Victoria’s nine member-only working groups serve as knowledge hubs and information exchanges, driving events and content. The Working Groups work to raise the profile of their participants and to promote the strength of Australian business in their respective fields. They assist in sharing information on doing business in China, industry issues and developments, as well as provide platforms to present the views of members.
Click through to the various Working Groups below to read their mission, objectives and strategies.
Agribusiness & Food | China Capital Markets | Education & Training | Energy & Resources | Executive Women’s Forum | Future Leaders’ Forum | Health & Medial Research | Property & Development | Tourism & Visitor Experience
Annual Events Diary
ACBC Vic has an annual program of China focussed events to engage, support and educate our members and friends. To learn about our past activities, please view our Annual Events Diaries below:
Most Recent: 2022 – 2023
Doing Business with China Resources
Check out this preview of the types of events and speakers organised by ACBC Victoria’s Future Leaders’ Forum
View and download a full list including member bios for the ACBC Victoria Executive Committee 2022-2023.
Your ACBC Team and Executive Committee
This is your Victoria Branch team. We are here to support you and your organisation.
Call 1300 918 836 Email email@example.com Visit International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 | Executive Committee bios can be downloaded above
Rhys Roberts (Roberts Gray Lawyers)President, ACBC Victoria
Virginia BirrellCEO, ACBC Victoria
Phoebeanca LuongProject Manager
Bruce AtkinsonVice President, ACBC Victoria
Liming Huang (Corrs Chambers Westgarth)Vice President, ACBC Victoria
Matthew SchofieldVice President, ACBC Victroia
Mary WangVice President, ACBC Victoria
George Yeung (Jeanswest)Vice President, ACBC Victoria
Dr Celina Yu (Global Business College of Australia)Vice President, ACBC Victoria
Isabel ZhangVice President, ACBC Victoria
Dr Mona ChungCross Culture International
Lawrence LamLumenary Investment Management
Jene LiuCommonwealth Private
Dr Amanda MaoAcurit Medical Communications
Prof Charles Qin OAMChin Communications
Theo SakellPitcher Partners
Dr Susan SuMelbourne Airport
Prof On Kit TamUniversity of Melbourne
Guy ThompsonUnited Media Solution
John WarmbrunnEgo Pharmaceuticals