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Australia China BusinessWeek 2017 Sydney

Wed 20th Sept 2017 - 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thurs 21st Sept 2017 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM

SMC Conference Centre Sydney

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Australia China BusinessWeek (ACBW) 2016 Sydney

ACBW 2016 Sydney returns on November 8-9th, at the SMC Conference & Function Centre.

ACBW 2016 Sydney provides essential and timely insight into the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy, the opportunities that they provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China and the implications for businesses operating between the two countries.

ACBW 2016 Sydney is a must attend event for SMEs executives and business owners wanting to develop or refine their China strategy.

ACBW 2016 Sydney is also an effective business platform for business executives, decision-makers and investors from Australia and China to connect, network and participate in business matching.

Special offer till 8th October:
Buy 1 and get the second one 50% OFF to invite a guest, colleague or friend

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The Hon. Andrew Robb AO
Former Trade Minister will deliver the Australia China BusinessWeek 2016 Keynote address – ACBW Keynote Luncheon – 8 NOV

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Why Attend?

  • Refine your China strategy with presentations on the latest trends and opportunities
  • Network with leaders in the Australia-China sector
  • Reach Chinese High-Net Worth Investors
  • Showcase your products or services to potential clients

Who should attend

  • CEO
  • Managing Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Export Manager
  • Sector Head

Venue

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SMC Conference & Function Centre

66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000

SMC Conference & Function Centre has recently been named as the winner of the Sydney City region of the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards 2015 for Excellence in Sustainability.

The Business Awards, run by the NSW Business Chamber, recognises and celebrates business excellence across NSW. SMC was the only venue nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Sustainability category. it is an honour to be recognised for our venue’s sustainability efforts, which are core to our operation, by such a preeminent industry body and highly-regarded awards program.

Day 1: Tuesday 8th September

10:00am – 12:00pm

ACBW Chinese Forum

Presented in Mandarin, the ACBW Chinese Forum aims to guide and inform the local Chinese business community on regulations, considerations and assistance relevant to investing in, establishing and running a business in Australia and doing business with China.

Free Registration

12:15pm – 2:15pm

ACBW Keynote Luncheon

Join us at this year’s Australia China BusinessWeek Keynote Luncheon to hear from The Hon Andrew Robb AO, the man that Macolm Turnbull dubbed the “best Trade Minister in Australia’s history” for his role in concluding the decade-long ChAFTA negotiations.

The Keynote Luncheon will also feature a high profile panel with Minister Aryes MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, industry leaders and moderated by Mark Hawthorne, Editor at Large, Fairfax Media.

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2:30pm – 5:00pm

ACBW Tourism Forum

The ACBW Tourism Forum endeavours to address current trade issues and trends between Australian and China and provides opportunities for attendees to establish potential business relationship.

The ACBW NETCOC Forum welcomes an inbound delegation of Chinese investors and business executives from NETCOC, an established Chamber of Commerce from China. The forum will be simultaneously-interpreted in English and Mandarin.

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Day 2: Wednesday 9th September

10:00am – 12:40pm

ACBW Forum – Session 1

The ACBW Forum is a series of seminars that brings together industry professionals and thought leaders to discuss and gain valuable insights into the trends shaping China economy, the opportunities that they provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China and the implications for businesses operating between the two countries. The agenda is designed to encourage interactive discussion and learning.

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1:45pm – 5:00pm

ACBW Forum – Session 2

The ACBW Forum is a series of seminars that brings together industry professionals and thought leaders to discuss and gain valuable insights into the trends shaping China economy, the opportunities that they provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China and the implications for businesses operating between the two countries. The agenda is designed to encourage interactive discussion and learning.

 

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5:30pm – 7:00pm

ACBW Mix at Six Networking Function

Mix-at-Six Networking Function allows attendees to connect and engage with each other and with VIP guests, industry leaders and business owners to forge powerful business relationships

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ACBW Chinese Forum

10:00am – 12:00pm, Tuesday 8th November

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10:00am – 12:00pm

ACBW 2016 Chinese Forum

Presented in Mandarin, the ACBW Chinese Forum aims to guide and inform the local Chinese business community on regulations, considerations and assistance relevant to investing in, establishing and running a business in Australia and doing business with China.

ACBW NETCOC Forum Program

2:30pm – 5:00pm, Tuesday 8th November

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2:30pm – 5:00pm

ACBW 2016 NETCOC Forum

The ACBW NETCOC Forum welcomes an inbound delegation of Chinese investors and business executives from NETCOC, an established Chamber of Commerce from China. The forum will be simultaneously-interpreted in English and Mandarin.

ACBW Forum Program

9:30am – 5:00pm, Wednesday 9th November

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9:30am – 10:00am

ACBW 2016 Sydney Forum – Registration – Buy ticket here

10:00am – 10:30am

ACBW 2016 Welcome Address

David Thomas, ACBW Forum Chair, will be presenting the Welcome address, as well as providing an overview of the program for ACBW 2016.

David Thomas
Chair ACBW Forum

10:30am – 11:20am

Panel Discussion – Where are the opportunities for Australian businesses?

With the number of people aged 65 and above rising from 132 million in 2015 to 331 million by 2050 and its burgeoning middle class more than double its spending by 2030, what opportunities does this represent for Australian companies? Which industry sectors will benefit most?

In this Panel Discussion, we will bring together thought-leaders from key industries to discuss and share their insights.

11:20am – 11:50am

Morning Tea Break – Networking Opportunities

11:50am – 12:40pm

Panel Discussion: What Do the Chinese Investors Really Want and How to Engage Them?

With Chinese investment continuing to flow into Australia, it is important to understand the complexity of a Chinese investor and how your business can capture this lucrative market.

Join Boyd Peters and a host of experienced speakers from across the international investment sector, to discuss how your business can engage with Chinese investors.

Moderator:
Boyd Peters
Panel Moderator, CEO, InvComs

12:40pm – 1:40pm

Working Lunch – Networking Opportunity

1:45pm – 2:10pm

China’s Cross Border eCommerce Trade and Opportunities

Vivien Astl, Head – Head of eCommerce Platform Operations, Australia Post StarTrack, will discuss the latest domestic and international online retail trends and international ecommerce opportunities, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region.

She will share some compelling customer case studies and recent ecommerce innovations designed to make the lucrative Chinese market more accessible to Australian ecommerce sellers.

Vivien Astl
Head of eCommerce Platform Operations, Australia Post StarTrack

2:10pm – 3:00pm

Panel Discussion: What are the challenges and opportunities of Chinese cross-border e-commerce?

Join this high profile panel of China digital marketing experts to discuss the potential benefits & pitfalls of the Chinese eCommerce market:

Moderator:
David Thomas
Chair ACBW Forum
Panelists:
Tom Parker
Partner, Bastion S+GO
Benjamin Sun
Director, Think China
Livia Wang
Entrepreneur, AccessCN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea Break – Networking Opportunity

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Australian Country of Origin branding, an asset in the China market

The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo has been used in export markets around the world for 30 years and is well recognised and highly regarded throughout Asia and in China. Ian Harrison, Chief Executive of the Australian Made Campaign, will discuss how business can leverage country of origin branding and the logo to forge new sales channels in the China and contribute to export success.

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Case Study: How Chinese Online Influencers are shaping the way Chinese consumers purchase?

Last year, a list compiled of China’s 100 most popular online influencers dominated media’s attention with the son of the richest man in China,the man behind Wanda Group topping such a list. The majority of the people are also verified influencers on Weibo and Wechat. Thanks to the large followship they enjoy, one tweet from the influencers usually costs brand sponsors a fortune. These influencers are shaping how urban and younger consumers make their purchases. Ben Sun, Managing Director of Think China, an award winning China digital consultancy agency based in Australia will explore the topic further with you.

Benjamin Sun
Director, Think China

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Wrap-up Session

ACBW Forum Chair, David Thomas, will wrap up the forum with a review of the days topics and presentations, while also fielding questions from the audience on how their business can harness the wealth of opportunities from the China market.
David Thomas
ACBW Forum Moderator

5:00pm – 7:00pm

ACBW 2016 Mix-at-Six Networking Function – Buy ticket here

Disclaimer: Please kindly note that this program is for reference purpose only and may be subject to change on the day of the event. Australian Business Forum reserves the right to change and amend the program accordingly.

Some of the past attendees

  • Exact Mark – CEO
  • AAA Wealth – Director
  • ABC Group – Director
  • ACA Capital Investment – Director
  • AccessCN – Director
  • Acquisiti
  • AIMS Capital – IPO Service Director-China Business
  • Alba Tran International – BDM
  • Allianz – General Manager Corporate Affairs
  • An Bang – Director
  • ANU Venture Partners – CEO
  • Anvil Creek – Chairman
  • ANZ – Manager-Innovation
  • ANZ Global Transaction Banking – Associate Director | Merchant Sales | Institutiona
  • ANZ Private – Private Wealth Manager
  • AoYe Immigration Services – Founder | MD
  • APX – Director Business Development & Marketing
  • Asia Today – Publisher
  • Ausprime Choice – Director
  • Austcham Shanghai – CEO & Executive Director
  • Austrade – Executive Officer
  • Austrade – Investment Specialist – Greater China
  • Australia Post & StarTrack – Communication Manager
  • Australian Business Solutions Group – Senior Manager, China Practice
  • Australian Farm and Resource Management – Managing Director
  • Australian Natural Snack Company – General Manager
  • Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) – Manager – Investor Visa Unit
  • Bank of China – Assistant General Manager
  • Basis Point – Managing Director
  • Berlitz Australia – Managing Director
  • Blaxland Vineyards Limited – Asia Sales Manager
  • BQ Weekly Sydney – Director
  • BT Investment Management – National Sales Manager
  • BurgessRawson Sydney – Sales & Marketing Director
  • StarTrack Business Development Manager
  • Business Events Sydney – Corporate Affairs Manager
  • CAMedia – CEO
  • CAMP
  • Captain Cook Cruise
  • CBA – Director, Sales Engagement
  • Changguchuanfeng International Trading Group – Director
  • Chin Communications – Managing Director
  • China Eastern – General Manager
  • China Spectator – Editor
  • China Telecom Australia – Account Manager
  • CPA Australia – Manager-Business Development
  • Dearin & Associates – Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Deloitte – Client Manager
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu – Partner
  • DNC Capital – Director
  • Dufry
  • Dynamic Payments – Senior Business Development Manager
  • e.Law – Head, Business Development
  • EFIC – State Director NSW & ACT
  • Export Council of Australia – Head Research Manager
  • EY – Manager, Human Capital – Global Immigration
  • EY Markets & Business Development – Associate
  • EY Transaction Tax – Senior Manager
  • FastVisa – Chairman
  • FedEx Express – Senior Account Executive
  • Fracht Australia – Managing Director
  • Freebird Group – CEO
  • George Clinical – Executive Director
  • George Institute for Global Health – COO & CFO
  • GiFang.com – Founder | CEO
  • Gilbert & Tobin – Partner
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (GDRC) – Chairman
  • Green Apple Global
  • Green Card Migration and Education Consultants – Director
  • H&T Realty – Business Development Manager
  • Hannover Fairs Australia – International Sales
  • Hedge Fund Assocation – Regional Director – Australia
  • Heinemann Australia
  • Henan Haidi Science & Trade Pty Ltd – Director
  • HFW Lawyers – Principal
  • HKETO – Project Officer
  • HKTDC – Director, Australia & New Zealand
  • HWB Group – International Business Development Manager
  • ilement marketing Pty Ltd
  • Immigate – Director
  • Interconnect Systems – Managing Director
  • Invest Hong Kong – Head of Australia and New Zealand
  • Invest2Day – MD
  • IPROSPERITY GROUP – Director, Investments & Strategy
  • JBWere – Investment Director – Australian Listed Investements
  • Kai Yip (H.K.) Industrial Co., Ltd. – Director
  • Kingold – GM Australia
  • KVB KUNLUN PTY LTD
  • Laguna Bay Pastoral Company – Portfolio Manager
  • Landmark Square Investment Fund Pty Ltd
  • Linkwest Consulting – Founder & CEO
  • Macland Investment Group – Operations Director
  • Macquarie Corporate Holding Limited – Sino Australia Business Coordinator
  • Mirror News – Editor
  • Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia – National Convention & Sponsorship Manager
  • Moulemain Grain Corp – Marketing Manager
  • Moulis Legal – Senior Lawyer
  • N1 GROUP
  • NAB – Regional Head Asian-Aust Relationships
  • NAB Asset Management – Investment Specialist
  • NAB Private Wealth – Senior Wealth Advisor
  • NAB Wealth – Senior Wealth Advisor
  • Natures Express Pty Ltd
  • Navitas – Regional Marketing Asia
  • Netease – Director of Australis and new zealand region
  • Nettfunder
  • newlifeaustralia
  • Nexus – Project Delivery Director
  • Nicks Seafood
  • NSW Government – Adviser to The Minister of Communications
  • OceaniaSwap – Managing Director
  • Office of International Engagement – NSW Government – Executive Director
  • Office of the Minister for Trade – Senior Policy Adviser
  • Option Group – Director
  • Our Dream Migration – Registered Migration Agent
  • Paspaley – Senior Marketing Manager
  • Prime Quality Meats Pty Ltd – Principal
  • Prisma Group
  • Proactive CFOs – Managing Director
  • Proactive Legal – Solicitor Director
  • Protocol Global Consulting – CEO
  • PwC – Director
  • Rabo Bank – General Manager Food & Agribusiness
  • Red Door – CEO
  • ROC Partners – Associate
  • Royale Limousines – Business Development Manager
  • S&W Consulting Group – Director
  • SBS
  • ShineWing Australia – Senior Manager
  • Signature Project Management
  • Sing Tao Daily – Marketing Manager
  • Sipahh
  • SLATTERY & ASSOCIATES LAWYERS – Lawyer
  • Sovereign Trust – Associate Director
  • STM – General Manager
  • Succession Plus – Partner
  • Sumo SIV Managed Fund – Director
  • Sunyard Finance and Systems Technology – Associate Director
  • Swan Wine Group – Marketing Officer
  • Sydney Executive Business Association – President
  • The Star – Business Development Manager International
  • The Story Lab – Editor
  • Think Global – Business Manager
  • ThinkChina – Director
  • Tourism Australia – GM Investment
  • Union Pay International – Head of Business Development
  • UpSouth.cn – English Language Editor
  • UQ Business School – Industry Engagement Manager
  • Van Egmond Group – Chief Financial Officer
  • Ventura Health Limited – CEO
  • VisaCorp – Director
  • VR Consulting – Managing Director
  • Warwick Dawson Shoes – Director
  • Westfield Sydney – Centre Manager
  • Westpac – Head of Transaction Banking & Deposits
  • Whole Brands Management – Managing Director
  • William Buck – Manager
  • Wolseley Private Equity – Managing Director
  • WorkPac – Manager-Strategic Growth
  • Wrays – Chairman/Director
  • Wrays Ventures – Business Development
  • Yuwwa Capital – Director
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