This Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Crown Palladium, Melbourne
This year, the ACBW program will address some of the biggest issues affecting the bilateral relationship such as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative, the growing Chinese appetite for Australian premium food and the opportunities and challenges of Chinese e-commerce for Australian businesses.
This year, the keynote luncheon will be hosted by Editor-at-Large of The Age, Mark Hawthorne, and will feature a panel discussion between The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP, Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Peter Nathan, CEO at A2 Milk Australia & New Zealand and Radek Sali, CEO of Swisse.
As Australia’s only business forum especially for SMEs in the Australia-China space, all SME owners in Melbourne are encouraged to attend the conference.
Australia China Business Week 2016 Melbourne (ACBW 2016 Melbourne) is ideally suited to both early-entry & engaged businesses in the China market, with topics on the latest trends & opportunities available Australian businesses.
Over 30 speakers will present at ACBW 2016 Melbourne on a diverse range of topics, including:
- In-depth review of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative
- Understanding the Chinese Investor
- China’s Cross Border eCommerce Trade and Opportunities
- How Chinese Online Influencers are shaping the way Chinese consumers purchase
- 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
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Managing Director
- Business Development Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Account Manager
- Export Manager
- Sector Head
9:30am – 10:00am
ACBW 2016 Melbourne Forum – Session One Registration
10:00am – 10:15am
ACBW 2016 Welcome Address
10:15am – 10:35am
One Belt One Road – China’s Boldest Move So Far?
10:35am – 11:00am
Panel Discussion: Why Australian Businesses Should Jump On the One Belt One Road Initiative
11:00am – 11:15am
Morning Tea Break – Networking Opportunities
11:15am – 11:30am
CIFIT One-Stop-Shop for Australian Investment Projects
11:30am – 12:00pm
Panel Discussion: What Do the Chinese Investors Really Want and How to Engage Them?
12:00pm – 2:15pm
ACBW 2016 Melbourne Keynote Luncheon
2:00pm – 2:30pm
ACBW 2016 Melbourne Forum – Session Two Registration
2:30pm – 2:50pm
The Opportunity at our Doorstep
More opportunties have been spawned following CHAFTA, which are well exemplified by the increase in investment and trade activities between Australia and China. When such opportunities tap on our doors, how do we take advantage? Audrey, Head of Corporate Banking will share her experience and expertise.
2:50pm – 3:10pm
China’s Cross Border eCommerce Trade and Opportunities
3:10pm – 3:45pm
Panel Discussion: Is eCommerce Suitable for Your Business and What’s the Catch?
3:45pm – 4:00pm
Afternoon Tea Break – Networking Opportunity
4:00pm – 4:20pm
Australian Country of Origin branding, an asset in the China market
4.20pm – 4.40pm
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.
4.40pm – 5.00pm
Empowering Global Trade with the Latest Payment Solutions
Simon Bishop , Director, Corporate Hedging – APAC for Western Union Business Solutions will give a keynote presentation on how business can support their international growth objectives by using the latest technology in payment solutions. See how using the right Fintech solution for your business, coupled with a FX risk management strategy can assist your organisation. Manage complexity, make global rapid payments, gain visibility into cash flows and connect with buyers and sellers in one platform. Learn how technology can streamline your business workflows from order to payment with electronic invoices – and how it is helping organizations around the globe.
5.00pm – 5.15pm
ACBW 2016 Melbourne Forum Closing Address and Q&A
ACBW Forum Moderator
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Mix-at-Six Networking Function
9:30am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:10am
10:10am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:45am
10:45am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:20am
11:20am – 11:40am
11:40am – 12:00pm
ACBW 2016 English Forum
8 Whiteman St Southbank
Victoria 3006 Australia
The Palladium at Crown is the venue of choice when it comes to hosting some of Australia’s most prestigious events, including the TV Week Logie Awards, the Australian Football League Brownlow Medal and the Allan Border Medal. Designed to impress and inspire, opulence flows, with magnificent custom designed carpets, seven metre ceilings, plush wall panelling and superbly appointed fittings.
The Palladium at Crown is also one of our most technologically advanced venues in Australia, and can be reconfigured to almost any requirement, from a gala dinner for 1,300 guests, an awards night, anniversary celebration, wedding or product launch.