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Brisbane: ACBC Queensland Branch Annual General Meeting 2017

01 November 2017

KPMG Level 16 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane

28  September 2017
Dear Members


Date:                 Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Time:                 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Venue:               KPMG (Level 16 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane)
RSVP:                Register to attend by 24 October 2017  
Please find attached the following documentation:
1.              Agenda of the AGM (
click here);
2.              Nomination Form (
click here); and
3.              Proxy Form (
click here).
ACBC Qld Branch and ACBC Corporate level member representatives qualified to participate in the activities of the Branch are eligible to vote and to stand for election.  They must be financial voting members and their names must be registered in the Register of Members maintained by the Branch.  For this reason, all members are encouraged to check that their membership is paid up and that your representative details on the ACBC Qld Register are up-to-date.  On a poll, every member present in person or by proxy has one vote.  Please note that Associate & Student Members are non-voting members and are not able to stand for election or vote.
Nominations for the Qld Branch Committee for 2017-2018 will close at 5:00pm on 11 October, 2017.  Please email your completed nomination forms to ACBC Qld Secretariat at 
The ACBC Qld’s current Branch Committee is listed below.  Many of these members are expected to offer themselves for re-election.
President:                                    Stephen Abbott 
Vice President:                            Michael Choi
Vice President:                            Bernie Schulz
Treasurer:                                    Johanna Roche
National Board Rep:                   Bernie Schulz
David Lyons, Bert Wu, Laura Chen, Richard Kennerley, Bernie Schulz, Michael Wadley, Michael Choi, Lea Fua, William He, Kylie Dickinson and Nussara Smith
Ex-Officio Members:    
·         State Director of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
·         State Director of Austrade
·         Senior Representative of Trade and Investment Queensland

Standing for the Branch Committee
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.  ACBC is a membership-based, non profit organisation comprising a National Office and Branches across Australia. Founded in 1973, ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities of Australia and China.
ACBC National body is a Company that is limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act. The organisation earns income from memberships, sponsorships and events.  ACBC Qld is a branch of the ACBC.  ACBC Qld’s Committee members are not renumerated and there is no scope for reimbursement of expenses associated with the roles. 
Committee members are required to be financial members of ACBC and
  • Attend at least 3 meetings per year (Meetings are held over approximately 1 to 1 and a half hours, in the middle of a business day, five times per year)
  • Provide advice and support the ACBC in delivering services to our Queensland members
  • Promote the ACBC to the Australia-China Business community and attract corporate partners/sponsors as well as new members for the organisation
  • Assist the ACBC CEO in securing high profile interstate and international speakers for ACBC events
  • Promote ACBC Qld events including attending and/or hosting corporate tables
  • Assist with event logistics as required.
The President and Vice Presidents will, on an annual basis, facilitate an evaluation of the Committee’s performance. 
For any clarifications regarding responsibilities of the Committee Members please contact Ms Nussara Smith, CEO ACBC Qld by email to nsmith@acbc.com.au
Financial accounts and reports for the financial year 2016-2017 will be available at the AGM. 
Any member who has any queries or wishes to clarify who is their nominated representative please contact Ms Janelle Carleton, ACBC Qld Secretariat, on 0402 444432 or by email to 
Voting:                 In person by members or by proxy (complete the Proxy Form)
In summary, key dates for the 2017 AGM are:

29 September          Notice of AGM; Invitation to nominate; Proxy details
11 October               Nominations and Proxy close at 5.00pm
24 October               RSVP your attendance at the AGM
1 November             AGM and Voting at KPMG Brisbane from 3.30pm to 4.30pm             

Yours sincerely
Steve Abbott
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ACBC Queensland contact details
acbc.qld@acbc.com.au 07 3835 4765