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Adelaide: Exporting to China: Success stories, market trends and Chinese regulatory challenges

21 August 2017

Date: Monday, 21 August 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: EY Building, Level 12, 121 King William Street, Adelaide

RSVP & enquiries: Please RSVP* and direct any enquiries to
Jessica Dowden at jessica.dowden@au.ey.com or
8417 1734

*This event is open to ACBC members only (maximum 2 tickets available per member organisation)

Join us for a China Business event Exporting to China: Success stories, market trends and Chinese regulatory challenges hosted by Ernst & Young Adelaide.

The event will be a presentation focused on consumer products in China by Jeremy Barker, EY Oceania Corporate Finance Strategy Leader followed by a panel discussion led by John Li, EY Oceania China Business Leader with Sean Keenihan, Australia-China Business Council SA President and a panel of successful Australian companies exporting to China.

The topics covered will include:
  • Case studies of successful Australian businesses exporting to China.
  • Current market trends and opportunities for growth in China.
  • How to navigate the regulatory policies from a Chinese side.
The event will also provide the opportunity to meet with and network with fellow business representatives interested in or currently exporting to China.
About the Speakers:

John Li – Oceania Leader, China Business Group

John joined Ernst & Young Australia as National Director of China Business Group in 2007.  Prior to joining EY, John has worked in China for over 13 years advising both Chinese state owned enterprises and government agencies as well as international companies active in China. He specialises in investment consulting, strategy development, project management and mergers & acquisitions, working with organizations to identify and qualify joint business opportunities, overcome problems and manage successful outcomes. Input caption text here. Use the block's Settings tab to change the caption position and set other styles.




Jeremy Barker – Oceania Leader,Corporate Finance Strategy

Jeremy is a Partner with EY’s Transaction Advisory Services, leads the Oceania Corporate Finance Strategy Practice, is a member of the Oceania Consumer & Industrial Products Leadership Team and the global Parthenon-EY Executive Committee. He has over twenty five years experience including twenty plus years consulting to local & international clients across FMCG, Retail, Financial Institutions, PE, Transportation and Agriculture. Prior to his current roles he has been Asia Strategy Lead, Asia Sustainability Lead, Global Alcohol Sector Lead and was an elected member of the global A.T. Kearney Board of Directors (2010-2012).



Sean Keenihan – SA President,Australia-China Business Council

Sean is a recognised opinion leader around Australia’s engagement with China with a particular focus on South Australia’s economic transformation through improved trade and investment dealings with China.  As the National Vice President and South Australian President of the Australia China Business Council and the SA Government’s advisor on China, Sean is committed to supporting the provision of information and programs for South Australian businesses seeking to do business with china and engaging with all levels of Government in Australia to foster greater, mutually beneficial commercial links between South Australia and China.


Andrew Hunter - General Manager,Port Adelaide Football Club

Andrew is currently employed as general manager at Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC), focussed on its China engagement strategy. Andrew started working at PAFC in March 2015. The China Engagement Strategy has attracted three of the club’s top five commercial partners, and PAFC competed in the AFL’s fist match outside of Australia and New Zealand when it played Gold Coast in May 2017.

Andrew was previously a senior advisor to the Premier of South Australia, Hon Jay Weatherill. Prior to the election victory of Weatherill’s Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 2014, Andrew was the Premier’s speechwriter. Following the 2014 election, senior advisor for international engagement was added to his responsibilities.


Justin Nugent - Managing Director,Luxury Network SA/NT, Global Ambassador, Bird in Hand

Justin Nugent is Managing Director of the Luxury Network SA/NT, Global Ambassador at Bird in Hand and oversees a range of business interests including a Luxury Chauffeur Service and Joint Venture projects for SA Exporters. A former Solicitor at one of Australia’s largest law firms, Justin is an entrepreneurial executive with extensive and varied national and international experience.

Justin has a range of experience in food and wine including; Founding Chair of the Adelaide Hills Food Producers, International Marketing Manager at Vasse Felix and twenty years’ experience helping Bird in Hand grow into a global luxury brand. 

Through the SA/NT arm of the Luxury Network International – Justin now helps implement creative collaborations between national and global luxury brands including The Tailor, Beerenberg, Henschke & Haircare Australia.