Upcoming Events


Brisbane: Member Networking Event with ACBC National President The Hon John Brumby

18 September 2018

McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Level 11, Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle St, Brisbane



Date:     Tuesday 18 September 2018
Time:    5.30pm Registration for 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue:  McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Level 11, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Australia China Business Council Queensland cordially invites you to a networking event with ACBC National President The Hon John Brumby. The President will address the ACBC QLD business community with updates on the Australia-China bilateral relationship following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s optimistic keynote address at the University of NSW. We will also be privileged to hear from Dr Pradeep Philip, Partner at Deloitte and the leader of Confidently Queensland, a report which comprehensively illustrates Queensland’s future and how Queensland can be better positioned to build sustainable relationships and capitalise on the vibrant Asian markets. This event presents a rare opportunity to have an in-person conversation with these highly insightful senior business leaders and network with fellow members.


The Hon John Brumby AO – President, Australia China Business Council
The Hon John Brumby was the former Premier of Victoria (2007 – 2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and 7 years as Federal MHR for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government.
During his time as Treasurer and then Premier, Mr Brumby forged closer links with China and Hong Kong, releasing Victoria’s first ever China Strategy, visiting China on numerous occasions, opening new trade and investment offices in Nanjing and Shanghai and officially welcoming then Vice President Xi Jinping to Melbourne in 2010.
Since retiring from politics, Mr Brumby has accepted a number of appointments in both the business and not-for-profit sectors, including: Chairman of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Superannuation Fund; Independent Director of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Limited; Chairman of BioCurate Pty Ltd; Chairperson of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust; Chairman of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute; and Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Mr Brumby has been the National President and Chairman of the Australia China Business Council since November 2014. He is also an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne and in October 2015 released his book titled ‘The Long Haul – Lessons from Public Life’.

Dr Pradeep Philip – Partner, Deloitte Access Economics, Queensland
Dr Pradeep Philip leads Deloitte Access Economics in Queensland after a long and successful career in public policy. With deep expertise in economics and proven leadership experience, Pradeep has operated as a senior government bureaucrat, working at the highest levels of public policy across three jurisdictions in Australia. 
Pradeep’s experience includes: Director of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, CEO of LaunchVic – a company established by the Victorian Government to promote start-ups and entrepreneurship – and Associate Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland 

Members:                               $55 (+GST and booking fees)
Non- Members:                      $88 (+GST and booking fees)
RSVP:                                     Tuesday 11 September (subject to availability)