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Brisbane: ACBC QLD Annual General Meeting 2018

01 November 2018

KPMG, Level 16 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Date:                 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Time:                 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Cost:                 Complimentary for ACBC Members
Venue:               KPMG, Level 16 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
RSVP:                Register to attend by Thursday 25 October 2018
Dress:                Business Attire
acbc.qld@acbc.com.au or (07) 3835 4765
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Please find attached the following documentation:
1.              Agenda of the AGM 
(download here)
2.              Nomination Form (download here)
3.              Proxy Form (download 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 2018-2019 will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 11 October, 2018.  Please email completed nomination forms to the ACBC QLD Secretariat at 
The ACBC QLD 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
Treasurer:                                    Johanna Roche
National Board Rep:                   Michael Wadley
Executive Committee Members:
Sheldon Brady, Laura Chen, Mark Couchman, William He, Ben James, David Lyons, Brodie Paul, Terence Simpson, Nussara Smith, Bert Wu
Ex-Officio Members:
State Director of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Senior Representative of Austrade
Senior Representative of Trade and Investment Queensland
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 Wen Gu, CEO ACBC QLD by email to wen.gu@acbc.com.au.

Financial accounts and reports for the financial year 2017-2018 will be available at the AGM.

Any member who has any queries or wishes to clarify who their nominated representative is please contact the ACBC QLD Secretariat via email acbc.qld@acbc.com.au or call (07) 3835 4765.
In person by members or by proxy (complete the Proxy Form)
Thursday 27 September     Notice of AGM; Invitation to nominate; Proxy details
Thursday 11 October          Nominations and Proxy close at 5.00pm
Thursday 25 October          RSVP your attendance at the AGM
Thursday 1 November        AGM and Voting at KPMG Brisbane from 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Yours Sincerely
Steve Abbott