Upcoming Events


Brisbane: ACBC QLD Chinese New Year Dinner 2019

14 February 2019

Ballroom Le Grand, Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot St Brisbane


Celebrate the Year of the Pig with us in style!

DATE:   Thursday 14 February 2019
TIME:     6:30pm pre-dinner drinks for 7.00pm - 9.30pm (updated)
VENUE: Ballroom Le Grand, Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot St Brisbane
DRESS: Business Attire

ACBC QLD is excited to announce the following special guests have confirmed attendance to our Chinese New Year Dinner in 2019.
  • The Hon. Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • The Hon. Mark Furner MP, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
  • The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • The Hon. Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
  • Mrs Deborah Frecklington MP, Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Trade
  • The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Graham Quirk
  • Cr Adrian Schrinner, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Chandler Ward
  • Derek Brown, Director Queensland State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dr. Xu Jie, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane
  • Mr Lan Yuqiang, Chief of the Economic and Commercial Office, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane
  • Michael Ma, Secretary General, Queensland Chinese United Council
ACBC QLD is pleased to announce our keynote speaker travelling exclusively from Shanghai to Brisbane to address our guests at the 2019 Chinese New Year Dinner.

James is the Shanghai based CEO and Founding Partner of Three Towers Group, a leading, full-service international business development and market consulting team, that assists export-oriented companies create and build new Pan-Asia growth opportunities. Three Towers has advised clients from a range of sectors including Resources and Mining, Education, Agriculture, Retail and global leading Sports Technology. Additionally, the Three Towers Equity Private Placement Team raises capital on behalf of growth company clients to fund expansion, projects, acquisitions and shareholder liquidity. 
James is also the former CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AustCham). James has a unique position from which to observe and advise on Australian commercial activity in China and led the Chamber through a period of unprecedented growth placing the profile second only to the US Chamber in China.
Currently in his tenth year of living in China, James will share first-hand and leading edge insights into China today, and glimpses into 2019 and beyond.
Aulife International Pty Ltd is a market leading trading company that sources high quality Australian made products for both domestic and international customers in China and Hong Kong. Since the company was founded 3 years ago annual turnover has increased 1300% year on year, and has transformed from a small health and beauty retail store to a corporation with multiple cross-border B2C e-commerce platforms and franchised online to offline (O2O) stores in China. Aulife has worked with iconic Australian brands such as Aptamil, Comvita, Thursday Plantations, Helen&Joey, Wealth Health, Buderim Ginger Group, Swisse, Bravo UGG Group, Volleys, Lorna Jane and others, which has established the company as an essential partner for Australian enterprises selling online to China.
MGI South Qld is an successful Accounting and Business Advisory Firm based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast with over 90 years’ experience specialising in a number of industry sectors and providing Chinese clients with a range of specialist services including audit review reports for visa applications, evidencing source of funds, Australian & international taxation advice, business planning and structuring in Australia for Chinese investors and Information Technology support.

Torrens University Australia is Australia’s fastest growing university where they bring a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education. Torrens' courses are aimed at providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable commodity to any employer. Torrens’ place in Laureate International Universities ensures that students graduate with more than a degree; they graduate from the largest education network in the world, ready for whatever challenge the world throws their way. Their campuses span across Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. Wherever possible, they also offer courses online to provide convenient access to students.

Cluster Arts Did you know that Brisbane is 2nd largest circus hub in the world (outside of Montreal)? Cluster Arts is a networking and advocacy leader for Circus & Physical Theatre Artists in Australia and aboard. They are an exciting and unique organisation that provides the essential ‘backend’ services to performing arts companies. Based in Brisbane Cluster Arts has demonstrated experience in delivering work for major events and festivals as well as small and intimate gigs. The companies and artists they work with have toured to over 25 countries, performed to over 800,000 audiences worldwide, and received countless awards and recognition.


Amazing prizes graciously donated to our Chinese New Year Dinner Raffle now include:
  • Diamond Pendant Necklace from Michael Hill
  • Gourmet Hamper from Stahmann Farms
  • 2 Premium Tickets to the the Queensland Ballet production "Dangerous Liaisons"
  • Accommodation Package from Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • 2 Bottles of 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Helen & Joey Estate Yarra Valley
  • Getaway Holiday for 2 at Tangalooma Island Resort
  • Accommodation Package from Sofitel Gold Coast
  • 6 Tandem Skydives from Ramblers Skydiving
  • 2 Tickets to any 2019 Sunpac performance
  • $5000 gift voucher and personalised Pearl Discovery experience from Paspaley
  • Flights from Virgin Australia


ACBC QLD Chinese New Year Dinner sponsorship is an outstanding opportunity to increase the profile of your organisation and warmly introduce your brand to the Australia China business community. There are three sponsorship tiers including Gold, Silver and Friend Packages, as well as opportunities to become a prize sponsor. This flagship annual event is a unique forum where you can build lasting relationships, a deeper audience connection to your brand and enjoy a high return on investment. For more details download the sponsorship prospectus HERE.

Should you wish to be involved as a sponsor for this prestigious event or require further information, please contact ACBC QLD CEO Ms Wen Gu at wen.gu@acbc.com.au or 07 3835 4765.

Member:                                 $199 (+GST and booking fees)
Non-Member:                         $269 
(+GST and booking fees)
Member Table of 10:              $1880 (+GST and booking fees)
Non-Member Table of 10:      $2580 (+GST and booking fees)

*Ticket includes a Chinese inspired banquet dinner, red and white wine and entertainment (all other beverages available via cash bar)
*Tickets are non-refundable but transferable


We appreciate our valued members and guests that travel from regional areas and interstate. To help you enjoy our Chinese New Year Dinner and avoid rushing home from the event, ACBC QLD branch sponsor Sofitel Brisbane Central has generously offered our guests significantly reduced accommodation rates for the night. A Superior Room is available to ticket holders with the following inclusions:

  • $175 including internet OR
  • $195 including breakfast and internet
  • Parking at a reduced rate of $25 per space with accommodation booking

Book hotel rooms (not tickets) by phone 07 3835 4444 or email H5992@sofitel.com and quote code:ACB140219