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Melbourne: Best Practice for Doing Business in China with Watermark IP

14 August 2019

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria in conjunction with Watermark Intellectual Property and Guests will be delivering a lunch time workshop for those who want to build successful business relationships in China.

Conducting business in China and understanding the local intricacies does not have to be a daunting undertaking. But there are risks and therefore, developing a China strategy is key.

Hear from industry experts and legal professionals about what you need to confidently do business in China. We will provide you with the insights and best practice tips for:

  • Developing your China strategy
  • Selling goods and services in China
  • Partnering with Chinese businesses

Case studies will be presented.

Speakers include

Sue McDonald

Sue is currently the Finance Director at Hunter Amenities, which is a leading global supplier in quality hotel guest amenities servicing hospitality customers in over 100 countries. Hunter Amenities also manufactures and distributes a prominent selection of licensed, internationally recognised designer and cosmetic brands for the hospitality industry.

Justin Breheny

Previously a senior executive of the ANZ Banking Group in Asia, Justin was responsible for establishing and managing ANZ’s first branch operations in China in the early 1990’s, and then purchasing ANZ’s interests in two large local Chinese banks in 2005. More recently Justin spearheaded Insurance Australia Group’s expansion into Asia including the purchase of a mid-size Chinese insurance company in Tianjin. In total, Justin has had over 20 years’ experience working in China, and currently performs in many non-executive roles including Chairman of Nuchev Pty Ltd - a company which manufactures and sells milk-formula based health and nutrition products globally including China.

Andrew Godwin

Andrew has been involved in legal practice for over 20 years, 10 of which were spent in Shanghai as partner and chief representative of an international law firm.  He now holds a number of senior positions at Melbourne Law School, including Associate Professor, Director of Transactional Law and Associate Director of the Asian Law Centre. Andrew is also the author of a critically acclaimed bilingual book that examines Chinese and English legal terminology and concepts: China Lexicon.

If you would like protect your IP when ‘deal-making’ in China, this workshop is relevant to you.

This event is proudly supported by Watermark Intellectual Property 

Date: Wednesday 14 August 2019 
Time:  12.15am for 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
Venue: International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 
Cost: $55 ACBC Members $85 General Admission (+GST and online booking fee)