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Sydney: Chinese Investment Trends in Australia + Networking Drinks The opportunities for Australian busines

24 May 2019

Chinese Investment Trends in Australia + Networking Drinks

The opportunities for Australian business.

Event Overview

Chinese investors still see Australia as a relatively attractive country to invest in, with an improving political climate, but they also confirmed that they are finding it harder to get capital out of China, and there are challenges raising capital in Australia.

Australia has felt the pinch of a significant reduction to our shores, reflecting the impact of policy changes in China.

This event is a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the investment space as well as network with Chinese and Australian companies.

Event Details

Date: Monday, 17 June 2019.
Time: 5.30pm arrival and registration, 6pm start - 8:00pm (include networking drinks).
Event Status: Members and non-members.
Venue: KPMG, Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers, Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney.
Format: Seminar + Networking Drinks (presentation and panel discussions).
Tickets: $30 Member, $60 Non-Member (plus GST and eventbrite processing fees). Includes canapes and drinks.

 

Keynote Speaker

Helen Zhi Dent, Partner, China Business Practice, KPMG

Panellists

  • Andrew Martin, Managing Director, Moelis

  • Karla Lampe, Director, International Engagement & Market Development, NSW Department of Industry.

  • Evita Liu, Director of Board Office, New Hope Group

MC & Moderator

Alison Airey, CEO, ACBC NSW.

Host Partner

 

Keynote - Bio - Helen Zhi Dent, Partner, China Business Practice, KPMG

Helen has been working with Chinese investors in international markets for 14 years. She joined KPMG UK in 2004 and was the first full time employee recruited to work specifically with Chinese investors globally within KPMG. Her role was to help the senior leadership in the UK firm understand China and Chinese clients. Helen was responsible for developing and executing strategy to win work from Chinese investors working across all service lines at KPMG. She laid the foundation for KPMG UK’s China Business Practice and worked with all top 50 Chinese businesses in London and across the UK.

Helen transferred to Sydney in 2012 and was made a Partner within 3 years. She is the first Chinese-background Partner in KPMG Australia and the first China Markets Partner globally within the KPMG network outside of China. KPMG serves over 250 Chinese clients every year across Australia. Helen is responsible for developing strategy and driving revenue growth from Chinese clients. She has developed a team of 25 Partners and staff across Australia focused on wining work from Chinese clients.

Bio - Andrew Martin, Managing Director, Moelis Australia

Andrew Martin is the Head of Asset Management at Moelis Australia which currently manages in excess of A$3.7bn on behalf of its Australian and foreign high net wealth and institutional investors. Moelis Australia was a pioneer of the Significant Investor Visa program and is a leading manager of investments under that program in real estate, venture capital, bonds, credit and equities.

Andrew has over 30 years of global investment experience as a principal investor and adviser across a range of sectors including real estate, infrastructure and private equity. Andrew was previously a Managing Director at UBS Global Asset Management in Infrastructure and Private Equity. Prior to that, he was a principal of an asset management firm which founded several real estate funds in the US, Australia and Asia. He has also held senior law firm positions and has earlier experience in investment banking and government.

Bio - Karla Lampe, Director, International Engagement & Market Development, NSW Department of Industry.

Karla Lampe is responsible for NSW’s international network and priority market teams. Her on and offshore teams curate international investment leads, deliver trade and investment missions, host major bilateral events and disseminate global insights from the network to the NSW Government. Karla previously worked for Invest Victoria in London with responsibility for the UK, Europe and Israel markets as well as in Melbourne delivering on trade and investment objectives. She has also worked in Tax at KPMG as well as one of Australia’s leading digital agencies helping companies use technology to improve customer service.

Bio - Evita Liu, Director of Board Office, New Hope Group