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Sydney; ACBC China-Ready Talent Forum - Corporate Invitation

24 July 2019

ACBC China-Ready Talent Forum - Corporate Invitation

Connecting business with China-Ready talent

Event Overview

The objective of the forum is to encourage more Australian businesses to hire students who have China-Ready skills. With a significant number of Chinese students investing in Education in Australia, this provides businesses with an opportunity to tap into China-Ready talent who can immediately add value to your business focus in China.

Working with our Education Partners, this Talent Forum will attract Chinese nationals and Australian born Chinese who are driven and possess high levels of cultural understanding which provides your organisation with the necessary skills to succeed in China.

This forum aims to provide Australian businesses with insights on, and a platform to engage with Chinese students and early-career professionals by:

  • Creating a platform where business can hear from Chinese early career professionals about their career aspirations and goals.
  • Providing insights into how to attract China-ready talent and form effective cross-cultural teams.
  • Highlighting successful case studies such as the ACBC Internship Program.
  • Providing opportunities to network with potential future team members.

The Talent Forum will invite:

  • Chinese nationals studying in Australia.
  • Australian students (including Australian Born Chinese) with a focus on developing a career in China-Australia trade and investment.
  • Recently graduated Chinese students looking to enter the workforce or manage their early career.

Event Details

Registration: 1pm

Start: 1.30pm

Finish: 5pm

Format: Seminar (networking, presentation and panel discussions).

Tickets: Member - $30 / Non-Member $60 (plus GST and Eventbrite processing fees). Refreshments provided.


SESSION 1: Preparing yourself for the job market – internship and extra-curricular activities

Amy Lee (FCPA, Exe MBA), Professional Year Trainer, Navitas and President, Hong Kong Australia Business Association (NSW)

SESSION 2: Support services available

Peter Mackey, Director, Trade, International Education and Small Business Operations, NSW Treasury (NSW Government)

Ying Zheng, Senior Engagement Officer - Strategic Engagement and Stakeholder Relations Branch, Fair Work Ombudsman
Sean Stimson, Head of RLC's International Student Service NSW, Redfern Legal Centre

PANEL - What employers look for

Julieanne Cutrupi, Manager – UTS Careers, UTS
Jenny West, General Manager, Austrade
Claire Pisani, Founder, Culture Confidence
Helen Li, Founder, Eficaz Recruitment
Jemma Yin, Graduate Quality Engineer, Boral Roofing, Wyee

SESSION 3: Alternative pathways for graduate job opportunities: benefits of working in either a small-medium sized business

Benjamin Sun, Managing Director, Think China

PANEL - Managing your early career: Hear from the experience of others

Renee Zhao, Partner, ShineWing
Annie Tan, Senior China Relationship Manager, Cochlear (Asia Pacific)
Jeanette Wang, Strategic Relations, Virgin Australia

Networking Session - meet talented Chinese students

Want to be an Event Partner?

If you're interested in becoming an Event Partner contact Alex on alex.gibbs@acbc.com.au

Government Partners


Education Partners


Navitas Group Global Network

At Navitas, we believe in the transformative power of education in people’s lives.

Our vision and values focus on quality above all else. Through our culture and 20+ years of experience, we have crafted an approach that prioritises student outcomes and quality. Ultimately, our vision is one of trust; with students, parents, teachers, partners, industries and governments.

Navitas was founded in 1994 with the goal of helping more international students succeed at university in Australia via improved student support and an extended academic year. Since then, Navitas has significantly expanded the services it offers to students and clients and has created opportunities through lifelong learning for more than 73,500 aspirational students in 24 countries across Australia, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2014, Forbes rankedNavitas one of the world’s most innovative growth companies and it is now an S&P/ASX Top 200 Company, employing more than 7,000 staff globally.


Navitas Professional

Gain real world workplace experience.

Navitas Professional is a professional development and education provider that helps tertiary students, graduates and young professionals to access work placements, mentoring and training with respected Australian and global businesses. These programs enable students to develop skills critical to growing their corporate careers. The team offers tailored Work Integrated Learning programs for higher education, vocational education and industry partners.

We deliver the Professional Year Program (PYP) to international accounting, IT and engineering graduates. It is the only education provider in Australia to offer the PYP in all three career disciplines in eight locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and Hobart. The PYP aims to build industry-specific and employability skills through a combination of coursework and internships.

Learn more about our programs at navitas-professional.edu.au/programs

UTS Careers

We’re here to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed in your career now and in the future. Because we work with industry, graduate recruiters and faculty experts, our programs and events are relevant and ‘real-world’ approved.

To find out how we can help visit https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/opportunities/careers

Macquarie University - Sydney, Australia

While only 50 years young, Macquarie University has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally.

Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow. More than AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.

Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, and with more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.

Macquarie at a glance

· Total students - 40,209, including 31,568 domestic and 8,641 international students.

· Total alumni - 164,000 around the world

· multi-billion dollar investment in facilities and infrastructure, including the most high-tech university library in Australia

· Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus

· a campus in one of the largest business and technology precincts in the southern hemisphere, creating a hub of innovation and excellence

· a 126-hectare park-like campus protected by our award-winning sustainability practices

· awarded five stars in the prestigious QS Stars rating system for high performance in areas such as teaching, research, graduate employability and facilities

For more information visit https://www.mq.edu.au/