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ACBC Vic & RMIT - Sister City Partnerships: Building Economic, Cultural and Educational Exchange Between Australia and China

22 October 2019

RMIT NAS Media Portal, Building 14, 412 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000, Corner of Swanston and Franklin Street

ACBC Victoria is pleased to support RMIT’s report launch followed by a discussion on strategies and practises to leverage Australia-China Sister City relationships

You are invited to attend the launch of the RMIT report on “Australia-China Sister Cities:  Seizing Opportunities Together”.
In the morning report launch session, City Council representatives will share their strategies and practices in generating economic benefits through their sister city relationships. The RMIT research team will also present findings based on a survey of Australia-China sister city relationships and in-depth case studies with five councils across four States and Territories.
You will have opportunity to share your experiences and challenges during afternoon Q & A session.

Speakers will include the Australia China Business Council, RMIT research team, the Australia-China Council, Sister City Australia Association, Melbourne City Council, Warrnambool City Council and more.


10:15 Networking

10:30-12:00 Report Launch

10:30-40 Rachael Ratican, Australia-China Council

10:35-50 William Wilson, President, Sister City Australia Association 

10:50-11:00 Virginia Birrell, CEO, Australia China Business Council

11:00 -11:15 David Livingstone, International and Civic Services, the Melbourne City11:15-11:35 Shaun Miller, Manager Economic Development, City of Warrnambool, the Warrnambool City 

11:35-12:00 Timothy Bartram, Professor, School of Management, RMIT

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-14:00 Roundtable discussion:  Experiences and challenges in Australia-China Sister City Management



Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Venue: RMIT City Campus, NAS Media Portal (Corner of Swanston and Franklin Street) - Building 14, Level 2 (ground level), Room 131.