Upcoming Events


Melbourne: 'Cultural Cringe, Why Due Diligence is Critical in Doing Business with China'

22 April 2015

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Burke Street, Melbourne 3000

Cultural Cringe Luncheon Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Carl Hinze 

Date:    Wednesday 22 April 2015

Time:   12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm Luncheon and Presentation

Venue:  Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:    $45 for ACBC Members, $65 for non-ACBC Members


Dear ACBC Members and Friends,
Following the sell-out success of the presentation last year, 

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite those who missed out to attend a luncheon seminar with guest speaker Dr Carl Hinze, a partner in the Brisbane office of national law firm Holding Redlich. 

Dr Hinze is a recognised expert in the field of Chinese socio-linguistics and politeness research. He has lived and worked in China for a substantial part of the past 20 years. Before becoming a lawyer, he lectured at the University of Queensland in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies. 

Carl has an easy presentation style and this event will provide access to his extensive background in cross-cultural socio-linguistics and discourse analysis. Topics covered will include:

  • What is culture?
  • The importance of sub-cultures (eg. Local cultures, organisational cultures, etc.)
  • The importance of cultural due diligence to commercial transactions in Greater China
  • China deals - why things go wrong?
  • The dangers of cultural handbooks
  • The Chinese Tripod: 'Face', 'Guanxi' and 'Human Feeling'
  • Understanding Cultural Differences
  • Embracing Cultural Similarities
  • Case studies on the dramatic impact of cultural misunderstandings on business in China
  • What does all this mean for your business?
This will help guide you and your organisation through any possible challenging situations when managing and partnering with Chinese business. 

A great opportunity to gain invaluable insight into conducting business with China and to broaden
 your China-business network. 

Places are limited, please book early! Members will receive priority consideration.