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

23 April 2015

Offices of Holding Redlich, Level 65, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Cultural Cringe Luncheon Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Carl Hinze 

Date:    Thursday 23 April 2015

Time:   11.00am - 12.30pm followed by a networking lunch

Venue:  Holding Redlich, Level 65, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Cost:    $22 for ACBC Members, $44 for non-ACBC Members (GST inclusive)


Following the sell-out success of the presentation in Melbourne last year, ACBC NSW is pleased to invite you 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.