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Sydney: Accessing the Next Generation of Chinese Talent

09 September 2015

Offices of Hunt & Hunt, Level 13, Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, NSW

If you have attended an ACBC event before you would have heard a plethora of great advice about doing business with China, but turning this advice into practice can sometimes be overwhelming, costly or time consuming. 

  • "China is many markets, pick your market and market your brand accordingly"
  • "China is mobile, online and using social media more and more"
  • "Do your market research before launching a brand, product or service into an unknown market"

The list goes on.  For many companies starting to do business with China and harnessing the necessary resources to conduct research, set up social media accounts or to even make enquiries about it is beyond their reach.

Why not think about hosting a high achieving Chinese international student to help?

The Australia China Business Council is proud to launch the second year of its Work Placement Program for Chinese International Students. ACBC’s Work Placement Program aims to assist Chinese international students in gaining valuable industry experience in Australia whilst completing their tertiary studies at some of Australia’s leading universities.

Through this program, Chinese international students will have an opportunity to be involved in projects like market research for the China market, liaising with Chinese business partners, or assisting with finances and accounts. Meanwhile, Australian businesses will gain access to high performing Chinese students with excellent communication skills in both Chinese and English, and professional competency in a variety of fields.

Why consider hosting a student?

In the longer term, Chinese interns could assist host organisations to better understand Chinese culture and to establish closer relationships with Chinese partners. Candidates undergo a rigorous selection process, ACBC is presenting an information evening for all member organisations that have interests in participating in this program. The information evening will involve presentations about employers and students’ expectations, issues regarding visas and a recent case study from a company that has previously hosted a student. The information session will be followed by a networking evening with drinks and canapés.


Date: 9 September 2015

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Venue: Offices of Hunt & Hunt, Level 13, Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place, NSW

Tickets: Free for members and non-members





5:30       Registration Opens

6:00        Welcome from the Australia China Business Council: Prof. Natalie Stoianoff, Chair, Education Sub Committee

6:05        Welcome from the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney: Ms Jing Zhao, Education Consul

6:10        Panel I: University Panel

                     Panel Moderator: Maria Luksich, Industry Placement Program Manager, University of Sydney

                     University of Technology Sydney: Esita Sogotubu, Employability Coordinator International

                     University of New South Wales: Samantha Berry, Senior Careers Consultant (International), UNSW Careers and Employment

                     University of Wollongong: Tracey Glover-Chambers, International Careers Consultant

                     University of Newcastle: Kate Gemmel, Senior Manager, Careers and Student Development, University of Newcastle 

                     Macquarie University: Larry Anderson, Manager, International Projects

                     Audience Q&A

6:35        Panel II: Student and Employer Panel

                     Moderator: Julie Doherty, Macquarie University

                     Employer 1: Hilton Wood, Doha Bank

                     Employer 2: Leanne Peng, BDO

                     Student 1: Lana Li, UNSW

                     Student 2: Jian (Joey) Wang, Macquarie University

                     Audience Q&A

7:00        Networking (drinks and canapés)

8:00        Event close