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Brisbane: ACBC Qld ChAFTA Forum

01 September 2015

Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane, Qld, 4000.

Date:               Tuesday 1 September, 2015
Time:               8.30 Registration for 9.00am - 2.00pm
Venue:             Sofitel Brisbane Central

Don’t miss the most comprehensive briefing on The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement with a Keynote Address at the Forum Luncheon by Guest of Honour:
H.E. Ma Zhaoxu, Chinese Ambassador to Australia

ACBC QLD in partnership with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Chinese Consulate General, and event partners invite you to attend the Forum to better understand the range of benefits on offer and maximise the trade and investment opportunities from this landmark Agreement.

You will also receive a new comprehensive Guide to ChAFTA developed by the Chinese Consulate General and King and Wood Mallesons being launched at this Forum.  This special guide provides practical information on trade and investment for both Australian and Chinese businesses. 

The Forum brings together senior industry and government experts, both Australian and Chinese, to explore key facets of the Agreement through presentations and interactive panel discussions, including:

•     Opportunities for Australian manufacturing and professionals services exporters

•     Trade and investment in RMB – benefits to exports and investments

•     Chinese inward investment in the agribusiness, infrastructure and resources & energy sectors.

Click here to view full program.
Speakers and Panellists

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Opportunities for Australian Exporters
 Gary Dutton, Partner – International Trade & Excise, PWC

Panel discussions
Benefits to Australian manufacturing and professional services exporters

 Panel Chair:
 Andrew Parker, Partner PwC

 Panel Members:
Trade and Investment in RMB: Benefits and practical case studies for
  • Exporters
  • Chinese investors
  • Australian project proponents
 Sangeeta Venkatesan,

 Head of Renminbi (RMB) Solutions, Institutional Banking &  Markets, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

How CHAFTA may increase  Chinese investment into Australia  Stefan Luke
 Corporate M & A Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Panel discussions

ChAFTA and investment  from China into targeted sectors
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Infrastructure
  • Resources and Energy

 Panel Chair:

 Berkeley Cox, Managing Partner, Banking & Finance and Dispute Resolution, King & Wood Mallesons
 Panel Members:
Forum Luncheon Keynote Address by H.E. Ma Zhaoxu, Chinese Ambassador to Australia

Vote of Thanks by Lance Hockridge - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,  Aurizon
Limited Seats Available – book now to avoid disappointment


Member price:           $190 per person
Table of 10:                 $1800 (Table of 10 at lunch, free seating
during the Forum)
Standard price:          $240 per person
Table of 10:                 $2,300 (Table of 10 at lunch, free seating during the Forum)
RSVP:                           By 28 August 2015

Cancellations are non-refundable; substitutes are permitted.

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