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Melbourne: State of the Nation - China

10 November 2015

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

State of the Nation: China
Partnership Event with Asialink Business

Date:    Tuesday 10 November 2015
Time:    6.00pm for 6.30pm - 8.00pm 
Venue:  International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Cost:    $33 for Members and $55 for Non-Members
Inquiries: (03) 9027 5606
The Australia China Business Council and Asialink Businessare delighted to invite you to join us for the State of the Nation: China.

With the landmark China-Australia free trade agreement (the ChAFTA) set to enter into force by early 2016, Australian business has a unique window of opportunity to take advantage of falling barriers and an unprecedented access to new markets and capital. China is already Australia's biggest trading partner. As its economy transitions to consumption-led growth, Australian business is well positioned to benefit from China's surging  middle classes and ambitious foreign economic and infrastructure policies, such as the 'one-belt, one-road' initiative. What opportunities does the ChAFTA unlock for Australia and what does business need to do to ensure it capitalises on this once in a lifetime opportunity, before our competitors move in? 

Panellists include:
  • Mr Andrew Whitford, General Manager and Head of Greater China, Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Ms Jean Dong, Founder and Managing Director, Spark Corporation
  • Dr Sow Keat Tok, Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Moderated by Mr Peter Cai, China Editor, Business Spectator
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