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Melbourne: FULLY BOOKED - Feeding China - Opportunities in Agriculture Round Table with China Policy

01 December 2015

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

Feeding China: Opportunities in Agriculture
Round Table with China Policy 

with Mr John Chapple, Director (Food and Agriculture),
Ms Philippa Jones, Managing Director and
Mr Jason Li, Director (Australia), China Policy 

Date:    Tuesday 1 December 2015
Time:    9.45am - 11.30pm 
Venue:  International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000
ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our round table briefing on agriculture with China Policy. 

China’s demand for quality food is burgeoning. But just as its rural sector modernises, it is beset by land and demographic constraints. This clash presages a seismic shift in world markets. Like China’s earlier rise into global markets, China’s demand for agricultural goods is again closely aligned to Australia’s comparative advantages. John, Philippa and Jason will give a situation report on China’s agriculture and examine where opportunities lie for Australian farmers, enterprises and exporters

John Chapple is a Director at China Policy. A trained agronomist and Asian agriculture specialist, John leads China Policy’s food, agriculture and marine practice based in Qingdao. John’s practical experience includes supervising farming and processing facilities in China, and across South East Asia. In 2003 John founded Sino Analytica, China’s first independent food testing laboratory.

Philippa Jones is the Managing Director of China Policy. A regulatory and trade policy specialist, Philippa set up China Policy in 2009 to provide robust China advice, derived from on-the-ground tracking of China’s own analysis of its challenges, to business and policy communities. Working in China-related research and policy development for over thirty years, she recently serving as an expert witness in several agricultural trade cases.

Jason Li is a Director at China Policy and operations in Australia. He is a partner and founder of the Yatsen Group, a commercial group headquartered in Beijing with interests in mining and resources, technology and financial services businesses in Asia. Jason is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for China.