ACBC QLD Initiatives

ACBC QLD Business Briefing Luncheons

The Business Briefing Luncheons aim at providing the Queensland business community opportunities to hear prominent speakers explore trends, issues and ideas relevant to Australia’s trade and investment relationship with China. The events target Australian corporations who are engaging or interested in engaging with China and Chinese companies based in Australia/Queensland. The events will provide high-level networking opportunities and access to senior business leaders for participants. 2016 luncheon topics included:

  • China Eastern Airlines’ announcement of the new direct flight between Brisbane and Shanghai. Speakers included Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Ms Kathy Zhang General Manager China Eastern Airlines
  • Tourism and Investment in the Asian Century. Speakers included The Hon Kate Jones Minister for Tourism with James Doolan Regional Vice President Hotel Development Asia-Pacific Marriott International
  • Growing Tourism, Education and Investment. Speakers included the Hon John Brumby, ACBC National President, Qld Minister for Tourism and Education Kate Jones and the Hon Rob Borbidge, Chairman Study Gold Coast
  • The first Australia, China and India Forum. Speakers included Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor University of Queensland and the former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Lance Hockridge, Managing Director & CEO of Aurizon, Dr Geoff Raby, Non-Executive Director, Fortescue Metal Group and Ms Sawsan Howard, Group General Manager, Corporate Strategy, John Holland
  • Australia China Food and Agribusiness. Speakers included Dr. Liu Yingjie, Chief Operations Officer, BGI Agriculture Group and President of BGI Millet Co. Ltd, Consul Jiang Jiqing, Chief of the Economic and Commercial Office, Consulate General of PRC and Tony Eyres, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade


ACBC QLD Doing Business with China Seminar

The ACBC (QLD) Doing Business with China Seminars aim to assist Queensland companies gain a better understanding of the business culture, opportunities and challenges that lay ahead in engaging with China. Each seminar includes time for panel discussions and networking.  2016 Seminar topics included:

  • The China Update: Business Opportunities for Australia
  • Double Up Briefing by AUSTCHAM Shanghai and Austrade Beijing
  • Latest Market Insights and Managing Legal Risks in China
  • One Belt One Road and Northern Queensland Development Forum
  • Be better prepared for Marketing and Social Media in China
  • Navigate Chinese Culture, Business practice, Government Systems and Negotiation
  • Are your strategies for China working? Learn from successful companies working with China including Cook Medical and Bellamy’s
  • Connecting with Chinese Tourists through the Alibaba Ecosystem
  • Marketing and e-commerce in China



Our workshops exist to create a forum for member representatives to share information, experiences, perspectives, challenges and ideas regarding the growth of business opportunities under ChAFTA and include

  • The latest business trends and China market analysis
  • Case Study experience of doing business with China
  • Financing for exports and risk management
  • Cultural nuances of doing business with China


ACBC (QLD) Chinese New Year Dinner

The Annual Chinese New Year Dinner is the signature event in the Australia China Business Council's calendar. The Dinner attracts Australian corporations who are engaging or interested in engaging with China and Chinese companies based in Australia/Queensland.


ACBC Member Only Round Tables

Our Business Round Tables are for Members Only.  The Round Tables aim to provide senior business representatives from the ACBC QLD network opportunities to meet and hear from senior government and business leaders and to gain a better understanding of new policies and initiatives.  The Round Tables also provide opportunities for members to share information and discuss opportunities for growth with China.


ACBC Sub-Committees

  • Tourism, Education and Regional Services
  • Mining and Mining Services
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Property and Construction