Australia China Business Week Melbourne – Wednesday 27th July

ABF Melbourne

The ACBW 2016 Forum offers insights into the ambiguous, complex and volatile environment of the Chinese market and provides case studies of Australian enterprises currently engaged with China.


Morning Forum: 10.00am-12.00pm

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The morning will focus on China’s One Belt One Road initiative which has led to an explosion in offshore investment from the Chinese government in infrastructure and strategic assets and the potential impact on the global landscape.

There will also be a panel session on what Chinese investors really want and how to engage them.

Keynote Luncheon: – 12.30pm-2.15pm


Guest speakers are Peter Nathan, CEO of A2 Milk, and Radek Sali CEO of Swisse moderated by Mark Hawthorne, Senior Editor at The Age.

Afternoon Forum: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Topics include the rise of Chinese investment into Australia’s regional projects, China’s Cross Border eCommerce Trade and Opportunities, the growing appetite for Australian premium food and the innovation frontier to China.

There will also  be morning and afternoon forums in Mandarin.

Mix at Six Networking Function: 5.30pm-7.00pm

Forge strong personal relationships with delegates and people across various industry sectors, from both Australia and China.

Date:   Wednesday 27th July 2016

Time:    9.30 am registration followed by networking drinks from  5.30 pm

Venue:  Melbourne Crown Palladium

To book: take advantage of the two for one offer of $590 plus GST for the full event or $100 discount by registering below before 30 June. Note forums and networking events can be booked separately.


About ABFAustralian Business Forum (ABF) is an independent non-political organisation that facilitates Australian business looking to engage with China. ABF does this through identifying and understanding knowledge gaps and facilitating dialogue, business and partnerships.

Initiatives focus primarily on the Small and Medium enterprise sector and their issues and connection with the Chinese business community. This connection is enabled via a network of partners across business, government, industry, academia and the wider Australia and Chinese community.