Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
"Australia's business and investment relationship with China will define the success of the next decade from an economic and trade perspective. Business leaders, entrepreneurs and forward looking companies have a duty to their stakeholders to develop a China strategy to protect and grow their market share in the years ahead. ACBW is a platform designed to facilitate this process and to provide exposure to the relevant experts, speakers and decision-makers on both sides of the Sino-Australia relationship." David Thomas, Chair of ACBW 2012, VP of ACBC NSW and CEO of Think Global Consulting.

As we get closer to the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and China, ACBW 2012 Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai will provide an excellent platform for Australia and China business for discussion across the strategic, opportunities, economic, business to business and cultural spheres.

Australia-China BusinessWeek (ACBW) will return to Melbourne in 29-31 May 2012 and for the first time will also be staged in Sydney (14-16 August) and Shanghai (22-26 October).

ACBW has become an important Sino-Australia Forum in Melbourne over the past three years and in 2011 the event focused on WHAT is China’s Five Year Plan – Going Out, Going West, and Going Green.

ACBW 2012 Melbourne will focus on HOW to engage and HOW to get involved, including E-commerce, E-marketing in China, Human Resource issues that impact on Australian companies in China, how to mobilization your organization and managing risk in China, how to create a platform to move money in & out, and Chinese resource company CEO’s in Australia with also give their experiences in establishing business in Australia.

Delegates will explore new opportunities and discuss collaboration with China, in commercialization, Social Media in China, HR, Logistic, Financial services, Technology, Legal, Clean Tech, Education, Cross Cultural and a number of key areas.

Australia's trade in goods and services with China grew by 18.3 per cent, reflecting export growth of 19.2 per cent, which exceeded imports growth of 16.9 per cent. Australia is rated by Chinese companies as being one of the most open investment destinations. Australia is the biggest single destination for Chinese foreign investment worldwide over the past six years, totaling more than $38 billion.

"In terms of build-up the amount of work that has done to date to establish the foundations for ACBW 2012 is almost overwhelming. However, I am extremely confident that we are now poised for a memorable year ahead with major events in Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai. We look forward to sharing the journey with our sponsors, partners and supporters, and welcome delegates from both Australian and China.” John Rashleigh, Chairman of Australian Business Forum.

ACBW 2012 Melbourne early bird ticket now OPEN. This year ACBW 2012 Melbourne keeps establish function as the same time will introduce the new program – ACBW 2012 Financial Services Summit and ACBW 2012 Breakfast. ACBW 2012 is a perfect platform for you to unlock your China Potential.

ACBW 2012 Melbourne Program:

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 (Day 1)
ACBW 2012 Breakfast
ACBW 2012 Forum
ACBW 2012 China Forum (Chinese)
ACBW 2012 China Delegates Business Matching
ACBW ‘Mix at Six’ Networking Function

Thursday, 31 May 2012 (Day 2)
ACBW 2012 Financial Services Summit
ACBW 2012 Keynote Luncheon
ACBW 2012 China Forum (Chinese)
ACBW 2012 Business Matching Session
ACBW 2012 Banquet Dinner (Chinese Delegates)
ACBW 2012 Shanghai (22 - 26 October 2012) one of the most prosperous cities in the world will host Australian delegates to China’s industrial and commercial centre – Shanghai. As urbanisation and wealth spread to the very heart of China, demand for a more sophisticated range of services will continue to grow: services such as education, banking, financial management and logistics.
China is also focusing attention on the quality of the environment in its cities. This will bring real opportunities for Australia in fields such as architecture, design, green technology, urban planning, water and air quality and waste management.
There is no doubt that China is the key market for Australia and getting your China strategy right is essential for Australia’s future growth. We are proud to share with you our joint perspective on expanding and deepening the Australia-China business relationship.
Delegates’ registration and travel packages will be available in January to attend ACBW 2012 Shanghai.

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Australian Business Forum

ABF (Australian Business Forum) is an independent, Australian, non-political organization, which supports the Australian business sector through anticipating its knowledge needs and facilitating dialogue, business and partnerships. ABF initiatives provide a focus on the SME corporate sector, its issues and also its interconnectedness with the wider global community. It does this with the support and input of participants and partners across business, academia, government, the public sector, and the wider Australian and international community.

ABF provides a series of targeted initiatives for businesses including:
• Business Events
• ABF Magazine
• ABF Online Media Services
• ABF China Business Delegates
• ABF Business Matching Servies

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