China: Opportunity, Risks, and the Government Perspective

Event Date: 
24 May 2012
University Club

What do the deepening trade and investment ties with China mean for the Australian economy, small and large business and the government prospects?

In this 2020 Business Insights Forum presented in conjunction with the Australia China Business Council everything you always wanted to know about doing business with China will be explained, analysed and discussed by our panel of experts. From the history of business and corporate companies engaging with China, through the risks and opportunities faced by business at all levels. Our expert panel will provide practical insights on how to profit from riding the dragon.

2020 China Business Forum Expert Panel

Duncan Calder President, Australia China Business Council WA Branch
Mr Calder is the Partner-in charge of KPMG’s China Business Practice and the Mining M&A and Forensic Services teams in WA. He was the Chairman of KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources team in Western Australia for over a
decade and focuses heavily on the industry specialisation of bulk commodities and associated infrastructure. He founded KPMG’s national China Business
Practice in Australia working closely with The Hon Richard Court AC, former Premier of Western Australia and adviser to KPMG. Mr Calder and his team have worked for many Chinese companies including Baosteel, Sinosteel, MCC, CITIC Pacific, Nanjing Iron as well as working with many Australian companies dealing with Chinese customers and investors.
Philip Kirchlechner Executive Committee, Australia China Business Council WA Branch
Mr. Kirchlechner has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, business
development, and advisory in the iron ore and steel industry with global companies such as JP Morgan and Rio Tinto. He was one of the first people to join Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) in 2003 and participated in the growth of a remarkable success story that was directly linked to the rise of China.
He lived in China for 16 years and is fluent in Mandarin. While at Rio Tinto, he was based in Shanghai and closely involved with decision makers in China’s steel industry and government. He has published articles on iron ore pricing, Chinese politics and culture, investment and issues facing the mining industry in a variety of publications including The Australian, The Age, and the Australian Financial Review. Until recently, he was Director of the Confucius Institute at UWA and is now advisor to mining companies.
Ngor Tan Manager China, Department of State Development
Ngor Tan heads up the China Desk of the Department of State Development.
She has worked in the International Trade and Investment area in the Western Australian Government for 16 years servicing the North East Asia, South East Asia and South Asia markets. Prior to joining the WA Government, she was employed in the manufacturing, legal and banking sectors in Singapore and Western
Australia. Ngor holds a degree in International Business. Numbers are limited so book nowGMA and ACBC Members: $58Non-members: $88Book here: 

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