ACBW 2013 shanghai review

The Australian Business Forum (ABF) has successfully launched its Australia-China Business Week (ACBW) Roadshow for 2013 with its Shanghai Event, which concluded on 12 April at the Westin Bund Center, Shanghai China.

Presented by Naming Sponsor NAB, the Shanghai Event provided delegates with the rare opportunity to connect with Chinese partners; showcase Australian products, services, projects and investment opportunities to potential Chinese investors; review economic and business opportunities in China; and gain firsthand knowledge about how to maximise business in China from local experts.

Australia China BusinessWeek will return to China in June 2014.

ACBW 2013 Melbourne & Sydney registrations are now open for what is anticipated to be a record number of Australian delegates. Both forums will host inbound high net worth Chinese/business delegates seeking investment opportunities and links with the SME sector.

In a week of a Prime Ministerial visit, the Boao Forum for Asia and big policy announcements, Australia China Business Week added the one missing piece to the Sino-Australian relationship, a bilingual and multi-faceted business matching forum designed to connect Australian SME businesses with Chinese business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Over 3 days, in Shanghai and Hangzhou, 150 delegates came together for networking, discussion and knowledge-sharing, generating countless new business connections, opportunities and relationships on both sides, and creating a unique platform for future collaboration in Sydney, Melbourne and the major Chinese cities. We will be back!

David Thomas
Chair, Australia China Business Week 2013 Forum
CEO, Think Global Consulting

As the chair of the Chinese language forum at the ACBW in Shanghai recently, it was encouraging to see the interest that local Chinese companies and government agencies showed towards learning more about the Australian investment environment. Our topics included; Australian investment opportunities, the regulatory environment and cultural barriers to entry, which were all well received. Australian companies should be encouraged by this interest as it shows there is genuine want to learn more about Australia.

As a platform for future business the ACBW offers Chinese and Australian individuals an opportunity to come together, learn more and take their business to the next level. Without this type of platform, neither side may ever know about each other as the language and cultural barrier between our two countries is quite significant.

Lisa Goodhand
ACBW 2013 China Day Forum

I just wanted to thank you for all the work you did at and for the conference.
And this extends to all the unseen work as well, no doubt there is 10 times more behind the scenes going on.
We were very happy with our outcomes.
It enabled us to observe, speak, get a feel for the landscape and plan for our next step into China with some excellent contacts.
We were really glad we participated, and would be more than happy to be testimonial or reference for other groups considering to join ABF events or for your web site.

Boyd Peters
National Distribution Manager
Contango MicroCap Limited

I enjoyed both ACBW Shanghai and Hangzhou. It was a great first offshore ACBW event! ABF’s organization and attention to fine details are exemplary. Thank you for your hospitality and looking forward to future events.

Dr Caroline HONG,
SME Association of Australia

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