Melbourne Launch Event - Westpac Australia China Business Sentiment Survey
In partnership with Westpac, AustCham Shanghai has surveyed over 160 Australian businesses to better understand the current Australia-China business sentiment.
To showcase the results of the 2018 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey, this presentation will highlight the following key findings:
- The short and long-term outlook for Australian businesses, the differences in industry outlooks and the perceived reasons behind this,
- The revenue and investment trends experienced by Australian businesses in China,
- Some of the biggest challenges and risks hindering Australian business growth in China, (such as the regulatory environment and gaps in e-commerce capabilities), and
- Key insights from featured case study companies that have successfully adapted to the Chinese market: Blackmores, Metcash, Sanitarium and Woods Bagot
All attendees will receive a full copy of the 2018 Westpac Australia-China Sentiment Survey Report.
Udo Doring, CEO and Executive Director, AustCham Shanghai
Udo Doring is the CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai. Udo leads a team of staff across four departments and drives the Chamber’s mission to strengthen Australia-China business, government and community relationships. Udo is an Executive Director of the AustCham Shanghai Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber including financial and human resource management.
Udo was previously the General Manager of AustCham Shanghai. Prior to joining the Chamber, Udo worked in a number of roles in human resources consulting and with the Queensland Government. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Certificate of Chinese Law from Hong Kong City and Murdoch University, and is currently undertaking an EMBA at Oxford University.
Will Heath, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Will Heath practises in corporate law, focusing on public and private M&A, capital raisings and corporate advisory work.
Will has strong experience advising companies on their cross-border investments and growth initiatives in the Asian region. He lived and worked in Asia from 2010 to 2013, where he advised multinational, Asian and Australian companies on transactions in a wide variety of sectors including financial services, TMT, consumer and infrastructure.
Will is a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School where he teaches in corporate law and he also teaches a corporate governance course at the Monash Law School. He holds two masters degrees in law (BCL/MPhil) with highest honours from the University of Oxford, where he was a Menzies Memorial Scholar in Law.
Mark Tanner, Managing Director, China Skinny
Mark Tanner is the founder and managing director of Shanghai-based China Skinny. Through his agency he has worked with over 100 international brands on their China marketing entry and growth strategies. His views on the China market have been quoted by more than 200 international media outlets and he regularly provides commentary in publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Forbes. He authors the most read newsletter about marketing to China and is a regular keynote speaker in both China and internationally from Helsinki to Hong Kong and Shanghai to Sydney and many places in between. Prior to moving to China Mark led the world's first unbroken paddle down the River Nile, hunted for Viking treasure in Iceland and cycled solo across Canada mid-winter.