Sydney Launch Event - 2018 Westpac Australia China Business Sentiment Survey

<p>Sydney Launch Westpac Australia China Business Sentiment Survey 2018</p>

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.

<p>Paul Lia, Westpac</p>

Paul Lai, Regional Head & CIB Greater China, Westpac

Paul is an experienced Senior Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Banking, Corporate Finance, Credit Analysis, and Strategic Planning. Strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management.

<p>Udo Doring, AustCham Shanghai</p>

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.

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<p>Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons</p>

Intan Eow, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

Intan Eow specialises in public and private M&A, cross border transactions and foreign investments. She advises a variety of clients, primarily institutional and private investors, sovereign entities and listed entities. The industries she works in include agribusiness, real estate investment funds, infrastructure. Being fluent in both English and mandarin, Intan has helped numerous Chinese clients navigate the Australian legal system and Australian clients work with Chinese counterparties.

<p>Mark Tanner, China Skinny</p>

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.

Attendance for this event is complimentary. Please register online here or contact Stephanie Smith with any inquiries.