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ACBC QLD Business Briefing Series



Business Briefing Series

China Economic Outlook
Huw McKay
Executive Director and Chief China Economist
Westpac Banking Corporation

Date:               Wednesday 20 May 2015

Time:              11.00am arrival for 11.30am to 2.00pm
                         Light lunch and refreshments provided

Venue:            UQ Business School, L 19 Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street Brisbane


In 2014 China overtook the United States as the world’s largest economic power when measured in real purchasing-power terms.  China now aims to achieve more balanced economic growth and develop its technology and service sectors. As China progresses on its economic development journey, Australian businesses will have to be adaptable to its changing demands.  This briefing and panel discussion will explore what is happening in China to assist your businesses in developing better strategies. Hear from our experts about:

  • Key economic trends in China and impact on Australian export sectors including resources and agriculture
  • Investment trends - where Chinese investors will be looking to invest
  • Latest business intelligence on the ground from AustCham in China.
  • Directions for China’s next Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).  The Five Year plan is a strategic plan that sets the social and economic goals for the country. It has implications for businesses, and an understanding of the Plan is beneficial for any company doing business with China.

Guest Speaker:   Huw McKay
Huw is the Bank’s spokesperson on pan-Asian economic and market issues.  Huw is widely recognized as a leading expert on China’s domestic and international financial reform, its resource demand and the geo-strategic implications of Asia’s ascent.  His views on the state of the global economy and financial and commodity markets are widely sought by governments, corporations and investors around the world.  Huw is making a special trip to Brisbane for the ACBC QLD. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. (bio link here).

Panel Members:  

Michael Wadley:

Michael has been located in Shanghai for over 14 years assisting China – Australia ventures and is on the Board of Directors of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) Shanghai. He is China Consultant to Value Adviser Associates and its joint venture with one of the world’s largest valuation firms, China United Assets Appraisal Group. He is also a consultant to the Australian Law firm, HopgoodGanim and the Chinese firm, Zhong Yue Partners.  He was formerly a Partner and Head of the China Practice for Blake Dawson. Michael is a Director of the recently listed Bellamy’s and a Director/ Partner of a number of consultancies for China in New Zealand, Canada and the UK (bio link here)

Clinton Dines:
Back by popular demand – Clinton has just returned to Brisbane after over 3 decades in the Greater China Region.  He was President of BHP Billiton China and has specialised in both the strategies and business practices involved in negotiating, establishing, managing and developing foreign‐invested businesses in China.  He has developed and overseen teams executing strategic marketing, organizational change, macro and sectoral trend analysis, and business development across a variety of industries and regions in China.  He is currently a Non‐Executive Director of Aurecon Group and North Queensland Airports. He is also a member of the Griffith University Council (bio link here).

Seats are strictly limited – book now to avoid disappointment

Member price:            $66 (incl GST) per person
Standard price:           $110 (incl GST) per person
RSVP:                            By 14 May 2015

Cancellations are non-refundable; substitute permitted.


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