Event Information:

  • Fri

    China Week Business Forum

    8:30 am – 12:30 pmNeW Space Corner of Hunter and Auckland Streets Newcastle

    China is one of the most valuable contributors to the strength of Australia’s economy and our top trading partner. As a result of this relationship and strong economic ties, there is a need to maintain an understanding of current trends and impacts of China’s strategic and economic initiatives.

    China's Belt and Road Initiative is a major undertaking to connect Asia, Europe and Africa along five routes to enhance stronger economic ties and efficient allocation of resources. Find out what this means for Newcastle's business community by learning about the topic in more depth, as well as gaining insight to the opportunities around trade development, investment and tourism growth.

    Hosted on Level 5 at the stunning new UON City Facility NeW Space, we will be welcomed by Professor Tony Travaglione, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean.

    The event will be structured with two speaker streams focussing on both tourism and trade and investment, with a lively panel discussion at the conclusion of the event.

    Speakers include:

    • Ms Hongbo Wang, Consul (Commerce), Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney (keynote)
    • Dr Hao Tan, Senior Lecturer in International Business and Strategy at the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle
    • Dr Jim Harrowell, New South Wales’ Special Envoy to China
    • Mr Nick Coyle, Executive Director and CEO, Austcham Beijing
    • Ms Tracy Colgan, President, Kamsky Associates
    • Mr Geoff Crowe, CEO, Port of Newcastle
    • Ms Cheng Lei, Anchor, CCTV News, Host of CCTV News Biz Asia
    • Mr Oliver Tams, Travel Partnerships specialist at Think! Procurement
    • Mr David Thomas from Think Global (MC)