July 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands

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9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum

24 July 2017 - 26 July 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) are pleased to announce that online registrations for the 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum is now open.

Get up to date on trade, current events and business opportunities in the Solomon Islands
The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) are pleased to announce that online registrations for the 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum is now open. The Forum will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from 24 July – 26 July 2017.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 24-26 July 2017
Time: Various – please refer to session timetable
Location: Heritage Park Hotel, Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Cost: AIPBC & SICCI Members: (Early bird) $400, Non members (Early bird) $475, Delegates Day 1: Members ($225), Non-members ($265)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

The forum will take place at the Heritage Park Hotel, centrally located in Honiara and this year includes a full two days of speakers, sessions and updates that will be invaluable for those currently doing business in Solomon Islands or looking to do so. There are a number of areas of interest and possible growth that will be covered over the two days including economy, law and justice post-RAMSI, investment, tourism, agriculture, business, infrastructure, governance and resources. This event brings together senior corporate and government decision makers from both Australia and Solomon Islands. Invited Keynote Speakers for the event include The Hon Manessah Sogavare MP, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands and The Hon Keith Pitt.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Accommodation and flight specials for delegates http://events.apibc.org.au/event/9ASIBF/travel.html

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For more information, please contact Australia Pacific Islands Business Council
Email: info@apibc.org.au
Phone: +61 7 3348 5142

August 2017

Brisbane, Queensland

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ACBC - WeChat - How to leverage China's super app

04 August 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join ACBC to learn how to use Wechat for your marketing strategy and communication with Chinese clients. WeChat is now used not only in China but internationally as a tool to communicate with Chinese customers and influencers.

ACBC logoJoin ACBC to learn how to use Wechat for your marketing strategy and communication with Chinese clients. WeChat is now used not only in China but internationally as a tool to communicate with Chinese customers and influencers. It can be used to promote your brand, purchase and sell goods and services, talk with your friends and family and much more. Learn about this important communication tool for engaging with China.

EVENT DETAILS

ACBC – WeChat – How to Leverage China’s Super App

Date: Friday 4 August 2017
Time: 9:45am registration for 10:00am-12:45pm (including light lunch and networking)
Location: UQ Business School, L19 Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD
Cost: ACBC Members: $55.00; Non-Members: $88.00 (GST inc.)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

OVERVIEW

Topics Covered

  • How to develop an effective WeChat Marketing Strategy
    • Select the right account for your needs
    • Content strategies
    • WeChat ads
    • Customer acquisition strategies
    • Social Media Influencers in China (KOL: Key Opinion Leaders)
  • Case studies of Wechat marketing campaigns and lessons learnt
  • Communicating by Wechat – tips for how to use Wechat effectively for personal communication

SPEAKERS

Ada Wang – Head of Business Development, Sinorbis
Ada has extensive international business development experience in the Australia-China international trade sector. Ada works closely with clients to tailor market entry plans, traverse language barriers and dissolve the challenges inherent in adapting online marketing strategy to the unique internet ecosystem of China. Prior to joining Sinorbis Ada was the Business Development Manager for DHL eCommerce, managing multi-million-dollar portfolios across retail, education, banking and manufacturing sectors. As a cross-border E-Commerce consultant Ada successfully supported many enterprise-level clients and SME’s to develop international online strategies and manage their exporting process. Ada holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce from Tianjin University of Commerce (China). Sinorbis is an international digital marketing group headquartered in Sydney with offices in China.  Sinorbis aims to revolutionize the way western companies and organizations market products and services in China. Clients include Adidas, Sephora, UNSW, UTAS, REA Group and A’kin.

Liming Jia – Senior Partner, Tsingpu Resorts
Liming manages marketing and operations at Tsingpu Resorts, a large chain of high end boutique hotels at vacation sites across China established by some of China’s most experienced venture capitalists.  From 2010-2014 Liming served as Executive General Manager of Songtsam Lodges, China’s best known chain of boutique lodges. During the establishment of the chain she was responsible for developing the operating model, and managing operations and marketing. Located in North-west Yunnan Songtsam Lodges were built as “destination hotels” inside or next to living villages to allow guests to closely experience the vibrant local culture and rural life. Previously Liming was Production Manager for a number of major media projects conducted by National Geographic and others in China. She also worked in the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies as Senior Expeditions Consultant/Faculty member and was Director of Operations and Business Development at Wild China, a pioneering agency offering high end adventure and educational trips to foreign tourists.

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For more information, please contact Australia China Business Council
Tel: 07 3835 4765
Email: acbc.qld@acbc.com.au

Various locations in Queensland

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Ecommerce workshop series: Understanding the Alibaba ecosystem

07 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced e-seller wanting to boost your results, TIQ’s ecommerce series can help you go global.

Ecommerce platforms can take your product to customers all over the world. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced e-seller wanting to boost your results, TIQ’s ecommerce series can help you go global.

Our first workshop is presented by Alibaba — the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company.

More than 507 million mobile users connect through Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces each month. Alibaba also provides the powerful Alipay Super App, used by thousands of Chinese travellers for bookings and purchases when visiting Australia.

Join experts from Alibaba and its partners to learn how small to medium-sized businesses can access the Chinese market through the Alibaba ecosystem.

Event details

Places for each session are strictly limited.
Register by midnight Sunday 30 July to secure your place.

Dates and locations

  • Monday 7 August — Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Tuesday 8 August — Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Wednesday 9 August — Ipswich Civic Centre
  • Thursday 10 August — Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
  • Friday 11 August — Cairns Convention Centre
Register now

Time

9.00am–10.30am Selling online to China
10.45am–12.15pm Alipay for tourism operators and online sellers

Cost

This TIQ event is supported by the Queensland Government and Alibaba Group so that Queensland businesses can attend free of charge.

Why attend?

This is a great chance to learn about the opportunities Alibaba offers for Queensland brands and exporters, and how you can take advantage of the boom in ecommerce to drive exports and connect with Chinese markets.

Tourism operators and other sellers can also learn how Alipay can drive footfall from Chinese visitors.

Your presenters

James Hudson
Director of Corporate Affairs, Government Relations and Marketing, Alibaba Group (Australia and New Zealand)

Before joining Alibaba Group, James was the CEO of the Australia China Business Council’s NSW Branch, supporting member companies in their trade, investment and business engagement with China. Before that, he was CSIRO’s China and East Asia Adviser, guiding the organisation in its strategic partnerships and commercialisation and licensing activities with Asia.

James spent four years living, studying Chinese and working in Beijing. He speaks Mandarin and is a strong advocate for deeper relations with Asia and building Asia capability in Australia.

Coco Hao
Business Development Manager, Paybang

Coco is the business development manager of Paybang, a local Alipay joint venture that looks after Alipay’s cross-border payment business in Australia and New Zealand.

Coco holds masters degrees in international business and international relations from Macquarie University. Having lived in China for many years, she understands the dynamics of mobile payment and China’s ‘cashless society’ at a very personal level. Coco is passionate about introducing the Alipay ‘Super App’ to Australia, and helping local businesses use Alipay to boost their interactions with increasing numbers of Chinese visitors.

Kevin Li
Managing Director, iSynergi (Alibaba.com service partner)

Established in 2011, iSynergi is an Official Australian Global Service Partner for Alibaba.com. iSynergi provides ecommerce setup and operation for Alibaba, including Tmall Global and a wide range of digital marketing services. Kevin is leading Australia’s iSynergi team.

Kevin has over 12 years’ experience as a business analyst in IT and professional services in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. His expertise also encompasses digital marketing, social media marketing, ecommerce and web design. Kevin is leading iSynergi team in Australia. Recent successes include working with Gold Coast company Natural Pacific to export their BANABAN Coconut products globally through the Alibaba platform.

Session details

Selling online to China

08.30 Registration opens — coffee and networking
09.00 Welcome from TIQ
09.10 Alibaba Group Australia and New Zealand video
09.15 James Hudson: Welcome and overview of Alibaba Group ecosystem —
opportunities for brands and exporters
09.45 Kevin Li: B2B opportunities through Alibaba.com
10.15 Audience Q&A
10.30 Morning tea and networking

Alipay for tourism operators and online sellers

10.15 Registration opens — morning tea and networking
10.45 Welcome from TIQ
10.55 Alibaba Group Australia and New Zealand video
11.00 James Hudson: Welcome and overview of Alibaba Group ecosystem —
opportunities for tourism operators and online sellers
11.20 Coco Hao: Connecting with Chinese visitors through Alipay
11.50 Audience Q&A
12.15 Event close

Register now

More information

For more information email ecommerce@tiq.qld.gov.au

Brisbane, Queensland

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ABCC - cyber security

10 August 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

As the very real and challenging cyber threats to Australian government agencies, business organisations and individuals is the new reality, protecting confidential data and IT systems against cyber crime has become an urgent priority.

ABCC logoAs the very real and challenging cyber threats to Australian government agencies, business organisations and individuals is the new reality, protecting confidential data and IT systems against cyber crime has become an urgent priority.

In acknowledging the need for a national strategy, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Alastair MacGibbon as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security in 2016. In this role, MacGibbon will provide national leadership and advocacy on cyber security policy and the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy.

EVENT DETAILS

ABCC – Cyber Security

Date: Thursday 10 August 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Ashurst,  Level 38, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: Members $110.00; Non-Members $160.00  |  Table of 8 – Members $770.00; Non-Members $1,120.00
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

OVERVIEW

About the speaker

Mr. MacGibbon was Australia’s first Children’s eSafety Commissioner. He led online safety education and protection for Australian children and young people, and managed complaints about offensive or illegal online content.

Alastair worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as the founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, Mr. MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

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For more information, please contact Australian British Chamber of Commerce
T +61 2 9247 6271
abcc@britishchamber.com

Brisbane, Queensland

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PNG International Business Summit 2017

22 August 2017 - 23 August 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites you to participate in the PNG International Business Summit, 22-23 August 2017.

PNG Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry logoThe Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites you to participate in the PNG International Business Summit to discuss development and explore business opportunities within Port Moresby and Papua New Guinea.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 22-23 August 2017
Time: Please refer to the Forum program for further information http://pomfuturecity.com/register-now/
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost: $1,650
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

At the conference we will be hearing how other cities have also developed. Sister-cities such as Townsville in Australia and Jinan in China. Cities from which we can learn. And of course we will be hearing how Port Moresby itself is evolving – at a rapid pace – with the APEC summit just around the corner.Or is Port Moresby headed towards becoming a “mini Manila” one of the least livable cities on Earth? We will also be hearing from experts that rate such cities from good to worse – and how this affects investment and confidence.

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For more information, please contact Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Email: projectofficer@pomcci.com

October 2017

Brisbane

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IABCA 2017

13 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership.

The India Australia Business & Community Awards 2017

The India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) 2017 annual awards gala hosted by Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, will take place on Friday 13 October at Brisbane City Hall.

Join His Excellency, Dr. A.M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India in Australia, and Her Excellency, Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner of Australia in India, for a fantastic night of fine dining, unique entertainment, and celebration of outstanding business and community achievements.

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship, community leadership and the exceptional contributions of businesses and individuals to the Australia–India space. It raises awareness of Indians in Australia and Australians in India, in a way that further encourages the rapidly developing relationship between the two countries.

Event Details

Date:           Friday 13 October 2017
Time:           6.30pm–11.30pm
Venue:        Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Dress:          Indian Attire or Black Tie

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Read about the IABCA Awards online →

Brisbane, Queensland

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Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2017

19 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2017On behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland, the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

International trade expands our world view, encourages innovation and supports our economy. The awards program acknowledges those businesses engaged in international trade, and rewards their dedication to being the best at what they do within the state and around the world.

KEY DATES

  • Applications open: now open
  • Applications close: 7 August 2017
  • Awards ceremony: 19 October 2017
  • National awards: November 2017
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Benefit from being a winner

Whether your company is large or small, winning an export award gives you the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, be exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work and success before the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.

Apply for an Export Award

Applying for an Export Award is confidential and free. We encourage you to apply online and let us know how your company is shaping the future of global trade.

Applications for the 2017 program will open in May. More information will be available soon.

If you have any questions about the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards program please email qldawards@export.org.au.

On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland and the Export Council of Australia  we look forward to celebrating your success in 2017!!

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For more information, please contact the Queensland Export Awards Team
T: +61 7 3514 3134
E: qldawards@export.org.au