All Things WeChat
Apr
23
12:30 PM12:30

All Things WeChat

  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) 1, Bligh Street, Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Guest Speaker: Dr Mathew McDougall, CEO, Digital Jungle

We all know that you can’t do business in China without becoming a master of WeChat but do you know all of its features, products and possibilities?

Here is an opportunity to learn from Matt McDougall, founder of Digital Jungle, a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, and an expert on e-commerce, Daigou marketing and online marketing in China.

Prepare to be amazed by how WeChat is and has already transformed and disrupted many industries in China and is now spreading to the rest of the world.

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May
28
12:30 PM12:30

Protecting Your IP and Patents in China

  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) 1, Bligh Street Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Guest Speaker: Scott Bouvier, King & Wood Mallesons

Everyone worries about protecting their IP in China but very few go to the trouble of registering their patent(s), brand and IP before they start talking to potential investors, business partners and customers. As the head of KWM’s Intellectual Property practice, Scott Bouvier is highly experienced in advising and assisting Australian and China companies with their IP issues in China and throughout the world, and he works with his Chinese based partners to ensure that patents are properly registered and enforced.

He will guide us through the process, explain the costs of protecting your IP and provide examples of where foreign IP has been successfully enforced.

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Jun
26
12:30 PM12:30

Doing Due Diligence on Your Chinese Partner

  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) 1, Bligh Street, Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Guest Speaker: Bruce McLaughlin, Sinogie Consulting

We’re often told that it’s important to do due diligence on your potential Chinese partner, supplier, investor or customer but how do you actually do it? Where do you go to find relevant and reliable information? How do you interpret this information? Who do you talk to? Bruce McLaughlin is an expert on doing due diligence in China.

A former lawyer himself and Mandarin speaker, he has seen and witnessed the challenges of searching public, private and anecdotal information and working out what’s real, questionable and even totally made up! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his entertaining stories and real life case studies!

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Mar
27
12:30 PM12:30

How Austrade Works with SMEs in China

  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) 1, Bligh Street, Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Guest SpeakerBing Liu, GM Asia (Acting), International Operations, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Austrade has a large footprint of offices in China, including Hong Kong, and vast experience of supporting Australian companies on the ground in China. They also promote and attract foreign investment from China into Australia.

But how can Austrade support SMEs in China, particularly those with limited budget, resources and connections? Here is your chance to hear from Bing Liu who is the link to Austrade’s China operations from Sydney and can answer your questions and explain how to navigate Austrade from the outside.

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Feb
27
12:30 PM12:30

Recruitment and Human Relationship Management in China

  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) 1, Bligh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia (map)
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Guest Speaker: David Parker, Geddes Parker & Partners

Managing your business in China depends on your ability to source, recruit, manage and retain the best people. This can be difficult for foreign companies, particularly for those who are not familiar with the process or aware of the potential pitfalls.

David Parker has spent his much of his career helping Australian companies with their China recruitment and HR strategies, and vice versa, and will share his experiences aswell as pointing out some of the do’s and dont’s for Australian SMEs.

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Managing Relationships in China
Jan
30
12:30 PM12:30

Managing Relationships in China

  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) 1 Bligh Street Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Guest Speaker: David Thomas and Vanessa Xing, Think Global Consulting

David and Vanessa will kick off 2018 for ACSME by sharing their experience of developing, building and managing relationships with Chinese business partners, investors and clients. Over the last 5 years they have learnt from their successes and failures, the blind alleys and dead ends, the good and the bad, and they will share some of their do’s and don’ts for others to discuss and debate.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kick off 2018 with a crash course in relationship-building in China and to network with other SME business owners.

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