Presents

China Money, China Markets

20 July, 2017
King & Wood Mallesons
Level 61 Governor Phillip Tower 1, Farrer Place

Presents

China Money, China Markets

20 July, 2017
King & Wood Mallesons
Level 61 Governor Phillip Tower 1, Farrer Place

Presents

China Money, China Markets

20 July, 2017
King & Wood Mallesons
Level 61 Governor Phillip Tower 1, Farrer Place

Connecting Australian ideas to Chinese capital

From health tech to retail tech to education tech and big social media-based companies, the time is ripe for Australian technology businesses to build relationships with China.  But breaking into China requires a comprehensive view of its tiers of markets by cities and the significant socio-economic differences among its regions.  Australian companies need to identify the technology clusters that offer the best vantage point to target the broader China market. 

China Money, China Markets forum is a unique opportunity for Australia’s technology community to get a grasp of China’s tech market and to explore the business realities on the ground – from questions of IP protections, to censorship, legal frameworks, finding a business partner or distribution channels. 

 

 

KEY DISCUSSIONS

  • Hear from Chinese venture capital experts on connecting Australian ideas to Chinese capital
  • Assess financing options - what opportunities are there in Hong Kong and mainland China for tech companies to raise capital and finance their growth?
  • Get practical advice about what Australian Government support programs can help startups with their initial investigations
  • Learn best practices from successful Australian companies with in-country experience in China
  • Identify the emerging tech trends - which are the hottest sectors right now and where are the technology clusters

 

WHO WILL BE THERE

  • Startups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Senior executives of technology companies looking to understand China’s startup ecosystem
  • Government Trade Advisors

 

Agenda

7:30am

Registration and buffet breakfast

7:55am

Opening Remarks, Corrie McLeod, Publisher, InnovationAus.com

8:00am

Opportunities for the Australian Technology Community to Collaborate and Benefit from China’s Innovation Push

Michael Clifton, A/g Executive Director, International Operations, Austrade

8:15am

Technology innovation with Chinese partners: The UNSW-TORCH initiative

Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW 

8:25am

What Asian investors want in Australian tech startups

Jack Zhang, ‎Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Airwallex

8:35am

Unlocking Scale - Perspectives On The Global Tech Sector From A Serial Tech Investor And Entrepreneur

Terry Hilsberg, Startup Investor, Advisor and Venture Capitalist, Innohub Capital

8:45am

Panel Discussion: China money and Australian tech - what is the investor appetite for the sector?

PANEL MODERATOR:

Duco van Breemen, ‎General Manager, Haymarket HQ

 

PANELLISTS:

Jingchuan Zhao, PRC Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Jason Yat-sen Li , Chairman, Vantage Asia Holdings

Terry Hilsberg, Startup Investor, Advisor and Venture Capitalist, Innohub Capital

Benjamin Chong, Founder, Right Click Capital

9:30am

Morning tea

10:00am

Why choose China and how we can link our innovation and investment communities for mutual benefit

Grame Barty, Principal Consultant, Barty & Associates and former Executive Director International Operations, Austrade

10:15am

Tackling China’s transparency challenges, regulatory and communication issues

Stuart Keighran, CEO, Richlink Capital Australia

10:25am

How Australian entrepreneurs are creating successful small businesses in China (Via Video Link)

Jane Menzies, Senior Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, and Co-author of “Born in China: a new type of Australian business”

10:35am

Panel Discussion: China, Intellectual Property and Innovation

PANEL MODERATOR:

Duco van Breemen, ‎General Manager, Haymarket HQ

 

PANELLISTS:

Scott Bouvier, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Grame Barty, Principal Consultant, Barty & Associates and former Executive Director International Operations, Austrade

Andrea Myles, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, China Australia Millennial Project

David Thomas, CEO of Think Global Consulting and President of the Australia China SME Association

Jessica Wilson, Founder, Stashd 

 

11:30am

Closing Remarks from InnovationAus.com

Speakers

Supporting Partners

ASCME
Haymarket HQ

Event host

King and Wood Mallesons
Michael Clifton

Michael Clifton

A/g Executive Director, International Operations, Austrade

Michael Clifton is the Executive Director (Acting), International Operations. In this role he has responsibility for Austrade’s international network, comprising 83 offices located in 49 international markets. His responsibilities extend to Austrade’s onshore Trade Division; the Marketing, Communications and FTA Program Division; and the International Issues Branch. Michael previously served as General Manager–Asia, with responsibility for Austrade’s operations across India, ASEAN and the markets of North East Asia.

Michael has enjoyed a diverse and varied career including almost 20 years in trade and defence appointments across Asia and the Middle East. His career highlights include five years in Shanghai and Beijing as head of Austrade’s China network and postings in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. He has served as an adviser to the Minister for Trade and Chief of Staff to the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

Michael speaks Chinese and Japanese. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of New South Wales.

Jack Zhang

Jack Zhang

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Airwallex

Jack co-founded Airwallex in 2015 and is our Chief Executive Officer. He has over 8 years of experience in foreign exchange trading and investment banking, having worked in the technology teams at Aviva Plc, National Australia Bank and ANZ. Prior to founding Airwallex, Jack was a foreign exchange solution designer at ANZ, responsible for the design and development of the company’s FX digital revolution initiative. He also led one of teams involved in the design and implementation of Australia’s first single dealer platform for foreign exchange and fixed income while working at the National Australia Bank.

Jingchuan Zhao

Jingchuan Zhao

PRC Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Ms. Zhao specializes in foreign direct investment (FDI), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), outbound investment and other corporate matters. She has advised multinational clients in a broad range of sectors including mining, transportation, automobile, dairy farm, sports, lottery, machinery manufacturing, telecommunications, food and consulting, etc.

Ms. Zhao has extensive experience in FDI and M&A. She has participated in numerous projects in advising multinational  clients on the most effective structure for their deals, assisting in the evaluation of potential business partners and performing due diligence on target companies or assets. In addition, she helped draft, review and modify transactional documents, and negotiated the relevant documents on behalf of clients'.

Ms. Zhao was one of the first lawyers who advised on outbound investments. She has assisted many large-scale SOEs and private enterprises in obtaining approval from local authorities, providing legal services so as to allow the efficient acquisition on disposal of the target, conducting due diligence investigations, drafting & reviewing legal documents and participating in negotiations.

Ms. Zhao has been involved in many insolvency projects for foreign invested enterprises. In particular she has advised on Independent liquidation and Court Liquidation procedures and provided advice on the procedure and assisted in the drafting of the liquidation report and settlement in the insolvency.

Ms. Zhao has also provided retainer legal services for many large-scale SOEs, including but not limited to company governance, regulatory compliance, labor and employee incentive schemes as well as contract review and related services.

Ian Jacobs

Ian Jacobs

President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Australia

Professor Ian Jacobs has been President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Australia since February 2015. Prior to this he was based in the UK as Dean of Medicine at University College London from 2009-11 and Vice President of the University of Manchester from 2011-15. 

He qualified in medicine at Cambridge University and the University of London before specialising in surgical treatment of women’s cancers at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and University College Hospital in London. He has for the last 30 years led a research team working on early detection and risk prediction of cancer with a particular focus on screening for ovarian cancer which has led to grant awards >£50m, over 400 publications and an H-Index of >70. 

In 2005 he established the Uganda Women’s Health Initiative, which conducts a series of projects in Uganda including a cervical cancer screening programme. He has been President of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology. He is Emeritus Trustee of the Eve Appeal charity which he founded in 1985 and a non-Executive Director of Abcodia Ltd a medical diagnostics company he founded as a spin out from his research in 2010.

Since joining UNSW in February 2015 he has taken on a number of additional roles in Australia including: Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow of the Garvan Institute; Board member  of Research Australia; Chair of the Australian Conservation Foundation¹s Leadership Forum for Energy Transition; board member of the Business/Higher Education Round Table Board (BHERT); Lead Vice-Chancellor for Universities Australia on Equity and Diversity; Chair of the Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE); and Deputy Chair of the Group of 8 universities.

 

Jason Yat-sen Li

Jason Yat-sen Li

Chairman, Vantage Asia Holdings

Jason Yat-sen Li is Chairman of Vantage Asia Holdings, a commercial group with offices in Beijing and Sydney with interests in financial services, resources and technology businesses in Asia. Jason spent 10 years living and working in Beijing, first with Insurance Australia Group where he was Head of China Strategy, and then as Managing Director of Yatsen Associates, a corporate advisory firm he founded specialising in cross-border M&A.

Jason was recently a non-executive director of the George Institute for Global Health and is a member of the Sydney Committee of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2009 and currently serves on the WEF’s Global Agenda Council for China.

Jane Menzies

Jane Menzies

Senior Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University

Dr Menzies is Lecturer of International Business at Deakin University. Her teaching portfolio includes international business, India Study Tour, China Study Program and Indonesia Study Program. Her research interests are in the internationalisation of Australian businesses to China, where she has written a number of papers on these issues.  She has more recently published a book on this topic.  Her current interests are on the internationalisation of Australian innovative small to medium enterprises to China. Jane is the lead investigator for this project.

Grame Barty

Grame Barty

Principal Consultant, Barty & Associates and former Executive Director International Operations, Austrade

Grame Barty is a senior executive with over 30 years of international business and government experience in innovation commercialisation, marketing, trade and investment incorporating with multinationals, foreign companies and government agencies. He has been a successful information technology entrepreneur, developing a software product that was sold globally. He started, and grew the company HarvestRoad Limited securing funding through venture capital and an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange. As a senior executive in Austrade, he influenced and implemented government policy in international trade, developed and marketed new products, negotiated international multiparty agreements, and secured numerous foreign direct investment and collaborative research opportunities, particularly in the information technology, bio-fuels, water sustainability and management sectors.

Terry Hilsberg

Terry Hilsberg

Startup Investor, Advisor and Venture Capitalist, Innohub Capital

Terry by original trade(s) was a pilot, software engineer and econometrician, based upon degrees earned at the University of Sydney. 

After leaving the RAAF he was a public servant and became CIO of the Commonwealth Employment Service and the senior public servant in charge of Australian Government innovation policy and programs during the first venture capital bubble.

He then became a venture fund general partner, based out of Japan, both raising a fund (The Japan Australia Venture Capital Fund) and investing in early stage Australian technology companies (such as Cochlear). 

Taking his gains he moved to China, where he founded or invested in a range of technology based startups, mainly in the wireless internet field, starting in 1995. 

During and after the second venture bubble he founded and/or invested in a number of venture backed startups, including NextEd, which were generally based in Australia and China. 

Most recently, during the third venture bubble, he has indulged both his China and education startup passions by working with Australian technology accelerators and startups, often in the edutech field, to enter the Chinese market and obtain investment from Chinese sources.

Scott Bouvier

Scott Bouvier

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Scott is one of Australia’s leading IP lawyers, including  recently being recognised by IAM at one of the top 300 IP strategists globally. His practice includes advising Australia’s leading research institutions and PE funds. He presents and participates on panels about making the most of Australia/China cross-border trade and investment opportunities and advises Australian based clients on their China market entry strategies and Chinese clients on Australian investments.  

Duco Van Breemen

Duco Van Breemen

General Manager at Haymarket HQ

Duco van Breemen is the general manager of Haymarket HQ. Prior to joining Haymarket HQ, Duco lived and worked in China for 7 years, where he helped international companies expand into China and Chinese companies venture abroad. He is fluent in English, Dutch, Mandarin Chinese and dealing with local Chinese governments. He is a regular commentator on business in China and is passionate about growing companies in Asia.

David Thomas

David Thomas

CEO of Think Global Consulting and President of the Australia China SME Association

David is well known in the Asia Pacific region for his experience, credibility and passion for identifying, building and facilitating business and investment relationships between developed and emerging countries. His unique experience and powerful networks have accumulated over a 30 year career in London,  Hong Kong and Sydney. He managed his own financial services business in Hong Kong for 8 years (1987 - 1995) which provided unique insights and first-hand experience of the changing landscape within the AsiaPacific region, particularly the opening up of China. 

David's unique value lies in his ability to not only identify business trends, opportunities and challenges in the BRIC countries, but also his "hands on" experience from having worked on the ground in places like China for over 25 years. Having worked with companies from many industry sectors (e.g. retail, professional and financial services, manufacturing, food, tourism, education, publishing, real estate, design and technology) David's experience includes engaging with companies, investors and businesses in the rapidly growing countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and advising business leaders and entrepreneurs within the Asia Pacific region on the rules for profitable engagement.

Andrea Myles

Andrea Myles

Chief Executive Officer, China Australia Millennial Project

Andrea Myles loves China. Since her first encounter in 2002, she has pursued every opportunity to gain a deeper insight into this fascinating country. She has lived in China for more than 5 years, worked on social enterprise programs in regional China, headed up the Australia China Business Council, lead the business delegation of then Prime Minister Gillard’s second trip to China, and co- founded the Engaging China Project –  best-practice China engagement program in Australian high schools. She has a working proficiency in Mandarin and  holds two bilingual Masters degrees in Chinese business and culture. She is also  a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the Sydney Leadership Program.

Driven by her passion and a slight frustration of the transactional nature of the Australia- China relationship, she co-founded the China Australia Millennial Project to connect leading talent in both nations via this world-first bilateral innovation and cross-cultural leadership program. This program was a finalist in the Good Design Awards for Social Innovation in 2016.

In 2016 Andrea was an innovation delegate in the PMs Australia week delegation to China. She was also a delegate in Lucy Turnbull’s Women Leaders Trade Mission to Israel. She was also a guest speaker at the Sydney Guangzhou business leaders forum in June 2016.

In 2015 Andrea was a finalist in the Emerging Entrepreneur category of the NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. She was also nominated by Australia’s Former Foreign Minister Professor Bob Carr for a 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Award, and award for which has been nominated again in 2016. In 2014 she was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by Westpac and the Australian Financial Review

Benjamin Chong

Benjamin Chong

Founder, Right Click Capital

Benjamin has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses over the last twenty years. These include Online Agility, an incubator and developer of online businesses, Jetabroad, one of Australia’s leading online travel companies, and Online Marketing Group. Benjamin has served on the boards of a number of portfolio companies. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales with First Class Honours, Benjamin began his career consulting in the areas of ecommerce strategy, online marketing, and technology for major international clients such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Volvo, Sony, and Toyota. Benjamin was named National Young Business Person of the Year by Young Achievement Australia and is a member of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).

Today he spends time as a partner at Right Click Capital where he invests in early stage technology businesses. Benjamin is director of the Founder Institute in Sydney, helping early stage founders build meaningful and during technology business through an education program.

Stuart Keighran

Stuart Keighran

CEO, Richlink Capital

Stuart Keighran has a broad international career in Investment Management and research stretching more than 25 years. A proven investment professional. Over his career, Stuart has worked with some of the largest corporate pension and investment management groups in the world including Allianz Asset Management, AllianceBernstein, MLC and JANA.

Stuart began his investment career in 1996 at Allianz Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager. After 5 years Stuart moved to a large pre-eminent global all asset investment management group known today as AllianceBernstein where he worked for 10 years focusing on the Asia Pacific developed and emerging markets including Japan and China.

Stuart moved to MLC/JANA part of the NAB Group in 2010 as Portfolio Manager for their Multi-Manager strategies (both traditional consulting and implemented solutions). 

In late 2016, following a couple of years consulting to a number of large investment institutions and medical companies seeking to enter the Australian market he joined Richlink Capital in Australia as CEO to lead their activities in this market.

Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson

Founder, Stashd

Jess Wilson is the founder and CEO of online shopping app, Stashd.

Stashd is changing the way we engage in online shopping specific to mobile. Adopting a Tinder-esq swipe motion to hit high levels of engagement and promote fashion discovery.

Jess also has become involved in the Women in Tech, Young Entrepreneurs and Fashion Tech spaces regularly speaking on panels and keynote at various events. Including FASHHACK Australia, Sydney ACYPI, Accenture, Newscorp, Starcom Media, VAMMF and The Entourage.

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