Virtual Event: Winning in China


Learn how to succeed in the world's fastest growing emerging market

A match is underway at the “beach polo” event put on by SO! Dalian. Image courtesy of Lauren Greenfield for Asia Society's ChinaFile Magazine

Hosted by Telstra, Asia Society Australia in association with Austrade, King & Wood Mallesons and NAB would like to invite you to a virtual event designed to provide valuable insights on how to expand your business into China.

With a GDP increase of 6.9% in the first nine months of 2015, China is the fastest growing emerging market in the world and offers extensive prospects for growing businesses.

Expanding into China presents a huge opportunity for large and small businesses, but can come with a myriad of challenges. This unique virtual event will provide information on what it takes to successfully expand your business into China, including insights on:

  • China's unique market characteristics, along with insights into Government support to develop a network
  • China’s current political environment and economic transition and its impact on global businesses
  • Varying legal structures available for establishing businesses in China
  • Common pitfalls of foreign investors
  • China's growth sectors and regulatory changes and emerging trends

If you want to ensure your business has the capability to successfully expand into China, then this virtual event is not to be missed.


When: June 16th 2016 at 10:00am (Eastern Standard Time, New South Wales)

Duration: 60 minutes
Where: Virtual event. Register and tune in online via

Liu Bing
Senior China Adviser, Australian Trade Commission

Liu Bing has recently returned to Australia from her previous role as Acting Senior Trade Commissioner/Deputy Consul General Shanghai. Bing is now Senior China Adviser based in Austrade’s Sydney office.

Philipp Ivanov
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia

Philipp is the CEO of Asia Society Australia. He is a China specialist with extensive experience in policy, advocacy, education and research.

Martyn Huckerby
International Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Martyn Huckerby specialises in corporate, regulatory, competition/antitrust and telecommunications law. Martyn is recognised by a number of legal directories for his regulatory, TMT and competition law expertise.

Spiro Pappas
Executive General Manager, Global Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank

Spiro has worked with NAB for 6 years, currently Manager, Global Institutional Banking, drawing on his 25 years of experience across Asia, London, New York and Australia. As CEO Asia he was responsible for accelerating the growth in Asia and connectivity with Australian and New Zealand businesses.

Chi Tat YAN
Chief Commercial Officer, Telstra PBS

Chi Tat YAN is Chief Commercial Officer of Telstra PBS, Telstra’s Joint Venture in China. Based in the head office in Shenzhen, Mr. Yan oversees the daily sales operations and execution of the company’s business strategies to achieve revenue and profit growth.

Peter Fray (Moderator)
Professor of Journalism Practice and Head of the Journalism discipline
University of Technology Sydney

Peter Fray is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading journalists and media innovators. A former editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald and deputy editor of The Australian, Fray is currently a professor of the practice of journalism at UTS and recently returned to Australia after a fellowship in digital entrepreneurial journalism at City University New York.

This event is part of a series of virtual events presented by Telstra. 'Winning in China' is presented in partnership with Asia Society Australia, National Australia Bank, Austrade and King & Wood Mallesons. It is a free event open to the public.

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Event Details

Thu 16 Jun 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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