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No.11  November, 2015  
  Asian Regional Banking Strategy Panel
29 October 2015
  HKTDC co-sponsored the Asian Regional Banking Strategy Panel on October 29, 2015. Held at The Establishment the panel featured four distinguished panellists: Professor the Honourable Bob Carr, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC, Yasser El-Ansary, Chief Executive, AVCAL and Bonnie Shek, Director, Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The panel had a wide-ranging discussion focusing on:
The key political drivers for the establishment of the free trade agreements signed over the last 2 years with a strong focus on the China agreement.
The details of the China free trade agreement and the key benefits for industry and the role of the banking and finance sector
How prepared is Australian business to take advantage of the agreements?
What is the perception of the Australian economy in China and what needs to be done to change that perception?
What are the risks associated with developing and executing an Asian growth strategy?
What role does Hong Kong play in supporting businesses grow in the region?
  Companies represented at the panel include ANZ Private, Aon Risk Solutions, Asia Pacific Stock Exchange Limited, Austrade, Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), China Australia Millennial Project, China Merchants Bank, Citi, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, HSBC, KPMG, KVB Kunlun, Merrill Lynch Global Services Pte Ltd, National Australia Bank, NSW Business Chamber, PwC, Randstad, Think Global, Westpac & Westpac Institutional Bank.  
  Australian Clean Technology - Mission Briefing for Business Of Intellectual Property 2016
21 October 2015
  The morning after the hugely successful Australian Technologies Competition, the members of Australian Clean Technology’s mission to the Business of Intellectual Property Forum 2016 in Hong Kong assembled at Hong Kong House for a briefing by Bonnie Shek, Director, Australia and New Zealand, HKTDC. John O’Brien, MD of Australian Clean Technology and scheduled speaker at next year’s BIP Asia, led proceedings and briefed mission members on the trip logistics as well as new IP business models, trends and strategies.  
  Mission members will be visiting Shenzhen to meet key contacts before travelling to Hong Kong for BIP Asia and concurrent events, World SME Forum and InnoDesignTech.  
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