On Tuesday 9 April, AustCham Greater China, in assocation with the Australia China Business Council, hosted lunch for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a visiting business delegation from Australia. The lunch was attended by over 450 Australian and Chinese business leaders and government representatives, and was a centrepiece in Ms Gillard's five day visit to China.
Photos by Garrie Maguire.
Last Saturday night, in what has been described as the best one yet, over 500 guests joined us for the 2013 AustCham Ball. The quirky Mad Hatter's Tea Party theme saw the grand ballroom of China World Hotel transformed into a chaotic fantasy land, complete with floating candle centrepieces and waistcoat clad wait staff. The night had everything from Alice in Wonderland themed desserts, to test tube drinks served in dry ice foaming out of top hats. Australian R&B singer Paulini and The Jackson Twinz got the crowd on their feet, with renowned action star Jackie Chan making a surprise appearance too! And the outfits... well, you'll just have to take a look for yourself.
On 17 September, AustCham Beijing hosted the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Ted Baillieu at a special breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Beijing. Mr. Baillieu, travelling with the largest trade delegation to China, addressed AustCham members and special guests, and conducted a live interview with The Australian's China correspondent Michael Sainsbury.
Photos by Wang Wei.
The University of Melbourne in partnership with AustCham Beijing hosted, More Than Rocks and Food: A Timely Financial and Professional Services Forum. The interactive dialogue over lunch discussed insights and opportunities emerging from financial forces shaping the Australia - China dynamic. AustCham Beijing Chairman and King & Wood Mallesons Partner David Olsson was joined on the panel by Pamela Hanrahan from The University of Melbourne and Stephen Joske from AustralianSuper.
Photos by Wang Wei.