Greater Dandenong City Council
225 Lonsdale St
Victoria, Australia

City of Greater Dandenong, the City of Casey and the Australia China Business Council Victoria are pleased to invite you to their China Ready briefing to equip you with the necessary basic information for planning and commencing commercial operations in or with China.

At the event, attendees will hear from Mr Tom Parker, Partner of Bastion China,and Vice President of ACBC Victoria

Tom is a China specialist with a focus on collaboration between Australia and China to broaden our bilateral relationship. A Mandarin speaker, Tom’s long-term engagement with China has resulted in impressive networks and successful business outcomes.

Before establishing his own business and developing Bastion China as one of Australia's leading Chinese language marketing and communications agencies, Tom held China-focused roles in The Asialink Centre, Austrade (Beijing), City of Melbourne and as writer and reporter for the ABC in both China and Australia for Radio National’s Asia Pacific Program.

Tom is a well connected Australia-China facilitator with extensive experience assisting business and government better understand and access their opportunities in China, including working with Victorian Government for successive trade missions, and most recently the City of Casey in developing their China partnerships and strategy.

In his presentation, Tom will address key issues that should be considered when taking business or products to China, such as:

  • Why do you want to go to China?
  • Pre-planning and due diligence
  • How to set up a presence in China
  • What to look out for
  • Other considerations such as entry point, risk, tax, IP, cross-border eCommerce and government assistance
  • Where you can get help

Event details

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018
Venue: Greater Dandenong City Council: 225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong
Time: 11 am for a 11.30 am to 2 pm
Cost: $55 (+GST and online booking fee)
Dress: business attire

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