Capitalising on China’s digital revolution

Almost 300 high-profile entrepreneurs, government representatives and academics gathered at the 2017 Sydney China Business Forum on 25 September, to discuss and exchange ideas on the opportunities presented by China’s rapidly evolving digital economy.

The Forum, supported by the City of Sydney, China Construction Bank, PwC, Reginsun Group and the University of Sydney’s Confucius Institute, provided valuable insights into China’s digital transformation, the impact of the Internet on its productivity and economic growth as well as China’s digital future. It also updated the attendees on the development of Smart Cities, how robotics is impacting on the ‘Made in China 2025’ program and the future and risks of doing business with China in the area of artificial intelligence.

China is Australia’s largest trading partner and is experiencing a dramatic transformation of its economy through digitisation. Its internet economy now exceeds those of the US, France and Germany as a share of GDP, and in 2017 more than half of China’s advertising spend will be online.

Themed ‘Capitalising on China’s digital revolution’, the Forum gave participants a unique opportunity to meet representatives of major Chinese companies including UBTech, China’s largest consumer humanoid robotics company; ZTE Corporation, the leading smart city brand in China; XAIRCRAFT, one of the world’s largest drone companies; and InnoQuantum Capital Management, a leading fintech company.

Other speakers include City of Sydney Councillor Robert Kok, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, the Hon. Victor Dominello, and experts from the University of Sydney.

The Sydney China Business Forum, now in its seventh year, has become one of the leading events focusing on business interactions between Australia and China. It was presented by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre in collaboration with the University of Sydney Business School.

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