China's health revolution and opportunities across industries

Picture of traditional Chinese medicines

Australia and China signed a comprehensive free trade deal in 2015. Australian and Chinese companies are set to have greater access to products, services and partnerships than ever before.

The fifth Sydney China Business Forum will explore what the agreement means for Australian companies looking to work in China in the healthcare sector, how Australia's health industry and aged care experience is hugely relevant to China, and why this sector stands at the forefront of new engagement between our two countries.

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The Sydney China Business Forum offers the highest profile annual opportunity to hear the best informed speakers on Australia-China business, and network with the people making it happen.

The 2015 Sydney China Business Forum is organised by the University of Sydney, with the support of government agencies, associations and partners.


This year’s program features keynote speakers, including thought leaders from Australian and Chinese governments and businesses. The day forum will involve a series of keynote addresses, expert panels and 1-to-1 conversations to share experiences and opportunities.

Confirmed speakers and panellists

  • The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Treasurer and Deputy Liberal Leader (Gala Dinner speaker)
  • The Honourable Jillian Skinner, NSW Minister for Health
  • The Honourable Prudence Goward, NSW Minister for Mental Health, Medical Research and Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Gala Dinner speaker)
  • The Honourable Victor Dominello, NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation
  • Ms Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney
  • Dr Chuyang Liu, Australian Trade Commissioner, Beijing
  • Mr Abraham Chan, Chairman, PuraPharm
  • Mr Matthew Xu, Global Chief Executive, Lancare Group
  • Mr Tim James, CEO, Medicines Australia
  • Mr Peter Osborne, Managing Director Asia, Blackmores
  • Mr Dig Howitt, President – Asia Pacific, Cochlear Limited
  • Ms Sherry Xu, General Manager & Professional Pharmaceutical Advisor, YNBY Pty Ltd
  • Mr Robert Glynn, International Development, Ramsay Health Care Limited
  • Dr Jim Harrowell AM, President, NSW, The Australia China Business Council
  • Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean of Business School, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean, Business School, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Patrick Brennan, Associate Dean International Research Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Mu Li, International Public Health, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney



Monday 2 November
Daytime forum: 9.00am – 5.30pm (Registration 8:30am – 9:00am)
Networking drinks: 5:30-7pm
Gala dinner: 7-9:30pm


Four Seasons Hotel Grand Ballroom, 199 George Street, Sydney


Individual tickets and branded corporate tables available
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