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2018 Sydney China Business Forum

China's healthy cities: opportunities and challenges for Australian businesses

What does China’s urbanisation mean for Australia and our businesses? And what do we need to know to get ready for its complex and global challenges?

Urbanisation in China continues to be a national priority. With the permanent urban population accounting for almost 60 percent of the total population, and with an anticipated increase of 300 – 700 million people by 2050, it is a key part of the country's strategy to boost domestic demand.

On 22 October 2018, the Sydney China Business Forum, presented by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre in collaboration with the University of Sydney Business School and the Charles Perkins Centre, will ambitiously tackle the consequences of urbanisation, in particular in areas where the collaboration between academia, industry and policymakers is increasingly essential.

Forum participants will:

  • hear unique insights from University of Sydney academics and researchers from various faculties
  • meet high-calibre business speakers from China
  • exchange ideas and discuss key issues with high-profile entrepreneurs, government representatives and academics
  • gain knowledge to help their organisation better meet market demands, work with Chinese businesses and attract investment.

Come and join us to network with high-profile entrepreneurs, government representatives and academics to discuss issues at the heart of China’s urbanisation and gain knowledge to better meet market demands, work with Chinese businesses and attract investment. For more information on the line-up, view the forum program (PDF, 180KB). 

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney.

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You will hear the latest insights into:

  • how urbanisation is impacting the traditional role of agriculture to feed a population that increasingly will have to rely on a more efficient agriculture.
  • the changes in food consumption demanded by a growing middle class with changing taste and more obvious attention to food safety;
  • the environmental challenges faced by rapidly growing cities to remedy pollution, the purification of its water systems and the decontamination of soils.
  • the consequences of the new urban lifestyles for the health of the population, how new transport patterns or a new diet are affecting the overall health of the urban population.
  • the solutions already implemented and those that could be employed in the future, and which directions can be expected from the concerns of the policymaker for creating healthy cities.
  • how technology and modern practices may be improving cities’ sustainability and the practical challenges faced by the introduction of smart technologies
  • what an ageing population may need in terms of care, and of the changing consumption patterns that accompany the demographic trends that will be accelerated by urbanisation.

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