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Sydney China Business Forum

Understand China’s economic and business environment

Our annual forum focuses on the relationships between Australian and Chinese businesses and enhances our understanding of China’s economy.

It was a pleasure to contribute and I appreciated the opportunity. Congratulations on a very successful forum.
Tim James, Former CEO, Medicines Australia

The annual Sydney China Business Forum is our flagship event. It is a collaboration with the University of Sydney Business School, with financial support from partners in Sydney and China.

The day-long forum brings together key figures from business, government and academia in Australia and China to discuss topical issues and developments within the bilateral business relationship. The forum focuses on a different theme each year. Past forums have explored financial services, health and medical services, and innovation.

The forum engages with the Australian and Chinese business community and government at a local level, Australia wide and internationally. It is an important opportunity for the China Studies Centre and its researchers to showcase their depth of expertise in Australia-China relations.

Forum participants:

  • 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.

Our past forums have received wide media coverage in Australia and China, including on SBC,, Guangdong Radio and Television, Xinhua, Australian News Express, CCTV News, The Australian Financial Review, Phoenix Satellite Television, Economic Daily, People’s Daily and CETV (China Education TV).

I was impressed by the calibre and ideas of the forum’s speakers and attendees. Moreover, I appreciate the University of Sydney providing such a great platform through which people can openly share ideas and perspectives and shed light on the Chinese economy, so participants can better understand China’s transformations and see the global economy through an Asian lens.
Dr Xiang Bing, Founding Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing

Susan Saretzki

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