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Australia China Health Summit 2015: Tuesday 11 August 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm

Registration Desk Open

9:00 - 10:05am

Welcome & Official Opening

Julie Phillips, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, BioDiem Ltd and Chairman, AusBiotech


Yung Chiu, President, Fu Wah Group


Jason Chang, President, Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Victoria


The Hon Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, Government of Victoria


Song Yumin, Consul General, The People's Republic of China

10:05 - 10:45am

Market Overview


  • Macroeconomic outlook for China's health sector

Cassandra Winzenried, Senior Economist, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic)


  • Entry of China's health industry into blue ocean market, policies and business opportunities

Dr Ching-Shing (Daniel) Chen, Senior Adviser, World Health Organization

10:45 - 11:15am

Morning Tea

11:15 - 11.45am

Victorian Government - "An overview of Victoria's engagement with China, including key initiatives in the health sector"


Jon EvansDirector, Innovation Hub & Health System Improvement, Director, Office of Health, Innovation & Reform, Department of Health and Human Services

11.45am - 12:05pm

Free Trade Agreement Implications


Dene Yeaman, Director, North Asia Investment and Services Branch, Free Trade Agreement Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


12:05 - 12:25pm

Practical information for doing business in China

  • Establishing partnerships with China

Professor Aibing Yu, Vice Chancellor's Professional Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Suzhou), Monash University

12:25 - 12:45pm

Leveraging the value of your IP in China (The changing IP and investment environment in China, how to leverage and protect your IP portfolio to secure business investment).


Kim O'Connell, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

12:45 - 1:30pm Lunch - Guest Speaker: The Hon John Brumby
1:30 - 1:50pm

Practical information for doing business in China - Developing your China network


Dr Carl Hinze, Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Holding Redlich

1:50 - 2:10pm

Identifying the right business partners and business structures in China.


Tracy Colgan, Board, AustCham

2:10 - 2:30pm

High-level discussion of reforms to China's innovation system


Karen Surmon, Trade Commissioner, Austrade Shanghai

2:30 - 2:45pm Afternoon Tea
2:45 - 4:30pm

Stream 1

Health services and workforce development


  • Overview of China's rising needs and opportunities in health services and workforce development.

Dr George Liu, Associate Professor - School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University


  • Health Technology and Ageing - Thomson Adsett 30 years in Asia

Chris Straw, (Presentation - Part 1, Part 2) Group Managing Director & Partner, ThomsonAdsett


  • Health education and training collaboration

Professor James A. Angus AO FAA, Honorary Professional Fellow and Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne


  • Collaboration: Lessons learnt

Dr Ruchong Ou, President, Australia Chinese Association for Biomedical Sciences (ACABS)

Stream 2

Medical Research, commercialisation and investment


  • Attracting investment to Victoria

Zhining YangManager - International Investment, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


  • Accessing Chinese Capital and Strategic Partners

Barry Palte, Executive Deputy Chairman, BlueMount Capital


  • Accessing Chinese venture capital and seeking investors

Rob Scott, Director, China BlueSky Partners


Victorian organisation working in China:


Associate Professor David Anderson, Deputy Director, Burnet Institute


  • Significant Investor Visas

Irene Tkalcevic, Assistant Director - Migration, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

4.30 - 6.00pm

Networking drinks and canapes