SPEAKERS

Helen Sawczak

National CEO, Australia China Business Council

Helen started her career as a corporate lawyer at international law firms both in Australia and overseas. In Australia, Helen worked in the China practice of MinterEllison, and then moved to Moscow and Kazakhstan to work for Clifford Chance, acting for European and American clients participating in the privatisation of former Soviet state industries. After returning to Australia, Helen worked as in-house counsel with Alcoa and Telstra, and then moved into senior management roles at Australia Post and ANZ Bank. Helen studied Mandarin throughout her secondary and tertiary education, which included three long-term study trips to Nanjing University and Fudan University in Shanghai. More recently Helen undertook Chinese postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours.

The Australia China Business Council is a membership based organisation dedicated to promoting trade and investment between Australia and China. ACBC has a Branch in every Australian State and Territory, holding hundreds of information and networking events each year to assist Australian and Chinese companies to connect.

Session

10. 35 am – 11.35 am | Thursday 7th February 2019

Panel: How do we take advantage of how Australia is positioning itself within the global marketplace?

The opening session will ignite an important conversation for the sector – exploring how Australia is positioning itself within the global marketplace and what specific areas should be focused on for taking the best business advantage in regard to the events sector.

This insightful session will include panel members who are shapers of the Australian market within the events sector; advisors on the Australian marketplace from an international perspective; and key sector leaders profiling Australia to international markets.

Session Take Outs:

  • Learn how Australia is currently positioning itself
  • What areas / assets need to be understood
  • How can these areas be utilised for business advantage within the events sector

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