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Trading with China? Australia China Business Week, an event not to be missed.

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Trading with China? Australia China Business Week, an event not to be missed.

ACBW 2016 Sydney is a must attend event for SMEs executives and business owners wanting to develop or refine their China strategy.

Forum and Function :: ACBW Keynote Lunch and Forum

PM Turnbull Presents ACBW 2016 Keynote AddressThe Hon Andrew Robb AO, the man that Macolm Turnbull dubbed the “best Trade Minister in Australia’s history” for his role in concluding the decade-long ChAFTA negotiations is this years Australia China Business Week keynote speaker. for the previous two years Prime Minister Turnbull himself gave the keynote speech.

The Function ACBW Lunch will feature a high profile panel with Minister Aryes MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, China’s Consul General Gu Xiaojie as well as industry leaders, moderated by Mark Hawthorne, Editor at Large for Fairfax Media. Corporate tables are available for the event, as are individual bookings, the mix of attendees is a great reflection on the diverse interest in our two nations share.

The lunch allows delegates, VIP guests, and sponsors to network, hear from unique high-profile keynote speakers. Through case studies, keynote speeches and panel discussions the ACBW Keynote Luncheon offers a unique and valuable learning opportunity for those seeking to expanding into the China market.

The forum will run over two days, as a series of seminars bringing together industry professionals, business and government leaders to discuss valuable insights into the trends shaping our largest trading partner. The opportunities that our two nations might provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China and the implications for businesses operating between our two nations. The ACBW agenda is designed to encourage interactive discussion.

The brains behind this event – Australian Business Forum – ABF, provides a platform for Australian business to engage and form relationships in Australia China. Targeting Australian companies either currently engaged or looking to enter the China market, ABF has created a wide range of initiatives across its platform to facilitate Australian-Chinese engagement. ABF is an organization dedicated to strengthening business ties between Australia & China with a strong focus on enabling Small & Medium Enterprise – SMEs – to effectively engage with Chinese investors, the Chinese marketplace :: Read More >>


China plans on adding more than 300 million skiers to the dwindling sport

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on China plans on adding more than 300 million skiers to the dwindling sport

China plans on adding more than 300 million skiers to the dwindling sport

Skier participation in China is set to soar, with the announcement that Beijing will include ice and snow sports as a compulsory part of the primary and middle school curriculum. Under a plan outlined by municipal authorities at the recent 2016 Winter Sports Expo in Beijing, students will dedicate at least one hour per week to the program.

So exactly how big a deal is adding 300 million skiers to the world? Perspective please people! The world currently has about 125 million skiers, and that number is dwindling rather rapidly.

The move will play a key part in realising President Xi JinpinÅg’s recently revealed desire to grow the country’s estimated 15 million skiers to 300 million by Beijing 2022, it will also give a large boost to the international ski population, actually, it will triple it.

Sun Xuecai, director of the Beijing Sports Bureau, also revealed the government’s plans to build ski resorts in Beijing’s suburbs and and ice rinks in six downtown areas. In addition, it will subsidise participation and competition costs for sports like skiing and hockey, which are generally considered too expensive for families earning an average income.

These large scale changes are likely to cause major shifts in the global ski environment. In a 2016 International Report on Mountain Tourism published by Laurent Vanat, China was recognised as one of the key prospects for growth between now and 2020, along with other locations in Asia and Eastern Europe including South Korea, Japan, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

As well as the obvious Winter Olympic Motivation, is it possible that President Xi is being overtly patriotic? After all, the Chinese did invent skiing, didn’t they?

In 2006 Chinese researchers stumbled upon cliff paintings of hunters in rugged remote northwestern China appear to prove that Chinese were adept skiers as early as the Stone Age, Xinhua said Monday :: Read More >>


Australia to Sign-up For China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Posted: March 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia to Sign-up For China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Australia to Sign-up For China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment BankThe Australian Federal Government will sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow Australia to participate in negotiations to set up the $100 billion China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – AIIB.

The Beijing-based bank was launched late last year and is designed to help finance development projects like road, rail and power infrastructure in the rapidly growing Asian region.

More than 20 countries have signed on as founding members.

In the past month, major Western powers including Britain, France, Germany and Italy have also announced their intention to join.

Australia had resisted joining, but a joint statement from Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Treasurer Joe Hockey said the Government would sign the MOU that would allow Australia to participate as a prospective founding member :: Read the full article »»»»


Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it’s Peaking

Posted: February 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it’s Peaking

Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it's PeakingTwitter has suffered a massive loss in its first published financial results since the social networks highly anticipated US stock market debut last year, and though the company might not have been surprised, punters took a different view, with shares dropping almost 25 percent in value.

Twitter told shareholders it lost $US511 million/$AU573 million in the last three months of last year, that’s despite a doubling of revenue from 12 months ago to a better-than-expected $US243 million/$AU273 Million.

Financials aren’t the only woes the micro-blog are suffering, Twitter seems to be testing a new heavier design and it’s users haven’t been receptive of the changes. The new layout is reported to include a look described by many as a cross between Facebook and Google plus. Format changes in the past – including their most recent small change – have upset a bunch of users :: Read the full article »»»»


More Proof Apple SmartTV is Close? Apple Picks Up 3D Sensing Tech-co PrimeSense

Posted: November 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on More Proof Apple SmartTV is Close? Apple Picks Up 3D Sensing Tech-co PrimeSense

Apple Acquire 3D Tech-co PrimeSenseConsumer tech-behemoth Apple Inc, has acquired 3D developer PrimeSense, it hasn’t however disclosed what it intends to use the new acquisition. PrimeSense is a developer who’s technologie allow devices to respond to their environment in three dimensions.

Apple purchased the Israel based company yesterday, tech-analysts believe the move indicates a shift toward more sophisticated gesture-control in Apples mobile devices, iPhone and iPad.

An Apple spokesman confirmed the purchase, however declined to say how much it spent or what the technology will be used for.

Israeli media said Apple paid about $350 million for PrimeSense, whose technology powers the gesture control in Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Kinect gaming system :: Read the full article »»»»