China Ready Checklist

13 August 2018
Box Hill Golf Club
202 Station Street
Box Hill VIC 3128
Australia China Business Council and Whitehorse City Council are proud to present: China Ready Checklist
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Before leaping into the China market, companies should be ready to face an array of planning and operational business challenges. To help businesses understand the complexities of doing business with China, the City of Whitehorse and the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Victoria are pleased to invite you to our China Ready briefing to equip you with the necessary basic information for planning and commencing commercial operations in or with China.

At the event, attendees will hear from Mr Tom Parker, Partner of Bastion China and Vice President of ACBC Victoria. Tom is a China specialist with a focus on collaboration between Australia and China to broaden our bilateral relationship. 

A Mandarin speaker, Tom’s long term engagement with China has resulted in impressive networks and successful business outcomes. He has held China focused roles in The Asialink Centre, Austrade (Beijing), City of Melbourne and as writer and reporter for the ABC in both China and Australia for Radio National’s Asia Pacific Program before establishing his own business and developing Bastion China as one of Australia's leading Chinese language marketing and communications agencies. Tom is a well-connected Australia-China facilitator with extensive experience assisting business and government to better understand and access their opportunities in China, including working with the Victorian government for successive Super Trade Missions and most recently the City of Casey in developing their China partnerships and strategy.  

In his presentation he will address key issues that should be considered when taking business or products to China, such as:

  • Why do you want to go to China
  • Pre-planning and due diligence
  • How to set up a presence in China
  • What to look out for
  • Other considerations such as entry point, risk, tax, IP, cross border e-commerce and government assistance
  • Where you can get help

Judy O'Connell will present on the role of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner and the services available to support your business. 


Where:  Box Hill Golf Club
When:  Monday 13 August 
Time:  11.30am - 2pm
Cost:  $55 + GST/ Booking fee per person


Whitehorse Business Week is part of the Small Business Festival Victoria.