October 2015 saw ACYA successfully pilot the inaugural Alumni Speaker Series, a platform for all ACYA members, Alumni and young professionals to engage with industry leaders and discuss topical Australia-China affairs. The series of events were delivered in three regions across Australia, including Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.
Alumni Speaker Series (Queensland) 13/10/2015
â€œCooperating with China during its Economic Transitionâ€
Panelist 1: Stephanie Daveson: Partner & Co-Chair, China Business Group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Panelist 2: Cissy Ma: Reporting Manager & Executive Committee Secretary at Aurizon
Panelist 3: William He: Director of the China Desk at PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Moderator: Georgia Sands: Portfolio Manager, National Executive at ACYA
ACYA Queensland held its final inter-chapter event of 2015, using the Alumni Speaker Series as an opportunity to connect past and present members with each other. Speakers from a variety of industries provided insightful information and commentary on Australiaâ€™s economic interaction with China, centering on ChAFTA, turbulence in Chinese stock markets and opportunities for Australian industries in China.