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 (Victoria)
“China’s Economic Slowdown: Implications for Australia’s Economy”
Panelist 1: Xiaoping Li: Managing Director at XP Education
Panelist 2: James Strong: Tax Partner, Global Mining Leader (Tax) at PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Panelist 3: David Olsson: China Practice Consultant at King & Wood Mallesons
Moderator: James Campbell: Melbourne University ACYA Chapter President
ACYA’s Victoria Region capped off a very successful year with this seminar held as part of the national Alumni Speaker Series. The sold-out event hosted a fantastic panel of distinguished professionals who are based in Victoria. Discussion topics ranged from the opportunities and challenges for Australian industry and policy makers, to financial and legal system reforms within China. The evening concluded with audience questions, including an animated discussion on entrepreneurialism and innovation within China.