Australia-China Innovation and Technology Symposium

ACBC will host a summit on 18 November to explore business opportunities and challenges with China in the innovation and technology sector.

ACBC summit

China is a technological leader, accounting for 20 per cent of the world's spending on R&D and producing nearly half of global patents. With its huge market and growing middle class, it presents opportunities for Australian innovation and technology businesses.

ACBC will host a summit on 18 November 2021 to provide insights to Australian businesses about the benefits and challenges in technology and innovation business with China.

With an emphasis on practical advice for technology providers, the Australia-China Innovation Symposium will cover a full range of issues relevant to technology and innovation, and provide opportunities for interaction among startups, venture capitalists, accelerators and corporate innovation teams.

Industry experts will draw on their experience and address themes such as:

  • Policy Environment for Tech in China
  • Regulatory and IP issues
  • Innovation Partnerships in China
  • Application of Blockchain
  • Structuring Commercial Presence in China
  • Capital Raising

Speakers include:

  • Sam Kothari, Director of Growth, Airwallex
  • Rachel Carruthers, Head of Internationalisation & Localisation, Canva
  • Nick Pagett, Business Development & Global Director, CSIRO
  • Matthew Schofield, Director, SW (ShineWing Australia)
  • Murray Davis, NSW Government Representative, China
  • Dane Richmond, Trade Commissioner, China
  • Michael Tolo, Principal, Blackbird Ventures
  • Curt Shi, Founding Partner, Follow[the]Seed
  • William Bao Bean, General Partner, SOSV & Managing Director, Chinaccelerator and MOX
  • Warwick Powell, Chairman & Founder, BeefLedger
  • Greg McLardie, Founder and Managing Director, Two Hands
  • Gavin Ger, Co-CEO, Laava
  • Alan Jones, Partner, M8 Ventures
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