Sydney: The Art of Guanxi: Doing Business in China

19 March, 2013
Shanghai Room, Level 13
The Gateway
1 Macquarie Place
Sydney NSW

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The Australia China Young Professionals Initiative, NSW

In partnership with the Australia - China Business Council and Advance

Invites you to drinks and a discussion on the art of building successful working relationships and partnerships between Australia and China, with leading China experts Kevin Hobgood-Brown, Managing Director, Riverstone Advisory, and Barry Plews, Creative Producer and Dramaturge of Reckless Moments.

With over 40 years of combined experience working in the Asia Pacific in the business and cultural fields, our speakers will be sharing their personal experiences, challenges and success stories, and insider tips on developing long-term collaborations with China.

Kevin Hobgood-Brown has over 25 years of management and legal experience in the Asia Pacific region and has been based in Sydney since 1996. He was one of a small group of international lawyers to work in Beijing in the early 1980’s. Prior to joining Riverstone Advisory as Managing Director in May 2010, Kevin served as Group Executive and General Counsel for Sino Gold Mining Limited, an Australian listed company and the most successful resources industry investor in China, until the take-over of Sino Gold by Canadian listed Eldorado Gold.

Mr Hobgood-Brown was an international law firm partner for 18 years, in which capacity he had postings in Beijing, San Francisco, Taipei and Sydney. He handled investment projects throughout China and in almost all of Australia’s major Asian trading partners.

Barry Plews is Creative Producer and Dramaturge of Reckless Moments, based in Shanghai, China, and is an Advance Advisory Group member in Asia. A graduate of Flinders University in Adelaide, Mr Barry Plews has been working with China since 1995. As a producer, dramaturge and festival director, his list of production and project credits in China span dance, drama, music, music theatre, circus, new media and film animation. Based in Shanghai, Mr Plews specialises in the development of international collaborations and co-productions.

Mr Plews is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Jilin Animation College, where he lectures on cultural collaboration and producing creatively. He is a foundation member of the Shanghai Independent Producers and Artists Network (SIPAN).

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Tue, March 19, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT+1100) Australia/Sydney


The Gateway, Shanghai Room
1 Macquarie Place
Sydney, NSW