Sydney — Franchising Expo
There are 10 top Taiwan companies taking part in the Franchising Expo at ICC Sydney on 17–18 March 2018. Please visit www.franchisingexpo.com.au for further information.
Sydney — ATBC’s 2018 Annual General Meeting
Macquarie Group will host the 2018 ATBC’s Annual General Meeting and AGM Boardroom Luncheon at its Sydney head office on Friday 27th July 2018. Do make a note of the date now and I look forward to seeing everyone at Macquarie Group.
Brisbane — ATBC boardroom luncheon
In Brisbane, an ATBC boardroom luncheon will be held at ClarkeKann Lawyers on Friday 2nd March 2018. The guest of honour and speaker is Ms Virginia Greville, Chief Executive Office, Trade and Investment Queensland. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested to attend it as seats are very limited.
Melbourne — TCCO Annual Meeting
In Melbourne, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Oceania (TCCO) will host the 20th Annual Meeting from 28 to 30 June 2018. The President of TCCO is an ATBC member — Ms Emily Lee.
Canberra — Bilateral economic consultations
In Canberra, Bilateral Economic Consultation (BEC) between Australia and Taiwan government will be held in Canberra around second half of 2018. In due course, I shall be seeking input from members and friends for inclusion in our BEC submission.
“An Australia Connectivity” — a joint event of ANZ Taiwan and ATBC — will be held in Taipei on Monday, 19th March 2018 in honour of the visit to Taiwan by Mr Shayne Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ Group. Anyone who will be in Taiwan at that time and who is interested in attending should let me know as soon as possible. There is certain to be strong interest in this event, given the seniority of the guest of honour. I am delighted that ANZ has agreed to jointly hosting the event with us.
The 32nd of Joint Conference of ROC-Australia and Australia-Taiwan Business Councils (ROCABC & ATBC) will be held around late August or early September in Taiwan and it will be back to back with the 23rd Australia-Taiwan Joint Energy and Minerals, Trade and Investment Cooperation Consultations (JEMTIC). The dates & venues to be confirmed.
ROCABC’s new Chairman is also the new Chairman of Taiwan Power, Mr Yang Wei-fuu 楊偉甫. ATBC look forward to working with the CIECA-ROCABC to make the upcoming joint conference a productive and successful one.
Congratulations to our Chairman Emeritus, Ross Maddock, who was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Governor-General on the Australia Day 26th January 2018, in recognition of his outstanding achievements and services to Australia-Taiwan trade and business relations.