At 40 there are no doubts:

next steps in Australia-China bilateral relations

Beijing

Fri 19 Oct

  • Welcome drinks at Capital M
  • Gala Dinner

Day 1 (Sat 20 Oct)

  • Opening Address
  • China’s Economic Reform and Rebalancing
  • China’s Climate Pilot Schemes
  • China’s Outward Investment
  • Government Innovation in China
  • ACYD-AustCham Dinner – China’s Economic Transformation

Day 2 (Sun 21 Oct)

  • Philosophical Foundations of Modern Culture
  • Why Cultural Diplomacy Matters
  • China Creative Industries Exchange
  • Stakeholder Dinner with Patrons of the Arts

Day 3 (Mon 22 Oct)

  • Australia and China: sporting nations (outdoor session)
  • Geopolitics in the Asian Century
  • Crisis simulation
  • China’s new development challenges
  • Stakeholder Dinner

Chengdu

Day 4 (Tue 23 Oct)

  • Biodiversity, conservation and local environmental issues
  • Western development and innovation and services in China
  • Stakeholder Dinner

Day 5 (Wed 24 Oct)

  • Collaboration between government and civil society
  • The rule of law
  • Roundtable (synthesising discussions over the whole week)
  • Final Dinner