The University of Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Founded in 1909, UQ is the oldest, most selective and largest university in the Australian state of Queensland. The University of Queensland is a member of the Australia's research-intensive Group of Eight, the global network of research universities Universitas 21 and a founding charter member of Edx, an online higher education consortium led by Harvard and MIT. 

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Australia China Council

ACYD is delighted to welcome the Australia-China Council as a Major Partner again in 2016!

The Australia-China Council was established by the Australian Government in 1978 to promote mutual understanding and foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China.  The ACC has been a major support of ACYD since its inception in 2010.

ACYD thanks ACC for its ongoing support!  




ANZ remains ACYD’s Major Partner in 2016. ANZ provides a range of banking and financial products and services to over 9 million customers. ANZ are committed to building lasting partnerships with customers, shareholders and communities in 34 countries in Australia, New Zealand, throughout Asia and the Pacific, and in the Middle East, Europe and America. The company employs over 50,000 people worldwide.

Thank you ANZ for your ongoing support!  We look forward to visiting you in Hong Kong!



Huawei 华为

ACYD thanks Huawei for being a Supporting Partners for this year's dialogue.

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and is currently is one of the world’s top three largest mobile phone vendors.

Delegates will visit Hauwei’s facilities in Shenzhen and hear from their leaders about the growing relationship between China and Australia!




The University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Times Higher Education ranks Melbourne as 34th in the world. Melbourne's main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of the Melbourne central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria. Melbourne is a sandstone university and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from Melbourne. Seven Nobel laureates have been students or faculty, the most of any Australian university.

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Australia China Relations Institute 澳大利亚-中国关系研究院

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) is an independent, nonpartisan, research think tank established by the University of Technology, Sydney.

ACRI focuses uniquely on the Australia-China Relationship; this distinguishes it from China Studies Centres.

Our ambition is to be a globally leading institute that combines a new and fresh multidisciplinary research and engagement based on a positive and optimistic view of Australia-China relations.

ACRI will use the latest in technology and Big Data science to illuminate and explore the Australia-China relationship.

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Asia Society Australia

Asia Society Australia is Australia’s leading national centre for engagement with the Indo-Pacific Asia, based in Sydney.  Asia Society Australia promotes greater connectivity and deeper understanding between Australia and the Indo-Pacific in the areas of business, policy, culture and education and provides a high-level and innovative platform for Australian and Asian leaders and champions of engagement to connect, exchange ideas and develop meaningful relationships. Asia Society Australia is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-political organisation empowered by the membership of leading Australian and regional business, education and cultural institutions. 

Asia Society Australia was launched in 1997 by then Prime Minister John Howard to broaden interest and understanding in Australia of Asian countries and their politics, business and culture. The establishment of the Asia Society Australia was led by Hugh Morgan AC (then CEO of WMC Limited) and Richard Woolcott AC (former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in recognition of the need to promote greater understanding about the countries, peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific region.

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Business Spectator

Business Spectator is one of Australia’s premier business news and financial commentary websites. While the content is premium, the price is not; Business Spectator is entirely free.

With founding contributors including business journalism veterans Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz (the KGB), Business Spectator is well positioned to drive and analyse the issues that affect and contribute to the success of Australian business.

Articles are written and published exclusively on the web, and Business Spectator makes getting the news that matters to you, easier – you can find us via our website, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Business Spectator has a team of dedicated reporters and commentators contributing articles daily, while it also sources content from respected economists, politicians and industry experts, to name a few, that write exclusively for the site.

We publish hundreds of premium articles around the clock, but Business Spectator understands that you’re not going to read them all. To help you refine your business news consumption and save you time, we have pre-built 40 emails on specialist topics ranging from financial markets and property to resources, mining, IT, infrastructure, education and many more.

In just over three years more than 300,000 people now read Business Spectator each month and more than 110,000 have registered for free. Readers continue to have a chance to submit opinions, ideas and feedback on a range of topical issues in The Conversation, and watch our exclusive KGB Interrogation interviews each week where the team grills Australia’s top business leaders.

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Advance – Australia’s Global Community

Advance is a community of global Australians who are able to make a difference for Australians, Australian companies and Australia around the globe.
We are devoted to the exchange of knowledge, connections and ideas to:

· Inspire and empower other global Australians to succeed in the world
· Build entrepreneurial Australian companies globally
· Grow global career opportunities for global Australians
· Create opportunities to be a ‘brain resource’ for Australia.

A virtual meeting place of Australia’s most dynamic dreamers and achievers, Advance turns the collective goodwill and experience of our members into a vibrant resource of ideas, advice, inspiration and opportunities.

Join the fastest growing community of global Australians, an online and live community that sets the stage for people to forge friendships, share knowledge, share experience, spawn new business ideas, discuss global issues and support, challenge and influence.

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ShineWing 信永中和

The history of ShineWing could be traced back to the early Eighties of last century. In the last 30 years, along with China’s economic reforms and open-door policy, ShineWing has grew rapidly from a small firm to a large firm, and from a large firm to an industry leader. Now with more than 2,300 professional staff with billions of revenue and reliable and high-quality technical capabilities, ShineWing has become one of the most prestigious and integrated accounting firms in China.

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a premium independent law firm. Corrs works with the clients as true partners in their business. Corrs bring insight, innovation and agility to create success for them on a global stage.

Corrs has a strong history spanning more than 150 years but is firmly focussed on creating opportunities for clients in the rapidly changing business landscape of today and tomorrow. The vision of Corrs as a world class law firm is to drive Australia’s competitiveness and its economic engagement with Asia.

Corrs has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth as well as a strong partnering relationships throughout the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. The network of the world’s best independent firms provide a competitive advantage for clients. That gives Corrs the flexibility to deliver the most effective and expert solution for their international needs.

Corrs is led by our Chief Executive Officer, John W.H. Denton and Chairperson, Teresa Handicott.

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China University Media Union 中国高校传媒联盟

The China University Media Union is a communication and cooperation platform for media bodies in various Chinese universities. The Union was jointly formed by China’s most influential media – China Youth Daily and 63 Chinese leading universities. It is committed to the integration and sharing of university information resources, enhancing communication and exchanges between university medias, creating new communication capabilities and diversification of communication channels, and also serving the growth and success of university students.

There are currently 155 committee member universities in the Union, covering China’s most outstanding universities. More than 500 campus media have joined the Union. They have their own campus news websites, BBS, newspapers, radio stations, television stations and magazines. The official Union website – the China University Media Network – will be gradually developed into an ‘Opinion Leaders Club in Campus’ and the ‘Portal of Campus News.’

The Union comprises a Coordinating Committee, Academic Board, Student Presidium, and the Secretariat. The China Youth Daily is the Union’s permanent Secretariat. Currently, the Students Presidium consists of 19 members, who are representatives from outstanding campus media nationwide. The Union has held various activities, including ‘Dialogue with the World’ series, ‘Entrepreneurial Experience, the Graduate Employment Action,’ and ‘University Media Reporters in CPC and CPPCC.’

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