The UNSW School of Management will be hosting a forum on ‘Strategic HR Solutions for Australian Firms in China’. The event is also supported by the UNSW Confucius Institute, the UNSW Business School and Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Executive Programs.
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement greatly enhances opportunities for Australian companies to develop their presence in China. However, China’s booming economy has generated chronic skills shortages and rising employee expectations of improved treatment. Moreover, recent labour laws and government labour market policies have made people-management more complex, particularly for foreign-invested firms.
This event will help participants develop people management knowledge and skills relevant to setting up or expanding their operations in China. For Australian services and high-tech firms taking these opportunities, understanding how to manage in China’s rapidly changing labour market, is crucial for success.
Critical issues include how firms’ human resource management (HRM) professionals deal effectively with:
This event addresses these issues from the basis of current, high-quality research and high-level professional experience in a practical forum that gives you the opportunity to participate. The event will combine keynote presentations with panel discussions and hands-on, group case studies related to these pressing HRM issues.
The keynote speakers include high-level executives, entrepreneurs and academics with deep knowledge of the contemporary Chinese business environment. They will offer predictions and recommendations on these critical HR issues.
This is a great opportunity for participants to discuss relevant HRM Chinese Business issues with these experts.
China-focused entrepreneurs, executives and managers from:
The symposium provides a forum for participants to:
In addition, participants will be given case study solutions and copies of supporting materials and recommended readings.
Professor Peter Sheldon
School of Management, UNSW Business School
Ms Tanya Allan
School of Management, UNSW Business School
From the twenty-fifth floor of the Sydney Boulevard Hotel, attendees will enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour at the networking breakfast and lunch. The forum will be held in the privacy of the Grand Ballroom with registrations opening at 7.00am.
All ticket prices are inclusive of both the networking breakfast and lunch.
This event will help participants develop people management knowledge and skills relevant to setting up or expanding their operations in China successfully.
The forum, addresses issues from the basis of current, high quality research and professional experience, in an environment that gives participants the opportunity to engage, discuss and share.
The keynote speakers are China-experienced high-level executives, entrepreneurs and academic experts with deep knowledge of the contemporary Chinese business environment.
Register for the event
Senior China Adviser, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade)
Liu Bing returned to Australia early this year from her previous role as Acting Senior Trade Commissioner/Deputy Consul General Shanghai. Bing is now the Senior China Adviser heading the China Hub in Austrade’s Sydney office.
While in Shanghai, Bing managed the Austrade East China network of offices by providing business opportunities and services for Australian entities in trade, education and inward investment. Bing was also the team leader of Austrade’s China financial services team, assisting Australian financial services business operations in China and enhancing Australian brand awareness and promoting Australian industry capabilities in China.
Prior to Shanghai, Bing had worked in similar roles in both Guangzhou and Beijing at the Australian Consulate in Guangzhou and the Australian Embassy in Beijing respectively from 2004-2012.
Bing holds a bachelor degree of Medicine from China and a bachelor degree of Nursing from Australia.
Co-Founder, Judo Capital and Former Group Executive NAB, Global Business Banking
Joseph Healy is a career international banker with a deep, long-term engagement with China. Before coming to Australia in 1998 to take up a senior position with the ANZ Bank, he worked at Lloyds Bank, and in more senior roles at Citibank and CIBC. His postings included London, Europe, New York and Auckland. In 2004, he became ANZ’s Managing Director, Global Client Relationship Group. He joined National Australia Bank in 2007 and, between 2008 and 2014, was Member of the Group Executive Committee reporting to the CEO with direct responsibility for the bank’s largest division, Business Banking in Australia, Asia (9 countries), London and New York branches (Staff 6,500). In this role, he was responsible for SME, Corporate, Institutional, Financial Institutions and Private Banking.
Author of Corporate Governance & Wealth Creation (Dunmore, 2003), Joseph is a Member of the Advisory Council to Australian Universities’ Vice Chancellors on academic standards for finance courses. Joseph holds five Masters degrees including an MSc (Finance) London Business School and an MSc International Management (China), SOAS, University of London. In 2015, he completed an MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. Joseph is also Board Director, Football Federation Australia. Joseph's new book, 'Chinese Management in the Global Economy - Can they Succeed?' will be published in 2017.
Managing Director, THINK CHINA
Benjamin is a digital marketer and researcher with extensive knowledge in Chinese digital marketing strategy, engine optimisation and manage online marketing campaigns. He is undertaking his doctoral degree at the University of Sydney and also the co-founder and Managing Director of THINK CHINA Consulting.
Benjamin’s company THINK CHINA is a team of highly experienced professionals who have extensive knowledge across a wide range of Digital China disciplines. The primary focus is using data to help their clients to develop and deepen the relationship between their brands and Chinese consumers – to drive consumer actions through quality content and strategic thinking, to deliver value and measurable results.
THINK CHINA acts as the think tank for their clients, helped many Australia businesses conduct and analyse market research through digital and online channels, to give them the strategic intelligence they need to make smarter decisions.
Benjamin works closely with research institutes in Australia and publishes articles containing new ideas and fresh perspectives on matters affecting Australian businesses operating in Greater China region.
Master of CeremoniesUNSW School of Management, UNSW Business School, UNSW
Peter Sheldon, a Professor in the School of Management, UNSW, primarily researches on industrial relations and human resource management, including in South Korea, Italy, Singapore and Australia. His more recent work has particularly focused on HRM in China. One of the earliest researchers to indicate China’s emerging skill shortages, he has also pioneered research on how, in China , local factors are particularly influential in shaping challenges and opportunities facing employers and employees. Some of this work appears in Peter Sheldon, Sunghoon Kim, Yiqiong Li and Malcolm Warner (eds) (2011), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London.
ModeratorHead of SchoolUNSW School of Management, UNSW Business School, UNSW
Karin Sanders, a Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior is the Head of School of Management in the UNSW Australia Business School, UNSW. She received her Ph.D from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Karin’s research focuses on the HRM process approach -in particular, the impact of employees’ perceptions and understandings (attributions) of HRM on their attitudes and behaviors. Her recent work has focused on studies and research on HRM in China. Her research has been published in such scholarly outlets as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Studies, HRM, HRMJ, and Academy of Management Learning & Education and South China Morning Post. She is an Associate Editor of International Journal of HRM.
Chinese Director, UNSW Confucius Institute
Dr. Junfang Xi (Emma) is now the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at UNSW Australia, and teaches at the Business School, UNSW Australia. Emma is also an associate professor of International Economics and Trade at Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
Emma received her Ph.D. in Enterprise Management and her masters and B.S. degrees in International Trade from Antai College, SJTU. Her research interests focus on international trade rules, WTO rules, and regional economic integration. She was awarded the Excellent Teaching Achievement of Shanghai Municipal Government in 2005 and the Excellent Teacher of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010.
Emma was co-director of the University of Southern California-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global EMBA (GEMBA) Program from 2006 to 2012. As co-faculty of Theme 7 of GEMBA program, she led the students to conduct company live-case analysis in Japan, Korea, India and South-East Asian countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam. She has also been a visiting scholar at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC) and at Sauder Business School, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.
Senior Lecturer, School of Management, UNSW Business School and AGSM Fellow, UNSW
Dr. Jane Qiu’s research focuses on China business, firm strategy and multinational corporations (MNCs). She has published articles in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, the Academy of Management Perspectives, Long Range Planning and Management International Review. Jane teaches MBA, EMBA and postgraduate courses on China business and management, Multinational Corporation and global strategy. Jane possesses a broad range of industrial experience in China. Prior to her academic career, Jane worked in both private and public sectors in China. She has held business consulting, administrative management and project management positions. She was involved in large foreign direct investment projects and had assisted MNCs such as CSR, LG, Siemens and P&G to establish or expand their operations in China. Jane also once worked as professional interpreter and foreign affairs specialist for the Chinese government.
Executive Director, AGSM Executive Education, AGSM @ UNSW Business School, UNSW
Frank is the Executive Director for AGSM Executive Education, responsible for leading all functions related to the engagement, design, delivery and measurement of AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s executive education portfolio.
He brings a wealth of experience in leadership and learning and development, gained in both industry and tertiary education. Prior to joining AGSM Exec Ed, Frank built an impressive career in the human resources and organisational development spaces, spanning senior regional leadership roles in the banking and finance sector across the Asia Pacific.
Frank holds a degree in adult education.
Senior Manager, China Practice, NSW Business Chamber
Sara Cheng is the Senior Manager, China Practice, NSW Business Chamber (trading as Australian Business Chamber for the global market). She has over 20 years' business experience in China and Australia, specialising in China business strategy development, distribution channel management, and merger & acquisitions. Sara held senior management roles with a large Chinese international trade company and an international organization in China before she migrated to Australia 15 years ago.
As Senior Manager, China Practice with Australian Business Chamber, Sara manages the China team in both Australia and China to assist Australian businesses to trade or invest in China. She has assisted over 300 Australian businesses to do business with China successfully. These have included some iconic brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
Sara has a strong and extensive network of Chinese government agencies and industry bodies at the national, provincial and municipal levels and has been instrumental in the strategic partnership establishment with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Sara actively promotes bilateral trade and investment between China and Australia and serves as Vice President on the Board of Australia China Business Council NSW. She also co-authored the book Engaging China-The Realities for Australian Businesses.
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School of Management, UNSW Business School
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