Taking stock: China and Australia's agribusiness sector

Taking stock: China and Australia's agribusiness sector

Mar 9
Join Trustees and sector participants to explore the challenges and opportunities arising from China’s impact on Australia’s agribusiness sector.
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Dr Carl Hinze, Head of China Practice, Holding Redlich

Event Overview

Holding Redlich Head of China Practice, Dr Carl Hinze, will draw on his extensive experience working in China to explore:
  • Does it make sense to talk about a “new normal” in Australia’s food and agriculture trade and investment with China?
  • Why it is important for Australian agribusinesses to develop a “China plus” strategy.
  • What can Australian agribusinesses do to prepare for market risks relating to China?
    • Understanding China’s policy landscape.
    • Implementing basic legal and contracting fundamentals.
    • Remaining engaged in the post-COVID business environment.
  • Has “Peak China” passed for Australian agribusinesses?

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Dr Carl Hinze
Head of China Practice, Holding Redlich

Carl is a Partner in Holding Redlich’s Corporate and Commercial Group and is the national head of its China Practice. Before joining the firm, Carl worked for over 10 years in mainland China and Hong Kong in the fields of investment banking and law. Carl is a co-editor of Oxford University Press’ Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific. He is fluent in Mandarin and is a recognised expert in Chinese business culture. He has guest lectured on law and culture at the East China University of Politics and Law, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the China European International Business School and the University of Queensland.

Meet the host

Robert Law
Director, Research & Advisory, Asialink Business

Robert built his experience at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Office of National Assessments (ONA, now ONI) and most recently as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte.

He spent four years living and working in Jakarta with DFAT, helping Australian companies navigate the Indonesian market.

He held several roles at ONA, including reporting to the Director-General on sensitive and complex projects to promote Australia’s interests overseas. In particular, he was deployed to Ukraine as the strategic adviser to the MH17 investigation and recovery operation. Later, he managed multiple teams of analysts focused on the Asia-Pacific, including China trade and investment issues.

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