Australia Week in China

Australia Week in China 2016

Australia Week in China (2016) was the largest business mission ever organised by Austrade consisting of almost 1000 delegates from around 750 companies.  AWIC 2016 focussed on forging business linkages, building the bilateral relationship with our largest trading partner and demonstrating Australia as a trusted trade, investment, education and tourism partner with China. 

Led by the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP and accompanied by the Minister for Tourism and International Education, the Hon Senator Richard Colbeck, and Special Trade Envoy the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP with attendance by State Premiers for Queensland the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP and Tasmania the Hon William Hodgman MP and Chief Ministers from Northern Territory the Hon Adam Giles MLA and Australia Capital Territory the Hon Andrew Barr MLA and other high level State Ministerial representatives from New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.  As part of AWIC, the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP hosted a gala lunch on Thursday 14 April for approximately 1900 guests.

AWIC consisted of 140 events across 12 cities in greater China, with comprehensive sector programmes featuring eight industry streams that focused on opportunities arising from ChAFTA – Agribusiness, Financial Services, Health and Senior Living, Innovation Partnership, International Education, Tourism (managed by Tourism Australia), Premium Food & Beverage, Consumer and E-commerce  (including Wine Australia managed Wine Roadshow) and Urban Sustainability and Water Management.


Industry presentation from AWIC 2016 will be available for download from 18 May. Please check the event presentation list regularly for updates.


Highlights from Australia Week in China


Australia Week in China Plenary Session
The Hon John Brumby, National President and Chairman, Australia China Business Council
Shanghai Expo Centre, Shanghai
Thursday 14 April 2016

AWIC 2016 Plenary Session Q/A Session



AWIC Gala Lunch, Shanghai

AWIC Gala Lunch, Shanghai 

For more photos from Australia Week in China, please see the photo gallery.

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