Senior business executives converged to learn how to capitalise on a changing environment in China at Corrs’ inaugural Asia Business Engagement session last night.

The event was the first in an Asian Engagement Series, a join initiative between Corrs and The Australian National University (ANU) to help business executives understand the potential of evolving Asian markets.

Corrs’ Partner and China Business Group Co-Chair, Andrew Lumsden, said expert speakers helped drive insightful discussion on new opportunity for Corrs’ clients.

“The focus was on the recent change in Chinese leadership, and the impact that will have on business,” Mr Lumsden said.

“There are some significant knock-on effects in the Chinese economy and Australian business can certainly stand to capitalise in a changed environment. The wide ranging discussion included the country’s society, people, and how the economy may evolve over the next few years.”

Speakers from ANU included leading China expert, Professor Andrew MacIntyre, China specialist Dr Jane Golley and Dr Luigi Tomba, an expert on political and social change in urban China and the editor of The China Journal.

“The session was a unique chance for business executives to really engage with experts on China’s political, social and cultural landscape,” Mr Lumsden said.

“The discussion was wide ranging and explored issues as diverse as the urbanisation of Chinese demography and the impact of China’s attempt to move its economy away from investment and toward internal consumption.”

Future sessions will consider business opportunity and challenges in Indonesia, India and South Korea.

For more details or to register interest in attending email or phone (02) 9210 6850.

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