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Australia-China Business in the Digital Age: Navigating the Rapids

11 April 2024
8.30am – 6.00pm AEST
King & Wood Mallesons Sydney, NSW 2000
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The digital environment has radically changed the way that global supply chains operate. This conference brings together experts and business operators from Australia and China to discuss frameworks, developments and pain points with the aim of enabling businesses in Australia and China to deal more confidently with their counterparts overseas. It also aims to facilitate further collaboration and opportunities. It focuses on four key areas: competition law, which applies to businesses but has had particular impact on digital players; trade law, which sets many of the rules of engagement for global business; digital finance, an important and essential element of trade and commerce; and dispute resolution, which focuses on what to do when the deal goes wrong.

The day will include four sessions on:

1. Digital Economy and Competition in China and Australia
2. Regulatory Landscape of Digital Trade
3. Implications of Digital Finance
4. Dispute Resolution in Digital Trade

Sessions will involve short presentations with plenty of time for questions from the audience. 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Scientia Professor Ross Buckley - UNSW Law & Justice
  • Mr Xiongshan Cai - Vice President, Kuaishou
  • Professor Henry Gao - Singapore Management University
  • Professor Liyang Hou - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Ms Edwina Kwan - Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Mr Jack Lu - Global Engagement Manager, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
  • Ms Urszula McCormack - Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Ms Joni Pirovich - Founder & Principal, Badasi (Blockchain and Digital Assets- Services and Law)
  • Ms Kate Reader - General Manager, Digital Platforms Branch, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Ms Kiran Sanghera - Deputy Secretary General, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Dr Mark Staples - Chief Technology Officer, Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) and Senior Principal Researcher, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Ms Pui-ki Emmanuelle Ta - Chief Executive Officer, eBRAM and Counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Asia Office
  • Ms Yan Yu - Partner, RBB Economics Singapore

The official program is available here.


The ‘Competition Law in the Digital Age: Enhancing Australian and Chinese Business Understanding' project is supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. UNSW CIBEL is proud to be a National Foundation for Australia-China Relations grant recipient.