Asia Institute Tasmania

Public Lecture | Regional Australia's Engagement with China in the Asian Century: Innovation, Integration and Impact


Dr Charlie Huang, RMIT University

Start Date

22nd Nov 2016 5:30pm


Harvard Lecture Room 1, Centenary Building, University of Tasmania

Regional Australia is a major source of Australia’s economic growth and prosperity as it plays a significant role in shaping the nation’s economy, employment and exports. However, several challenges exist in capturing the full potential of regional Australia and what it can offer. The Australia China Council funded a project to identify and describe the innovative ways in which local governments and SMEs in regional Australia are engaging with China and how Chinese investors engage with local community for both business growth and community development.

This public lecture presents many fresh insights into how regional Australia engages with Chinese opportunities, drawing on the results of a nation-wide survey of RDA committees, and the findings of seven case studies based on 52 interviews with key stakeholders in regional development, including government officials at both the state and local government levels, SME managers/owners, community leaders, and Chinese investors operating in regional Australia. A number of critical factors have been identified for successful China engagement by local government and SMEs, as well as for Chinese investors seeking to engage with regional Australia.

Dr Charlie Huang is a Senior Lecturer at School of Management, RMIT University. He is the project leader for the Regional Australia’s Engagement with China project. Dr Huang has also provided consulting services and training programs to many Australian firms.

This event is co-sponsored by the Australia China Business Council (Tasmania Branch)

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