Australia China Business in the Digital Age: experts from both jurisdictions explore current issues


Australia China Business in the Digital Age:

Navigating the Rapids


11 April 2024

Hybrid at King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney


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.

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


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Program Overview

8:15am-8:45am AEST Registration
8:45am–9:00am AEST Opening address

9:00am–10:30am AEST 

Session 1: Digital Economy and Competition in China and Australia

10:45am–12:15pm AEST

Session 2: Regulatory Landscape of Digital Trade 

1:15pm–2:45pm AEST 

Session 3: Implications of Digital Finance 

2:45pm–4:15pm AEST Session 4: Dispute Resolution in Digital Trade
4:15pm–4:30pm AEST Closing address
4:30pm–6:00pm AEST Networking drinks


Official program


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. 


About the CIBEL-NFACR Project

Sustainable supply chains: enhancing Australian and Chinese business understanding

Deep collaboration on commercial policy and law is crucial for building resilient supply chains between Australia and China. This project aims to enhance the capacity of Australian business to engage confidently with their counterparts in China to tackle shared challenges posed by ongoing and potential supply chain disruptions in a sustainable way. The project will focus on Competition Law in the Digital Environment. It will engage with policymakers, regulators, businesses and academics in both countries to enable the development of practical solutions and opportunities for on-going collaboration. To achieve its goals, the project will organize two bilateral forums: a conference for stakeholders in the first year, facilitating inclusive discussions on research and policy implications; and a closed-door roundtable in the second year, encouraging frank exchange between authorities, businesses and experts. The project aims to enhance engagement with existing Chinese university partners, establish new collaborations in the Asia-Pacific region, and foster mutual understanding between authorities and businesses.

This research is funded by a research grant from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations

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