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Issue 77, August 2016



ACAA 热点新闻


2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards




Last Chance for Nominations!


Deadline is Today!







Over the past 7 years more than 500 alumni have been nominated, 350 of whom were shortlisted, and more than 50 have gone on to win an ACAA award.


These inspiring alumni stories continue to encourage the alumni community throughout China. 


You can nominate yourself to be considered for an award or nominate someone else you know! 


Please read the guideline & criteria carefully before nominating, and contact the ACAA team via if you have any further questions.


Confirmed Judging Panel:


Ms Julie-Anne Nichols

Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade Guangzhou


Ms Maree Ringland

Councillor of Public Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Mr Kevin Li

President of the ACAA South China Committee


Mr Darren Burns

President, Weber Shandwick China

2015 Winner of the Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement 


Ms Cheng Lei - Anchor of CCTV-News

2014 Winner of the Australia China Alumni Award for ICT and New Media


Confirmed Sponsors:





Presentation Dinner


 Distinguished Guest: 


Australian Ambassador to China

Ms Jan Adams


 Date: Saturday 19th November 2016


 Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm


 Location: Guangzhou


 Venue: TBA





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Upcoming Events



La Trobe University

2016 Alumni Seminars

Shanghai: Sunday 11th September

Location: East China Normal University


Beijing: Monday 12th September

Location: JW Marriott Beijing Central


Hong Kong: Saturday 17th September

Location: Cordis Hotel




Griffith University

2016 Alumni Networking Events



           Hong Kong: Saturday 17th September 

Location: Hotel ICON


Guangzhou: Monday 19th September 

Location: Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel



Monash University

Alumni reception



Shanghai: Saturday 22nd October 

Location: 5 The Bund



View the ACAA 2016 Event Calendar


August Greetings

ACAA 八月祝语

While August is usually one of those quieter periods in the year, we still see a lot going on with our alumni engagement. ACAA is still providing guidance and opportunities for our alumni to learn and grow in China.


The nominations for the 2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards will close on 31st August.


This is the last chance for all alumni to nominate yourself or a fellow alumnus.


ACAA Connect is a vital platform for alumni to find important information about jobs and career development as well as to share stories of studying overseas or coming back to China.


In August, ACAA's mentor program will be launched on ACAA Connect which will help you find an appropriate mentor or mentee. 


This month the ACAA supported the University of Canberra's China Chapter Launch in Guangzhou and AustCham's Career Fair 2016 in Shanghai.



Save the Date


19th November 2016



The 8th Australia China Alumni Awards


See you in Guangzhou!



Best Wishes!


The ACAA Team 



Alumni Profile


Dr. Geng Haixin


UTS Alumna



Dr. Geng Haixin was one of the representatives of Guangdong Provincial Government who attended the inaugural Sino-American Seminar on Economy and Technology Corporations in 1988, which was also attended by Dr. Henry Kissinger and the senior management of 12 global 500 corporations.


He also played a major role in the construction process of over 20 large-scale infrastructure projects in China. Through financing arrangement, in 1994, Dr. Geng helped a Shenzhen-based private power plant company valued 5 million RMB at that time develop into a sizeable enterprise with 2.5 billion RMB in assets within 5 years.


Between 1998 and 2000, Dr. Geng cooperated with the Guangzhou Agricultural Administration (aka GZFDG co. Ltd.) and worked out plans to import Australian-qualified cattle, which illustrated Dr. Geng’s foresight and opened the China market for this sector's exports.


In March 2001, he began his further study as a post-graduate studnet at the University of Technology, Sydney in order to combine his 32 years of work experience with advanced administrative theories and best practice.


He is now the Assistant President of the Board of MEBO International Group and the CEO of the Guangzhou branch company. At the same time, Dr. Geng serves as the investment advisor for a number of city mayors across China.


Do you know alumni who you think should be profiled?


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Alumni Watch



Mr. Jack Chen


University of Technology, Sydney & University of New South Wales alumnus



Mr Chen is now based in Shenzhen and has recently started his new job as a Consultant/Co-founder for M&J Consulting.


His new role involves providing consulting services for developers or individuals to establish hotels or serviced apartments. He also provides various consulting services including service enhancement, project upgrade and rebranding,  and operations for different kinds of commercial projects.


Previously Mr Chen worked for Estay Group and The Ascott Group across various functions and has more than 15 years of extensive experience in hospitality management. Mr Chen holds a Masters degree in Tourism Management from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelors degree in Commerce, Information system and Accounting from the University of New South Wales. 


You or your alumni friend has recently changed jobs? Share about it with us. 


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