PATRICK STRINGER has been appointed the new Victorian Commissioner to Greater China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and is based in Shanghai. Patrick has formerly worked for Austrade as a Senior Trade Commissioner to Vietnam and has some 25 years experience in senior management and marketing related roles in the private sector. Patrick replaces Charles Brent who was based in Shanghai for three years and recently returned to Australia.
Paul Kenny is no stranger to expos having first worked at Brisbane’s World Expo in 1988 on the NSW pavilion and then later at the Australian pavilions in Hanover in 2000 and Aichi in 2005 as the Managing Director of Jack Morton Worldwide. He spoke to Sophie Loras about his expo experience.
The results of last year’s Global Warming Summit in Copenhagen created a media frenzy in which the western press blamed China for aligning itself with the world’s third world countries and then requesting equal recognition and compensation in respect to China’s reduction of its level of green house gas emissions, writes Carl Jetter.
Acclaimed Australian wine writer Jeremy Oliver celebrates his 25th year in the business with the first book purpose-written to educate the emerging Chinese market about wine and to encourage them to try Australian wine first. Published in simplified Chinese, Enjoying Wine with Jeremy is a handsomely illustrated and informally written book packed with information about the enjoyment of wine before presenting tasting notes, labels and ratings of 290 Australian wines currently available in the Chinese market.
James Greer has recently been appointed the China Manager for CBD Energy, a Sydney-based Renewable Energy Company. CBD Energy is looking to establish a Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence between Australia and China to conduct further R & D and to manufacture their graphite storage block technology. James has been in China for four years and is currently a Director of the China – Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.