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Social Networking Events China: 18th-29th November



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November Aussie Drinks



Cost: 60 RMB (members) 120 RMB (non-members)

No RSVP required, contact Holly Hong for more information


We are heading to Andaz’s Xuan Bar at the heart of Xintiandi for November Aussie Drinks! Join us and catch up with old mates, meet new friends and enjoy a few drinks with the Australian community. Admission includes one free drink, and the first 50 guests will be offered a 2nd drink sponsored by PRP Solutions.

Xuan Bar, Andaz Xintiandi, 88 Songshan Road


Finance for Non-Finance Executives



Cost: 2000 RMB (member) 2500 RMB (non-member)

Contact Jane Xia to RSVP.


This one-day course is designed to help non-finance executives learn about key financial fundamentals. From understanding the role of finance in an organisation to analysing financial performance or writing budgets, the course will enable participants to better understand the financial implications of their managerial decisions and to work effectively alongside financial specialists.

Anken Warehouse, Office 2E, 668 Huai’An Road (near Xi Suhzou Road)

8:30-10:00 (registration starts at 8:00)

Cross-Border Dispute Management



Cost: 180 RMB (members) 280 RMB (non-members)

Click here to RSVP or contact Holly Hong for more information.


With the growth in trade, investment, and cross-border transactions comes more associated risks in dealing with cross-border legal regulations and commercial dealings. Join us for an interesting discussion on learning the steps and tips to managing cross-border disputes in foreign transactions. Our speakers’ presentations will be followed by an open Q&A discussion.

Anken Warehouse, 668 Huai’An Road (near Xi Suzhou Road)


Learn About Common SME Challenges in China



Cost: 200 RMB (members) 300 RMB (non-members)

Click here to RSVP or contact Holly Hong with any questions.


AustCham Shanghai and SwissCham Shanghai invite you to a half-day SME Seminar which will discuss some of the most important topics and challenges that foreign SMEs face in China, including:

Importation to China procedure for both FTA and non-FTA products

Salary benchmark and HR selections for SMEs

Importance of the company chop

Security of your company know-how

Sofitel Hyland Shanghai, 505 East Nanjing Road




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Final Mentor Walk



Register here.


Capital M will again host the final mentor walk for 2016. It might be the last one but it is usually the largest one too!  It is also time to give back to the community and a 100 RMB donation will be collected at the door for Educating Girls in Rural China.

Capital M on Qianmen Walking Street (just sound of Tian’anmen Square)


November Aussie Drinks



Cost: Free (members) 50 RMB (non-members)

No RSVP Required


Join us on Friday the 25th of November at Swissotel Beijing. Come join us in style at one of the most famous and prestigious hotels and enjoy discounted beer, wine, canapés as well as great company on the night.



Glass of Wine ( White or Red ) : 30 RMB

Local Beer : 25 RMB net per bottle

Soft drinks & Juices : 20 RMB

Cocktails: 50RMB per drink


Free Canapés are included:

Vegetable crudities with cocktail dip & grissino

Mini Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onion

Lime Marinated Chicken Skewers served with Avocado

Chocolate Éclair

Seasonal Carved Fruit Selection

Venue: Swissotel Beijing (北京港澳中心瑞士酒店)

Address: 2 Chaoyangmen N St, Dongcheng, Beijing  (朝阳门北大街 2 号)



Essential Skills: Impromptu Speaking



Cost: 2,000 RMB (members) 2,500 RMB (non-members)

Course will be conducted in Chinese

Register here by November 18, 2016


Course Objective

Cultivate impromptu speech ability for the learners

Learn how to respond to thorny problems in speech

How to offer knowledge points off the cuff in the shortest time

Conclude comprehensive speech key points with divergent thinking

Deftly apply “crisis speech skills”


Target Audience

This course applies to any professional businesspeople needing to answer challenging questions in meetings, reporting and exhibition speeches. It will help you solve problems with divergent thinking on the basis of quick problem-understanding, and give you the skills to make impromptu speeches.


Program Outline

Module 1: Thinking Basis of Impromptu Speech

1    Features and limits of vertical thinking model

2   Influence on mentality from vertical thinking when facing challenging problems

3   [endif]Methods of overcoming the limits of vertical thinking

4  Internal logic of speech materials in vertical thinking

5   Logic in linear thinking

6   Time response in linear thinking logic (speaking speed in impromptu speech)

7   Language techniques to overcome slow speaking


Module 2: Application of Parallel Thinking Model in Impromptu Speech

•   Concept of parallel thinking model

•   Application of “Synchronicity Model” in crisis speech

•   Use parallel thinking model to provide “logically-correct answer” in a short time

•   Implication and applying skills of “logically-correct answer”

•   Application of logical validity in speech material designing


Module 3: How to Cultivate Divergent Thinking

•   Comprehensive application of divergent thinking and knowledge

•   Features of divergent thinking (depth balancing of vertical thinking and parallel thinking)

•   Accumulation of impromptu speech knowledge

•   How to rapidly blend the information with the actual scene (skills and methods)

•   Application of divergent thinking in speech draft designing

•   Horizontal design of speech draft

•   Accurately handling the depth of knowledge in speech draft

•   Designing rules from shallow to deep in speech draft


Module 4: Practical Operating Skills in Speech

•   Key points in confident speech

•   Tones control in confident speech

•   Speed variation in confident speech

•   Board walking and standing position in confident speech

•   Gestures and eye-contact in confident speech

•   Key points in convincing speech

•   Changes of voice and rhythm in convincing speech

•   Sensational factors in convincing speech

•   Stage performance in convincing speech

•   Perfect combination of body language, pronunciation and intonation in convincing speech

AmCham China Conference Center

The Office Park, Tower AB, 6th Floor

No. 10 Jintongxi Road

北京市金桐西路10号 远洋光华国际 AB座6层
Beijing, Chaoyang District, China




Annual Holiday Party & Holiday Activity



Cost: 180 RMB (members) and 220 RMB (non-members)

RSVP here or email [email protected]


It’s time to celebrate the end of another GREAT year at Viva with the Board, Members and Guests.


Please plan to join us on November 29, 2016 for lots of cheer, to meet a few new people, catch up with old friends and of course to toast another year.


Back by popular demand is our sugar cookie decorating activity.  In 2015, we brought back the childhood tradition of decorating sugar cookies which proved to be a huge (and delicious) success!  Viva will provide the cookies, icing, colours and decorations and you can take home your creations to share with others.

Lily’s American Diner (Xindonglu Location)




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Australia China Alumni Awards Presentation



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 [email protected] if you have any further questions.

Sofitel Sunrich Guangzhou

988 Guangzhou Middle Ave, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510620

Guangzhou, Guangzhou 510620 China

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