HCH Australia BioForum

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The HCH Australia BioForum is part of the 14th HCH Conference, which will be held in Wuhan, China. Video links will be established between the BioForum in Melbourne and the main Conference in Wuhan.

HCH Conference is jointly hosted by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Hubei Provincial Government and Wuhan Municipal Government. It has been successfully held for thirteen consecutive years since 2001 and has attracted thousands of participants from China and around world. It is one of the largest hi-tech innovation and business development conferences in China. This year a satellite BioForum of the HCH will be proudly co-organized by the Australian Chinese Association for Biomedical Sciences (ACABS) in Melbourne. This is the first satellite conference of HCH that has ever been held outside of China.

Increase in living standard and health care reform in China has brought tremendous opportunities for the biotech companies in Australia. Judicial enforcement of IP rights in China has been improved in recent years, which provides better environment for Australian company entering Chinese market. Chinese government has engineered the appropriate mechanisms for the growth of the biotech sector, in particular the private equity funds in contributing to the R&D, innovation and commercialisation projects. HCH Conference will provide an unique opportunity to understand these changes in the biotech industry in China and help us to identify the potential areas with business opportunities. In addition, the biotech companies in Victoria will gain access to profiles of Chinese biotech companies which participate the HCH Conference. Potential collaboration and partnership could be developed through this joining event.

HCH Australia BioForum Program

Time:            24 June 2014, 10:00-15:00 (Beijing Time 08:00-13:00)

Venue:          Investment Centre Victoria, Level 46, 55 Collins St, Melbourne

Theme:         Bio-technology innovation and investment

09:45-10:00    Registration

10:00-10:10    Welcome address by ACABS

10:10-10:30    Forum opening by Hubei Provincial Overseas Chinese Affairs

10:30-11:00    Presentation about Wuhan Biolake

11:00-11:30    Video-link – HCH Conference Opening in Wuhan

11:30-11:45    Video-link – HCH Australia BioForum

11:45-12:00    Video-link – Profile of Biolake, Agreement signing ceremony

12:05-12:20    Keynote speaker from Australia

12:30-13:30    Lunch

13:30-14:30    Project roadshow in Australia

14:30-15:00    Refreshment and networking


The following guests will be attending the opening ceremony in Wuhan, China (via video-link to Melbourne) and deliver speeches:

Hongzhong Li, Secretary of Party Committee, Hubei Province

Guosheng Wang, Governor of Hubei Province

Yuanping Qiu, Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, the State Council of China

The Consul-General of Chinese Consulate in Melbourne will attend the HCH Australia BioForum.

Please register your attendance here