The Australia Development Company, together with the Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Confucius Institute and the Australia China Business Council hosted a business luncheon on Monday 21st September 2009.
Keynote speaker was Clinton Dines who pioneered Australian business success in China and is recognised as the most senior Australian corporate figure in the region for the past two decades. He is also considered one of Australia’s top five experts on China. During his career he has held numerous senior roles and beat more than 140 applicants, including Australia’s current Prime Minister, for the top job at BHP Billiton China, which is the organisation’s largest market.
Ensuring BHP Billiton China is a good corporate citizen has been a part of Clinton’s priorities. In recognition of the plight of the Pandas, Clinton – through BHP – supports the Wolong Giant Panda reserve by sponsoring a number of pandas.