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CGSB Business Leaders Forum: Australia-China Innovation - Where are the Opportunities?

The Curtin University Graduate School of Business (CGSB) Alumni Chapter has the pleasure of inviting you to attend a Business Leaders Forum exploring Australia-China Innovation – Where are the Opportunities? on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

During his talk, Kent will outline where he sees the opportunities for Australian and Chinese companies in co-investing and commercialising technological innovations emerging from both countries. Kent will highlight some of the areas where interesting technologies and innovations are currently occurring or are being sought in China. He will also explore the challenges and opportunities facing Australian businesses and entrepreneurs and provide some insights into how to address them.

We hope you can join us to gain some interesting insights from Kent Matla and to network with fellow CGSB alumni, students and staff.

Event details

DATE Wednesday 28 June 2017
TIME 5.30 - 7pm

Curtin Graduate School of Business (Function Room)
78 Murray St
Perth WA 6000

TICKET Complimentary
RSVP By Monday 26 June 2017


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About the speaker

Kent holds an MBA from Curtin and is the Founder and Managing Director of Triangle Capital Partners.  He has 25 years’ China business and investment experience, 21 years of which was in-country, where he worked, built, and grew businesses. Since 1998, he has advised over 200 international companies on how to enter and do business in China across many industry sectors.

Kent currently is an Executive Director of Virtual Curtain China Limited, which is commercialising a CSIRO wastewater treatment technology in China.  Between 2004 and 2014, he was Managing Director and CEO of GNS China, a boutique corporate advisory and investment banking firm based in Beijing.

Kent has held various roles with not-for-profit organisations, including 13 years as a Director of AustCham Beijing (Deputy/Vice Chairman, Treasurer); Vice Chairman/Treasurer of the Global Mining Association of China (Beijing) [2012-2014]; Founding Director of the China International Alternative Investment Association (Beijing) [2009-2011]; and is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Australia China Business Council (Western Australia Branch).