ACBC QLD Annual General Meeting RSVP

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ACBC QLD invites members to take part in our Annual General Meeting and voting for the Executive Committee

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ACBC QLD Branch and ACBC Corporate level member representatives qualified to participate in the activities of the Branch are eligible to vote and to stand for election. They must be financial voting members and their names must be registered in the Register of Members maintained by the Branch.  

For this reason, we encourage all members to check that their membership is paid and that your representative details on the ACBC QLD Register are up-to-date. On a poll, every member present in person or by proxy has one vote. Please note that Associate & Student Members are non-voting members and are not able to stand for election or vote.

Nominations for the QLD Branch Committee for 2020-2021 will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday 6 October, 2020. Please email completed nomination forms to the ACBC QLD Secretariat at acbc.qld@acbc.com.au

The ACBC QLD current Branch Committee is listed below. Many of these members are expected to offer themselves for re-election.

President:                                  Stephen Abbott

Vice Presidents:                   Michael Choi, Sheldon Brady

Treasurer:                                  Johanna Roche

National Board Rep:           Michael Wadley

Executive Committee Members:

Laura Chen, Mark Couchman, Ben James, David Lyons, Brodie Paul, Steven Silvester, Nussara Smith, Bert Wu, Matthew Macdonald

Ex-Officio Members:

State Director of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Senior Representative of Austrade

Senior Representative of Trade and Investment Queensland

STANDING FOR THE BRANCH COMMITTEE

The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.  ACBC is a membership-based, non-profit organisation comprised of a National Office and Branches across Australia. Founded in 1973, ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities of Australia and China.

ACBC National body is a Company that is limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act. The organisation earns income from memberships, sponsorships and events.  ACBC QLD is a branch of the ACBC.  ACBC QLD's Committee members are not renumerated and there is no scope for reimbursement of expenses associated with the roles.

Committee members are required to be financial members of ACBC and;

Attend at least 3 meetings per year (Meetings are approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, in the middle of a business day, five times per year)

Provide advice and support the ACBC in delivering services to our Queensland members

Promote the ACBC to the Australia-China Business community and attract corporate partners/sponsors as well as new members for the organisation

Assist the ACBC CEO in securing high profile interstate and international speakers for ACBC events

Promote ACBC QLD events including attending and/or hosting corporate tables

Assist with event logistics as required

On an annual basis the President and Vice Presidents will facilitate an evaluation of the Committee’s performance.

For any clarifications regarding responsibilities of the Committee Members please contact Wen Gu CEO, ACBC QLD wen.gu@acbc.com.au

Financial accounts and reports for the financial year 2019-20 will be available at the AGM.

Any member who has any queries or wishes to clarify who their nominated representative is, please contact the ACBC QLD Secretariat via email acbc.qld@acbc.com.au or call (07) 3835 4765.

2020 AGM KEY DATES

Wednesday 23 September  - Notice of AGM, Invitation to Nominate, Proxy Details

Tuesday 6 October - Nominations and Proxy close at 5.00pm

Wednesday 21 October - RSVP your attendance for the AGM

Wednesday 28 October - AGM and Voting via Microsoft Teams from 4.00pm to 5.00pm  

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