Business Diary

Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum, Taipei

September 28, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Held concurrently with the Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017 and Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017, the event is being positioned as a one-stop international B2B trading platform, showcasing innovative, eco-friendly and sustainability technology which can help  increase agriculture production yields.
Participants include members of the Taiwan Environmental Manufactures Association, Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association, Taiwan Agriculture Machinery Manufacturers Association and Taiwan Veterinary Medicine & Health Industry Association.
To book exhibition space or for more information, contact Sophia Lu at UBM Asia Taiwan Branch on (886-2) 2738 3898, fax (886-2)2738 4886 or email   Visit )


Australian Mission to Belt & Rail, Hong Kong

September 10, 2017 to September 13, 2017

The Hong Kong - Australia Business Association and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council are jointly organising an Australian Mission to Hong Kong from September 10-13 for the Belt and Road Conference.

Updated information on the Belt and Road initiative is available at the HKTDC Belt and Road portal

Pre-registration for this mission is necessary. Contact Bonnie Shek, Director, Australia & New Zealand at the HKTDC office in Sydney on (61 2) 8986-2802 or email:

Understanding Malaysian culture: A workshop for SMEs – Melbourne

May 6, 2017

Many business ventures into Malaysia have been cut short by cross-cultural blunders ranging from language, etiquette, non-verbal communication and indifference to local customs and norms, sometimes with devastating financial consequences.

This workshop focusses on practical information and advice on living and working in Malaysia, explaining the underlying elements that shape Malaysian culture inside and outside the workplace. The programme covers three core areas - Communication, Etiquette, and Organisational Hierarchy.

Time: to, Saturday May 6. Venue:  MATRADE offices, 432 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Cost: $240 including Malaysian lunch and refreshment breaks. Email  Chris Lonergan at or call (61 3) 9909-7456.