Business Diary

Business Diary

Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair – Bangkok

September 6, 2017 to September 19, 2017

THE 2017 Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair (BGJF) at IMPACT's Challenger Halls Exhibition and Convention Centre, in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok will mark the 60th edition of the event. This year it is bringing together more than 800 leading producers, suppliers and designers showcasing in 2,100 booths.

Organised by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), the event will showcase signature products, particularly coloured gemstones, of which Thailand is a world-leading producer. Thailand is also the world’s second-largest exporter of silver jewellery.

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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:

Australia-Taiwan business relations and opportunities – Newcastle/Hunter

September 14, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Senior leaders of Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower), China Steel (CSC), Chinese Petroleum (CPC) and Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) will join leading educationalists and representatives of Taiwan’s research community and high-tech industries at the 31st annual joint meeting of the ROC-Australia Business Council and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle from September 14-17.

Discussions this year will focus on bi-lateral opportunities in resources and energy, education and tourism, smart health, financial services for aging, defence industries and advanced manufacturing, and agribusiness.

Taiwan is Australia’s 10th-largest trading partner, with 60 Taiwanese executives attending this year’s event. Inquiries to Ching-Mei Tuan, tel (61) 429 813 497, email

Australia China Business Week 2017 Melbourne, Sydney

September 20, 2017 to October 12, 2017

Dates for the 2017 Australia-China Business Week events have been changed. The Sydney event will be held from September 20-21 at the SMC Conference Centre, and the Melbourne event at the Crown Conference Centre from October 11-12.
ACBW 2017 will offer essential and timely insight into trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy, the opportunities that they provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China, and the implications for businesses operating between the two countries.