The Third Conference of the Second Presidium of ACETCA was held during 24 and 25 June 2016 in Sydney. Members of ACETCA and VIPs from Australia, China, the USA, Japan, Hong Kong (China SAR), Taiwan, Macau and other regions attended the conference.
On the evening of 24 June 2016, Mr. Joseph Lin, Honorary Chairman, hold a welcoming dinner on Showboat 2 to usher all the guests. All ACETCA members gathered together at the party. Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Mr. Jonathan O’Dea. Mr. Mark Coure and the Hon. Andrew Stoner presented certificates of appointment to 8 new members of the association. During the dinner, Honorary Chairman Joseph Lin gave a speech and wishes ACETCA all the best.
On the morning of 25 June, the Third Conference of the Second Presidium was held at the head office. The conference was hosted by Dr. Ven Tan, Standing Deputy Chairman of ACETCA. Dr. Lam Fai Yuen, Founding Chairman and Life Honorary Chairman, firstly shared his ideas about the association in the past 5 years with all and extended his gratitude to all members for their great supports. He also wishes for a bigger and brighter future for the association.
In the meeting, Dr. Amen Lee presented the report of the association during 2015 and 2016 to showcase the great results that the association achieved. He pointed out that the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival and NSW Harmony Golf Invitational Tournaments were highly emphasized by the Australian Federal Government and NSW State Government. Both of the events have huge significance in the mainstream Australian society. Meanwhile, Dr. Lee provided a blueprint of the direction and goals of the association in 2016 and 2017. He suggested continuing hosting the two events. All members of ACETCA had a round applause to agree with his plan. At the end, Dr. Lee extended his sincere gratitude to all contributed to the association in the past 5 years.
On behalf of Chairman Xue Shuihe, Mr. Xue Chaoxiong delivered a speech to provide great comments of the accomplishment of the association last year and express his expectation of the future development of the association. Honorary Chairmen, Mr. Wang Fuguan, Mr. Xue Shuihua, Mr. Xue Yeguang and the Standing Deputy Chairmen spoke about their opinions about the future development of the association as well. They all wish the association to continue the brand building events to enhance the cultural image and provide a platform for trade exchange between Australia and China. They all hope to work collectively to make the association better.
On the evening of 25 June, 2016 ACETCA Annual Gala Dinner was held at the Star Event Centre. More than 500 guests, including Australian government officials, successful business leaders and Chinese community leaders, attended the dinner. Special guests include Mr. David Coleman MP, Senator Sam Dastyari, Senator Jennifer McAllister, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Mr. Jonathan O’Dea MP, Mr. John Sidoti MP, Dr. Geoff Lee MP, Mr. Mark Coure MP, Mr. Matt Kean MP, and the Hon. Ernest Wong MLC, Acting Consul General of P.R. China, Lv Guijun and more.
2016 ACETCA Annual Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner was started with a magnificent children dance. Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Executive Chairman of ACETCA delivered an opening speech to highlight the missions of the ACECTCA to promote Sino-Australia Economic and Trade Development, promot Sino-Australia Culture and Technology Exchange, promote Sino-Australia Youth Exchange, Nurturing Young Elites, promoting Charity and Social Harmony and promoting Bilateral Relations with Australia and China through Friendship.
Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Executive Chairman of ACETCA, delivered an opening speech
Mr. Joseph Lin, Honorary Chairman of ACETCA, delivered a welcoming speech to thank all for attending the event and expressed that he was very proud to be able to contribute to the association and the friendship between Australia and China.
Mr. Joseph Lin, Honorary Chairman of ACETCA, presented a welcoming speech
Mr. David Coleman MP delivered the congratulatory message from Prime Minister of Australia at the dinner. He mentioned that the relationship between Australia and China has been strengthening recently through trade and people interactions. During the process, ACETCA had great contributions. Acting Consul General Lv Guijun gave the best wishes to the future of ACETCA. Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian, representing NSW Premier, sent her warmest congratulations to the success of the ACETCA Annual Conference at the event. Senator Sam Dastyari, Senator Jennifer McAllister, Mr. Mark Coure MP, and Clr Robert Kok delivered speeches at the event to praise the accomplishment of ACETCA achieve towards the friendship between Australia and China through the years. Also, Professor Huang Xiangmo, representing Sydney Chinese Community has stressed that ACETCA was the model amongst other community associations and sent his congratulations to the successful conference.
Mr. David Coleman MP delivered the congratulatory message from Prime Minister of Australia
Acting Consul General of People’s Republic of China in Sydney, Lv Guijun, delivered a speech
Professor Huang Xiangmo, President of ACPPRC, delivered a speech on behalf of the Chinese Community
During the gala dinner, Mr. Joseph Lin donated to support medical research for University of Technology Sydney on behalf of Lam Fai Yuen Trust and ACETCA. Dr. Amen Lee OAM and Mr. Victor Tian presented the cheque to NSW Rural Fire Service from NSW Harmony Golf Invitational Tournament.
Mr. Joseph Lin donated to support medical research for University of Technology Sydney on behalf of Lam Fai Yuen Trust and ACETCA.
In addition, Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Executive Chairman of Australia China Economics, Trade & Culture Association, signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Mr. Guo Yukun, Executive Chairman of Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce.
ACETCA signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Boby Wu, Honorary Chairman of ACETCA, received the flag to host the next Annual Conference