The 5th anniversary of the China-Australia Free Trade (ChAFTA) was celebrated in style last night at Sydney’s iconic Town Hall. The gala event was attended by the minister who entered Australia into the agreement – the Hon. Andrew Robb, former Minister for Trade and Investment.
It’s worth noting that while countries such as the US and Canada are yet to secure Free Trade Agreements with China, the world’s second largest economy, Australia and China are already in their 5th year of the historic signing.
Other dignitaries who attended the special occasion included the Hon. Philip Ruddock (former Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs), Dame Marie Bashir (former Governor of NSW), the Hon. Damien Tudehope (Minister for Finance and Small Business), the Hon. Dr Helen Sham-Ho (first elected Chinese Australian Member of Parliament and Hon. Jim Harrowell (NSW Special Envoy for China).
The organisation that put the event together, Australia-China Future Forum (ACFF), bestowed special recognition on ACY Securities for its contribution to the finance industry, with the former Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon. Andrew Robb presenting the ACY Securities Co-founder Jimmy Ye with a certificate of recognition.
Mr Ye said he was honoured to receive formal recognition from Mr Robb and that the minister’s legacy will have a long-lasting positive impact for Australian companies for many years to come.
Mr Ye also took part in an on-stage panel discussion with Andrew Robb, Helen Sham-Ho, Jim Harrowell and the CEO of Huawei Australia, Mr Hudson Liu and talked about the role of finance and technology in Australia’s economy as well as the provision of ASIC’s Innovation Hub.
NSW Finance and Small Business Minister, the Hon Damien Tudehope congratulated ACY Securities on the excellent job it was doing as a fintech company, reinforcing the comments he made a few weeks ago at the ACY Securities 8th anniversary gala dinner.
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