This year’s Introduction to Asian Markets and Networks Bootcamp is presented by key industry and business leaders with expertise in Asian markets and is designed to help you develop and refine your key export strategies and pitches.
Attending this Bootcamp makes you immediately eligible for future hub activities including workshops, seminars, partner events and opportunities for mentoring and marketing missions.
Haven’t attended Bootcamp before?
Already attended Bootcamp in 2020?
We encourage you to attend again as a refresher. Take this opportunity to gain more exposure to different industry employees and representatives. This year’s event also includes an exclusive online networking opportunity for hub participants.
|ACTI||Asia Market; Overview of healthcare/MedTech sector|
|MTPConnect||Life sciences sector snapshot|
|AsiaLink||Asian cultural complexities and challenges|
|Brandwood CKC||Regulatory issues for healthtech|
|FB Rice||IP considerations and strategy for Asia|
|Holding Redlich||Partnerships, contracts and due diligence|
|TUS/H+Labs||Strategic business planning considerations and funding|
|Institute for Glycomics||SME case study|
|ClearSky Genomics||SME case study|
Grant Bennett: Brandwood CKC
An internationally respected industry leader, Grant chairs both the Regulatory Affairs Expert Panel and National Advisory Council for Australian industry peak body AusMedtech. He is an adviser to the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP), supporting regulatory guidance development in pre-market assessments, labelling and UDI implementation.Grant has specialist expertise in distribution and logistics and requirements for Universal Device Identifiers (UDI) and national implementations including the Australian National Product Catalogue (NPC) controlled by the Australian National E-Health Transition Authority and the corresponding DHB National Catalogue for Healthcare in New Zealand.
Wesa was one of the key authors of a number of ground-breaking research alongside Emeritus Professor John Fitzgerald, including the Asian-Australian Diaspora in Philanthropy research commissioned by the Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation and International Cultural Engagements among Australians of Pacific Islands and Asian Descent commissioned by Australia Council of Learned Academies. She was awarded the inaugural Swinburne-Scanlon Intercultural Fellowship to Malaysia and India supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to better understand how other countries manage cultural diversity.
She was a co-founder of Resilience Against Racism to support multicultural communities, in particular Asian-Australians and contributes to social cohesion and harmony in Australia. Wesa was named as the 2020 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Austrailans (education category winner), and inductee to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2012 for her commitment to gender equality, cultural diversity and social cohesion.
Wesa is currently undertaking her PhD at Swinburne University understanding what political skills are and how people develop them. She holds a Masters in Business Management, Graduate Diploma in Law and Bachelors of Engineering and Commerce with majors in software engineering and marketing. Wesa is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and it’s a qualified teacher.
Declan McKeveney – FB Rice
Declan assists clients with the construction and ongoing management of local and international patent portfolios with an eye to adding value to his client’s businesses and ensuring alignment of their intellectual property (IP) strategy with the broader business objectives. Declan therefore spends a lot of his time preparing and filing new patent applications for local clients and managing the prosecution of the ensuing portfolio in key international jurisdictions including the U.S., Europe, China, and Japan, as well as Australia. His clients also benefit from advice around protection strategies, freedom to operate and validity issues.
Lara Gun – FB Rice
Lara’s particular strength is delivering timely, commercially focused and pragmatic advice, not only for protection of trade marks and brands, but the effective enforcement and exploitation of rights. Lara has a keen interest in the craft food and beverage sectors as well as clean green products such as industrial hemp and is an active member of a number of key organisations in these fields.
Lara contributes to the firm’s pro bono program for not-for-profit and charitable organisations and is part of our trade marks group ranked Tier 1 for trade mark prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars survey.
Carl Hinze – Holding Redlich
Carl completed his PhD in Chinese Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland. Carl’s PhD thesis examined the universal and culture-specific aspects of the Chinese concept of ‘face’. He is a recognised expert in the field of Chinese sociolinguistics and politeness research.
Carl has been a grateful recipient of three scholarships to China offered by the Australia-China Council and he previously served as a Project Officer for the Australia-China Council’s Australian Studies in China Program.
Carl’s legal practice focuses on cross-border investment, including China and US-related mergers and acquisitions. He has also represented multinational clients in complex arbitration proceedings involving protracted disputes between business partners in China and other parts of Asia.
Anthony Coles – TUS/H+Labs
Since first venturing to China in 2007, Anthony has been involved in Export, Tourism, Health, Clean Energy, Investment & Education business with China, establishing a company in China (Qingdao) in 2015.
In 2017 Anthony brokered a visit to Australia by delegates from Tsinghua University’s commercialisation arm, TusHoldings as part of a collaboration with the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, (SAHMRI) and the South Australian Government.
As an extension to this activity, Anthony established H+Lab Australia as a vehicle for further cross-border collaboration & exchange and has been hosting inbound & outbound delegations with TusHoldings’ investee companies, and the TusStar Global Innovation network. (www.tusstar.com)
TusStar provides ‘soft-landing’ market entry support for International businesses in Health, New Energy, Environment and Education, and VIP access into 100’s of Science Parks and Centres of Innovation across China, and now 10 Countries Internationally – including the new TusPark BioTech Hub within the Cambridge Science Park in the UK.
TusStar H+Lab China runs a $20M Venture Fund focussed on commercialising research & technology in Health & Wellbeing (幸福).
Anthony will introduce the Tsinghua commercialisation network and support services, along with sharing some insights into the opportunities for Australian businesses looking to commercialise in the Asia market.
Andrew Bowskill – MTPConnect
As well as his extensive networks, Andrew brings deep understanding of MTP industry and regulatory policy including R&D policy, intellectual property, trade agreements and biosimilars. Andrew has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Otago and has held a number of pharmacy roles in Queensland including Clinical Pharmacist, Adult Emergency and Medical Admissions and Planning Unit, Mater Pharmacy Services and Team Leader, Mater Private Hospital Pharmacy.
Eloise Keeffe – Institute for Glycomics
Alan Robertson – ClearSky Genomics
|Start Date:||24/03/2021 [add to calendar]|
|RSVP By:||Thursday 18th of March 2021|