Recognised by China's Ministry of Commerce as one of the top 10 most notable highlights of Australia-China Bilateral Economic Collaboration in 2016.

Build Awareness

Identify projects priority and criteria

Determine Capability

Establish Engagement Mechanism

A rare opportunity to hear from China’s policy makers and business leaders on their vision for OBOR, and for Australian companies to explore commercial linkages and opportunities to participate in major infrastructure projects globally. Outstanding access to the ‘right’ people and organisations to better understand the vision and intent behind OBOR, and to build connections for future engagement.

Mr Scott Gardiner  |   Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

This Delegation is valuable for our organisation to understand Chinese Companies’ development preference in Australia, and provide us the senior platform to communicate and find potential cooperation opportunities.

Ms Belinda Zhao  |   Director of China, National Australia Bank Limited

I was very impressed with the seniority of executives of Chinese participants. An excellent information gathering and high level business network for a few days.

Mr. Tim Dillon  |   the Victorian Commissioner to China

A valuable trip and worth the investment. Meeting mix was very good and very professionally organised. We saw some big hitters and my sense of having a good delegation leader is important.

Mr Andrew Rosengren  |   Group Executive of Orica Limited

The ACBRI delegation was the first commercial delegation from Australia to China focusing on the Belt and Road initiative. The delegation was extremely well organised. The three-day program provided me with great opportunities to meet high profile Chinese government officials who are responsible for driving and shaping up the Belt and Road initiative, financial institutions who are participating the funding of Belt and Road projects and senior executives from Chinese companies who are actively involved in the initiative. The delegation also provides a great platform for like-minded Australian companies to gain practical insights and have ongoing discussion on the impact and opportunities the Belt and road initiative brings to Australian participants.

Mr Jason Qi  |   Director of China and Head of Client Insights, ANZ Bank

Parties involved in delegation


Leader of the delegation
Hon. Andrew Robb AO

Government of Australia
Observers from Australian Embassy in Beijing and Austrade
Government of China
Ministry of Commerce,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
National Development and Reform Commission,
Ministry of Finance,
Bureau of Commerce,
Shandong Government

Industry Body
Industry Body of Australia
Business Council of Australia,
Infrastructure Partnership Australia
Industry Body of China
China Council for Promotion of International Trade,
China Wealth Management 50 Forum,
China International National Contractors Association

Financial Professional Service
Financial Professional Service of Australia
King & Wood Mallesons,
Macquarie Bank,
Minter Ellison,
Financial Professional Service of China
Silk Road Funds,
China Development Bank,
Asian Development Bank,
The Export-Import Bank of China,
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China,
Construction Bank of China,
China Investment Corporation,
China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd,
Taikang Asset Management,
China Life,
Huarong Asset Management

Engineering Construction Energy Infrastructure
Engineering Construction Energy Infrastructure of Australia
BHP Billiton,
Norman Disney & Young,
Worley Parsons
Engineering Construction Energy Infrastructure of China
China Railway Group Limited,
China Road and Bridge Corporation,
China Communications Construction Company Limited,
Landbridge Group,
China Guodian Corporation,
China Poly Group,
COSCO Sea port, Ltd,
National Aviation Fuel,
China Merchants Group,
Zhongmei Engineering Group Ltd,
Jiangxi Qinglong Group Co., Ltd,
China National Petroleum Corporation,
China three gorges Corporation,
China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd,
China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd,
China Energy Engineering Co., Ltd.

Academic of Australia
Academic of China
Renming University,
T20 experts network,
Tsinghua University,
Institute of Social Studies,
University of Science and Technology,
China Academy of New-supply side Economics,
Counsellor of State Council

Next action

Working with Governments and Delegates to establish the Australia-China Belt and Road opportunity pipeline.