Young Professionals Night

The Confucius Institute at UNSW co-organises a panel and networking night for young professionals with ACYA.

On August 24, the Confucius Institute at UNSW and ACYA (Australia China Youth Association) jointly held a networking event for young professionals. The evening featured a panel of three industry professionals, CAMP Australia CEO, Andrea Myles; Haymarket HQ General Manager, Duco Van Breemen; and UNSW Startup China Division of Enterprise Program Manager, Melissa Ran.

Each panellist shared their stories of their own career paths, as well as valuable insights into the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Andrea Myles, CEO of CAMP Australia, spoke about her millennium plan the experiences in China which led her to fall in love with the country and eventually build her Chinese-Australian venture capital firm. Duco Van Breemen, General Manager of the co-working space Haymarket HK, shared his experience of living in China for eight years and talked about the Australian government’s innovation initiatives. Program Manager at UNSW Enterprise, Melissa Ran, talked about her perspective as a Chinese person promoting Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship through her development projects.

Speaking to an audience of more than 60 students from Sydney’s four largest universities, the panellists thoughtfully engaged with students in the Q&A session. They gave in-depth responses on a range of topics, from career planning, to China-Australia commerce. The  event also gave attendees the opportunity to network, as well as interact with students from different universities, namely UNSW, University of Sydney, UTS and Macquarie University.


Speakers Andrea Myles, Melissa Ran and Duco Van Breeman.

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