China World Trade Center, Beijing
The 3rd annual China Overseas Investment Fair (Fair) was held on 8th and 9th November. The Fair is the largest event of its kind in China and aims to promote overseas investment by PRC entities as well as to provide a platform for officials, investors and professionals to network regarding outbound investments from China. More than 1,100 Chinese enterprises and governmental agencies attended the Fair.
TransAsia assisted the Fair's host, the China Overseas Investment Association under the NDRC (Association), to co-organize a forum entitled "Investing in Australian and Canadian Listed Companies: A New Path for Resources/Property Acquisitions in Africa" with Freehills, Torys, Ernst & Young, BMO Capital Markets and Government Relations Australia Asia.
The seminar focused on investments into Africa via ASX and TSX listed companies, key aspects of M&A transactions involving African assets, regulatory and legal issues, and tax considerations relating to investments in Australia. It was attended by over 100 SOEs delegates, government representatives and other industry players. Speakers included: