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Speaking Events

Since 2004 company founder Robert "Robbie" Burns has spoken at 50+ Government, trade and private conferences and public and private digital marketing events. Robbie has spoken at workshops and at industry forums in China, the EU and Australia. Robbie is a contributing editor and is also a globally published journalist (in 5 languages) on China digital marketing, and sports (outdoors and action sports) in China. Contact China Sales to book Robbie at your event.


"Food Innovation Australia Limited FIAL - delivers the federal government food & agribusiness industry growth centre for the nation, I run the commercial side for the company. I travel regularly and meet with numerous stakeholders domestically and overseas and can categorially say Robbie Burns has not only facilitated ecommerce workshops & forums nationally but has also managed to deliver entertaining and no-nonsense educational style presentations in a clear and concise manner. He is a sector expert on Chinese retail, foodservice, e-commerce, government, exports & marketing to name a few. We will continue to engage Robbie in the future for up & coming China related export events."

Mr. Rod Arenas

Director, Food Innovation Australia Limited "FIAL"


2018 Speaking Events

Speaking next at...

Event:"Future Food-FIAL Export workshop"

organiser: FIAL and PLMA

Venue: Kookaburra Room, Level 48 - MLC Centre19 Martin Place.

Date: 28th August 2018,

topic: "China Ecommerce and Food Exports"

sector: Food exports

Link: "FIAL Calendar"

Delivered speaking events and workshops

FEBRUARY

Event:"5 Steps to Sell online in China"

organiser: Australia China Business Council W.A.

Venue: Minter Ellison, Perth W.A.

Date: February 28, 2018

topic: "5 Steps to Sell online in China"

sector: W.A. Exports

web: ”Australia China Business Council”

Event:"China Payments Workshop"

organiser: South Australia China Business Council W.A.

Venue: University of South Australia.

Date: February 07, 2018

topic: "China Payments Workshop"

sector: S.A. Exports

web: ”Event Brite”

JANUARY

event: "DDBill AGM"

organiser: DDBill TEchnologies Shenzhen.

Venue: Hilton Hotel Ballroom, Shenzhen, Guangdong China.

Date: January 28, 2018

topic: "China going global"

sector: Technology

web: ”Dinpay”

2017 Speaking Events

AUGUST

Event:"Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) and FIAL Export workshop"

organiser: PLMA and FIAL

Venue: Vic. Govt. 121 Exhibition Street – Level 5 Melbourne

Date: Date 29th August 2017,

topic: "China Ecommerce and Food Exports"

sector: Food exports

Link: "FIAL Calendar"

MAY

event: "Retail Global"

date: May 24-26th. 2017

venue: Gold Coast Exhibition Center, Gold Coast

topic: "How to get paid from China"

web: "RETAIL GLOBAL"

event: "Seamless: global payments"

date: May 10-11. 2017

venue: Melbourne Exhibition Center, Melbourne/p>

topic: "Introducing Dinpay"

web: "SEAMLESS Event 2017"

MARCH

event: "Aus Industry and ECA presents China export workshop"

date: March 14, 2017

venue: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 16-32 Enterprise Street, Bundaberg.

topic: "China export workshop" covering online e-commerce platforms, payments and marketing

event: "Aus Industry and ECA presents China export workshop"

date: March 07, 2017

venue: Yellow Edge, Level 2, 9 Sydney Avenue, Barton, Canberra

topic: "China export workshop" covering online e-commerce platforms, payments and marketing

event: "Aus Industry and Philip Business Network" educational evening

date: March 07, 2017

venue: 51 Colbee Court, Philip, Canberra

topic: "China online sales platforms"

FEBRUARY

event: "Aus Industry and ECA presents China export workshop"

date: February 13, 2017

venue: Tamar Room - AusIndustry, Level 1, Cornwall Square,12 St.John St. Launceston TAS 7250

topic: "China online sales platforms"

2016 Speaking Events

OCTOBER

Event:"China payments and Export Update" with speakers Robbie Burns and Andy LIang

organiser: Dinpay

Venue: NSW Dept. Industry conference room, L47. 19 Martin Place. Sydney 2000

Date: Friday 14th October

topic: "China Ecommerce and Food Exports"

Link: "Dinpay event"

Event: The Australia China Business Council Victoria presents How to get paid from China"

organiser: ACBC Victoria

Venue: International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Date: Monday 11th October

topic: China O2O online to offline payments

Link: "ACBC website"

JUNE

Event:"FIAL commerce workshop"

organiser: FIAL

Venue: Punthill Dandenong

Date: June 30, 2016

topic: "China Ecommerce and Food Exports"

sector: Food exports

Link: "FIAL Calendar"

Event:"FIAL commerce workshop"

organiser: FIAL

Venue: Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre

Date: June 7, 2016

topic: "China Ecommerce and Food Exports"

sector: Food exports

Link: "FIAL Calendar"


MAY

Event:"FIAL commerce workshop"

organiser: FIAL

Venue: National Wine Center, Adelaide Australia

Date: May 20, 2016

topic: "China Ecommerce and Food Exports"

sector: Food exports

Link: "FIAL Calendar"


Event: "International Law Alliance AGM"

organiser: International Law Alliance

Venue: Andaz Function Center, Xintiandi, Shanghai

Date: May 12, 2016

topic: "China Ecommerce and Laws"

sector: Legal

Link: "International Law Alliance "


APRIL->

Event: "Feeding The Future"

organiser: Infant Nutrition Council of Australia

Venue: The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney

Date: April 7-8, 2016

topic: "Infant Formula: China e commerce insights"

sector: Food export

Bookings: "INC Australia presents: Feeding the Future"


MARCH->

Event: "Expert Advice: selling online in China"

organiser: Australia China Chamber (AustCham) Shanghai

Venue: Andaz Shanghai, Songshan Rd, Shanghai

Date: March 23, 2016

topic: "The benefits of e commerce with speakers from China Sales Co and Alibaba Tmall Global"

sector: China E commerce.

Bookings: "Tickets from AustCham"

Event: "China E Commerce Seminar"

organiser: Victorian Government Economic Development, Trade, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Venue: Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

Date: March 9, 2016

topic: "China E-Commerce Seminar"

sector: China Exports and e-commerce.

link: "ECODEV Vic"

2015 Speaking Events

event: "Understanding the benefits of ChAFTA"

organiser: Australian China Business Chamber, Victoria

Venue: Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong, VIC Australia

Date: November 10, 2015

topic:"The benefits of China-Australia free trade agreement"

sector: China Social Media.

web: ”Australia China Business Council”

event: "How to do Social Media in China"

organiser: Australian China Business Chamber, QLD Australia

Venue: UQ Business School, L19 Central Plaza One, Brisbane QLD

Date: October 9, 2015

topic: " How to do Social Media in China."

sector: China Social Media.

web: ”Australia China Business Council”

event: "How to do Social Media in China"

organiser: Australian China Business Chamber, Victoria, The American Chamber of Commerce and ANZ Bank.

Venue: ANZ Bank, 100 Queens St, Melbourne

Date: October 6, 2015

topic: " How to do Social Media in China."

sector: China Social Media.

event: "E-Commerce in China: a Guide for Australian Businesses"

organiser: The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

Venue: Geelong Town Hall, Geelong VIC Australia

date: Monday 14 September 2015

web: ”Australia China Business Council”

topic: " The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) 1/2 day workshop with expert panelists to launch the new Austrade guide."

sector: International Trade.

web: ”Austrade”

event: "Understanding the benefits of ChAFTA"

organiser: Australian China Business Chamber, Victoria

Venue: The Century Hotel, Traralgon, Gippsland, VIC Australia

Date: September 11, 2015

topic: "The benefits of China-Australia free trade agreement"

sector: Export and trade

event: "E-Commerce in China: a Guide for Australian Businesses"

organiser: The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

date: September 10, 2015

venue: Bendigo Center The Capitol Building, VIC Australia

topic: " The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) 1/2 day workshop with expert panelists to launch the new Austrade guide."

sector: International Trade.

web: ”Austrade”

event: "Doing Business Online with China"

organiser: The Australia China Business Council, Victoria Chamber

date: July 22 2015

venue: Hall & Willcox, Rialto Towers, Melbourne, VIC Australia

topic: " Guide to marketing, the platforms and tools and regulations for doing business in China."

sector: China SEO/SEM and Social media marketing.

web: ”Australia China Business Council”

event: "E-Commerce in China: a Guide for Australian Businesses"

organiser: The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

date: July 3, 2015

venue: Gold Coast Arts Center, Gold Coast, QLD Australia

topic:" The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Department 1/2 day workshops with Alibaba, JD, VIP, YHD and expert panelists launched the new Austrade guide."

sector: International Trade.

web: ”Austrade”

event: "E-Commerce in China: a Guide for Australian Businesses"

organiser: The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

date: July 1, 2015

venue: MLC Center, Sydney CBD, NSW Australia

topic: " The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Department (Austrade) 1/2 day workshops with Alibaba, JD, VIP, YHD and expert panelists launched the new Austrade guide."

sector: International Trade.

web: ”Austrade”

event:"E-Commerce in China: a Guide for Australian Businesses"

organiser: The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

venue: International Chamber House, Melbourne VIC Australia

topic: " The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) 1/2 day workshops with Alibaba, JD, VIP, YHD and expert panelists launched the new Austrade guide."

sector: International Trade.

web: Australian Trade Department (Austrade)

event: "Seize the Opportunity" The Australian Treasury, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and Efic"

organiser: The Australian Treasury, Ministry for Small Business, Efic and the Frankston City Council

date: April 8, 2015

venue: Frankston Civic Center, Frankston VIC Australia

topic: Learn of the benefits of recent FTA with China, Japan and Korea. Hosted by the Hon. Minister for Small Business Bruce Billison."

sector: International Trade.

web: ”Austrade”

event: "SELL: Sell for Success, presented by Commstraat and NORA"

organiser: Commstraat and NORA (Australian National Online Retailer Association)

date: February 3, 2015

venue: Crown Promenade Conference center, Melbourne.

topic:"How to start selling online to China"

web: "Online Retail Customer Experience Conference"

2014 Speaking Events

event: "The 2014 Asian Pacific Law Forum"

organisers: The Asian Pacific Law Forum

date: November 24, 2014

venue: NAB Village, Docklands., Melbourne VIC Australia

topic:"The App revolution and it's impacts for business"

web: "asianlawforum.org"

event: "Australia Post Startrack Australia China Digital Conference"

organisers: The Australian Business Forum

date: October 22, 2014

venue: Crown Casino, Melbourne

topic:"5 Steps for businesses to start selling online to China"

web: "Abf.events"

event: "The Australia China Business Council and Allens Linklaters present how to sell online to China"

date: October 9, 2014

venue: Allens Linklaters, Melbourne

topic:"How to sell online to China"

web: "Australia China Business Council"

event: "Online Retailer Conference & E-Commerce Expo."

date: 22-23 July. 2014

venue: Horden Pavillion, Sydney

topic: "Introduction and Q&A forum about Alibaba"

web: "Online Retailer Conference"

event: "Professional E-Bay Sellers Association PESA conference and expo"

date: May 28-30. 2014

venue: Gold Coast Exhibition Center, Gold Coast

topic: "How to sell online to China"

web: "PESA"

event: "Marketing Mag Business breakfast"

date: April 3. 2014venue: Arc One Gallery, Little Collins St. Melbourne VIC Australia

topic:"Understanding the Chinese Consumer"

web:"Marketing Mag"

2013 Speaking events

event: "The China Gap: bridge the digital divide"

date: October 2014

venue: Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW Australia

topic: "The 5 steps for China SEO and SEM"

web:"The China Gap"

event: Australia China Business Week Melbourne"

date: June 19. 2013

venue: Crown Casino, Melbourne VIC Australia

topic: "China internet platforms for success."

web:"Australia China Business Week"

event: Australia China Business Week Sydney

date: August 28, 2013

venue: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney.

topic:"Benefits of China SEO and SEM marketing"

web: "Australia China Business Week 2013"

2012 Speaking events

event: Australia/Canada China Chamber of Commerce "Business Breakfast" event

date: December 5, 2012

venue: The Longemont Hotel, Shanghai

topic:" Cracking the Marketing Code in China with Search Engine Optimization"

web: "Cracking the Marketing Code in China"

event: "Australia China Business Week Shanghai"

date: May 2012

venue: Shangrila Bund Hotel, Shanghai, China

topic:"The Benefits of China SEO and SEM marketing"

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