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China-Australia Round Table of the East-West Philanthropy Forum was successfully held in Melbourne, Australia

:2019/07/21

On June 15, the China-Australia Round Table of the East-West Philanthropy Forum was successfully concluded in Melbourne, Australia. The conference was co-hosted by East-West Philanthropy Forum, China Global Philanthropy Institute, Philanthropy Australia and Bridging Hope Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Australian Good Gravity Society Innovation Incubator and IPIC. 



Group photo of the guests of the China-Australia Round Table of the East-West Philanthropy Forum. 


During the roundtable conference, participants from China and Australia had in-depth discussions on climate change and environmental protection, philanthropy education and child protection, artistic philanthropy and cultural protection, medical and health care and elderly care technology, and contributed to a series of joint initiatives. A consensus has been reached on the construction of "2020 East-West Philanthropy Forum · China-Australia Philanthropy Forum" and the establishment of a long-term mechanism for China-Australia philanthropy exchange in the future. At the end of the meeting, the East-West Philanthropy Forum formally signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with the Philanthropy Australia. 

East-West Philanthropy Forum formally signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with the Philanthropy Australia. 


Lu Mai, Vice Chairman of the China Development Research Foundation, He Daofeng, former Executive Director of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and Founder and Chairman of the Road Safety Foundation, Lei Yongsheng, Chairman of Laoniu Foundation, Supervisor of China Charity Alliance and Director of China Global Philanthropy Institute, Dong Ce, Secretary General and President of Beijing Qiaonyu Foundation, Xi Zhiyong, Chairman of CHERISH-YEARN, Niu Ben, President of the Laoniu Brother & Sister Foundation and Co-chairman of the IPIC, Zhang Chengcheng, Chairman of Wing Wah Charity Foundation and Vice Chairman of IPIC, Ye Zi, Secretary General of Bridging Hope Foundation (Beijing, Hong Kong), Chen Ying, Founder and COO of Good Gravity and more than 10 Chinese philanthropists and philanthropy leaders attended this conference with David Shermedin, a member of founding family of Australia's Myer, Craig Winkley, Founder of Moby's (MYOB) group, Australia's largest ERP software company, Luo Shujia, former President of McDonald's Greater China, Guy Russo, Chairman of the Onesky, Vedran Drakurich, CEO of the Gandel Philanthropy, James Nsoor, CEO of BHP Billiton Foundation; Andrew Hagrid, CEO of Mindrew Foundation; Carillo Gantner, President of Cedric Mair Foundation; and Anke Timm, Secretary General of Bridging Hope Foundation (Australia) and other 20 Australian philanthropists and philanthropy leaders. 



Wang Zhenyao, Dean of the China Global Philanthropy Institute and Secretary General of the East-West Philanthropy Forum, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of the hosts. Wang Qinghong, Director of the International Cooperation Center of the China Global Philanthropy Institute and Executive Deputy Secretary General of the East-West Philanthropy Forum, served as moderator. 


Site of the China-Australia Round Table of the East-West Philanthropy Forum 


During the pre-conference visit, under the harmonization of Zhang Rui, Cooperation Executive Director of China Global Philanthropy Institute and CEO of East-West Philanthropy Forum, and Lei Xiaocheng, Chief Representative of the Australian and New Zealand region of the IPIC, the mission visited the University of Melbourne, Myer Foundation, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, WEHI), Gandel Philanthropy, Monash University, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Climate Works Australia, Lifeline, Onesky, "Chic Management" Women's Value Promotion Studio, and more than a dozen leading Australian universities, family foundations, community foundations, and leading Australian philanthropic and philanthropic innovation project base. By means of communication and interaction, we have a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the history, present situation and future of Australian philanthropy. 


Visitors to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 



This roundtable has set a precedent for China-Australia philanthropy exchanges and cooperation. It is an important step in strategic development from China to the United States to central Europe and then to Australia after the Sino-Italian Philanthropy Forum of the East-West Philanthropy Forum, a key step in the diversification and internationalization of the East-West Philanthropy Forum, and a first landmark step in the history of philanthropic exchanges between China and Australia. This meeting has yielded fruitful results in terms of joint actions. It has set up the highest dialogue platform for direct interaction and exchange between Chinese and Australian philanthropists, and opened up a new path for the people of China and Australia to share common aspirations and a common destiny. 


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