The Role of Representative Chambers in Shaping China’s Policies

Brendan Mason will be speaking on ‘The Role of Representative Chambers in Shaping China’s Policies’ at the August monthly meeting of Qingdao International Business Association, Wednesday, August 26, 7pm at InterContinental.

Brendan is the immediate past Chair of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Beijing. He established the government relations committee to provide advice to Chinese government and Australian member companies on the interpretation of Chinese policy-related matters. He is currently the CEO of a South Australian Government technology initiative called SinoSA House. SinoSA House seeks to foster technologic innovative firms and assist in their China strategy and execution.

Brendan was General Manager of Cochlear Limited, Greater China - a region that encompasses the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia - from 2007 to 2014.

In this previous role, Brendan was responsible for market development and sales, marketing, distribution, regulatory affairs and customer support for the Greater China region. He oversaw growth through drivers that included funding and reimbursement, infrastructure development and increasing consumer awareness through managing key opinion leaders and government stakeholders. Brendan joined Cochlear as Head of Global Supply, with responsibility for the flow of materials into production, sourcing new materials for R&D projects and distribution of finished goods to global customers.

Brendan has qualifications in Business Operations (Macquarie University) and an MBA (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of NSW, where he later lectured in Economics within the MBA programfor three years.

Join us August 26th at InterContinental for Qingdao’s best monthly networking event! Wine529 will present some fine wines from Germany to be tasted and on sale onsite. They will also announce their forthcoming wine festival event.

Networking begins at 6pm, with Brendan Mason’s presentation at 7pm. The full event is free to annual QIBA members, or ¥180 for guests. For more information, email

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