19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT)

The 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) was an incredible event, to which the Australian Business Forum team (http://abf.events) and Mr Ray Evans did a terrific job organizing one of the two Australian pavilions –

A special thanks to Kate Ritchie, Yao Cheng and the team at http://www.chincommunications.com.au for their help in getting our print material and video translations done – they were exceptional value.

During the CIFIT it was our great pleasure to meet with Mr Jeoven Wong, Director General of the CIFIT / Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs –

During the event we attended several presentations and match making, though for ourselves as B2B service providers primarily supporting English language businesses, some of the biggest benefit was joining and learning from the group of Australians pioneering their enterprises into Asia;


Aside from the inter-country antics, high level diplomats and investment meetings, I was very pleased to see wobble-boards and vitamix’s being given the high energy Mandarin sales treatment, along with a host of super high tech gadgets, transport and hydroponic soil-less gardening tech, including kids boxing robots that stood themselves up when fallen over in any direction and the like.

Marian and I look forward to developing relationships with the wonderful people and companies we met, as well as returning to the 2017 CIFIT to further https://bravocharlie.tv ‘s support of Australian companies heading north into Asia.


This is one of the best Chocolatiers in the land and definitely someone you should visit (3/296 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy – entry via Johnston street)

2011 Awarded Australian Champions Assorted chocolate range
2010 Melbourne Best Hot Chocolate – Herald Sun
2010 Best Chocolate Macaron – NGV The Age Epicure
2010 Best Easter range – Herald Sun

When the data shows thousands of people have spent over two minutes on the website, Facebook content has been seen by three times that amount and the company came up in Google by an even greater factor in a 2 year period, we consider our job to have been done well;

A good yarn – books and resources for life and business

I would venture that Life, the Universe and Everything can be found in two texts: Maps to Ecstasy – The Healing Power of Movement and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

These two books should enable you to take stock of your place in the world, what role your family and friends play, how you perceive and react to situation. Additionally, how to discover the vocation that really inspires you, whilst exploring with the fortitude of a modern warrior, male or female. These principles are universal and will integrate with your own religious outlook.

Hydrogen and transport

These are ‘on demand’ hydrogen producers that electrolyse water in a unit the size of a small bar fridge, mounted to the rear of a long-haul cab chassis.

When fractional amounts of Hydrogen are combined with the diesel burned in a combustion engine, fuel efficiency gains of up to 10.47% and emission reductions of 39.53% in a b-double truck have been independently verified by similar Canadian technology.

Melbourne Bike Share

It’s Melbourne’s turn to experience the convenience of a public bike system. Bike sharing is an alternative means of urban transport that is both healthy and versatile. Melbourne Bike Share is a convenient way to make a short trip in the city. Simply purchase a subscription that suits you, take a bike when you need it and then return it to one of the 50 bike stations throughout the city.

Operated by the RACV and an initiative of the Victorian Government.