Suspended: Wednesday Networking Event with Ms Carol McDowall
PSA: This event has been cancelled and may be rescheduled to a later date. The website will be updated constantly. Please refer to the president’s message accordingly:
In view of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the ever-changing landscapes, the Western Australian Chinese Chamber of Commerce and it’s Council Members decided to take the following actions till further notice :
– Suspense all scheduled events
– The Chamber’s office at 1304 Hay Street, West Perth will be closed to all visitors unless it has prior arrangements and meets strict guidelines. Jia Lin will continue to work normal hours at this point of time and can be contacted via phone.
We will continue to monitor the situation and government policy announcements and keep all updated via our E-News.
On behalf of the Chamber, I would like to convey our deepest sympathy for those and their families that directly impacted by this crisis.
As you all are aware, we recently raise funds to send much needed medical and healthcare products to various cities in China to help to curtail the virus. It is now time for the Chamber to look at ways we can assist in our own community. We hope to announce it via our E-News soon.
We are confident that we can all work together to lessen the impact of the crisis to family and business in the coming months.
President of WA Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday Networking is a platform for members and non-members to meet other like-minded people, providing the chance to create relationship.
Topic: Citizen Diplomacy
Have you ever heard of Sister Cities and wondered what that meant? Our guest speaker, Carol McDowall, looks after Bunbury’s three sister and friendship cities which are located in China, Japan and Vietnam. She will share her experience of engaging with the local Bunbury community to develop a program that is mutually beneficial for Bunbury residents and their friends in their Sister and Friendship cities through encouraging citizen diplomacy.
Carol has had a varied career which started with her obtaining her degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in Hotel & Restaurant Management. She has worked in hospitality and hospitality real estate in Saipan, Vietnam, the US and Australia before transitioning to commercial property as part of Macquarie Bank’s Property team. Since leaving Macquarie in 2009, Carol undertook many consulting projects for her own company, McDowall Consulting, before joining the City of Bunbury in 2016 as their Senior International Engagement Officer.