CSL Welcomes China Entrepreneur Club Delegation

CSL Welcomes China Entrepreneur Club Delegation

Melbourne, Australia — 04/12/2014

CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) today welcomed a delegation from the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC), the premier business leader platform in China, to their Broadmeadows site in Melbourne. The visit provided an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and explore collaborative opportunities. 

Professor John Shine AO, Chairman of CSL, together with other members of CSL’s senior management team, hosted the delegation which was led by Mr. Ma Weihua, Executive Chairman of the CEC and former President of China Merchants Bank. 

The program included a number of discussions focused on the overall development of the biopharmaceutical industry, with particular focus on the importance of scientific, clinical and technical innovation in the plasma products sector. CSL shared insights on its R&D strategy and the latest significant developments in biotherapy treatments. 

Professor John Shine said: “We are honoured to have hosted this distinguished delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs from the CEC at our plasma manufacturing site here in Australia. With the imminent completion of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and China, our nations can continue to build on opportunities for growth and investment, particularly in healthcare. To this end, the delegation visit by the CEC is an excellent forum to help foster greater understanding and cooperation between Chinese and Australian businesses across a range of different sectors.” 

CSL Behring has been in China since 1997 and is now the leading supplier of imported albumin, a life-saving product derived from human plasma which is used in treating burns and restoring blood volume after trauma or surgery. 

“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to meet with a leading global provider of innovative treatments for people with rare and serious diseases and understand their advanced technologies. We hope this visit will help to open up communication between CSL and more Chinese entrepreneurs and lay the foundation for potential investment and collaborative opportunities in the future,” said Ma Weihua, Head of the CEC Delegation. 

About China Entrepreneur Club 
The China Entrepreneur Club is the premier business leader platform in China. Established by 31 of China’s most influential entrepreneurs, economists and diplomats in 2006, the CEC is a hub for Chinese entrepreneurial exchange, cooperation, and international collaboration. As a private non-profit organization, the CEC is committed to nurturing entrepreneurship and business integrity, while paving the future of sustainable economic and social development. CEC members represent the first generation of modern Chinese entrepreneurs. Members and member companies are proud to signify commercial success while abiding by the rules and regulations of the market economy. 

CEC members continue to set the example for sustainable competitiveness by actively engaging in public welfare initiatives and endorsing corporate social responsibility. CEC member companies are economic powerhouses, with 46 dynamic companies earning a total annual gross income of over two trillion Yuan. 

The CEC mission and vision represent a set of core values for club members, employees and affiliates to live by. These values are the backbone of club activity, from International Visits and Member Company Visits, to the Chinese Entrepreneur Global Education and Daonong Gala. Additional, the Green Company Alliance and the China Green Companies Summit exhibit a relentless pursuit of building sustainable, transparent green companies in China.


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Sharon McHale
Senior Director Public Affairs
CSL Limited
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Email: sharon.mchale@csl.com.au

David Cai
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Email: cait@danong.com

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