Andrea Myles loves China. Since travelling there as a young backpacker in 2002 on her first ever adventure overseas, she’s been hooked on learning as much as she can about this fascinating country.
Since her first trip, she has gained two bilingual Masters degrees in Chinese business & culture from the University of Technology, Sydney via Yunnan Normal University & the National Political University, Taipei, has lived in China for 5+ years, worked on social enterprise programs in regional China, headed up the Australia China Business Council, lead the business delegation of then Prime Minister Gillard’s second trip to China & co-founded the Engaging China Project – a government-recognised best-practice China engagement program in Australian high schools.
She holds a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Sydney & is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs & the Sydney Leadership Program. She also co-founded the Sydney Roller Derby League.
Driven by her passion, a slight frustration of the transactional nature of the Australia-China relationship & her impatience for positive change, she co-founded the highly-successful China Australia Millennial Project to connect leading talent in both nations via a world first incubator & social change program & is its inaugural CEO.
In 2014 she was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by Westpac & the Australian Financial Review. In 2015 Andrea won a UTS Alumni Award for Excellence & was a finalist in the Emerging Entrepreneur category of the NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. She has also been nominated by Australia’s Former Foreign Minister Professor Bob Carr for a 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Award.
Andrea currently sits on the City of Sydney Chinese New Year Advisory Panel & the UTS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Industry Advisory Board.
Gavin Stewart - Marketing Director, Ashton Media
Gavin Stewart is the Marketing Director and co-founder of Ashton Media, leaders in the creation, production and marketing of highly targeted, invitation-only, executive conferences. Gavin is an expert B2B marketer with over 13 years experience delivering event audiences. Specialties include: audience development, marketing strategy, email marketing, DM, SEO, SEM, analytics, social media, creative and sales.