Thank you Warwick, and good morning to you all.
I’d first like to thank the Minister for State Development, the Honourable Ian Macdonald for his remarks.
I’d also like to acknowledge Lord Mayor Clover Moore, MP for her vision in hosting this event; and His Excellency Shaofang Qiu, Consul-General of the People's Republic of China in Sydney and Shiqiang Wu, Chairman, China Chamber of Commerce who are also with us today.
We are all here today as part of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Celebrations.
This year of course is the Year of the Rat.