Expat Advisors Community – network for professionals with internationally connected clients

Stacey Martin – Strategic Connector

I believe networking is the key to success in today’s busy world, even more so in China where guanxi 关系 is the foundation for building trusted relationships.

Being interested in what clients and business partners are looking to achieve, and drawing on my financial services expertise and extensive network across Australia and Asia, it is a privilege to be able to connect relevant expertise and add value for those looking do build business relationships between China and Australia.

If you are an SME wanting to engage with China, are interested in the Significant Investor Visa migration program, or are looking for the right professional to assist with advice for international business opportunities you can contact Stacey Martin here.

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  • Collaborate – discussion forums for professionals with international clients, including accountants, lawyers, bankers, wealth managers and cultural consultants. Includes special interest groups for the Significant Investor Visa  program for migration agents, investment specialists and venture capital managers.

Check out discussion forums here.

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  • Connect – introductions to industry experts and professionals to provide advice and support for clients with cross-jurisdictional requirements

Check out community members here.

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  • Co-ordinate – for Significant Investor Visa (SIV) applicants, bringing together migration, banking, investment, tax and legal specialists to make the move to Australia as smooth as possible

Check out SIV booklet here.

Speaking

  • Communicate – coaching and mentoring  community members, facilitation  of delegations from China and conference speaking and MC at Aus-China events

Check out conference speaking here.

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  • Curate –  blog on China-related insights and articles  distributed regular community eNews and LinkedIn Group

Check out past eNews here.

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  • Co-create – strategy development, business facilitation, business matching, cultural insights and expertise on doing business with China

Check out  doing business with China here.

  • Co-operate – strategic partners include:

AAEC logoAustralia Asia Executive Center – cross-cultural network for business leaders and industry specialists pursuing expansion across Asia-Pacific

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Australian Services Roundtable – peak body for international trade agreements and mentoring services SME’s for internationalization

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AccessCN – strategic marketing and PR to help companies successfully transition into the Chinese market

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Austcham Hong Kong – the largest Australian business community outside of Australia – includes Finance, Legal and Tax group

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Basis Point – provides business intelligence and networking opportunities for participants in the investment and financial markets in Australia and Asia

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Dearin & Associates – international business consultancy accessing opportunities and capital in fast-growing international markets, expanding from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to China

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HKTDC is the organiser of the annual Asian Financial Forum

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InvestHK – assists Australian and New Zealand companies to set up in Hong Kong and promotes Hong Kong as the gateway to China

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NiHao Global – provides independent interpretation, translation, research and recruitment services on the ground in China with local business knowledge and experience.

Migration alliance logo_squareMigration Alliance – membership organisation leading the Migration advice profession through the provision of expert advice to government and consumers

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Silk Road Consulting – assists Australian SME’s to access the Chinese market and facilitates Chinese companies seeking strategic partners, as well as high net worth individuals seeing investment opportunities in Australia.

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SME Association of Australia – supports a diverse range of SMEs,  business owners and entrepreneurs from start-ups to small and medium enterprises.

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Sumo SIV – provides a flexible investment platform for Significant Investor Visa migration and a range concierge services for VIP clients.

 

think global logoThink Global Consulting – facilitates business and investment between Asia and Australia leveraging networks and relationships in both developed and emerging markets.

Check out partner events here.

Connect with Us

If you are a professional working with international clients and are interested in collaborating with like-minded and passionate individuals, you can contact Expat Advisors Community founder Stacey Martin here to enquire about becoming part of our network.

For SMEs wanting to engage with China contact us to see how our network can short-cut your journey for success.

INVITATION: Hong Kong Trust Company in Australia – breakfast Tuesday 18th October

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When visiting Hong Kong recently preparing for our delegation to the Asian Financial Forum in January 2017 I spent some time with Carolyn Bulter from The Hong Kong Trust Company. We are delighted to extend an invitation to their “Hong Kong Link: Australia and China” events – Business Opportunities for Australian Firms
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Ken Deayton, Founder & Director, Callan Anderson – Executive Director and Carolyn Butler – Director and CEO will be in Sydney 17th to 19th October and Melbourne 21st, 24th and 25th October.

This is a great opportunity to hear directly from in-market participants on how a special administrative region such as Hong Kong can help convert opportunities with the growth in mainland China into commercially viable results and get the most out of any business ventures.

The team will cover issues dealing with the regulatory constraints and compliance requirements including:

  • Capital raising structures
  • Protecting your assets through trusts and other structures
  • Ensuring the optimal on-shore and offshore structures for tax and trade efficiency

And how to build relationships with local governments, clients and industry experts.

Event Details


Date:      
Tuesday 18th October 2016

Time:      7.30am for  8.00am to 9.30am followed by networking

Venue:    Langham Hotel, 89-113 Kent St Sydney NSW 2000

RSVP:      Email: events@hongkongtrustco.com or contact Stacey Martin in Sydney on 0413 127 677

For more information, you can download the Sydney invitation and flyer “Hong Kong Link – Australia & China 2016” here.

About The Hong Kong Trust Company Group

 As a registered Trust Company in Hong Kong they provide professional trusteeship and fiduciary services, fund and private equity structures and administration and a full range of corporate, accounting and tax compliance services for individuals, family offices, intermediaries and corporations. 

These structures and services provide for the protection and administration of international wealth planning, estate management and tax efficiency and can assist with the establishment of PRC entities.

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ASR SME Mentoring Program – Smarketing: how to align sales and marketing – Wednesday 12th October

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Drawing on the Australian Services Roundtable’s 15 years of experience in enabling Australian service firms to grow nationally and internationally, the brightest stars in Australia’s SME sector are joining together to uniquely self-mentor one another in innovation, internationalisation, digitisation and growth. 

Inaugural Roundtable held in September 2016

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Guest speaker Matt Hingerty, CEO of Barton Deakin Government Relations,
shared with the group the process of government including engagement, education nd the importance of industry bodies.

Also making it easy to explain the intangible benefits of the services sector through the services sector through case studies and stories.ding relationships with government.

Read more here.

Invitation for October 2016 Roundtable

peter-strokorbThis month’s session will focus on practical steps for marketing a new service.

ASR SME Peer Mentor Peter Strohkorb will lead the discussion for consultants and business owners on the issues to consider when launching a new service to the market.

He will take the group through his step by step process before inviting a couple of attendees to share their new offerings and provide valuable tips and advice.

Peter has over 15 years business experience in both Sales and Marketing Executive roles with a range of well-known international brands.

Details

Date:         Wednesday 12th October 2016

Time:         7.30am for light breakfast with 8.00am start to 9.30am

Venue:      Sydney Stock Exchange, Level 41, 259 George St, Sydney

Cost:          Complimentary for ASR members, $150 plus GST to join the SME Mentoring Program (includes ASR membership).

To join the Mentoring Program and register for this event click below: 

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Remember to bring plenty of business cards and come prepared to introduce yourself, your services business, and if you have a new offering you would like discussed as part of the group mentoring with Peter. 

Thanks to our venue partner, the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX).

About Australian Services Roundtable

As the voice of professional services, Australian Services Roundtable aims to secure Australia’s place in the global economy. In addition to advocating free trade and bilateral agreements, ASR seeks to facilitate international services trade and investment channels.

Members include professional service industries, SMEs, and micro-multinationals across the financial sector, education, health and the environment, tourism, culture, technology and business services.

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Melbourne Cup Business Party – Tuesday 1st November

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The venue for our infamous Melbourne Cup Business Party for 2016 is the luxurious Doltone House, Hyde Park on Tuesday afternoon 1st November.

A public holiday in Melbourne, it is an Australian tradition that the rest of the nation stops to watch the race with many business and social events held around the country.

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Join us for champagne on arrival and the Doltone Chef’s Canape selection. You and your guests will then sit down for a 2-course luncheon with all- inclusive beverage package.

Guest Speaker

Shawn Yang is the founder of TAN.MA Culture Media, the first bi-lingual magazine that brings the splendour and majesty of Australian racing culture to the local Chinese community. Shawn will share with us his passion for thoroughbred racing and how thorough this initiative he is bringing together the Australian and Chinese cultures. You can read more about Shawn here.

Event Details

Date:     Tuesday 1st November, 2016
Time:      12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Venue:   Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Cost:       $185 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10

To Book:  You can book individual tickets and reserve your corporate table at the link below:

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Hosted by Migration Alliance, Expat Advisors Community,  Australia Asia Executive Center and Silk Road Consulting.

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