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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

HKTDC_logo for affHong Kong Trade and Development Council – helps Hong Kong’s SMEs connect with business clients and partners around the world.

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


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


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.

Stacey, do you know any Chinese investors who would be interested in my business?

There is a huge amount of wealth in China looking for diversification opportunities. Meanwhile, many businesses in Australia are seeking expansion capital to meet the demand for Australian products, particularly in the food and agricultural sector.

But how do these businesses meet suitable investors they want to work with, particularly those that can provide access to new markets and distribution? Continue reading Stacey, do you know any Chinese investors who would be interested in my business?

How to capture your insights: tips for event goers

SIV audienceDo you go to lots of events? Hear great ideas but then can’t remember or don’t put into action?

These days it is not uncommon to see audience members on their devices during a speech. We used to think that was rude, but I love the anecdote of the speaker that called out an audience member who was actually tweeting how amazing the speaker was!

So how can you make sure you get value out of all this great content to benefit your business? Continue reading How to capture your insights: tips for event goers

Helping Australian businesses in China – insights from AustCham Shanghai

Stacey Martin welcomes guest to ASR SME event at CBA.
Stacey Martin, ASR BDM welcomes guests to SME peer mentoring event – February 2017.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) is the peak body for Australian business in China.  CEO Udo Doring from AustCham Shanghai spoke in Sydney recently providing his personal views on how business is going from insights working with their 400 members.

There has been some talk that China is slowing down, however the view from on the ground is that AustCham member companies are mostly trading well and optimistic about the future. Continue reading Helping Australian businesses in China – insights from AustCham Shanghai

Sunday a working day in China – would never happen in Australia!


I arrived in Shanghai yesterday on Saturday 20th January 2017 to attend the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) Shanghai Australia Day Roast 2017, my second Aussie celebration coming from the AustCham Hong Kong Australian Day Lunch at the Island Shangri-La on Friday.

Australia Day_ShanghaiThe afternoon in Shanghai at the Kadadu Restaurant was fantastic with the local expat community coming together to mark Australia’s national day with an Aussie BBQ and Pavlova competition. Continue reading Sunday a working day in China – would never happen in Australia!