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 doing business in the Aus-China space.

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 international business opportunites 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 specialist 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 Asia and keynote conference speaking and MC

Check out conference speaking here.

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  • Curate –  blog on China-related events, articles and insights distributed via LinkedIn and regular member eNews

Check out past eNews here.

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

Check out  doing business with China here.

  • Co-operate – strategic partners include:


Australian Business Forum – facilitates Australian SME’s looking to engage with China. Includes the Australia China Business Week (ACBW) events coming up in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Xiamen, China.

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Australian Services Roundtable – is the voice of professional services, aiming to secure Australia’s place in the global economy

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

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Austcham Hong Kong – the Hong Kong and Macau-based Chamber is the largest Australian business community outside of Australia.

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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 with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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.

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Migration Alliance – is a membership organisation leading the Migration advice profession through the provision of expert advice to government and consumers.

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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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Succession Plus – specialist advice for small to medium business owners, to manage strategic business succession and exit planning.sumo siv

Sumo SIV – provides a flexible investment platform for Significant Investor Visa migration and a range of offering for high net worth investors.


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.

Exporting our film capabilites to China

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China’s Palace Museum

Culture is an integral part of any community and China is no different. One of the ways this can be expressed is through  films.

Movie going is expanding rapidly in China with the rise of middle-class incomes. Currently, there at 30,000 screens in China vs 39,000 in the US with 15 being built every day, included in most shopping complexes. A trip to the cinema is an annual event in China vs four times a year in the US, so there is enormous market potential. Continue reading Exporting our film capabilites to China

INVITATION: Career journeys across the generations – Monday 15th August at 5.30 pm

Generation ahead signDiversity is not just about gender, culture and ability, it’s also appreciating experiences and perspectives across the generations. This unique event hosted by the Rugby Business Network provides an insight into the careers of a father and daughter, united by a love of sport.
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Alibaba has just opened an office in Australia – good news for SMEs

alipay_scanThe Australia Week in China (AWIC) delegates that visited Alibaba’s head office in Hangzhou in April 2016 saw the announcement of an office being set up in Australia.  Global President Michael Evans and the local team including James Hudson, previous NSW CEO for Australia China Business Council, have just completed a roadshow.

Continue reading Alibaba has just opened an office in Australia – good news for SMEs