Doing Business with China

Farms and Finance – business introductions through stories

Why Farms and Finance

With a venture capital background in Asia, Farms and Finance founder Adam Goern appreciates how difficult it can be for smaller Australian farmers to find the right strategic partner from China.

Attending events and conferences can build valuable connections, however, the Farms and Finance platform provides the opportunity for introductions and have conversations all year round. Getting to know a potential partner and ensuring values and objectives are aligned before even thinking about getting on a plane!

Who is the platform for?
  • Farmers and project owners can put their story on-line
  • Professional advisors can use as an additional channel to attract investors
  • Investors can view opportunities and receive regular updates
  • Intermediaries can forward their own or other projects to their connections via email or social media including Chinas WeChat platform.
How it works

Step 1 – Story Exchange – list your story with your business vision, how you plan to bring that to life and who would be an ideal partner
Step 2 – Question and Answer – start a conversation on-line via the chat room
Step 3 – Identity Exchange – get formally introduced via the Relationship Manager

Next Step

Contact Us to discuss getting your story on-line as a farmer, food supplier, investor or intermediary. We can also support you with a range of services.

To find our more why the platform was developed and listen to a podcast with Adam Goern click here.

Chinese migration, investment and integration – 3 May event

Chinese integration and investment in Australia is the focus of the next BasisPoint Significant Investor Visa (SIV) event. It provides a leadership platform for the Chinese-Australian sector to discuss Chinese investments and integration in Australia.

Guest speakers will share insights on:

  • The impact of recent Chinese SIV, high-net-worth and business migrants on investment and consumption in Australia
  • How future generations of Chinese-Australians will evolve and participate in Australian society
  • Assimilation within Australia as Australia engages further with Asia
  • Lessons for recent Chinese migrants from European migrant success stories.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2107

Time: 12 pm to 2.45 pm including networking time

Venue: Doltone House, 161 Elizabeth St, Hyde Park, Sydney

RSVP: BasisPoint here

Cost: $180 per head (discount code “staceyvip8”)

For sponsor tables contact me on 0413 127 677 or stacey.martin@expatadvisorscommunity.com.au for details.

Listen to Cynthia Dearin share her Middle-East experience and why China now?

Having worked as a diplomat and management consultant in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Cynthia Dearin, author of Camels, Sheiks and Billionaires, shares some amazing experiences from living and working in Cairo, Iran and Qatar. 

Today Cynthia runs Dearin Associates helping SME’s enter fast-growing markets and has, following demand from clients, extended her offering to the China market. Continue reading Listen to Cynthia Dearin share her Middle-East experience and why China now?

Insights from 2017 Future Asia Business Summit – City of Sydney

More than 350 industry and government leaders congregated at Sydney Town Hall for the summit which had an emphasis on strengthening Sydney’s economic relations in Asia.  Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce platform recently launched in Australia, and the focus was on how Sydney businesses can engage with consumers, navigate regulatory challenges associated with operating in foreign markets and the influence of Sydney’s global city status.

Continue reading Insights from 2017 Future Asia Business Summit – City of Sydney

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?