Updates

Tapping into Chinese business conferences – podcast with John Grealy

Interview with John Grealy, Sales Manager Doltone House

This iconic conference and meeting venue on the waterfront at Pyrmont and in the Sydney CBD has been extending their offering to the Chinese business incentive market.

In this 20 minute podcast, find out why Aus-China organisations such as BasisPoint, Australia China Business Council, AccessCN and our own Melbourne Cup event are taking advantage of their tailored proposition to the Chinese market.

A veteran in sales, John also shares his tips on using social media and conversation triggers for building a successful business.

To listen to the interview with John on the SME Radio website here>>  or download on ITunes: SME Radio ACBC

You can also download the Doltone House brochure in Chinese here.

Flatshare in new Sydney precinct – Barangaroo South

Barangaroo South is a new commercial and residential precinct in the Sydney CBD near the entrance to Darling Harbour and a few minutes walk from Wynyard Station. Being touted as the new financial district, a bit like Canary Wharf in London, it is the home of KPMG, PwC, Westpac, BT, Gilbert & Tobin and Marsh. With Barangaroo Reserve nearby, world class restaurants and the new casino underway Barangaroo it is THE place to work, live and recreate.
World-class restaurants

My favourites are Lotus downstairs for dumplings, Banksii to enjoy a reverse martini and Thai at Muum Maam. Enjoy breakfast at Bel & Brio with their farm fresh produce and for a light lunch Bourke St Bakery or the famous Belle’s Chicken. New restaurants are opening regularly including the new rooftop bar Untied.

Check out the Street of Barangaroo website here

Boutique shopping and local services

The boutique David Jones has men’s and ladies wear and accessories, or stop in for a pedicure. Local services include the Titanium Fitness First, a medical centre, chemist and the famous Short Stop doughnuts.

Entertainment

Take in a show at the Roslyn Theatre in Walsh Bay, Lyric Theatre at The Star Casino or movie at The Dendy at Circular Quay or Gold Class in George St.

Transport hub

With the new Wynyard Walk tunnel, it is only 6 minutes to get to the train station or the heart of George Street. Wheel your suitcase and in around half an hour be at the domestic or international airport. The Barangaroo ferry terminal will be opening in the next month or so as an alternative to Circular Quay.

No need for a car with a taxi rank outside or call an Uber. The best thing is the close proximity, walking to appointments around the city, or on the weekends down to The Rocks, the Darling Harbour monthly growers markets and Sydney Fish Markets.

Local community

Regular networking events are arranged for residents which include executives, business owners, expats, retirees and young professionals. Community activities are held regularly at the Barangaroo Reserve or relax at the new Space yoga studio.

About the building

When released, Anadara and neighbouring Alexander low-rise Barangaroo waterfront apartments sold out within 3 1/2 hours. These two bedroom / two bathroom luxury apartments are fetching $3M today. There are only three other apartments on the floor. The Cloud next door boasts the $12.5M penthouse and includes our 24-hour concierge, making it easy for ordering on-line!

About this apartment

Located between Micro Coffee Alchemy and The Rabbit Hole organic tea bar, take the lift or the circular staircase to Level 1 and step into the entry foyer of this magnificent apartment.

Your room is on the left, a good size at 4.7m X 3.1m with double built-in robes. The corner window faces onto Barangaroo Avenue across from International Towers Two and Three down to Macquarie Bank which has the Good Life gym below.

You can also see The Canteen food hall across the road which is open for breakfast and lunch during the week or Old Town Hong Kong for lunch or dinner.

Yours is the stunning main bathroom so you will feel like you are in a five-star hotel! It has a large shower, deep bath and luxury fittings. A separate laundry opposite has washer and dryer or tuck the clothes stand out of sight on the balcony. The large kitchen area has an island bench, Miele appliances and all the crockery you will need for cooking at home.

The oversized dining and living area opens onto a 6-metre long balcony overlooking Darling Harbour towards Balmain. Watch the ferries go by whilst relaxing with a book or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset.

This luxury apartment is furnished with entertaining friends and business connections in mind with board/dining table for eight, double chaise lounge and big screen TV with Netflix. The apartment extends the width of the building, so you can enjoy a cross breeze or pop on the air conditioning.

Ideal housemate
  • busy professional working in Barangaroo or Sydney CBD who would love to both live and work in the city
  • a business person living interstate who is sick of staying in hotels and would like a base during the week that feels like home.
Weekly rent

Weekly rental of $600. Bring your own bed or will arrange queen size for you.  Rent payable fortnightly upfront with a two-week bond. Included are utilities and broadband Wi-Fi. There is also the option of a secure car space for additional $150.

Next step

Email a little about yourself and your lifestyle to see if sharing this idyllic location with me will be a fit. A viewing can be arranged from there, and in the meantime, photos are below.

Check-out this video of the Barangaroo precinct here.

Note the room is currently set up as a home office with desk, bookcase and a couch which extends to two singles/oversized sofa bed. Flexible to clear room for your own furniture or will arrange queen bed and side table, plus desk if required. 

Connecting Australian farmers and Chinese investors

Why Farms and Finance

Helping his Australian friends in the food sector, Adam Gregory Goern founder of Farms and Finance, saw first-hand how difficult it can be for most Australian farmers, food producers and SME agribusiness owners to access the China market. Hence the creation of the Farms and Finance platform for business introduction through storytelling.

Attending events and conferences can build valuable connections, however, Farms and Finance provides the opportunity for introductions and to have conversations all year round. This enables potential farmers and potential investors to getting to know each other, ensuring values and objectives are aligned, before even thinking about getting on a plane! Continue reading Connecting Australian farmers and Chinese investors

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 “vipstacey8”)

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

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. Continue reading Expat Advisors Community – network for professionals with internationally connected clients