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.

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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!

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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!