Hills Chamber connects with AustCham Shanghai and ACBC

29 April 2019

International trade opportunities in China

Following the recent formation of the Cultural Inclusiveness Committee, the Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce has started to form strategic relationships with other global chambers and business councils, paving the way for more local businesses to expand into foreign markets.

Representing the Hills Chamber earlier this month, Craig Shim (Chair of the Cultural Inclusivity Committee) met with Jack Brady, CEO & Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai and Wen Gu, CEO of the Australia China Business Council Queensland Branch (ACBC) in conjunction with the launch of the 2019 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey.

When sharing the positive results of the Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey, Jack Brady said that “as the peak body for Australian business in China, we are proud to support Australia-China businesses. Whether your business is looking to enter the China market or increase investment, please reach out.”

Commenting on this invitation, Craig Shim says

“Understanding the business mindset is essential for doing business in China. So, these relationships with partner organisations such as AustCham Shanghai and ACBC are invaluable for gaining first-hand insights into how Brisbane businesses can expand into new Asian markets.”

How you can benefit.

Hills Chamber members can now connect directly with these partner organisations by clicking on these links:

Alternatively, contact Craig Shim for an introduction.

For insights into Australian businesses investing in China, download the 2019 Westpac Australia-China Business Sentiment Survey by clicking here.

Why the Hills Chamber is involved.

Engaging with other international chambers aligns with the scope of the new Cultural Inclusivity Committee. Part of this scope includes:

  • Develop apolitical, positive relationships and communications with all levels of government, with the broader community, and with other chambers of commerce both in Australia and internationally.
  • Develop greater capabilities for the Chamber to access international markets.

To find out more, or if you’re interested in joining the Committee, please contact Craig Shim.

Craig Shim

Craig Shim is the Founder of Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists - a consultancy specialising in cross-cultural communication and business skills, Craig is President of the Chamber and Chair of the Cultural Inclusiveness and Olympics Legacy Committee.

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