ACDC were on hand to expand networks and grow relationships at the opening of the Shanghai Mart OZ showroom. In attendance was the Hon. Leon Bignell, ACDC Chairman the Hon. Chris Schacht, Business SA Chief Executive Nigel McBride, General Manager Conan Fahey and International Marketing Manager Karyn Lanthois.

The Showroom in ShanghaiMart is led by Paula Martin (NSW chamber senior manager and chief organiser of the showroom) and Showroom Manager Xiao-Ya Wei. (China Country Manager), Chairman Chris Schacht says the showroom “offers a meaningful and significant in roads into the China market”.

ACDC looks forward to assisting the Showroom through its co-operation with Business SA.

The Australia China Development Company (ACDC) and Business SA have strengthened their ties in Shanghai and Shandong. Chief executive, Nigel McBride recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Business SA and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). ACDC and Business SA have a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the strengthening of the South Australia-Shandong relationship particularly through the city of Qingdao. Business SA is South Australia’s peak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In 2011, ACDC General Manager Conan Fahey was appointed as the special consultant to the Qingdao CCOIC (Qingdao China Chamber of International Commerce) at the fourth session of the directors and members congress. Qingdao CCPIT, also known as China Chamber of International Commerce, Qingdao Chamber, is a premier agency affiliated to Qingdao Municipal Government responsible for the promotion of foreign investment into Qingdao. Conan represents Australia as one of 12 international executives instated to improve economic trade and bilateral communications.