South Australia showed a long term commitment to building economic and cultural ties with the Shandong region during SA Business month in China.

ACDC & Business SA’s China month began in April at Qingdao’s International Fashion Week, continuing on in May to SIAL Food & WIne Expo in Shanghai, and the 2nd Shandong South Australian Cooperation and Development Forum and Premiers Mission in Shandong Province and Shanghai. What were the learnings and outcomes? What are the next steps?

A panel of recent delegates on the 2nd Shandong South Australian Cooperation and Development Forum and Premiers Mission will answer questions and share their experience, successes and challenges.

Date Monday 29th June 2015
Time 4.00 – 6.00pm
Venue Business SA, 136 Greenhill Road, Unley
Cost Free of charge for Business SA members, non-members $20 (GST Inclusive)
RSVP Please RSVP by Monday 29th June 2015
MC / host of the panel: Andrew Hunter, General manager of the Power Community Limited, former senior international adviser to Premier Jay Weatherill and now manager of the club’s China strategy. Andrew led a team of volleyballers on the ACDC Qingdao Sister City mission in August 2014.

Nigel McBride – CEO, Business SA
The Hon. Chris Schacht – Chairman, ACDC
Frank Li – General Manager of 31Jiu, a premium beer import and distribution business based in Shanghai. 31Jiu distribute their products to 20 regions across the mainland.
Karyn Lanthois – International Marketing Manager, ACDC

Nigel McBride, the Hon. Chris Schacht, Frank Li, Adelaide City Councillor David Slama and Todd Miller – Trade Adviser, Tradestart at the Australian Trade Commission.

South Australia Business Month in China Debrief

  • Business SA and ACDC were on the ground in China from 19th April – 6th June strengthening their ties in Shanghai and Shandong.
  • 2nd Shandong South Australian Cooperation and Development Forum and Premiers Mission travelling with the delegation to Jinan, Qingdao and Shanghai to promote economic opportunities in South Australia. The Premiers mission was the largest trade and investment delegation in South Australia’s history.
  • Business SA signed a MoU with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).
    ACDC and Business SA have a MoU in relation to the strengthening of the South Australia-Shandong relationship particularly through the city of Qingdao.
  • During SA Business Month in China, ACDC provided briefings and services in China to BusinessSA, BrandSA, EventsSA and the City of Adelaide.

Business SA and ACDC will be offering a return outbound delegation to Shandong and Shanghai in August 2015.

The Australia China Development Company continues to strengthen relationships between South Australia and Shandong

Mission Highlights include:

  • ACDC facilitated a MoU signed between Business SA and China’s Number 1 Hypermarket RT-Mart
  • ACDC signed a memorandum of understanding with Unimedia to connect Australia to the heart of the consumer via large-scale LED color screens throughout China. Unimedia LED colour super screens are located in affluent China cities placed exclusively above RT-Mart’s which is China’s No. 1 Hypermarket
  • SIAL – Asia’s biggest Food & Wine Show. We enjoyed a week of sampling from the worlds plate at SIAL 6-9 May in Shanghai. FoodSA gathered all Australian companies under one ‘Australia Unlimited’ banner.
  • Cristine Tridente opened Qingdao Fashion Week and met Angelica Cheung ( Editor of China Vogue Magazine).
  • ACDC International Marketing Assistant Roman Davas-Fahey was one of 130 young innovators participating in  China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP), bringing together leaders from Australia and China to tackle global challenges and create solutions. Roman was the youngest delegate and the only representative from South Australia on the Future of Tourism Thinktank.
  • Continuing collaboration with 57 Films to promote South Australia to China.