Conan has been regularly residing in Qingdao, Shadong Province, China over 12 years. The June/July 2004 edition of South Australia’s In Business magazine observed that “Conan Fahey is an appropriate point man for South Australia in China. Familiar with local ways of life and business, he is part of the critical interface between very different cultures” and in the In Business October/November 2004 issue he was described as “an old China hand”.
Conan has facilitated millions of dollars’ worth of trade and raised the profile of South Australia and in the Province of Shandong and Qingdao in South Australia and has received awards from the Beijing Olympic Committee and the Qingdao Government in recognition of these benefits.
Conan has demonstrated a strong track-record of export success to Asia and for the promotion of South Australia to international markets in both a professional capacity and through years of actively building wide networks.