TACDC Sponsors opening of Asian/Australian Art Gallery – Zi Gallery
TACDC were sponsors of “The “Delivered Exhibition” opened on 29th July, 2011 at Zi Gallery. The Lieutenant Governor General Mr Hieu Van Le gave the opening address. The opening night attracted over 200 people who delighted in the works of Mr Victor Zhang and the other artists of the “Delivered” exhibition: Keren Seelander, Jen Trantor, Michael D’antonio, Debra Morley, Adric Kloeden, Anna Medlin, Mary Coventry, Jess Mara, Jaye Elice Allen, William Johns
TRAVIS “THE BLUES MAN” CHINA TOUR / January 1st to March 25th, 2011
Travis “The Blues Man” Taylor played several gigs in Qingdao in clubs, bars and private Government functions. The Australia China Development Company last toured Travis “the Bluesman” Taylor in China in 2008 where he performed a series of one man private shows in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. During this tour Travis also performed at the Official Australian Government Functions in Shanghai and Beijing hosted by the Premier of South Australia the Hon. Mike Rann. Mr Rann is also the National President of the Australian Labor Party. Travis is a talented and experienced musician who is a multi-instrumentalist (vocals, harmonica, guitar and keyboards) with over 20 years’ experience. He is a recording artist/producer/recording engineer and performer and has produced 12 albums of original material with various band line-ups as well as 2 solo albums.
QINGDAO IDOL / January 5th, 2011
Karyn Lanthois appeared on “Qingdao Idol / Got Talent” show for QDTV-5″ as a finalist award presenter and Judge. The show will be repeated several times in 2011.
FAHEY APPOINTED TO CCOIC / November 26th 2010
Conan Fahey (General Manager of The Australia China Development Company) has been appointed as special consultant to Qingdao CCOIC (China Chamber of International Commerce Qingdao Chamber) / Qingdao CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) at the fourth session of members congress.
CHINA MINING EXPO 2010 / 12th to 18th November 2010
Conan was a delegate on the China Mining Expo 2010 Business Mission to Tianjin and visited Beijing and Xiamen led by the Hon. Paul Holloway MP Minister for Mineral Resources Development. The program included a series of seminars about investment issues in the Australian mineral sector, mineral exploration opportunities the China Mining Gala Dinner and the South Australian Resources Investment Dinner. China Mining 2010 was held in Tianjin, China and was one of the biggest events for the Chinese resources sector, with over 3 500 delegates and more than 420 exhibitors from 55 countries.The theme for the Congress and Expo in 2010 was ‘The World and China in Mining Consolidation: Co-operation, Responsibility and Development’. The event has grown to become one of the most influential mineral exploration/extraction trade events in the world and has a critical role in bringing together influential policy makers and industry figures from China
SOLO REFLECTIONS PERFORMANCE / 15th October 2010
TACDC presented a private performance of ‘Solo Reflections” featuring award winning Chinese and Australian artists. The Hon. Chris Schacht gave a presentation about the benefits of the creative industries for international business relations. Guests were able to meet the artists and join in discussion about the arts and building cultural bridges. Following their recent performances at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo,choreographer Amanda Phillips and Artistic Director Gabriella Smart staged ‘ Solo Reflections’ with guest dance artist Jiang Fan, courtesy of Shanghai Opera. Jiang Fan was in Australia for a limited period; this was a special opportunity to see one of China’s rising stars perform with Gabriella and Amanda in a program which featured Australian and Chinese music for piano.
Conan Fahey won a CITCSA AWARD / 3rd August 2010
Conan Fahey was presented the Council for International Trade and Commerce South Australia (CITCSA) 2010 Outstanding Long-Term Contribution award.
WINE MISSION TO SHANGHAI, QINGDAO, TAIPEI / 20th – 27th June 2010
The South Australian Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED), in conjunction with TACDC and TradeStart conducted a wine market mission to Shanghai, Qingdao and Taipei. Conan was responsible for the business matching, wine show case banquets, retail visits and market briefings in Qingdao.
Quote from DTED promotional flyer : “Support is provided by the SA Government office in Adelaide, Shanghai and Jinan along with Conan Fahey of the Australia China Development Company with considerable experience in the Chinese wine market”. “The expected outcomes for the delegates is to “develop an understanding of the China and Taiwan wine markets, learning of business opportunities in China and Taiwan, develop market awareness for business and branding, opportunities to promote the delegates wines to the hospitality industry and to meet with potential importers/ distributors and develop relationships for business”.
INVESTMENT IN CHINA ROADSHOW / 18th – 28th May 2010
Conan participated in the South Australian Governments “Investment China Roadshow” visiting Jinan, Wuhan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and incorporating Shanghai World Expo May 2010. The “Roadshow” / trade mission was led by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR Governor of South Australia. The Roadshow included a series of seminars about investment, trade and migration, South Australian Showcase and SA Brilliant Blend Luncheons, a tour and cocktail party at the Australian Pavilion inside the Shanghai World Expo.
FAHEY APPOINTMENT TO DTED / MAY 2010
Conan was appointed the South Australian Governments, Department of Economic Trade and Development, China Cluster Executive Committee’s Qingdao Representative.
TACDC MEETS MR FU / FEBRUARY 2010
The TACDC Chairman The Hon. Chris Schacht and Conan were the first foreigners ever to meet privately ex Minister Mr. Fu Jie and family at Government residence Shenzhen. Mr Fu Jie was the Senior Minister of Justice: 1983 – 2008, Born 1935, 1952 Chairman of Student Council of Qingdao, 1954 Chairman of Student Council of Shanghai, 1974 Secretary to Primemister Zhou Enlai, Member of Central CCP Policy Making Team, 1983 – 2008 – Member of CCP Standing Committee.
CLINTON DINES EVENT / SEPTEMBER 2009
TACDC hosted a prestigious event featuring guest speaker Mr Dines who was the senior country executive in China for BHP/BHP Billiton.
EIGHTH NATIONAL CONGRESS AT THE GREAT HALL OF THE PEOPLE / 14th to 17th JULY 2009
On the 14th – 17th July 2009, Conan Fahey was one of the 15 delegates from Australia whom joined more than 1,100 representatives, including celebrities, senior CCP party officials, and newly returned overseas Chinese to attend the Eighth National Congress of Returned Overseas Chinese and their families. It was held in Beijing in the Great Hall of the People, Tiananmen Square. Nine members of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau – Hu Jintao, WuBangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang were present at the congress.
CHINA 2008 BUSINESS MISSION / AUGUST 2008
The 2008 China Business Mission went for 39 days and visited Qingdao, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hengdian Urumqi, Turpan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong. The TACDC trade mission also coincided with the Premier Mike Rann’s and DTEDs trade mission to China.
TRAVIS “THE BLUESMAN” TAYLOR 2008 CHINA TOUR
Travis Blind Dog Taylor aka Travis the Bluesman toured China with TACDC and performed one man shows in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Travis also performed at the Official South Australian Government Functions in Shanghai and Beijing as part of a 2008 trade mission to China led by the Premier of South Australia the Hon. Mike Rann. Planning to continue to tour South Australian artists and musicians in China / Asia.
ARMSTRONG WINES YOUTH TRADE MISSION / NOVEMBER 2008
TACDC/Armstrong Wines Youth Trade Mission 2008 to Vietnam – TACDC assisted Armstrong and Portavin in planning and preparation.
HEIBEI TV / 2008
TACDC worked on generating content for Hebei Television to promote South Australian content into China with World on Screen and Lingwood Productions.
ADELAIDE UNITED SOCCER TEAM BRIEFING / MAY 2010
TACDC briefed and hosted the Adelaide United Soccer Team and official delegation in Jinan, Shandong Province.
TACDC was a sponsor of the OzAsia Festival
On the 3rd and 4th of October 2006 TACDC successfully event managed the 2nd Qingdao Beach and Water Sports Festival, including the 1st ever Qingdao City Wide Sailing Regatta and the 1st ever Invitation Australia vs. China Beach Volleyball Cup. The Qingdao government estimated over 200,000 people attended the two days and evenings of sporting, entertainment, trade and business related activities.
As a result on the 5th October 2006, Conan received an award of recognition for increasing cooperation in trade and cultural exchange between Australia and China from Madam Zang Aimin Vice Mayor of the Qingdao Municipal Government and Administrative Vice Chairman for the Sailing Committee (Qingdao) of Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of XXIX Olympiad.
TACDC established cooperation agreements with the Douglas (Qingdao) Wines Co Ltd, Qingdao Sports Bureau, and The China Qingdao International Economic & Technical Cooperation ( Group) Co., Ltd
9th January 2005 – Conan Fahey began discussions with Ted Byrt ( DTED China Cluster Chairman) to develop a Qingdao Focus Group that will evolve in to DTED China Cluster Sports Industry Group Mr. Fahey is committee member of the South Australian Governments DTED China Cluster Sporting Industry Group and member of the South Australian DTED China Cluster.
26th June – 24th July 2005 Sailing Industry Group Delegation Sailing- Brett Young (Young Marine Services & Foils / Ausdao Management) , Brett Perry ( Sailfast Yachting Management / Ausdao Management), Richard Scotts,( F1 SAIL PRO TOUR) John Hearne,( Director, Doyle Sail makers) , Victor Kovalenko ( Olympic / Australian National Head Coach, AIS Sailing Program Head Coach, Yachting Australia) The sale of four 49er class boats by AUSDAO to Qingdao Doyle Sail makers as a direct result of TACDC and the DTED China Cluster established a sail making workshop in the Chengyang District of Qingdao.
April 2005 Sports Cluster Delegation visit to brief – Kevin Foley, Raymond Garrand, Sunny Yang, Emma Lawson, Ken Xu, Peike Zhu, Ted Byrt, Chris Schacht, Paul Finn, Bob Claxton & Brett Perry.
January 2005 DTED host Tsingtao Beach Volleyball delegation and a men’s and women’s Beach Volleyball team for its event at Glenelg beach on 9th January 2005. . Tsingtao Brewery was a major sponsor of the delegation
In 2005 TACDC was able to bring 2 sports industry related trade missions to Shandong: Deputy Premier and Minister for Industry and Trade, the Hon. Kevin Foley Sailing Industry Group Delegation and the Minister for Recreation, Sports and Racing, the Hon. Michael Wright. These visits provided successful outcomes for the DTED China Cluster Sports Industry Group by the sale of four 49er class boats by AUSDAO to Qingdao China Olympic Sailing School. As a direct result of these DTED China Cluster trademission Doyle’s Sail makers have established a high profile sail making loft in the Qingdao and provided elite level sails and services to the Beijing Olympics 2008.
1-3 December 2004, Mr. Fahey was a member of the Flinders University Executive Alumni delegation that travelled to the Australian Universities International Alumni Convention 2004 (AUIAC2004): The Bridge to Opportunities, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. http://www.auiac2004.org.hk/
1st March 2002, Conan Fahey was participant in the Flinders University Graduate Mentor program. Mentored by Mr. Darryl Treasure from the South Australian Government’s Department of Premier and Cabinet. In 2005, he mentored Chinese international students from Qingdao as part of the Flinders University Graduate Mentor Program.
Conan Fahey took part in the 3rd -17th November 2002 and 26th October – 9th November 2003, Annual outgoing trademission to Hong Kong and the PRC and while a HKABA-SA committee member regularly assisted in the hosting of incoming business delegations from the PRC and Hong Kong.