Founded in 1994, AustCham Shanghai is a bridge between Australian and Chinese organisations, facilitating connectivity and promoting bilateral trade between Australia and China.Â As the trading relationship has evolved beyond energy and resources to encapsulate a wide variety of sectors, AustCham Shanghai has also grown to represent businesses in every sector, from manufacturing to health and aged care, to education and financial services.The Chamber successfully links Australian organisations with Chinese counterparts and potential business partners, enhancing the trade relationship between the two countries.Â
AustCham Shanghai exists only to serve its members. Today, our Chamber brings the business community together through membership services, events, delegations, project management, representation and advocacy.The Chamber also undertakes significant fundraising efforts to support our Corporate Social Responsibility partners each year, having raised RMB 5,000,000 over the past 20 years.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AustCham Beijing) was founded in 1996 and has as its goal the advancement of the broader Australia-China business relationship through the effective representation of its 250 members. They achieve this through building connections between their members and broader stakeholders in Australia and China, delivery of effective advocacy programs and provision of information and insights through their business events and online platform.
All AustCham Beijing events have a strong industry focus. They release White Papers and industry specific position papers throughout the year, an important medium for communicating member priorities. The Chamber regularly engages with government and other key stakeholders on issues of concern to members, and actively contributes to the public debate.
One of AustCham Beijingâ€™s top priorities is to invest in future business leaders. They run unique programs for students of Australian universities and recent graduates which provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring and cultural training.Â
HONG KONG & MACAU
The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau (AustCham Hong Kong and Macau) was found in 1987 and it represents the largest business community outside of Australia and is the second largest international chamber in Hong Kong.
Over the past 26 years AustCham has grown to over 1,500 corporate members and now represents more than 500 Australian and local companies and a community of about 80,000. In 2006 AustCham established the Chamber in the Macau SAR, where there are over 2,000 Australians living and working, as well as significant Australian business interests.
AustCham Members are senior representatives from the major Australian companies in Hong Kong, as well as a blend of local and international businesses; and Australian executives in other companies. Members represent all the major industries â€“ banking, legal, accounting, IT and financial services, construction and infrastructure, hospitality, tourism, trading and manufacturing.