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Advisory Board Centre and AustCham Shanghai Announce Dates for 2019 Engage China Trade Mission

Program designed to unlock opportunities with Australia’s largest services export market

The Advisory Board Centre has confirmed the dates for the 2019 Engage China Trade Mission.  The Engage China Trade Mission will be held from 26th May – 31st May and will include site visits and business meetings in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai.  Delegates will also attend the prestigious Australia China Business Awards in Hong Kong and may extend their visit to take part in the AFL Premiership game between Port Adelaide and St Kilda at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai.

The 2019 Engage China Trade Mission follows on from the successful 2018 Trade Mission to Beijing and Shanghai, led by the Advisory Board Centre and facilitated by the Senior Executive team at AustCham Shanghai.

Louise Broekman, Founder and CEO of the Advisory Board Centre, organised the Engage China Trade Mission to meet the practical needs of business owners exploring opportunities in Chinese import/export markets.

Broekman said, "Leading the 2018 Trade Mission was a privilege as we were able to gain access to local executives and businesses who openly shared their experiences, connections and guidance on how to best maximise the opportunities China.  Delegates from the program were overwhelmingly positive about their experience.  The Trade Mission has substantially informed their future China strategy with some already operating in market as a direct result of the program and connections.   The 2019 program has been specifically designed to provide a practical pathway for businesses and advisors to make informed decisions about their entry into China or to positively increase their current exposure."

The Engage China Trade Mission follows on from recent positive news regarding business opportunities in China including a significant rise in Australia’s services exports.  According to a recent media release from Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment,  China remained Australia's largest services export market, valued at $16.9 billion, an increase of 17 per cent on 2016-17. 

"Our services industries whether it be education, telecommunications or professional and financial services continue to enjoy strong growth and this is good news for the thousands of small businesses across Australia who operate within these sectors,” Minister Birmingham said.

The Advisory Board Centre has partnered with AustCham Shanghai, International Leaders and the Australia China Business Council for the Trade Mission to support access to more businesses and advisors to attend.

Applications to attend the Engage China Trade Mission are now open.  For full program details and application information, visit https://www.advisoryboardcentre.com.au/engagechina/.