The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai) was founded in 1994 and works on behalf of 420 members including 330 corporates represented by more than 2000+ card-carrying employees. The Chamber strengthens Australia-China business, government and community relationships and promotes Australia as a creative and reliable provider of innovative, high quality business solutions.
Members can choose from 120 AustCham Shanghai events per year which attract over 10,000 attendees in total, providing a formidable base for professional and personal networking.
AustCham Shanghai runs an active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and annually donates to nominated charitable organisations operating within China.
As well, the Chamber provides client services through its AustCham Shanghai Industry Association Representation (ASIAR) program including: business networking, relationship management, delegation management, and project coordination.Â
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.