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PRESS RELEASE: New opportunity for China business

21 March 2016

Thursday 17 March 2016

Sydney firms are being offered a unique opportunity to tap into business opportunities in China’s economic powerhouse Guangzhou and join a delegation visiting the southern city to mark the 30 anniversary of the sister city relationship.

The Australia China Business Council will be leading up to 100 Sydney-based businesses as part of the event to Guangzhou from May 31 to June 3.  The business summit is part of a four-day event that will showcase Sydney’s businesses, universities and leading cultural organisations.

ACBC NSW CEO, James Hudson, said it was an opportunity for both established businesses and start-ups looking to build trade and investment ties with Guangzhou.

“Businesses can leverage the long-standing sister-city relationship between Guangzhou and Sydney and use this unique connection with China’s third largest city that is a key transport and trading port.”

“With our event partner, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Province, and support from the Guangzhou Municipal Government through the City of Sydney, delegates will have opportunities to connect with Chinese companies through a business-matching program,” the CEO said.

The businesses will take part in a Guangzhou-Sydney Business Summit, themed Green, Global and Connected and take advantage of networking and business building events.

ACBC is one of five partners selected to be part of the anniversary celebrations in Guangzhou that has been organised by the City of Sydney. It joins the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney and the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

The program of events will include a business conference, orchestra performance, arts project, workshops and an alumni event for graduates.