South Australia

Opening up a $4 billion opportunity

Here in South Australia, our relationship with the China market is in very exciting times.

China's rapidly expanding middle class with a growing appetite for premium goods is creating unprecedented demand for SA's clean, green exports.

Chinese visitors to SA are on the rise, with students, tourists and business migrants bringing China to our doorstep and the potential for business in the billions of dollars.

In fact, in the next three years it is estimated that the China market will inject an additional $4 billion into SA's economy, principally in agribusiness, tourism, education and property, but also spilling out into other key South Australian industries.

SA's China-engaged community is uniquely connected. Whether we are talking about agribusiness, food and wine, tourism, education or ageing well, opportunities arising in one sector soon spill into another. In this ecosystem there is much to be gained.

Membership of the Australia China Business Council is about joining a collective force of companies and organisations who believe in the opportunities and potential of the SA/China market.

I warmly invite you to become a member of ACBC South Australia and look forward to working with you.


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Sean Keenihan

President, South Australia Branch

Lisa O'Donoghue

Chief Executive Officer, South Australia Branch

For more information, please contact the South Australia Branch:

Level 15, 45 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: +61 8 8210 1252
Fax: +61 8 8210 1234


2019 Executive Committee

  • Sean Keenihan (Norman Waterhouse), President
  • James Young (Colliers), Vice President & South Australian Representative
  • Ryan Gu (NAB), Vice President
  • Jim Gouskos (Pitcher Partners), Treasurer
  • Jo Podoliak (RDAMR)
  • Karyn Kent (Study Adelaide)
  • Marcus Lojszczyk (PwC)
  • Jeremy Rees (Minter Ellison)
  • Peter Graves (City of Charles Sturt)
  • Simon Olesen (Deloitte)
  • Jing Cao (CLCA)
  • Martin Ding (EY)
  • Leonie McKeon
  • Sanja Jovanovic (Australian Medical Travel)
  • Rui Li (One Development)