Western Australia

Overview

ACBC Western Australia (ACBC WA) is one of the most active branches with an established reptutation as a driving force behind building relationships between WA and China. ACBC WA serves as a focal point for the State’s business relations with China.

Western Australia enjoys a strong partnership with China and is thriving on a trade and investment relationship built upon the export of minerals, energy, agricultural goods and education services and Chinese investment in the Western Australian resources sector.

Western Australia accounts for over 70% of Australia’s total merchandise exports to China in 2011 and 80% of China's investment into Australia over the last five years.

With more than 100 member companies, ACBC WA has played a leading role in promoting the business relationships between Western Australia and China. WA represents a wide variety of businesses actively involved with China.

Membership includes major resources companies such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group and Woodside, through to medium and small businesses involved in Australia-China trade.

ACBC WA has early on recognised the importance of building relationships with Chinese companies operating in Western Australia, a number of which have joined ACBC WA and are represented on our Executive Committee. Chinese companies who are members include Sinosteel, CNOOC, Baosteel, CITIC Pacific Mining, and others.

ACBC WA stays abreast of the rapid developments in Australia-China relationships with an Executive Committee that brings together expertise in resources, agriculture, education and professional services. A committee structure allows the Executive Committee to specifically target needs across these various sectors of industry and trade.

ACBC WA also maintains strong ties with government at the Federal and State level, and enjoys strong working relationships with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade, the WA Department of primary Industries and Regional Developments, and the WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

ACBC WA has a strategic alliance with The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia, which is dedicated to the promotion and development of Chinese language and culture.

ACBC WA organises many events for our members each year. Our annual Chinese New Year Gala and China National Day Celebrations have become highlight events of the bilateral business community, attended by 500+ business leaders.

ACBC WA will continue its commitment to building understanding and communications, relationships, trade and investment between Western Australia and China.

Please watch our upcoming events section for exciting ACBC WA events, and click on the prospectus link to your right if you are interested in learning more.

 

Adam Handley

President, WA Branch

For more information, please contact the WA Branch:
Tel: +61 8 6189 7844
Email: acbcwa@acbc.com.au

View ACBC WA Executive Committee

View ACBC WA Membership Prospectus

ACBC WA Honorary Award Recipients: