Ready To Rebound: Business Migration

26 Aug 2020

Ready To Rebound – Session 6: Business Migration

 Friday, September 18th, 2pm (AEST)

Through Visa Subclass 132, Australia has the ability to attract high net worth entrepreneurs and business people to invest in SME businesses. On this webinar we’ll look at the opportunities created by Immigration SA’s business migration program, how SME’s can prepare and develop their trade or investment pitch, how to close and document deals, and how identify opportunities to connect with business migrants.


Sean Keenihan is the Chair of the Board at Norman Waterhouse lawyers in South Australia and has a wealth of experience gained from over 25 years of legal practice both internationally and in South Australia.  He has also chaired a range of government and non-government organisations across different industries and is a recognised leader in South Australia’s bilateral engagement with China over the last decade.

A highly competent Mandarin speaker, Sean is the current National Vice President and South Australian State President of ACBC. Sean was a co-author of South Australia’s China Engagement Strategy in 2012 and served as the SA Government’s advisor on China, providing strategic advice to the Premier, Ministers, Local Government and Industry Bodies to facilitate closer bilateral links between South Australia and China during a period of rapid growth in the bilateral economic relationship.

Phillip Grifoni is Business Migration Manager at Immigration SA and has spearheaded SA’s successful Business Migration program, currently hitting its stride as the pipeline of new immigrants starts to roll in. The program is seeing an incredible 50% of Australia’s high net worth Chinese immigrants choosing to come to South Australia.

He is an experienced immigration professional with over twelve years of participation in the State Specific Regional Migration Scheme. He has travelled to over five countries to promote South Australia as a destination for doing business. He provides onshore support to clients and is experienced in a number of areas in skilled and business program delivery. During his time the South Australian Government’s business migration program applications have increased over 2000% compared to eight years ago