Premier of South Australia Stephen Marshall gives support
On 29th October 2018 at Chinatown Plaza, Adelaide, Keith Thomas, CEO of Port Adelaide Football Club officially announced details of the 2019 Shanghai game. Premier of South Australia, Stephen Marshall and Hon Jing Lee, MLC were present at the announcement to add support to the game.
St. Kilda football club have agreed to play in Shanghai, so with passionate fans willing to travel to support their teams, we should be in for an exciting match.
June 2 Adelaide Arena, Shanghai Plan to come and join in.
The Meaning of Guanxi
Wines by Geoff Hardy has grown is export business significantly over the last 5 years - discovering international connections are easy to make if you're not xenophobic.
Port Adelaide Football Club Making History in Shanghai 2018
Second successful AFL game in Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium, 19th May 2018, Shanghai, China
What a thrill to be in Shanghai with the Port Adelaide Football Club in May. A great day of football and friendship between our countries. Plan to come and join us in 2019!
In Shanghai with Sam Morris Tee Lee Travel
Joining Micromet and Zack Wang for the football
Port Adelaide Football Club face the Gold Coast Suns Shanghai
With The University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions Adelaide Arena Jiangwan Stadium
With Adam Thompson Partnership Manager China Engagement PAFC
Congratulations to Mr Zack Wang, KaiLai Capital and Micromet
Congratulations to Mr Zack Wang of KaiLai Capital and Micromet on the signing of a Memorandum of Intent at the Business to Business event hosted by the Port Adelaide Football Club in Shanghai China on 18th May 2018.
The South Australian Premier, The Hon Steven Marshall and the Federal Minister for Trade and Investment The Hon Steven Ciobo were present to witness the signing. It was the South Australian Premier's first overseas trip since taking office which made the event even more meaningful.
How exciting to be part of the beginnings of a friendship and expression of intent for this collaboration. Two wonderful families, a bond of friendship, understanding and intention to work together on a significant water technology project born in Adelaide South Australia. All brought together through the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China visits Adelaide
Australia China Business Council event 20th October, 2017
The Australia China Council (SA) hosted a morning with the Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China Ms Jan Adams. Her Excellency played a significant role as Chief Negotiator overseeing the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreements with China. The Ambassador gave an insightful talk updating us on current events in China, and highlighting our good relationship with China and how the Free Trade Agreement sets Australia apart through the Air Services Agreement, the most liberal China has ever provided, through Education opportunities, online visa arrangements and the tourism opportunities that it helps to facilitate. The Ambassador also spoke about agreements between Chinese authorities and Australian Federal Police to work cooperatively to counteract drug trafficking.
A panel discussion followed Her Excellency's speech which also provided updates and nuggets of information to provide us with an optimistic outlook for Australian engagement with China and the economic benefits through a variety of opportunities awaiting local South Australian businesses.
Panel members, Keith Thomas, CEO of the Port Adelaide Football Club and Brett Hill, Director of Marketing for the South Australian Tourism Commission joined the Ambassador in providing positive recent case studies of successful engagement with China in the arenas of sports diplomacy and tourism respectively. As always, the President of ACBC (SA), Sean Keenihan provided just the right questions and comments flavoured with his inimitable subtle humour as he thoughtfully guided the panel discussion.
Sean identified two vital components for the 'step change' in South Australia's growing engagement with China... Direct flights from China to Adelaide, which are on the increase, and the bold progressive initiative of the Port Adelaide Football Club in taking the AFL to China and in doing so opening up a new platform for South Australian businesses wanting to do business in China.
Welcome to Inbound Chinese delegation 2017
An inbound delegation from China is currently in Adelaide to do business with local companies. Importers, distributors and buyers from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Jinan and Shanghai will be in South Australia from 6 - 9 September, 2017, to source some of our amazing clean and green products available for export including premium food, wine, meat, seafood and consumer goods. A group from Shandong Province came earlier and you will find them at the Shandong Pavilion of the Royal Adelaide Show displaying products, artwork and demonstrating some very special skills which have been passed down through generations in their province.
A warm welcome to our Chinese friends and all the very best to South Australian producers and winemakers.
It was a thrill to visit visitors from our Sister State, Shandong and to meet up with companies from our Sister City, Qingdao.
HKABA (SA Chapter) 16th Annual Business Awards Winner 2017
What an incredible surprise and honour to be awarded Winner - Judges High Commendation on Friday night at the HKABA (Hong Kong Australia Business Association) Awards Dinner at the Adelaide Town Hall. It was so exciting to be a finalist and a honour to have the Governor of South Australia present our awards but to then be announced the Winner 'Judges High Commendation' Award was just amazing!
Congratulations to my fellow award winners for your excellence in business and for all you do to promote business between the two homes that I love so dearly! South Australia and HKSAR/China. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
The awards celebrate excellent in business between South Australia and HKSAR/China and the Annual Gala Dinner is an event not to be missed - a gala dinner in true exciting Hong Kong style!
My deepest thanks to all who have supported me from the very outset of this business venture.
Hong Kong's 20 Year Anniversary of the 1997 Handover
Thoughts are with the people of Hong Kong SAR today as you enter into a new era at this historic landmark. at the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR.
What an amazing vibrant city you have created through a cooperative long term effort of hard work and tenacity. People from the world over enjoy your city, your people and the amazing experiences and opportunities that you continually provide through tourism, education, financial services, culture and the arts. Thank you Hong Kong!
Adelaide City Council Mission to Sister City, Qingdao May 2017
Many thanks to the Lord Mayor of Adelaide for his amazing support and interest in Adelaide City businesses on the May 2017 business mission to Qingdao and Yantai ,Shandong Province, China.
Great win for Port Adelaide Football Club Shanghai
Words can't describe how exciting it was to be in Shanghai on 14th May, 2017 for this historic event seeing Port Adelaide Football Club and the Gold Coast Suns play the first ever AFL (Australian Football League) match for points in China. Wonderful new relationships have been made between South Australia and China and it was thrilling to see so many AFL fans converge on Shanghai to enjoy both the match and this vibrant historic and progressive city.
Congratulations to Port Adelaide Power for a great win and for leading the way in this bold initiative.
Port Adelaide Football Club historic game in Shanghai, China - 14th May, 2017 Coming soon!
On Sunday 14th May, 2017 the Port Adelaide Football Club will play the first AFL (Australian Football League) game in China. This historic event will be in held in Shanghai. Port Power will play against the Gold Coast Suns. Thousands of Port Adelaide Football Club fans are travelling to Shanghai to be part of this amazing game of AFL on Chinese soil.
Intercultural Tailored Solutions is proud to be a member of the Port Adelaide Football Club ... China Power Club ... delivering cultural training and enthusiastic support in this bold and exciting initiative. It's getting close and very exciting.
PAFC players and coaches show amazing potential with their Mandarin! They made an impressive start to beginners' Mandarin during our cultural workshop focused on preparing for China last week. Go the Power!
Happy Lunar New Year
Happy Lunar New Year!
All the best for the coming year and may you experience great success in your business ventures.
Best wishes to you, your family and those dear to you. I hope you will be blessed with much joy as we enter a new year of opportunity.
China Southern Airlines direct flight to Adelaide arrives on 13th December, 2016
A new wave of Cantonese speaking visitors is coming
On 13th December, 2016 at 9:30 am China Southern Airlines Flight 663, the first direct flight from Guangzhou will arrive in Adelaide. This is very exciting news for South Australia tourism wine and hospitality sectors and the state is getting geared up to provide a warm welcome to this new influx of Cantonese speaking visitors from Southern China.
The announcement was made earlier this year and those in tourism and hospitality have been busily preparing since. Chinese tourists love our natural green and clean environment and are great shoppers. They surely will shop up big which gives South Australian businesses a great opportunity to see South Australian products filling bags and flying back to China at the end of our visitor's time in this wonderful travel destination.
Speaking Chinese is a big help but cultural intelligence is essential says Rowan Callick, The Australian China Correspondent, Beijing. Agreed! And it is absolutely essential to have a sense of Chinese history and culture and of trends to be a successful player, as he points out.
Cultural intelligence is far more than local knowledge and experience even though this knowledge is indispensable. Culturally intelligent leadership is crucial and the need to be culturally intelligent extends to each member of the board room.
Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a globally recognised way of assessing and improving effectiveness for culturally diverse environments. CQ offers leaders an overall repertoire and perspective that can be applied to a myriad of cultural situations. CQ is rooted in rigorous research conducted by scholars around the world and is absolutely vital in order to be China-ready, to be prepared to negotiate the complexities of this ancient culture where life and business are conducted in a different way to Australia and where cultural value preferences can often be far from similar.