EST. 2018

The Shanghai Chapter of South Australia Club International is supported by one of the South Australian Government’s Trade and Investment offices.

Co-located in the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) at the Consulate-General in Shanghai and headed by Ms Xiaoya Wei, Country Director, China – South Australia, the new office facilitates business opportunities between South Australia and the Greater China region.

Since opening the Trade and Investment office in November 2018, the office has engaged with businesses in varies sectors, exploring linkages and opportunities for our regions to work together.

South Australia’s relationship with China is culturally rich and commercially focused, it is underpinned by our 33-year sister-state relationship with Shandong Province where we are committed to progressing this relationship further through our existing Jinan office and the newly established South Australian Trade and Investment office in Shanghai.

The office provides a number of services, including:

  • Facilitating Greater China foreign direct investment into South Australia
  • Providing market knowledge, advice and connections across Greater China to assist South Australian organisations and exporters
  • Facilitating Greater China migration to South Australia through skilled, business, tourist and student migration programs
  • Managing the South Australia Club International Shanghai Chapter to facilitate investment opportunities and provide a platform for South Australian exporters
  • Supporting expatriate South Australians in Greater China and where appropriate, mobilising South Australians in support of the state’s development objectives
  • Many services are offered free of charge, including the highly regarded Soft Landings program, which comprises a day of bespoke meetings with specialists in Australian property, legal, tax, recruitment and finance issues.

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Ms Xiaoya Wei joined the South Australian Government in November 2018, bringing her passion and understanding of Australian and Chinese business culture to South Australia’s new Trade and Investment office in Shanghai.

Xiaoya excels in business development, promoting and optimising businesses opportunities between Australia and China. She has worked closely with both onshore and offshore teams to grow exports into the lucrative Chinese market, driving investment into South Australia’s economy to help create more jobs for the state.

South Australia Club International’s Shanghai Chapter was successfully relaunched on 1 June 2018 during the Australian Football League (AFL) Week in Shanghai and Festival of Australia, with leading Chinese business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives involved. It also introduced some of South Australia’s premium wine and beef exports from South Australia to the state’s key Chinese partners.

Xiaoya has worked with the Australian Business Chamber as China Country Manager since 2014, overseeing the Chamber business operations and strategy developments. Prior to joining the Chamber, Xiaoya was the chief representative of Australian Wool Innovation based in China for Australia’s leading agriculture sector. She was fundamental in establishing a sound and stable export market for the Australian wool industry in China, Australia’s largest export market.

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