The largest Australian Chamber of Commerce in Greater China
The Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai) is the peak body for Australian business in China. As a membership-based organisation, AustCham Shanghai represents more than 350 businesses and individuals providing support, education, advocacy and business services.
AustCham Shanghai is a bridge between Australian and Chinese organisations, facilitating connectivity and promoting bilateral trade between Australia and China. The Chamber successfully links Australian organisations with Chinese counterparts and potential business partners, enhancing the trade relationship between the two countries. China is Australia's largest trading partner and in 2017 the two-way trade relationship was worth over $183.4 billion - a growing dynamic that AustCham Shanghai is well placed to play an active role in.
Founded in 1994, AustCham Shanghai is now the largest Australian Chamber of Commerce in the Greater China region. As the trading relationship has evolved beyond energy and resources to encapsulate a wide variety of sectors, AustCham Shanghai has also grown to represent businesses in every sector, from manufacturing to health and aged care, to education and financial services.
AustCham Shanghai exists only to serve its members. The Chamber also undertakes significant fundraising efforts to support our Corporate Social Responsibility partners each year, having raised RMB 5,000,000 over the past 20 years.
A bridge between Australia and China
China is Australia's largest trading partner and last year the two-way trade relationship was worth $183.4 billion - a growing dynamic that AustCham Shanghai is well placed to play a role in.
Mr. Dominic Trindade
Australian Consul General, Shanghai
Almost 25 years ago, AustCham Shanghai was born out of the Australian Consulate. In the years since, the business community has had the enduring support of Consuls General past and present.
In August 2019, we welcomed Mr. Dominic Trindade, Australian Consul General, Shanghai, as the Patron of AustCham Shanghai. Mr Trindade is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and has previously served in various foreign affairs and trade roles, most recently as Assistant Secretary, Services Investment and Intellectual Property Branch (2018-2019).
We're delighted to have Dominic as our Patron and look forward to working with him in continuing to strengthen the Australia-China trade relationship under his appointment.
Our Chamber brings the business community together through membership services, events, delegations, project management, representation and advocacy.
AustCham Shanghai membership has provided our F&B group with great access to the business community via introductions, referrals and events and has been terrific in growing our business over the years.>
Managing Director, The Camel Hospitality Group