On Friday, December 8, 2017, the Australian Chamber of Commerce West China was delighted to participate in a strategic cooperation agreement signing ceremony with the Jiulongpo District government of Chongqing.
Following the ceremony, Lance Truong, Consul from the Australian Consulate-General, Chengdu; AustCham West China Chairman, Richard Murphy; AustCham West China Vice Chairman, Simon Ding and AustCham West China board member, Joker Wang accompanied Chongqing district officials around the Australian products market. Being showcased was a range of first class Australian products including air-freighted Australian beef; wines, beer and sparkling juices; high quality health and baby care products; proprietary label tracking technology; and an advanced range of vertical lift solutions for buildings, parking and storage spaces.
Australian Consulate-General, Chengdu , Consul, Lance Truong said ”We look forward to working closely with AustCham West China and Jiulongpo District Government to continue strengthening our bilateral ties”.
AustCham West China Chairman, Richard Murphy, said “With the signing of this strategic cooperation agreement between the Australian Chamber of Commerce West China and the Jiulongpo District government of Chongqing, we are excited to be creating real value and contributing to economic prosperity as we assist businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, government and citizens develop new markets and strengthen their position in their industry sectors. Never has there been a better time to join AustCham West China to take advantage of the opportunities as we work strengthening trade, commerce and investment between Australia and China. As always, we appreciate the tremendous support from the Australian Consulate-General, Chengdu who helped make today’s event possible.”
As well as enjoying the Australian products market, members of the public spent time reading the “45 Years, 45 Stories” story boards that were on display around the venue. This initiative from the Australian Consulate-General, Chengdu celebrates 45 years of Australia-China diplomatic relations with a range of fascinating stories from Australian and Chinese men and women from fields as diverse as science, the arts and business who have all shared their personal connection with our countries.