China Connect

Opening doors to doing business in China. Nine days. Two major cities. Countless opportunities.

Program Information


  • Want to expand business into China?
  • Want to export products or services to China?
  • Want to do business with Chinese companies here?

China Connect will open doors!

For many Australian businesses, China is a mystery. Spectacular economic growth, 20% of the world's population and financials that boggle the mind. All just 11 hours north of Australia.


Nine days of opportunities

China Connect is an intimate, nine day delegation, where you’ll meet with Australia’s top business leaders in Shanghai and Beijing. Hosted by AIM WA CEO, Emeritus Professor Gary Martin, you will have the opportunity to hear from, talk to, and connect with heads of organisations such as BlueScope Steel, NAB, Elders and Austrade to name a few.

Not only will you gain a valuable insight into doing business with China, you’ll have an opportunity to make connections with people on the ground who can help you open doors and get started.


Private meetings can be arranged

Through AustCham Shanghai, we can also help arrange personal introductions with any business you’d like to meet during your time in China.


Fully-hosted delegation

China Connect is a partnership between AIM WA and AustCham Shanghai. This is a fully-hosted business delegation where you’ll want for nothing and come away with a new appreciation for China and its people.


Who should attend?

There are opportunities right now in China for Australian businesses across agriculture, food, education, aged care, technology and finance. However, the size and scale of China means there are opportunities across every sector.

Organisations may be eligible for a co-contribution grant covering part of the China Connect Program participant fee through the Industry Skills Fund. Eligibility for this grant includes:

  • You are non-tax-exempt
  • You have an ABN
  • You are registered for GST and can demonstrate a trading history of at least three consecutive years.

If you would like to find out more information or are interested in applying for funding please contact AIM WA International on (08) 9383 8095. Alternatively, contact an Independent Skills Fund Advisor on 13 28 46 to assist you with your application.


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Testimonials from Past Attendees

"China offers many opportunities but the good leaders stay focused on their core strengths."
John Worsfold, Former Coach, West Coast Eagles
*Delegate 2015

“China Connect offered a multi-faceted insight into the key opportunities and challenges facing the Chinese economy. The calibre of speakers was very high, delivering leadership insights derived from their vast experiences within China. The program was also delivered at a comfortable pace with friendly and professional facilitation from the AIM WA and AustCham Shanghai teams.”
Trevor Lucas,
Barley Trading Manager, CBH Group *Delegate 2015

“A fantastic program packed with opportunities to identify for your business, the considerable risks and required time lines.”
Dianne Allen,
Managing Director, Industrial Hygiene Management *Delegate 2014