Australian Business Creates a Regional Voice at the 3rd AustCham Regional Forum
During the 3rd AustCham Regional Forum (www.austchamforum.com) held in Hong Kong in March, 11 Australian Chambers of Commerce and Business Councils (the AustCham’s) from around the Asia region signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) promoting greater regional partnership and the blueprint for regional chamber-cooperation on Friday 5 March 2010.
With memberships of over 3,500 Australian businesses across the region, the AustCham’s represent significant Australian business interests in their respective countries. Recognising the growth in bilateral and multi lateral co-operation and in Australian trade and investment across the region, the MOU provides a platform for enabling Australian business to have a regional voice both locally and in Australia.
The Chambers signing the MOU included AustCham Beijing, AustCham Hong Kong and Macau, Indonesia Australian Business Council, Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, AustCham Korea, Malaysia Australia Business Council, AustCham Singapore, AustCham Shanghai, Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Taipei, Australian –Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand and AusCham Vietnam (the AustCham’s).
This initiative will bring together the resources of the AustCham networks to win business for Australia Asia. It is a particularly important step given intensifying intra-regional trade and opportunities emerging across multiple Asian markets.