18 November 2016
Post a very intense and controversial US election, the ripple effects of the new elect President has yet to take effect until early next year, so in the meantime, begin the countdown towards the festive and holiday season with us next week!
HCC Christmas Event Wed 30 November 2016
Only 1 Week to Go
Westpac's Golden Christmas Tree at Barangaroo
Join HCC to celebrate 2016 with your team and our many members at our end of year Christmas networking night. Expect an exciting evening of networking, drinks and canapes
with Xmas surprises and music. Limited places.
Special Guests: MP Jodi McKay, City of Sydney Councillor; Robert Kok, Councillor Jess Scully,, Councillor Craig Chung and Councillor Christine Forster
Lucky Draw prizes iinclude special tickets to the HCC Chinese New Year Banquet Dinner 2017, The Eight Dinner vouchers, Champagne and more!
Chinese New Year Fire Rooster Arrives in Chinatown
More than a million visitors will enjoy the tradition of Chinese New Year with the City of Sydney's Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster Celebrations from 27 January to 12 February.
Sydney's reknowned CNY celebrations continues despite the loss of the famous George Street Chinese New Year parade that enlivened the city for 17 years. 2016's Year of the Monkey had Sydney come to life with the launch of 12 Chinese Astrology Sculptures spread throughout Sydney's CBD. This coming year. the Chinese Astrrology Sculptures will be placed along Circular Quay as the feature for Sydney's 2017 Chinese New Year celebations. Two main Rooster lanterns will be the official Year of the Rooster Sculptures, one at the Sydney Opera House and a most welcomed Rooster sculpture will be placed in Chinatown, Sydney’s cultural heart for Chinese and Asian businesses and community .
“From its humble beginnings in Chinatown, the festival now extends all the way to Sydney Harbour and last year attracted 1.3 million people, making it the third largest annual event in Sydney." said the City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Read more HERE
International Convention Centre Launch
HCC thanks ICCI and the Committee for Sydney for inviting us to attend the exciting ICCI launch event last week. With over 800 guests, Richard Wilkins as the host and an impressive media, official and governments attendees, ICCI is sure to be a success for Sydney and many future events.
Aboriginal Benefits Foundation
Almost $100,000 was raised last week at The Eight Restaurant for the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation supporting the Indigenous community in health and education. Featuring an amazing art auction of donated works from artists such as of Ah Xian and Imants Tillers. the organisation's patron special Federal Shadow Minister Linda Burney with Simon Chan and Jennifer Isaacs led a very successful and generous event.
Aldi 's Australian Springboard Into China Market
The 7th largest global grocery group German retailer Aldi will expand int o China in late 2017 promoting and selling Australian brands for their strong China reputation for being clean, pure and of high quality.
The majority of products sold through the online service will be sourced from already existing Australian suppliers at Aldi, giving these suppliers access to 1.4 billion Chinese shoppers.
“ALDI has enjoyed strong and long lasting relationships with many of our Australian suppliers since our first stores opened in 2001,” an Australian Aldi spokesperson said.
“Aldi likely wanted to only move into a region it was comfortable in, as there would be distinct cultural differences between the European/Australian market and the Asian market,” said Gary Mortimer, Queensland University of Technology Business School. Read more HERE
Businesses & NBN Roll Out
Across Australia right now there are teams of installers connecting the NBN to businesses to the network. In most cases, this involves laying fibre optic cables under the street. At this stage the NBN enters Sydney CBD early next year.
To find out when the NBN is coming to your neighbourhood, you can check the NBNco website.
About: The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australia-wide project funded by the Federal Government to provide all homes and businesses with a fast, reliable connection to the internet.
The current Federal Government has committed to build a mixed technology network, connecting to the core network using fast fibre-optic cable and others using the existing copper phone lines.
Chinese New Year George Wing Kee's Chinatown Culture and History Tour
Chinese New Year arrives in late January and creates the busiest and most celebratory time in Chinatown and Haymarket. With your many activities why not book a personal tour with HCC's Chinatown Culture and History walking tours with HCC Co-founder George Wing Kee. To find out more click HERE
For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:
- Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website; www.haymarketchamber.org.au
- Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2016 click HERE
- Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE
- Facebook Haymarket Sydney Community
- Instagram: #haymarketlove
Make the most of 2016/17 and
JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP