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22 October 2013

"Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realise there is nothing lacking
the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu

Regarded as one of the safest trade and foreign investment destinations globally* combined with the  increased business confidence reported by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's ACCI Survey of Investor Confidence and the Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Index to December 2013 showing property industry confidence has jumped 30 points on the same time last year, our future economic outlook is looking positive for 2014

And now Australia has taken the crown for being the richest country in the world, according to the Credit Suisse world of wealth report released last week, with Australian's media wealth of US$219,500 per adult and the US standing at $44,911, we definitely remain the lucky country. 

So with only a few months left in 2013, celebrate this eventful year of wealth, strength and growth at our upcoming event on 21 November 2013.  More details below.


Join us at our inaugural Chamber event for a celebratory evening together before 2014 arrives!   Enjoy delicious food, drinks and prize giveaways from Bullion List, Events Cinema,  Red Bottle and Radisson Hotel.  Limited tickets available.  Book HERE!

Streetfest nights at Belmore Park begins!

Streetfest launched on 9 October at Belmore Park attracting thousands of people on its first night.  Look out for this regular Haymarket event, the next Streetfest is on 1st of November 2013 Friday 5pm-10 pm Belmore Park. .


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For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce website; www.haymarketchamber.org.au
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2013 click HERE 
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE  


Make the most of 2014 and

* Dun & Bradstreet's Global Risk Indicator (GRI)


Hosted by SBS presenter Lee Lin Chin and launched by Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney’s Asia at Your Doorstep recent launch event featured guest speaker George Souris, Minister for Tourism & Hospitality with over 100  attendees. 

VIP guests included Huaxin Li, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Nicholas Manoppo Consul of Social & Cultural Affairs, Consulate of Republic of Indonesia, Toshiyaki Kobayashi, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of Japan, MasterChef winner Adam Liaw, Maeve O’Meara, SMH Good Food Month Festival Director, Joanna Savill.

South East Light Rail Update

Following feasibility investigations and consultation with key stakeholders, the NSW Government is proceeding with a new light rail line extending 12 kilometres from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, then to Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road.

Latest CBD and South East Light Rail Project brochure can be downloaded HERE


 Alex Nieuwenhuys
Director of Sales and Marketing
Radisson Hotels and Suites Sydney

How long has your business been in Haymarket? 13 years since 2000.

Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area? We operate a strategic yield management system to ensure our most competitive rates are offered to the traveller market. We follow market trends and also try to set trends of our own by designing unique customer offers for both our accommodation rooms and our food & beverage outlets
What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time?  Businesses are becoming more consumer sensitive with their pricing and ensuring that their products are relevant and attractive. 

Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members?   The networking opportunities are endless - you always meet someone new at each meeting. I also like that different venues are used for the meetings so members can experience other businesses in the area they may not normally experience. 
Could you describe Haymarket in three words?  Vibrant, Electric, Inspiring 
Favourite place in Haymarket?  Retail pricing will become more competitive due to the changes within the Haymarket and Darling Harbour areas. From a hotels perspective - we will need to become even more savvy with our pricing + Sales and marketing activities need to be even more engaging. We will need to work more strategically together as a business corridor to ensure we retain our customer/visitor flow through.
What do you see as happening in 2013-14? The plans are exciting and cleverly thought out and designed. Switching on the Haymarket area and joining it with the Darling Harbour and Central Park precincts is key to create customer flow through. Having a central retail and business corridor will be so beneficial. 
What's your favourite place Haymarket? I can't resist a late night treat at Golden century 

Any advice to other businesses? Stay on top of consumer trends and marketing strategies. Ensure you are aware and participating with a dynamic social media platform and that you understand which social media tool is beneficial for what market.
What is one of your favourite quotes? 'The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters" Audrey Hepburn 



Get Ready for Melbourne Cup

Plan your Melbourne Cup function for 5 November by booking your drinks. Limited availability for tubs and glasses. Book with Red Bottle Market City Chinatown.
VTS launches Managed Funds Company
Chamber member VTS Lawyers, in conjunction with specialist funds management legal advisers Norton Rose Fulbright, has recently launched an ASIC regulated managed fund known as the SUMO SIV Managed Fund, an investment platform for visa applicants and their investment strategies.  Find out more HERE

Sydney Kings Home Games 2013-14

See Sydney's very own NBL team in action at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. They Sydney Kings first home game of the 2013/14 season is Sunday 27th October 2013.  Book HERE

Enjoy Melbourne Cup at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour's Shipley Restaurant with a chance to win prizes Shipley’s offers a Seafood Buffet lunch for just $39.00 with a complimentary glass of bubbles From 12pm on 5 November 2013, Find out more HERE


China Connect Workshop Series on 12 November 2013 is a free interactive seminar to help retail, hospitality and tourism businesses better engage with Chinese visitors.  Find out more HERE

Asia At Your Doorstep

The annual City of Sydney's Asia at Your Doorstep festival, from 1-31 October, offers diners the chance to discover the secrets of top chefs from over 70 restaurants throughout Chinatown/Haymarket, enjoy some of Chinatown’s signature dishes and go in the draw to win a trip to Thailand.  Find out more HERE

How to Start Your Own Business Seminar on 24 October 2013 18:30 to 20:30 by the City of Sydney presents a seminar for businesses considering holding live music in your pub, bar, restaurant of your new venue.  Find out more HERE

The Paddington Art Prize Salon Show 2013 10-30 Oct 2013 

An online exhibition of a selection of painting submitted to The Paddington Art Prize 2013 can be viewed at Art Atrium. Find out more HERE\

Artist: Lindy Lee

4A Members’ Program event for 2013, features a behind the scenes Members' exclusive artist studio tour with Lindy Lee on Saturday 26 October who will be in conversationwith 4A's Assistant Curator Toby Chapman. Become a member HERE

Capitol Theatre brings us the much acclaimed /The Lion King' with tickets on sale NOw. Find out more HERE

Sydney Entertainment Centre brings the legendary Fleetwood Mac's extraordinary show and classic hits to Australia beginning November 10th in Sydney.  Find out more HERE

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