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26 August 2014   


Coming together is a Beginning;
Keeping together is Progress;
Working together is 
Henry Ford

Haymarket Chamber's networking events are the 'beginnings' and offer the 'progress' (as quoted above) to our many members.  With exposure and potential leads HCC creates a network of diverse businesses who can learn from and exchange ideas to build strong market, complimentary services and partner relationships.

"The Haymarket Chamber events are a stand-out. They are consistently one of the best networking opportunities you can leverage. The events are always well structured and professional and as such are exceptionally well attended with connected, like minded business owners. A not to be missed, lively and refreshing event each quarter!”  
Jodie LamingHead of Distribution Communications & Campaign Activation, WESTPAC

Our events attract up approximately 100 businesses per event so don't miss the opportunity to engage and build your network at one of our largest events at our upcoming Asia panel event which includes our wide networking opportunities afterwards.  Find out more HERE 

McKinsey Shanghai reports that many executives believe that relationships are the key to doing business with China so ....
How can culture and business work together to form bonds with Chinese businesses and customers?
With China's inbound investment and high growth demand for hospitality and education services, are we ready?
Can we leverage our local Chinese community and trade history with China with Chinese investors, students and new residents?

 Join us to find out.

DATE:      Thursday 18 September 2014
TIME:       Panel Session   3:30 – 5:30 featuring industry and thought leaders
                Networking      5:30 – 8:00 Delicious canapés and drinks included.

VENUE:    Novotel Sydney Central
               169-179 Thomas Street
               Haymarket, NSW 2000
COST:    Member $70.00
               Non Member $80.00

Limited Places Available

Asia Panel Moderators
18 September 2014

Ky Chow is the multimedia editor at the Australian Financial Review for Fairfax' new digital focus, he also writes across a range of topics including enterprise, technology, lifestyle and business.

Ky started his career at KPMG in tax and legal consulting, before working in product & marketing roles at CommSec and Macquarie. He then took a path less common amongst Australian Born Chinese by switching to journalism, starting in radio at SBS then becoming the business reporter at Sky News Business channel.

He has a keen interest in diversity topics and promoting strong links between different communities in Australia.

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter, and has completed a PhD in television writing and cultural studies.   

He is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. Both of his books have been nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards.  

Benjamin is a frequent contributor to Good Weekend (The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age), frankie and The Monthly, and has also written for over 50 publications, businesses and agencies in Australia and worldwide. 

Sydney Chef Neil Perry Tours Chinatown and Koreatown with CBS
Chef Neil Perry by Serigo Dionisio Getty Images

CBS recently followed, chef Neil Perry -- godfather of the greatest food in Sydney who offered them a tour of the city's evolving Chinatown and Koreatown.  "Sydney has an Asian heart and soul," says Perry. "That's what makes Australian food so different from many other cuisines in the world."

Chinese immigrants heavily influenced the cuisine of the 1950s, '60s and '70s and a newer wave of Koreans have built a thriving community and food scene around bold dishes and good ingredients.

"We love the chile, the soy, the sesame, the heat of the wok," says Perry. "It's all about flavor and quality."  Find out more HERE

Haymarket Snapshot

 With over 3000 businesses in the area and 16,644 residents* Haymarket has seen 30% increase in 'professionals' living in the area since 2006.

                                                   Living and Working in Haymarket
Highest local industry growth sector is Accommodation / Food Services followed by Professional Services matching the highest industry sectors for local residents work also being Accommodation / Food Services and Professional services.

Look out for our Haymarket Live*Work*Play Guide 2014/15 out later this year.

*ABS 2011


Our annual Chamber Business Leader Round Table session was held last week, professionally facilitated by Wayne Burns, director of Acil Allen Consulting Group, Coming into our third year this business session provides a confidential environment for our business members to discuss many topics such as succession planning, technology and business strategy /planning.  

Our thanks to Wayne Burns for his ongoing professional support and facilitation and also to our business members who attend these valuable sessions.  If you would like to be apart of these sessions in the future please contact us HERE

HCC's New Chinatown Phone App Launched

Based on the high demand personal walking tours by HCC co-founding member George Wing Kee, HCC's latest and up to date Chinatown Walking Tour phone application for both Apple and Android phone is now available. 

Experience your very own cultural and historical 'digital' walking tour of Chinatown and search the many local delights and features of the area detailed  throughout the Chinatown Phone App directory.   For Android click HERE  or Apple click HERE

    ANDROID                                                APPLE

      HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android                  HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android
Thanks to Emperor's Garden, Chinese Ginseng and Herbs and St George for supporting HCC by promoting our Chinatown Phone App.

If you would like to join our growing membership please    
Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

Roof tops, and Outdoor areas Boost Commercial Leasing


309 George Street
With  the many developments and urban planning discussions in and around Haymarket, the demand for roof tops, outdoor areas and bike spaces has seen to boost leasing activity amongst commercial tenants.  Read more HERE

High Demand for George Wing Kee's HCC Chinatown Tours

George and the Beecroft Probus Group
George's famous personal Chinatown tours which are now available digitally on the Chinatown Phone Apps (see above) are as popular as ever. The  tours are very popular and attracts over 600 attendees each year.  Our thanks to the many groups who have supported and enjoyed these unique tours.

Speers Point Public School
Goulburn High School
Shoalhaven Public School
Bomaderry Public School
Booragul Public School
Fort St. High School
Varina Paisley (US Students Coordinator)
ANU Prof. Ross Tapsell
PROBUS Groups in Thornleigh and Beecroft


George and the Lend Lease Team

Jessie Xiao
Umi Group
Vice President of HCC
Jessie Xiao is a qualified chartered accountant and began her career as an auditor at Ernest & Young working with major clients and later moving into management roles in the Funds management industry specializing in investment, hedge funds and other investment derivatives and infrastructure projects.  

Following her finance career, Jessie has spent almost the last 10 years investing in award winning hospitality and entertainment business ventures both with her husband and business partners.  

Throughout this time she also has committed her time and experience giving back to the community by donations to charities and taking up official roles at a not for profit organisation focused on women's health, social development & charitable contributions.

Jessie is currently the Vice President of
  Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, and hopes to witness the continual growth of the local economy
Dominic Ong
Senior Director, Asian Markets & Commercial Sales
Knight Frank Australia Pty Ltd
Dominic Ong is the Asian Markets Senior Director for Knight Frank Asia for Asian property investments between $10 – 200 million and has been responsible for over $1 billion in transaction.

A key relationship builder, Dominic has unrivalled access to high net worth Chinese & Sydney property owners & investors. He frequently travels between China & Australia, working with groups such as Ausbao, Greenland, JQZ and YuHu and Banna Group.

Dominic is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay with qualifications in finance/property from Australia & the US and is regarded as Sydney’s leading Asian market expert.


Meet our Asia Panelists and Moderators after the Panel Session at our HCC Networking Event
 Thursday 18 September 2014.

Limited places are available..
Westpac this year signed a partnership with China UnionPay and will now accept China UnionPay cards in Australia via ATMs, merchant terminals and online payment facilities.  

This agreement provides access to 4 billion issued cards and should provide a boost for tourists, business travellers and Australian merchants.

Event Cinemas George Street launches the ‘In The House’ Cinema Series next month. Featuring landmark films at their finest, the series will herald the return to the big screen of some of the greatest movie titles of the last 25 years, including Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator (5 Sept), David Bowie’s fantasy adventure Labyrinth (3 Oct), and the soul-stirring  Blues Brothers (14 Nov).  Find out more HERE.

Novotel Sydney Central Launch

Novotel Sydney Central's spectacular launch of its new innovative interior design and conference facilities last month proved very successful amongst the many media, industry and local businesses that attended.   Find out more HERE

To cater for the record number of Chinese tourists in Sydney, Accor Hotels has launched 'Optimum Service Standards' for Chinese guests. The program includes Mandarin-speaking staff, translated hotel welcome kits, business cards, area maps and in-room menus, adaptor plugs and Chinese newspapers. Hotel mini-bars stock Chinese teas and the breakfast buffet include Congee, soups and noodles with Chinese utensils.

Dynasty Celebrates One Year Anniversary

As one of the most exciting and popular venues in Haymarket, Dynasty Karaoke celebrated its first anniversary this month.  Congratulations to the dynamic team at Dynasty for bringing a new zing to  Dixon Street.

Sydney Kings launch an exclusive special offer with their new sponsor partnership with Angove Wines exclusively for our valued corporate partners and their family and friends. Please feel free to share this with your wine lovers.


Haze is an exhibition of new work by Australian artists Tully Arnot, Sarah Contos and Jensen Tjhung. Together, these three artists undertook 4A’s inaugual Beijing Studio Program at the studios of Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin in Huairou on the northern outskirts of Beijing in September 2013. Find out more HERE

Capitol Theatre Brings Wicked to Sydney
The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show will thrill Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from 20 Sept 2014. WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. Find out more HERE 
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