8 November 2016
"If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights,
you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible." Hillary Clinton
History to be Made
A new US President is on the horizon as the world awaits with bated breath from one of the most controversial and polarised campaigns in history. Described even as a circus, whatever the outcomes, the impact of this particular election has created deep social, political and economical divide across the US and potentially globally.
Most Prosperous Countries
Australia remains in the top 10 as one of the most prosperous countries in the world, according to the ten year study by the Legatum Institute throught their Legatum Prosperity Index™. The study tracks the journey of 149 nations in order to explain how and why nations, with similar resources do better or worse than their peers and what drives and constrains the creation of a more prosperous society.
The institute's belief is that prosperity is simply the opportunity for every person to discover, fulfil, and share their potential and involves both wealth and wellbeing with no person in poverty or in social isolation. Variables are then split into nine sub-indexes: economic quality, business environment, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, social capital, and natural environment.
Here's their top 10 Prosperous Countries.
1. New Zealand
Note: The two biggest drivers of global prosperity growth over the last ten years have been the world’s most populous nations, China and India, where many millions have been moved from poverty onto the road to prosperity
3 Weeks to Go
HCC Christmas Networking Event at Bangaroo
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.
Marketing Platforms for Businesses
HCC Is on a drive to inform, support and promote our members and local businesses across emerging digital platforms to build their brand, communities and business leads. HCC encourages members to contact us so we can assist and support their digital presence. Click HERE
Did you know?
Social Media Statistics Australia – October 2016
1. Facebook – 15,000,000 users (steady)
2. YouTube – 14,600,000 UAVs
3. WordPress.com – 5,300,000
4. Instagram – 5,000,000 Monthly Active Australian Users (Facebook/ Instagram data)
5. Tumblr – 4,000,000
6. LinkedIn – 3,500,000
Source: Hootsuite and Brandwatch
- That 91% of retail brands use two or more Social media channels and that Social media users have risen by 176 million in the last year.
- Over 50 million businesses use Facebook and 512 million engage with brands regularly with 2 million businesses advertising regularly through Facebook.
- Instagram though is the highest per follower for engagement. 68% of Instagram users engage with brands and has 58 times more engagement per follower than Facebook.
- According to a recent user survey, 60% of users say that they discover new products on the platform and that 75 percent of users say that they’ve taken action after being inspired by a post.
Committee for Sydney
HCC was kindly invited by the Committee of Sydney recently to hear Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chair of British Council and Visit Britain share his 'Thoughts from a Small Island off the Coast of Continental Europe'. The session proved to be very interesting, insightful and collaborative with representatives from Sydney Festival, Destination NSW and NSW Property.
Sydney Living Museums
HCC thanks the Sydney Living Museums group for inviting us to join the exciting weekend for the 2016 Sydney Open Ticket Launch as we had the opportunity to see inside Sydney heritage treasures and architectural landmarks, from the CBD to Barangaroo, Walsh Bay and The Rocks.
From historic buildings tracing the story of Sydney’s beginnings, to award-winning new buildings and space that will shape the fabric and cultural life of the city for generations to come, Sydney Open showcases the past, present and future with special access and expert guided tours. This event highlighted the buildings' stories of innovation and occupation, of triumph and intrigue.
China's Soft Power in the US
China’s growing soft power in the U.S. continues with the Chinese mogul Wang Jianlin, Dalian Wanda Group purchasing all-American Dick Clark Productions for an eye-popping $1 billion. China’s richest man now owns the Golden Globes, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards – as well as AMC Theaters.
The China to Hollywood story is similar to what’s unfolding in Silicon Valley, where Chinese conglomerates have been paying large sums to buy into innovative Silicon Valley tech companies. Read more HERE
Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship Launched
The Lord Mayor Clover Moore recently launched the Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship at a wonderful night, full of warmth and humour and befitting way to commemorate Robyn’s life and achievements.
The Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship will enable an Indigenous woman to complete a three-year UTS undergraduate degree.
Donations online HERE. All donations are fully tax deductible, and receipts will be provided in the format of your choice.
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