27 September 2016
'A good neighbour is a found treasure.'
As our export industry moves towards export services, our advantage in neighboring the largest emerging markets has already taken effect with a recent NSW report stating that international education has exceeded tourism, by achieving $6.96 billion this last year, with 50% of these students studying management and commerce. With Asian markets being a driving force for growth, our ability to harness good relations, build solid diplomatic ties and promote cultural understanding only strengthens Australia's economic future.
Business with China usually grows out of relationships*. Well known Chinese business characteristics reflect patience (a famous Confucian virtue), an orientation towards harmonious relationships (a fundamental concept of Taoism), and endurance to survive and succeed (war stratagem).
As Australia faces towards the east it is exciting to see the many new faces of Australia as we emerge and mature towards an Australasian global leader in this region. * HBR Source
Emerging faces of Australia
City of Sydney Election Welcomes Lord Mayor Clover Moore
The booming voice of world champion Town Crier, Graham Keating, officially declared the new City of Sydney Council last week at a ceremony on the steps of Sydney Town Hall.
HCC congratulates Clover Moore and returning Councillors Kok, Councillor Foster, Councillor Scott and Councillor Vithoukas for their successful return to the City of Sydney Councill. HCC extends a very warm welcome to the new Deputy Lord Mayor Kerryn Phelps and Independent Councillors Thallis, Councillor Scully, Councillor Miller and to Liberal Councillor Chung.
The five newly elected councillors who bring a diverse range of experience to Australia’s leading local government. Ms Moore who won the mayoralty with an overwhelming 60 per cent of the vote for a record fourth term as Lord Mayor.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said she was just as eager to return as Mayor of Sydney as she was when first elected to the role in 2004. “The election results are a ringing endorsement of our city’s progressive policies and our long-term focus on creating lasting change for the many people who live, work and visit our city.
Kerryn Phelps has been elected deputy mayor of the City of Sydney in the first phase of a plan to succeed Clover Moore, declaring a “busy year ahead”.
The high-profile GP and former Australian Medical Association president, who was elected at an extraordinary council meeting last night, said ... read more HERE
HCC celebrated with the Lord Mayor and elected City of Sydney Council last week.
The Lord Mayor Clover Moore with HCC Executive Vaughn and Matilda de Vocht.
Market of Lights Launches on George Street
Market of Lights Red Fire Monkey Sculptures Launch Along George St Haymarket
This month, George Street welcomes NSW Transport's sponsorship and support of HCC's Market of Lights. Sprinkles of Red Fire Monkey Light Sculptures can be seen along George Street between Liverpool and Hay Street aimed at enlivening and activating Haymarket as the historic light rail construction enters this cultural precinct.
Haymarket businesses will be abuzz day and night with HCC's red fire monkey sculptures hanging from trees and ‘smart pole’ trees. As the sun sets the cheeky glow of these light sculptures come alive bringing warmth and an illuminated energy to the area.
The Dixon Street launch of the Market of Lights earlier this year proved to be a huge success amongst all local businesses, residents and visitors by adding cultural flare and energy to the bustling Haymarket area.
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
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