The Warrnambool China Bureau is an initiative of Warrnambool City Council’s Economic Development and Investment Unit in conjunction with Asialink Business.
The Warrnambool China Bureau aims to provide strategic and operational support that enables organisations and business within the Great South Coast region to navigate China’s complex challenges and rapidly changing business environment.
It will provide access to specialist resources to deliver integrated business support to suit the needs of any businesses both big and small.
Resources utilised for the service are respected experts in their respective functions, sectors and locations. To support local business the Bureau will draw on their knowledge and connections, and combine them with our project management and strategic inputs, to provide a uniquely strong and flexible service for our clients.
Asialink Business is Australia’s National Centre for Asia Capability. It provides tailored solutions to help businesses seize the potential of diverse Asian markets. Asialink Business equips organisations in all sectors to become Asia capable by developing the critical skills, knowledge and networks needed to engage with the complexities of the region.
Grounded in extensive market research, Asialink Business’ training programs, research, events and advocacy enable businesses to forge ahead with confidence to enter and grow in Asia.
The Great South Coast can benefit from a unique service that includes:
- Subsidised office space at a partner location in China.
- A project manager to assist businesses with translation and monthly in-market meetings (including summary of meeting notes, actions and commercial insights).
- Coordination of translation requests including proofing of presentations, product sheets or technical documents.
- China market insights and commercial guidance.
- Screening of potential clients/partners identified by WCC or local companies:
We will conduct high level diligence through desktop research and initial phone call/s, providing company names, business registration details, and conducting and initial assessment of the company’s profile.
Physical inspection of potential customers/partners through site visits and assessment of physical presence.
Businesses looking to utilise the Warrnambool China Bureau services are asked to fill out the below application form.