China solidifies its spot as Australia’s number one wine export destination

China spent over half a billion dollars on Australian wine in 2016 according to an article by the Adelaide Advertiser.

Australian wine exports to China are up 40%, and over $60 million clear of second-biggest export market the United States.…


Lannister Group is tapping into the massive Chinese wine market in an unconventional way

SASD Connect business Lannister Group has been featured in the Adelaide Advertiser for their new internet ‘variety show’.

The show, which is called ‘Taste of Australia’, aims to not only promote the Lannister brand but also South Australia more broadly.…


Expressions of interest now open for China business mission

The Department of State Development has begun accepting expressions of interest to attend the China business mission in May 2017.

This year’s mission will comprise of 6 different streams, each focused on a different industry.

Dates and cities will vary …


Funding to help local exporters grow in 2017

The State Government has released details of the almost $800,000 in funding provided to South Australian businesses to assist in exports.

Several SASD Connect businesses were able to secure support from the State Government to expand their exports, including Tuckers …


Ed Vercoe
Oleapak Pty Ltd
Olive Oil

We found it really beneficial for our company to work with business migrant customers, particularly from China. More than just one off sales we have been getting a lot of ongoing business, and this has generated a significant amount of …


Roger Follett
Lake Breeze Langhorne Creek

From our perspective, there’s no doubt working with business migrants has benefited us, and there are already wine export orders coming through. For our winery’s sales, the relationship with migration agencies and the state’s business migration program goes hand in …


Jonathon Jianing Li
Orchid Wine Estate

Working with business migrant help us to achieve a big growth for our export business. We engaged with many successful business partners and the migrant shared with us the old social connection in China. It is a very important resource …


Craig Le Sueur
Wool Products

MiniJumbuk have worked with the Business Migration program for some time. The business migration program has been beneficial in generating new and ongoing business, along with developing strong, long term relationships into the Chinese marketplace. Success within this business category …


State of the State: China event a great success

Premier Jay Weatherill has spoken at the Australia China Business Council’s ‘State of the State: China’ event on 14 December 2016.

The event was well attended, with Minister for Trade and Investment Martin Hamilton-Smith and Lord Mayor Martin Haese among …


Record number of international visitors as SA prepares for China Southern flight

A record number of international tourists have visited South Australia in the past year, and spending increased 19% on the previous year to out perform the national average.

While only 9% of the 430,000 international visitors to come to South …