The Australia China Development Company have worked successfully with BrandSA to deliver a strong consistent message to China during April-June 2015. Cristina Tridente opens Qingdao Fashion Week in April 24th-28th After wowing Qingdao in August of 2014 at the Australia China Development Company Gala Banquet, Cristina was invited to return to open Qingdao Fashion Week. During multiple fashion shows, photo shoots, designer discussions and workshops she has achieved a high degree of visibility for South Australian fashion and has developed some truly meaningful and deep relationships while on her 6 week Asialink residency. Brand South Australia in Jinan A DVD co-produced with BrandSA was produced and presented to Qingdao Government who have in turn played it to thousands of Chinese viewers. The video introduces Adelaide Fashion Week but also has an introduction from the Premier and interviews hosted by Lily Ji featuring the Hon. Martin Haese, Irena Zhang and
Led by the Premier of South Australia, the delegation will include several State Ministers and many business leaders in the State Government’s most ambitious outbound mission to China. The 2nd South Australia-Shandong Cooperation and Development Forum will be held on 25 May and will see up to 200 representatives from seven key South Australian industries converge in Qingdao and Jinan. The mission provides participating export ready businesses with the opportunity to build their international networks with potential trading partners and investors in China. Register your interest
Cristina Tridente, the Adelaide Fashion Festival Coordinator and couture+love+madness designer was awarded one of the 30 Asialink Arts Residency Grants by Eliza Roberts the Asialink Arts Residency Manager. Chinatown Adelaide, the Australia China Development Company and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide are pleased to support Cristina Tridente’s 2015 Asialink Arts Residency in China.
Images from the couture+love+madness fashion shoot with Lily Ji on the Great Wall of China during the recent Australia China Development Company trade delegation and sister city celebrations. Lily recently appeared in the Transformers 4 by Michael Bay as the Sina News Reporter.Photo by Ella Elfie Germein Cristina Tridente, the Adelaide Fashion Festival coordinator and couture+love+madness designer was a highlight of a SA trade delegation to Qingdao in SA’s sister province, Shandong, China. Qingdao with a population of 10 million has recently become Adelaide’s newest sister city. Cristina said ‘China presents a significant growth market for the South Australian business community and those creative fashion industry entrepreneurs looking for new markets , Qingdao has hosted 14 international fashion weeks since 2001, the most recent in April. Adelaide also has many of Australia’s internationally renowned hallmark events and we want to promote them to China.’ Lily Ji wearing couture + love
Congratulations to the Norwood Bears Senior men’s volleyball team for winning the 2014 State League Grand Final Champions! These men were excellent ambassadors for South Australia, sport and education on the recent Australia China Development Company trade delegation and sister city celebrations.
Andrew â€˜Cosiâ€™ Costello, the host of SA’s only travel show will be leaving his beloved state to visit Qingdao in an effort to work towards having â€˜South Aussie with Cosiâ€™ screened in China. The focus of cooperation will be in Adelaideâ€™s new sister city Qingdao in SAâ€™s sister state Shandong Province. Cosi sees great economic opportunity in having South Aussie with Cosi broadcast in China. He saysÂ “Chinese tourists are on the move and they love what we have here in SA, we just need to let more of them know what we have to offer. Using the 35 episodes of the show that I have already made is a great way to get SA in front of millions of Chinese”. Cosi and his manager Brenton Clarke will travel to China early August to continue dialogue and the building of relationships with the Shandong TV networks. â€˜South Aussie with Cosiâ€™
South Australia’s own Luke Lombe represents at the Beijing White Collar Boxing event ‘Brawl on the Wall’ Luke wins by TKO early in the 2nd round!
Co-Opera General Manager, Brian Chatterton and Principal Administrator, Sarah Ferguson visited Qingdao in November 2005 to explore performance opportunities and cooperation with Shandong artists and instrumentalists. In August 2014 Co-Opera will visit Qingdao to build on its existing level of activity in Asia. From a current average of 3 to 5 performances p.a. in Malaysia/Singapore, they would like to add another 3 to 5 performances in Shandong. Co-Opera has the possibility in 2015 of taking one of 3 pieces to Qingdao.
The Australia China Development Company will lead a trade delegation of South Australian businesses to Qingdao, Shandong Province during 7th – 12th August 2014. The trade mission incorporates a gala dinner to celebrate the new Sister City status between Adelaide and Qingdao; business briefings with leading Qingdao government officials and entrepreneurs; facilitated VIP entry to Qingdao International Beer Festival and business matching with major companies in the Qingdao and Shandong region. Delegates will be encouraged to take part in the filming of a Australian Television production that will be accompanying the mission and to show case their offerings at a South Australian Epicurean. Shandong Province is South Australia’s sister state and will be the focus of the 2014 OzAsia Festival – strengthening the 27 years relationship and forging closer cultural ties. The Qingdao International Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in Asia and the most influential and most exciting in China.
Premier Jay Weatherill with anchor Mao Xin on the Shandong news