Seminars to focus on building business with Asia

November 8, 2018 by  

Small business owners in Alexandria and throughout the City of Sydney are being encouraged to learn from their industry peers and experts.

This is being made possible through the Asialink Business seminar series which is run by the City of Sydney. Recently, the series has been extended for another three years with the City contributing $30,000 per annum towards the provision of four business workshops during each 12 month period.

Providing an opportunity to help an eclectic mix of small businesses ranging from print shops to tourism and retail, the seminar programme is particularly aimed at the Asian market.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore stated the programme will deliver advice and practical information from industry experts. He added:

“Even though Sydney is Australia’s global city, small businesses can’t afford to be complacent about working with our Asian neighbours.”

He said the seminars are providing many smaller business owners with the motivation and skills to reach out and fully explore opportunities in Asia.

According to Andrea Plawutsky, director and co-founder of Amplify Me, her attendance at the ‘Asia tourist ready workshop’ held four months ago gave her the knowledge she needed to expand her operation.

The next Asialink Business event programme for 2018-19 will focus on a number of key sectors including the green economy, tech start-ups, tourism and international education.

Several themes have been proposed including sister-city relationships and China connections and the use of technology in assisting Asian cities to become cleaner and greener.