AustCham - doing business in Korea
The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AustCham Korea) is the representative body for the Australian business community in Korea. It supports Australian trade, innovation and business growth in the Korean market by facilitating beneficial networks between members, government institutions, trade organisations, business councils and the local business sector.
It represents more than 240 members from Australia's services, manufacturing, primary, energy and finance sectors, as well as a large and rapidly growing number of Korean and other national firms.
The AustCham Business Awards celebrate and recognise exceptional companies and individuals that have contributed to the expanding Australia-Korea business relationship and longstanding friendship.
Crowned the '2017 Business of the Year', Re-Clean Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Capital, is a renewable energy and environmental services company that develops and operates waste-to-energy and waste treatment facilities in Korea. Re-Clean Holdings was awarded the prestigious title for their success in creating over 60 jobs in 12 months; investing in local infrastructure; and their focus on work place health, safety and environmental best practice.
In addition to the Business Awards, AustCham Korea hosts up to 40 networking events per year. 2018 events have included an Economic Panel Discussion with ANZ Chief Economist, Richard Yetsenga; Breakfast Seminar on Renewable Energy with ACT Chief Minister, The Hon. Andrew Barr MLA; NextGen Mentors Night; Australia Day celebrations event; and our premium social networking event, the Mid-Year Sundowner: Aussie Summer Night, which showcased Australian food and beverage.
AustCham Korea also hosts regular 'Doing Business in Korea' education seminars that aim to help Australian enterprises succeed in the Korean market.
AustCham Korea contributed to the Australian Government's Foreign Policy White Paper with a written submission on the opportunities in the commercial relationship. The submission was welcomed by the Australian Finance Minister Sen. Mathias Cormann during his visit to Seoul in October 2017.
With a busy 2018-19 ahead, AustCham will continue to work with its members to build a vibrant and connected Australian-Korean business community. For more information, please visit www.austchamkorea.org.
The 2017 winners were:
- Business of the Year: Re-Clean Holdings Pty Ltd.
- Business Growth Initiative: Macquarie Capital
- Australia-Korea Partnership: IFM Investors &Samsung Asset Management
- Marketing Campaign: Wilson Parking Korea
- Innovation Start Up: M3dicine Pty Ltd.
- Agriculture, Food & Beverage: Sool Company
- Tourism: JinAir
- Education Services: TAFE Queensland
- Korean Recognition & Acknowledgement: POSCO