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Adelaide: South Australian Business Migration Summit

24 October 2017

The Meeting Hall, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide

On behalf of ACBC (SA), Immigration SA and Adelaide City Council, we invite you to theACBC (SA) South Australian Business Migration Summit to be held on Tuesday 24 October 2017.


It’s a little known fact that over the last 3 years, well over 600 high net worth Chinese business people have successfully applied to become business migrants to South Australia.

A condition of their entry and ongoing residency in Australia is that they commit to and engage in minimum dollar amounts of trade or investment in South Australia.

The volume of trade and investment activity that these approved business migrants must deliver in South Australia is estimated to be somewhere between $350 million and $1 billion.

The profile of trade and investment activity of these business migrants must involve active management and involvement in a business that either invests in a South Australian enterprise, exports South Australian good or services or employs local Australians citizens or permanent residents.

Business Migration Month is a 3-part series of events that the ACBC, Immigration SA and Adelaide City Council are facilitating to improve business engagement between local SA businesses and Chinese business migrants to SA. 

The South Australian Business Migration Summit, as the first of three events, will focus on key government and industry decision makers that engage with business migrants and will ask and answer some of the following key questions:


  1. Who is coming here and what are their motivations and obligations?
  2. Why are business migrant numbers to SA growing so rapidly?
  3. What is the potential value to the broader SA economy from this growing cohort of business migrants to SA?
  4. How can SA businesses partner with these business migrants for win-win outcomes?
  5. What are some of the key lessons that have been learned in terms of what types of business activity best suit the aspirations and obligations of business migrants?
  6. What are some tangible ways we can increase the success of business migrants coming to SA and at the same time support SA businesses and the broader SA economy?