AustCham West China

About Us

The Australian Chamber of Commerce West China is an independent, non-profit organisation that is dedicated to the development of commerce between Australia and West China. The membership consists of Australian members conducting business in Chengdu, Australian companies with economic ties to Australia, overseas members and others maintaining business relationships between West China and Australia.

AustCham West China is expanding its presence by creating a stronger representation in the Chengdu region. AustCham West China has identified Chengdu as a major growth market for Australian companies and the chamber currently has a number of members in the Chengdu region in such industries as banking, government, manufacturing and hospitality.

In order to better support current and prospective members, AustCham West China will be holding regular events in Chendgu to promote business relationships and provide an Australia-China social platform.

To subscribe to the AustCham West China mailing list, or to schedule an appointment to speak with AustCham, please contact AustCham Senior Relationships Manager Oliver Theobald.

For membership enquiries please contact AustCham West China Chairman  Steve Harris.


Mission & Objectives

To promote Australian business and AustCham West China member interests in West China through being an effective source of information, connections and representation.

The Chamber’s objectives are:

  1. To promote the development of trade, commerce and investment between Australia and West China.
  2. To provide a forum which facilitates investment and business cooperation between Australia and China.
  3. To work with organizations in China, Australia and elsewhere on matters of mutual interest.
  4. To maintain relations with other Chambers of Commerce and commercial organizations
  5. To do all other lawful things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing objectives.




Aussie Drinks

AustCham West China community’s social networking event ‘Aussie Drinks’ occurs once a month at different venues around Chendgu.

Schedule of Events  AustCham West China


March 25 6:30pm
Aussie Bar Night

Location TBA


March 24-26 All Day
Food and Drinks Fair 糖酒会

New Convention Centre, Century City, Chengdu
Check out the Australian Wine Section


April 12
AWIC 澳⼤大利亚周 -中国
Welcome Dinner for Australia Week in China (AWIC) Delegates


April 13
AustCham Board to have lunch with the delegates


April 25

Details yet to be arranged.
April 29, 6:30pm
Aussie Bar Night
Location TBA

Board of Directors

Steve Harris

AustCham West China Chairman. Managing Director – ANZ Chengdu Hub

Henry He

AustCham West China Vice Chairman. Senior Investment Director – Chengdu Di’ao Group

Andrew White

Owner – The Arthouse Bar & Restaurant

Simon Hao Ding

Chief Operational Director & Chief Representative – Eastern Elevator

Aimee Zhao

AustCham West China Secretary. Brand Manager – Lu Zhao Lao Jiao Group Wine Team

Xuguang Guo

Deputy Director – SIchuan Industrial Association for Public Exit & Entry

Director – Australia Apex Development Group & Australia Botree Property Group

Pingliu Guo

Branding & Media Director – ANS International Design & Consulting Pty. Ltd.

Emma Wallace

Business & Investment Attraction Officer – City of Gold Coast



Chengdu is a famous historic and cultural city located in the West plain of the Sichuan basin and is referred to as ‘the Land of Abundance’ due to its temperate climate and fertile soil. With over 2,000 years of history the Chengdu is a vibrant city, rich in natural beauty, ethnic diversity, and cultural fusion. Chengdu holds sub-provincial administrative status and has direct jurisdiction over 9 districts, 4 county-level cities and 6 counties; it is the capital city of Sichuan province, and one of the largest cities in West China with a population of over 14 million. Over the past decade Chengdu has transformed into one of the most important economic, transportation and communication centres in Western China.

Famous for pandas and delicious food, the city is a traditional tourism hotspot, with the New York Times recommending it as one of the ’52 places to go in 2015′.



With China’s go-west campaign and the city’s opening-up of the city to the world, Chengdu has risen to become one of the most dynamic cities in western China. Chengdu is quickly emerging as the most important city in Western China. Reform over the past two decades has brought remarkable achievements in infrastructure, industrial structure, market economy and protection of the environment. As a result, Chengdu is becoming one of the favourite cities for investment in Central and Western China.



Chengdu has a well developed, ever growing transportation network. The city is the start of many national highways, is undergoing a major metro network project, is the centre of an extended high-speed rail network, and contains the busiest airport in Western China. High-speed, light rail and metro rail projects are all high priorities in China.



Rich in natural resources and ecological diversity, Chengdu lies in the Southwest of China at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin at an average of 500m above sea level. With a total area of 12,000 km², 228 km² belonging to constructed urban area, Chengdu is one of the largest cities in China.

The city has a subtropical monsoon climate influenced by the Sichuan Basin.  The annual average temperature is 16⁰C with the range being neither too cold in winter (6⁰C) nor too hot in summer (27⁰C). The average annual rainfall is about 997 millimetres with the heaviest rainfalls occuring during July and August.



Chengdu’s history can be traced back over 4,000 years. The inhabitants have a reputation both within Sichuan and China for having a laid back attitude and for knowing how to enjoy life. Chengdu is one of the most famous cultural cities in China. Its culture of eating, leisure, tea, Taoism and the Three Kingdoms have exerted a great influence on Chinese people all over the world.



Industry Links

KPMG – Inside the Dragon

Australia China Beyond Tomorrow

China Connections




The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are elected annually by AustCham West China members and actively represents their diversity, excellence and strengths. All members of the Board of Directors are voluntary and part-time.


For more information about living in Chengdu visit:

Chengdu Living

Go Chengdu

Hello Chendgu

Moving to Chengdu