The Australia ASEAN Business Forum brings together local, national and international leaders and experts and is a celebration of the 40th Year of Australia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) relations. The Forum is being organised by the Council for International Trade & Commerce in association with its member ASEAN organisations and with the generous support of the Government of South Australia and other sponsors. The ASEAN grouping comprises ten countries of South East Asia with a combined population of 600 million people.

The event was a great success.

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Steven Baker – SA Chair Australia Indonesia Business Council

Steven joined AIBC in 2008 and has worked and lived in Indonesia since 2002. Steven’s first experience with Indonesia was in 1997-98 when he studied Indonesian at Flinders University and was fortunate enough to attend a language and culture immersion course with Universitas Nusa Cendana in Kupang, West Timor. Following this Steven joined URS, a leading environmental and design engineering firm, in 2002 and has been managing a variety of public and private sector projects in Indonesia ever since, including involvement in some of the country’s biggest national priority development projects in the mining and oil & gas sectors. Steven has travelled, worked and lived in many parts of Indonesia and enjoys the cultural diversity of doing business in different regions within the one country and the spectacular diving and biodiversity.

Steven looks forward to the next few years as SA Chair and continuing the great work and representation made at national level by members in South Australia.

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CITCSA in conjunction with the Thailand Australian Business Council hosted a breakfast for members at ANZ boardroom for the Thai Ambassador to Australia H.E. Maris Sangiampongsa.

Andrew Langley, Thai Ambassador Maris Sangiampongsa & Francis Wong

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CITCSA Board Members supporting Adelaide listed at number nine on Lonely Plant’s 2014 Top Cities of the World.

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Congratulations to Dr Ning Zhang, the newly elected president for Asia Pacific Business Council for Women.

CITCSA looks forward to working with Dr Ning Zhang and the newly elected committee.

On the 5th of September CITCSA co hosted the International Business Connections Night at the National Wine Centre. Celebrating Women in International Business. A successful evening with guests speaker Dr Patricia Crook – Managing Director, Dynek Pty Ltd & Lisa Nguyen – State Manager, Austrade

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Australia Malaysia Business Council SA Inc

2013 Merdeka gala dinner and awards presentation

at Adelaide Convention Centre

on 24th August 2013

A great evening of networking and entertainment and the presentation of the AMBC SA Merdeka Awards 2013 to outstanding Malaysian students completing university studies in Adelaide.

Exclusive auction, silent auction and raffle items including luxury designer items.

Dress code: Lounge suit/ Traditional dress

For further information or to RSVP please go to

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Hong Kong Australia Business Association South Australia Chapter

is staging the 2013 business awards and gala dinner. A great opportunity to get to network with the champions of the Hong Kong and China connections.

Limited seats available, please contact HKABA – Teresa Lee

Friday 7:00pm for 7:30pm

July 19th 2013

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Join Adelaide’s “A” list

Black tie, first class 3 course meal, amazing South Australian wines, world class entertainment, win Cathay Pacific return airfare to HK.


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Did you know CITCSA has a twitter page!

Follow and share the news @CITCSA_TradeSA



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Council for International Trade and Commerce South Australia will shortly be launching our new logo in line with South Australia’s State new branding.

The board is keen to hear any feedback from members.

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Mr Francis Wong Chairman for the Council for International Trade and Commerce/ President of the Australia Brunei Darussalam Business Council was invited by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM AE to a State Lunch in honor of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei is also the Chairman of ASEAN 201.

CITCSA is planning to stage an ASEAN Business Forum in Adelaide at the end of the year.

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