Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement program

The Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement program gives Victorian businesses a competitive edge when it comes to doing business with and in China. The program brings business people from China's Jiangsu province together with Victorian business owners and senior staff to:

  • create partnerships with long-term potential with Chinese companies in the relevant value chain
  • pursue new contracts, develop exports and build strategic relationships
  • showcase Victorian goods, services and technology to Chinese business owners, buyers and investors.

Learn from leading Chinese educators and business people, gain market intelligence and participate in cultural workshops to develop and expand your business in China. We’ll also match you with a like organisation so you can form relationships with people from your industry who are interested in exploring partnership, investment and collaboration opportunities.

The VJBP program is a joint initiative between Victorian Chamber and the Victorian Government. It is subsidised by the Victorian Government and is delivered by Victorian Chamber and the Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce (JFIC). 

Become a VJBP host organisation

The VJBP will see a number of business owners and senior staff travel from Jiangsu Province in China to learn about doing business in Australia. As part of their visit they will spend time with local organisations to learn about the business environment and operations and share information about their own. People from all industries join the program and you can host a participant for as little as two hours to two days.

The next group from Jiangsu will be in Victoria in November 2016 and again in March 2017. To register your interest in being a host organisation and joining a vibrant alumni of VJBP participant organisations, contact Olivia Bowden or on 03 8662 5343.

Join the 2017 program to Jiangsu

The 2017 VJBP program includes business coaching, industry placements and tours, networking events and cultural programs. It is a highly-structured program for Victorian business owners, senior executives and directors.

Program benefits and features

Form alliances with key Chinese business, government and academic leaders

  • Gain insights into strengths and weaknesses of Chinese firms
  • Learn how to create networks and build guanxi (relationships) in China
  • Gain an understanding of Chinese culture and collaborative commerce, including how business is conducted and how to form strategic partnerships
  • Gain in-depth insights into your partner company’s business operations, value chain, and market intelligence
  • Industry visits with leading Chinese companies, meetings with senior executives, business matching, and networking events

To gain an understanding of the program itinerary, download the 2017 VJBBP brochure (PDF, 704KB).

To register your interest or find out more about the 2017 program, contact Olivia Bowden or on 03 8662 5343.

Hear what our 2015 VJBP participants have to say about the program



About Jiangsu and Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce (JFIC)

Jiangsu province is China’s manufacturing powerhouse and accounts for more than 10% of China’s entire GDP. The province is only the size of Tasmania but has a population over 75 million and its economy is the size of Indonesia’s (the world’s 16th strongest national economy). Jiangsu also boasts the most educated and skilled workforce in China. Jiangsu has been the sister state of Victoria for more than 20 years.

The VJBP program is delivered by Victorian Chamber and the Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce (JFIC) – one of the largest chambers of commerce in China with 129,000 members.

About Tianjin

Tianjin is the gateway to Beijing and is often referred to as the Chinese capital’s port, as it handles more than 450 million tons of cargo per year.  Fast train links Tianjin and Beijing in only 30 minutes. Tianjin is the fourth largest city in China with a population of 14 million people and is one of four municipalities under direct control of the central administration of the People’s Republic of China.

Tianjin is an important centre for advanced manufacturing in northern China. Gross industrial output reached 1,437.016 billion CNY in 2013 with an increase of 12.5 per cent over the previous year, making it the fastest growth rate in China.

Tianjin’s commitment to and expertise in environmental technologies have led to its ranking as the third most liveable city in China by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s in its 2013 Global Liveability Survey.

The Tianjin leg of the program will be arranged by Melbourne Office Tianjin (MOTJ). MOTJ is the City of Melbourne's Tianjin-based trading and investment office. It facilitates business opportunities between Tianjin and Melbourne and  provides on-ground support to Melbourne businesses in Tianjin.