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.

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 will be in 2019. To register your interest in being a host organisation and joining a vibrant alumni of VJBP participant organisations, contact Eddie Zhao or on 03 8662 5234.

Join the 2019 program to Jiangsu

The 2019 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 2019 VJBP brochure (PDF).

To register your interest or find out more about the 2019 program, contact Eddie Zhao or on 03 8662 5234.

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.