Suite 14 Lancewood, 22 McLaren Street, Bendigo VIC AUS
PO Box 1211, Kangaroo Flat, VIC 3551

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NINGNING ZHANG

Managing CoDirector- International Partnerships & Business Negotiations


EXPERTISE

In-market Research & Engagement

China- Specialist Trade Negotiator & Facilitator

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Education- Product Export

Mining- Relationship Management

Tourism- China In-bound Destination Development
Government- Delegation Development and Facalitation

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MARTIN SZAKAL

Managing CoDirector- Domestic Consulting & Trade Projects

EXPERTISE

Market Research & Analysis

Economic Development

Business Strategy

Product Development & Intellectual Property

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Tourism- State & National Judge

Government Advisory- Various Local and State Government Advisory Committees

Agribusiness- Export Development & Facilitation


 

TESTIMONIALS

"We had an outstanding visit to the Nanjing Smart City Control Centre which helped position our strategy back for Smarter Bendigo as we were exposed to world leading technology demonstrated by seeing operations in 'real time'." 
"Getting yourself out of your comfort zone and into a different and dynamic culture has provided the space to ponder new ideas and new ways of doing business."
Glenn Pomeroy, Board Member Australian Smart Cities Association

Glenn Pomeroy

"I just wanted to circle back to tell you how helpful Ning was re China. We now have half the heads of Victoria's public service heading on our tour of the Smart City Control Centre."
Victorian Government Department Head

Victorian Government

“Be.Bendigo is proud to partner with Global City Connect to engage our members in trade development opportunities in China.
I was thrilled to be a part of the February delegation to Jiangsu Provence. I returned to Australia with renewed appreciation for the pace and scale of China’s economic growth and Chinese consumers high regard for Australian produce, education and professional services. I enjoyed making new friends and building a network in China and with other local members of our delegation. This experience has significantly influenced my world view. It’s one thing to read of China’s phenomenal transformation and quite another to visit and engage in opportunity directly.”
“Best Exchange Group are incredibly well organised. Ning and Martin work to understand their guests business objectives during the delegation and tailor experiences accordingly. I highly recommend joining a delegation with Global City Connect.”

Leah Sertori, CEO, Be.Bendigo

Connect team recently lead a delegation of Bendigo Council, business and associated groups on a nine day tour of China. While the focus was largely on building relationships and business opportunities for the region the tour achieved far more. In visiting Shanghai, Nanjing and our Sister City Haimen, and several other destinations we where both culturally and socially engaged by our hosts. The destinations where well thought through and we where constantly impressed by the diversity of topics, sites and influential government and business people we met. This tour gave us a great insight to the scope and opportunities that China and South East Asia has to offer as well as a better understanding of their culture and relationships to doing business in this rapidly growing region. The contacts made and potential linkages would be invaluable to anyone wishing to trade or do business in the region.

Finally may I say the accommodation was excellent, the tour well organised and it was a privilege to be involved in the discussions and relationships that where formed along the way."


Councillor James Williams- City of Greater Bendigo

"I attended the Expedite Asia-China Delegation in February 2017. It was a great experience and an opportunity to understand China’s business and social culture. The GCC team organised a great itinerary and were able to facilitate meetings and create understanding between the Australian delegates and Chinese business people. It is definitely a great way to experience China"

Sam Birrel- CEO Committee for Greater Shepparton.