Welcome to AustCham Korea, the peak body representing Australian and Korean business interests. AustCham Korea began almost 20 years ago as a humble business group and has grown to now over 240 members.
Fostering a vibrant Australia-Korea business community through networking, information-sharing, and representation.
To lead Australian business growth in Korea
AustCham aims to provide you with:
Information: High-quality, practical information and referrals on doing business in Korea.
Representation: A robust, influential and positive Australian business identity to the Korean government and the wider Korean and international business community, playing a constructive and meaningful role in developing Australia/Korea commercial relationships, and representing Australian business in Korea.
Commercial Connections: Business networking opportunities through our range of forums, networking and social events, playing a constructive and meaningful role in promoting Australia/Korea commercial relationships.
The Chamber is proud to be supported by its Patron H.E. Bill Patterson, Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Korea. The Chamber works closely with the Australian Embassy and AustCham greatly appreciated the professionalism and expertise in assistance provided by the Embassy staff. With this year being designated the Year of Friendship between the two countries we support their efforts in organizing the various celebrations. We also supported their efforts towards the finalization of the FTA between Australia and Korea.
There are many valuable benefits in being an AustCham member. With over 240 members from a diverse range of organizations both in Korea and Australia, AustCham facilitates business opportunities for all members by proactively creating networks and raising the profile of members.
The Chamber organizes monthly breakfast forums that provide a great opportunity to meet people, share ideas, and stay abreast on important and timely issues. At the forums, topical guest speakers are invited to address members and guests. At the conclusion of the talk, questions are invited from the audience.
The Chamber hosts regular social networking events. Most months we host a 'Sundowners' event. Sundowner venues rotate throughout the year. AustCham also celebrates important Australian events such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day, State of Origin, and the AFL Grand Final. In order for our members to meet a wider circle of people we also hold joint networking events with other chambers. All of our social events are a great way to relax and mingle with great people.
The AustCham Business Awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievements made by companies involved in Australia-Korea business activities. Past winner have included POSCO, Macquarie Group of Companies, and Kobeak Foods. This year's Year of Friendship Business Awards will be held on November 10 at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Namsan.
Each year AustCham prepares a membership directory. This is distributed to our entire members. It is also available on line at austchamkorea.org. Extra hard copies are available for purchase. It includes the information of all members including their contact details, key personnel and a description of their business.
The Downunder Update is a monthly magazine distributed to all members. It contains updates from the Chamber as well as Embassy and Austrade updates. We also include reviews of all past AustCham events as well as important information about upcoming events. We also feature profiles and articles from members.
AustCham provides relevant news items and important updates to members as they arrive. This is done via the news section of our website and emails.
AustCham offers a wide range of advertising options at very attractive rates to members. Connect with targeted audience though our newsletters, directory, website advertising, direct emails and event sponsorship.
AustCham provides information on doing business in Korea and is a great resource for contacts. We can help you find the right business partner.
AustCham provides support in various ways to a wide range of organizations in Korea. In recent years we have contributed to Raphael House, KISE, and worked with Cochlear Implant to provide speech therapy for Cochlear implant recipients.
AustCham works with partner organizations such as ANZA and the Kiwi Chamber to support their charitable activities.
In recognition of Australia's long standing relationship with Korea, AustCham provides scholarships to selected students from the Gapyeong Valley. The Battle of Gapyeong occurred in April 1951 and was the single largest action involving Australian servicemen during the Korean War.