South Australia - Shandong B2B platform

During the April 2016 South Australia business mission to Shandong China, Minister Hamilton-Smith and Minister Brock launched SASD Connect - a bilingual website which will directly connect South Australian and Shandong enterprises.

This website portal has now been expanded to include markets throughout China and provides small to medium enterprises with the opportunity to register, connect and do business, and in turn, create jobs for both regions.

The website portal also respects the cultural nuances of doing business in China, where government-to-government relationships are critical to opening doors for business-to-business relationships.

The English/Mandarin site features more than 50 export-ready South Australian businesses including businesses located within our city including Oleapak Pty Ltd, Peats Soil and Garden SuppliesBraydun Hill WinesHastwell and LightfootPossums McLaren Vineyards and Wines by Geoff Hardy

If you are a small to medium enterprise in South Australia, registering with SASD Connect can provide your business with valuable exposure to the China markets.  

The City of Onkaparinga is a supporter of this initiative and is seeking to expand our presence on this porter to 50 China-ready businesses.

Benefits of registering on SASD Connect include:

  • A unique opportunity to target China’s valued third and fourth tier markets, which have greater potential for South Australian small to medium enterprises
  • A powerful medium to communicate with Shandong businesses, having full support from South Australian and Shandong Local Governments
  • Increased quality and outcomes for businesses participating as all information is pre-qualified by a trade and/or investment panel prior to upload on the platform

To register:

Simply complete an online form and after review you will be asked to provide more information to profile your business. All opportunities are pre-qualified by an investment and trade panel to increase the quality of outcomes for participating businesses.

The development of this platform is driven by the Local Government Association SA in partnership with the Australia China Business Council SA and has the support of the Shandong Bureau of Commerce. This initiative is part of Local Government’s strategy to competitively position South Australian businesses to engage with businesses in Shandong Province.

For more information contact Lisa O’Donoghue at the Australia China Business Council on 8210 1211, email or visit