Introducing the 2018 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Finalists

The 25th annual AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards (ACBAs) are delighted to announce the finalists in this year’s awards program.Selected from over 260 nominations, these 45 Finalists are outstanding examples of Australia-China business excellence.

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Agriculture, Food & Beverage
Sponsored by The State Government of Victoria

  1. Bright Food Global Distribution Company Ltd
  2. Costa Group Holdings Ltd
  3. Simplot Australia Pty Ltd
  4. Total Livestock Genetics
  5. Treasury Wine Estates
  6. Wines by Geoff Hardy

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Business Innovation, Creative Industries and the Digital Economy
Sponsored by The University of Sydney Business School

  1. Alibaba Group (Australia and New Zealand)
  2. ANZ Global Services and Operations (Chengdu) Company Limited
  3. Digital Crew
  4. Mailman Group
  5. Port Adelaide Football Club
  6. Spinifex Group

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Construction, Infrastructure and Natural Resources
Sponsored by 
K&L Gates

  1. BlueScope China
  2. Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport
  3. Group GSA Ltd
  4. Lendlease Project Management & Construction (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  5. Populous Design Pty Ltd

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Consumer Services
Sponsored by Austrade

  1. APT
  2. Box Hill Institute
  3. Camel Hospitality Group
  5. Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd
  6. Tennis Australia Ltd

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Cross-Border Investment
Sponsored by Blackmores

  1. Australian Capital Equity (China)
  2. CSL Ltd (and subsidiary CSL Behring)
  3. Fortescue Metals Group
  4. Ironfish China
  5. K & L Gates LLP

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Professional and Business Services
Sponsored by Westpac

  1. CPA Australia
  2. FCM Travel Solutions
  3. King & Wood Mallesons
  4. L.E.K. Consulting Ltd
  5. MinterEllison
  6. Moelis Australia
  7. Think China

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Small-To-Medium Enterprises
Sponsored by Australia Post

  1. AEAS
  2. Elliatt
  3. Legend Sportswear
  4. Mitchells Equipment Co., Ltd
  5. PC Locs/LocknCharge

Finalists in the Business Excellence Award for Sustainability, Diversity and Social Responsibility
Sponsored by Meat & Livestock Australia

  1. Blackmores China Co., Ltd
  2. Crossroads Foundation Ltd – Good City HK Project
  3. Newton Hall – Caufield Grammar School – Nanjing Campus
  4. The Hub Children & Youth Centre Ltd
  5. Woods Bagot

“This year’s selection of the Finalists has been very tough with so many impressive nominees. It really is true that being a Finalist is in itself being a winner!” said Deborah Biber, Chief Executive of the Pacific Basin Economic Council and Chair of the 2018 ACBA Judging Panel.

Paul Lai, Westpac’s Regional Head and Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking Greater China said the calibre of entries continues to climb year on year.

“Given its size and incredible pace of transformation, it’s fantastic to see these Australian businesses that have worked hard to get their China strategy right, reaping the rewards and propelling their business forward.”