On October 22, 2013, an ICT Delegation of the Australian Super Trade Mission from the state of Victoria visited Pactera Head Office in Beijing. The Super Trade Mission was organized by the Victorian Government, aiming at enhancing the communication between Chinese IT service providers and the local IT solutions and consulting companies in Victoria. The delegation was led by Mr. Grantly Mailes, Deputy Secretary for the Innovation and Technology Division at the Department of State Development Business and Innovation (DSDBI), and consisted of about 60 representatives from 35 different ICT companies. James Lin, Head of Marketing and SVP of Pactera, together with Ken Schulz (VP), Ian Pearce (Director of Public Sector) and Weiwei Gu (AVP) from Pactera attended the event and had a very constructive dialogue with the delegation.
The visit started with a welcome speech by James Lin, who said: “Pactera is delighted to welcome the Victorian ICT delegation to our new headquarters building and we hope that you gain a better understanding of the challenges and rewards of doing business in China”. Mr. Grantly Mailes response on behalf of the delegation showed appreciation of Patera’s hospitality and he indicated that the Pactera Australian team was developing a strong presence within both the Victorian Government and the broader ICT sector in Australia. Ken Schulz, VP of Pactera, then presented on Pactera’s business scope, core competencies and details about the size and growth rates of the various ICT solutions in the domestic China market. This was followed by a one minute introduction of each company in the delegation and what they were looking to achieve from the visit. The event concluded with a question and answer panel discussion by Pactera’s management team, where representatives from the delegation raised many good questions such as what’s Pactera’s industry focus sectors; how could Pactera help Australian companies to create value in Chinese market; how does Pactera provide IT support in manufacturing; and what are some of the greatest challenges for an overseas company establishing a base in China?
After providing answers to all of the questions raised, Ian Pearce (Director of Public Sector at Pactera in Australia) then thanked all of the delegates and leaders of the trade mission as well as the local Pactera Management team and staff for their enthusiastic participation in the event and invited everyone to join in for a networking lunch to continue with the questions and build relationships for the future.
Following lunch the Victorian Super Trade Mission – ICT Delegates boarded the bus for the train station and on to their next destination Nanjing.