Australia and Germany will strengthen bilateral ties at the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference to be held in Perth in November.
The conference will be the largest ever gathering of German and Australian business and political leaders and will explore future opportunities for business, trade and investment between our two countries as well as together in the Asia-Pacific region.
It will be held from November 3 to 5 at the Crown Convention Centre.
Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says the last conference was held in Hong Kong and attracted about 1000 of Germany’s most senior business leaders and politicians.
“One of the jobs I’ve been given by the Prime Minister is to focus on bilateral relationships with Germany,” he says.
“Germany is the fourth biggest economy in the world, the biggest economy in Europe and there is opportunity for us to do more business with each other.
“We’re hoping to get 500 to 1000 business leaders from Germany to Perth as key to getting them engaged with as many Australian and West Australian businesses as possible to do more business with each other.”
The conference will feature opportunities in:
- Digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and innovation
- Mining, energy, resources and infrastructure
- Education and investment
- Agriculture, food and supply chain
- Defence, shipbuilding, trade and geopolitical issues
- Urban mobility and cities
Experts from Austrade and Germany Trade and Invest will also be on hand to facilitate one-on-one meetings.
CCI chief executive officer Deidre Willmott says the conference is an exciting opportunity for WA business and encouraged everyone to make the date on their calendar.
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