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There has never been a better time to follow the yellow (and green) road and do business down under. Australia has a strong, stable and growing economy which has weathered the global financial crisis well. A shared language, similar legal structure and business culture make Australia a land of opportunity for UK companies. Our April event will highlight areas of real benefit for your business.
About the event
There has never been a better time to do business down under. Entering its 24th year of uninterrupted annual growth, Australia has a strong, stable and growing economy which has weathered the global financial crisis well. This looks set to continue too with average annual real GDP growth of 3% forecasted between 2015 and 2019.
A common language and similar culture, together with comparable business, legal and regulatory practices means you’ll feel at home immediately when doing business in the market.
The country also has well established trade networks in the world’s fastest growing region, the Asia Pacific, providing a springboard for UK companies wishing to expand there.
Join us at this event to discover how to make Australia a land of opportunity for your business. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the evening will include:
Expert advice, latest market developments and key considerations for doing business in Australia
An introduction to the business environment in the States of Victoria and Western Australia
An insight into the development activity in each State presenting opportunities for engagement with UK companies
First hand experiences of entering and successfully doing business in the Australian market from a regional company
17h00 Registration, Networking and Buffet
17h45 Welcome and Introduction
17h55 Australia: The Business Opportunity
Paul Madden, former British High Commissioner to Australia (January 2011 – February 2015)
18h25 State Focus – Victoria and Western Australia
Catherine Woo, Investment Director, UK & Europe, Invest Victoria
and Stuart Russell, Senior Trade & Investment Manager, Government of Western Australia European Office
18h55 Case Study of Success in the Australian Market
Steve Wooler, Managing Director, BWB Consulting
19h15 Q&A Discussion
19h45 Close, Networking and Refreshments