Northern Territory to host Australia-Taiwan Business Council Joint Conference

Published on : Friday, March 20, 2015

Northern-Territory-GovernmentThe Northern Territory will host the Australia-Taiwan Business Council Joint Conference later this year, selected over two other jurisdictions to attract over 150 domestic and international delegates to Darwin.

“I’m delighted the Australia-Taiwan Business Council has chosen Darwin as the host city for its 2015 Joint Conference later this year,” said Chief Minister Adam Giles.”

This event is an opportunity to showcase the Northern Territory to potential investors, exposing local businesses to future opportunities.

“Links like this are critical to expanding our economy and creating jobs for our children.”

The Joint Conference is open for non-members of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council.

“The decision to host this conference in Darwin reflects the increased international interest we are currently seeing in the Northern Territory through our Developing the North agenda,” Mr Giles said.

“Events like this are also a boost for tourism bringing delegates and dollars into the Territory. Part of our FestivalsNT initiative is getting delegates to stay longer so that they can enjoy our tourist attractions either side of their work commitments.”

Minister for Business Peter Styles said Taiwan is ranked 8th as Australia’s export market and 12th as Australia’s trading partner (two way trade).

“Taiwan’s China Petroleum Corporation has invested in two major gas developments involving the Northern Territory – the INPEX led Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas and Shell led Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas projects,” Minister Styles said.

“There is great potential for the Northern Territory to do more business with Taiwan. Having a large group of Taiwanese corporate executives and government representatives visiting the Territory is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase what we have to offer.”

Conference attendees will have the opportunity for site visits to local attractions and tourism opportunities either side of the conference.


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