Minister Robb to lead 300-strong trade mission to India


Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead a major 300-strong promotional campaign and business mission to India early next year, to boost commercial.
Australia Business Week in India (ABWII), to be staged in January 2015, will be the largest event of its kind undertaken by Australia in India and follows the success of Australia Week in China (AWIC) earlier this year.
Mr Robb said “real commercial outcomes” will be the focus of Australia Business Week in India, which will be staged across several key cities including New Delhi and Mumbai.
“While our existing trade and investment relationship is strong, we are determined see it become stronger,” Mr Robb said.
The week-long program is designed to highlight opportunities in key sectors including resources and energy, infrastructure, agribusiness, sustainability, health, tourism, education and training.
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) will coordinate a delegation of around 300 business people, coinciding with a Tourism Australia campaign showcasing food and wine through the Restaurant Australia brand.
“India is an emerging economy that is already a significant investor in Australia and our fifth-largest export market,” Mr Robb said.
“With a new Indian Government committed to modernisation and economic growth expected to reach 5.4 per cent in 2014-2015, it is a country that has so many untapped opportunities.
“Australia Business Week in India will also showcase Australia as a country that is ‘open for business’, a great place for Indians to invest, visit and build long-term trading and educational relationships,” Mr Robb said.
Published in The Indian Sun, Sydney

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