Australia is one of the wealthiest Asia–Pacific nations and has enjoyed more than two decades of economic expansion. Iron Ore, Coal, Petroleum gases and Gold are the main Goods being exported from Australia. The main service exports from Australia are Tourism, passenger transport, education and financial & insurance services.
During the webinar David Borger, Director, Business Western Sydney and Former Minister gave a brief introduction about Western Sydney Airport. Since 2012 the country is working on creating a second airport with more capacity for tourist and transport possibilities.
Nicoline van Cann, Senior Policy Officer – Trade and Economic Affairs at Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sydney gave a brief summary about the promising sectors and fundamentals about doing business in Australia. Promising sectors are the financial service, healthcare, logistics, advanced manufacturing and IT. Sydney is also focusing on startups in combination with the large new projects in the country. The Netherlands is the fifth biggest investor in Australia and it is Australia’s third largest export market within the EU. A lot of Dutch companies have already been operating in the Australian market, think about Heineken, Randstad, Scotch & Soda and Suit Supply.
The fundamentals about doing business in Australia are much the same as doing business in The Netherlands, both businessmen and woman have the same spirit. The Dutch directness is sometimes a pitfall but since the Dutch and Australians go way back, they appreciate our openness and honest opinions. The solution-oriented and innovative ideas and way of working is also highly appreciated and will help during creating a reliable connection with your potential business partner.
WTC Sydney supports companies from abroad, they can help with creating a establishment in the region and help to find the right business partner by matchmaking and arrange business meetings in different sectors.
Do you want to know more about doing business in Sydney? Look at the webinar or contact us.
World Trade Center Leeuwarden supports companies with international ambitions and helps to professionalize export and import by offering knowledge and opening new markets by connecting with potential business partners through its global network.
- Introduction by Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
- Presentation of the region by Mr. David Borger, Director, Business Western Sydney and Former Minister
- Presentation on how to do business and opportunities by Ms. N A (Nicoline) van Cann MA, Senior Policy Officer – Trade and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands | Sydney
- What can the WTC do for you? Presentation by What can the WTC do for you? Presentation by Mr. Jomon Varghese, Managing Director, Aerotropolis Group & World Trade Center Sydney