WTC Leeuwarden webinar series - Promising city: Sydney


Australia with a Land area of 7.7 M and a population of 25 M has a GDP of $1.4 trillion  and a GDP PER CAPITA (PPP) of $52,379. The Commonwealth of Australia occupies the Australian continent. The country also includes some islands, most notably Tasmania. Indigenous people occupied the land for at least 40,000 years before the first British settlements of the 18th century. Australia has a parliamentary democracy government similar to the United Kingdom. Australia’s economic freedom score is 82.4, making its economy the 3rd freest in the Asia- Pacific region in the 2021 Index. Australia ranked 16th in the Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum in 2018 with a score of 78.7 out of 100.

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.

Australia has a rapidly growing population. As a result, the country is busy catching up in the field of infrastructure, (agro) logistics and sustainable urban development. For example, a new airport will be built in the west of Sydney in the coming years, surrounded by a new city. In this city there will be housing and a technical university. A large business area is also being developed in the city, which is primarily intended for people working in defense and aviation.

During this webinar you will learn about Sydney, the leading industries, the way to do business in Australia, export and import opportunities, investment possibilities and how to find the right business partner.

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.



  • Introduction by Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
  • Presenting the region video
  • Presentation about the region
  • Opportunities for dutch companies
  • Cultural differences
  • Q&A

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