If you’re a Queensland SME exporting to South East Asia or considering it, now’s the time to register to attend a free, high-profile conference in Sydney in March.
The ASEAN-Australia SME Conference will bring together regional specialists, business leaders, and successful exporters to share their business insights about South East Asia with small to medium-sized enterprises.
Collectively, ASEAN’s 10 member nations are now Australia’s third-largest trading partner. ASEAN’s GDP has more than doubled in the past 20 years, with the ASEAN middle class expected to more than double by 2020. The ASEAN region offers extraordinary business opportunities for Australian SMEs that know how to engage effectively with our nearest neighbours.
The conference program will include an opening address from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and keynote addresses from government and business leaders on the ASEAN consumer, future technologies in ASEAN nations, and how to connect with ASEAN markets.
Running alongside the one-day conference will be an information centre called The Marketplace, where delegates will be able to receive tailored and practical advice about getting started or expanding in ASEAN from government agencies, peak industry bodies and trade promotion offices.
Seats at the conference are limited, so register now to express your interest in attending. All registrations will be reviewed, and successful applicants will then progress to accreditation and be supplied with full conference details. Successful applicants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
The ASEAN-Australia SME Conference is part of the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit, which is a lead-in event to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018. The special summit is coordinated by the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and will be the first time Australia has hosted a summit with ASEAN.
Registrations for the SME Conference close 14 February 2018.