MADISON, WI. February 6, 2013 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is seeking Wisconsin companies to participate in a trade mission to Australia May 6-11. The goal of this mission is to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region export products and services to this exciting market.
The trade mission that includes briefings and meetings in Melbourne & Sydney. The trade mission is open to any sector, but opportunities exist especially in these areas for Wisconsin: industrial mining equipment, oil and gas equipment and health/medical equipment.
The targeted participants are firms with a physical product or service that can be sold to the Australian markets. Australia is now the fourth largest export market globally for Wisconsin and the second largest in the Asia Pacific region after China.
The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) is hosting the trade venture. Participants in the trade mission will receive market and business culture briefings from Australian CGLG Trade Representatives. Each stop will include pre-arranged, customized meetings with companies whose needs or capabilities align with participants’ export objectives.
Australia is currently undergoing a resources boom due in part to its proximity to the high growth economies of China and India, creating a huge demand for mining and other industrial equipment, technology services and environmental technology.
For more information on the trade mission to Australia, contact Beng Yeap, WEDC Market Development Director, 608-210-6888, email@example.com. Learn more about the trade mission at www.inwisconsin.com/australia.
About Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), formed in 2011 as a public-private entity, leads economic development efforts for the state and nurtures business growth and job creation by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. In addition to Wisconsin’s strong legacy industries of agriculture and manufacturing, recent growth has occurred in water technology, renewable energy, bio-sciences, health care, and food processing. In 2012 Wisconsin was ranked No. 20 in Chief Executive Magazine’s “Best States for Business” and No. 17 as a top state for business by CNBC. WEDC partners with 650 economic development organizations throughout Wisconsin to serve businesses looking to start, grow or relocate. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and international business development. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.