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The Government of South Australia’s business mission program for 2016 is underway, with visits planned to the USA, China, South East Asia, Europe, India, North Asia and the Middle East.

Registrations open

The Government’s business missions to Europe in 2016 are now open for registration.

Register to participate in:

  • October 2016 mission to France and the UK.

2016 Travel calendar

2016 Business Missions
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Why should you participate?

Organisations participating in the Business Mission Program will have the opportunity to:

  • identify, build and foster international connections and partnerships
  • meet local distributors and importers
  • secure international orders for products and services
  • meet potential investment partners
  • develop skills and experience in international markets
  • enhance international profiles by entering new markets
  • better understand regulatory requirements in international markets.

Where do we take you?

The Government of South Australia has identified the following priority regions:

16 - 22 October 2016

In order to maximise opportunities for further engagement with international partners, the Europe business mission has been scheduled to October 2016 to coincide with key events.

The following sectors have been identified as areas of focus for the mission:

  • Food and beverage (including a presence at SIAL Paris)
  • Defence (with strong State representation at Euronaval)
  • Other (the Government is keen to support the objectives of South Australian businesses in other sectors with bespoke programs of activity wherever possible).

For further information on this upcoming mission email dsd.northatlantic@sa.gov.au

Mission focus: Trade, investment and market awareness
6 - 12 November 2016

The following sectors have been identified as areas of focus for the mission:

  • Defence, aerospace, electronics and advanced manufacturing
  • Liveable cities, health and aged care products and services
  • Food, wine and agribusiness
  • Higher education, research and development

For further information on this upcoming mission email dsd.northasiastrategy@sa.gov.au

Mission focus: Trade, investment and market awareness

Indicative dates will be in two stages February 2017 - March 2017.

For further information on this upcoming mission email dsd.menastrategy@sa.gov.au

Registrations for the July 2016 South East Asia business mission are now closed. 

For further information or enquiries concerning late registrations contact the South East Asia team.

Mission focus: Trade and investment
25 - 31 July 2016

The following sectors have been identified as areas of focus for the mission:

  • Education (VET, higher education, research and development)
  • Food, wine and agribusiness
  • Defence and advanced manufacturing
  • Liveable cities, health and aged care
  • Tourism, arts and culture
  • Foreign direct investment
South Australia - South East Asia – Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand - Draft commercial program
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Registrations for the August 2016 India business mission are now closed. 

For further information or enquiries concerning late registrations please contact DSDIndiaStrategy@sa.gov.au

Mission focus: Trade and investment
7 - 14 August 2016

The following sectors have been identified as areas of focus for the mission:

  • Defence and advanced manufacturing
  • Water and environment management
  • Education and Vocational Education Training (VET)
  • Health
  • Premium food and wine
  • Fashion
  • Sports, culture and tourism

The India business mission will provide a great platform for business matching and open up opportunities for collaboration and the chance to develop long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships.

For further information on this upcoming mission email dsd.missions@sa.gov.au

Registrations for the May 2016 South East Asia Business Mission have now closed.

For further information on the next mission to this region, email dsd.missions@sa.gov.au

Key dates

26 May - 5 June 2016: South East Asia Business Mission 

South Australia - South East Asia - Draft commercial program
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Supporting Minister Robb’s Federal USA Trade Mission
16 - 26 February 2016

Registrations for the April 2016 China Business Mission have now closed. 

For further information on the next mission email dsd.missions@sa.gov.au

Key dates

5-9 April 2016: Shandong Business Mission

11-15 April 2016: Australia Business Week in China, hosted by Federal Minister Andrew Robb

South Australia - Shandong - Draft commercial program
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Shandong cities information
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Suggested Delegate Flight Itineraries - Departures
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China Events February - March 2016
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Register to participate

Priority will be provided to companies that are:

  • currently engaged with the export market in focus
  • currently exporting, however not yet engaged with the market in focus
  • export capable and requiring international market experience in order to commence trade and export activities
  • South Australian businesses seeking partners for prospective investment proposals in target markets.

I would like to register for the October 2016 Europe mission.

I am interested in going to:

Do you currently export into your region of interest?

What are your objectives for export/trade?

Do you want to receive regular updates from the Department of State Development in regards to upcoming missions?

Important information

Note:

  • Registration does not guarantee participation
  • Mission participants are expected to meet their own costs
  • A non-refundable $200 administration fee for each mission will be required to be paid by delegates
  • Participation is subject to terms and conditions.

Inbound missions

The State Government’s International Business Mission Program also comprises an inbound mission calendar, hosting business and government representatives from our international target regions at times throughout the year aligning to major activities showcasing the State.

Events include:

  • OzAsia Festival
  • Tour Down Under
  • T20 International Cricket Series – Australia Day
  • Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival
  • Royal Adelaide Show.

For more information email dsd.missions@sa.gov.au