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Newsletter 11/2019

皇冠体育投注A Message from Team Australia | Australia at Expo2020

 

DearMembers and Friends of the Australian Business Council,

For those of you I haven’t met (yet) I wantedto tell you a little bit about myself but mainly I want to tell you about why Iam in Dubai. I would be surprised to find someone who isn’t aware of Expo 2020Dubai but as the Commissioner General – Australia, that is what has brought mehere.

I have been with the Australian Department ofForeign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for some time but prior to that I was honouredto serve as a member of the Royal Australian Navy, undertaking numerousoperational deployments including leading teams to enforce United NationsSecurity Council Resolutions in the Persian Gulf. I have held several seniorroles within DFAT, as well as a position at the Australian Embassy in Thailandand I am privileged to lead the team responsible for the Australian Pavilion atExpo 2020 Dubai.

So, lets get to the exciting part…

Australia is pleased to be participating in theExpo as the theme of Connecting Minds: Creating the Future resonatesstrongly with us. Strong global cooperation is imperative if we are to overcomeour most urgent global challenges. We need to encourage our best, most creativeand innovative minds to come together to shape global solutions that benefitall on issues like climate change, cyber security, economic stability, foodsecurity and build a world where opportunities are available for all tocontribute their best.

While this is the first time aworld exhibition has been held in the Middle East, Expo is not just a regionalevent. With more than 190 countries participating, Expo 2020 is a globalexperience. It is one that allows all participants to showcase their cultureand their achievements and facilitates greater understanding of our globalneighbours; enabling new opportunities for partnership and strengthening peopleto people links.

皇冠体育投注Australia’s theme for our Pavilion is “Blue SkyDreaming” and represents Australia’s modern and optimistic approach to life –one that thinks outside the box in creating links and solving problems. I meetand talk with a plethora of Industry bodies, Business Councils, corporationsand foreign Governments in my role, and I am struck by the many and variedlinkages we have around the globe. For example, Australian students travel toother countries, and overseas students come to Australia. They do this not justfor the excellent education opportunities, but also to experience and tounderstand other countries and cultures around the world. We visit each other’stourist attractions, and we work together in almost every sector fromhospitality to space!

皇冠体育投注Australia is an attractive and dynamicdestination to do business, invest, study and visit and our participation inExpo 2020 is a significant opportunity in this regard. It will help enhance oursignificant trade and investment relationships with the UAE, the Middle Eastand South Asia; highlight the capabilities of Australian business; attractinbound investment; and expand export markets for Australian companies.

皇冠体育投注We have been focused on ensuring we createopportunities for Australian businesses to demonstrate their abilities and severalAustralian companies have already been successful in winning a considerable numberof expo-related contracts in the UAE across architecture, construction andlogistics. There will continue to be opportunities for Australian companies toparticipate in trade missions, business networking events and sectoralpromotions at the Australian Pavilion during the Expo.

It sounds like a lot of work, but I am notdoing it on my own. I have a wonderful team supporting the Australian Pavilionand I would like to thank all our Government and corporate partners who areworking alongside the Australian Pavilion to ensure we showcase the very bestof Australia to the World during Expo 2020 Dubai!

I hope to see you at upcoming ABCD events andlook forward to welcoming you to the Australian Pavilion when our doors open on20th皇冠体育投注 October 2020!

 

Cheers, Justin

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