Austrade chief to speak at marine export conference
Austrade Chief Executive Peter Grey will address the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference to be held 17-18 May at Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast.
The conference will run in conjunction with the 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and has attracted registrations from countries all over the world, including the Middle East, China, Taiwan, the United States and New Zealand.
The Australian marine industry is a growth area, attracting new markets in Chna, Korea, Dubai, the US and Europe. Between 2008-09 marine exports were worth more than $459 million, with $6.4 billion gross value of production, and are estimated to generate domestic employment of up to 29,000.
The conference aims to bring together industry stakeholders, boat builders, service providers and marine industry manufacturers as well as promoting Australia as a cruising and refit destination, and providing a venue for overseas companies interested in investment and partnership opportunities to meet local business representatives.
According to Superyacht Australia and Australian Marine Industry Export Group (AIMEX) CEO MaryAnne Edwards, “[Peter Grey’s] considerable knowledge of global markets will provide a valuable contibution to the conference program and be a drawcard for many delegates.”