Minister for Trade to launch World Expo 2010 pavilion
Minister for Trade Simon Crean will travel to China this week to launch the Australian pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 this Friday.
“Shanghai World Expo 2010 offers a unique opportunity to showcase Australian culture, innovation and capability to an estimated seven million Chinese and overseas visitors to the Australian pavilion,” said Crean. “Australia’s pavilion will demonstrate our innovation and achievement in strategic sectors and will run a targeted business program to maximise the impact of our participation in the Expo.”
The visit will also involve meeting with senior Shanghai leaders to discuss trade issues, as well as progress exports and commercial interests in the emerging inland regions of Kunming and Wuhan.
Crean will open the Australian Architecture and Design Exhibition in Kunming to promote Australian involvement in major infrastructure projects tomorrow, and lead an Australian green-building mission in Wuhan on Wednesday.
“Australia is seeking to diversify and deepen our strong trading relationship with China into new sectors such as architecture and design, green-building, environmental management and sustainable development,” remarked Crean.