Reaching South to the NT
LDC recently joined an 80 strong NT delegation for the Reaching South event at Shenzhen in southern China on 30 and 31 August. The event successfully raised the profile of the Territory to our northern neighbours and showcased a range of trade and investment opportunities.
Prospective investments were promoted in a number of round table sessions which focused on minerals and energy, infrastructure and logistics, agribusiness, tourism and international education and training.
Participation by 52 private sector delegates provided exposure and insights into doing business with China. The direct 5 hour flights between Darwin and Shenzhen by Donghai Airlines opens up unique opportunities to access a population base of around 20 million people in Shenzhen and over 60 million in the wider Pearl River Delta / Bay Area. The size of the NT delegation clearly demonstrated the Territory’s commitment to establish business relationships with China. InvestNT did an excellent job hosting the event without losing a single delegate.