ACT investment opportunities highlighted at Australia Week in China

Released 08/04/2014

As part of the ACT Government's participation in Australia Week In China, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher will from tomorrow (Wednesday) hold a series of meetings with leaders and investors in the Chinese business and education sectors to promote Canberra as a preferred destination for trade, investment and education.  

"The ACT is already forging strong links with China particularly with tertiary education institutions and this trip provides the ACT with an important opportunity to re-connect with those institutions while also establishing new links with business and other educational organisations," the Chief Minister said.

"Being part of this important relationship building program will lift the profile of Canberra in China as an important destination for two-way trade, investment, student recruitment and of course tourism visitation."

Meetings with key stakeholders in the areas of infrastructure development and urban transport will provide an opportunity to showcase transformational projects such as the City to the Lake precinct development and Capital Metro light rail to interested investors.

The ACT Government's commitment to investing in initiatives associated with renewable energy and the use of digital technologies will be the focus of meetings with the Zhenfa New Energy Group and Huawei Corporation.

The Chief Minister said that the ACT Government representatives would be joined by the Vice-Chancellors of the two major ACT Universities, University of Canberra and the Australian National University.

"I am pleased that Professor Stephen Parker and Professor Ian Young will be able to join me and the other ACT representatives on this trip to promote Canberra's education credentials and also to further distribute the StudyCanberra message," the Chief Minister said."This high profile trip, led by the Prime Minister, will give the ACT another boost as not only a study destination, but also a great trade and investment opportunity and promote the nation's capital as an enjoyable travel destination."

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