Media release from The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP
Two local businesses will talk about their exporting experiences at a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) seminar I am hosting in Frankston next Wednesday.
Matt Bebe from Mornington Peninsula Brewery, and Gerard Murray from Pacific Urethanes in Carrum Downs will provide tips on how businesses can become export ready and share lessons they have learnt.
The seminar is one of the first in a series to be rolled out across the country by the Commonwealth Government since the signing of the landmark FTAs with Japan, Korea and China.
The FTAs are a powerful trifecta which could open up many doors across goods and services for Dunkley businesses.
The agreements provide preferential access to a market of over 1.5 billion people – putting our home-grown businesses in the driver’s seat in these lucrative Asian markets.
All local businesses – either new or established – which are looking for more customers and have the potential to export or are currently exporting are encouraged to attend the seminar. Aside from hearing from local businesses, government trade experts will provide information on how to identify opportunities and navigate the export market, including the government assistance available to help get viable export businesses off the ground.
The seminar is also an ideal networking event, providing participants with the opportunity to share their experiences with other businesspeople.
There’s growing demand across Asia for Australia’s world class goods and services. These opportunities present delicious possibilities and the Government is keen to ensure we can win the economic and employment benefits on offer.
This local seminar is all about ensuring our businesses are well informed about and prepared for the improved market access and that our region and community is able to optimise the benefit.
Taking advantage of the FTAs will create jobs, build our economy and lead to greater prosperity for everyone.
Businesses can register to attend here.
Details on the seminar
Date: Wednesday 8 April
Time: 9-12 noon
Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street Frankston
Media are invited to attend and should register with Kristie Lavery on 0466 305 206.