Mission to India to further strengthen trade, investment and job opportunities
More than 50 delegates have left for India to visit the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Bengaluru, and further develop trade and investment opportunities for South Australia.
Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith will lead the mission accompanied by Multicultural Affairs Minister Zoe Bettison, His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia, South Australian Government’s Strategic Water Adviser Karlene Maywald and South Australia’s Strategic Advisor to India, Brian Hayes.
South Australia’s relationship with India will be further strengthened through the key trade sectors including higher education and skills training, premium food, wine and beverages, defence and advanced manufacturing, health, water and environment management and culture, tourism and arts.
India is South Australia’s fourth largest trading partner, with two-way trade valued at AUD$1.12 billion in 2016. Latest trade figures show that in the 12 months to September 2017, the value of South Australia’s overseas goods exports totalled $11.9 billion. This was up 8.9% ($972 million) on the previous twelve months.
The South Australia – India Engagement Strategy is a 10-year plan to grow strategic partnerships with India through investment, trade and business, education, sport, culture, the arts and sciences, and exchanging people, skills and ideas.
Learn more about the South Australia – India Engagement Strategy.