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The Business Engagement Program (BEP) was designed to create and leverage economic opportunities to the NT by encouraging international investors to visit Darwin during the Arafura Games. A program of investment-themed events, functions and seminars took place between 26 April and 1 May, highlighting Territory industries such as agribusiness, minerals and energy, tourism, innovation, international education, health, and oil and gas supply and service opportunities.

A successful History of Trade Exhibition was curated as a backdrop to the BEP events, and to introduce the products and commodities of the Territory in an interesting and unique way. This exhibition was open to the public during the week of the games, drawing enthusiastic support from the visitors who attended.

The BEP sessions were well attended, with many visitors making the trip to Darwin especially to be present. Extremely positive feedback was received from all stakeholders, including attendees, speakers, session organisers, sponsors, and supporters.

For further information please contact the International Engagement team on 08 8946 9552 or

Cattle being loaded onto boats at Darwin wharf.
Caption: Cattle being loaded at Darwin wharf circa 1925 - Vestey’s established an export trade to Manila at about this time. PH0112/0013, Phyllis Moyle Collection, Northern Territory Library.
Wall panels at the History of Trade exhibition
Caption: History of Trade exhibition at the Darwin Convention Centre from 27 April to 4 May 2019.

Activate Darwin Hub
19 Smith Street Mall, Darwin 
Now until mid June 2019
Open 8am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

A new History of Trade exhibition was curated for the Arafura Games Business Engagement Program and installed at the Darwin Convention Centre, level 2. The exhibition is now on display at the Activate Darwin Hub space in Smith Street Mall.

Come and learn about the commodities and industries that have shaped the modern Territory. Free to attend.

Get the exhibition guide:

History of Trade exhibition guide PDF (4.3 MB)
History of Trade exhibition guide DOCX (9.2 MB)

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous sponsorship. We appreciate our sponsors support in promoting and strengthening our international trade and investment relationships and promoting the Territory as a great place to live, work, study, do business, and visit.

104.1 FM, Charles Darwin University, Critical Care and Trauma Response CentreGlobal Labour Solutions

Last updated: 04 February 2020

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