Business missions

Join the Northern Territory Government on trade and investment missions by registering your interest with the individual contacts listed below.

Note: Tourism NT, Chamber of Commerce NT and Austrade missions and events are listed on their respective websites, see bottom of page.

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    May 2018

    14-17 May
    APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association) Conference and Exhibition
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    Location:Adelaide, Australia

    Contact:Kevin Fong, Director TradeNT, (08) 8946 9569, kevin.fong@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:14 April 2018

    Sectors:Oil and gas

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Senior executives and government representatives seeking to engage with counterparts in the oil and gas industry.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Promote the Northern Territory’s petroleum industry developments and related opportunities, for example Darwin will soon supply and service four LNG trains.

    The APPEA Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition is the largest annual upstream oil and gas event in the southern hemisphere, attracting delegates from across the country and around the world.

    Each year, this conference highlights and defines the issues and challenges of upstream petroleum exploration and development on a national and international level. APPEA is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry.

    For more information go to the APPEA 2018 Conference and Exhibition website

    14-20 May
    China Trade and Investment Mission (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:TBC

    Contact:Chris Mouat, Director InvestNT, (08) 8999 7806, investment@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:14 April 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Executive Officer or delegate

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in trade and investment opportunities with China.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Visit to key trading partners to nurture relationships and promote further trade and investment.

    22 May
    United States / Northern Territory Trade and Investment Roundtable (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Sydney, Australia (TBC)

    Contact:Mary Watson, Manager InvestNT, (08) 8946 9556, investment@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:27 April 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Those looking for United States investment or to expand their exports into the United States.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The roundtable will showcase trade and investment opportunities in the Northern Territory.

    June 2018

    12 Jun
    Korea / Northern Territory Trade and Investment Roundtable (date TBC)
    Out

    Location:Sydney, Australia (TBC)

    Contact:Mary Watson, Manager InvestNT, (08) 8946 9556, investment@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:May 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Those looking for Korean investment or to expand their exports into Korea.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The roundtable will showcase trade and investment opportunities in the Northern Territory.

    25-28 Jun
    Japan and South Korea Trade and Investment Mission (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Japan and South Korea

    Contact:Kevin Fong, Director TradeNT, (08) 8946 9569, kevin.fong@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:May 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in trade and investment opportunities with Japan and South Korea.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Visit to key trading partners to nurture relationships and promote further trade and investment.

    July 2018

    4-7 Jul
    Familiarisation visit of Negros Occidental, Philippines (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Negros Occidental, Philippines

    Contact:Kate Walker, Director International Engagement and Coordination, (08) 8946 9557, kate.walker@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:3 June 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:TBC

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in making connections with the Negros Occidental province of the Philippines.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The Governor of Negros Occidental undertook a familiarisation visit of Darwin in May 2017 with a focus on agribusiness and education. The Governor has invited the Northern Territory Government to lead a reciprocal government and business delegation to Negros Occidental to further investigate engagement, trade and investment opportunities between the Northern Territory and Negros Occidental.

    8-12 Jul
    Singapore Trade and Investment Mission (dates TBC)
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    Location:Singapore

    Contact:Kate Walker, Director International Engagement and Coordination, (08) 8946 9557, kate.walker@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:8 June 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in trade and investment opportunities with Singapore.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub and is strategically important to providing sustainable trade outcomes for the Northern Territory. Singapore is also a tropical city with award winning architectural and heat mitigation initiatives.

    Regular missions to Singapore are undertaken to further trade and investment opportunities and to research best practice urban planning concepts which can be used in the Northern Territory.

    23-29 Jul
    India Trade and Investment Mission (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:TBC

    Contact:Chris Mouat, Director InvestNT, (08) 8999 7806, investment@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:23 June 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in trade and investment opportunities with India.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Visit to grow relationships and promote trade and investment.

    August 2018

    20-26 Aug
    Vietnam Trade and Investment Mission (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Vietnam

    Contact:Kate Walker, Director International Engagement and Coordination, (08) 8946 9557, kate.walker@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:20 July 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in promoting their products and services into Vietnam.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Vietnam is an established trade market for the Northern Territory in agribusiness, education and migration. The Northern Territory Government will visit Vietnam in partnership with the South Australian Government to promote Northern Territory products and services and investment opportunities.

    September 2018

    13-15 Sep
    Sabah International Expo (dates TBC)
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    Location:Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

    Contact:Wayne Fan, Manager Trade Development, (08) 8999 5329, wayne.fan@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:TBC

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:TBC

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in promoting their products and services into Malaysia.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The Sabah International Expo (SIE) is Sabah's premier trade fair and a Sabah State Government sanctioned biennially event held in the beautiful City of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

    The main objective of SIE is to provide a platform for exhibitors from near and far to meet; to establish business contacts; to showcase latest products and services from the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) specifically and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) broadly.

    For more information go to the Sabah International Expo website

    19-20 Sep
    Facing North
    Out

    Location:Canberra, Australia

    Contact:Kym Nolan, Director Northern Australia Engagement, (08) 8999 7424, kym.nolan@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:Invite only

    Sectors:All

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Aim is to bring focus on the North and forge key relationships for the future business and economic benefit to the Northern Territory.

    October 2018

    1-5 Oct
    69th International Astronautical Congress
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    Location:Bremen, Germany

    Contact:Claire George, Director Economic and Industry Development, (08) 8999 5369, claire.george@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:1 March 2018

    Sectors:Space

    Proposed lead:TBC

    Who should attend:Those with an interest in growing the space sector in the Northern Territory.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) consists of a scientific conference program and a space exhibition. It is a one time of the year opportunity when about 4,000 space actors from all over the world come together.

    Global, multidisciplinary, and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information and above all new contacts and potential partnerships. The theme is 'IAC 2018 - involving everyone' and is designed to share a vision of a more diverse space sector.

    The extensive research program will place special emphasis on the new generation of space experts, the expansion of equal opportunities, the integration of new countries and start-up companies into the global space network, as well as increasing the public participation.

    For more information go to the International Astronatutical Congress website

    8-13 Oct
    Indonesia Trade and Investment Mission (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Indonesia

    Contact:Kate Walker, Director International Engagement and Coordination, (08) 8946 9557, kate.walker@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:8 August 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Businesses interested in trade with Indonesia.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Trade Expo Indonesia is Indonesia's largest business-to-business trade event showcasing the best of Indonesia’s export products. It is the main international trade event in Indonesia with strong participation from both business and high level government.

    Trade Expo Indonesia is hosted annually by the Indonesian Ministry of Trade and combines regional discussions with business matching and a trade and investment forum.

    16-23 Oct
    Minerals investment delegation to China (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Tianjin and Chongqing, China (TBC)

    Contact:Fiona Park, Director Investment Attraction, (08) 8999 1385, fiona.park@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:1 September 2018

    Sectors:Minerals exploration

    Proposed lead:Minister for Primary Industry and Resources or delegate

    Who should attend:Junior minerals exploration companies with investment-ready Northern Territory projects. Invitation only.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    Promote pre-production Northern Territory minerals projects directly to investors in China. Includes the 20th China Mining Congress and Expo.

    16 Oct
    Japan / Northern Territory Trade and Investment Roundtable (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Sydney, Australia (TBC)

    Contact:Mary Watson, Manager InvestNT, (08) 8946 9556, investment@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:25 September 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Chief Minister or delegate

    Who should attend:Those looking for Japanese investment or to expand their exports into Japan.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The roundtable will showcase trade and investment opportunities in the Northern Territory.

    November 2018

    14-15 Nov
    Timor-Leste International Investment Conference (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Dili, Timor-Leste

    Contact:Kate Walker, Director International Engagement and Coordination, (08) 8946 9557, kate.walker@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:14 October 2019 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:TBC

    Who should attend:Businesses and individuals interested in learning about the investment and business climate of Timor-Leste.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The Timor-Leste International Investment Conference is a landmark event for Timor-Leste to showcase its investment potential across a range of industries such as petroleum / gas, mineral exploration, quarrying, civil construction, coffee and agriculture, tourism, transport and logistics.

    December 2018

    7-9 Dec
    Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games (dates TBC)
    Out

    Location:Brunei

    Contact:Kate Walker, Director International Engagement and Coordination, (08) 8946 9557, kate.walker@nt.gov.au

    Expression of interest deadline:7 October 2018 (TBC)

    Sectors:TBC

    Proposed lead:Minister for the Arafura Games or delegate

    Who should attend:Business and individuals interested in engagement, trade and investment opportunities with Brunei.

    Purpose of mission and why participate:

    The BIMP EAGA Friendship Games is a sporting biennial event between the regions of the four member countries of the BIMP-EAGA. The Northern Territory is an invited partner of the games to participate in sports selected by the host country.

    Participation in the games offers opportunities for emerging athletes to participate at a non-national level, as all athletes are less than 21 years of age.

    There is opportunity to leverage sector specific meetings in the margins  of the games.

Download a printable version of the Team NT business missions 2018 calendar (514.5 kb)

Mission dates and itineraries are tentative and subject to change at short notice. To check the currency of a mission and register your interest, please contact the relevant officer nominated.

For country security and entry requirements go to the Smartraveller website

Tourism NT industry events calendar
Chamber of Commerce NT events
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation events calendar
South Australia's business missions calendar
Austrade events

Last updated: 15 March 2018