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Australia – China 2.0
Trade mission to China
Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Changsha, Guangzhou, China


4-9 Aug 2011


Energy & Environment
Financial services
Health & Medical
Information & Communications Technology


The Australian Government is waiving Austrade’s normal participation fee for this mission

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Australia – China 2.0 trade mission to China

About event :

The Australian Government is leading the Australia – China 2.0 trade mission to China on 4-9 August 2011. The trade mission, led by the Hon Kevin Rudd MP and the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, will focus on China’s second-tier cities and will include visits to Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Chengdu and Chongqing. Dr Emerson will also lead a financial services program in Shanghai on the morning of 10 August in which mission delegates are welcome to participate.

The expansion of these cities will require raw materials – Australia’s traditional exports – but it will also require something more. As urbanisation and wealth spread to the very heart of China, demand for a more sophisticated range of services will also grow: services such as education, banking, financial management and logistics.

China is also focusing attention on the quality of the environment in its cities. This will bring real opportunities for Australia in fields such as architecture, design, green technology, urban planning, water and air quality and waste management.

What to expect from joining this mission

  • Visit several of China’s larger second-tier cities, which are the gateways to regional markets, critical locations as China enters the next phase of its development.
  • Learn from industry and government leaders about development trends and emerging opportunities in regional China.
  • Receive practical guidance on how to successfully operate in China’s major emerging markets.
  • The opportunity to engage with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade over the course of the five day program.
  • Site visits at some locations and the opportunity to interact with Chinese counterparts during various events.
Who should participate :

Senior executives from Australian service-based businesses interested in exploring the China market, including those focusing on:

  • clean energy
  • infrastructure and green building
  • education
  • environmental services
  • financial services
  • professional services
  • logistics
  • information technology
  • health services
  • cultural services 

Chinese representatives of Australian companies may also apply to join the mission.

Austrade package :

For detailed information about this event and the participation package, please refer to the event brochure.

The Australian Government is waiving Austrade’s normal participation fee for this mission.  International and domestic travel costs including accommodation and intercity transport are payable by mission participants.

How to apply :

Registration has closed

Application deadline :

Monday 18 July 2011

Travel details :

Australian travellers should be aware of the increased threat of terrorism globally and should consult the Australian Government’s General Advice to Australian Travellers, which is available at

All Australians travelling overseas, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) before travel. The registration information provided by you will help DFAT to find you in an emergency – whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you, such as: new travel advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.

Australian citizens can register online at

For more information please contact :

Austrade Direct
Tel: 13 28 78

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