Booking Information


Transport Mission

Various locations: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, China


18-21 Mar 2019



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Australian Future Transport Mission to China-March 2019

About the event:

Supportive government policy and high levels of investment in research and development (R&D) are facilitating the rapid growth of China’s capabilities in the future transport sector. McKinsey forecasts China’s transport market will be worth US$500 billion by 2030.

Established Chinese technology companies such as Baidu, Tencent and BYD, as well as fast-growing technology firms such as Deep Blue and startups such as Pony Ai, are leading the development of China’s domestic connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) sector.

Australia is actively progressing CAV technologies by rapidly developing and supportive domestic regulatory environment, supporting trials by domestic and international companies, and undertaking advanced R&D. There is a core group of Australian companies with niche technologies to offer China and other markets.

Through meetings and site visits in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the Australian Future Transport Mission to China in March 2019 will connect Australian businesses, researchers and policymakers with leading Chinese companies and industry players, and provide delegates with an in-depth overview of a rapidly evolving market.

Who should participate:

Australian businesses involved in the CAV industry:

  • CAV technology, equipment and service providers such as LiDAR, radar, camera, V2X, ADAS, algorithm-based solutions, AI, big data processing, communications, positioning
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Insurance providers
  • Universities and research organisations
  • Industry bodies
  • Australian government transport departments and policymakers
Austrade package:

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

How to apply:

Apply to participate in this event using the register button below.

Acceptance of your application is not confirmed until you have received formal notification from Austrade. Austrade is not bound to accept any application and shall only do so at its sole discretion so as to best facilitate export and foreign direct investment.

Application deadline:

15 February 2019

Travel details:

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