Selling to Australia

Is Australia on your export radar?  Too small, you say? Too far away?  Did you know that Australia is the fourth largest economy in the Asia Pacific region and the 13th largest economy in the world?  It has the 6th highest GDP per capita internationally (at over USD 67,000 per person, actually sitting above the U.S. with USD 51,749 per person).  And while much of the world is still recovering from the impact of the Global Financial Crisis, Australia is widely recognized as having emerged relatively unscathed and predictions are for the economy to continue to grow, at a rate of 2.25-3.25% this year.  Australia is also very receptive to U.S. products and services - perhaps you’re not aware that Australia is the 11th largest export market overall for the U.S.?  Aussies have an appetite for almost all things American and they have the capacity to pay!  So if what you know about Australia is limited to kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee, we invite you to a half-day seminar where you’ll hear about opportunities in this potentially attractive market and how to successfully grow your footprint in the Land Down Under.  And though we share a common language and a similar outlook, the seminar will also cover a few key differences that could make all the difference to Australia becoming an exciting new growth market for your business.

Join Senior Commercial Specialist Donna Carter from the U.S. Consulate General in Perth, Australia and from the U.S. Department of Commerce and high caliber trade professionals as they speak about the business climate, sectors of opportunity, logistics and financing options when exporting to Australia. At this seminar, we will also discuss:

  • How to find distributors and marketing partners in Australia
  • How to manage distributors and marketing partners for sales success
  • How the US-Australian FTA agreement benefits your company
  • Markets of opportunity and little known cultural differences that can help you with your sales in Australia
  • International shipping and payment terms and how they apply to Australia
  • An overview of the Australian economy and the future of the Australian dollar

Who Should Attend:

Any staff involved in international sales, finance, shipping and documentation, and management


Donna Carter, Senior Commercial Specialist, Consulate General of the United States, Perth, Australia, U.S. Department of Commerce

John C. Gurney, Senior Vice President, International Department, First Tennessee Bank

Rick Walker, CHB, CSS, Vice President, V. Alexander, International Freight Forwarder

Harry Buscher, Director Export Operations, V. Alexander, International Freight Forwarder
Robert Leach
, Director, Knoxville-US Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

Date & Location:     

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Tech 2020

1020 Commerce Park Drive

Oak Ridge, TN 37405

*Registration begins at 8:30am. Networking event starts at 11:30am to meet experts in international marketing, finance and logistics.

** For additional information, please call Robert Leach, Director of the Knoxville USEAC at 865-545-4637.

Cost: only $59 for this high value, half day seminar (includes lunch!)

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