UKTI South East Market Visit to Australia

18 January 2011

To take advantage of significant business opportunities in the Aerospace, Airport & Homeland Security sectors in Australia, UK Trade & Investment South East (UKTI) are organising a market visit to Australia from 26th February – 5th March 2011.

Australia is the world's 14th largest economy and has maintained a steady GDP growth rate (around 3.5% per annum). Ranked as the world's most resilient economy for six out of the last eight years, it is the only advanced economy not to have fallen into recession during the economic downturn.

The Asia Pacific region has leap-frogged Europe and North America to become the world's leading aviation market in the first six months of 2010. According to the latest sample data from the Airports Council International, the leading Asia Pacific airports handled close to 500 million passengers in the first half of 2010.

Homeland Security is at the forefront of Australian National Defence policy defining the following key challenges, border violations, cyber attack, airport security, protection of critical infrastructure and 1st responder C2.

Border immigration control in cooperation with New Zealand through the use of advanced biometrics is currently a mainstream programme.

To take advantage of these opportunities UK Trade & Investment South East (UKTI) are organising an Aerospace, Airport & Homeland Security Market Visit to Australia from 26th February-5th March 2011, pivoting around Avalon 2011, Australia's premiere Aerospace and Defence exposition.

 
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