World Trade Week NSW 2012, which will feature a series of international trade events across Greater Sydney to recognise the importance of international trade to the NSW economy, in particular the contribution of SMEs, has just officially been launched.
To be held from May 18-25, World Trade Week NSW, which will run in parallel to the international World Trade Week, has been launched to highlight and support exporters, importers and also the service providers who make it possible for NSW companies to compete on the world stage and to bring the world to NSW.
Miriam Feiler, Director of event organiser Import Export Show, said World Trade Week initiatives will replace this year’s Import Export Show, normally held in September. Since its inception, Import Export Show has been part of the NSW Government’s Small Business September events program, which has been cancelled permanently.
“The NSW Government recently announced that it has cancelled this month-long festival. We are establishing World Trade Week NSW to meet the critical educational and mentoring needs of SMEs engaged in international trade,” Feiler explains.
“A strong international trade sector is critical to jobs growth and a strong and competitive NSW economy. It is essential, especially during difficult economic conditions here and abroad, to encourage new entrants and to help existing traders to grow their businesses and develop new markets.”