Ministerial Statement NT Expo 1998
Tabled paper 534
Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Daryl Manzie
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A NUMBER OF BUSINESS DEALS WERE CONCLUDED AND EXCELLENT BUSINESS CONTACTS WERE MADE. INDEED, OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ATTENDED AND OFFERED OUTCOMES FROM EXPO, 90% HAVE INDICATED THEY WILL RETURN TO NEXT YEAR'S EXPO. THE ACT CHIEF MINISTER, MRS KATE CARNELL, HAS MADE A COMMITMENT FOR THE ACT TO DISPLAY AT EXPO '99. THE TASMANIAN PARTICIPATION AT EXPO WAS WELL RECEIVED AND I UNDERSTAND THE TASMANIAN DELEGATION HAVE EXPRESSED PLEASURE ABOUT THE INCREASED PROFILE OF TASMANIAN PRODUCTS AT EXPO. EXPO PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INCREASED AWARENESS OF TASMANIAN PRODUCTS, AN INCREASE IN PUBLIC AWARENESS OF WHERE TO PURCHASE TASMANIAN PRODUCTS IN DARWIN AND INCREASED SALES OF TASMANIAN PRODUCTS SOLD LOCALLY. A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES HAVE REPORTED GOOD CONTACTS WHICH ARE BEING FOLLOWED UP. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITORS IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND FOLLOW UP WORK IS REQUIRED. EXPO INCREASED THE PROFILE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WINE AND PORT PRODUCTS.
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