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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THE PENTA GROUP, A GROUP OF INDONESIAN BUSINESS PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH MR ANTON SULEIMAN, ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED IN A SERIES OF BUSINESS BRIEFINGS. THE MAIN AREAS COVERED INCLUDED EDUCATION, MINING, SHIPPING AND A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TERRITORY. MR SULEIMAN LED THE 22-MEMBER DELEGATION HIMSELF. MADAM SPEAKER, AT THE END OF THE DAY EXPO 98 WILL BE JUDGED ON ITS BUSINESS OUTCOMES. WHILE VISITOR NUMBERS MAY HAVE BEEN DOWN THIS YEAR (FROM 32,000 TO 26,000), THE EVENT WAS, WITHOUT DOUBT, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR IN TERMS OF BUSINESS ENQUIRIES GENERATED AND ORDERS SECURED. IT IS WHO COMES THROUGH THE GATES - NOT HOW MANY - THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT. THIS YEARS OUTCOMES INCLUDED: THE JAPE HOMEMAKER CENTRE SIGNED UP WITH SABAH FOR A NATIONAL AGREEMENT ON FURNITURE. THE TOTAL VALUE OF BUSINESS DONE TO DATE WITH INDONESIAN GROUPS IS ABOUT $450,000.
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