Northern businesses meet global investors

Monday, 20 November 2017

Entrepreneurial and investment-ready northern Australian businesses are showcasing projects and business opportunities in Cairns this week.

They will connect with more than 200 global investors—representing 25 countries—at the Northern Australia Investment Forum from 19–21 November to pitch their high-potential and early-stage projects.

The forum—part of the Australian Government’s developing northern Australia agenda to boost investment and business opportunities in the north—is a high-level, invitation-only event for senior leaders from international and Australian companies.

Co-hosted by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matthew Canavan, and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, the forum will help to unlock the trading and investment potential of the north.

Following an earlier successful investment forum in Darwin in 2015, this year’s forum will focus on investment and partnership opportunities in the resources and energy; food and agribusiness; and tourism sectors.

It will also showcase successful and potential Indigenous investment projects with land holders available to engage directly with investors on specific projects.

Investors will also engage with government representatives; industry experts on northern water, biosecurity, labour and skills, native title, infrastructure and geology issues.

View the Ministers' media release.

Read more about the government’s northern trade & investment and business agenda.