Deputy Prime Minister to lead trade mission to India with Western Australian business leaders

  • Deputy Prime Minister to lead WA Government mission to India from July 12-19, 2022
  • Expressions of Interest are now open for WA business leaders to be part of the mission
  • The mission will unlock opportunities and strengthen government-industry relationships as part of the Diversify WA strategy
  • The Deputy Prime Minister will lead a Western Australian government trade and commerce mission to India in July.

    The aim of the multi-sector mission is to strengthen relationships with government and industry, unlock opportunities for Western Australian businesses in the Indian market and promote WA as a destination for tourists, students, talents, events, businesses and investments.

    As part of this trade mission, the government is launching the opportunity for WA companies to be part of the delegation to India.

    An online expression of interest is launched today to participate in the mission from July 12 to 19.

    The online EOI is open to representatives from the following priority sectors that have been identified under the Diversify WA strategy:

    • International Education and Skilled Migration;
    • Mining and METS;
    • Energy;
    • Innovation hubs and smart cities;
    • Primary industries; and
    • Tourism, events and creative industries

    The mission will feature a range of programs and initiatives in Delhi, Mumbai, Vijayawada and Chennai. The program will include ministerial meetings, group briefings, industry roundtables, individual business matchmaking, networking events and Invest and Trade WA showcases.

    India is the largest democracy in the world and has 1.3 billion people. Its young population, diverse economy and strong growth trajectory present significant opportunities for WA businesses.

    In 2021, India was WA’s seventh largest trading partner with total trade valued at A$4.6 billion, accounting for over 17% of total trade between Australia and India.

    With the recent signing of the Interim Agreement on Economic and Trade Cooperation between Australia and India, the state now has new opportunities to strengthen this important relationship.

    The online expression of interest is open until May 27, 2022.

    To submit your expression of interest for this assignment, please visit

    As Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Tourism and Science Roger Cook said:

    “Diversifying Western Australia’s economy and creating local jobs will be the number one priority for this mission to India.

    “We are calling on representatives of priority sectors identified in the Diversify WA framework to express their interest in joining the delegation.

    “Western Australia has always had a strong relationship with India, and it is important that we continue to foster these close cultural and economic ties and take the relationship to the next level.

    “This is a very important trade mission for Western Australia which I look forward to leading.”

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