- Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan to represent the State Government at 2019 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference
Regional Western Australia's export capabilities in agriculture, renewable hydrogen and tech metals will be on the agenda as Minister Alannah MacTiernan represents the State Government at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in China this week.
Jointly initiated by 29 countries and inaugurated on February 27, 2001, the Boao Forum for Asia is the premier forum for Asian economies and emerging markets.
The forum brings together heads of state and government, Ministers, heads of international organisations, CEOs, economists and journalists from Asia and beyond.
The Boao Forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss issues relevant to Western Australia and the region at the highest level with Asian and global leaders across politics, business and academia.
Comments attributed to Regional Development and Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"Our Government is absolutely committed to driving job creation and new economic opportunities in our regional areas.
"There is a growing demand across Asia for new Western Australian products - from tech metals like lithium and dysprosium, to renewable hydrogen and premium food and meat.
"The Boao Forum is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Western Australia's emerging export industries, ensuring our regional communities continue to thrive and take full advantage of the new opportunities in Asian market demand."
Minister's office - 6552 6200