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2 May 2018

Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, visited the United States last week to advance opportunities for Australia as part of the ongoing G’Day USA program.

As part of the visit Minister Ciobo promoted Australia to key American business events stakeholders in New York at an event showcasing Australia’s world class food and wine.

Business events visitors from the United States are particularly valuable to Australia, with 135,000 arrivals spending $814 million in Australia last year.

In February Minister Ciobo launched a $12 million Boosting Business Events Bid Fund Program to help secure more international incentive, exhibition and association events in Australia.

Applications for the bid fund opened this week.