A series of specialist workshops to assist businesses get ‘export ready’ kick off in Parramatta this week to provide owners specialist insights into accessing lucrative international markets like China, Japan and South Korea.

NSW Minister for Trade Stuart Ayres said more than 100 businesses have already registered to attend the first ‘Introduction to Exporting’ workshop and encouraged businesses of all sizes to sign on and learn more about getting their businesses onto the international stage.

“There is an insatiable level of demand for the high quality goods and services from NSW across Asia, the United States and Middle East. Last year exports grew overall by 7.5 per cent to the value of an impressive $62 billion,” Mr Ayres said.

“Our highest value exports include meat, world-class education and tourism however the sky is the limit in the diversity NSW exporters have to offer in meeting the projected demand – up to 70 percent by 2055.

“NSW’s strong reputation for high quality goods and services combined with weaker Australian dollar, Free Trade Agreements with Japan, South Korea and China and the US make now the perfect time to crack global markets.”

Western Sydney based Nova Springwater Pty Ltd Company Managing Director Nitin Lotliker will co-host the workshop. He credits his company’s export success to work by the NSW Business Chamber Export Growth China Team for providing market insights and introductions to Chinese importers.

“Our success finally came after displaying our product range at the Shanghai Mart where we gained the attention of suppliers, something we’ve been attempting for two years,” Mr Lotliker said.

“Our 100% Australian owned and operated company has gone from strength to strength and thanks to these insights we are on track to our goal of becoming the biggest exporter of water to the fast growing middle class in China and export markets such as Korea, Japan, US and Middle East.

Business are invited to register free for the first Introduction to Exporting workshop to be held from 8.30am–1.30pm on Wednesday, 23 November at the NSW Business Chamber Parramatta office, Level 12, 100 George Street, Parramatta.

The Introduction to Exporting workshops will tour key locations across the state including Nowra, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Lismore, Orange, Kiama, Bega and Wagga Wagga.

Businesses can register to attend here, or connect with TradeStart Advisers to access market intelligence, capability development, in-market support by calling 02) 9228 3921 or emailing export@industry.nsw.gov.au.

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