Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ECDC, Australia-Africa Chamber of Commerce come together to grow trade and investment relations


Companies in the Eastern Cape will get an opportunity to identify and explore trade and investment opportunities available in the Australian market during the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) three-part virtual export and investment webinar series.

The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, 15 September followed by two more sessions on 6 October and 3 November.The series is brought to you in partnership with the Australia-Africa Chamber of Commerce, Exporters Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber and the Border Kei Chamber of Business.

These webinars are targeted at Eastern Cape and Australian companies who are looking at creating long-term business partnerships between the two regions. They will explore topics such as: Exploring export and investment opportunities from the Eastern Cape to Australia, Exploring export and Investment opportunities from Australia to Eastern Cape and Business to Business e-meetings between Eastern Cape and Australia Companies.

“The purpose of the webinars is to introduce Eastern Cape companies to the networking organisations that can assist their companies to identify, explore and realize new potential export or investment opportunities from the Eastern Cape to Australia. The topics will cover the ease of doing business both in the Eastern Cape and Australia, “said ECDC Head of Trade Promotion, Phakamisa George.

He notes that in the past, Australia and South Africa traditionally may have focused on the competing similarities of the two economies. The idea is to also look into the untapped potential of exportable goods and services from the Eastern Cape to Australia. “The changing global and local economic and trade environment necessitates that companies explore new opportunities provided by the Covid-19 pandemic among others,” George added.

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