DKA connects with China
Sep 03, 2018
DKA CEO Lauren Ganley travelled to China last week to showcase the Northern Territory to business and industry representatives.
Ms Ganley spent time in Shenzhen, China with a group of more than eighty Northern Territory delegates led by Chief Minister Michael Gunner. With collaboration between the NT and China growing more each year, this was an exciting chance for delegates to explore opportunities in international education and training, energy, tourism, and agriculture.
Mr. Gunner said,
“Private sector investment and Government facilitated projects contribute significantly to the Territory economy through the creation of jobs and business opportunities. This is why delegations like this are so important.
“Businesses will benefit from face-to-face contact with local businesses from Shenzhen, which is a market of around 20 million people.”
As the only delegate from Alice Springs, Ms Ganley was proud to share the boundless potential of Central Australia. In an interview with Chinese international English-language news channel CGTN news, Ms Ganley said that the Desert Knowledge Precinct in sunny Alice Springs provides the ideal space to test digital and solar energy technologies before marketing products to a global audience. Ms Ganley was also excited to showcase DKA’s flagship project Intyalheme, as well as other programs like edutourism, knowledge experiences for corporate groups and Codes 4 Life.