ASEAN and the doors that keep opening
HunterNet, through the support of Austrade, has been venturing into the ASEAN region for over four years. Since that time, exports from NSW have risen, coal from the Port of Newcastle has increased and the relationship has grown. Although HunterNet is not the only contributor to the improved figures, we have played our part. We have been acknowledged by the State Government for our efforts and have submitted an executive summary to the Ministry of Trade and Industry for their upcoming visit to Vietnam.
What does this mean for our region? Whenever exports increase, it has a flow on effect which equates to employment, growth and security of market. The demands on the supply chain increase and it flows into the community through everyday activities.
To date, we have taken companies to and explored opportunities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, South Korea and Japan. In addition to the countries we have taken trade missions to, we continue to keep abreast of and have been a part of visiting delegations from other Asian countries, including India and Taiwan.
We continue to promote the benefits of Vietnam as a gateway to ASEAN countries as it provides a number of opportunities for Australian businesses. This is due to the openness and willingness of the government and the people to embrace opportunity within their borders. With a market of 633million people in the ASEAN region and accessible from Vietnam, it provides a great launch pad for opportunities.
Projects we are working on at present include:
- Poultry processing plants in North and South Vietnam;
- Renewables project;
- Hydraulic supply;
- Industrial tile manufacturing and supply;
- Agricultural sensory technology;
- Waste to energy;
- Agriculture equipment supply;
- Mining and coal supply;
- Environmental; and
- Port and logistics enhancement.
These projects have come through our membership base and are an evolving proposition for our members which we are actively pursuing on their behalf through the relationships HunterNet has built over the years.
HunterNet is first and foremost about our members; we do understand economics and the flow-on effects that growth through opportunities have on our region. Therefore HunterNet continues to serve for the betterment of all.
Wayne H Diemar
Senior Project Director HunterNet
On behalf of the members of HunterNet
IMAGE | Senior Project Director of HunterNet, Wayne H Diemar; Chairman of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dr Loc; and HunterNet CEO, Tony Cade.
HunterNet is a dynamic business development network focused on opening doors to the global marketplace. They champion the combined capability of their members and promote the Hunter region as an international centre of manufacturing and engineering excellence.