In 2017 the Developing Northern Australia Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel over 19-20 June.

Mr Christopher Rees, Assistant General Manager – Northern Australia Delivery at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission joins us at the conference in Cairns to discuss ‘Attracting productive investment into the north – Austrade’s initiatives for helping develop Northern Australia’.

Mr Christopher Rees

Austrade is committed to contributing towards the development of northern Australia through a number of key initiatives including working to attract more productive foreign direct investment into northern Australia, helping indigenous communities become effective proponents for projects on their land, and helping facilitate productive and early dialogue between potential overseas investors and traditional owners.

Chris Rees, Assistant General Manager, Northern Australia delivery for Austrade, will explain these initiatives, seek views and ideas from the conference, and discuss the northern Australia investment proposition from the perspective of international investors.

For more information on the 2017 Developing Northern Australia Conference and to secure your spot, please visit