India will be Partner Country at CeBIT Australia 2012
The acceptance was made by the Prime Minster of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in response to an invitation from the Prime Minister of Australia, Ms Julia Gillard.
According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, India is Australia's seventh largest trading partner. The two countries recorded approximately AUD 21 billion (EUR 15.7 billion) in trade with one another in 2010¿11. Australian exports to India in this period totaled AUD 18.2 billion (EUR 13.6 billion) while India's exports to Australia amounted to AUD 2.8 billion (EUR 2.1 billion).
The Indian government will send a delegation of Indian diplomats and business executives to Australia to work with their Australian counterparts to further develop trade relations between the two countries.
CeBIT Australia's Partner Country program was launched in 2011 with Germany as the first Partner Country. Partner countries are selected based on the innovation and growth potential of their high-tech marketplaces. The Partner Country concept originated at CeBIT and HANNOVER MESSE in Hannover, Germany.
CeBIT Australia is the largest and most comprehensive annual ICT trade fair and conference in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is organized by Hannover Fairs Australia, a subsidiary of Hannover, Germany-based Deutsche Messe AG. CeBIT Australia celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2011. Since its launch in 2002 it has hosted 280,000 visitors and showcased 5,800 exhibiting companies. Visit www.cebit.com.au for more information.