Australia vs India Test match ripe for SA business pitch

Test cricket at Adelaide Oval will provide the perfect backdrop for an inbound Indian trade mission as South Australian companies pitch their products and services to a high-profile delegation.

The four-day visit, beginning today, will showcase some of the state’s top tourism attractions while providing the chance for delegates to meet local companies looking to export to India, as well as highlight key investment opportunities in SA.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway said he expected the group to be “bowled over’’ by South Australia’s rich culture of enterprise and endeavour.

“We know India loves its cricket and what better way to pitch our state’s significant trade, tourism and investment offerings than against the backdrop of Test cricket at the iconic Adelaide Oval,’’ said Minister Ridgway.

“The delegation will meet with senior South Australian industry and government leaders, and also have the opportunity to visit our newest innovation and entrepreneurship precinct - Lot Fourteen.

“As our two cricket-loving nations battle it out in the middle, we look forward to creating some long-lasting positive business relationships off-field.”

The trade mission represents key sectors of opportunity between the two regions, including; tourism; water and environment; defence; investment; technology and innovation and agribusiness.

India is the world’s third largest economy and South Australia’s fourth largest export market valued at $891.9 million, and second largest source of overseas students.

More than 12,000 India tourists visited SA in 2017.

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