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AIMIA Facilitates Export Opportunities

AIMIA signs MOU with Mainland Hong Kong ICT Business Development Centre (June 26, 2004)

Australias industry body for interactive media, the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association ( AIMIA) has joined the China Australia ICT Business Network, formed to assist Australian ICT companies enter mainland China and Hong Kong markets and to provide a global platform for business matching.

 T he newly formed non-profit-making organisation, Mainland-Hong Kong ICT Business Development Centre, signed 14 bilateral Memoranda of Understanding with ICT organisations from 12 countries including Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Italy, India, Kenya, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The MOU called for cooperation in cross country activities and fostering technology and business partnership amongst SMEs of both countries in fields of research and development, technology transfer and commercialisation, application localisation, education and training activities.

 AIMIAs Executive Director, Louise van Rooyen, said: ?AIMIAs involvement with the China Australia ICT Business Network signifies a strong commitment to promoting the growth and success of our industry and the importance of export and how this is paramount in strengthening the future of Australias digital content and software development industries. We hope the new alliance encourages Australian ICT SMEs to consider export and become involved in programs designed to assist new exporters, such as TradeStart.

 TradeStart is a national network of export assistance offices, operating in partnership with Austrade. AIMIA is an ICT Industry Specialist TradeStart provider, with locations in both NSW and QLD servicing the whole of Australia. AIMIA works with a diverse range of clients on the TradeStart program including software developers, digital media companies, wireless developers, eLearning and other service providers in the interactive media space, and has assisted over 70 companies in less than two years.

 According to AIMIAs TradeStart Export Manager, Janelle Ledwidge: ?TradeStart and AIMIAs expertise in interactive media really does provide the best possible platform for Australian ICT companies to develop their export potential, and we look forward to continuing our work with Austrade over the coming years in facilitating this important national initiative.

 ICT companies interested in export and TradeStart should contact AIMIA and visit for further information.

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