World Investment Forum opens in Sydney
Over 400 global business leaders and senior officials from 36 countries will converge in
Sydney for the 2019 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the three-day
forum funded by the NSW Government will provide an opportunity to attract global investment
to key industry precincts being developed across the State.
“The World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment has been secured for Sydney for the first
time and brings global business leaders and government officials together to discuss
international investment issues and opportunities,” Mr Ayres said.
Delegates will tour key investment precincts, including the Western Parkland City, Westmead
Health, Education and Research Super Precinct and Sydney Innovation and Technology
Precinct to promote business opportunities in defence, aerospace, startup and tech, health
and medtech, manufacturing, agribusiness, and education sectors.
“The investment appeal of our regions will also be championed including the Special
Activation Precincts being developed in centres like Parkes and Wagga Wagga,” said Mr
“Sydney is the ideal host for this important forum as Australia’s business capital. NSW has
the lowest unemployment rate of any state and a flourishing economy that has seen 28
years of consecutive growth.”
Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney, which secured the World Forum for Sydney, said such
global gatherings provide “long tail benefits” above the expenditure of delegates.
“Forums like these help deliver on economic development goals, attract investment and
talent, creating a focused time and place to form vital relationships for cross-border
The World Forum on Foreign Direct Investment is taking place from 17 to 19 June in Sydney.