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Visit to the United States to showcase a Future Made in Australia

by Advance Global Australians
Jun 19, 2024 3:42:23 PM

Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic will visit the United States of America from 1 to 6 June.

In San Diego, the Minister will lead the Australian presence at the BIO International Convention 2024 (BIO2024), championing the nation’s extensive capability in medical science and biotechnology.

BIO2024 is the largest and most comprehensive event for the global biotechnology industry, with over 20,000 participants and 7,000 companies from 84 countries expected to attend this year’s event.

Working with international partners to attract and enable investment in Australian ideas, the visit will also showcase the potential and opportunity of a Future Made in Australia.

Meeting with industry leaders during the visit, the Minister will highlight Australia’s vast economic and research strengths and the government’s commitment to growing the sector. 

Australia’s health and medical research ranks 7th in the world, demonstrating our potential as a global hub for advanced manufacturing and clinical trials, with increasing scope to continue building on proven success. 

Our world-leading therapeutic research includes areas such as, oncology, immunology and regenerative medicines like cell and gene therapies, along with nucleic acid therapeutics including next generation RNA-based therapeutics.

Encouraging investment and showcasing Australia’s commitment to research, development and manufacturing, Minister Husic will meet with a range of global biotech companies during his time in the US. 

While in San Francisco, the Minister will also position Australia as a partner of choice for battery technology development and critical technology investment.

The Albanese Labor Government’s $22.7 billion Future Made in Australia package is creating once-in-a-generation opportunities to capitalise on our competitive advantages, while creating more secure jobs, now and in the future.

Quotes attributable to the Hon Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science:

“The United States is one of Australia’s closest friends, and through that friendship I look forward to reinforcing Australia as an economic, trade and investment partner of choice.

“This year’s BIO International Convention 2024 presents another opportunity for Australian industry to connect with the world, asserting our position as a global leader in medical, science, research and biotechnology.

“We’re securing Australia’s place in a changing world through our Future Made in Australia, because a country that makes things creates secure jobs.”