G’Day USA 2013 Celebrates 10 Years Of Australia Week

The Multi-City Program Showcases Australian Capabilities in the USA and Underscores the Vital Partnership Between the Two Nations

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012

G’Day USA, the annual program showcasing Australian capabilities throughout the United States is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with an exciting slate of events in January 2013. It kicks off in Los Angeles with a Tourism Summit promoting Australia as a premium holiday destination for the US and a Black Tie Gala highlighting Australia’s cultural and creative talents and deep ties to the US entertainment industry. G’Day USA includes over 20 new business, clean tech, investment, energy, innovation and tourism events in 7 cities over 12 days in January 2013. The program fosters business opportunities for Australia and US companies and underscores the economic relationship with the United States, Australia’s largest trade and investment partner.

Wally Mariani, G’Day USA Organizing Committee Chairman said, “Australia and the United States have built an enduring relationship of shared mutual values and interests over the last century. The founding partners are extremely proud of the proven success of the program in generating business and trade opportunities between Australia and the United States and look forward to the next 10 years of G’Day programs.”

As the first city to host G’Day USA in 2004, it is fitting the 2013 program kicks off in Los Angeles with a two day Tourism Summit opened by Australian Minister for Resources Energy and Tourism, Martin Ferguson from 10-11 January prior to the LA Black Tie Gala on 12 January.

This year, the San Francisco Bay area will be the location for a dynamic US Australian Dialogue on Water and Energy (14 January) and a US Australian Dialogue on Energy (16 January) both opened by the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus. An Innovation Dinner (15 January) featuring Australian Ambassador, Kim Beazley and honouring Australian Nobel Prize winner, Brian Schmidt and a Premium Food and Wine Dinner (14 January) will also take place in San Francisco introducing guests to Australia’s epicurean delights and groundbreaking work in science and technology.

Sacramento plays host to a Dialogue on Carbon Pricing on 15 January which will bring together Australian, Californian, EU and Canadian policy makers, business and academics to share best practice in developing an efficient and cost effective market based solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions and link carbon markets.

10th Anniversary G'DAY USA activities in New York include the Australian Outlook Luncheon on 18 January, with a presentation by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia, Wayne Swan and a Black Tie Gala honouring the 150th Anniversary of Australia’s Coopers Brewery and renowned journalist Michael Ware.

Chicago will host a second Carbon Trading event on 17 January and a Black Tie dinner featuring Australian food, wine and entertainment on 19 January.

Houston will host the 5th Annual Australian American Chamber of Commerce Energy Conference on 18 January, as well as a Black Tie Gala on 19 January honoring Australian NASA Astronaut Andy Thomas and his wife, and fellow NASA astronaut, Shanon Walker.

The core G’Day USA Australia Week 2013 program runs from January 9 – 22, 2013. For details on each event plus the complete list of G’Day USA partners, sponsors and participants, please visit http://www.australia-week.com.

ABOUT G'DAY USA: AUSTRALIA WEEK 2013
G’Day USA is an annual program designed to showcase Australian capabilities in the USA. The 2013 G’Day USA program of events will mark the 10th anniversary of the platform and sets the bar for the next decade of G’Day USA.The 2013 program brings focused business, government, environment, innovation, culture and tourism events to seven cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Chicago, Houston and Boston) with the goal of strengthening bilateral collaboration and realizing new business opportunities. These events will reach targeted audiences through conferences and forums, networking and promotions. The events are produced by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Qantas Airways, Tourism Australia and Austrade. For more information visit http://www.australia-week.com                                                     #    #    #


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