This Sunday I fly to Guangzhou, China, leading a 100-person delegation to mark the 30th anniversary of our sister city relationship. The delegation includes businesses traveling with the Australia China Business Council, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and representatives from the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
This is the first time the City has led a campaign promoting Sydney’s economy overseas and I am really pleased that our events – a business summit, sustainability forum, alumni reunion, Sydney Symphony concert and art exhibition – will provide opportunities to celebrate and strengthen our longstanding economic, cultural and civic connections with Guangzhou.
Sydney and Guangzhou are natural partners. Both are outward-looking, economically-dynamic cities with thriving services and innovation sectors. This milestone presents a significant opportunity to promote Sydney’s global economy and world-class cultural institutions in southern China.
I’ll keep you updated with our progress over in China, and you can read more about the trip here.