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Australia and New Zealand - Economic and Business Development Contacts

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 Scroll down for the directory of area representatives for economic development and other professional service providers for foreign direct investment projects - FDI - in Australia and new Zealand.
Many biotechnology and other life sciences companies from Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asian investment promotion agencies looking to attract biotech companies to their science and technology parks were among the BIO exhibitors in recent years.

Contact us directly to seek advice and referrals for the planning of corporate expansion projects in the region.

See also maps for the Southeast Asia region or directories for other global regions.

Information about Cityscape USA - This series of global events about commercial real estate investment and city development projects in big emerging markets will return to New York City in November 2009, and will also showcase developments in North American cities to major foreign investors.  Contact us for details.

Cityscape Asia -  Singapore.

Cityscape China - Shanghai

Cityscape India - Mumbai


Cityscape Dubai  

Cityscape Abu Dhabi  

Cityscape Latin America - Sao Paulo 

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Economic development organizations are encouraged to inform us of their websites and contact details so that we can make it easier for potential investors to find them. We are independent advisors doing global market research and confidential referral work - not a local government or non-profit economic development organization or directory publisher.
See explanation of column headings below

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Maps of Australia and New Zealand




Website and other resources
Austrade - Australian Trade Commission Country
Invest Australia Country

Queensland Government - State Development & Innovation State

Invest Brisbane - Brisbane Marketing City
Port of Brisbane Corporation Port
Brisbane Airport Airport
Australia Trade Coast - Brisbane port area development

City area
New South Wales      
New South Wales Department of Trade & Investment State
Australian Technology Park Local
Australian Capital      
Australian Capital Territory Government Office of Business & Tourism Territory - Canberra   Investing in Canberra
State Government of Victoria Australia State

Invest Victoria State
Business Victoria State
City of Melbourne City
Melbourne Docklands Local
Powercor Australia Utility
South Australia      
South Australian Government State
South Australia Dept of Business Manufacturing & Trade State
Invest South Australia State
Western Australia      
Western Australia Commerce & Trade State
Northern Territory      
Trade Development Zone Authority Darwin NT Local
Tasmania Dept of State Development State
New Zealand      
Investment New Zealand Country

NY 212-832-7420

CA 310-460-4424
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise - economic and trade development Country
Trade New Zealand Country
West Coast Development Trust, Greymouth NZ Region
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :
Name e-mail Phone Fax
Bruce Donnelly 847-304-4655 847-304-5375
The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the Australia and New Zealand region by including more relevant links to useful content than just the local website.  The directory may also identify other contacts of potential interest to executives and business advisors on a selective basis, as in the case of the following initial examples.  We work together with EDO's and IPA's (Investment Promotion Agencies) to share timely knowledge about the benefits of their areas as we serve potential investors and advisors who are responsible for business location or site selection decisions for foreign direct investment (FDI) or capital investment projects such as new factories or offices, expansion projects, business relocation, and consolidation of operations as in post-merger integration situations.

Please contact us for project assistance.  Related services support global B2B technology partnering

Other sources of information            
The following additional sources of information are included here for ease of reference.  Refer also to the list of US Government and related information sources for these or other countries.  Have you found other good sources, or local contacts for economic development and investment support?  Please let us know so that we may share them with others.
Source Website
American Embassy, US & Foreign Commercial Service office, which prepares the Country Commercial Guide  
This list is under development and will be revised soon  
Corporate Real Estate Firms

This section will be used  for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms with operations in the region.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We may also provide selective major property listings for the region, with links to the real estate firms and agents involved.

Colliers International - Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne -2, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney -5), New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington)
Regus - furnished, staffed, and equipped offices on short-term leases, plus meeting rooms, videoconferencing, and temporary (daily) space which may be useful to project teams needing a place to operate in an area during planning or startup work   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide

including Melbourne, Perth, Sydney (2), Auckland

Business Location Consultants, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services.

The Austin Company - see Profile (link) of services; offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, and Shanghai
Tax and Legal Consultants

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of tax advisors and international legal advisors.

Pacific Rim Advisory Council (regional assn. of law firms)
McKee Nelson LLP (has an alliance with Ernst & Young LLP)
Allens Arthur Robinson  (Australia and Asia Pacific region)
Blake Dawson Waldron  (Australia and Asia Pacific region)

Gilbert & Tobin  (Australia and Asia Pacific, IT telecoms and media focus)

with Arculli and Associates (Hong Kong)

Mallesons Stephen Jacques   (Australia and Asia Pacific region)

Banks         This list identifies major banks in the region for convenience.  See also the selective global list in the corporate development and finance section.

Regional directories of economic development organizations and contacts, websites.  See also :
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe    Europe Search South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan

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