WA trade commissioners put Peel on the map for overseas trade

Photo: Supplied.
Photo: Supplied.

The Peel region played host to four of WA's trade commissioners last week in an effort to put the region on the map for overseas trade.

Peter Baldwin, Stuart Crockett, David McCulloch and Jennifer Mathews, who represent India, China, Japan and Indonesia, were joined by representatives from the Invest and Trade WA team for the visit.

It was an chance for them to learn about local trade and investment opportunities, as well as plan for the region's future growth.

Staff from the Peel Development Commission took the opportunity to brief the commissioners on the region's development priorities and unique capabilities.

They took a progress tour of DevelopmentWA's Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, headed out on the waterways for a Mandurah Cruise and visited Fruitico's Riverdale Farm.

The projects illustrated the region's advantage with existing and emerging export and tourism opportunities, and demonstrated how it is becoming a regional hub for innovation in food and agriculture.

The comissioners were able to learn more about the region and create new connections with the potential to advance international business opportunities.

Peel Development Commission chair Paddi Creevey said collaboration was a key component of the organisation's plan to diversify the regional economy and create a bright future for Peel.

Mrs Creevey said the visit resulted in plenty of "follow-up potential".

"Our role in connecting communities, industry and government helps to make our region prosper and our regional economy stronger," she said.

"A strong economy and regional prosperity requires collaborative relationships between industry, government and communities.

"The Trade Commissioners' visit was a fantastic opportunity to link into relationships with some of our closest international economic partners and achieve advocacy for the investment opportunities our region offers."