Md. Governor Larry Hogan to lead joint economic mission to Australia


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will lead a joint infrastructure and economic development mission to Australia from September 22-30 with engagements in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

As chairman of the National Governors Association, Governor Hogan will lead a bipartisan delegation to Sydney to advance his yearlong infrastructure initiative. This is the first international visit as part of the initiative, which the governor launched in July.

“Australia and the United States are the closest of friends and allies, with economic, cultural and geopolitical relationships that strengthen both countries and the world,” said Governor Hogan. “As part of my national infrastructure initiative, our bipartisan delegation will exchange ideas and innovations to modernize our roads, bridges, transit, and ports in order to meet the needs of the 21st century.”

Governor Hogan will meet with Michael McCormack, the deputy prime minister of Australia and minister for infrastructure, transport and regional development, and with South Australia Premier Steven Marshall, who chairs the Council for the Australian Federation, and New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz and Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Director James F. Ports will join Governor Hogan to meet with Australian companies to discuss opportunities for economic partnerships.

“Maryland is open for business, and we are taking that message to one of the world’s biggest economies,” said Governor Hogan. “This mission is all about forging new international partnerships and opportunities to create jobs and strengthen our economy.”

In Adelaide, Governor Hogan will speak at the 2019 Defence Industry Cyber Summit, which attracts over 200 government officials and cyber industry professionals from across Australia.

In Melbourne, the governor’s delegation will meet with the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Transport and the Victoria State Government’s Department of Jobs, Precincts, and Regions and Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning.