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Perth and Western Australia Meeting Planners Guide : 2016-2018 Meeting Planners Guide
Agriculture Agriculture remains a vital component in WA’s production and export industry. Products developed for our remote, harsh environment have been critical for success, while driving the development of specific equipment and system solutions. • Wheat is our fifth-largest export. • Other major exports include grain, wool, livestock, barley, beef and lamb. • The gross value of agriculture production in Western Australia rose 22% to $11.0 billion in 2013-14. • The value of the State’s agri-food exports rose 10% to $7.6 billion in 2013-14 . WA’s strict quarantine requirements ensure it remains pest and disease-free and a world leader in dry-land farming and technical expertise. Tourism With a wealth of natural attractions and 12,500km of coastline, tourism is a key economic driver for WA: • Generates $9.3 billion per year for our economy. • Creates 94,000 jobs in tourism and related industries. WA is one of the biggest and most diverse regions in the world and is never short of extraordinary experiences with highlights including: • Ningaloo Reef and its natural wonders. • Bungle Bungle Ranges and Karijini National Park. • Broome’s iconic Cable Beach and sunset camel rides. • Swimming with dolphins at Monkey Mia and whale sharks in Exmouth. • World-class food and wine in Margaret River. • Rottnest Island, Kings Park and the Swan Valley closer to the CBD. • A thriving CBD led by elegant and specialty bars in charming alleyways. WAisoneofthe biggest and most diverse regions in the world and is never short of extraordinary experiences. 2016-18 Meeting Planners Guide