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2018 NGA Partnership

National Governors Association 2018 Winter Meeting Bilateral with Australian State Premiers and Chief Ministers and Business Leaders

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective, bipartisan voice of the nation’s governors. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths.

The NGA organises meetings of Governors twice annually, in the summer, rotated through the US states, and a winter session, traditionally held in Washington DC.  Almost all State Governors attend the meetings.

The NGA Chairman, Governor Sandoval of Nevada, invited Australia to be an international partner to the NGA for the 2018 Winter meeting and for Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Hon Steve Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and all Australian Premiers and Chief Ministers to attend the Winter session in recognition that the year marks 100 years of Mateship – the centenary of Australia’s military partnership with the United States. All states and territories will attend the meeting except South Australia and Tasmania which are in caretaker mode.

Prime Minister Turnbull will address the opening plenary of the session.

A group of CEOs from major Australian companies will also accompany the delegation to engage in high level business discussions with a group of CEOs from major United States companies with interests in Australia.

The Australian embassy in Washington DC will host the NGA opening reception, showcasing the best of Australian food, wine and culture.