SNV Economic Development Representatives in Australia

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – Led by Governor Brian Sandoval, Southern Nevada economic development representatives have departed for Australia as part of a Nevada Trade Delegation lasting until Saturday, August 6, 2016. Along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, economic development representatives include participants from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and the City of Las Vegas.

With stops in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, LVGEA and City of Las Vegas representatives will meet with Australian private industry leaders who are interested in pursuing or strengthening business ties in Southern Nevada, focusing on the areas of water technology commercialization, research and education, mining, tourism and gaming as well as unmanned vehicle technology.“Thanks to the leadership of Governor Sandoval, we have a chance to better connect with industry in Australia and aggressively market Southern Nevada as a globally competitive destination to do business,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the LVGEA. “Australia is an important partner in trade for Nevada. I hope that we can continue to facilitate connections that will foster our relationship even further.”

“I am excited to be part of this trade mission led by Governor Brian Sandoval,” said John Delikanakis, partner at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer and vice-chairman of LVGEA’s board. “Jonas and I have every expectation that this trip will highlight all that Nevada has to offer to businesses. We look forward to cultivating lasting relationships with the Australian business community.”

Also joining the group is Patrick Sinnott, business development manager, Economic and Urban Development Department for the City of Las Vegas.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach.  LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy.  For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit