SAE Byron Bay to host DFAT delegation

TOMORROW SAE Creative Media Institute in Byron Bay will host a delegation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on their campus.

The dignitaries from Malaysia, Timor-Leste and DFAT in Canberra will meet with SAE management to discuss the opportunities and challenges of running a world-class education facility in a regional centre.

Campus Manager of SAE Byron Bay, Bill Wade, said it was a wonderful opportunity to share SAE's success story.

"As head office for SAE's southern region employing 70 staff, and with capacity to provide education for 500 students, the Byron campus is a major contributor to the region - economically, socially and culturally," he said.

"We are also one of 54 campuses located in 28 countries around the world, giving our staff and students access to strong global networks and career pathways. 

"A key focus of SAE is to help generate local innovation and jobs by partnering with industry and equipping students with the skills they need to work globally and live locally."

As part of their visit, the delegation will tour the state-of-the-art audio, film, design and animation facilities at SAE.
International representatives of the DFAT delegation include:

  • Ms Aisyah Shahrizan, Assistant Director of Sectorial Policy Division at the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry; and
  • Mr Aleixo Gusmao, Desk Officer, Pacific Organisations at the Timor-Leste Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

While in northern NSW, the delegation will also visit Byron Shire Council, NSW Business Chamber, Regional Development Australia (Northern Rivers), Lismore City Council, Brookfarm and Catch-a-Crab Oyster Farm.