Perth shares a time zone (of plus or minus two hours) with 60 per cent of the world’s population in countries with the greatest promise for economic growth in the 'Asian Century'. Among these countries are most of Western Australia’s key economic partners, which together accounted for an estimated 92 per cent of all Western Australian merchandise exports in 2015.

This geopolitical advantage, coupled with the State’s abundant mineral wealth, positions Perth to further develop relationships in the increasingly important Indo-Pacific region.

Perth is the only Australian state capital that is contactable with the United Kingdom and Europe during overlapping business hours, which allows for crucial person-to-person contact and real-time problem solving, as well as maximising availability for multi-party video and teleconferencing.