Mat Lewis, is the TradeStart Advisor for the South West Development Commission in partnership with Austrade over the last past 9 years.
Mat moved to Margaret River after graduating from his Bachelor of Business degree in 1995 and in 1996, he came up with the idea of the Margaret River Wine Club. Mat says returning to Perth to study Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia helped his vision become reality of developing a Marketing Agency in Margaret River called CREATIVE JUICES. Combining his Creative design skills with his strategic and relationship marketing has allowed Mat to create a truly International Wine Club based in Margaret River. Mat understands the Importance of Destination Marketing and a cooperative approach to customer loyalty across lifestyle industries.
Mat Lewis was appointed the Coordinator of the highly successful MasterCard International Wine Tourism Conference staged in Margaret River in 2004, which has set the benchmark for Wine Tourism Strategies and businesses.
In 2006 Mat was appointed the TradeStart Export Advisor for South West Development Commission and awarded the Client Services award by Austrade in his first 6 months. Over the past 8 years, Mat has undertaken over 18 trade missions in International Markets and coordinated Inward delegations on a regular basis, playing host to a region he is passionate about. He is an invited speaker at International events and develops strategies for regional businesses. With over 20 years background in the wine industry, Mat has the local knowledge and event background to coordinate a unique experience in marketing.