A delegation of 15 trade officials has opened up potential for new relationships with manufacturers in Albury and across the Riverina.
The trade mission, the fourth in 18 months facilitated by the NSW government, visited Malibu Boats, the Nexus Industrial Precinct, and Geofabrics Australasia.
Austrade NSW state director Anna Lin said 12 countries were represented.
"There's a really strong story about the Albury region in particular, given the proximity to the Victorian border and also the logistics strengths here," she said.
"We heard last night that there are lots of sectors that will benefit from the inland rail opportunity."
New Zealand Consul-General Bill Dobbie said Malibu Boat's 15-year relationship with his country pointed to the strengths of "the single-economic market" shared with Australia.
"I've been keeping an eye out for opportunities to increase two-way trade investment between New Zealand and this part of regional NSW - it's my job now to take those opportunities back," he said.
Export markets have opened recently for Malibu's Australian factory in Albury, where 67 staff produce between seven and eight boats a week.
General manager Price Taylor said they had started exporting to Europe and China in the last two years.
"Out of this factory we export to about four different countries in the EU, to New Zealand, and China," he said.
"China's orders have already doubled this year on last year - they're happy with the product and it's a great market for us.
"We're starting to branch into Asia and touching base with some of the gentlemen and ladies here, we've been able to make some really good contacts.
"The more we can expand and show off Australian manufacturing, the better it is for the region."
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The three-day visit was Ireland's Consul-General Owen Feeney's furthest trip out of Sydney.
"This is about putting the regions on the radar for Ireland and other countries represented here today," he said.
Albury-Wodonga is collectively a $7.3 billion economy with 8000 businesses.