PREMIER Lara Giddings will be joined on next month's Asian trade mission by more than double the number of business leaders, council representatives and government department bureaucrats than last year's trip.
More than 60 delegates will take part in various stages of the two-week trip to Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Japan, compared with 25 who accompanied her on last year's trade mission.
The Launceston City Council will be among the first-timers on this year's trip, which will leave for Indonesia on September 1.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the trip was a chance to consolidate and build on connections made during the council's official visit to the country in October last year.
"We obviously want to meet with the business people in Jakarta and we'd also like to meet with the local mayor," Alderman van Zetten said.
"We see Indonesia as important as a growing middle to upper class of people."
General manager Robert Dobrzynski and the economic development officer will also be in the council's contingent.
Tasmania's fresh produce industry will be well-represented with several fruit growers, seafood companies and an onion producer joining the mission.
Higher education will also be a key focus with representatives from TasTAFE, the Australian Maritime College and University of Tasmania all going.
Grange Resources is the only mining company to go and no forestry businesses will be part of the trip.
Staff from Tourism Tasmania, the Economic Development Department and Department of Premier and Cabinet will also make the trip.
Ms Giddings will release more details about the trip's itinerary today.