February 2017

Online webinar

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Webinar: US Market Entry

22 February 2017 - 08 June 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Littler, CST Tax Advisors and the Government of Queensland are pleased to invite you to participate in this three-part webinar series where we will discuss topics including, expanding into the U.S., global talent, structuring expat compensation packets and preparing for global growth.

combination-logosLittler, CST Tax Advisors and the Government of Queensland are pleased to invite you to participate in this three-part webinar series where we will discuss topics including, expanding into the U.S., global talent, structuring expat compensation packets and preparing for global growth.

EVENT DETAILS

Session 1: Expanding Into the U.S.? The Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls of U.S. Market Entry

Date: February 22, 2017 (U.S.) and February 23, 2017 (Australia)
Time: 6:00 p.m. PST (U.S.) and 12:00 p.m. AEST (Australia)
Location: Online / webinar
Why Attend? This session will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up initial operations – is it necessary to set up a local entity?
  • Obtaining investors
  • Visa options available
  • Engaging contractors in new markets – is this possible? What are the risks?
  • Sending employees to a new market on international assignment or secondment
  • Immigration and tax considerations (e.g. tax equalization). How does this affect home country employment? Repatriation
    obligations, etc.
  • Other global issues to consider in international expansion
  • Top tips
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Session 2: Attracting Global Talent and Structuring Expat Compensation Packages

Date: April 5, 2017 (U.S.) and April 6, 2017 (Australia)
Time: 3:00 p.m. PST (U.S.) and 8:00 a.m. AEST (Australia)
Location: Online / webinar
Why Attend? This session will cover the following topics:

  • Transferring employees to a related overseas company
  • Structuring expat assignments
  • Local hires vs. expat hires
  • Taxation and currency considerations
  • Global employee option plans
  • Immigration considerations
  • The most common mistakes global employers make and how to avoid them
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Session 3: Preparing for Stage 2 Global Growth or a Business Sale

Date: June 7, 2017 (U.S.) and June 8, 2017 (Australia)
Time: 3:00 p.m. PST (U.S.) and 8:00 a.m. AEST (Australia)
Location: Online / webinar
Why Attend? This session will cover the following topics:

  • Employing workers in more than one state – what does this mean for risk and compliance?
  • Due diligence – even in a sale, lining your ducks in a row is important to prepare for a purchaser conducting their due diligence
  • Location – is your business placed in the right location for a sale?
  • Executive contracts – what impact will sales have on key employees?
  • Taxation of proceeds of a sale
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SPEAKERS

CONTACT

For more information, please contact Veronica Rodriguez, Littler Global by email vrodriguez@littler.com or Julie Mark, Trade & Investment Queensland by email julie.mark@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

May 2017

Gold Coast

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Explore Business Opportunities During Sudirman Cup 2017

21 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

In 2017, the Total Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup will be held at the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre, which will be the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sudirman Cup 2017 logoTotal Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from 21 – 28 May 2017.

Approved applicants will enjoy a VIP business executive program to visit Queensland and enjoy VIP access to the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup. This opportunity will enable decision makers and investors to become familiar with Queensland capabilities, products and services, and meet Queensland business leaders and owners.

Register below and we will contact you to discuss a business program to suit your needs.

Brisbane, Queensland

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ACBC - Mid-Year Member Networking Drinks & Developing Relationships in Asia, Panel Discussion

31 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join Australia China Business Council for the Mid-Year Member Networking Drinks & Developing Relationships in Asia, Panel Discussion.

ACBC logoJoin Australia China Business Council for the Mid Year Member Networking Drinks & Developing Relationships in Asia, Panel Discussion.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 31, 480 Queen Street Brisbane
Cost: ACBC Members: $55.00; Non-Members: $88.00 (GST Inc.)
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OVERVIEW

Opportunity to hear from the panellists who will share their extensive experience of working in Asia.

Russell Shields – Company Director

Russell is a non-executive director of multiple ASX listed companies including Aquis Entertainment, Retail Food Group and Eclipx. Russell is an experienced banker with extensive experience working across Australia and Asia. From July 2008 to December 2014 Russell was the Chairman of ANZ Banking Group for Queensland & Northern Territory. Before joining ANZ, he was with the HSBC Group (1982 to 2007) with his last posting as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Transport, Construction & Infrastructure based in Hong Kong

David Lyons – Partner Herbert Smith Freehills

David has extensive experience advising clients on transactional, advisory/regulatory and corporate matters (particularly in the financial services arena). David has acted for a number of Chinese clients in relation to their investment in Australia and in other countries. David has served or continues to serve as a board or committee member of a number of Asian business councils and associations including the ACBC Qld since 2005 and was previously on the National Board of ACBC. He was formerly on the Lord Mayor’s Brisbane-Shenzhen Sister City & Asia Pacific Sister Cities Summit Committees. David is a Fellow of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research for all the work he did in China raising funds for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and currently sits on the Boards of Diving Australia and the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Michael Choi – Company Director and Vice President ACBC QLD

Michael has been a director of numerous private and public companies, in Australia including Chinese agriculture company, Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group. Michael was the first Asian-Australian to be elected into the Queensland Parliament and held office for almost 12 years. He was the Assistant Minister for a multitude of portfolios including Mines and Energy, Natural Resources, Trade and Multicultural Affairs. He is a qualified, Australian trained, professional Project Manager and Engineer with over 30 years of experience in development management, design and construction management. He has been an Honorary Ambassador for Brisbane for 20 years and was recently appointed also an Honorary Ambassador for the City of Redland. He was also awarded Honorary Citizen of the City of Shenzhen in China, a sister city of Brisbane. Michael is actively developing business between Australia and China.

Michael Wadley – Principal Wadley Business Consulting Shanghai

Based in Shanghai for more than 15 years, Michael draws on his 30 years of experience in corporate and legal advisory services to facilitate business opportunities between Australia and China in a wide range of sectors. Michael was until recently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Australian listed and Tasmanian based branded food business Bellamy’s. He is a registered foreign lawyer in China and Hong Kong and has been the China Managing Partner of two major international law firms. Michael has served 3 terms on the Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and is a Committee Member of the ACBC QLD.

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For more information, please contact ACBC Queensland
Telephone: +61 7 3102 4094
Email: acbc.qld@acbc.com.au

Canberra, ACT

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CEDA - State of the Nation 2017

31 May 2017 - 01 June 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

State of the Nation is Australia's premier public policy discussion forum, bringing together decision makers and leaders from government, business, industry and community organisations for an intensive, day-and-a-half of presentations and discussions on Australia's future prosperity.

CEDA logoCEDA’s State of the Nation conference brings together the best public policy minds from politics, business, academia and community organisations for open discussions on the key issues facing Australia’s economic and social development.

The 2017 conference will explore whether Australia can sustain its 26 years of consecutive economic growth in the face of an array of challenges including increased global competition, geopolitical uncertainty, industry upheaval, rising inequality and stifled economic reform.

EVENT DETAILS

CEDA – Energy and resources: megaprojects

Date: Wednesday, 31 May to Thursday, 1 June 2017
Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Parliament House Canberra, Parliament Drive, Canberra ACT 2600
Cost: CEDA members and guests – A$2050.00| Non-members – A$2785.00
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WHY ATTEND?

CEDA’s program of expert participants will examine these and other issues in the following themes:

  • Job security, disadvantage and Australia’s rustbelt: where to from here?
  • Australia: leader or laggard in the race to ensure our future industries?
  • Trade in the Trump era: a new risk or a new opportunity?
  • Innovation and collaboration: what matters and what can be done?

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For more information, please contact CEDA:
T: +61 8 7002 8688
E: jim.disher@ceda.com.au

October 2017

Brisbane

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IABCA 2017

13 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership.

The India Australia Business & Community Awards 2017

The India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) 2017 annual awards gala hosted by Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, will take place on Friday 13 October at Brisbane City Hall.

Join His Excellency, Dr. A.M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India in Australia, and Her Excellency, Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner of Australia in India, for a fantastic night of fine dining, unique entertainment, and celebration of outstanding business and community achievements.

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship, community leadership and the exceptional contributions of businesses and individuals to the Australia–India space. It raises awareness of Indians in Australia and Australians in India, in a way that further encourages the rapidly developing relationship between the two countries.

Event Details

Date:           Friday 13 October 2017
Time:           6.30pm–11.30pm
Venue:        Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Dress:          Indian Attire or Black Tie

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Read about the IABCA Awards online →

Brisbane, Queensland

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Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2017

19 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2017On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

International trade expands our world view, encourages innovation and supports our economy. The Awards program acknowledge those businesses engaged in international trade and rewards their dedication to being the best at what they do within the state and around the world.

KEY DATES

  • Applications open: Now open
  • Applications close: 7 August 2017
  • Awards ceremony: 19 October 2017
  • National Awards: November 2017
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Benefit from being a winner

Whether your company is large or small, by winning an export award, you gain the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, be exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work and success before the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.

Apply for an Export Award

Applying for an Export Award is confidential and free. We encourage you to apply online and let us know how your company is shaping the future of global trade.

Applications for the 2017 program will open in May. More information will be available soon.

If you have any questions about the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards program please email qldawards@export.org.au.

On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland and the Export Council of Australia  we look forward to celebrating your success in 2017!!

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For more information, please contact the Queensland Export Awards Team
T: +61 7 3514 3134
E: qldawards@export.org.au