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

 

Port Vila, Vanuatu

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5th Australia Vanuatu Business Forum and Trade Expo

27 February 2017 - 28 February 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council for this event to learn about business opportunities between Australia and Vanuatu.

APIBC logoJoin Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council for this event to learn about business opportunities between Australia and Vanuatu.

This forum will cover topics such as economy, infrastructure, aid, information technology developments, opportunities for Australian business, investment, trading in tourism and tourism-related services sectors such as wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, and transport and communication, and in agriculture, finance, tax and PACER Plus.

EVENT DETAILS

5th Australia Vanuatu Business Forum and Trade Expo

Date: 28 February 2017
Time: Please refer to registration page
Location: Holiday Inn Resort, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Cost: $150 (Opening dinner – 27 February) & $255 (5th Australia Vanuatu Business Forum & Trade Expo – 28 February) – see link below for more information
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

See here for event brochure

WHY ATTEND?

Included amongst the significant opportunities for Australian business is that the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank are establishing offices in Vanuatu and are looking at further cyclone recovery projects valued at USD150M+.

Attendance is an absolute must for any business operating in Vanuatu or looking to enter the market.

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For more information, please contact Mia Cusack, Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council
T: +61 7 3348 5142
E: mia@australiapacificbusiness.org.au

March 2017

Brisbane, Queensland

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AmCham - Creative Disruption in eHealth Luncheon

03 March 2017

Join the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and UQ Business School for their Thought Leadership Luncheon Series.

Join the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and UQ Business School for their Thought Leadership Luncheon Series.

AmCham and their panel of experts to explore major initiatives in the current eHealth system. What’s being done to actively improve and transform current practices? eHealth is evolving and creating new opportunities for patients and clinicians, hospitals and health practices, and the health system as a whole. How is Queensland positioned regarding these initiatives, what’s coming next, and how can you and others benefit?

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Thought Leadership Luncheon Series – Creative Disruption in eHealth

Date: Friday, 3 March 2017
Time: 11:45am – 2:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom Stamford Plaza, Cnr of Margaret & Edward Streets, Brisbane Queensland
Cost: Member and their guests: $159.00pp / $1,590.00 table of ten | Non-member: $199.00pp / $1,990.00 table of ten
Registration: To register for this event, please contact the AmCham QLD office on 07 3220 2478

Read the Invitation

WHY ATTEND?

Health and tech industry representatives will gain insights and network with some of the best experts the industry has to offer.

Joining us will be a panel of special guests:

  • Dr Clair Sullivan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital;
  • Prof Andrew Burton-Jones, Professor of Business Information Systems, University of Queensland; and
  • Mr Dan Harradine, Partner, KPMG

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For more information, please contact AmCham Queensland office
Trade and Investment Queensland, Taiwan
T: +61 7 3220 2478
E: qld@amcham.com.au

Hong Kong

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AEAS - Australian Secondary Education Exhibition – Hong Kong

05 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The AEAS Australian Secondary Education Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet with representatives and find out why Australia is such an excellent and safe option for overseas study.

AEAS logoThe AEAS Australian Secondary Education Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet with representatives and find out why Australia is such an excellent and safe option for overseas study.

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AEAS – Australian Secondary Education Exhibition – Hong Kong

Date: 5 March 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Cordis Hotel, Ballroom, Level 7, Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cost: Refer to registration page or contact Diana Liu, TIQ Hong Kong, diana.liu@tiq.qld.gov.au
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

The exhibitions have become widely known for an open and friendly atmosphere, which encourages interaction between prospective parents, their children and school representatives. Representatives of participating schools will be at the event to talk with you about studying in Australia and details about their schools.

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For more information, please contact Diana Liu, Office and Marketing Manager
Trade and Investment Queensland, Hong Kong
T: +8 52 2827 1839
E: diana.liu@tiq.qld.gov.au

Indonesia

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Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) 2017

06 March 2017 - 10 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The second Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) will take place across multiple cities in the week of 6–10 March 2017.

The second Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) will take place across multiple cities in the week of 6–10 March 2017.

Five sector-specific programs will be held with some sub-streams within these sectors. The IABW 2017 program will feature seminars, roundtables, site visits, product showcases and opportunities for networking with Indonesian businesses, industry and government.

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Indonesia Australia Business Week 2017

Date: 6–10 March 2017
Time: Various – please refer to registration page of chosen Industry Stream
Location: Indonesia, various cities
Cost: The Sponsorship opportunity – A$10,000 – please refer to Sponsorship Proposal
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

Led by The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, IABW will comprise a range of trade, investment, education and tourism events. With negotiations continuing to progress the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, IABW is the ideal event for Australian businesses to explore the diverse commercial opportunities in Indonesia.

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For more information, please contact Frances Leadbeter,
Marketing Manager, Major Events, East Asian Growth markets and Trade
Austrade
T: +61 2 9392 2077
E: frances.leadbeter@austrade.gov.au

Taipei, Taiwan

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Education Agent Workshop Taiwan 2017

06 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Education Agent Workshop Taiwan 2017 is designed to capitalise the recent growth in undergraduate student numbers, and provide an opportunity for Taiwanese agents to learn more about the diversity of pathways into Australian universities.

Austrade Logo, Education Agent Workshop TaiwanThe Education Agent Workshop Taiwan 2017 is designed to capitalise the recent growth in undergraduate student numbers, and provide an opportunity for Taiwanese agents to learn more about the diversity of pathways into Australian universities.

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Education Agent Workshop Taiwan 2017

Date: 6 March 2017
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Austrade Taipei, President International Tower 27th Floor, No. 9 Song Gao Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Cost: A$550
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Download the Event Brochure

WHY ATTEND?

  • Engage directly with education recruitment agents to expand your pool of partnerships in Taiwan.
  • Profile your program strengths in the area of articulation pathways into Australian universities.
  • Capitalise on the recent growth in undergraduate students numbers.

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For more information, please contact Tina Lin, Business Development Manager
Trade and Investment Queensland, Taiwan
T: +886 2 2722 9772
E: tina.lin@tiq.qld.gov.au

Alternatively, please contact Cherry Hu, Education Manager, Austrade Taiwan
T: +886 2 8758 4208
E: cherry.hu@austrade.gov.au

California, USA

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Natural Products ExpoWest Tradeshow - California, USA - EOI

08 March 2017 - 12 March 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) plans to lead a trade mission to the USA 8 to 12 March 2017 focussing on business opportunities for natural and/or organic processed food, beverages or healthy lifestyle products (e.g natural skincare, nutraceuticals, supplements, natural cosmetics). You are invited to participate in this mission as a delegate.

TIQ logoTrade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) plans to lead a trade mission to the USA 8 to 12 March 2017 focussing on business opportunities for natural and/or organic processed food, beverages or healthy lifestyle products (e.g natural skincare, nutraceuticals, supplements, natural cosmetics). You are invited to participate in this mission as a delegate.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 8 – 12 March 2017
Time: To be advised
Location / venue: California, USA
Registration: Contact Stephanie Grandy to register

WHY ATTEND?

Key mission elements will include –

  • Queensland Food, Beverage & Products Showcase (at Los Angeles Restaurant)
  • Broker/Distributor/Retailer “Speed Dating” Session
  • Panel Session on the Legal, Banking, Immigration and Taxation Considerations for the market
  • Panel Session on the FDA regulation, Customs and Importation/Logistics Considerations of the market
  • Panel Session on how to Develop and Leverage your US Marketing Efforts
  • Panel Session on the Landscape of the US natural, organic and healthy lifestyle products industry

Further information on the program for this mission will be made available to interested applicants. I therefore invite you to express your interest to be a delegate on this business mission.

Please note expressions of interest will close December 31st, 2016.

CONTACT

For more information, please contact Ms Stephanie Grandy, Trade & Investment Queensland by email Stephanie.Grandy@tiq.qld.gov.au.

Brisbane, Queensland

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CEDA - Smart Cities Event: Productivity and Liveability

10 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join CEDA for the upcoming Smart Cities Event which focusses on new and emerging technologies, strategic urban planning and investment for increasing the productivity and sustainability of our cities.

CEDA logoJoin CEDA for the upcoming Smart Cities Event which focusses on new and emerging technologies, strategic urban planning and investment for increasing the productivity and sustainability of our cities.

Partnerships between governments, new technologies, affordably housing a growing population and the role of the private sector need to be understood if further urban development is to provide connected and prosperous cities for the future.

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CEDA – Smart Cities Event: Productivity and Liveability

Date: Friday, 10 March 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 23 Leichhardt Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Cost: CEDA members and guests – A$185.00pp / A$1,665.00 table of ten | Non-members – A$295.00pp / A$2,950.00 table of ten
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

Join CEDA’s senior cross sector audience and leading thinkers and policy makers to discuss the future of our cities and the plans to drive their productivity and liveability.

Speakers

  • Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Giant Ideas and Chair, Internet of Things Alliance Australia, Smart Cities and Industries
  • The Hon. Michael de Brenni MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works
  • The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Federal Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation

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For more information, please contact CEDA:

T: +61 7 3229 9955
E: queensland@ceda.com.au

Various locations - Tehran, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Kuwait City

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Austrade - Australia Unlimited MENA 2017 Innovation in Healthcare Research

11 March 2017 - 19 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This is the Australian Government’s fifth annual regional campaign, Australia Unlimited MENA 2017.

This is the Australian Government’s fifth annual regional campaign, Australia Unlimited MENA 2017. The 2017 program is focused on Australian institutions and firms with a focus on (or investing in) medical research, firms supplying in to the medical research sector; and innovative organisations looking to enhance their connections and market share.

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Australia Unlimited MENA 2017 Innovation in Healthcare Research

Date: 11-19 Mar 2017
Time: Various – please refer to the Event Brochure
Location: Various locations – Tehran, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Kuwait City
Cost: A$2000.00 – Tehran Dubai and Abu Dhabi Riyadh | A$600.00 – Kuwait City (optional)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Read the Event Brochure

WHY ATTEND?

  • Identify potential collaboration and business opportunities by better understanding government and industry needs, policy drivers and associated healthcare strategies within the region.
  • Establish solid networks by meeting key decision makers, customers and research partners at targeted events and meetings.
  • Build or strengthen awareness of your institutional brand.
  • Obtain the latest update on market trends from key players and authorities in the region.
  • Take advantage of Austrade’s on the ground assistance and the intensified promotion of Australia through media, business matching and networking events during the campaign period.

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For more information, please contact:
(Australia)
Denise Eaton
Trade Adviser, International Health, Austrade Wollongong
T: +61 2 4254 2990
E: denise.eaton@austrade.gov.au

(United Arab Emirates)
Zareen Hussain
Education Manager, Austrade Dubai
T: +971 4 508 7122
E: zareen.hussain@austrade.gov.au

Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast

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ACBC Qld - ChAFTA Training Program - Your path to China export success

15 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Australia China Business Council is holding a morning workshop hosted by the Export Council of Australia, focussing on the technical aspects of ChAFTA.

ACBC logoThe China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has now entered into force, providing Australian businesses with unprecedented access to the China market. Made possible by a generous grant from The Australian Government, the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), are going to all corners of Australia to provide regional Australian businesses with the technical, step-by-step training to help exporters navigate the nuances of the China market.

If you are either looking to expand your business in China or need support in taking the first steps in exporting to Australia’s largest trading partner, this workshop is for you.

EVENT DETAILS

ACBC Qld – ChAFTA Training Program – Your path to China export success

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Time: 10:15am for 10:30am start. Session concludes at 3:30pm
Location: USC Auditorium, Innovation Centre, University of Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, 4556
Cost: $65.00* per ticket
*ticket prices reflect the subsidy provided by the Australian Government through the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program that has reduced ticket costs by 50% for each attendee
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

OVERVIEW

The ChAFTA Training Program will cover a morning workshop hosted by ECA focussing on the technical aspects of ChAFTA:

  • Classifying your goods for export
  • How your goods are treated under ChAFTA
  • Understanding Rules of Origin
  • Certifying your goods using Certificates of Origin
  • China export checklist; and
  • Tools and Resources: FTA Tool and FTA Portal.

WHY ATTEND?

ACBC will lead the second session that will focus on the practical side of doing business with China:

  • The latest business trends and China market analysis;
  • Case Study experience of doing business with China;
  • Financing for exports and risk management;
  • Targeted industry specific advice; and
  • Cultural nuances of doing business with China.

This program includes lunch, opportunities for Q&A and networking.

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For more information, please contact James Scullin, ACBC
T: +61 7 3102 4094
E: james.scullin@acbc.com.au

Brisbane, Queensland

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Efic SME Briefing 2017 - Queensland

16 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Efic’s SME Briefing is a key annual event aimed at providing small and medium businesses with an opportunity to hear from successful Australian exporters and learn about how to build business opportunities overseas.

Efic LogoEfic’s SME Briefing is a key annual event aimed at providing small and medium businesses with an opportunity to hear from successful Australian exporters and learn about how to build business opportunities overseas.

At this years’ SME Briefing you’ll hear Michael Stacey, General Manager – Sales at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks talk about how the business has achieved export success in over 30 countries.

EVENT DETAILS

Efic SME Briefing 2017 – Queensland

Date: 16 March 2017
Time: Registration: 7:15am / Event: 7:30am – 9:30am
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Room, access via Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Cost: Free
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

A free event for Queensland based exporters hosted by Emma Alberici, presenter on ABC1’s Lateline Program, who will discuss how exporting can help businesses succeed and grow. Other featured panelists include:

  • Cameron Hall, Managing Director, Hall Contracting, Environmental Solutions Award finalist at the 2016 Queensland Export Awards, a third generation family business focusing on dredging, civil and marine construction across Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
  • Therese Phillips, Director, Partnerships,Tourism and Events Queensland, the states lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.
  • Justin Slaughter, Principal, Managing Director and CEO, Australian Rural Exports, a trusted global livestock exporter with a strong reputation around the world for integrity, quality and reliability.
  • Shanna Bignell, Marketing Associate, Typefi Systems, Small Business Award winner at the 2016 National Export Awards. A provider of single-source automated publishing software for print, online and mobile.

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For more information, please contact the Events team at Efic:
T: +61 2 8273 5490
E: events@efic.gov.au

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Asia Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) 2017 Conference – Kaohsiung

20 March 2017 - 23 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The APAIE 2017 Conference and Exhibition is proposed to be a five-day event and will include pre-conference workshops, exhibitions, keynotes, parallel sessions, formal lunch and dinner, networking coffee breaks and lunches, campus tours and city tours.

APAIE 2017The APAIE 2017 Conference and Exhibition is proposed to be a five-day event and will include pre-conference workshops, exhibitions, keynotes, parallel sessions, formal lunch and dinner, networking coffee breaks and lunches, campus tours and city tours.

APAIE is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to activate and reinforce the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and to engage the professional challenges of individuals in international education.

The theme for the 2017 APAIE conference is: New Era, New Horizon, New Frontier Higher Education in Asia Pacific

EVENT DETAILS

Asia Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) 2017 Conference

Date: 20 – 23 March 2017
Time: Various – please refer to APAIE Conference Schedule
Location: North Hall / 301, 302, 304, 3F VIP Room, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, No.39, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen Dist., Kaohsiung 806, Taiwan, ROC
Cost: US$3,300
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Download the Exhibition Schedule

WHY ATTEND?

The APAIE 2017 is hosted by National Sun Yat-sen University with other 4 co-organizers –Kaohsiung Medical University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chung Hsing University and National Chung Cheng University. It is estimated to welcome over 1,600 participants from 50 countries and showcase universities from around the globe with 250 exhibition booths.

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For more information, please contact Tina Lin, Business Development Manager
Trade and Investment Queensland, Taiwan
T: +886 2 2722 9772
E: tina.lin@tiq.qld.gov.au

Cartagena, Colombia

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24th Annual Global Coal Conference of the Americas

21 March 2017 - 23 March 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join TIQ Latin America, along with industry experts for the 24th Annual Global Coal Conference of the Americas.

ihs-markit-logoJoin TIQ Latin America, along with industry experts for the 24th Annual Global Coal Conference of the Americas.

The congress will be debating the current change in global coal prices and its effects on Colombia’s international exports and domestic supply balance. IHS and Industry experts will be presenting on a wide range of issues and market developments, making this the must attend coal conference for learning and networking in South America in 2017.

The 24th Annual Coal Conference of the Americas dives into every facet of the coal market in this globally significant region. Delegates will participate in a program that includes a full schedule of market, legislative, and policy updates along with several key opportunities for networking.

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24th Annual Global Coal Conference of the Americas

Date: 21 – 23 May 2017
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Hotel Intercontinental Cartagena, Colombia
Cost: Prices starting from $1,200. Early Bird rates end 15 February
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

TIQ Santiago will be attending this event, and we would like to encourage Queensland companies to participate that are interested in finding local commercial partners, or to learn more about future coal projects in Colombia.

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For more information, please contact Alex Pessagno, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Latin America
E: Alex.Pessagno@tiq.qld.gov.au

Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina

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Australia Future Unlimited Education Pavilions LATAM 2017

30 March 2017 - 10 April 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Austrade is once again leading the organisation of the national Australia Pavilions during the Latin America EDUEXPO student recruitment exhibition series, being held in the first semester of 2017.

Austrade is once again leading the organisation of the national Australia Pavilions during the Latin America EDUEXPO student recruitment exhibition series, being held in the first semester of 2017.

The Pavilions will be focused on showcasing the quality and diversity of Australian education and training with a special emphasis on discipline areas that are of strategic interest to the economic and human capital development needs of the region.

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Australia Future Unlimited Education Pavilions LATAM 2017

Date: 30 March – 10 April 2017
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Various – Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina
Cost: Refer to brochure for full details
Option 1: Full package: A$500-booth in Mexico City, US$6,810-EDUEXPO booth in Bogota, Lima, Santiago and Buenos Aires.
Option 2: Selected package: A$500-booth in Mexico City, US$2,842 – Bogota / US$1,556 – Lima / US$1,556 – Santiago / US$1,556 – Buenos Aires
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Download the event brochure

WHY ATTEND?

  • Profile your institution in the only Australian Government led education promotion event in Latin America.
  • Participate in student recruitment events in one of Australia’s fastest growing source regions for international students.
  • Gather up-to-date market insights and meet with local government agencies, scholarship bodies, education agents, institutions and industry during market briefings and networking events.
  • Capitalise on the opportunity to showcase programs relevant to the local market and contribute towards your institution’s diversification strategy by recruiting high-quality students from Latin America.

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For more information, please contact Andres Gebauer Granella,
Business Development Manager, Latin America
T: +56 2 3202 6132
E: Andres.Gebauer@tiq.qld.gov.au

Or alternatively, please contact Sofia Pereira
Education Manager, Latin America
Austrade Chile
T: +56 2 2733 4778
E: Sofia.Pereira@austrade.gov.au

April 2017

Various - Lagos and Accra, Nigeria and Ghana

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Austrade - Australia Future Unlimited: West Africa Education Exhibition 2017

05 April 2017 - 08 April 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The second Future Unlimited West Africa Education Exhibition organised by Austrade aims to raised Australia’s education profile in West Africa.

Australia-Future-Unlimited - AustradeAustralia Future Unlimited West Africa Education Exhibition is organised by Austrade and aims to raise Australia’s education profile in West Africa.

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Australia Future Unlimited: West Africa Education Exhibition 2017

Date: 5 – 8 April 2017
Time: Various – please refer to the Event Brochure
Location: Various locations – Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana
Cost: A$2000.00 – Tehran Dubai and Abu Dhabi Riyadh | A$600.00 – Kuwait City (optional)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Read the Event Brochure

WHY ATTEND?

An opportunity to access the growing markets of Ghana and Nigeria, and promote your institution. Opportunities exist for student recruitment, education partnerships, instructional exchange programs, vocational training and education and training opportunities for corporate and government institutions.

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For more information, please contact:
Ismail Muslim
Business Development Manager, West Africa
Austrade Ghana
T: +233 20 88 68 799
E: ismail.muslim@austrade.gov.au

Cairns, Queensland

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ICEF- Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop 2017 - Cairns

05 April 2017 - 07 April 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

For the first time the ICEF Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop will be held in Cairns. It attracts hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents (buyers) who send many thousands of students and youth travellers to the region annually.

ICEF LogoFor the first time the ICEF Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop will be held in Cairns. It attracts hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents (buyers) who send many thousands of students and youth travellers to the region annually.

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ICEF – Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop 2017 – Cairns

Date: 5 – 7 April 2017
Time: Various – please refer to the Workshop Programme
Location: Cairns Convention Centre, Sheridan St & Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Cost: A$6,300 for Educators
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Read the report from the ANZA Workshop 2016

WHY ATTEND?

The ANZA Workshop is the most efficient and cost-effective way to personally meet a large number of high-quality agents committed to sending students and youth travellers to Australia and New Zealand.

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For more details, please email marketing@icef.com for information on the marketing & sponsorship opportunities.

Bengaluru, India

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Global R&D Summit 2017: R&D and Innovations for Socio-Economic & Industrial Development

06 April 2017 - 07 April 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Global R&D Summit 2017, a two-day integrated conference, exhibition and award function, to be held on April, 6-7,  2017 at Hotel The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru, India.

Global R&D Summit 2017, a two-day integrated conference, exhibition and award function, to be held on April, 6-7,  2017 at Hotel The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru, will be a magnanimous milieu of local and global experts and institutions from industry, academia, government, bilateral / multilateral agencies, funding organisations and associated establishments that constitute the technology based startup ecosystem.

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Global R&D Summit 2017: R&D and Innovations for Socio-Economic & Industrial Development

Date: 6 – 7 April, 2017
Time: Various – refer to event registration
Location: The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Bengaluru, India
Cost: Various – refer to event registration
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Download the Event Brochure

WHY ATTEND?

Accomplished individuals from India and across the globe, comprising policy-makers, startup leaders, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from various sectors and areas of specialization will be brought together to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices in management and strategy, delivered through a mix of plenary addresses, panel discussions, presentations and workshops.

The event also aims to create a unique networking ground for people to explore new collaborations, refresh existing ones and showcase projects, programs and demonstrated success stories to connect with players and stakeholders of the startup community.

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For more information, please contact
Samrat Soo, Joint Director
E: samrat.soo@ficci.com
T: +91-11-23736313

Manas K Das, MM Activ
E: manas.mmactiv@gmail.com
M: +91-9899208916
T: +91-11-43542737

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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ICEDU - 3rd International Conference on Education 2017 - Kuala Lumpur

20 April 2017 - 22 April 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The ICEDU 2017 is believed to serve as a discussion platform to address on the Models of Global Education and Education Mobility for the 2020’s. The aim of ICEDU is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

ICEDU logoThe ICEDU 2017 is believed to serve as a discussion platform to address on the Models of Global Education and Education Mobility for the 2020’s. The aim of ICEDU is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

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ICEDU – 3rd International Conference on Education 2017 – Kuala Lumpur

Date: 20 – 22 April 2017
Time: Refer to registration page
Location: Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel – Jalan SS 12/1, SS 12, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Cost: Refer to registration page – US$520 (non presenter)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

This International Conference on Education is a refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and best practice in all areas of education. ICEDU 2017 will promote collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from both P-12 and higher education.

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For more information, please contact Irma Irsyad, Business Development Manager
Trade and Investment Queensland, Indonesia
T: +62 21 5790 5620
E: irma.irsyad@tiq.qld.gov.au

May 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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QS-MAPLE Conference and Exhibition 2017

01 May 2017 - 04 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This year’s conference will focus on key higher education factors such as teaching and curriculum, strategic planning and research, innovative internationalisation, and quality assurance and accreditation.

The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa – Dubai

7QSMAPLE-logoThis year’s conference will focus on key higher education factors such as teaching and curriculum, strategic planning and research, innovative internationalisation, and quality assurance and accreditation.

In May 2017, academics from around the world will gather in the Middle East’s business hub – Dubai – for the biggest annual higher education in the Middle East and Africa to update themselves on the latest trends, learn from their colleagues and peers, and network with senior university officials. Join your colleagues now as a participant, or speak at the conference.

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QS-MAPLE Conference and Exhibition 2017

Date: 1 – 4 May 2017
Time: Various – refer to the programme schedule
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cost: US$650.00 – Early Bird registration | $600.00 – Presenter registration
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Read the Programme Schedule

WHY ATTEND?

Middle Eastern and African higher education institutions are steadily developing international linkages and recruiting more international students. Many now send delegates to the main international education conferences – NAFSA in USA and EAIE in Europe. Academics and administrators are now seeking a regional forum for exchange of knowledge and opinion in their professional sectors, one that will address the key issues and challenges that are specific to their international development.

QS-MAPLE is designed for middle and senior university administrators and academics around the world, who aspire to advance the success of their institutions and students on the global stage.

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For more information, please contact
Mandy Mok (Worldwide)
E: mm@qs.com
T: +65 9841 9121

Jason Newman (Australia, New Zealand & UK)
E: jason@qs.com
T: +44 77 8657 7450 / +44 20 7284 7200

Hong Kong & Taipei, Taiwan

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TIQ Food Trade Mission to HOFEX, Hong Kong & Taiwan

08 May 2017 - 13 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) invite you to participate in a trade mission to HOFEX 2017.

HOFEX logoTrade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) invite you to participate in a trade mission to HOFEX 2017 in Hong Kong and a visit to Taiwan to showcase Queensland’s high quality food and beverage products.

Registration closes Monday, 20 March 2017.

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HOFEX

Date: 8 – 13 May 2017
Cost: Prices starting from $1,200. Early Bird rates end 15 February
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TWO STAGES:
Stage 1 – HOFEX 2017, Hong Kong (8–11 May 2017)
HOFEX is a premier international food show to be held in Hong Kong from 8 to 11 May 2017. This biennial event attracted approximately 40,000 buyers and 2,500 exhibiting companies from 57 countries in 2015.

More details are available at www.hofex.com

Stage 2 – Taipei, Taiwan (12–13 May 2017)
The second stage of the trade mission is to Taipei, Taiwan, where you will have the opportunity to promote your products directly to local buyers, importers and distributors for hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, e-commerce, and the food servicing industry.

WHY ATTEND?

All trade mission participants (exhibitors & non-exhibitors) will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive market and industry briefings and in-market assistance (i.e. supermarket visits & on-site meeting; facilitation with buyers);
  • Invite two of your prospective clients to the Queensland Government networking functions in Hong Kong and Taiwan;
  • Participate in site visits to supermarkets and retail outlets in Hong Kong and Taiwan;
  • Include your company profile and product information in the Queensland Government trade mission booklet;
  • An entry ticket into the HOFEX 2017 exhibition; and
  • Pre-mission support and post-mission follow-up.

Exhibitors at the Queensland Government booth will receive the following additional benefits:

  • HOFEX exhibition space for your products or promotional materials at the Queensland Government booth (24m2, space for a maximum of 10 firms on a shared basis);
  • Business matching meetings with buyers and on-theground support; and
  • Access to Chinese/English interpreters at the Queensland Government booth.

MISSION FEES

  • AUD 2,100 per company as HOFEX Co-Exhibitors (Queensland Government booth on a shared basis); or
  • AUD 500 per company as HOFEX Exhibitors (with company’s own paid booth); or
  • AUD 500 per company as Non-Exhibitors.

*Note: Limit to two delegates per company.

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For more information, please contact Cynthia Chen, Trade and Investment Queensland
E: cynthia.chen@tiq.qld.gov.au
T: +61 7 3514 3071

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Arminera Mining Conference

09 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This exhibition summons the main players of the mining sector in Argentina to show the latest advances in technology, equipment and services.

Arminera logoThis exhibition summons the main players of the mining sector in Argentina to show the latest advances in technology, equipment and services. Arminera reinforces its positioning at a local and international level. The next edition will be carried out on May 9-11, 2017 in Centro Costa Salguero. It will occupy an area of 11,600 sqm (raw) in which approximately 160 exhibitors that will show all the technological advances in the areas of machinery, tools, supplies, accessories, services, logistics and equipment.

During three days, it presents the most recent developments in technology and services related to prospecting, exploration, development and drilling and blasting of different metals and minerals, besides the environment protection.

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Arminera Mining Conference

Date: 9 – 11 May 2017
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Costa Salguero Center, Argentina
Cost: Please contact Alex Pessagno for more details
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

TIQ Santiago will attend this event, and we would like to encourage Queensland companies to participate that are interested in finding local commercial partners, learn more about current and future mining projects in Argentina, and participate in different matchmaking activities throughout the event.

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For more information, please contact Alex Pessagno, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Latin America
E: Alex.Pessagno@tiq.qld.gov.au

Cartagena, Columbia

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Colombian Mining Conference

11 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

In its 2017 version, the National Congress of Mining lead by the Colombian Mining Association – ACM is the most important mining meeting in the country.

Colombian Mining Conference logoIn its 2017 version, the National Congress of Mining lead by the Colombian Mining Association – ACM is the most important mining meeting in the country. During these two days the conference will discuss the future of the industry through the short-term topics such as:

  • Territory
  • Legal security
  • Sector views of presidential candidates
  • Prospects for mining development in Colombia
  • Challenges of the mining competitiveness
  • Proposal of reform to the General System of Royalty
  • Results of the ‘Brújula Minera’ Survey.

Participants of the conference include the highest government officials, CEOs and Directors of the most important mining companies in the country, as well as suppliers of products and services of the mining industry, representatives of the academy and delegations of different countries.

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Colombian Mining Conference

Date: 11 – 12 May 2017
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Hilton Cartagena Hotel, Columbia
Cost: Please contact Alex Pessagno for more details

WHY ATTEND?

TIQ Santiago will be attending this event, and we would like to encourage Queensland companies to participate that are interested in finding local commercial partners, learn more about current and future mining projects in Columbia, and participate in different matchmaking activities throughout the event.

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For more information, please contact Alex Pessagno, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Latin America
E: Alex.Pessagno@tiq.qld.gov.au

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo, Port Moresby

14 May 2017 - 16 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Business Council of Papua New Guinea and the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council are pleased to launch the 33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum.

Australia Papua New Guinea logoBCPNG Logo Trade ExpoThe Business Council of Papua New Guinea and the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council are pleased to launch the 33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Trade Expo & Forum to be held at the Stanley International Hotel and Suites, Sir John Guise Drive, Waigani, Port Moresby from 14 to 16 May 2017.

The forum runs by the Business Council of Papua New Guinea and the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council.  It’s well established as the major annual bilateral business meeting between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and builds on the work both Councils have done over more than three decades in growing the bilateral business relationship.

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33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo, Port Moresby

Date: 14 – 16 May 2017
Time: Various – please refer to the Workshop Programme
Location: Stanley International Hotel and Suites, Sir John Guise Drive, Waigani Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Cost: Various – please refer to the Delegate Booking Form
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

View the Programme

WHY ATTEND?

Expert overviews on the economic climate include specific sessions by expert presenters on doing business in PNG. Market your goods and services to clients and purchasers in each country, and to broaden their business relationships.

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For more information, please contact:

Business Council of PNG
Ms Serah Kias, Communications & Marketing Officer
E: serahks@gmail.com
T: (675) 320 0700

Antofagasta, Chile

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Exponor Chile 2017

15 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join TIQ Latin America at 'Exponor Chile 2017', an international exhibition and conference of technologies and global innovations for the mining industry.

Exponor Chile 2017Join TIQ Latin America at Exponor Chile 2017.

Exponor is an international exhibition and conference of technologies and global innovations for the mining industry. This event takes place in Antofagasta, Chile, which is the mining heart of Chile.

Exponor brings together the latest breakthroughs in the mining sector, and offers the chance to gain inside knowledge on future investments and expert viewpoints, as well as making contact with companies and exhibitors with one thing in common: mining.

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Exponor Chile 2017

Date: 15 – 19 May 2017
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Antofagasta, Chile
Cost: Please contact Alex Pessagno for more details

Click here for Exponor Chile promotional catalogue

WHY ATTEND?

TIQ Santiago will attend this event, and we would like to encourage Queensland companies to participate that are interested in finding local commercial partners, learn more about current and future mining projects in Chile, and participate in different matchmaking activities throughout the event.

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For more information, please contact Alex Pessagno, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Latin America
E: Alex.Pessagno@tiq.qld.gov.au

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.

If you are a business leader, owner, and disruptor in your industry who intends to visit Queensland and the Gold Coast for the Sudirman Cup, we encourage you to use the opportunity to meet and explore business opportunities with Queensland companies.

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) can support your visit by:

  • Provision of information on the market sector of interest
  • Arranging meetings with relevant Queensland companies
  • Arranging access to corporate networking as part of Sudirman Cup.

Complete this form below and we will contact you to discuss a business program to suit your needs.

London, United Kingdom

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British Council - Going Global 2017 - Connecting Talent, Driving Change

22 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Going Global 2017 explores how universities and colleges support city-regional economies and social and civic engagement, connecting the world's cities to global knowledge and talent and addressing global challenges.

british-council-logo Going Global 2017Going Global 2017 explores how universities and colleges support city-regional economies and social and civic engagement, connecting the world’s cities to global knowledge and talent and addressing global challenges.

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Going Global 2017: Global Cities – Connecting Talent, Driving Change.

Date: 22 – 24 May 2017
Time: Various – please refer to the Event Brochure
Location: Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII Centre), Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
Cost: Various – £995 (2.5days) | £600 (1.5days)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Read the Delegate Joining Instructions

WHY ATTEND?

This event will provide tertiary education institutions with unprecedented opportunities to mobilise their expertise, prepare young people for the future and drive forward research and policy agendas at the city, national and global levels.

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For more information, please contact the Going Global team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7389 4374
E: going.global@britishcouncil.org

June 2017

Tokyo, Japan

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Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) Australian Schools Event (Tokyo)

18 June 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS), in conjunction with our overseas Associates, is pleased to announce the AEAS Australian Schools Exhibition - Tokyo.

AEAS logoAustralian Education Assessment Services (AEAS), in conjunction with our overseas Associates, is pleased to announce the AEAS Australian Schools Exhibition – Tokyo.

Australian schools specific exhibitions are an important contributor to building and maintaining an overall profile for our Australian school sector in key markets. With a strong Australian schools profile in these markets, individual schools may find their individual marketing efforts to be more effective.

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Global R&D Summit 2017: R&D and Innovations for Socio-Economic & Industrial Development

Date: 6 – 7 April, 2017
Time: Various – refer to event registration
Location: Tokyo, Japan – venue to be confirmed
Cost: $3,500 – to be confirmed
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Download the Event Brochure

WHY ATTEND?

The AEAS Education Exhibitions are focussed on Australian school and provide families with an excellent opportunity to meet with representatives from many of the top schools in Australia. The exhibitions have become widely known for an open and friendly atmosphere which encourages interaction between prospective parents and their children, schools and representatives.

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For more information, please contact
Tracey O’Halloran, Managing Director, AEAS
E: admin@aeas.com.au
T: +61 412 294 495

Sally Warnecke, Administration and Events, AEAS
E: sally@aeas.com.au
T: +61 3 9645 0077