September 2016

Las Vegas, USA

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TIQ at MINExpo International 2016

26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) is organizing a number of networking sessions for Queensland METS companies to meet with representatives of global mining operators at the MINExpo International 2016, and to learn about upcoming projects, priorities and specific supply chain needs and procedures of the global mining operators.

Mine Expo 2016 International Expo logoMINExpo 2016, which takes place every four years, is the largest international show and technical conference for mining equipment, technology and service companies specialising in every facet of the mining industry. It attracted more than 60,000 delegates from 36 countries in 2012.

This year’s MINExpo will convene on 26-28 September at the Las Vegas Convention Centre and will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to meet and network with key decision makers from the global mining industry.

Conference details

Date: 26-28 September 2016
Location / venue: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Registration: Register via the event website

Networking with Global Mining Operators

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) is organizing a number of networking sessions for Queensland METS companies to meet with representatives of global mining operators at the MINExpo International 2016, and to learn about upcoming projects, priorities and specific supply chain needs and procedures of the global mining operators.

Queensland companies planning to visit or exhibit at the MINExpo International 2016, please rsvp your interest to TIQMining&Resources@tiq.qld.gov.au.

Event details

Date: Monday, 26 September 2016
Time: 1:00PM – 6:00PM
(Exact schedule to be confirmed closer to the date)
Contact details:   For more information contact Donna.Manungkalit-Smith@tiq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3514 3019.

Sunshine Coast

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Sunshine Coast Council Export Networking Event

27 September 2016

Successful Sunshine Coast exporters share their secrets as part of the council's program to promote exporting and to diversify our economy mix.

sunshine-coast-council-logoHear top tips and learn the secrets to export success from a range of Sunshine Coast exporters, Export Experts and rub shoulders with some of the most progressive companies on the Sunshine Coast.

This event is part of Sunshine Coast Council’s program to promote exporting, diversify our economy and provide access to senior international experts from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Trade Commission.

Top image courtesy of Sunshine Coast Tourism

Event details

Date: Tuesday 27 September, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Loction: Brightwater Hotel,
15 Freshwater Street, Mountain Creek
Registration: Register online for this event
Cost: No charge

For more information, call the Coordinator of Investment Attraction on 07 5475 9958 or via email at invest@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Gold Coast

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Growing Business Opportunities with China through Tourism and Education

28 September 2016

The Australia China Business Council (Qld Chapter) and Study Gold Coast invites people to hear speakers and a expert panel to discuss strategies to harness the full potential of Chinese Tourism and Education linkages to attract more investment trade.

Australia China Business Council logoThe Australia China Business Council (Qld Chapter) and Study Gold Coast invites people to hear speakers and a expert panel to discuss strategies to harness the full potential of Chinese Tourism and Education linkages to attract more investment trade.

Keynote Address by The Hon  John Brumby – National President, Australia China Business Council

The Hon John Brumby is the former Premier of Victoria (2007 – 2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and 7 years as Federal Member for Bendigo. During his time as Treasurer and Premier, Mr Brumby forged closer links with China and Hong Kong, releasing Victoria’s first ever China Strategy, opening new trade and investment offices in Nanjing and Shanghai and officially welcoming then Vice President Xi Jinping to Melbourne in 2010. Since retiring from politics, he has accepted a number of appointments including Independent Director of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Limited, Chairman of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Superannuation Fund; Chair of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute; and Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Guest Speakers and Panelists

  • The Hon Robert Borbidge AO – Chairman Study Gold Coast
  • Professor Terry O’Neill – Executive Dean, Bond Business School
  • Mr Xu Weimin – Managing Director Wanda Ridong Gold Coast
  • Mr Louis Chien – Director, ASF Group and Director. ASF Consortium, Director, Rey Resources and Director,  Metaliko Resources
  • Mr Martin Winter – Chief Executive Officer, Gold Coast Tourism Corporation (GCTC)

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Time: 12:15pm registration for 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Sofitel, Gold Coast Broadbeach
81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach Qld 4218
Costs: $125.00 per ticket or $1,150 for a table of 10
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information, please contact Janelle Carleton at the Australia China Business Council (QLD) on +61 7 3102 4094 or via email at acbcqld@acbc.com.au

India

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TASI Annual Leadership Conference

29 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Association of International Schools in India (TASI) invites representatives from Queensland to this conference which aims to provide a platform for networking with Indian private and international schools.

The Association of International Schools in India (TASI) invites representatives from Queensland to this conference which aims to provide a platform for networking with Indian private and international schools. This years conference topic is: Creativity. Design. Thinking.

Event details

Date: 29 September – 1 October 2016
Time: Refer to event website
Location / venue: The Oberoi
Gurgaon, India
Costs : Refer to event website
Registration link: Click here
Contact details: registrations@taisi-india.org

Brisbane

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Developing strategies for your business to grow in China

29 September 2016

The Australian China Business Council (ACBC) invites you to learn from successful companies already working in China including Cook Medical and Bellamy's.

Australia China Business Council logoAre your strategies for China working?

The Australian China Business Council (ACBC) invites you to learn from successful companies already working in China including Cook Medical and Bellamy’s.

Topics covered include insights, practical tips and important things to know about:

  • Establishing and operating businesses in China
  • Selling and distributing products in China
  • Sourcing products from China and how to find the right suppliers.

Who should attend?

Australian businesses planning to set up operations in China, sourcing products from china, exporting and distributing products in China or who are already operating in China but need to improve outcomes.

Presenters and Panelists

  • Barry Thomas – Director, Asia Pacific and Vice President, Cook International
  • Michael Wadley – Non Executive Director, Bellamy’s Organic
  • Andrew Steadson – Commercial Director, MadePartners Limited
  • Laurie Smith – ACBC National Board Member
  • Jingmin Qian – Jing Meridian
  • Natalie Reid-Frost – State Director QLD & NT Efic

Event details

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2016
Time: 2:15pm Registration for 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: UQ Business School, Level 19 Central Plaza One
345 Queen Street, Brisbane
Costs: $50.00 ACBC Members and $100 Non-Members
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information, please contact the Australia China Business Council (QLD) on +61 7 3102 4094 or via email at acbcqld@acbc.com.au

Brisbane

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GST in India: Is the Indian economy heading for a single market?

29 September 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Australia-India Business Council (AIBC) is partnering with the Indian High Commission and the Indian Honorary Consul Brisbane for a business seminar on GST in India, hosted by PwC.

australia-india-business-councilAustralia-India Business Council (AIBC) is partnering with the Indian High Commission and the Indian Honorary Consul Brisbane for a business seminar on GST in India, hosted by PwC.

Will the Indian economy, with 1.3 billion consumers, become a truly single market? The Australia India Business Council believes that the landmark GST, goods and services tax bill passed by the Indian Parliament on 3 August, 2016 is a key step in the right direction. It is also the most significant tax reform in India since independence.

The GST promises to create a single tax thereby getting rid of a plethora of indirect taxes, duties, surcharges and cesses. This could raise India’s GDP up to 1.7%. This higher growth rate is expected to attract more investment (domestic and foreign) and to create more jobs.

What does it mean for Australian businesses wanting to expand to India? Overall, the GST opens up many opportunities for Australian businesses wanting to expand in one of the largest markets in the world. GST will be a major milestone and a key turning point in our bilateral business relationship.

Event details

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location:: PwC Australia, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Costs: Free of cost. RSVP is necessary, Seats are very limited.
Registration link: Register online for this event

For any questions contact, Julie Hallifax, on 1300 176 684 or via email at Julie.hallifax@aibc.org.au

October 2016

Sunshine Coast

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2016 Sunshine Coast Export and Global Capability Program

01 October 2016 - 30 November 2016
Event Organiser: TIQ

To help local businesses start or accelerate their export sales, registrations of interest are now open for the 2016 Sunshine Coast Export and Global Capability Program, with the next session starting in October 2016.

To help local businesses start or accelerate their export sales, registrations of interest are now open for the 2016 Sunshine Coast Export and Global Capability Program, with the next session starting in October 2016.

Facilitated by Export Council of Australia (ECA), in partnership with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ), the program will assess each business’s current export readiness, guide businesses through key elements of their export journey including exposure to new markets and developing an export plan, and deliver coaching from experienced consultants who will provide personal advice relevant to each exporter’s needs and opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • Sunshine Coast businesses wanting help NOW with exporting a product or service.
  • Businesses should be export ready, currently exporting or be a successful exporter wanting to enter a new market.

What is the Program?

  • 10 x 2.5 hour workshops over 10 weeks.
  • It will be facilitated by the Export Council of Australia with guest export specialists.

When will the Program run?

  • October 2016.

Costs

  • Usually $1220.50 however local businesses in the Sunshine Coast Council area will only need to outlay $220.50 plus GST.
  • Up to 2 people can attend from any one company.

Registration

Places are limited to 20 companies in each program and registrations are required on or before September 2016.

Please complete the Registration of Interest form (pages 3 and 4), sign the privacy statement and return to Wendy Macdonald via email wendy.macdonald@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5475 9887 for more information.

Sunshine Coast

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Free Trade Agreements Seminar

05 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Hosted by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Sunshine Coast businesses are welcome to attend a seminar on the North Asia Free Trade Agreements currently with China, Korea and Japan.

Discover how Australia’s FTAs with China, Korea and Japan can benefit your business.

Trade and Investment Queensland invites you to an Austrade seminar to explore the opportunities created by the North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

The seminar equips you with the information to help realise the benefits created by the China, Korea and Japan FTAs including:

  • market opportunities
  • access and tariffs
  • grants and assistance
  • managing risk
  • legal compliance
  • FAQs
  • success stories

Whether you are an experienced or potential exporter, the landmark FTAs can offer significant advantages in the lucrative Asian market.

Guest Speakers

  • The Hon Keith Pitt MP – Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment
  • Michael Growder – Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Division, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Raymond Roche – Assistant Trade Commissioner, Austrade – Osaka, Japan

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Time: 9.30am registration for 10.00am start – 12 noon close
Location: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
7 Venning Street Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast, QLD
Cost: No charge
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information, please contact Austrade Direct by phone on 13 28 78 or via email at info@austrade.gov.au.

Brisbane

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Transport and Infrastructure Industry Breakfast: Cross River Rail

06 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce in Queensland is delighted to invite you to the third event in its Transport & Infrastructure Industry Series focussed on the Cross River Rail project. Ken Smith, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Agent General for Queensland will be in attendance.

franch-australian-chamber-commerceThe French-Australian Chamber of Commerce in Queensland is delighted to invite you to the third event in its Transport & Infrastructure Industry Series, featuring Gavin Nicholls, Project Director, Cross River Rail at Department of Transport and Main Roads and Ken Smith, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Agent General for Queensland.

Gavin Nicholls, Project Director of Cross River Rail, will provide an update on the project’s key milestones opportunities and risks, and economic development opportunities along its route. We are also very pleased to welcome Ken Smith, Queensland’s Trade Commissioner to Europe and Agent-General to the UK, on a rare trip home. Ken’s address will include his insights into the European market, activity and the major players in large infrastructure projects across the continent, and perhaps a few comments on what the recent Brexit vote might mean for UK-Queensland relationships.

Please join us on Thursday 6 October from 7 am to 9 am for this breakfast seminar in Brisbane, with breakfast kindly provided by our Corporate member, Clayton Utz.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and a networking opportunity.

Learn more about the Cross River Rail Project.

Event details

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Time: 7:00am for a 7:15am start
Location: Clayton Utz, Level 28, Riparian Plaza,
71 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD
Costs: FACCI Members: $50.00 | Non-members: $80.00 | Young Professional Members: $30.00
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information, contact Claire Dupre, Events and Office Coordinator – Queensland Chapter, French Australian Chamber of Commerce via email at qld@facci.org.au

 

Queensland - Various locations

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Queensland International Business Series (QIBS 2016)

10 October 2016 - 21 October 2016
Event Organiser: TIQ

The Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) from October 10 – 21 will give Queensland businesses the chance to:

  • Receive the latest market information on export opportunities, global investment and world trade
  • Meet Queensland’s Trade & Investment Commissioners, based in TIQ’s offices around the world
  • Network with senior industry and government figures, building your local and global trade & investment contacts

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The Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) from October 10 – 21 will give Queensland businesses the chance to:

  • Receive the latest market information on export opportunities, global investment and world trade
  • Meet Queensland’s Trade & Investment Commissioners, based in TIQ’s offices around the world
  • Network with senior industry and government figures, building your local and global trade & investment contacts

TIQ is currently in the process of organising and supporting a range of events in Brisbane and regional Queensland hosted by bilateral chambers, industry groups and economic development groups. The following program will be added to and updated as events are confirmed.

Registration is now open to attend QIBS’ major event, the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2016, to be held on Thursday 20 October.

Subscribe now to hear more about QIBS 2016. To register your interest as an event partner or sponsor please email TIQMarComms@tiq.qld.gov.au .

Melbourne

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The Queensland Pavilion at the 23rd ITS World Congress 2016

10 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress is the world’s largest congress and exhibition in intelligent transport systems and services.

its-world-logoThe Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress is the world’s largest congress and exhibition in intelligent transport systems and services.

Attracting over 7,000 attendees from around 60 countries worldwide. Hosted in Melbourne during October 2016, the 23rd ITS World Congress will be the largest gathering of ITS researchers, developers and users in the Asia-Pacific region for three years.

queensland-pavilion-detailThe Queensland Pavilion is proud to be the official Exhibition Partner of the 2016 ITS World Congress. The Queensland Pavilion comprises a group of 14 innovative transport technology organisations across government, industry and academia in Queensland, Australia.

During the congress, the Queensland Pavilion will be showcasing Queensland’s unique capabilities and achievements in research, development and deployment of integrated ITS solutions that support multi-modal transport system operations.

The Queensland Pavilion seeks to facilitate innovation, collaboration and communication between the Queensland, Australian and global ITS industries.

Event details

Dates: 10-14 October 2016
Duration: 14 days
Location: Melbourne
Costs: Varies. Refer to the  ITS World Congress Registration page
Contact details:  For more information contact Sean.Bohannon@tiq.qld.gov.au or phone: 07 3514 3055.

London

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London, Higher Education Show

11 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This conference and exhibition brings together over 1000 leaders, senior professionals and decision makers, to help the sector deliver the best student experience, highest quality teaching and better research outcomes, putting students at the heart of higher education.

This conference and exhibition brings together over 1000 leaders, senior professionals and decision makers, to help the sector deliver the best student experience, highest quality teaching and better research outcomes, putting students at the heart of higher education.

Event details

Date: 11 October 2016
Time: Refer to event website
Location / venue: Olympia Central, Level 1
London, United Kingdom
Costs: Refer to event website
Registration link: Click here
T: 0203 770 6553
E: enquiries@he-show.co.uk

Brisbane

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China - India & Australia Business Opportunities Forum

12 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. Exceptional opportunity to hear distinguished speakers share their insights on economic transitions and outlooks in the World's two fastest growing major economies.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

acbc-china-india-event-graphicAustralia India Institute and Australia China Business Council QLD gives you the opportunity to hear distinguished speakers share their insights on economic transitions and outlooks in the World’s two fastest growing major economies. Discuss trends, challenges and emerging business opportunities for Australian industries with China and India.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016,

Trade and Investment Commissioner for China, Mr Zijiang Zhang, will be attending this event to support this joint initiative of the Australia China Business Council and the Australia India Institute.

Opening Address by Mr Peter N Varghese AO – Chancellor, The University of Queensland

Keynote Addresses

  • Mr Lance Hockridge, FCILT, FAIM, MAICD – Managing Director & CEO of Aurizon
  • Dr Geoff Raby – Non-Executive Director, Fortescue Metal Group

Presentation on John Holland’s new Business Strategies

Moderated by: Mr Richard Kennerley, Executive Director, The University of Queensland Business School Executive Education

  • Mr Karl Mociak – Executive General Manager, Group Strategy & International New Business, John Holland
  • Professor Craig Jeffrey – Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Time: 11:00am registration for 11:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Sofitel Brisbane Central
Costs: $190.00 per person or $1,800 for a table of 10
Registration link: Register online for this event
RSVP: By 29 September 2016

For more information, please contact the Australia China Business Council (QLD) on +61 7 3102 4094 or via email at acbcqld@acbc.com.au

Brisbane

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ACPET & TIQ Commissioners Breakfast

12 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series.  This event is open to ACEPT members only. Join some of Trade & Investment Queensland's Commissioners and gain insight into emerging offshore market opportunities and student recruitment potential.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

Overview

acpet-logoThis event is open to ACEPT members only.

Join some of Trade & Investment Queensland’s Commissioners and gain insight into emerging offshore market opportunities and student recruitment potential.

Trade & Investment Queensland, in conjunction with Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) invites you to attend a Trade Commissioner Networking breakfast.

Throughout the breakfast attendees will hear from Rod Camm, ACPET, CEO and Rebecca Hall, Executive Director from Trade and Investment Queensland.

This highly successful breakfast networking event is also an opportunity to meet Trade Commissioners whom are based around the globe to gain their insight into the emerging offshore market opportunities and student recruitment potential.

As a part of the overall breakfast package attendees will have the opportunity to meet directly with Trade Commissioners for a personal 5 minute business meeting. Please note; if more than one member from an organisation is attending the breakfast, each organisation is limited to 2 preferences.

Queensland Trade & Investment Commissioners attending the breakfast are:

  • Zijian Zhang – China
  • Ken Smith – UK, Europe. Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Oka Simanjuntak – Indonesia
  • Tak Adachi – Japan
  • Daniel Kim – South Korea
  • Alex Pessagno – Latin America
  • Donna Massie – Middle East
  • Murray Davis – Taiwan

Who should attend?

  • Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • CEOs
  • Campus Director
  • Academic Director
  • Business Development Staff

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2016
Time: 7:30am for an 8:00am start to 10:00am
Location: Mercure Hotel Brisbane,
85-87 North Quay, Brisbane City
Costs: $110 (inc GST)
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information contact Stephanie Dellow on (07) 3210 1628.

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Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) 2016 Capital Raising Seminar

12 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. Hear from high-profile institutional investors, private equity investors and entrepreneurs about the outlook for national and global equity markets, trends projections and impacts on capital raising, case studies and the ever popular panel session.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

qld-exploration-council-logoHear from high-profile institutional investors, private equity investors and entrepreneurs about the outlook for national and global equity markets, trends projections and impacts on capital raising, case studies and the ever popular panel session.

Event Sessions

  • Session 1: Review of the Capital Raising Landscape (Chair: Geoff Dickie)
  • Session 2: Changes on the Capital Raising Landscape (Chair: Robin Polson)
  • Session 3: Outlook for commodities and personal experiences in negotiating the exploration landscape (Chair: Andy Carrick)
  • Session 4: Capital Raising Experiences Part 2 (Chair Geoff Dickie) – includes panel session with the following Trade and Investment Commissioners:
    • Zijian Zhang – China
    • Ken Smith – UK, Europe. Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Tak Adachi – Japan
    • David Camerlengo – North America
    • Daniel Kim – South Korea
    • Murray Davis – Taiwan

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2016
Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Location: To be confirmed
Costs:: QEC Members $100 + GST | Non-members $150 + GST
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information, please visit the Queensland Exploration council website or contact via email at info@queenslandexploration.com.au

Brisbane

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Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry AGM & Briefing

12 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce invites you to a briefing on "Abenomics" and the opportunities for Queensland businesses in Japan.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016

qjcci_header_logoIf you’re interested in doing business in Japan, the world’s no. 3 economy, this QJCCI event is not to be missed.

Get the latest on Australia’s second-largest trading partner from Queensland’s Trade and Investment Commissioner for Japan, Mr Tak Adachi.

Tak will provide an update on “Abenomics” and the opportunities for Queensland businesses in a variety of fields, spanning agribusiness, construction, education, resources and tourism.

A short Annual General Meeting will also be held prior to this luncheon event at The Brisbane Club, which will feature a delectable full course lunch, coffee and drinks.

Take the opportunity to learn more about the latest state of play in this important trade and investment partner for Queensland, while networking with some of the leaders in the Queensland-Japan business relationship.

Ticket includes full-course lunch.

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 12 October, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: The Brisbane Club
241 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD
Costs: All costs are excluding GST. QJCCI Regular Member: $65 | Guests (Non-Members): $85 | QJCCI Premium Members – 1 representative free; additional guests @ member rate
Registration: Register online for this event

For booking queries, please contact via email at enquiry@qjcci.asn.au or telephone 0407 611 972.

The Brisbane Club Requirements

The Brisbane Club requires appropriate business dress while on Club premises (men – collared business shirt, jacket and dress slacks, tie optional; women – suit (skirt or pants or dress)/blouse with skirt/blouse with tailored pants; closed in shoes/high heels).

The use of mobile phones is also prohibited within the Club, however attendees may use their mobile phone in the event function room. The Brisbane Club is a smoke-free environment.

Brisbane

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AIBC Networking Event: Federal Business Mission Review & Market Update

13 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. The Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) in conjunction with the Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) will present their report following a review of the impact and outcomes of the 2015 Australian Business Mission to Indonesia.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

Overview

australia-indonesia-business-council-logoThe Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) in conjunction with the Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) will present their report following a review of the impact and outcomes of the 2015 Australian Business Mission to Indonesia led by the Hon Andrew Robb, specifically in regards to Queensland businesses.

Queensland’s Trade and Investment Commissioner to Indonesia, Oka Simanjuntak, will share insights and recommended next steps for Queensland business and related opportunities in the current Indonesian market.

Drinks and light finger food will be provided. Places are strictly limited. Please register by 30 September 2016.

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 13th October 2016
Time: 5.15pm for 5.45pm start to 6.45pm
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright,
Level 21, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Costs: $20.00 – AIBC Members, $25.00 – Non Members
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information contact the Qld Chairman, Australia Indonesia Business Council on email at QLDchair@aibc.com.au

Brisbane

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German-Australian trade and investment relationships

13 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Queensland Chapter Committee invites you to hear Ken Smith, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa discuss trade and investment relationships between Germany and Australia.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

Overview

The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Queensland Chapter Committee kindly invite you to attend a Business Luncheon with Ken Smith, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa & Agent General for Queensland, on Thursday, 13 October at 12.00 pm.

Ken Smith was appointed the Queensland Government’s trade and investment representative in July 2011 and is based in London. His office is responsible for the UK, Europe, CIS and Sub-Saharan markets. Ken has also served as Queensland’s Coordinator General and Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure. In this role he was responsible for project assessment and approval of major projects from both private and public sector projects.

Ken will focus on the recent developments in the German-Australian trade and investment relationships and also touch on topics like the Advance Queensland program and the impact of Brexit.

Listen to his latest insights around lunch within the contemporary surrounds of The Johnson Hotel, Spring Hill.

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event details

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Location: The Johnson, Art Series Hotel,
477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill
Costs: Members: $75.00 | Non-members: $85.00
Registration link: Register online for this event

For further information, please contact the Queensland Chapter Committee of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce via email at queensland@germany.org.au

Brisbane

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Unlock business opportunities in Hong Kong & Greater China

13 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. Hong Kong Australia Business Association and UQ Business School invites you to get an overview of opportunities in Hong Kong and Greater China.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

PrintTrade & Investment Queensland, in partnership with the Hong Kong Australia Business Association (HKABA) and UQ Business School invite you to attend an informative event featuring a presentation by A/TIQ Commissioner for Hong Kong Mr Geoff Goh and Associate Professor Clive Warren, University of Queensland.

Mr Geoff Goh will provide an overview of business opportunities in Urban Development, Processed Food and investment preferences of Hong Kong investors. Associate Professor Warren will provide an overview of business opportunities in the property industry

Panelists to feature the 2016 Award winners of the HKABA Qld Chapter Business Awards:

  • Mr Geoff Goh – Acting Trade and Investment Commissioner for Hong Kong, Trade and Investment Queensland
  • Associate Professor Clive Warren – Associate Professor in Property Studies, University of Queensland
  • Mr Young Yip – Director CBRE Residential Projects Brisbane (Winner of the Import of Services Award)
  • Ms Lindy Chen – Managing Director, ChinaDirect Sourcing Services Pty Ltd (Winner of the Judges Recognition Award)

Panelists will cover topics such as:

  • Hints and tips in doing business in Hong Kong / China
  • Benefits of sourcing business and or supplies from Hong Kong / China
  • Resources available for local businesses
  • Where are the opportunities for local Queensland Business in 2017 and beyond.

Register by 7 October 2016.

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Time: 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start to 2:00pm
Location: UQ Business School Executive Education, Central Plaza One
Level 19, 345 Queen Street Brisbane QLD
Costs: HKABA Qld Members: Complimentary | Non-members: $20 (Ticket includes light lunch and drink)
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information, please contact Mr Stephen So from HKABA via email at info@hkaba-qld.com.au

Brisbane

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12th Australia New Caledonia Business Forum & Trade Expo

14 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

With the Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council, opportunity to get up to date on trade, business opportunities and current events in New Caledonia.

Australia Pacific Island Business Council logoDon’t miss this opportunity to get up to date on trade, business opportunities and current events in New Caledonia. Speakers include the President of the New Caledonian Government, Mr Phillipe Germain, a representative of the Australian Government along with an excellent array of speakers on topics such as economy, infrastructure, tourism and business partnerships.

New Caledonia is a French overseas territory and is one of Australia’s nearest neighbours, located less than two hours flying time northeast of Brisbane, and closer than Melbourne or Cairns. Its economy is largely dependent on its long-established nickel industry and around one-quarter of the world’s known nickel deposits, and financial transfers from France of some $1.5bn annually. New Caledonians enjoy a GDP per capita much higher than most other Pacific Island countries and higher than New Zealand. Australia is New Caledonia’s third largest trading partner after China and France.

New Caledonia ranks as one of Australia’s top 21 export destinations by number of Australian companies doing business in the location (over 2000). In 2014, Australian merchandise exports to New Caledonia totalled $311 million (mostly coal and civil engineering equipment and parts). New Caledonia’s exports to Australia were valued at $202 million with nickel ores and concentrates by far the largest components. Australian service exports to New Caledonia were valued at $170 million in 2014. Two-way investment was valued at $424 million with $374 million of that representing New Caledonian investments in Australia. New Caledonia is looking to engage more deeply economically with regional countries like Australia and to collaborate in the development of new and innovative industries, creating new opportunities for Australian business to engage with the market.

Event details

Date: Friday, 14 October 2016
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets, South Bank
Costs: Members – $205 | Non Members – $275 | Exhibition (trade booth) – $350
Registration: Register online for the forum and exhibition

For further information, please contact Mia Cusack, Communications and Membership Executive on phone 3348 5142 or via email mia@australiapacificbusiness.org.au.

Brisbane

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Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2016

20 October 2016
Event Organiser: TIQ

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards is an annual program that aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by Queensland business.

Awards logo smallThe Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards is an annual program that aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by Queensland business. The Awards acknowledge the important contribution of businesses to the economy through job creation and increased prosperity for the community and for the state.

Regardless of size or location there are multiple opportunities for companies to be recognised for their success. The awards honour and celebrate the nation’s top exporters, raising their profile and bringing valuable business and networking opportunities.

Premier of Queensland’s Export Award winners automatically progress as national finalists to the Australian Export Awards. The Australian Export Awards is a national program where industry winners from all states and territories progress as finalists to compete for an Australian industry award, including the coveted Australian Exporter of the Year.

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards is conducted by the Export Council of Australia in conjunction with Trade & Investment Queensland and supported by many sponsors whose assistance makes these awards possible.

Event details

Date: 20 October 2016
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Find out more about the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards online

Brisbane

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Business and Skilled Migration Queensland Visa Update Seminar

21 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. In collaboration with Asialink business, discussion will take place on how the recent changes take place to the Queensland's State Nomination visas.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

Asialink-Business-logoTrade & Investment Queensland’s Business and Skilled Migration Department, in collaboration with Asialink Business, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand invite you to attend an informative workshop on Queensland State Nominated migration visas and the benefits for your clients.

Hear from an expert panel on changes relevant to Queensland’s State Nomination visas, as well as their insights on how professional services providers can work together to provide best advice to new business migrants to Queensland.

CA_BR_Horiz_PMS_CoatedThe distinguished speakers will discuss Queensland State Nomination visas, criteria changes, outcomes for your clients and how onshore and offshore migration agents can expand on their business knowledge with the support of local professional service providers.

This event will include a moderated Q&A with a panel of experts.

Networking lunch provided.

Registrations close Friday 14 October 2016.

Panelists
Moderated by Greg McKean, Manager – Business & Skilled Migration Queensland, Trade & Investment Queensland.

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event details

Date: Friday 21 October 2016
Time: 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start – 2:00pm
Location: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Central Plaza One
Level 32, 345 Queen Street Brisbane City, QLD
Registration: Register online for this event
Cost: $25 + GST

For more information please contact Maeve Wood from Asialink Business via email at m.wood@asialinkbusiness.com.au or phone 03 9035 8527.

Brisbane

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Globally Engaging Networking Event - GENE 2016

21 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series. Life Sciences Queensland Globally Engaging Networking Event (GENE) brings together leaders from around the world for an evening of networking and fun.

This event is part of the Queensland International Business Series – 10 – 21 October 2016.

life-sciences-queensland-logoThe Life Sciences Queensland Globally Engaging Networking Event (GENE) is an esteemed event on the industry’s social calendar – bringing together a number of key Australian, North American, European, Asian and Canadian Life Sciences Leaders, for an evening of networking, awards and entertainment.

GENE will also feature the presentation of the Queensland Life Sciences Industry Excellence Award sponsored by McCullough Robertson and the presentation of the Rose-Anne Kelso Commemorative Award; the LSQ Hall of Fame along with a number of other key awards.

Learn more about Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) events.

Event details

Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Location: Sky Room + Terrace, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street South Brisbane QLD
Costs: $33 inc. GST for LSQ Members | $55 inc. GST for Non-Members
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information contact Life Sciences Queensland Limited (LSQ) via email at marketing@lsq.com.au or phone +61 7 3331 3999.

Toowoomba - Shanghai

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Access China'16

23 October 2016 - 27 October 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise's (TSBE's) AccessChina’16 delegation will take over 200 businesses to Shanghai, China, for a five-day program aimed at activating opportunities in agriculture in Asia, health & aged care, tourism, mining & resources, education and sustainable design & manufacturing.

Access-China-LogoAccess China’16 is a premium business delegation designed to accelerate your business activities in China. Access China’16 will mark the first international passenger flight out of West Brisbane Wellcamp Airport landing in Shanghai, China.

Taking part in this history making event will deliver significant return on your investment.

Why attend?

  • Understand the Chinese opportunity for your business
  • Gain the latest industry updates from world class speakers
  • Increase your Chinese business network
  • Backstage access to some of China’s most renowned companies
  • Build relationships with fellow delegates

access-china-business-supportersThe Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise’s (TSBE’s) AccessChina’16 delegation will take over 200 businesses to Shanghai, China, for a five-day program aimed at activating opportunities in agriculture in asia, health & aged care, tourism, mining & resources, education and sustainable design & manufacturing.

Download the Access China’16 Delegate Guide (PDF) and Event Program (PDF) for more information.

Event Details

Date: Sunday 23 October – 2016
Costs: From $5,800 – $13,900 per ticket
Location: Toowoomba – Shanghai
Registration link: Register online for this event.

Please refer to the Access China’16 website for more information and packages available.

Contact details

TSBE Office
Phone: +61 7 4639 4600
Mobile: +61 408 928 616
Email: events@tsbe.com.au

Brisbane

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#accessIT ACS Queensland State Conference 2016

24 October 2016 - 25 October 2016

#accessIT showcases Queensland's IT industry, highlighting the state as a place to invest in IT, source quality talent and as an innovation hub for the business sector.

ACS_QLD-Conference_inside#accessIT showcases Queensland’s IT industry, highlighting the state as a place to invest in IT, source quality talent and as an innovation hub for the business sector. The conference also celebrates the Golden Jubilee (50 years) of the Australian Computer Society with workshops, discussion panels and many networking opportunities.

Over 30 inspirational thought leaders from the ICT sector will lead discussion on topics including cyber security, innovation, diversity and IT Education. Where should the industry place it’s focus in the decade ahead in this globalised, competitive and automated world – register now to find out.

Event details

Date: 24-25 October 2016
Time: 24 October from 12 noon; 25 October 9:00am – 5:00pm
Costs: ACS members $450; Non-members $655
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,
cnr Merivale and Glenelg Street South Bank, Brisbane.
Conference is on the Boulevard floor – Grey Street entrance
Registration details: ACS #accessIT information
Contact details / Enquiries: Kylie Barringer, Australian Computer Society

Berlin

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ICEF Berlin Workshop

30 October 2016 - 01 November 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join TIQ at this leading international education focussed networking forum. The ICEF Berlin Workshop grew again for the eleventh consecutive year in 2015.

Join TIQ at this leading international education focussed networking forum. The ICEF Berlin Workshop grew again for the eleventh consecutive year in 2015. Welcoming 2 467 participants, the event broke the 2014 record by 5%. There is no comparable event in terms of size and opportunity anywhere in the world – ICEF Berlin is the leading international education focussed networking forum and a must attend for all industry professionals.

Event details

Date: 30 October – 1 November
Time: Refer to event website
Location / venue: The InterContinental Hotel
Berlin
Costs: Refer to event website
Registration: Click here

November 2016

Sunshine Coast

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Gala ceremony: 2016 Sunshine Coast Business Awards

05 November 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join us for the Gala Ceremony of the 2016 Sunshine Coast Business Awards. The Sunshine Coast Business Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the region’s business community and has a strong tradition dating back to 1995.

Join us for the Gala Ceremony of the 2016 Sunshine Coast Business Awards.

The Sunshine Coast Business Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the region’s business community and has a strong tradition dating back to 1995.

Date

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Location

Novotel Twin Waters Resort
Sunshine Coast

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Brisbane

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Bioenergy Australia Conference 2016

14 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) at Bioenergy Australia 2016, Australia's premier bioenergy conference.

Join Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) at Bioenergy Australia 2016, Australia’s premier bioenergy conference.

Bioenergy Australia has held conferences and integrated exhibitions from 2000, attracting between 200 – 300 delegates from across Australia and overseas.

Bioenergy Australia’s strategic objectives include the promotion of an awareness and understanding of bioenergy as a sustainable energy source to a range of key stakeholders. This year they are seeking to broaden the market for biomass by enhancing opportunities, and aiming to facilitate the development and deployment of bioenergy business opportunities and projects.

The Conference draft program is currently being developed but intends to include many facets of bioenergy, including:

  1. Biomass resources, feedstock preparation and supply chain aspects
  2. Algae and other future feedstocks
  3. Conventional and advanced liquid biofuels
  4. Pyrolysis, hydrothermal processing and gasification
  5. Biogas production and utilisation
  6. Energy-from-waste
  7. Heat and power
  8. Biochar, biorefining and biochemicals
  9. Overarching aspects of bioenergy, such as policies, finance and investment, markets, life cycle emissions and sustainability

For more information and to keep up-to-date with the conference program visit: Bio Energy Australia

Event details

Event title: Bioenergy Australia Conference 2016
Date: 14 – 16 November 2016
Location / venue: Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane
Contact details: Bioenergy Australia 2016 Conference Secretariat
Tel: +61 2 9431 8600

Brisbane

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AgFutures - Innovation and Investment Conference

22 November 2016 - 23 November 2016

AgFutures showcases and demonstrates agri-tech opportunities and global investment that is available within the sector.

5917agfutureseventbriteeventdetailssectionResearchers, policy makers, agri-business representatives, primary producers and all industry stakeholders are invited to take part in the AgFutures – Innovation and Investment Conference to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22-23 November 2016.

The two-day conference will showcase two-critically important areas driving industry development and expansion – agri-tech opportunities and global investment within the sector.

Conference Overview

Day One: Agri-Technologies – Challenges and Opportunities, Innovations & Applications

Internationally-renowned researchers and innovators will demonstrate the latest agri-tech developments and applications – from digital and data platforms, to robotics, satellites, and bio-technologies

Conference Dinner

Join us for a 3-course dinner and address from one of Australia’s respected agricultural commentators – Mick Keogh – Executive Director, Australian Farm Institute.

Day Two: Investing in Agriculture and Agri-Tech Investment Showcase

Experts from the business and investment community will discuss emerging trends, business opportunities and capital models from the farm gate to agribusiness, agri-tech, processing and research.

Event details

Date: 22-23 November 2016
Location / venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Costs: $154-$561 (Early bird discounts available until 10 September)
Registration link: Register online for this event

For more information and to register visit the AgFutures Conference website.