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
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 3: Preparing for Stage 2 Global Growth or a Business Sale

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

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

CONTACT

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

 

May 2017

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.

EVENT DETAILS

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) will lead 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.

Registrations now closed

EVENT DETAILS

HOFEX

Date: 8 – 13 May 2017

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.

EVENT DETAILS

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

Mackay, Queensland

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Third National Energy and Resource Services Forum

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

You are invited to attend the 3rd National Energy and Resource Services Forum, a joint initiative of Australia India Business Council (AIBC) and Australia India Institute (AII).

THIRD NATIONAL ENERGY & RESOURCE SERVICES FORUM Mackay, Queensland, Australia 11th and 12th May 2017

Overview

You are invited to attend the 3rd National Energy and Resource Services Forum, a joint initiative of Australia India Business Council (AIBC) and Australia India Institute (AII).

This initiative is focused on identifying opportunities and building relationships between companies within the energy and resource sectors across India and Australia. The key themes will be Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS), Skills and Innovation.

For the first time, the forum will be held outside of the state capitals of Australia in the regional epicenter of Energy and Resources in Mackay, Queensland. You will have an opportunity to exchange key insights with companies and government representatives from the energy and resource sectors across Australia and India over a networking dinner and also participate in site visits.

The confirmed speakers include

  • Hon. Ian Macfarlane, CEO Queensland Resources Council
  • Jeyakumar Janakaraj, CEO Adani.
  • High-level representation is also expected from both India and Australia in the areas of METS, Skills and Innovation.

EVENT DETAILS

Date:  10 – 11 May 2017
Time:  8:00 am
Location: Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC), Alfred Street, Mackay, QLD 4740

REGISTER ONLINE

 

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Website: http://erforum.com.au/
Contact: aibcqld@aibc.org.aukritika@kritikabansal.com.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.

EVENT DETAILS

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.

EVENT DETAILS

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.

EVENT DETAILS

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.

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

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

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.

EVENT DETAILS

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

Canberra, ACT

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CEDA - State of the Nation 2017

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

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

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

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

EVENT DETAILS

CEDA – Energy and resources: megaprojects

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

WHY ATTEND?

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

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

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

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

October 2017

Brisbane

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IABCA 2017

13 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership.

The India Australia Business & Community Awards 2017

The India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) 2017 annual awards gala hosted by Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland will take place on Friday 13th October at Queensland’s most significant heritage and cultural icon, Brisbane City Hall.

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership.

 Event Details

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

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Read about the IABCA Awards online →

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