January 2017

The Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, 5 Walker Street Maryborough, QLD, Australia

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Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar - Maryborough Queensland

23 January 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

This interactive session will give you an opportunity to hear directly from officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade and other government agencies, on the practical benefits that you may be able to realise from the FTAs.

Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia’s North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China (ChAFTA), Japan (JAEPA) and Korea (KAFTA).

EVENT DETAILS

Australia’s North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China (ChAFTA), Japan (JAEPA) and Korea (KAFTA)

Date: Monday, 23rd January 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: The Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre (Federation Room)
5 Walker Street, Maryborough Qld Australia
Cost: Free of charge
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

This interactive session will give you an opportunity to hear directly from officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade and other government agencies, on the practical benefits that you may be able to realise from the FTAs.

Speakers include:

  • Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Austrade
  • TradeStart
  • AusIndustry
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic)
  • Local business case study

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For more information, please contact Austrade Direct
T: 13 28 78
E: info@austrade.gov.au

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (Gate 4) - 1511 Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Rd Wellcamp, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia

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Food Leaders Australia Exporters Club FTA Event

24 January 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Free Trade Agreement experts will converge on the Darling Downs this month to present an in-depth forum for producers on Free Trade Agreement opportunities.

Free Trade Agreement experts will converge on the Darling Downs this month to present an in-depth forum for producers on Free Trade Agreement opportunities.

The Austrade-led event will see key speakers present information for attendees on the export journey, followed by a panel and question and answer session. Information on tariffs, grants and available assistance will be explored, as well as hearing a case study from Oakey Beef Exports.

The free event will be held at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport where a weekly Cathay Pacific freighter flight now carries products from the region directly to Hong Kong.

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Food Leaders Australia Exporters Club FTA Event

Date: Tuesday, 24th January 2017
Time: Registration starts at 5:00 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. start – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (Gate 4)
1511 Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Rd Wellcamp, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
Cost: Free of charge
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WHY ATTEND?

Darling Downs producers will hear how Australia’s FTAs with China, Japan and Korea can benefit their business at the event that is part of a bigger FTA roadshow series by the Australian Government.

Food Leaders Australia began its Exporters Club events in December 2016, and is welcoming the FTA seminar to the region as part of its commitment to building producer export capacity.
Future FLA Exporters Club event will be held in 2017.

Speakers include Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt, who was also a guest of FLA and TSBE on the AccessChina’16 trade mission and spoke to delegates in Shanghai about opportunities.

Other speakers and panelists include:

  • Dr John McVeigh, Groom MP
  • Michael Growder, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Chris Rees and Cheryl Stanilewicz, Austrade
  • Geraldine Doumany, TradeStart
  • Tom Gilbert, AusIndustry
  • Pat Gleeson, Oakey Beef Exports
  • Dr Ben Lyons, Food Leaders Australia CEO

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For more information, please contact Austrade Direct
T: 13 28 78
E: info@austrade.gov.au

Alternatively, please contact Geraldine Doumany, Principal Trade & Investment Officer (Tradestart Adviser) at TIQ:
T: +61 7 4529 4257
E: Geraldine.Doumany@tiq.qld.gov.au

February 2017

Sofitel Brisbane Central

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ACBC - Chinese New Year Dinner 2017

14 February 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Annual Chinese New Year Dinner is the signature event in the Australia China Business Council's calendar. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster in style with ACBC business networks and government and community leaders by hosting important clients at your corporate tables.

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster & Australia-China Football Diplomacy

ACBC logoThe Annual Chinese New Year Dinner is the signature event in the Australia China Business Council’s calendar. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster in style with ACBC business networks and government and community leaders by hosting important clients at your corporate tables.

Bring your partners along this year to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us. Hear also from Football Federation Australia on Australia and China’s Football relationship and how it could strengthen our social and economic ties as China strives to attain its football ambitions.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start til 9:30pm
Location / venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central
Costs: Single ticket – ACBC Member: $165 per person, Non-Member: $195 per person,
Corporate Table of 10 (booking must be made for the whole table in one transaction) – ACBC Members: $1,600, Non Members: $1,900
Registration: Register online here

FFA PANELISTS

Joseph Healy – Director FFA

Moya Dodd – Director FFA & Former Vice President Asian Football Confederation and Winner of the 2016 AFR and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards

Mark Falvo – Head of Corporate Strategy, International & Government Relations FFA

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Call Australia China Business Council on (07) 3102 4094 or email to acbc.qld@acbc.com.au

Visit ACBC online for further information

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
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

 

March 2017

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.

May 2017

Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre

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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.