February 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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Kickstart 2018 IET Roadshow

13 February 2018 - 13 March 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

The International Education and Training team and our Industry Innovators in Residence are heading out across the state to hear from you and provide professional development workshops.

TIQ’s International Education and Training team and our Industry Innovators in Residence are heading out across the state to hear from you and provide professional development workshops.

Join with us at any of the sessions below to set you and your organisation up to make the most of the opportunities in 2018.

Registrations for your region are now open – please visit the IET website for more details.

Event details

Date Tuesday 13 February – Tuesday 13 March 2018
Location Across Queensland (see details)
Cost Free

Why attend?

To discover and make the most of IET opportunities for 2018

Registration and more information

Roadshow event page

Brisbane, Queensland

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Looking to Expand Your Business into the United States? A Littler Market Entry Event

27 February 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Littler, together with CST Tax Advisors and Trade and Investment Queensland, will host a market briefing for companies looking to enter the US market.

Littler, together with CST Tax Advisors and Trade and Investment Queensland, will host a market briefing for companies looking to enter the US market.

The event will feature a panel of experts and companies that have experienced the pitfalls and successes of expanding into the US and include:

  • setting up a company
  • immigration under the Trump Administration and what visa options are available
  • engaging contractors in new markets
  • sending employees to a new market and local hires
  • immigration and tax considerations
  • obtaining investors
  • other global issues to consider in US expansion

Speakers will include:

  • Naomi Seddon, Shareholder, Littler
  • Peter Harper, Managing Director, CST Tax Advisors
  • Ben Johnson, CEO, Joseph Mark
  • Bevan Slattery, CEO, Superloop
  • Jenny Wilks, Director, CFOutsource

Event details

Date Tuesday 27 February 2018
Location The Precinct, Level 2
315 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Time Registration: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Program: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost Free

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March 2018

Taiwan

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Oh! Study Overseas Education Expo (Taiwan)

03 March 2018 - 07 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Oh! expo is a four-day education expo visiting Taiwan's four major cities (Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung and Hsinchu).

The Oh! expo is a four-day education expo visiting Taiwan’s four major cities (Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hsinchu).

The country’s best-known and best-attended educational event, the Oh! expo typically has around 100 participants and over 15,000 attendees. It is the only major educational event in Taiwan to have multiple countries represented, welcoming schools from Canada, the USA, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The Oh! expo is an opportunity to display your educational offering to thousands of potential students.

Event details

Date Saturday 3 March – Wednesday 7 March 2018
Location Various in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hsinchu
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To promote your educational product to the Taiwanese market

Registration

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Oh! Study Overseas Education Expo website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Ernst & Young Vietnam Business Update

05 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Ernst & Young and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites you to an exclusive Vietnam Business Update.

Trade and Investment Queensland, with Ernst & Young and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, invites you to an exclusive Vietnam Business Update.

This lunch event will feature updates on doing business in Vietnam and insights about upcoming opportunities. The speakers are:

  • Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick
  • Australian Consul-General Ho Chi Minh City Karen Lanyon
  • AusCham Vietnam President Chau Ta
  • Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Policy Advisor Thao Griffiths

Event details

Date Monday 5 March 2018
Location Ernst & Young
Level 51, 111 Eagle Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Time 12pm to 2pm
Cost Free

Registration and more information

RSVP to Leigh Anderson at Leigh.Anderson@dfat.gov.au by Thursday 1 March.

Light refreshments will be served. Please include any dietary requirements in your RSVP.

USA

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Natural Products ExpoWest 2018: TIQ trade mission

07 March 2018 - 11 March 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

ExpoWest is the world’s largest annual natural, organic and health products trade show. attended by more than 80,000 trade representatives.

Mission details

Dates

Wednesday 7 March – Sunday 11 March 2018

Location

Anaheim, California USA

Registrations closed

Registrations for the 2018 program have now closed, but if you would like to explore the possibility of joining us in 2019, please contact us.

 

Information for delegates →

Mission overview

Natural Products ExpoWest 2018 is the world’s largest trade show showcasing natural, organic and health products.

The trade show provides an opportunity for manufacturers of natural and organic foods, beverages, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, supplements and more to showcase their products to more than 80,000 trade representatives.

TIQ Trade Mission delegates will have a unique opportunity to participate in US Market Development Forums led by US experts from the natural products industry including tailored Go to market session, FDA/Tax compliance in the US, Warehousing and fulfillment, logistics considerations and e-commerce sessions, private business matching with potential brokers and retailers and a networking reception event.

For more details, read the draft mission program below.

Why attend?

TIQ Trade Mission to ExpoWest 2018 provides a great opportunity to learn, understand and discover the USA Natural products market from industry specialists as well as explore one of the biggest trade shows in the world for Natural Products, identify competition, recognize trends and get a vast, broad overview on the US Natural Products market.

By attending this mission you can learn about business trends and opportunities in the US natural foods sector, receive advice from experts, and showcase your product to 80,000 trade representatives.

Proposed mission program*

* Note: this program is subject to change depending on availability of target organisations.

Wednesday 7 March 2018Thursday 8 March 2018

Wednesday 7 March 2018

9.30am–5.00pm | US Market Development Forum
 

Thursday 8 March 2018

10.00pm–12.00pm | E-Commerce 101
12.00pm–2.00pm | Break – ExpoWest Halls open
2.00pm–3.30pm | Private business matching
5.00pm–7.00pm | Queensland networking reception

Note: TIQ has NOT reserved dedicated exhibit space at ExpoWest. Hence, the hotel and ExpoWest have limitations on showcasing samples outside the formal exhibit floor.

Brisbane, Queensland

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Smart Australia: Take Local Global

08 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Trade and Investment Queensland and National Energy and Resources Australia (NERA) are pleased to invite you to the Queensland launch of a new mentoring initiative for Australian oil and gas equipment and services companies.

TIQ and National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) are pleased to invite you to the Queensland launch of a new mentoring initiative for Australian oil and gas equipment and services companies.

Smart Australia: Take Local Global is designed to connect innovative companies with global growth opportunities, starting with Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Find out more on NERA’s website.

Event details

Date Thursday 8 March 2018
Location Level 41, 1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Suggested car parking: 126 Margaret St
Time 5.00pm–7.00pm
Cost Free
Please bring photo ID for registration.

Registration

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Please note that registration details will be shared with our event partner, NERA.

More information

TIQ: Donna Manungkalit-Smith, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, on 07 3514 3019 or donna.manungkalit-smith@tiq.qld.gov.au

NERA: Alana Buckley-Carr, Communications Manager, on 0438 118 826 or alana.buckley-carr@nera.org.au

Brisbane, Queensland

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Queensland-India Women’s Business Advisory Circle

14 March 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

Trade and Investment Queensland is creating a network of Queensland women to support each other in doing business with India.

TIQ has created a network of Queensland businesswomen to support each other in doing business with India.

The network offers you an opportunity to combine valuable knowledge, experience and skills within a supportive circle of business women.

It will feature a LinkedIn group for members to interact, seek and share advice, discuss export issues and share India success stories, in addition to face-to-face events through the year.

TIQ offers a range of education and networking opportunities and has launched the business advisory circle as another way to navigate the challenges and embrace the benefits of one of the world’s largest markets.

A launch event will be held on 14 March, open to any Queensland-registered businesswoman with an interest in India.

Network guidelines

  • We encourage active participation by all network members via posts, articles, discussion topics etc.
  • We encourage promotion of trade and market related events.
  • No political or religious views are to be expressed.
  • We ask that members be respectful of other members and their views and avoid offensive criticism.
  • Views of members will be deemed as their personal views and not of any organisation or government.
  • We encourage members to share any constructive feedback directly with TIQ.
  • TIQ will reserve the right to remove posts that are deemed irrelevant to the group or breach the network guidelines.
  • Positive and supportive language should be used at all times.

Event details

Date Wednesday 14 March 2018
Location 1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Time 4.30pm
Cost Free

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Contact: Gayatri Alluri, Senior Trade and Investment Officer, International Markets at Gayatri.Alluri@tiq.qld.gov.au

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei International Bakery Show 2018

15 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Taipei International Bakery Show is a trade show featuring a wide variety of bakery products, foods, equipment, accessories, systems and products.

The Taipei International Bakery Show is a trade show featuring a wide variety of bakery products, foods, equipment, accessories, systems and products.

The annual show attracts more than 150,000 visitors, and more than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 different countries.

Event details

Date Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 March 2018
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 1F&4F
No.1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To exhibit and view the latest in bakery products, foods, equipment and systems

Registration

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Taipei International Bakery Show website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Brisbane Blockchain Conference

16 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Blockchains are distributed, digital ledgers that record two-way transactions in a secure format. Best known for their use in recording bitcoin transactions, blockchains are now being considered for a wide range of business applications.

Blockchains are distributed digital ledgers that record two-way transactions in a secure format. Best known for their use in recording bitcoin transactions, blockchains are now being considered for a wide range of business applications.

Run by IT company Agile Global Solutions, this one-day conference will discuss the latest in blockchain developments. Topics will include:

  • blockchain in accounting
  • blockchain network scaling, performance and distribution
  • change mindset and culture for blockchain adoption
  • impact of blockchain smart contracts on legal services
  • potential role of blockchain in payment modernisation
  • data ownership and anonymity on blockchain.

Event details

Date Friday 16 March 2018
Location Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Time 8.30am–5.00pm
Cost $399–$599 (includes executive lunch)

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Conference website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Routes Asia 2018 – The route development forum for Asia

18 March 2018 - 20 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Routes Asia is the only route development event dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region. Attracting senior decision-makers from the region's air service development community, Routes Asia provides the perfect platform to expand your connections and discuss route development opportunities.

Routes Asia is the only route development event dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region.

Attracting senior decision-makers from the region’s air service development community, Routes Asia provides the perfect platform to expand your connections and discuss route development opportunities. Includes:

  • strategy summit and route exchange briefings
  • face-to-face meetings
  • networking events
  • trade exhibition
  • Cargo Symposium
  • Routes Asia Marketing Awards.

Register your place today and join the region’s leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers in Brisbane.

Event details

Date Sunday 18 March – Tuesday 20 March 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg Street and Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost Various – see website

Registration

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Routes Asia 2018 website

Taipei, Taiwan

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Smart City Summit & Expo

27 March 2018 - 30 March 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Smart City Summit & Expo is Asia’s largest smart cities event. It provides a new approach for all levels of government to work together to plan and deliver transformative outcomes for cities.

The Smart City Summit & Expo is Asia’s largest smart cities event. It provides a new approach for all levels of government to work together to plan and deliver transformative outcomes for cities.

The summit brings together industry and public-sector organisations to explore sustainable development and the smartest ways to solve urban issues.

This year’s summit will include:

  • Smart Healthcare Expo
  • Smart Education Expo
  • Intelligent Building Expo.

Event details

Date Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 March 2018
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1
No.1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To discuss, view, exhibit and explore smarter city solutions, and to network with industry and public-sector representatives

Registration

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Smart City Summit & Expo website

April 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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ATO small business workshops (free, throughout 2018)

02 April 2018 - 15 December 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Australian Taxation Office runs regular free workshops on taxation-related topics for small businesses.

The Australian Taxation Office runs regular free workshops on taxation-related topics for small businesses. Workshop topics include:

  • tax essentials for small business
  • record keeping for small business
  • employer essentials for small business.

Workshops run monthly at a range of locations throughout Queensland.

Event details

Date Various throughout the year
Location Various around Queensland
Cost Free

Why attend?

To learn taxation essentials for your business, learn about government initiatives that may help your business, and get up to date on digital tax services

Registration

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ATO Eventbrite page

Brisbane, Queensland

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The Commonwealth Innovation Forum

05 April 2018 - 06 April 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Coinciding with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Innovation Forum (TCIF) will showcase examples of innovation from across the Commonwealth.

Coinciding with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Innovation Forum (TCIF) will showcase examples of innovation from across the Commonwealth.

Sessions will explore innovations in therapeutic products and treatments, reliable and sustainable food sources, and renewable and environmentally responsible fuels and products.

Event details

Date Thursday 5 – Friday 6 April 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $385

Why attend?

To learn about innovations from across the Commonwealth nations, and explore how Commonwealth nations can best work together on future innovations

Registration

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TCIF website

Singapore

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Food and beverage trade mission to Food and Hotel Asia 2018

22 April 2018 - 27 April 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

Food and Hotel Asia attracts 40,000 buyers from 50 markets and is considered one of the key trade events on the global food calendar.

Event details

Dates

Thursday 22 to Tuesday 27 April 2018

Location

Singapore

To register

Registrations for the 2018 program have now closed, but if you would like to explore the possibility of joining us in 2019, please contact us.

Overview

Food and Hotel Asia attracts 40,000 buyers from 50 markets and is considered one of the key trade events on the global food calendar.

TIQ will lead a trade mission to Singapore, centred on Food and Hotel Asia 2018, from 22 to 27 April.

The mission offers an opportunity for Queensland companies to showcase their products to growing markets as part of Trade and Investment Queensland’s display at the trade show.

This mission is aimed at Queensland-based producers of:

  • beverages and alcohol
  • dairy and non-dairy products (milk, ice cream, yoghurt and frozen desserts)
  • fresh produce
  • health and organic food
  • health supplements and functional food
  • honey, snacks and nuts
  • packaged food
  • seafood

It provides an opportunity to meet with buyers, importers and distributors for hotels, supermarkets, convenience stores, e-commerce and the food servicing industry.

The program includes:

  • in-country market briefings
  • an opportunity to showcase products at Food and Hotel Asia
  • business matching meetings
  • Queensland networking reception

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei Wine & Spirit Festival

27 April 2018 - 30 April 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Taipei Wine & Spirit Festival showcases wine, whiskey, beer and sake from all over the world directly to the Taiwan market.

The Taipei Wine & Spirit Festival showcases wine, whiskey, beer and sake from all over the world directly to the Taiwan market. This is a great opportunity to meet face to face with local food services buyers and the public.

Event details

Date Friday 27 – Monday 30 April 2018
Location Taipei World Trade Center
Songlian Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 110
Taipei, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To join producers from around the world showcasing their wine and spirits to importers, exporters, wholesalers and wholesale distributors

Registration

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Taipei Wine & Spirits Festival website

Brisbane, Queensland

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34th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo

30 April 2018 - 02 May 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The annual Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo brings together business, government and other interested parties active in Australia-PNG business. The event features a speaker program, trade expo, dinner, networking events and more.

The annual Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo brings together business, government and other interested parties active in Australia-PNG business. The event features a speaker program, trade expo, dinner, networking events and more.

Event details

Date Monday 30 April – Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Cost From $800 for earlybird registrations

Why attend?

To find out the latest on Australia-PNG business opportunities and network with the who’s who of Australia-PNG business

Registration

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Business Forum & Trade Expo website

May 2018

Rockhampton, Queensland

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Beef Australia 2018

06 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Beef Australia celebrates all facets of the Australian beef industry, bringing together members of the local industry and international leaders to facilitate new trade and export opportunities.

Beef Australia celebrates all facets of the Australian beef industry, bringing together members of the local industry and international leaders to facilitate new trade and export opportunities.

This year’s event will feature:

  • more than 4,500 cattle across 30 breeds
  • trade fair promoting 500+ businesses
  • symposium, seminars and property tours to deliver new research information to producers
  • restaurants, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations.

Event details

Date Sunday 6 – Saturday 12 May 2018
Location Rockhampton Showgrounds and associated venues
Cost TBC

Why attend?

To meet the who’s who of the local and international beef industry, catch up on industry trends and research, and promote your beef-related business to the world

Tickets

Tickets will be on sale from February 2018.

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Beef Australia website

Seoul, South Korea

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Bio Korea 2018

09 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Bio Korea brings together key players to discuss next-generation healthcare technology.

Bio Korea brings together key players to discuss next-generation healthcare technology. Incorporating a conference, exhibition and business forum, Bio Korea 2018 will focus on:

  • digital healthcare
  • big data health platforms
  • finance/technology licensing in global biotech
  • artificial intelligence in the biohealth industry
  • microbiome therapeutics and diagnostics
  • 3D printing.

Event details

Date Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 May 2018
Location COEX, 159 Samseong dong
Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-731
South Korea
Cost Various – see website

Why attend?

To meet the present and future of global bio-industry

Registration

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Bio Korea 2018 website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Myriad 2018

16 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Myriad is Australia’s leading tech innovation festival, bringing together start-ups, investors, tech-lovers and innovators from around Australia and the world.

Myriad is Australia’s leading tech innovation festival, bringing together start-ups, investors, tech-lovers and innovators from around Australia and the world.

This year’s festival will build on the success of last year’s inaugural Myriad, which attracted over 3,000 visitors, 164 exhibitors and 149 speakers.

The festival features speaker sessions, product and project showcases, and networking events.

Earlybird and below-cost tickets are available now.

Event details

Date Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 May 2018
Location Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Cost See event ticketing for details

Why attend?

To listen, speak, think and connect with innovators and tech gurus from around the world

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Myriad website

Brisbane, Queensland

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NextGen in Business conference

22 May 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Australia is on the cusp of an unprecedented moment in history, where five generations will collaborate in the workplace for the first time. Understanding how Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists think differently and creating a workplace environment where everyone can thrive is the next big test for business.

Australia is on the cusp of an unprecedented moment in history, where five generations will be in the workplace together for the first time. Understanding how Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists think differently and creating a workplace environment where everyone can thrive is the next big test for business.

This conference from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will give you the best and latest information on:

  • the art of managing a multigenerational workforce
  • leading through uncertainty
  • meeting the market to manage recruitment and retention
  • diversity and inclusion as a driver for innovation, creativity and productivity
  • assimilating a flexible and diverse workforce.

Speakers will include:

  • Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, and creator of Netflix’s Culture Deck, viewed more than 15 million times
  • Tom Goodwin, Executive VP for media agency Zenith USA, named number one voice in marketing by LinkedIn for two years running
  • others to be announced.

Visiting Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Event details

Date Tuesday 22 May 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Merivale Street and Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Time 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost $500–650, earlybird discounts apply

Why attend?

Because the future starts now with Australia’s multigenerational workforce

Registration

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ACCI Eventbrite page

Various locations in Queensland

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Queensland Small Business Week

28 May 2018 - 01 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Queensland Small Business Week celebrates the vital contribution small business makes to Queensland's vibrant economy.

Queensland Small Business Week celebrates the vital contribution small business makes to Queensland’s vibrant economy.

Each year, Queensland Small Business Week continues to grow, with more events in more locations, delivering a range of opportunities for small business owners to network, connect, and learn new skills and tools that will help them succeed now and in the future.

Event details

Date Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018
Location Various across Queensland
Cost Various, many free

Why attend?

To experience a range of small business training opportunities and to highlight the achievements of your business

More information

Queensland Small Business Week website

June 2018

USA

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2018 BIO International Convention

04 June 2018 - 07 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The BIO International Convention is the world’s largest gathering of global biotech and pharma businesses, researchers, government representatives and related organisations.

The BIO International Convention is the world’s largest gathering of global biotech and pharma businesses, researchers, government representatives and related organisations.

Hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the convention offers:

Event details

Date Monday 4 – Thursday 7 June 2018
Location Boston, USA (various venues)
Cost From $300 for exhibition access to $3,000 for full access

Why attend?

To learn about the latest in biotech and showcase your product to an international audience

Registration

Registration will be available from 29 January 2018. Check the website registration page for latest info.

More information

BIO International Convention website

Taipei, Taiwan

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Computex Taipei

05 June 2018 - 09 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Computex Taipei is one of the world’s leading ICT and IoT (internet of things) trade shows.

Computex Taipei is one of the world’s leading ICT and IoT (internet of things) trade shows.

Computex covers the whole ICT industry, from established brands to start-ups and from ICT supply chains to IoT ecosystems.

With strong research and development and manufacturing capabilities, and sound intellectual property protection, Taiwan is a strategic destination for foreign companies and investors looking for partners in global technology ecosystems.

Event details

Date Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 June 2018
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
Taipei World Trade Center
Taipei International Convention Center
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To showcase your ICT and IoT products and engage with top companies in these fields

Registration

Registration starts in March (see website for more details)

More information

Computex Taipei website

London, UK

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London Tech Week

11 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

London Tech Week is Europe’s largest festival of tech, bringing together global innovators and tech enthusiasts to help shape tomorrow’s world.

London Tech Week is Europe’s largest festival of tech, bringing together global innovators and tech enthusiasts to help shape tomorrow’s world. Brought to you by Knect365 and London & Partners, this unique festival connects science and creative minds, corporates and start-ups.

Attracting over 55,000 attendees from more than 90 countries across 300 events, London Tech Week is a unique opportunity for exposure to the world’s largest and most engaged tech audience. It includes:

  • Leaders In Tech Summit
  • Tech XLR8
  • Prince’s Trust Gala Dinner
  • AI Summit
  • Future of Work conference
  • extensive social calendar.

Event details

Date Monday 11 June – Sunday 17 June 2018
Location Various venues, London, UK
Cost Various

Why attend?

To listen, learn, network and discuss the latest in tech with innovators and enthusiasts from around the world

Registration

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London Tech Week website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Energy, Mines and Money Australia

19 June 2018 - 21 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Energy Mines and Money Australia will showcase strategic mineral, coal, oil and gas opportunities, matching projects with global investment.

Energy Mines and Money Australia will showcase strategic mineral, coal, oil and gas opportunities, matching projects with global investment.

With mining and oil and gas companies on display, some of the world’s largest natural resources fund managers in attendance, and a packed program of keynotes, market analysis, company presentations, panels and workshops, this event is not to be missed.

For the past 15 years, Mines and Money has run successful events in London, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Toronto and New York. Now, with the support of the Queensland Government and Queensland Resources Council, this global mining investment conference is coming to Queensland.

Sponsorship and exhibitor applications and event registrations are now invited.

Event details

Date Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 June 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg Street and Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost $995–$2,195
Buy-side investors complimentary

Why attend?

To connect with more than 700 mining decision-makers, leaders and investors

Registration

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Energy, Mines and Money website

Taipei, Taiwan

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SenCARE (Taiwan International Senior Lifestyle and Health Care Show)

21 June 2018 - 24 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

SenCARE and Medicare Taiwan bring together leading providers and buyers of senior-living and medical care products from around the world.

SenCARE and Medicare Taiwan bring together leading providers and buyers of senior-living and medical care products from around the world.

SenCARE presents a wide range of products, including assistive devices and mobility aids, home care and telecare, and health food and beauty products.

Medicare Taiwan presents a comprehensive range of medical technology and equipment, including electromedical equipment; biotech pharmaceuticals and services; hospital, laboratory and diagnostic equipment; dental, orthopedic and ophthalmic equipment; rehabilitation equipment; medical robots; and medical technology and IoT (internet of things) applications.

Includes both business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities.

Event details

Date Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 June 2018
Location Taipei World Trade Center
No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road
Taipei, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To exhibit, view and purchase products and services for the senior-living and medical care sectors

Registration

See website for details

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SenCare/Medicare Taiwan website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Getting the documentation right! (For exporters)

26 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Run by the Export Council of Australia, this one-day course is aimed at companies wanting to understand export documentation requirements and train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.

Preparing export documentation can be confusing, time-consuming, costly and prone to human error. But correct export documentation is vital.

Run by the Export Council of Australia, this one-day course is aimed at companies wanting to understand export documentation requirements and train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.

The course will explain how to prepare:

  • commercial documents
  • transport documents
  • documents required by importing country authorities
  • documents required by Australian Authorities
  • special documentation
  • letters of credit.

Event details

Date Tuesday 26 June 2018
Location Brisbane (details to be confirmed)
Cost From $836

Why attend?

To learn practical skills in preparing export documentation

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Export Council event website

Cairns, Queensland

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2018 International Education and Training Summit – Delivering on Diversity

28 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

Queensland represents diversity in all its forms — from our study offerings to student profiles and study locations. Join us for this flagship event.

Compared to other Australian states, international education and training (IET) in Queensland is the most diverse.

Queensland represents diversity in all its forms — from our study offerings to student profiles and study locations.

Join us for this flagship event for Queensland IET.

Over 350 attendees joined the inaugural IET summit on the Gold Coast in 2017. You can learn more about the 2017 summit by watching the Summit 2017 video or reading about the 2017 speakers, presentations and social media highlights.

Event details

Date Thursday 28 June 2018 (workshops Friday 29 June)
Location Cairns (venue to be confirmed)
Time TBC
Cost See website for details as they become available

Why attend?

To find out the most up-to-date information on IET in Queensland, and to network with peers and experts in the field

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July 2018

Cairns, Queensland

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LGAQ Future Cities Summit

11 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Future Cities Summit 2018 will bring together international, federal, state and local government leaders along with private-sector champions who are leading the way in adopting new technology, new thinking and new public policy responses to managing our urban communities.

The Future Cities Summit 2018 will bring together international, federal, state and local government leaders along with private-sector champions who are leading the way in adopting new technology, new thinking and new public policy responses to managing our urban communities.

The 2018 summit will unpack what it means to be a smart city and smart community, how transportation and asset management can be done differently, how we engage with our citizens, and how governments can plan for the disruptors.

In 2018, the summit will also include the Innovation & Technology Showcase, demonstrating the latest innovations relevant to local government.

Event details

Date Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 July 2018
Location Cairns Convention Centre
Corner of Sheridan Street and Wharf Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Cost TBC – see website

Why attend?

To meet urban leaders from around the world, share challenges and solutions, and see the latest in cities innovation and technology

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Taipei, Taiwan

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BioTaiwan 2018

18 July 2018 - 22 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Now is its seventeenth year, BioTaiwan 2018 is 5 events in 1.

Now is its seventeenth year, BioTaiwan is 5 events in 1, including:

  • BioBusiness Asia Conference
  • Greater China & Asia-Pacific Opportunities Conference
  • BioTaiwan Exhibition
  • one-on-one partnering
  • full seminar and workshop program.

BioTaiwan will highlight the opportunities available in biotech investment, collaboration, innovation and services.

Event details

Date Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 July 2018
Location Nangang Exhibition Center
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To:

  • network with top executives, investors, experts and leaders from Taiwan, China, and beyond
  • exhibit bioclusters, technologies, unique products and services
  • discover biopharma innovations in Taiwan and Asia
  • capture Greater China and Asia’s biotech market opportunities through Taiwan
  • explore R&D, products, services and new partnerships.

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BioTaiwan 2018 website

Mackay, Queensland

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Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition

24 July 2018 - 26 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

QME 2018 will bring together buyers and suppliers from Queensland’s mining industry to discuss big ideas, share sophisticated strategies and explore new frontiers in the Queensland mining industry.

QME 2018 will bring together buyers and suppliers from Queensland’s mining industry to discuss big ideas, share sophisticated strategies and explore new frontiers in the Queensland mining industry.

For buyers, QME showcases a diverse range of suppliers who can meet your operational needs in a rapidly changing mining and engineering landscape.

For suppliers, QME gives your business a unique opportunity to display product, deliver a message to a qualified audience, communicate with buyers and influencers, generate sales leads and build relationships with the people who matter to you.

Event details

Date Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 July 2018
Location Mackay Showground
24 Milton Street
Mackay QLD 4740
Cost Various – see website

Why attend?

To see or exhibit the latest in mining and engineering products and services

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Taipei, Taiwan

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Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum

26 July 2018 - 29 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Asia Agri-Tech is Taiwan’s only comprehensive international agriculture technology expo and forum.

Asia Agri-Tech is Taiwan’s only comprehensive international agriculture technology expo and forum.

Asia Agri-Tech brings together manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to exhibit seedlings and seed-cultivation technology, greenhouses, soil products, irrigation and management systems, and agriculture machinery.

Launched in 2017, Asia Agri-Tech attracted more than 20,000 visitors from 37 countries, generating sales of around US $17 million.

It is held concurrently held with the Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum.

Event details

Date Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 July 2018
Location Taipei World Trade Center
No. 5, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To show, and see, the world’s best products for use in Asian agriculture

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Asia Agri-Tech website

August 2018

Brisbane, Queensland

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World of Drones Congress 2018

08 August 2018 - 11 August 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The World of Drones Congress brings together industry and government leaders with drone experts and enthusiasts to discuss, display and explore all things drone-related.

The World of Drones Congress brings together industry and government leaders with drone experts and enthusiasts to discuss, display and explore all things drone-related.

Around the world, drones are increasingly being used for a wide range of applications – from data collection to defence, photography to agriculture, and recreational to humanitarian purposes.

Last year’s inaugural World of Drones Congress in Brisbane attracted more than 630 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond, and featured an extensive conference program, drone expo, tournament and outreach program.

Congress topics include:

  • advances in drone technology
  • the ‘drone economy’
  • industrial and environmental applications
  • drone risks, safety and regulation.

Event details

Date Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 August 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $945 (till 14 March) to $1,345 (late registration)

Why attend?

To immerse yourself in the latest in drone technology, manufacture, applications and challenges

Registration, submissions and applications

This year’s congress is now welcoming:

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World of Drones website

September 2018

Taipei, Taiwan

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PV Taiwan (Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition)

19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

A trade show featuring solar cells; PV modules, systems, components and parts; PV manufacturing machinery and equipment; PV inspection and measurement tools; energy storage; and other wind, hydrogen fuel cell and green transport products.

PV Taiwan is a trade show featuring solar cells; PV modules, systems, components and parts; PV manufacturing machinery and equipment; PV inspection and measurement tools; energy storage; and other wind, hydrogen fuel cell and green transport products.

Last year’s show attracted 9,332 visitors from 70 countries and profiled breakthroughs and products for a global market.

Event details

Date Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 September 2018
Location Nangang Exhibition Center
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To show, and see, the world’s best PV products

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Game show website

Taiwan

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2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum

25 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Global Harbor Cities Forum brings together representatives of harbour cities around the world to discuss issues affecting harbor cities and share their experiences of harbour governance.

The Global Harbor Cities Forum brings together representatives of harbour cities around the world to discuss issues affecting harbour cities and share their experiences of harbour governance.

The inaugural forum in 2016 attracted almost 200 speakers and representatives from 49 cities in 25 countries to discuss ways of promoting sustainable economic growth in port cities and methods for fostering international connections.

Event details

Date Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 September 2018
Location Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
No. 39, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen District
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To connect with the challenges, strategies and representatives of the world’s harbour cities

Registration

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2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum website

October 2018

Brisbane, Queensland

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42nd World Hospital Congress

10 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership.

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to network, share views and experiences, and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership.

Hosted this year by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health, the congress will welcome hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane.

Event details

Date Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $580 for earlybird single day to $2,000 for full standard registration

Why attend?

To hear from leaders in the hospitals and healthcare field, network with peers, and share views and experiences

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World Hospital Congress event website

Brisbane, Queensland

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LGAQ Annual Conference

29 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to debate issues of importance to local communities.

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to debate issues of importance to local communities. The conference is an important opportunity for councils to network, learn and debate and vote on new policy.

The conference is also attended by state and federal government representatives, external stakeholders, and the media. Industry suppliers participate in a large trade exhibition to show their latest offerings to local government leaders from across the state.

Event details

Date Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg Street and Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost See LGAQ website

Why attend?

To network with local government leaders, learn about the issues affecting the sector, and display your good or service at the conference trade exhibition

Registration and more information

See LGAQ website

Brisbane, Queensland

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AusBiotech 2018

31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The annual AusBiotech conference brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to exchange ideas and reflect on the sector’s achievements.

The annual AusBiotech conference brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to exchange ideas and reflect on the sector’s achievements.

This year’s conference, to be held in Brisbane, will focus on global biotech trends, breakthroughs, challenges and success stories.

Panel discussions and key themes will cover:

  • regulation and reimbursement
  • research translational strategies
  • new markets
  • business development and capital access
  • emerging technologies
  • clinical trials and commercialisation.

Event details

Date Wednesday 31 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost TBC

Why attend?

To get up-to-date info on global biotech, meet your peers and make connections

Registration

Registration is opening soon. Check the event website for details and updates.

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AusBiotech 2018 website