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Various industries represented by the QIBS events.

The Queensland International Business Series (QIBS) from October 6 – 16 will give Queensland businesses the chance to:

  • Receive the latest market information on export opportunities, global investment and world trade
  • Meet Queensland’s 10 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

QIBS program of events

TIQ is 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.

If you would to like to register your interest to attend any of the following events, please fill in your details in the form on this page.

Tue 6 Oct - SIBA breakfast

SIBA breakfast

Want to know more about international opportunities for your business and how you can access them? This special SIBA breakfast will feature speakers from Trade and Investment Queensland’s overseas-based Trade Commissioners who will give you an insight into current global demands for spatial services.


  • Donna Massie, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Middle East
  • Oka Simanjuntak, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Indonesia
  • Parag Shirname, Trade & Investment Commissioner for India

Date & Time: 7am to 9am, Tuesday 6 October 2015
Venue: South Leagues Club, 6 Jane Street, West End 4101
Cost:  $35 for SIBA members, $50 for non-members

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Tue 6 Oct - Trading and connecting with Hong Kong & Greater China

Hong Kong Australia (Qld Chapter) Business Seminar Series


  • Director Australia/NZ Trade Development Council Bonnie Shek
  • Chairman, Gadens Brisbane Paul Spiro
  • Head – Australia & New Zealand Invest Hong Kong Luca De Leonardis

Time:  5:30pm networking, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Gadens, Level 11, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
Cost: Non-Members $35, HKBA members free

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Wed 7 Oct - Global Opportunities in METS

Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)and the Mining & Energy Services Council of Australia (MESCA) Breakfast

Australia’s expertise in efficient and safe mining practices is gaining attention around the world. Join us over breakfast to hear about global opportunities in mining and resources from TIQ’s Commissioners for India, Indonesia, North Africa and Latin America as they discuss what support the Qld Government can offer to get you established.

  • Oka Simanjuntak, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Indonesia
  • Parag Shirname, Trade & Investment Commissioner for India
  • Alex Pessagno, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Latin America
  • Ken Smith, Trade & Investment Commissioner &  Agent General for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Venue:  MODA Events at Portside, Hamilton.
Time: Registration 7.00am, (7.30am start).
Prices:  $66 for Ai Group and MESCA members and $88 for non-members.

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Wed 7 Oct - Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards Presentation Dinner


  • Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Deputy Premier Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade Jackie Trad

Location: Plaza Ball room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Time: 7pm till 11pm
Cost:  Non- ECA members $165 , ECA Members $155
Table ticket price:  Non-members $1600, ECA members $ 1500

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Award presentation dinner brings Queensland exporting companies together to recognise business excellence in the field of international trade.

The 2015 Export Awards is Queensland’s most enterprising and reward-based recognition program for Queensland companies involved in International Trade. Visit the website to find out more →

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Thu 8 Oct - Australia India Address 2015

Australia India Business Council Queensland Chapter
The Annual Australia India Address 2015

The Annual Address will be a key platform to provide an update on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between Australia and India.

Keynote Speaker: Senator the Hon. Simon John Birmingham
Member Australian Senate, South Australia and the Assistant Minister for Education and Training

Guests include: TIQ India Trade Commissioner Parag Shiname

Time: 6:00pm for a 6:15pm start to 9:00pm

Location: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Corner of Edward and Margaret Street, Brisbane

Cost: Corporate table of 10 (non-members) $1700
Corporate table of 10 (members) $1500
Individual tickets (Members) $160
Individual tickets (Non-Members) $180

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Thu 8 Oct - Australia China Business Week

Australia China Business Week 2015 Brisbane

The largest Australia-China business event to occur in Brisbane following the G20 in November 2014, Australia China BusinessWeek 2015 Brisbane will be taking place in Brisbane on October 8th, at the Hilton Hotel. Over 200 delegates from Australia & China are expected to attend this high-profile event, which focuses on expanding relations between Australian & Chinese businesses. Australia China Businessweek 2015 Brisbane has 4 high profile events, including the ACBW Forum, Mandarin Forum, Keynote Luncheon and Mix-at-Six Cocktail Networking Function.

Special Guests include:

  • Premier of Queensland, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
  • Zijian Zhang, Trade & Investment Commissioner for China, TIQ
  • Luisa Rust, State Director Queensland, Austrade

Time: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Location: Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
Cost: $385+GST non-members $330+GST members (Please use discount code: TIQBNE)

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Fri 9 Oct - Trade & Investment Luncheon

Trade & Investment Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Robert Gottliebsen: One of Australia’s leading business commentators
Master of Ceremonies: The Hon. Peter Beattie, AC, former Premier of Queensland and Queensland’s Trade Commissioner for the Americas
Time: Registration from 12 Noon (12.30pm start) – 2:00pm
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: $125 per person and $1,100 per table

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Fri 9 Oct -Doing Business with China Seminar

Australia China Business Council – How to do Social Media in China

Presentation and Workshop with International Experts Stephen Chun CEO of CTI and Sun Ye Chen from Beijing.

China is the world’s most active social media market yet only a few foreign firms are truly activating their potential to engage with their Chinese customers. This informative event is not to be missed by Australian exporters; service providers particularly tourism and education; and companies planning to market projects or products in China.

Time: 8.30 arrival for 9.00am start, to 12.30pm
Location: UQ Business School, L19 Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Members $77 per person, standard price $165 per person

Learn about:

  • Historical context of social media in China
  • How to navigate the world of China social media
  • How to use Social Media as a brand development and marketing tool in China
  • Learn about China’s top social media platforms for brands today
  • Manage “China brand face” on top social platforms such as Wechat, Weibo and Tencent QQ
  • learn how to create your Social Media campaign
  • The rules and regulations for China social media
  • Workshop: Case studies
  • Panel Discussions
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Mon 12 Oct - The Globally Engaging Networking Event (GENE) 2015

Life Sciences Queensland

The event will feature the presentation of a number of awards, including The Life Sciences Queensland Limited Trade Commissioners Award (TCA). The TCA is awarded to a Trade and Investment Queensland Commissioner, or their staff, who – as determined by LSQ Members – has made significant contributions to promoting and serving the Queensland Life Sciences Industry.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Skyroom, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank Brisbane

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Tue 13 Oct - Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Event

Market Update and Emerging Opportunities Seminar

Get the latest on Australia’s second-largest trading partner from Queensland’s highly rated trade envoy, Tokyo-based Tak Adachi, Trade and Investment Commissioner for Japan. 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.

Speaker: TIQ Trade Commissioner for Japan Tak Adashi
Topic: JAEPA, Abenomics and market trends.
Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm
Location: Tattersalls, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane

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Wed 14 Oct -Technology Abroad: Taking technology to foreign shores seminar

Blue Sky Alternative Investments

Hear from the Queensland Government on their Advance Queensland initiative to encourage entrepreneurship and support the global competitiveness of innovation, including support in the US market.

Brisbane based venture capital firm, Blue Sky Alternative Investments will discuss their plans for expansion in the US and their perspective on the landscape for venture capital..


  • Queensland Government Representative from the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Queensland Government
  • David Camerlengo, Trade & Investment Commissioner, North America – Trade & Investment Queensland
  • Elaine Stead, Investment Director, Blue Sky Venture Capital
  • Case study by a successful international Queensland start-up

Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Blue Sky Alternative Investments, Level 46, 111 Eagle Street
RSVP: 6 October 2015

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Thu 15 Oct - U.S Market Entry Event

Looking to expand your business into the United States?

Littler Mendelson, together with Trade & Investment Queensland and CST Tax Advisors, is hosting a U.S market entry event aimed at providing essential information to companies looking to U.S. expansion.
The event will feature a panel of experts and companies that have experienced the pitfalls and successes of expanding into a new market.

Time: 6pm
Location: Trade & Investment Queensland, Level 3, 400 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Cost: Free of charge

For more information and to enquire about reserving your place at this complimentary event, please email: info@blackmint.biz.

Thu 15 Oct - UQ Latin American Colloquium

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland, with support from the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR), will host the Latin America Colloquium on Thursday, 15 October 2015.

Theme: Powering Future Economic Development: Australia and Latin American Partnerships and Innovation.

Time: 8:30am for 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Speakers: TIQ Trade & Investment Commissioner for Latin American Alex Pessagno
Cost: TBC

Registration and further details: global.engagement@uq.edu.au.

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Fri 16 Oct - 2015 Women in Global Business Speaker Series

Unlocking Opportunities in India and China

Exceptional Queensland women share their stories of exporting to India and China.

Location:  BDO, Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane
Cost: $105 including GST
TIQ Commissioner attending:  Donna Massie, Trade Commissioner, Middle East


  • Hon Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
  • Lihua Song, Founder, Jasmin Organics
  • Sue Freeman, CEO and MD, First Impression Resources
  • Jayne Gallagher, Director, Honey and Fox and former General Manager Trade and Market Development, Australian Seafood CRC
  • Nicola Watkinson, Austrade Senior Trade Commissioner, India

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