Trade and Investment Queensland runs a number of international trade missions each year to help connect Queensland businesses with international markets.
TIQ offers the following types of Trade Missions
Outbound trade missions
Outbound trade missions assist Queensland businesses to establish contacts in targeted markets. TIQ provides pre-mission preparation including market briefings. Our trade specialists, often led by Queensland Government ministers, accompany the missions to provide support during the mission and assist in following up export opportunities.
In-market meetings are also arranged with potential customers and business partners to make the most of business visits.
Inbound trade missions
Queensland hosts inbound trade missions which provide an ideal, cost-effective way of meeting overseas representatives from government and industry.
Inbound trade missions range from a small number of companies from an industry sector to large multi-disciplined delegations. Export showcases by a group of Queensland firms and one-on-one meetings are arranged to encourage business discussions with delegations.
Virtual trade missions
Virtual trade missions employ video conferencing technology to assist potential exporters to better understand the requirements and preferences of overseas markets without having to leave Queensland. This helps new exporters to be better prepared before they travel overseas by providing virtual interaction with in-market experts and potential overseas buyers.
International trade exhibitions
TIQ coordinates Queensland participation in international trade exhibitions in priority markets, providing Queensland companies with a cost-effective international platform to promote their products and services.
Hear from past delegates
“It was the best trade mission I have ever been involved with..” TIQ International Business Mission to India, November 2015
— Sonya McGuire, CEO and Founder, Australian College of Information Technology and Institute of Film and Television
“The high value of outcomes from this mission cannot be quantified but our time and cost has provided exceptional return on investment.” TIQ International Business Mission to Latin America, October 2015
— Sandra Gillanders, CEO HY-Performance Fluid