Agent-General news and events

Queenslanders help build UK’s COVID HEROES website

Two Queenslanders are among a group of volunteers who have received an award for their efforts to support frontline medical staff fighting COVID-19 in the UK.

Mizzie Managing Director Sandra Ebbott with products

Mizzie pivots on the hop towards online sales

Australia’s original natural teething and educational toy maker Mizzie The Kangaroo has achieved a surge in online sales despite the COVID-19 pandemic by diversifying their digital promotional.

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell

London Lord Mayor visits Queensland virtually

The Lord Mayor’s first ‘visit’ to Queensland was part of a wider Australian tour to enhance engagement between the City of London and Australia despite international travel disruptions caused by COVID-19.

LiteracyPlanet games

LiteracyPlanet helps homeschool the world

Queensland edtech company LiteracyPlanet has seen a 55% increase in user numbers worldwide as parents and schools in many countries look for ways to help kids learn at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

remUVe™ – MK-2, a product from Cleantech

Cleantech donates to Lombardy’s COVID-19 cause

A Queensland company has donated one of its state-of-the-art UV disinfecting devices to a medical supply centre in Lombardy, Italy, to help on the COVID-19 frontline.

Linda Apelt at the World Hydrogen Fuels Summit

Queensland on show at world hydrogen summit

TIQ represented Queensland alongside other global hydrogen leaders at the World Hydrogen Fuels Summit in Amsterdam this month.

UK bushfire ABBL Orchestra, conducted by Simone Young

Musicians strike a chord with London bushfire benefit

Some of Queensland’s best classical musicians joined more than 40 other Australian and British performers for an inspiring London benefit that raised over £35,000 for Australia’s bushfire-affected communities earlier this month.

IWD 2020 with our Commissioners

Women in trade: our TIQ commissioners

TIQ has 5 great women who champion Queensland as trade and investment commissioners around the world. They are a critical part of our 16-office overseas network.

London skyline

Brexit update: opportunities await Queenslanders

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) this month has presented Queensland with a unique opportunity to redefine its trade relationship with the UK.

Governor visits Tritium Europe

Europe visit a high-energy event for Governor

Hydrogen and other renewable energy sources were high on the Queensland Governor’s agenda during a recent trip to the Netherlands and the UK arranged by TIQ.

London in winter

Season’s greetings from TIQ Europe

A festive-season chat with Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner –Europe and Queensland Agent-General in the UK, Linda Apelt

Linda Apelt speaking at Caught in the Net exhibition

Torres Strait’s Erub Arts wows London

Remarkable Indigenous artworks from Erub Island in the Torres Strait have wowed London’s art scene and raised awareness of a critical environmental issue, with support from TIQ.

Queensland Day at Australia House

Queensland Day the UK way

Queensland Day celebrations at the Australian High Commission in London showcased the state’s culture, heritage, places and industry to influential UK and European networks on 6 June.

A snorkeller (and a turtle!) enjoying Great Barrier Beer

Great Barrier Beer good for the environment

Queensland’s Great Barrier Beer is going overseas to raise funds for ocean conservation, with the help of a unique social enterprise.

Frontline team

Frontline Manufacturing wins certification to open global doors

Queensland company Frontline Manufacturing has received an international certification that will open access to the global supply chain of German firm Rheinmetall Defence. TIQ Europe brought Frontline and Rheinmetall together.

Sports sector news

On your marks for SportAccord 2019

The world’s biggest names in sports business will head to the Gold Coast this May for SportAccord 2019, with major benefits for both international delegates and Queensland businesses.

London in winter

Season’s greetings from TIQ Europe

A festive-season chat with Queensland Agent-General and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – Europe, Linda Apelt.

Battery technology

Pure Battery Technologies makes Europe connections

A Queensland company offering a new and better way to produce essential battery materials is making connections in the European market with TIQ’s support.

Renewable energy industry

Renewable and low-emission options spark interest

Representatives from Power China Resources (PCR) visited Brisbane recently to explore opportunities in the state’s growing renewables and low-emissions sector.

Port of Townsville

$300m expansion for Townsville’s Sun Metals Zinc

A $300 million investment by Korea Zinc Company will fund a major expansion of the Sun Metals Zinc Refinery just outside of Townsville, increasing zinc production and creating hundreds of new jobs.

Station F

Paris opportunities for Queensland start-ups at Station F

Queensland start-ups looking to get a foothold in Europe are being urged to consider a stint in Paris at Station F, the world’s largest innovation hub.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk. Photo by Penny Bradfield. Copyright AUSPIC/DPS

Queensland enters new marketing phase in the UK

Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Australia and Hills Balfour partnered to deliver marketing and trade activities in the UK – a new approach that aims to align tourism promotion for Queensland more closely with Tourism Australia’s activities within the UK.

Cutting Edge

New incentive for film and TV post-production

A new Queensland Government funding program will give international filmmakers another incentive to use the state’s post-production facilities, with a 10% rebate available for major projects.

UK Tech Rocketship Awards

UK Tech Rocketship Awards now open to Queenslanders

Queensland tech firms wanting to take off in the British market have until 23 November to enter the UK Tech Rocketship Awards and put themselves in the running for an all-expenses paid business networking trip to the UK.

Linda Apelt with MEI award

UK award recognises TIQ’s Trade 2018 work

TIQ has received the Outstanding Government Agency Award from Major Events International for its work on the Trade 2018 program held in conjunction with GC2018.

The Happy Snack Company product range

Happy Snack seals Sainsbury’s deal in UK

English shoppers will be able to buy healthier snacks with the news that pulse-based munchies from Queensland’s Happy Snack Company are now stocked in leading UK supermarket Sainsbury’s.

Central Queenland opals on display

Jewels of Queensland sparkle in London

Precious Central Queensland gems and cutting-edge UK jewellery design came together at the Jewels of Queensland showcase last week.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate at the Queensland reception in London for the start of the baton relay in March.

Baton relay takes Trade 2018 on the road

Queensland’s Trade 2018 roadshow is running its own marathon alongside the baton relay for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.


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