• Provided more than 750 export opportunity leads to Queensland companies, resulting in 248 export deals.
  • Hosted 14 international inbound delegations, including potential buyers of Queensland-based products and services, to regional locations.
  • Provided export help to more than 350 clients in regional Queensland through TIQ’s 8 regional offices.
  • Continued implementing the initiatives in the government’s International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026, to support the state’s international education and training sector, which added $4.37 billion in export value to the Queensland economy in calendar year 2017, a 14% increase on the previous year. The government has committed $25.3 million over five years to implementing these initiatives.
  • Arranged 11 Minister-led overseas missions, including 2 led by the Premier, and 2 official visits by the Queensland Governor.
  • Continued implementing the initiatives in the Queensland Government’s $35 million, Advancing Trade and Investment — Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022, resulting in more than 300 Queensland businesses benefiting from showcase events, industry missions and training workshops.
  • Helped deliver Trade 2018, the trade and investment business program held in conjunction with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April 2018, which attracted more than 2,500 attendances and 38 international delegations from more than 25 countries.
  • Expanded Queensland’s international presence by building staff numbers and expanding the scope of TIQ’s Singapore office to help take advantage of growth opportunities in ASEAN markets.
  • Nominated 600 international business migrants and 1,350 skilled visa migrants under TIQ’s Business and Skilled Migration Program, who are expected to invest $1.38 billion into the Queensland economy and create over 2,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.
  • Expanded TIQ’s presence in regional Queensland with a new North Queensland office in Townsville and by locating a principal trade and investment officer in Ipswich.
  • Worked with government and private-sector partners to deliver trade and investment promotion activities at several significant business events, including Beef Australia 2018; the Energy, Mines and Money Conference; the Northern Australia Investment Forum; and Myriad 2018, Australia’s premier innovation festival.
  • Actioned more than 175 investment leads and helped attract 18 inward investment deals.