Trade mission outcomes

  • Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk signed a memorandum of understanding with the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, which will encourage joint cooperation across industries such as mining, renewable energy, tourism, water management, higher education, and innovation and technology.
  • The government signed a further three-year agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to continue supporting the Queensland-Smithsonian and Queensland-Cooper Hewitt fellowships. The two fellowship programs, which have been running since 2000, provide Queensland researchers and educators with the opportunity to spend time at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex.
  • The government attracted new movie productions to the state including Danger Close (about the Battle of Long Tan), and a live-action version of Dora the Explorer.
  • The government officially opened the Queensland Innovation Hub, in Dubai South, to help Queensland companies establish their operations in one of the world’s largest master-planned communities.
  • A unique Queensland classroom was set up in Tokyo as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education’s world-first English immersion facility, the Tokyo Global Gateway. Queensland is the first international partner in the Tokyo Global Gateway, and the classroom will welcome its first students in September 2018.