December 2020

Online

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International Mining & Machinery Exhibition (IMME) India

02 December 2020 - 01 February 2021
Event Organiser: TIQ

TIQ is seeking Queensland METS businesses to join a virtual stand at IMME, India’s largest mining and machinery expo.

TIQ is seeking Queensland METS businesses to join a virtual stand at IMME, India’s largest mining and machinery expo.

We will sponsor a limited number of companies to participate in this 60-day event, where businesses can meet with major mining companies and their supply chain providers.

TIQ will facilitate meetings and help participants explore opportunities for collaboration with Indian companies.

Expressions of interest from Queensland METS businesses with demonstrated capabilities that align with the Indian market’s priorities and challenges will be favourably considered.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Event details

Date Wednesday 2 December 2020 – Monday 1 February 2021
Location Online – virtual event
Cost Free

Registration

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Brendan Rutherford, Principal Trade and Investment Officer
Brendan.Rutherford@tiq.qld.gov.au
+61 417 625 745

IMME India flyer

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Austrade webinar series – Investing in Queensland

02 December 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Join Austrade and TIQ to learn why Queensland is well placed to thrive in the world of the ‘next normal’ and how Hong Kong investors can take advantage of opportunities on offer.

Queensland is one of Australia’s most attractive business destinations for Hong Kong investors, buyers, business migrants and potential partners.

Join Austrade and TIQ to learn why Queensland is well placed to thrive in the world of the ‘next normal’ and how Hong Kong investors can take advantage of opportunities on offer.

Explore Queensland’s safe, resilient economy and discuss the latest on tourism, innovation and agribusiness opportunities.

Speakers include:

  • Ross Buchanan, Global Investment Commissioner, Queensland Government (Queensland: a safe, resilient economy)
  • Dominic Ward, Director, Tourism Industry Development, Queensland Government (tourism)
  • Sarah Pearson, Deputy Director-General for Innovation, Queensland Government (fintech/advanced manufacturing)
  • Kirsty Hodgen, Agribusiness Principal Investment Advisor, TIQ (food-related industries)
  • John Kettle, Partner, McCullough Robertson (business set-up considerations).

Event details

Date Wednesday 2 December 2020
Time 2.00pm–3.15pm HKT (4.00pm–5.15pm AEST)
Location Online – WEBEX
Cost Free

Registration

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Trade and Investment Queensland Hong Kong Office
hongkong@tiq.qld.gov.au +852 2827 1839

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UK Market Access Series: Ecommerce in the UK

08 December 2020
Event Organiser: TIQ

Our second UK Market Access Series webinar will explore ecommerce trends, challenges and opportunities in Europe’s largest ecommerce marketplace with specialists in the field.

Webinar 2: Ecommerce in the UK

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and negotiations for the new Australia–UK Free Trade Agreement are creating opportunities in the UK’s ecommerce market for Queensland exporters.

Our second UK Market Access Series webinar will explore ecommerce trends, challenges and opportunities in Europe’s largest ecommerce marketplace with specialists in the field.

Includes:

  • different ecommerce channels and platforms
  • business and financial considerations unique to the UK market.

Featuring:

Places are limited and registrations close Tuesday 8 December.

Why attend?

To gain up-to-date insights into the rapidly evolving UK ecommerce market from UK experts

Event details

Date Tuesday 8 December 2020
Time 8.00am–9.30am GMT (6.00pm–7.30pm AEST)
Location Online – Zoom
Cost Free

Registration

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Andy Elton, Andy.Elton@tiq.qld.gov.au, +44 778 837 0947

March 2021

Online

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Innovation Leaders Summit 2021 Japan – Virtual Mission

03 March 2021 - 12 March 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Calling all scaleups and innovative tech companies – this is your opportunity to pitch your tech directly to Japan’s leading corporations.

Calling all scaleups and innovative tech companies – this is your opportunity to pitch your tech directly to Japan’s leading corporations.

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and partners including the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and the Australian Government are leading a virtual mission to the Innovation Leaders Summit (ILS) in Tokyo on 3–12 March 2021.

Asia’s largest open innovation event connects major Japanese corporations with international startups through facilitated 1-on-1 business matching meetings.

Join our virtual mission and market mentorship program

We’re encouraging innovative Queensland tech companies currently in a growth or scaleup stage that are seeking to expand their strategic business engagement with Japan to submit expressions of interest to join the virtual mission by 6 October 2020.

Participation at ILS 2019 provided the foundations for Cryptoloc Technology, rated by Forbes as one of the best 20 cybersecurity start-ups in the world, to open an office in Tokyo in March 2020.

Queensland ILS 2019 participants were also featured in a Forbes Japan article, highlighting Queensland for our growing innovation ecosystem.

Participants in ILS 2021 will:

  • be part of a virtual pitch session, during which major Japanese corporations and VCs are able to contact startups directly to inquire about their offering and arrange meetings
  • join ILS Power Matching, a live business matching event featuring 1-on-1 meetings with Japanese corporations and venture capital firms
  • apply to join the ILS Tokyo Challenge 100, an additional business matching opportunity with select major corporations
  • receive tailored pitch support, market preparation guidance and advice, translation services, business development assistance, and other in-kind services valued at approx $10,000 per company
  • participate in virtual lead up training and mentor sessions with key leaders from the Japan tech ecosystem and Australia-Japanese business community
  • feature in marketing and promotional collateral.

Participation in ILS is by invitation only and up to 10 companies will be selected to join the virtual mission.

Companies will be selected based on:

  • market fit – product or service has relevance to and demand in the Japanese market
  • value proposition – clearly defined value proposition for corporate investors or partners
  • existing market traction and sales – including existing sales, returning customers, a growing customer base, funding, investors and partners
  • ambition and readiness – clearly defined business objectives for Japan and resources to achieve projected growth
  • international scalability – ability to service the Japan market and deliver solutions quickly to a growing customer base.

Prior experience in Japan is not a pre-requisite, however companies are expected to have a strategic market interest in Japan.

Consulting and or professional services firms and listed firms are not eligible for this program.

Listed companies are also ineligible to participate.

Notes for EOI submission

The EOI consists of two phases and will take approximately 30–60 minutes to complete. Phase one is a collection of business and contact details, Phase two is the formal EOI application. We recommend taking your time to submit a thorough response, please note that you are unable to save your work as you progress.

Questions to be answered in phase two of the EOI application are below:

Market:

  • In which global markets are you currently operating?
  • Has your company expanded operations to another country previously?
  • Please describe your current market traction in Australia, current traction (if any) in Japan, or other relevant global traction? This can include areas such as who are your key partner, customers, etc [300 words or less]
  • Please describe why you are interested in Japan, and what your business objectives are for the Japanese market?
  • Please describe your level of experience operating in Japan, working with Japanese companies, and/or seeking investment from Japanese corporations and VCs?
  • Please describe your value proposition. What do your customers most value in your service or technology? What is the niche you are going after and why? [300 words or less]
  • Which other global markets are you currently strategically targeting in the next 1-2 years?

Competitors:

  • Who are your key Australian and global competitors (including Japan)?

Funding/Investment:

  • Have you previously received investment funding (VC, other)?
  • If yes, please describe
  • Current funding stage
  • Are you currently seeking investment/funding?

Event details

Date 3–12 March 2021
Location Online and Tokyo, Japan
Cost Nil – Participation valued at approximately $10,000 per company

Registration

Expressions of interest must be submitted by midnight 6 October 2020.
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

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For further information please contact Amanda Russell at amanda.russell@tiq.qld.gov.au

ILS Tokyo website

Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

 

Tokyo

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FOODEX Japan 2021

09 March 2021 - 12 March 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) Japan Office is looking to assist Queensland’s food and agribusiness exporters to exhibit at FOODEX Japan 2021, Asia’s leading food and beverage show hosting in Tokyo (Makuhari Messe) from 9-12 March 2021.

Interested in exhibiting at FOODEX 2021 Japan?

Boasting the third-largest economy in the world, and Australia’s second-largest two-way trading partner Japan presents exciting opportunities for Queensland businesses. Japan is also a proud advocate of free trade, championing the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) in 2015, ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in 2018, and in February 2019 the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement came into force.

Furthermore, Japan is hosting a string of major international events including the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games and the 2021 World Masters Games. In 2025, Japan will host the Osaka-Kansai Expo. These transformational events will help to drive Japan’s next stage of economic and social evolution and globalization and in turn, presenting significant commercial development opportunities for Queensland food exporters.

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) Japan Office is looking to assist Queensland’s food and agribusiness exporters to exhibit at FOODEX Japan 2021, Asia’s leading food and beverage show hosting in Tokyo (Makuhari Messe) from 9-12 March 2021.

FOODEX 2019 attracted over 80,000 visitors, 11,000 of which were from overseas, and 3,300 exhibitors from over 80 countries and regions.

The presence of key international buyers will provide Queensland exporters with the opportunity to identify new buyers, and create opportunities to network with a vast range of international visitors.

Exhibition details

TIQ Japan is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from export-ready Queensland food and beverage companies interested in participating at FOODEX 2021.

Please confirm your interest by COB Wednesday, 9 October 2020.

There are two levels available for exhibitor participation (physical attendance optional):

  1. Shelf Display (ambient products) at TIQ booth.
  2. Shelf Display (chilled products) at TIQ booth.

Precaution re COVID-19

FOODEX 2021 will go ahead as scheduled unless the Japanese Government announces the travel precautions for domestic travellers.

Japan Management Association (Foodex 2021 organiser) will announce the Recovery Plan on 18 January 2021 to address COVID-19.

  • Should the exhibition be held as scheduled and exhibitors can travel to Japan, exhibition will be held both in “Real and Virtual”.
  • Should the exhibition be held as scheduled and exhibitors cannot travel to Japan, exhibitors can communicate with visitors via online means and there will be a Foodex Japan Virtual Exhibition.
  • TIQ Japan will represent the company on their behalf (i.e. stand at the booth and connect via virtual means).
  • In the case that the Exhibition cannot be held due to Covid-19, the physical show will be cancelled and the show will be moved to a virtual platform i.e. Virtual Foodex Platform.

Event details

Date Tuesday 9–Friday 12 March 2021
Location Tokyo, Japan

Pricing

Participation Option Cost
Shelf Display (ambient products) at TIQ booth

  • Ambient products only
  • Physical attendance optional
  • FOODEX entry tickets for all attendees

Interpretation and business matching facilitation.

A$500
Shelf Display (chilled products) at TIQ booth

  • Chilled products
  • Physical attendance optional
  • Share refrigerator with other products
  • FOODEX entry tickets for all attendees

Interpretation and business matching facilitation.

A$800

Expressions of interest

As places are strictly limited, all registrations will be reviewed by TIQ. We will notify and confirm your final participation in Trade Mission to FOODEX Japan 2021. No refund after cancellation of participation.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

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For further information please contact Marina Wardhana at marina.wardhana@tiq.qld.gov.au

FOODEX Japan 2021 website

 

Taipei, Taiwan

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2021 Smart City Summit & Expo

23 March 2021 - 26 March 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Established in 2014, the Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) is not only a platform for the Taiwan ICT industry to present smart-city solutions, but also the biggest Internet of Things (IoT) application exhibition in Asia.

Established in 2014, the Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) is not only a platform for the Taiwan ICT industry to present smart-city solutions, but also the biggest Internet of Things (IoT) application exhibition in Asia.

Event details

Date Tuesday 23–Friday 26 March 2021
Location Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall 2
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road
Nangang District
TAIPEI CITY 11568 TAIWAN
Time See website for details
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To discuss, view, exhibit and explore smarter city solutions, and to network with industry and public-sector representatives

Registration

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April 2021

Online

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Expomin Chile 2021

19 April 2021 - 23 April 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Expomin is one of the most important fairs of the world mining industry and the principal one in Latin America. It gathers suppliers of technology, equipments, machinery, services and materials from all over the world for Latin American mining.

Expomin is one of the most important fairs of the world mining industry and the principal one in Latin America. It gathers suppliers of technology, equipments, machinery, services and materials from all over the world for Latin American mining.

Expomin attracts branch experts and decision makers from mining companies as well as students, scientists and the business world in general.

Event details

Date Monday 19 – Thursday 23 April 2021
Location Online
Cost See event website for details

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Expomin website

May 2021

Rockhampton

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Beef Australia 2021

02 May 2021 - 08 May 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Australia’s national beef expo is held every three years. Beef Australia 2021 will facilitate new trade and export opportunities by exposing the local supply chain to the international industry leader.

Australia’s national beef expo is held every three years. Beef Australia 2021 will facilitate new trade and export opportunities by exposing the local supply chain to the international industry leader.

Beef Australia 2021 will feature more than 5,000 cattle from over 30 breeds, a trade fair promoting more than 500 businesses, a symposium, seminars and property tours to deliver new research information to producers and restaurants.

Event details

Date Sunday 2–Saturday 8 May 2021
Location Rockhampton Showgrounds
corner Exhibition and New Exhibition Roads
WANDAL QLD 4700
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To learn about the Australian beef industry from industry participants

Registration

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