March 2021

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Investment-readiness workshops

29 March 2021 - 03 June 2021

TIQ is partnering with Deloitte Australia to deliver a series of workshops around Queensland to help small and medium-sized businesses attract new investment. Building on the Business Growth Essentials workshops delivered in 2019, the 2021 series will focus on the practical tools that businesses need to successfully engage investors.

TIQ is partnering with Deloitte Australia to deliver a series of workshops around Queensland to help small and medium-sized businesses attract new investment.

Building on the Business Growth Essentials workshops delivered in 2019, the 2021 series will focus on the practical tools that businesses need to successfully engage investors.

Last year saw bushfires, drought, floods and a global pandemic all batter the Queensland economy. Yet, despite all that, Queensland enters 2021 on a relatively strong footing as COVID-19 case numbers remain low and confidence inches higher.

In these workshops you’ll learn about what investors are looking for and which areas you should focus on in your business to maximise value, and get expert support to develop a winning investment proposal.

Topics include:

  • economic update for Queensland considering impacts of COVID-19 on businesses
  • recap of what investment options are available, and what investors are looking for
  • what it means to be ‘investment ready’
  • the purpose of an information memorandum
  • tips for preparing an information memorandum
  • working through the key sections of an information memorandum.

Event details

Date Monday 29 March–Thursday 3 June 2021
Location Various (see details)
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Cost Free

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April 2021

Online - Zoom

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Antofagasta–Queensland Week

12 April 2021 - 21 April 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

In collaboration with the Antofagasta Industrial Association (AIA), Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) will host the first Antofagasta–Queensland Week from 12–21 April 2021.

Antofagasta–Queensland Week offers Queensland clients the opportunity to expand into the new markets in Latin America by building relationships relationships directly with key players.

Designed to strengthen trade relations between the Antofagasta region in Chile and Queensland, the week will include:

  • Monday 12 April – announcement of a strategic alliance between the Queensland Government and the Antofagasta Industrial Association (AIA)
  • Thursday 15 April – AIA webinar detailing major projects including business development and mining supplier qualification systems, and the mining exhibition EXPONOR
  • Friday 16 April – TIQ webinar on Queensland’s METS capabilities
  • Saturday 17 April – Study Queensland webinar about study opportunities in Queensland
  • Tuesday 20 April – virtual business matching event between companies in Queensland and Antofagasta
  • Wednesday 21 April – virtual business matching event facilitated between AIA, Antofagasta Minerals and TIQ.

Register your interest today.

Event details

Date Monday 12 April – Wednesday 21 April
Time Various
Location Online – Zoom
Cost Free

Why attend?

To build direct connections with the potential partners for Queensland METS businesses in Chile’s Antofagasta region

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William Lilis, William.Lilis@tiq.qld.gov.au, +56 2 3202 6134

Brendan Rutherford, Brendan.Rutherford@tiq.qld.gov.au, +61 7 3514 3058

Online - Zoom

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UK Market Access – Public relations and marketing in the UK

13 April 2021
Event Organiser: TIQ

Culture, language and tactics can all become barriers to success for exporters in any international market – including one as familiar as the UK.

Its sophisticated and competitive nature makes the UK an ideal target for Queensland exporters equipped with the right knowledge and flexibility.

Join Trade and Investment Queensland Europe, and leading UK marketing and public relations agency Rochester PR Group, to unpack the best marketing and public relations strategies to reach UK consumers.

The webinar will cover:

  • developing content-led strategies for UK launches
  • current trends and consumer behaviour
  • avoiding assumptions and cultural assimilation practices
  • gathering the right data.

Hear from our UK experts:

  • Linda Apelt, Agent-General for Queensland, and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – Europe
  • Andrew Davison, A/General Manager, Industry Growth and Trade, Brisbane Economic Development Agency
  • Joanna Dodd, Managing Director, Rochester PR Group.

Event details

Date Tuesday 13 April 2021
Time 6.00pm–7.30pm AEST [9.00am–10.30am BST]
Location Online – Zoom
Cost Free

Why attend?

To gain insights into marketing products and services successfully to UK customers

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Andrew Elton, Andrew.Elton@tiq.qld.gov.au

Media HQ, 30 Water St, Cairns

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Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Tradelinked export-readiness workshops

15 April 2021 - 29 April 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Are you looking to diversify your business into new export markets?

The Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Tradelinked invite you to join them in this three-part export-readiness workshop series where you’ll learn more about opportunities available in the Cairns region and what support is available to help you recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Skills Development Manager Shane Styles from the Export Council of Australia (ECA) will deliver the first two workshops on export fundamentals and market entry.

Trade and Investment Queensland’s Regional Network Director Denise Kreymborg will facilitate the final workshop about the New Market Program grant and other support available.

The three (3) workshops will cover:

Workshop 1 – Export fundamentals

  • Understanding the export market in a post COVID-19 world
  • Seven key corporate foundations for starting your exporting journey
  • Planning for a diversification strategy

Workshop 2 – Market entry

  • How to enter an export market
  • Exporting business models
  • Entering the pacific as an exporter
  • Using capability and capacity to develop an export strategy

Workshop 3 – New market development grant and other support available

  • Understanding guidelines and eligibility
  • Funding application processes
  • Understanding application forms
  • Completing applications

Event details

Workshop 1 – Export fundamentals

Date Thursday 15 April 2021
Time 10.00pm–12.00pm
Location Media HQ, 30 Water St, Cairns
Cost General ticket – $20.00 / Cairns Chamber of Commerce member ticket – $15.00
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Workshop 2 – Market entry

Date Thursday 22 April 2021
Time 10.00pm–12.00pm
Location Media HQ, 30 Water St, Cairns
Cost General ticket – $20.00 / Cairns Chamber of Commerce member ticket – $15.00
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Workshop 3 – New market development grant and other support  

Date Thursday 29 April 2021
Time 10.00pm–12.00pm
Location Media HQ, 30 Water St, Cairns
Cost General ticket – $20.00 / Cairns Chamber of Commerce member ticket – $15.00
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Why attend?

To gain an understanding of how to diversify your business and become an exporter

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Laura Rodgers, laura.rodgers@cairnschamber.com.au, 0428 259 648

Benjamin Alexander, Benjamin.Alexander@tiq.qld.gov.au, 0417 576 542

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

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Market Connect – Taiwan

05 May 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

E-commerce is rapidly gaining traction as an important channel to Taiwan, particularly for consumer products.

Supercharged by the global pandemic, e-commerce is creating opportunities for Queensland companies to target increasing numbers of younger shoppers in a market worth over A$55 billion.

Key Taiwan e-commerce market facts:

  • 5-year average growth rate of 7%
  • Growth rate of more than 2% in the first 8 months of 2020
  • 2% of the population shop online, the highest percentage in Asia (pre-pandemic).

At Market Connect – Taiwan on Wednesday 5 May, gain insights into this market directly from a key representative from a leading Taiwanese e-commerce organisation.

This 2-hour interactive forum will start with a facilitated collaboration session to:

  • brainstorm solutions to your exporting challenges
  • establish new connections
  • discuss experiences and insights with your exporting peers.

The event will conclude with an interactive discussion with a panel of market and e-commerce experts:

  • a representative from a Taiwanese e-commerce platform
  • a Queensland company that’s successfully using e-commerce channels to export to Taiwan.
  • Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Taiwan Patrick Hafenstein.

Event details

Date Wednesday 5 May
Time 3.00pm–5.00pm AEST  
Location Online
Cost Free

Why attend?

To gain insights into the Taiwanese e-commerce market from market experts and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Taiwan Patrick Hafenstein

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Sharyn Byrnes, sharyn.byrnes@tiq.qld.gov.au

November 2021

Online

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Expomin Chile 2021

01 November 2021 - 30 November 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 November 2021
Location Online
Cost See event website for details

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