September 2017

Brisbane, Queensland

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Next: Network for Future Leaders

28 September 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Hosted by Chairman, Duncan Forbes, and Committee Members of AmCham QLD’s NEXT: Network for Future Leaders, we present this special Networking Event tailored for young executives and professionals.

Join us for the opportunity to meet and be inspired by our special guests and network with like-minded young professionals while enjoying after work drinks and nibbles.

The NEXT series of events are designed by AmCham’s NEXT: Network for Future Leaders Committee specifically for attendees who consider themselves young, are interested in advancing their career and are serious about taking the next step.

Event details

Date Thursday 28 September 2017
Time 3.30pm – 5.40pm AEST
Location Platform Bar, Grand Central Hotel
270 Ann Street
Brisbane Central Station
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Cost See website for details

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October 2017

Brisbane, Queensland

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Ask An Expert Series: Food and agribusiness in the Middle East

05 October 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

With their open markets, economic growth and demand for food, The United Arab Emirates and the Gulf countries provide good opportunities for Queensland food and agribusiness companies.

Iran is another significant regional player with a large population, which also offers potential opportunities for Queensland’s food industry.

Join our expert, David O’Brien, a Dubai-based native Queenslander, for a broad and practical overview on the region’s markets and advice on how to market your products and services.

Topics to be covered include:

  • UAE, Gulf and Iran market overview
  • Opportunities in those markets (food security, agriculture, fishing, food safety)
  • Market gaps and how to overcome them
  • Market perception of Australia
  • Opportunity to collaborate with industry associations
  • Leverage TIQ network and expertise
  • Recommendations
  • Q&A

Event details

Date Thursday 5 October 2017
Time 10.30am – 12.00pm AEST
Location Level 17, 53 Albert St, Brisbane
Cost Free

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Please register early as places are limited.

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About the speaker

David O’Brien, Founder and Owner, LucaZara

Brisbane, Queensland

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TIQ at The Precinct: What you need to do to get export ready/investment ready

05 October 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

TIQ adviser Gayle King will be at The Precinct to help start-ups and businesses understand what they need to do to get export ready or investment ready.

This session particularly targets businesses working in innovative tech, but Gayle’s advice will be useful to most companies looking to export or attract investment.

You can learn:

  • how to get export ready — things you need to do before you ever get on a plane
  • how to get investment ready — what investors will want to see and know.

Event details

Date Thursday 5 October 2017
Time 12.00 – 2.00pm – Lunchtime roundtable (BYO lunch)
Location The Precinct, Level 2, T.C. Beirne Building, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Cost Free

Why attend?

To get the information you need to start your export or investment journey.

Registration and more information

No need to register, just turn up.

Brisbane, Queensland

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Australia–Latin America Business Council 2017 Brisbane Annual Dinner

12 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

The Australia–Latin America Business Council promotes, encourages and facilitates commerce, trade and investment between Australia and the countries of Latin America.

The council’s annual Brisbane dinner celebrates the growing relationship between Australia and Latin America, spanning business, the arts, education, sport and more.

Keynote speaker for this year’s dinner will be Virginia Greville, CEO of Trade and Investment Queensland.

You will also have the opportunity to network with key figures in the Australia–Latin America arena, drawn from government, diplomatic corps and the private sector.

Event details

Date Thursday 12 October 2017
Location Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost ALABC members: $130 or $1,200 for corporate table of 10
Non-members: $150 or $1,350 for corporate table of 10
Corporate tables will be listed on event program.

Why attend?

To understand trends and opportunities in Australia–Latin America relations, and to network with key figures in the field.

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More details: +61 2 9431 8651,


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IABCA 2017

13 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership.

The India Australia Business & Community Awards 2017

The India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) 2017 annual awards gala hosted by Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, will take place on Friday 13 October at Brisbane City Hall.

Join His Excellency, Dr. A.M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India in Australia, and Her Excellency, Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner of Australia in India, for a fantastic night of fine dining, unique entertainment, and celebration of outstanding business and community achievements.

IABCA celebrates migrant entrepreneurship, community leadership and the exceptional contributions of businesses and individuals to the Australia–India space. It raises awareness of Indians in Australia and Australians in India, in a way that further encourages the rapidly developing relationship between the two countries.

Event Details

Date:           Friday 13 October 2017
Time:           6.30pm–11.30pm
Venue:        Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Dress:          Indian Attire or Black Tie

More information

Read about the IABCA Awards online →

United States

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USA Mining Mission: 16-20 October 2017

16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Austmine, in conjunction with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ), will lead a delegation to the USA in October 2017.

The USA mining mission will focus on major copper and gold operations in Nevada and Utah.

Date Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2017
Location Nevada and Utah, United States
Cost Austmine Members: $2,900 + GST (Max 1 attendee per company)
Non-Members: $3,700 + GST (Max 1 attendee per company)

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Brisbane, Queensland

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Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2017

19 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2017On behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland, the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

International trade expands our world view, encourages innovation and supports our economy. The awards program acknowledges those businesses engaged in international trade, and rewards their dedication to being the best at what they do within the state and around the world.


  • Applications close: 7 August 2017
  • Presentation dinner: 19 October 2017
  • National awards: 5 December 2017

Tickets to the presentation dinner are now on sale.



Benefit from being a winner

Whether your company is large or small, winning an export award gives you the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, be exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work and success before the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.

On behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland and the Export Council of Australia, we look forward to celebrating your success in 2017!


For more information, please contact the Queensland Export Awards Team:
T: +61 7 3514 3134