October 2018

Rockhampton, Queensland

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National Economic Development Conference (NEDC) 2018

16 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

NEDC is the flagship event of Economic Development Australia, the peak national body for economic development practitioners. This 3-day conference will attract economic development practitioners from Australia and overseas, along with representatives from all levels of government.

NEDC is the flagship event of Economic Development Australia, the peak national body for economic development practitioners.

This 3-day conference will attract economic development practitioners from Australia and overseas, along with representatives from all levels of government.

Highly regarded thought-leaders will deliver presentations to challenge delegates and encourage robust dialogue around the conference’s 2 central themes:

  • Winning in job and business creation: An old game with new rules for success
  • Disruptive innovation to diversify economic growth.

Event details

Date Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 October 2018
Location Pilbeam Theatre
232 Bolsover Street
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Cost From $515

Why attend?

To connect with other economic development practitioners and leaders, and to learn about the latest research and developments in the field

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Brisbane, Queensland

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Bioenergy Strong 2018 – Bioenergy Australia conference

16 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Organised by Bioenergy Australia, the Bioenergy Strong 2018 – Driving Commercial Outcomes conference will bring together bioenergy providers, backers, regulators and researchers from around Australia and the world.

Organised by Bioenergy Australia, the Bioenergy Strong 2018 – Driving Commercial Outcomes conference will bring together bioenergy providers, backers, regulators and researchers from around Australia and the world.

Presentations and discussions will cover a wide range of bioenergy topics, including:

  • case studies of commercially successful bioenergy projects
  • financing for bioenergy
  • how government policy can enable bioenergy projects
  • connecting to the grid
  • emission reduction targets

and more.

Opportunities to sponsor, exhibit and have research/poster presentations at the conference are available.

The conference will also include the presentation ceremony for the Bioenergy Innovation Awards.

Event details

Date Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 October 2018
(technical tours Friday 19 October)
Location State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Cost Various, see website

Why attend?

To network, discuss and hear the latest in bioenergy trends in Queensland, Australia and the world

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Brisbane, Queensland

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India Australia Business and Community Awards – awards gala

18 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

IABCA celebrates the Australia-India relationship and honours migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership. Awards are given in 13 categories, including Young Professional of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Australian Exporter or Service Provider of the Year, and SME of the Year.

IABCA celebrates the Australia-India relationship and honours migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership. Awards are given in 13 categories, including Young Professional of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Australian Exporter or Service Provider of the Year, and SME of the Year.

Nominations for the awards close Friday 11 May, except for Australia Exporter of the Year and Indian Investment in the Australian Market which close on 13 August.

Event details

Date Friday 12 October 2018
Time from 6.30pm
Location Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Cost From $250

Why attend?

To celebrate the India-Australia relationship and our best entrepreneurs and community members

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Brisbane, Queensland

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LGAQ Annual Conference

29 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to debate issues of importance to local communities.

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to debate issues of importance to local communities. The conference is an important opportunity for councils to network, learn and debate and vote on new policy.

The conference is also attended by state and federal government representatives, external stakeholders, and the media. Industry suppliers participate in a large trade exhibition to show their latest offerings to local government leaders from across the state.

Event details

Date Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg Street and Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost See LGAQ website

Why attend?

To network with local government leaders, learn about the issues affecting the sector, and display your good or service at the conference trade exhibition

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Brisbane, Queensland

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AusBiotech 2018

31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The annual AusBiotech conference brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to exchange ideas and reflect on the sector’s achievements.

The annual AusBiotech conference brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to exchange ideas and reflect on the sector’s achievements.

This year’s conference, to be held in Brisbane, will focus on global biotech trends, breakthroughs, challenges and success stories.

Panel discussions and key themes will cover:

  • regulation and reimbursement
  • research translational strategies
  • new markets
  • business development and capital access
  • emerging technologies
  • clinical trials and commercialisation.

Event details

Date Wednesday 31 October – Friday 2 November 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $600 (see rates)

Why attend?

To get up-to-date info on global biotech, meet your peers and make connections

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Various locations in Queensland

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Regional export workshops

31 October 2018 - 23 November 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

If you’ve been thinking about your global potential, an export training workshop near you could be just what you need to help you take the next step.

If you’ve been thinking about your global potential, an export training workshop near you could be just what you need to help you take the next step.

Click on one of the locations on our timetable to register for a workshop near you.

Workshop outline

Why export?

An overview of the benefits of going global and why Australian companies should consider export, including a case study of a Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards winner as an example of the benefits of exploring global opportunities.

Export readiness

An overview of growing a global business and assessing your company’s capacity and capability to export – including an export readiness checklist and how to handle enquiries.

Market selection

An overview of factors that can influence your market selection and how to determine the right market for you, utilising your competitive advantage.

Your USP/UVP and pitching for international success

This topic explores how you can identify your unique selling proposition (USP)/unique value proposition (UVP) and the key factors to consider when developing your business pitch.

Growing your business for export

An overview of considerations for taking your business to international markets, including risk management, IP protection, managing international payments, and building your export capacity and capability.

Where to go for assistance

This covers the range of government agencies, industry bodies, and service providers that can support you on your export journey.

Panel discussion and Q&A

An expert panel of Australian companies will discuss their international business experience discussing export challenges, key learnings, and top tips for success.

Lunchtime networking

After the panel discussion and Q&A event, networking time over lunch will enable participants to engage with presenters, panellists, DSDMIP and TIQ representatives, and fellow participants.

About the workshops

The workshop series is an initiative of Advancing Trade and Investment – Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022 and is delivered by TIQ and the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) and the Export Council of Australia (ECA) following a successful pilot in 2017 in Gladstone and Brisbane.

 

For details of each event in each region – including contact details – please view the workshops timetable.
 

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Growing Wine Tourism – Wine Australia webinar

31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

‘Growing Wine Tourism’ is a sector-led skills development program for businesses wanting to take a more strategic approach to developing and delivering their wine products and services for inbound tourists.

‘Growing Wine Tourism’ is a sector-led skills development program for businesses wanting to take a more strategic approach to developing and delivering their wine products and services for inbound tourists.

The program is being delivered by the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in conjunction with Fastrak Asian Solutions and Wine Tourism Australia. It is made up of three phases which will be delivered throughout 2018–19.

For Queensland businesses, Phase 1 of the program – ‘Understanding the visitor economy’ – will start with this live interactive webinar. The key focus of the webinar will be understanding how the Australian wine sector can benefit from the growing visitor economy. Participants will have access to the latest tourism insights, which will help inform their business strategies.

Event details

Date Wednesday 31 October 2018
Location Webinar
Time 10.00am–12.00pm AEDST
Cost Free

Why attend?

To learn how your Queensland wine business can benefit from the growing visitor economy

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November 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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ATO small business workshops (free, throughout 2018)

01 November 2018 - 15 December 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Australian Taxation Office runs regular free workshops on taxation-related topics for small businesses.

The Australian Taxation Office runs regular free workshops on taxation-related topics for small businesses. Workshop topics include:

  • tax essentials for small business
  • record keeping for small business
  • employer essentials for small business.

Workshops run monthly at a range of locations throughout Queensland.

Event details

Date Various throughout the year
Location Various around Queensland
Cost Free

Why attend?

To learn taxation essentials for your business, learn about government initiatives that may help your business, and get up to date on digital tax services

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Shanghai, China

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China International Import Expo

05 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The first China International Import Expo will bring together government officials, business communities, exhibitors and buyers to explore the Chinese market.

The first China International Import Expo will bring together government officials, business communities, exhibitors and buyers to explore the Chinese market.

China has the largest population of any country, and is the world’s second largest economy, importer and consumer.

Enterprises from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the expo, along with around 150,000 buyers from China and other countries. The event will also feature business-matching meetings, seminars, and product releases.

The expo is an initiative of the Chinese government to support trade liberalisation, global economic cooperation, and the opening of the Chinese market to the world.

Event details

Date Monday 5 November – Saturday 10 November 2018
Location National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
333 Songze Avenue
SHANGHAI CHINA
Cost Various – see website

Why attend?

To take your product to buyers from one of the world’s biggest markets

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China

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China International Silver Industry Exhibition

08 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The 5th China International Silver Industry Exhibition will gather the most influential brands from China and around the world to showcase and promote the latest products, equipment and technology in the ‘silver’ (ageing and aged-care) industry.

The 5th China International Silver Industry Exhibition will gather the most influential brands from China and around the world to showcase the latest products, equipment and technology in the ‘silver’ (ageing and aged-care) industry.

An increasingly ageing population in China brings with it a market of enormous untapped potential, and a great array of opportunities for the silver industry. At present, community services for the elderly and beds in elderly care institutions are in short supply across China. This presents both a challenge and valuable opportunities for manufacturers, investors, developers and operators to establish and expand their presence in China’s silver industry.

Hosted in Guangzhou by the China Silver Industry Association, the 2018 China Silver Industry Exhibition will attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world, including potential buyers and investors. The 2017 event attracted 283 exhibitors and around 36,000 visitors.

TIQ will take Australia’s first aged-care and senior living consortium – the Australian Silver Industry Group – to the China Silver Industry Exhibition as part of an upcoming mission to China. For information on the consortium and mission, email Devinka Wanigesekera.

Event details

Date Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 November 2018
Location Poly World Trade Center Expo
Guangzhou
China
Cost Various – see event website

Why attend?

To showcase and see the latest in silver industry products and services, and to connect with one of the world’s largest markets for silver services

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China Silver Industry Exhibition website

Gold Coast, Queensland

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Tourism Masterclasses – Gold Coast

15 November 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

These 4 masterclasses presented by Tourism and Events Queensland will help tourism operators gain new insights and improve their bottom lines.

These 4 masterclasses presented by Tourism and Events Queensland will help tourism operators gain new insights and improve their bottom lines.

Operators can choose to attend 2 of the following 4 masterclasses:

  1. Customer centricity: the importance of delivering exceptional experiences to your visitors
  2. Unlock spend potential of Chinese travellers: the new world of mobile payment
  3. Attracting investment to your region
  4. Augmented reality and virtual reality: opportunities for the tourism industry.

 

Event details

Date Thursday 15 November 2018
Location Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
2684–2690 Gold Coast Highway
BROADBEACH QLD 4218
Time 1.30pm–5.30pm AEST
Cost Free

Why attend?

To learn practical strategies to benefit your tourism business

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