June 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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Digital Business Workshops (regional Queensland)

05 June 2018 - 27 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Presented by Business Queensland, these digital business workshops help small-to-medium enterprises and not-for-profits identify ways of improving their digital capability and become more competitive in today's digital marketplace. Workshops will be held in Charleville, Goondiwindi, Atherton, Emerald, Gympie and Warwick.

Presented by Business Queensland, these digital business workshops help small-to-medium enterprises and not-for-profits identify ways of improving their digital capability and become more competitive in today’s digital marketplace. Workshops will be held in Charleville, Goondiwindi, Atherton, Emerald, Gympie and Warwick.

The workshops run for half a day and include:

  • digital trends affecting businesses today
  • how to identify digital priorities that support your business goals
  • ways to improve your productivity with digital technology
  • using data in decision-making for your business
  • tips for using Google Analytics to track your online performance
  • an analysis of your current website
  • how to manage your online reputation
  • ways to use digital technology in your business to improve your customer’s experience
  • a digital skills analysis of your business
  • a step-by-step guide to developing a digital action plan to guide activity and investment for your business.

Why attend?

To learn practical, affordable digital business strategies that can be implemented immediately

Event details

Date Tuesday 5 June – Wednesday 27 June 2018
Location Various
Cost Free

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Business Queensland website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Energy, Mines and Money Australia

20 June 2018 - 21 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Energy Mines and Money Australia will showcase strategic mineral, coal, oil and gas opportunities, matching projects with global investment.

Energy Mines and Money Australia will showcase strategic mineral, coal, oil and gas opportunities, matching projects with global investment.

With mining and oil and gas companies on display, some of the world’s largest natural resources fund managers in attendance, and a packed program of keynotes, market analysis, company presentations, panels and workshops, this event is not to be missed.

For the past 15 years, Mines and Money has run successful events in London, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Toronto and New York. Now, with the support of the Queensland Government and Queensland Resources Council, this global mining investment conference is coming to Queensland.

TIQ is a sponsor of Energy, Mines and Money Australia.

Event details

Date Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 June 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg Street and Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost $995–$2,195
Buy-side investors complimentary

Why attend?

To connect with more than 400 mining decision-makers, leaders and investors

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Energy, Mines and Money website

Taipei, Taiwan

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SenCARE (Taiwan International Senior Lifestyle and Health Care Show)

21 June 2018 - 24 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

SenCARE and Medicare Taiwan bring together leading providers and buyers of senior-living and medical care products from around the world.

SenCARE and Medicare Taiwan bring together leading providers and buyers of senior-living and medical care products from around the world.

SenCARE presents a wide range of products, including assistive devices and mobility aids, home care and telecare, and health food and beauty products.

Medicare Taiwan presents a comprehensive range of medical technology and equipment, including electromedical equipment; biotech pharmaceuticals and services; hospital, laboratory and diagnostic equipment; dental, orthopedic and ophthalmic equipment; rehabilitation equipment; medical robots; and medical technology and IoT (internet of things) applications.

Includes both business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities.

Event details

Date Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 June 2018
Location Taipei World Trade Center
No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road
Taipei, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To exhibit, view and purchase products and services for the senior-living and medical care sectors

Registration

See website for details

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SenCare/Medicare Taiwan website

Brisbane, Queensland

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Getting the documentation right! (For exporters)

26 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Run by the Export Council of Australia, this one-day course is aimed at companies wanting to understand export documentation requirements and train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.

Preparing export documentation can be confusing, time-consuming, costly and prone to human error. But correct export documentation is vital.

Run by the Export Council of Australia, this one-day course is aimed at companies wanting to understand export documentation requirements and train their staff in processing documentation correctly and efficiently.

The course will explain how to prepare:

  • commercial documents
  • transport documents
  • documents required by importing country authorities
  • documents required by Australian Authorities
  • special documentation
  • letters of credit.

Event details

Date Tuesday 26 June 2018
Location Brisbane (details to be confirmed)
Cost From $836

Why attend?

To learn practical skills in preparing export documentation

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Export Council event website

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Export Market Development Grant coaching/information session (webinar)

27 June 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Presented by Austrade, this session is run by senior grants staff and covers a range of topics, including introduction to the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG), how to plan for EMDG and how to get the best out of the EMDG scheme.

Presented by Austrade, this session is run by senior grants staff and covers a range of topics, including:

  • introduction to the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG),
  • how to plan for EMDG
  • how to get the best out of the EMDG scheme.

It’s perfect for aspiring and current exporters.

Why attend?

To find out how you could secure funding to help establish or expand your export presence

Event details

Date Wednesday 27 June 2018
Time 2.00pm–3.00pm
Location Webinar
Cost Free

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Austrade website

Cairns, Queensland

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2018 International Education and Training Summit – Delivering on Diversity

28 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
Event Organiser: TIQ

Queensland represents diversity in all its forms — from our study offerings to student profiles and study locations. Join us for this flagship event.

Building on the success of the inaugural 2017 IET Summit, the 2018 IET Summit will explore the theme ‘Delivering on Diversity’.

Queensland represents diversity in all its forms — from our study offerings to student profiles and study locations. For instance, approximately 34% of students study outside Queensland’s capital city, compared to the national average of 5%. Diversity is the key to sustaining the international education and training sector.

This year, additional PD opportunities will available through optional masterclasses on Friday 29 June. A schedule of these masterclasses will be made available on Friday 23 March.

Over 350 attendees joined the inaugural IET summit on the Gold Coast in 2017. You can learn more about the 2017 summit by watching the Summit 2017 video or reading about the 2017 speakers, presentations and social media highlights.

Event details

Date Thursday 28 June 2018 (workshops Friday 29 June)
Location Cairns (venue to be confirmed)
Time TBC
Cost See website for details as they become available

Why attend?

To find out the most up-to-date information on IET in Queensland, and to network with peers and experts in the field

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July 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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ATO small business workshops (free, throughout 2018)

01 July 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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ATO Eventbrite page

Cairns, Queensland

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LGAQ Future Cities Summit

11 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Future Cities Summit 2018 will bring together international, federal, state and local government leaders along with private-sector champions who are leading the way in adopting new technology, new thinking and new public policy responses to managing our urban communities.

The Future Cities Summit 2018 will bring together international, federal, state and local government leaders along with private-sector champions who are leading the way in adopting new technology, new thinking and new public policy responses to managing our urban communities.

The 2018 summit will unpack what it means to be a smart city and smart community, how transportation and asset management can be done differently, how we engage with our citizens, and how governments can plan for the disruptors.

In 2018, the summit will also include the Innovation & Technology Showcase, demonstrating the latest innovations relevant to local government.

Event details

Date Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 July 2018
Location Cairns Convention Centre
Corner of Sheridan Street and Wharf Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Cost TBC – see website

Why attend?

To meet urban leaders from around the world, share challenges and solutions, and see the latest in cities innovation and technology

Registration

LGAQ events calendar

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LGAQ events calendar

Townsville, Queensland

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JCU Asian Market Forum 2018

13 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Keen to keep yourself updated with the latest market intelligence in the Asian economies? Then join us at the JCU Asian Market Forum 2018.

Keen to keep yourself updated with the latest market intelligence in the Asian economies? Then join us at the JCU Asian Market Forum 2018.

This year’s forum will focus on China – Australia’s largest trading partner. A group of high-calibre speakers will address opportunities and challenges in China’s future economic expansion, and prospects for future trade ties between Australia and China.

Other topics of significance to our regional business community will also be discussed by experts at this year’s forum, including strengthening trade ties with Singapore and avoiding traps in trade financing in the digital era. Local export champions will also share their lessons and experiences in the Asian market.

The forum is financially supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and TIQ.

Why attend?

To keep abreast of developments in our most important export market

Event details

Date Friday 13 July 2018
Time 8.15am–4.00pm
Location Lecture Theatre, Education Central (Bldg 134)
James Cook University, Townsville Campus
1 James Cook Drive
DOUGLAS QLD 4814
Cost $99 including catering

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Email inquiries to chris.payne@jcu.edu.au

Taipei, Taiwan

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BioTaiwan 2018

18 July 2018 - 22 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Now is its seventeenth year, BioTaiwan 2018 is 5 events in 1.

Now is its seventeenth year, BioTaiwan is 5 events in 1, including:

  • BioBusiness Asia Conference
  • Greater China & Asia-Pacific Opportunities Conference
  • BioTaiwan Exhibition
  • one-on-one partnering
  • full seminar and workshop program.

BioTaiwan will highlight the opportunities available in biotech investment, collaboration, innovation and services.

Event details

Date Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 July 2018
Location Nangang Exhibition Center
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To:

  • network with top executives, investors, experts and leaders from Taiwan, China, and beyond
  • exhibit bioclusters, technologies, unique products and services
  • discover biopharma innovations in Taiwan and Asia
  • capture Greater China and Asia’s biotech market opportunities through Taiwan
  • explore R&D, products, services and new partnerships.

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BioTaiwan 2018 website

Mackay, Queensland

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Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition

24 July 2018 - 26 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

QME 2018 will bring together buyers and suppliers from Queensland’s mining industry to discuss big ideas, share sophisticated strategies and explore new frontiers in the Queensland mining industry.

QME 2018 will bring together buyers and suppliers from Queensland’s mining industry to discuss big ideas, share sophisticated strategies and explore new frontiers in the Queensland mining industry.

For buyers, QME showcases a diverse range of suppliers who can meet your operational needs in a rapidly changing mining and engineering landscape.

For suppliers, QME gives your business a unique opportunity to display product, deliver a message to a qualified audience, communicate with buyers and influencers, generate sales leads and build relationships with the people who matter to you.

Event details

Date Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 July 2018
Location Mackay Showground
24 Milton Street
Mackay QLD 4740
Cost Various – see website

Why attend?

To see or exhibit the latest in mining and engineering products and services

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QME website

Taipei, Taiwan

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Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum

26 July 2018 - 29 July 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Asia Agri-Tech is Taiwan’s only comprehensive international agriculture technology expo and forum.

Asia Agri-Tech is Taiwan’s only comprehensive international agriculture technology expo and forum.

Asia Agri-Tech brings together manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to exhibit seedlings and seed-cultivation technology, greenhouses, soil products, irrigation and management systems, and agriculture machinery.

Launched in 2017, Asia Agri-Tech attracted more than 20,000 visitors from 37 countries, generating sales of around US $17 million.

It is held concurrently held with the Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum.

Event details

Date Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 July 2018
Location Taipei World Trade Center
No. 5, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To show, and see, the world’s best products for use in Asian agriculture

Registration

See website for details

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Asia Agri-Tech website

August 2018

Brisbane, Queensland

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World of Drones Congress 2018

08 August 2018 - 11 August 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The World of Drones Congress brings together industry and government leaders with drone experts and enthusiasts to discuss, display and explore all things drone-related.

The World of Drones Congress brings together industry and government leaders with drone experts and enthusiasts to discuss, display and explore all things drone-related.

Around the world, drones are increasingly being used for a wide range of applications – from data collection to defence, photography to agriculture, and recreational to humanitarian purposes.

Last year’s inaugural World of Drones Congress in Brisbane attracted more than 630 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond, and featured an extensive conference program, drone expo, tournament and outreach program.

Congress topics include:

  • advances in drone technology
  • the ‘drone economy’
  • industrial and environmental applications
  • drone risks, safety and regulation.

Event details

Date Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 August 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $945 (till 14 March) to $1,345 (late registration)

Why attend?

To immerse yourself in the latest in drone technology, manufacture, applications and challenges

Registration, submissions and applications

This year’s congress is now welcoming:

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World of Drones website

September 2018

Barcelona, Spain

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Gastech 2018 Exhibition & Conference – Barcelona

17 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Gastech is renowned as the world’s most significant gathering of upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals. The four-day Gastech conference features government and global business dialogue sessions, panel discussions and 28 strategic sessions.

Gastech is renowned as the world’s most significant gathering of upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals.

The four-day Gastech conference features government and global business dialogue sessions, panel discussions and 28 strategic sessions. Technical sessions address the complete value chain, from exploration to distribution, and highlight new technologies and developments.

The Gastech exhibition is a unique business platform showcasing services, products and expertise to more than 30,000 natural gas, LNG and energy professionals.

Gastech 2018 will be co-located with the Global Power & Energy Exhibition.

Event details

Date Monday 17 – Thursday 20 September 2018
Location Fira de Barcelona Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
Cost Various, see Gastech website

Why attend?

To see or showcase the latest developments in gas and LNG, and to engage with government and business leaders in the field

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Gastech website

Taipei, Taiwan

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PV Taiwan (Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition)

19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

A trade show featuring solar cells; PV modules, systems, components and parts; PV manufacturing machinery and equipment; PV inspection and measurement tools; energy storage; and other wind, hydrogen fuel cell and green transport products.

PV Taiwan is a trade show featuring solar cells; PV modules, systems, components and parts; PV manufacturing machinery and equipment; PV inspection and measurement tools; energy storage; and other wind, hydrogen fuel cell and green transport products.

Last year’s show attracted 9,332 visitors from 70 countries and profiled breakthroughs and products for a global market.

Event details

Date Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 September 2018
Location Nangang Exhibition Center
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To show, and see, the world’s best PV products

Registration

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Game show website

Taiwan

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2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum

25 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Global Harbor Cities Forum brings together representatives of harbour cities around the world to discuss issues affecting harbor cities and share their experiences of harbour governance.

The Global Harbor Cities Forum brings together representatives of harbour cities around the world to discuss issues affecting harbour cities and share their experiences of harbour governance.

The inaugural forum in 2016 attracted almost 200 speakers and representatives from 49 cities in 25 countries to discuss ways of promoting sustainable economic growth in port cities and methods for fostering international connections.

Event details

Date Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 September 2018
Location Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
No. 39, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen District
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To connect with the challenges, strategies and representatives of the world’s harbour cities

Registration

See website for details

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2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum website

October 2018

Brisbane, Queensland

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42nd World Hospital Congress

10 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership.

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to network, share views and experiences, and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership.

Hosted this year by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health, the congress will welcome hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane.

Event details

Date Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $580 for earlybird single day to $2,000 for full standard registration

Why attend?

To hear from leaders in the hospitals and healthcare field, network with peers, and share views and experiences

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World Hospital Congress event website

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 Thursday 18 October 2018
Time TBC
Location Brisbane City Hall
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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IABCA website

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

Registration and more information

See LGAQ website

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 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost TBC

Why attend?

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

Registration

Registration is opening soon. Check the event website for details and updates.

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AusBiotech 2018 website

November 2018

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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