September 2020

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UK Market Access Series: UK Market Overview

29 September 2020
Event Organiser: TIQ

Join this monthly webinar series for the latest insights on changes, challenges and opportunities in the UK market. Hear from experts and decision-makers based in the UK, along with Queensland exporters who have succeeded in this prestigious market.

Webinar 1: UK Market Overview

Our first webinar in the UK Market Access series, led by Linda Apelt, Agent-General for Queensland in the UK and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Europe, invites you to discover market opportunities in the UK while hearing from export industry leaders and case studies.

This introductory webinar will:

  • provide an overview of current conditions in the UK
  • outline opportunities across various sectors
  • reveal important business and cultural considerations unique to the UK market.

Speakers will include:

  • Linda Apelt – Agent-General for Queensland in the UK and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Europe
  • Joanne Freeman – Consul General for Queensland & Northern Territory and Director of Trade for Australia & New Zealand, UK Department for International Trade
  • Craig Agnew – Managing Director, The Happy Snack Company
  • Joanna Dodd – Managing Director, Rochester PR
  • Andrew Oury – Partner, Oury Clark
  • James Blakemore – Managing Director, JMB Partnership
  • and a range of other experts, decision-makers and successful Queensland exporters.

Event details

Date Tuesday 29 September 2020
Time 7.30am–9.00am GMT/ 4.30pm–6.00pm AEST (GMT+10)
Location Online
Cost Free

Registration

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For any questions or further details about the series, please contact the TIQ Europe office at london@tiq.qld.gov.au

October 2020

Online

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In Conversation with the High Commissioners - ABCC

01 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Britain-Australia Society, will host a virtual conversation with Australia’s two High Commissioners in the UK, His Excellency The Hon George Brandis QC, and Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO.

Australian British Chamber of Commerce CEO David McCredie will lead the discussion about the unique opportunities for the Australia-UK relationship that are emerging as both nations begin their economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue negotiating a free trade agreement.

Event details

Date Thursday 1 October 2020
Location Online
Time 5.00pm–6.30pm AEST
Cost  Free

Why attend?

To hear the current priorities for Australia and the UK in the context of COVID-19 recovery, free trade agreement negotiations and opportunities for the Australia-UK relationship

Registration

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James Burgess, Trade and Investment Officer, International Markets, TIQ

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ATO small business workshops (free, throughout the year)

05 October 2020 - 18 December 2020
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
Cost Free

Note that some events, venues and dates may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

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

Registration

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ATO Eventbrite page

Kolkata, India

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International Mining & Machinery Exhibition (IMME) 2020

07 October 2020 - 10 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME), is the 15th edition of an established exhibition held every two years in Kolkata – the Mining Hub of India.

This year’s International Mining and Machinery Exhibition is the 15th edition of an established exhibition held every 2 years in Kolkata – India’s mining hub. It is one of the largest trade fairs dedicated to the mining industry in India and is organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s premier enterprise body.

Event details

Date Wednesday 7–Saturday 10 October 2020
Location New Town Eco Park
Major Arterial Road(South-East), AA II, Newtown
KOLKATA WEST BENGAL 700156 INDIA
Cost See website for details

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Online

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The Netherlands and Queensland, Australia: Investing in a hydrogen future

07 October 2020
Event Organiser: TIQ

Energy diversification and decarbonisation are now priorities in both the Netherlands and Australia.

Want to learn more about the latest hydrogen developments and opportunities in Queensland, Australia?

Jointly hosted by FME, Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and the Netherlands chapter of Australian Business in Europe, this webinar will feature:

  • Speaker: Professor Ian MacKinnon, Hydrogen Strategy Adviser to the Queensland Government, Professor, Queensland University of Technology, and
  • Chaired by: Rogier Blokdijk, Manager for Hydrogen, FME.

Worldwide, the hydrogen sector is experiencing unprecedented momentum. Governments and corporates are coming together around policies, plans and projects designed to advance hydrogen research and commercialisation.

Key players are working across national borders to create exciting collaborations, particularly in the area of green hydrogen. This interest is well founded. Hydrogen has great potential to overcome some of the world’s most difficult energy challenges by:

  • integrating more renewables – including by enhancing storage options and tapping their full potential
  • decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors – such as steel, chemicals, trucks, ships and planes
  • enhancing energy security – by diversifying the fuel mix and providing flexibility to balance grids.

Why attend?

Energy diversification and decarbonisation are now priorities in both the Netherlands and Australia.

  • FME members will hear about the Queensland Government’s Hydrogen Industry Strategy, its green hydrogen pilot projects and research collaborations, and potential opportunities for you in Queensland and other Australian locations.
  • Queensland operators will learn more about potential partnerships with the Netherlands.

Event details

Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
Time 10.00am (Amsterdam time) / 6.00pm (AEST)
Location Online
Cost Free

Registration and more information

To register and learn more about the Investing in a hydrogen future series, contact Pauline Shearman.

FME website
ABIE (Netherlands) website

FME
ABIE

New Delhi

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Food ingredients (Fi) & Health (Hi) ingredients India

08 October 2020 - 10 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Fi India & Hi is unique as it is the only event dedicated solely to food ingredients in India, making it the must-attend business platform for food and beverage professionals in the region.

The Fi & Hi India food and health ingredients expo is the only event dedicated solely to food ingredients in India, making it a must-attend business platform for food and beverage professionals in the region. It is expected to attract 10,000+ trade attendees and 230+ exhibitors.

Event details

Date Thursday 8–Saturday 10 October 2020
Location Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre
Pragati Maidan
NEW DELHI DELHI 110001 INDIA
Time Thursday 8–Friday 9 October: 10.00am–6.00pm
Saturday 10 October: 10.00am–5.00pm
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To source the latest and most innovative ingredients and products at the only B2B event in the Indian sub-continent for the food and health ingredients, processing and packaging industry

Registration

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Taipei

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Energy Taiwan Exhibition & Forum 2020

14 October 2020 - 16 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Energy Taiwan, previously PV Taiwan, is a trade show focusing on energy creation, energy storage, energy saving and smart system integration.

Energy Taiwan, previously PV Taiwan, is a trade show focusing on energy creation, energy storage, energy saving and smart system integration.

It features 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.

Event details

Date Wednesday 14–Friday 16 October 2020
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, Hall 1
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road
Nangang District
TAIPEI CITY TAIWAN 115
Cost See website for details

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Online

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FTA Digital Seminar – EU FTA: Opportunities for Australia

14 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Join us for a new webcast series targeted at Australian exporters and businesses looking to export. Hear the latest market insights, learn about the benefits of Australia’s FTAs, engage with our panel of experts, and access the range of assistance available.

Want to learn about the opportunities created by Australia’s expanding network of free trade agreements? Is your business taking advantage of preferential tariffs and increased market access?

With 14 FTAs now in force, greater market access and growing goods and services opportunities are available for Australian businesses seeking to export, already exporting or looking to diversify their market presence.

This event is part of a new webcast series targeted at Australian exporters and businesses looking to export. Hear the latest market insights, learn about the benefits of Australia’s FTAs, engage with a panel of experts, and access the range of assistance available.

Event details

Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
Location Online
Time 4.00pm–5.00pm AEST
Cost Free

Registration

Registrations will open on Monday 5 October.

More information

Visit the Austrade website to learn more about this series and listen to past recordings.

Taipei, Taiwan

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Medical Taiwan International Medical, Health & Care Expo

15 October 2020 - 17 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

In 2019, SenCARE was integrated with Medicare Taiwan to be a new show, Medical Taiwan, which combines three fields – Medical, Health and Care – to create the only B2B business platform in the medical device and healthcare industry in Taiwan.

In 2019, SenCARE was integrated with Medicare Taiwan to be a new show, Medical Taiwan, which combines three fields – Medical, Health and Care – to create the only B2B business platform in the medical device and healthcare industry in Taiwan.

This major expo includes both business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities.

Event details

Date Thursday 15–Saturday 17 October 2020
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Rd, Nangang District
TAIPEI TAIWAN
Time See website for details
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To take advantage of the opportunities Taiwan’s only medical B2B trade show covering the entire medical and senior healthcare industry offers

Registration

Coming soon – see website for details

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Gold Coast

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LGAQ Annual Conference 2020

19 October 2020 - 21 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

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

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to discuss 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 showcase their latest offerings to local government leaders from across the state.

Event details

Date Monday 19–Wednesday 21 October 2020
Location Gold Coast Convention Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway
BROADBEACH QLD 4218
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

Mumbai

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Green Building Congress 2020

29 October 2020 - 31 October 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

IGBC is hosting its 18th Green Building Congress 2020 – a four-day event marked by an international conference, concurrent sessions, international exhibition and award programs.

IGBC is hosting its 18th Green Building Congress 2020 – a four-day event marked by an international conference, concurrent sessions, international exhibition and award programs.

Today, the event has consolidated itself as India’s annual flagship event on green buildings. Leading national and international stakeholders will converge at the event to share, learn and explore new growth opportunities.

Event details

Date Thursday 29–Saturday 31 October 2020
Location Mumbai, India
Cost Free

Why attend?

To learn about building better cities through discovering best and leading practices, evolving technological and managerial solutions, and providing inputs for policy interventions for managing growth in cities and urban areas

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Event website

November 2020

Mumbai

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Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HISCA)

04 November 2020 - 05 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Now in its sixteenth year, HICSA is the premier hospitality event in the South Asian Region.

Now in its sixteenth year, HICSA is the premier hospitality event in the South Asian Region. Valued for its content-rich sessions and excellent networking, HICSA is an unequalled gathering place for management, hotel owners, bankers, developers and professional advisors from around the globe. Meet subject matter experts and industry stalwarts, and hear their keynote speeches, stage interviews and engaging panel discussions.

Event details

Date Wednesday 4–Thursday 5 November 2020
Location Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity
off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East
MUMBAI MAHARASHTRA 400055 INDIA
Cost Regular: $1,400 (1 February – 28 March 2020)
Late/on-site: $1,600 (29 Mar 2020 onwards)

Registration

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HICSA Conference website

Shanghai, China

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China International Import Expo 2020

05 November 2020 - 10 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

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

The third 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.

Last year’s expo attracted enterprises from more than 180 countries, along with around 150,000 buyers from China and other countries. The event also featured 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 Thursday 5–Tuesday 10 November 2020
Location National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
333 Songze Avenue
SHANGHAI CHINA
Cost Various – see website for more details

Why attend?

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

Registration – exhibitors

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Event website

Taipei

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Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum

05 November 2020 - 07 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The annual Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum (AAT) is held concurrently with Aquaculture Taiwan and Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum. The 3rd edition is expected to attract 350 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions, and to approximately 22,000 visitors from 40 countries and regions.

The annual Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum (AAT) is held concurrently with Aquaculture Taiwan and Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum. The 4th edition is expected to attract 350 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions, and to approximately 22,000 visitors from 40 countries and regions.

AAT offers one-on-one business matchmaking programs and more than 50 thematic seminars and forums. It reveals the strength and competitiveness of Taiwan’s supply chains, and creates a platform for networking.

Event details

Date Thursday 5–Saturday 7 November 2020
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, Hall 1
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road
Nangang District
TAIPEI CITY TAIWAN 115
Time See website for details
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To learn more about Asia’s agricultural technologies and take advantage of networking opportunities on an international and professional B2B trading platform

Registration

See website for details

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Event website

Shanghai, China

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Food and Hotel China 2020

10 November 2020 - 12 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Food and Hotel China (FHC) is the leading trade show for international companies looking to introduce their food, drink, hospitality, food-service, bakery or retail products into the Chinese market.

Food and Hotel China (FHC) is the leading trade show for international companies looking to introduce their food, drink, hospitality, food-service, bakery or retail products into the Chinese market.

This year, the 24th FHC will bring together exhibitors and buyers from around the world to share market insights, explore consumer trends and discover the latest innovations.

FHC is exclusively for imported and top-quality products and is the only international food and hotel exhibition serving the China market.

Event details

Date Tuesday 10–Thursday 12 November 2020
Location Shanghai New International Expo Centre
2345 Longyang Road
Shi Ji Gong Yuan, Pudong
SHANGHAI CHINA
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To showcase and learn about global developments in the food and hotel sector, and to network and explore opportunities in the China market

Registration – Exhibitor and visitor

   REGISTER NOW (EXHIBITORS ONLY)   

Visitor registration opening soon

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FHC page

Brisbane

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World of Drones Congress 2020

12 November 2020 - 13 November 2020
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.

Over 1,200 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond are expected to attend, and the congress will feature an expo with exhibitors from Australia, China and Japan.

Event details

Date Thursday 12 – Friday 13 November 2020
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost Various (see website for details)

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

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei International Wine & Spirits Festival

13 November 2020 - 16 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Taipei International Wine & Spirit Festival is a comprehensive professional wine exhibition, give attendees the opportunity to experience exhibits showcasing wine, sake, beer, and whiskey and spirits.

The Taipei International Wine & Spirit Festival is a comprehensive professional wine exhibition, showcasing wine, sake, beer, and whiskey and spirits.

Event details

Date Friday 13–Monday 16 November 2020
Location Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall
No. 1, Jiangmao 2nd Road
NANGANG DISTRICT, TAIPEI CITY 115 TAIWAN
Time 10.00am–6.00pm
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To meet wine and spirit producers from around the world

Registration

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Bengaluru

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Bengaluru Tech Summit

19 November 2020 - 21 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Department of IT and BT, Government of Karnataka is hosting its 23rd summit with a theme for this year of ‘Innovation & Impact’.

The Department of IT and BT, Government of Karnataka is hosting its 23rd summit with a theme for this year of ‘Innovation & Impact’. This event has always been a strategic platform for industries, technologies, and use cases worldwide to understand and leverage the latest technical innovations and a platform for discussion around technical repercussions on our businesses and daily lives.

Event details

Date Thursday 19–Saturday 21 November 2020
Location Bengaluru Palace
Vasanth Nagar
BENGALURU KARNATAKA 560052 INDIA
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To join industry and academic representatives in discovering the latest technological innovations for a smarter tomorrow

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Rockhampton

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Developing Northern Australia Conference

23 November 2020 - 25 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Developing Northern Australia Conference will cover the critical issues facing the area from north of the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland; an area of approximately 3 million km2 with a population of around 1 million people.

The Developing Northern Australia Conference will cover the critical issues facing the area from north of the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland; an area of approximately 3 million km2 with a population of around 1 million people.

As one of the biggest contributors to our nation’s economy, Northern Australia is our gateway to the global market.

We understand that in order to progress, you need to be in front of the right decision makers. We share your passion for Northern Australia and want to provide you with the opportunity to increase your profile and gain high-level connections to continue your work.

Network with the leaders developing our northern regions. Place yourself before key decision makers. Share your successes with an audience passionate about developing Northern Australia.

Event details

Date Monday 23–Wednesday 25 November 2020
Location Pilbeam Theatre
corner Victoria Parade and Cambridge Street
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Cost See website for details
 

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Mumbai

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Annapoorna ANUFOOD India

26 November 2020 - 28 November 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The 15th Annapoorna ANUFOOD India 2020 will be synchronised with the world’s number-one trade fair for the food and beverage industry – ANUGA.

The 15th Annapoorna ANUFOOD India 2020 will be synchronised with the world’s number-one trade fair for the food and beverage industry – ANUGA. This event is an extraordinary B2B platform for the Indian food and beverage market. Jointly presented by Koelnmesse YA Tradefair and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, this exclusive food and beverage trade fair covers 10 sectors: agri-foods, meat, halal, dairy, drinks and hot beverages, fine food, bread and bakery, organics, sweets and snacks, and food service.

Event details

Date Thursday 26–Saturday 28 November 2020
Location Bombay Exhibition Centre
NESCO Goregaon
MUMBAI MAHARASHTRA 400063 INDIA
Cost See website for details

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Event website

December 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show

03 December 2020 - 05 December 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show provides an all-encompassing and exclusive fishery trade show gathering representatives from private-sector, research institutes, academia and government.

The Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show brings together fishery representatives from the private sector, research institutes, academia and government.

Previous themes have included fishery internet of things (IoT), innovative materials in fishing, advanced aquaculture, and safety and traceable seafood.

Event details

Date Thursday 3–Saturday 5 December 2020
Location Nangang Exhibition Centre, Hall 2
No.1, Jingmao 2nd Road
NANGANG DISTRICT TAIPEI CITY 11568 TAIWAN
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To learn more about Taiwan’s fisheries and seafood industries, and meet with representatives from the private sector, research institutes, academia and government

Registration

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Event website

Taipei, Taiwan

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Food Taipei/Taipei International Food Show 2020

17 December 2020 - 20 December 2020
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The 30th Taipei International Food Show is set to take place with Foodtech & Pharmatech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan HORECA and Halal Taiwan.

The 30th Taipei International Food Show is set to take place with Foodtech & Pharmatech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan HORECA and Halal Taiwan. This joint expo showcased over 1,600 exhibitors and 4,000 booths in 2019.

This unique event will provide a one-stop-shop for every facet of food, fresh or processed food products, ingredients, catering, packing, and preserving.

Event details

Date Thursday 17–Sunday 20 December 2020
Location Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
No. 5, Sec. 5, Hsin-Yi Road
TAIPEI 11011, TAIWAN

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre Hall 1
Jingmao 2nd Road
NANGANG DISTRICT, TAIPEI 11568, TAIWAN

Time 10.00am–6.00pm (10.00am–5.00pm on final day)
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To meet industry professionals from every facet of Taiwan’s food industry, and to explore fresh and processed food products, ingredients, catering, packing, and preserving

Registration – exhibitors

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Event website

March 2021

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Food and Hotel Asia (Food & Beverage)

02 March 2021 - 05 March 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Food and Hotel Asia attracts 40,000 buyers from 50 markets and is considered one of the key trade events on the global food calendar.

Food and Hotel Asia attracts 40,000 buyers from 50 markets and is considered one of the key trade events on the global food calendar. For 2020, FHA has moved to introduce two dedicated shows –FHA HoReCa and FHA Food & Beverage – which will offer 2 distinct identities and differentiated offerings.

FHA-Food & Beverage brings together the world of food and drinks industry to network and trade in extensive categories of products and services that will satisfy the evolving appetite of the markets, including in the drinks, grains and pulses, organics, meat, seafood, halal, dairy and food-tech sectors.

Event details

Date Tuesday 2–Friday 5 March 2021
Location Singapore
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To meet with key industry partners, exhibitors and buyers from around Asia in sectors including dairy, drinks, meat, seafood, oils and fats, grains and pulses, fresh produce, halal, organics and snacks and confectionery

Registration

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Food and Hotel Asia website

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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 30 September 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.

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 30 September 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 at TIQ stand + FOODEX attendance.
  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.

  1. Cancellation on Foodex 2021 exhibition (only applied to full booth and half booth) before 5 December 2020, will incur a 50% cancelation fee.
  2. After 5 December 2020, you will require to pay the full cost regardless of non participation.
  3. No cancellation on shelf display option.

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

  • Should the exhibition is held as scheduled and exhibitors can travel to Japan, exhibition will be held both in “Real and Virtual”.
  • Should the exhibition is held as scheduled and exhibitors cannot travel to Japan, exhibitors can communicate with visitors through online and there will be Foodex Japan Virtual Exhibition. TIQ Japan will represent the company on their behalf (ie stand at the booth and connect via virtual means).
  • Should Exhibition cannot be held due to Covid-19, Exhibition will be cancelled, the show will be virtual i.e. Virtual Foodex Platform and the exhibition fees (only applied to full booth and half booth) will be refunded 50%.

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

See website for details

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Event website

New Delhi, India

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6th Smart Cities India 2021 Expo

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

The expo will showcase innovative solutions from the key verticals that make up the smart city framework including buildings, solar, transport and water.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Urban development programs such as AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Mission, National Solar Mission, National Mission for Clean Ganga, FAME II, PMAY, Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, Startup India, etc. are contributing to India’s Smart Cities mission.

Since its launch in 2015, this expo has developed into Asia’s largest trade fair and conference within this industry. This year’s expo will feature key verticals that make up the smart city framework, including buildings, solar, transport, water and more. It will provide a platform for discussion, a practical approach to resolving social problems, and the opportunity to work towards making smart cities a reality.

Event details

Date Wednesday 24–Friday 26 March 2021
Location Pragati Maidan
J68V+8C Pragati Maidan
NEW DELHI DELHI 110001 INDIA
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To share best practices, identify business opportunities, and network with senior decision makers

Registration

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Event 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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Event website

June 2021

Brisbane

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LAND FORCES 2020

01 June 2021 - 03 June 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Presented with support from the Australian Army, the biennial LAND FORCES exposition is an international industry event to showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Presented with support from the Australian Army, the biennial LAND FORCES exposition is an international industry event to showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Event details

Date Tuesday 1–Thursday 3 June 2021
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street and Glenelg Street
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To exchange ideas on key land forces issues

Registration

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Event website

Taipei, Taiwan

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Computex Taipei 2020

01 June 2021 - 05 June 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Computex Taipei is one of the world’s leading ICT and IoT (internet of things) trade shows.

Computex Taipei is one of the world’s leading ICT and IoT (internet of things) trade shows.

Computex covers the whole ICT industry, from established brands to start-ups and from ICT supply chains to IoT ecosystems.

With strong research and development and manufacturing capabilities, and sound intellectual property protection, Taiwan is a strategic destination for foreign companies and investors looking for partners in global technology ecosystems.

Event details

Date Tuesday 1–Saturday 5 June 2021
Locations Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2
No.1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
TAIPEI TAIWAN 115
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To showcase your ICT and IoT products and engage with top companies in these fields

Registration

Opening soon – see website for more details

More information

Event website
 

Scenic Rim

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Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2021

26 June 2021 - 04 July 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Eat Local Week is a backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. It’s an opportunity to meet the people behind the produce across 90 events featuring festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences.

Eat Local Week is a backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. It’s an opportunity to meet the people behind the produce across 90 events featuring festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences.

Event details

Date Saturday 26 June–Sunday 4 July 2021
Location Events will be held at locations across the Scenic Rim, including Canungra, Beaudesert, Boonah, Aratula, Tambourine Mountain and Kalbar.
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To explore the region, visit the farms, sample the food, drink the wine and learn to cook with local ingredients

Registration and more information

Event website

July 2021

Bali, Indonesia

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2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2021APCS) and Mayors’ Forum

06 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The 2021APCS marks the 13th anniversary of this iconic event for the Asia-Pacific region. With a focus on driving cities through business and innovation, the 2021APCS will once again be a key platform for city, business, industry and emerging leaders to connect and shape the region’s urban agenda.

The 2021APCS marks the 13th anniversary of this iconic event for the Asia-Pacific region. With a focus on driving cities through business and innovation, the 2021APCS will once again be a key platform for city, business, industry and emerging leaders to connect and shape the region’s urban agenda.

The 2021APCS will offer world-class speakers, an inspiring and topical program, a dedicated business introductions program, and an array of networking opportunities. It will continue to build on its success as one of the region’s leading forums, and a key platform for driving innovation, city partnerships and economic growth in Brisbane, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Event details

Date Tuesday 6–Friday 9 July 2021
Location Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot NW/1
Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel.
Kabupaten Badung
BALI 80363 INDONESIA
Cost See website for details

Why attend?

To participate in the Asia-Pacific’s most important gathering for civic leaders

Registration

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2021APCS website

August 2021

New Delhi

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IC3 Conference 2020

25 August 2021 - 26 August 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Annual IC3 Conference brings together higher education representatives for a collaborative dialogue on issues that drive sustainable and inclusive counselling practices focused on student success.

The Annual IC3 Conference brings together higher-education representatives for a collaborative dialogue on issues that drive sustainable and inclusive counselling practices focused on student success. Through the Annual IC3 Conference, IC3 Regional Forums and the IC3 Institute, the IC3 movement envisions that every high school in South Asia and the surrounding region will run a robust, well-resourced career and college counselling office.

Event details

Date Wednesday 25–Thursday 26 August 2021
Location Taj Palace, New Delhi
2 Sardar Patel Marg
Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
NEW DELHI DELHI 110021 INDIA
Cost Early bird: $850 USD (1 January – 15 April 2020)
Regular: $950 USD (16 April – 27 August 2020)

Why attend?

To develop valuable relationships with leading regional and global high schools and global higher education institutions

Registration

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IC3 Conference website

September 2021

Singapore

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Gastech 2020 Exhibition & Conference – Singapore

13 September 2021 - 16 September 2021
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for upstream, midstream and downstream gas, energy and LNG professionals, where they convene to do business.

For over 45 years, the Gastech exhibition and conference has been at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy market.

This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for upstream, midstream and downstream gas, energy and LNG professionals, where they convene to do business.

Gastech has fast become a next-generation energy event, hosting major NOCs, IOCs, integrated energy companies, global utilities, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, technology providers and service companies.

Event details

Date Monday 13–Thursday 16 September 2021
Location Singapore EXPO
1 Expo Drive
SINGAPORE 486150
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

Registration

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Gastech website

October 2021

Dubai

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Expo 2020 Dubai

01 October 2021 - 31 March 2022
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first world expo hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. It is expected to attract 25 million visits, with 70% of visitors projected to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of world expos.

World expos are one of the oldest and largest international events, taking place every 5 years and lasting 6 months. An expo is a festival for all, where everyone can experience, explore, innovate, and have fun by sharing ideas and working together.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first world expo hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. It is expected to attract 25 million visits, with 70% of visitors projected to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of world expos.

Australia will have a pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. TIQ will promote Queensland businesses there, and there are also opportunities for Queensland businesses to be expo suppliers.

Event details

Date Friday 1 October 2021–Thursday 31 March 2022
Location Dubai South, United Arab Emirates
Cost Various
See Expo 2020 Dubai website for ticket information.
See Australia Expo 2020 Dubai website for Australian Pavilion information.
Contact TIQ Middle East if you are a Queensland business keen to participate.

Why attend?

To showcase your products to visitors and buyers from around the world, network, and experience the latest international innovations across all sectors

More information

Event website
Australia Expo 2020 Dubai website
TIQ Middle East office