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Market Connect – Taiwan

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

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

Key Taiwan e-commerce market facts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event details

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

Why attend?

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

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

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Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Tradelinked export-readiness workshops

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

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

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

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

The three (3) workshops will cover:

Workshop 1 – Export fundamentals

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

Workshop 2 – Market entry

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

Workshop 3 – New market development grant and other support available

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

Event details

Workshop 1 – Export fundamentals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Antofagasta–Queensland Week

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

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

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

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

Register your interest today.

Event details

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

Why attend?

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

Registration

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

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

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Market Connect – China

China remains a major trading partner for Queensland despite the disruption to international trade in 2020 and is still a key export market for export-ready Queensland businesses.

Market Connect – China will give you the opportunity to learn from seasoned China market experts how China’s economic and industrial development goals will shape opportunities for Queensland exporters.

This 2-hour interactive forum will start with a facilitated collaboration session where you can:

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

The event will conclude with an in-depth panel discussion featuring:

  • Queensland Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China Julie-Anne Nichols
  • China market specialist Carl Hinze from Holding Redlich
  • Chinese government and industry policy specialist Phillipa Jones from China Policy.

Event details

Date Tuesday 23 March 2021
Time 2.00pm–4.00pm
Location Online
Cost Free

Why attend?

To gain insights into the Chinese market from market experts and Queensland Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China Julie-Anne Nichols

Registration

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Email Sharyn Byrnes at Sharyn.Byrnes@tiq.qld.gov.au

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BRC-A Buyers Bootcamp

Queensland organisations can learn the basics of pursing clean energy deals at Business Renewables Council Australia’s (BRC-A) next Buyers Bootcamp in March.

The bootcamp offers in-depth learning opportunities to help buyers navigate complex energy markets and procurement pathways. The bootcamp has been designed for organisations at the early stages of their clean energy procurement journey.

It will cover:

  • deal structures and their unique risks and benefits
  • internal processes and external engagement
  • project selection and the tender process.

The bootcamp will be run by experienced buyers, legal and procurement experts, and BRC-A facilitators.

Event details

Date Wednesday 10, Friday 12 and Tuesday 16 March 2021
Time 9.30am–12.30pm AEST
Location Online
Cost BRC-A members – $350, Non-members – $450

Why attend?

To learn about the clean energy procurement process for organisations

Registration

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Finnian Murphy, finnian@businessrenewables.org.au, +61 458 244 618