The scope and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has far exceeded the predictions of many. As Queensland businesses work through its impacts and look to the future post-COVID-19, effective planning and strategies are more critical than ever.

To help sustain Queensland industry, TIQ delivered a series of webinars designed to support Queensland business during the COVID-19 crisis.

In these webinars, TIQ’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China Julie-Anne Nichols led expert panellists in key discussions where businesses gained insights into preparing next moves to enhance trade and investment between Queensland and Australia’s largest bilateral trade partner, China.

Recording: China Market Update – 24 April 2020

In this earlier webinar, TIQ’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China Julie-Anne Nichols led a panel of experts:

  • Christopher Lim, Australian Consul General, Chengdu
  • Tim White, Austrade
  • TIQ Chengdu Trade and Investment Managers:
    • Julia Zhang
    • Simon Hu.

The panel presented a China market update, including:

  • the state of play in China’s South West region, an important source of investment, education and training partnerships, and a growing export market for Queensland
  • updates on government and business environment, opportunities and challenges within highlighted sectors (agribusiness, food & beverage, health, aged care, education and training and sport).

 

 
 

Recording: Digital Commerce – 5 May 2020

In this earlier webinar, TIQ’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China Julie-Anne Nichols was joined by Ryan Molloy, CEO of Redfern Digital.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a sharp rise in China in online shopping, and livestreaming is enabling businesses to reach more consumers than ever before. This is having a strong influence on what products sell and what brands are ‘hot’ and driving massive spikes in sales among consumers all across China.

If you’re not familiar with emerging digital sales streams, now is the time to discover them with guest presenter Ryan Molloy, CEO of Redfern Digital based in Shanghai.

 
 

Recording: China Market Update – 7 May 2020

There is a lot of talk about a ‘new normal’ and a ‘decoupled world’ – as Queenslanders adjust to social distancing and changing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what does this mean?

In this webinar session, TIQ’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China Julie-Anne Nichols was joined by guest speakers, Philippa Jones from China Policy and Mark Tanner from China Skinny.

Together they look at China’s economic factory, the world’s largest market for global exports, and what a new norm may look like moving forward for the rest of us.

 
 

Recording: Intellectual Property (IP) Protection – 12 May 2020

There are many ways to approach a global market with your intellectual property (IP). It’s critical to understand the options available to you and how to know the right time to develop an IP strategy for an international export market.

Whether you are exporting to China through traditional channels or looking to ramp up your online marketing and digital commerce channel with China, you need an IP strategy.

In this TIQ webinar, we unpack IP and IP protection for the China market with the Australian Government’s IP Counsellor for China, Mr David Bennett and Peter Osborne, former Managing Director – Asia of Blackmores and current Board Director, Dorji Linga Foundation.

With a decade of experience leading Blackmore’s strategic and successful Asian market business, Peter will share insights from a corporate practitioner’s perspective of IP protection for China, and navigating China’s ecommerce market. Peter has also held an executive position with the Austrade network in Greater China.

David Bennett

David Bennett

Peter Osborne

Peter Osborne