Queensland businesses with global ambitions can be connected to business experts from their target markets, in a new program launched by Trade and Investment Queensland.

The International Business Advisory Program targets small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Queensland’s food and agribusiness, mining and resources or education and training sectors who are already exporting and have plans to expand into India or Indonesia.

“This program will provide some of Queensland’s most ambitious SMEs with a rare and highly cost-effective way to fast-track their export learning curve,” Trade and Investment CEO Paul Martyn said.

“The international business leaders who are participating in this program will guide their mentees through the process of entering these growth markets and equip them with the valuable, practical market intelligence they need to succeed.”

In the pilot round of the program, four mentors will be matched with four Queensland SMEs looking for expert guidance in India or Indonesia – two in each market.

Advisory sessions will be held by phone or video between July and December 2019.

Interested businesses are encouraged to apply online at: http://www.tiq.qld.gov.au/businessadvisory

The program is one of 22 initiatives of the Advancing Trade and Investment – Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022 that aims to increase Queensland’s share of national exports.

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Media Contact:  Greg Sweetnam, Director Corporate Communications, Trade and Investment Queensland 0447 972 744 or greg.sweetnam@tiq.qld.gov.au

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