TIQ commissioners from around the world shared their tips for global business success recently at QODE, Brisbane’s newest tech and innovation festival.

Scaling up for global expansion and building international teams were key topics at the Going Global session delivered by TIQ and the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur.

Hosted by TIQ CEO Paul Martyn and Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp, the popular session saw TIQ commissioners from Japan, Singapore, India and Taiwan highlight issues critical to succeeding in their markets.

Held over two days at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, QODE focused on the future business landscape and provided a forum for start-ups and tech companies to showcase their projects to potential investors.

Queensland tech companies also got to sit down with TIQ’s international commissioners and Brisbane-based advisors to explore global expansion and support available from TIQ to help them achieve their goals.

Commissioners Tak Adachi (Japan), Tom Calder (ASEAN), Gitesh Argawal (India) and Patrick Hafenstein (Taiwan) were at QODE to meet and mentor Queensland start-ups and explain opportunities in their markets.

Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Taiwan Patrick Hafenstein said it was exciting to speak to a number of local companies about taking their businesses to the next level.

‘I met with some really exciting start-ups in the VR and AR category who we are going to invite over to Taiwan to meet up with some of the big players in that space,’ he said.

TIQ contributed to QODE networking events, meeting spaces and stages, and promoted QODE to international networks to support the event.

QODE ran from 2–3 April and was part of the Curiocity event held in Brisbane during March and April.

Supporting start-ups and encouraging digital innovation are both priorities of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.