Trade and Investment Queensland run international trade missions to connect Queensland businesses with opportunities in overseas markets.
- Outbound trade missions take Queensland producers and products around the world.
- Inbound trade missions bring overseas buyers, distributors, investors and government representatives to Queensland.
Upcoming trade missions
Virtual trade mission
2022 Innovation Leaders Summit
Pitch your expertise in deep-tech and strategic market interest directly to Japan’s leading corporations virtually in February 2022.
Trade and Investment Queensland will lead its second virtual mission to the Innovation Leaders Summit (ILS) from 1–18 February 2022 and we’re looking for up to 10 Queensland companies to join us.
Recent trade missions
Taste of Queensland 2021
More than 60 Queensland companies pitching a wide range of Queensland food and drink products in a virtual trade fair with importers and distributers in twelve major Asian cities.
Types of trade missions
Outbound trade missions help Queensland businesses to establish contacts in targeted markets.
Joining one of our trade missions gives you market insights, support and contacts that you could never access on your own. Delegates regularly secure major export deals as a direct result of joining a mission.
Trade and Investment Queensland provides pre-mission preparation, including market briefings. Our trade specialists, often led by Queensland Government ministers, accompany the missions to provide support during the mission and to help follow up on export opportunities.
Trade and Investment Queensland advisors also arrange in-market meetings with potential customers and partners to make the most of outbound missions.
Queensland regularly hosts inbound trade missions, which provide an easy, cost-effective way for local businesses to meet overseas representatives from business and government.
Inbound trade missions range from a small number of overseas companies to large multidisciplinary delegations.
Trade and Investment Queensland frequently arranges meetings and showcases that connect Queensland businesses with these overseas visitors.
Our virtual trade missions employ video-conferencing technology to help potential exporters to better understand the requirements and preferences of overseas markets without having to leave Queensland.
This helps new exporters to be better prepared before they travel overseas by connecting them to in-market experts and potential overseas buyers.
Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Queensland participated and hosted a number of virtual trade missions.
Impacts due to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, outbound trade missions have temporarily paused and have transitioned to virtual and online missions.
If you would like to get involved and learn more about upcoming trade missions, contact our team for more information.