Queensland is an increasingly popular migration and investment destination – that was the clear message from migration agents, immigration advisers and potential migrants during a recent TIQ roadshow to Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Organised by TIQ’s Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) team, the week-long November roadshow presented workshops and seminars in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong.

BSMQ Senior Project Officer Cynthia Chen, who travelled from Brisbane to present the roadshow, said the workshops and seminars broke new ground and attracted unprecedented interest.

‘We had unprecedented interest in our presentations in both Taiwan and Hong Kong,’ she said.

‘This was the first time BSMQ has promoted Queensland in central and southern parts of Taiwan, including the country’s second-largest city of Taichung, which has a growing number of entrepreneurs in its thriving industrial parks.

‘These are some of Taiwan’s brightest business minds and it was great to be able to speak to them about Queensland’s opportunities, as it was in Kaohsiung, which is a busy port city.

‘In Hong Kong, the migration interest was overwhelming.

‘We delivered presentations to more than 200 potential business and skilled migrants across 5 seminars that were at capacity.

‘The young graduates and entrepreneurs who attended those sessions expressed real interest in relocating to Queensland with their families.’

Ms Chen said increasing numbers of businesspeople in Taiwan and Hong Kong were seeing Queensland’s potential as a destination that offers both great commercial opportunities and a great quality of life.

She said that BSMQ had especially seen a significant increase in interest in business visas from Hong Kong since the opening of its Business Nomination Program on 22 July, with the trend expected to continue.

Ms Chen worked closely with staff from TIQ Taiwan and TIQ Hong Kong and with corporate partners to present the events.

Attracting investment to Queensland is a key goal of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Roadshow program 3–10 November

Taiwan

5 seminars in 3 cities with over 100 prospective business migrants. Key migration agencies partnering with BSMQ on these events were:

Education agents’ seminar with 20 education agents.

Hong Kong

5 seminars for more than 200 potential business and skilled migrants. Key migration agents partnering with BSMQ on these events were:

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