Opportunities for entrepreneurs to invest and work in Queensland were highlighted in a roadshow held across South East Asia in May.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and China all received a visit from the South East Asia migration and investment roadshow organised by TIQ’s Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) team.

BSMQ supports Queensland’s economic growth by attracting successful international entrepreneurs to work and invest in the state.

BSMQ Manager Greg McKean promoted Queensland’s migration and investment opportunities to guests in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City, and said the state’s popularity as a business migration destination continues to grow.

He said each roadshow destination had particular highlights.

‘This was Queensland’s first investment and migration seminar in Indonesia and we attracted 40 participants from Jakarta’s business community along with their migration agents,’ he said.

‘In Malaysia, a key part of the roadshow was meeting with large-scale food and beverage, manufacturing, and logistics and construction companies interested in establishing businesses in Queensland.

‘In Vietnam, it was an honour to work with the Ho Chi Minh Business Association and present alongside Mr My, the President, and Mr Nghia, the Vice President, to 150 prominent businesspeople.’

Mr McKean said the roadshow was already delivering results, with members of a Vietnamese agriculture cooperative now planning to visit Queensland to look at investment opportunities.

BSMQ Principal Project Officer Lin Han continued the migration and investment roadshows across China in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.

Increasing foreign direct investment in Queensland is one of the key goals of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017—2022