Boost the investment readiness of regional Queensland (Initiative 14)

In 2019 TIQ’s Regional Network initiated a program of 50 workshop events across Queensland with a dual trade and investment attraction focus.  These 50 workshops were shared between the Training for Regional SMEs, Regional Investment Readiness and Cross-border Ecommerce Training initiatives.

The first 10 Attracting Investment workshops were held in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Yeppoon, Maryborough, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and were attended by over 800 Queensland SME representatives. These Attracting Investment events were facilitated by TIQ regional network teams in collaboration with State and Federal agencies, as well as local consultants.

TIQ engaged Deloitte to deliver ‘Create winning investment proposals’ which concluded in May 2019. As well, Asialink has delivered the ‘Build cultural awareness’ workshops which concluded in June 2019.

The final two series of workshops – “Exploring E-Commerce”, presented by Austrade, and “Get Pitch Ready”, were delivered by DSDMIP (now DSDTI) in July 2019.

In August 2019 TIQ established a specialist investment team, headed by Global Investment Commissioner, Ross Buchanan. Regional investment readiness across Queensland has been supported by the facilitation of investment training in early 2020.