Key achievements

More than 80% of initiatives have been implemented or piloted in the Strategy’s first year, with the remaining initiatives expected to be underway by mid-2019.

Read on to learn about some of our key achievements as at late 2018.

Developing Future Leaders Program

Establish the Emerging International Business Leaders Program (Initiative 1)

Inkerman Cane Growers became the first SME in market in September 2018, starting their placement with TIQ’s Japan office (under the new Future Leaders program).

Virginia Greville with graduates

Implement a Queensland Trade and Investment International Internship Program (Initiative 2)

Four graduates have commenced 8-week placements that will include time in TIQ’s Shanghai, Santiago and Hong Kong offices (under the new Future Leaders program).

Strategic Engagement and Client Management

Establish a comprehensive case management service for exporters and investors (Initiative 3)

TIQ’s concierge service is now operational for clients (as part of Strategic Engagement and Client Management).

Silver consortium members

Establish industry-led international trade missions (Initiative 4)

A pilot industry-led trade mission was conducted in China and Hong Kong following the China International Silver Industry Exhibition. This initiative is now complete, and industry-led trade missions have been incorporated into business as usual.

Silver consortium members

Enable development of Queensland business consortia (Initiative 6)

A consortia mission to China took place in July 2018. This initiative is now complete and business consortia have been incorporated into business as usual.

Alibaba training

Provide cross-border e-commerce training for SMEs (Initiative 8)

More than 80 businesses have attended TIQ-supported workshops, with more workshops planned for the future.

Townsville

Establish a dedicated TIQ North Queensland office (Initiative 10)

A TIQ office in Townsville opened in 2017. This initiative is now complete.

Mount Isa

Provide export and investment training for regional Queensland SMEs (Initiative 13)

TIQ and the Department of State Development have co-funded and delivered two training pilots for METS (mining equipment, technology and services) businesses. Further training workshops are also being rolled out across regional Queensland.

Business Cases in Practice workshops

Boost the investment readiness of regional Queensland (Initiative 14)

Business-case training was held in Bundaberg in September 2018, with over 30 people attending and positive feedback.

Singapore

Strengthen TIQ’s presence in Singapore (Initiative 16)

An expanded TIQ office in Singapore is open and a trade and investment commissioner for ASEAN has been appointed. This initiative is now complete.

TIQ's Jakarta office

Strengthen TIQ’s presence in Jakarta (Initiative 17)

An expanded TIQ office in Jakarta is open. This initiative is now complete.

Queensland prospectus

Develop a Queensland Prospectus for international investors (Initiative 20)

A prospectus was delivered in 2017. This initiative is now complete. The prospectus will be updated from time to time.

Taste of Queensland - Food and Hotel Asia Trade Mission 2018

Implement Queensland showcase events in international markets (Initiative 22)

A number of showcase events have been delivered, including at the China International Silver Industry Exhibition and Food and Hotel Asia. This initiative is now complete and showcase events have now been incorporated into business as usual.