TIQ delivered 248 export deals and helped to attract 18 international investments last financial year, as well as expanding Queensland’s trade presence overseas.

These and many other achievements from the past 12 months are showcased in the 2017–18 TIQ annual report, which was tabled in parliament late last month.

Other highlights of the year included:

  • hosting 14 international inbound delegations to regional Queensland
  • arranging 11 Minister-led overseas missions
  • helping to deliver Trade 2018, the trade and investment business program held in conjunction with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which attracted more than 2,500 attendances and 38 international delegations
  • nominating 600 international business migrants and 1,350 skilled-visa migrants under TIQ’s Business and Skilled Migration program.

TIQ also continued to strengthen Queensland’s international presence by building staff numbers and expanding the scope of its Singapore office to take advantage of growth opportunities in ASEAN markets.

At home, a new North Queensland office was established in Townsville, and a principal trade and investment officer appointed to service the Ipswich region.

The annual report also documents TIQ’s significant progress in implementing 2 major strategies: the Advancing Trade and Investment — Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022 and the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026.

The Trade and Investment Queensland annual report 2017–2018 is available online, both in web page format and as a PDF [22.4MB].

If you would like a print copy of the annual report, please email kate.gosnell@tiq.qld.gov.au.