Quennsland strengthen trade mission to various countries


NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Indonesia is a multifaceted business environment and the sector - specific networking events will raise the understanding of doing business in Indonesia and enhance existing relationships with Indonesian businesses. Minister for Trade and Investment will leading an Australian Goverment Trade, education, tourism and investment mission to Indonesia from 17 – 20 November 2015.

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade Jackie Trad will head to Indonesia, Singapore and India next week to promote Queensland’s expertise in vocational education and training, urban planning and design, transport systems and knowledge industries.

“The Palaszczuk Government is about generating jobs and economic growth for Queensland and there’s no better way to do this than to showcase our trade and investment credentials in key overseas markets. In Jakarta, I will be part of the inagural Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) this will be the largest promotional initiative in Indonesia and my involvement signifies the importance Queensland places on further strengthening business partnerships with Indonesia”. Trad Said.

On the trip to Jakarta will be more than 70 delegates from Queensland, the third-largest business delegation out of 320 Australian delegates. During this trade mission, Quennsland will be participating in the IABW’s infrastructure program, which is focussing on urban sustainability and transport connectivity. In Singapore, Queensland will be strengthening Queensland’s cultural relationships, as well as promoting Queensland as an attractive investment destination.

“While attending the North Queensland Economic Summit held in Cairns recently, it was evident to me there is a real interest in businesses wanting to invest in Queensland as well as local businesses keen to export their high quality products internationally.” Trad said.

According to Trad, she will then lead more than 10 Queensland companies to India – one of Queensland’s most important trading partners – to discuss opportunities arising from India’s remarkable economic growth and increasing prosperity. She said that this mission further highlights the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to promoting Queensland’s world-leading expertise in these and other industry sectors, to the rest of the world.

“Trade means jobs, and the Palaszczuk Government will continue to support Queensland businesses to grow and export to the world-because our state boasts great products, bright ideas, talented people and a trusted operating environment, and we are committed to showcasing this to deliver more jobs for Queenslanders,” Ms Trad said.