Export Week to take Queensland companies global

Queensland’s business community will have the opportunity to experience some of the latest opportunities in international trade at this year’s Export Week, the Minister for Trade Stephen Robertson announced this week.

Mr Robertson said that Queensland companies stood to gain valuable insights from the Export Week ’10 program with a range of activities held across the State to recognise, promote and assist Queensland companies to go global.

A highlight of Export Week ’10, organised by Trade and Investment Queensland, will be the presentation of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, which are now in their 21st year, the Minister said.

"These awards are Queensland’s highest recognition of export achievement," Mr Robertson said.

"In 2009-10, Queensland companies exported more than $42 billion in merchandise exports, providing valuable income to our economy."

Mr Robertson said the Export Week ’10 program includes the Commissioners across Queensland regional program with visits to Cairns, Townsville, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Logan, Toowoomba, Brisbane Northside and Mount Isa.

Mr Roberston said activities held during Export Week included locally-based events, Getting Export Smart workshiops, an investment luncheon and sector specific events.

"There will be a number of seminars focusing on export markets including business opportunities in the Americas, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and China, India, Korea, Papua New Guinea, Africa and the Middle East,” Mr Robertson said.

"Export Week ’10 will highlight the significance of exporting to the Queensland economy and celebrate the success of Queensland exporters.”

Export Week ’10 will be held across Queensland between 18-22 October.

Current Queensland exporters and other business people wishing to take part in Export Week activities can contact Trade and Investment Queensland on (07) 3224 4035, or view the full Export Week ’10 program at www.export.qld.gov.au .

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