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Trade 2018 – profiling Queensland’s trade and investment opportunities through the Commonwealth

During the recent visit to London, the Premier and Mayor of the City of Gold Coast launched Trade 2018, the trade and investment program that has been developed in the lead-up to and during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Queensland Government, in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, designed Trade 2018 is to strengthen trade and investment ties across the Commonwealth and boost the City of Gold Coast’s and Queensland’s international business profile. The program will focus on seven priority Commonwealth markets – United Kingdom, Canada, India, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

The Queensland Government is focussed on driving legacy benefits from hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and to ensure these are maximised and sustained long past the Games.

Central to this aspiration is Trade 2018 which focuses identifying and attracting investment to the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) and profiling Queensland’s wider capability in this area.

An Investor event was held in London on 15 March to highlight the Precinct and the investment opportunities available. The event showcased Queensland’s wider capability across the Health and Knowledge sector and continued the identification of potential trade delegations for in-bound industry visits both pre-and-during Games’ time.