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Trade 2018 visits vibrant India

A love of sport isn’t the only thing Australia and India have in common, both share an interest in education, business and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

A delegation from the Office of the Commonwealth Games recently visited India as part of the Trade 2018 roadshow program, which also coincided with the start of their festival season and the arrival of the Queens Baton Relay.

Director Industry Development Yasmahne Hanel said the start of the festival season in Mumbai meant interesting conversations with people excited to share more about their culture.

“Our arrival marks the end of the pujas relating to Dussehra – it has been a very vibrant time to visit.”

Trade 2018 is designed to strengthen trade and investment ties across the Commonwealth and also boost Queensland’s international business profile.

With over 10,000 Indian visitors expected to enjoy Queensland during the Games, the Trade 2018 visit was a great opportunity to identify the needs of the Indian market and promote the Trade 2018 program.

“I’ve had great interactions here about the program and the trade and investment environment between India and Australia,” Yasmahne said.

Highlights included Business of Sports forum partnership with Confederation of Indian Industries and a welcome by the World Trade Centre in Mumbai, as well as a showcase at the Queensland Reception with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and a Study Gold Coast masterclass in New Delhi.

Trade 2018 reception in India