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Trade 2018

Trade 2018 was an innovative, extensive program that leveraged the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) to provide a unique opportunity for government and business leaders to meet, build new relationships, strengthen trade and investment ties and explore opportunities across the Commonwealth.

Trade 2018 provided a platform for Commonwealth-wide engagement, and intra-Commonwealth trade and investment.

It was one of the first major integrated business programs of its kind and the first Commonwealth Games business program to systematically leverage the Queen’s Baton Relay. From an Australian perspective, the Trade 2018 international program is one of the most extensive business, trade and investment engagement campaigns for an international sporting event.

Our state boasts a strong, stable and diversified economy, and offers an open door to Commonwealth markets to take advantage of all that Queensland and the Gold Coast have to offer. 

The Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast have worked with Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and other partners around the world to showcase our state and invite international businesses to the Gold Coast and Queensland to explore opportunities before, during and after GC2018.

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