Trade 2018 – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program – provided the perfect opportunity for government and business leaders to build relationships, strengthen trade and investment ties, and explore opportunities across the Commonwealth.
Trade 2018 included:
- focused activity in key commonwealth markets via business receptions and investor briefings run concurrently with the Queen's Baton Relay
- targeted inbound and international trade and investment missions
- an extensive Games Time Trade and Investment program held across Queensland.
Led by the Queensland Government in partnership with the City of Gold Coast (and supported by the Australian Government), the Trade 2018 Games Time Trade and Investment Games Time Program was held from 3-16 April 2018 with events taking place across Queensland. The pinnacle venue for the Program was Commonwealth House, located at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
Trade 2018 activity to date
A broad range of business and government leaders from around the world joined the Trade 2018 Games Time Trade and Investment Program.
Leading up to GC2018, there was focused activity in local and international markets (run concurrently with the Queens Baton Relay) to promote business opportunities available in Queensland and the Gold Coast and invite leaders to join the Trade 2018 Games Time Trade and Investment Program.
Read more about these activities below.
Trade 2018 involved events in priority Commonwealth trade and investment markets coinciding with the Queen's Baton Relay. This included outbound trade missions, investor briefings, industry forums and roundtables.
Inbound business and trade missions from key international markets in targeted industry sectors.
Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct
The 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) is a unique global business location for high-tech industry development, research collaboration and jobs of the future.
Benefits for Queensland
Trade 2018 will strengthen trade and investment ties across the Commonwealth and boost Queensland’s international business profile.
Trade 2018 Games Time Trade and Investment Program
A parallel program of trade and investment activities, events and site visits during Games Time, April 2018.