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City of Gold Coast provides a range of services and programs to support the development of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

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International trade and investment

The City's International Trade and Investment Program aims to:

  • raise the global profile of the Gold Coast as an emerging business destination
  • strengthen the city’s international networks
  • increase our export base and inward investment
  • maximise legacy opportunities following the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Opportunities exist for Gold Coast exporters to participate in selected activities.

This may range from inclusion of company profiles and contact details in city capability guides distributed at trade shows, to physical meetings in the market with potential investors – across outbound and inbound trade missions.

Outbound trade and investment missions

Trade missions will continue to play an important role in facilitating opportunities for Gold Coast exporters and inward investment seekers directly to international and domestic markets.

Trade missions led by City of Gold Coast provide a range of practical assistance for travelling delegations and individual business people including travel logistics, business matching and in-country assistance.

Outbound trade mission objectives are to:

  • promote the capabilities, products and services of the city’s export ready businesses
  • assist local firms to generate export sales aimed at expanding the city’s economy and workforce, and promote the city as a preferred location for investment and relocation
  • developing a pro-active, commercially focused international connections program that leverages the city’s significant global contacts and competitive advantages.

Download the 2018–19 Trade Mission Program.

Trade Mission Program 2018-19

Smart City Summit & Expo

Wide photo of Taipei China

Smart City Summit & Expo
25-29 March, 2019
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Creating Value in Sport

Aerial view of Metricon Stadium

Creating Value in Sport
Gold Coast, Australia
5-6 May, 2019
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Mayoral China Mission

Photo of lit bridge in Chengdu China

Mayoral China Mission
Chengdu, China
16-21 May, 2019
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Boats at a harbour

Marine Equipment Trade Show
Amsterdam, Netherlands
13-15 November 2018
EOI closed

Surf Expo

surfer riding the waves with Gold Coast city in the back drop

Surf Expo
Orlando, Florida, USA
10-12 January 2019
EOI closed

Arab Health

Acai bowl

Arab Health trade show
Dubai, UAE
28-31 January 2019
EOI closed

Inbound trade and investment missions

City of Gold Coast is placing greater emphasis on developing inbound programs for the next financial year.

As demonstrated in recent outbound trade and investment mission activities as part of Trade 2018, high quality leads have been generated which can now be converted to targeted inbound programs.

It is essential to maintain momentum created as a result of in-market activity, to stay top of mind for potential investors and candidate trade partners by showcasing Gold Coast opportunities.

For more information on the International Trade and Investment Program, contact us.

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