International missions program
  • Last updated:
  • 22 Sep 2020

A key economic policy priority for council is to strengthen our region's economic foundations, support local business and create an environment that encourages investment and generates enduring employment and career opportunities for the community.

Council’s annual program of international investment and trade and export missions aims to grow awareness of the Sunshine Coast, facilitate access to new markets for local businesses and generate significant investor interest in the region shaping projects and other opportunities.

Trade and export missions are generally industry sector focused. Led by a council representative, local organisations travel to key overseas markets to showcase their products and services and facilitate introductions to potential buyers, investors and trading partners.

These missions involve government to government engagement which provides a platform for organisations to develop new, or build on existing, relationships with overseas organisations. Activities on these missions can include business briefings and networking functions, site visits, trade exhibitions and business matching sessions.

Outbound

USA Business Mission (9-15 June 2019)

Sunshine Coast Council and business representatives attended the Intelligent Community Annual Summit in New York. The visit also provided opportunities to profile the International Broadband Submarine Cable and the region's innovative digital solutions to international business delegates and potential investors attending this global event.
USA Business Mission (March 2019)
A thirteen-member delegation from the Sunshine Coast travelled to Colorado for the Business Mission to Colorado (Denver and Boulder) 2019 which included a total of 23 meeting and networking events in Denver and Boulder. The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tim Dwyer was nominated by the CEO to lead the delegation.
Hong Kong and Boston Investment Mission (27 May - 9 June 2018)
Council representatives undertook targeted investment and trade promotion opportunities in the Hong Kong and Southern China markets; engaged in bilateral discussions on contemporary transport solutions; and promoted the region's capabilities in the BioSciences.
Singapore and Malaysia Trade Mission (20-29 April 2018)
Council representatives met with potential investors in the tourism, sport and leisure sectors, which will help shape council's city making agenda for SunCentral Maroochydore, Caloundra Centre Master Plan, Mooloolaba and the broader Sunshine Coast. These new relationships will contribute to development of the region’s export capacity and capability.

Inbound

Sunshine Coast Council welcomes international delegations and can provide access to specialised information about the region’s businesses, educational institutions and major infrastructure programs.

 Singapore and Malaysia Trade Mission (20-29 April 2018)
Council representatives met with potential investors in the tourism, sport and leisure sectors, which will help shape council’s city making agenda for SunCentral Maroochydore, Caloundra Centre Master Plan, Mooloolaba and the broader Sunshine Coast. These new relationships will contribute to development of the region's export capacity and capability

For more information about the International Missions Program email: intl.business@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au