Queensland and the Gold Coast are premier trade and investment destinations and ideal locations to do business. With a resilient and diverse economy, solid growth forecast, highly skilled workforce, strategic Asia-Pacific location and sub-tropical climate, Queensland offers stakeholders endless opportunities across a range of industries. Our priority sectors include:

  • Health and knowledge
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • International education and training
  • Tourism infrastructure and development
  • Marine manufacturing and craftsmanship
  • Film and television production

To find out more about these sectors go to Trade and Investment Queensland, the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency and the City of Gold Coast, Australia’s second largest local government providing a range of services, organisations, activities and facilities for residents of and visitors to the Gold Coast.


The Business of Sport

As major sporting hubs, Queensland and the Gold Coast are leaders in the Business of Sport with a proven track record of hosting, promoting and delivering major events including the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, 2017 Rugby League World Cup and 2017 Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup. This capability is complemented by a healthy and active lifestyle, advanced health services and world-class education programs.

Our sector-specific expertise includes:

  • Venue design and construction
  • Volunteer and workforce planning
  • Sport clothing manufacturing
  • Heath food nutrition providers
  • Sport equipment providers
  • Sports science and medicine
  • High performance and athlete management
  • Pre-event training
  • Event planning and management
  • Community participation programs
  • Media and marketing
  • Academic and research partnerships

If you have any questions regarding trade and investment opportunities in Queensland and the Gold Coast or are interested in connecting with service providers from these sectors during your visit, please email us at SportAccord2019@ditid.qld.gov.au