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Queensland showcased for major international investment

06 August 2014

Queensland’s global reputation as a pre-eminent major event destination has been bolstered at a gathering of large British firms in London today.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey invited guests to explore investment possibilities in Queensland.

“This is an excellent opportunity to encourage overseas operators to increase their footprint in Australia and inspire them to partner with Queensland companies to pursue business opportunities, Ms Stuckey said.

“Queensland is a great state with a wide variety of major events opportunities.  Bringing more of them to our state will significantly boost the economy and create hundreds of jobs.

“I have made sure everyone I have met on this trip knows that Queensland has the best resources and facilities to conduct major events and conventions, encouraging British companies to consider our State as an exciting host destination.

“The Queensland Government’s 20-year plan for tourism, Destination Success, is one part of our strong plan for a brighter future.

“It outlines the need to deliver innovative and unique experiences to drive repeat visitation, using events to activate and showcase our iconic natural experiences.

“As we look toward the G20 Leaders Summit in November, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the AFC Asia Cup Australia 2015 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, now is an ideal time for major international events to leverage business opportunities to expand their operations in Queensland.

“In 2013-14, major events supported by Tourism and Events Queensland generated 750,000 direct visitor nights and expenditure of $200 million.

“The Queensland Government is committed to attracting major international events to Queensland, having secured a number of high-profile events including the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups and 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Trials and Championships in Cairns and the 2016 Ironman World 70.3 Championship on the Sunshine Coast.”

[ENDS] 6 August 2014

Media Contact: Minister Stuckey’s office: 3719 7240