Export To Be A Major Component Of Our Economic Fabric

14 April, 2014
Author: Charles Hodgson

The Sunshine Coast region has set itself an ambitious target of 20% of all goods and services produced being for export as part of its Regional Economic Development Strategy.
Today’s forum – Grow your business into Asia through Hong Kong – will provide some interesting insights on how businesses in our region can explore new export opportunities.
“While we already have a number of local businesses exporting to the world, it’s important we assist other export-ready companies to access new markets – and Hong Kong is one of these,” Mayor Mark Jamieson said.
“Hong Kong is the subject of today’s workshop – a city of 7.1 million people, a global trading hub with a corporate legal system similar to our own and home to the world’s busiest international air cargo centre and the world’s second-busiest container port.
“Right on Australia’s doorstep, Hong Kong is one of the most important portals into Asia overall, not just China, and Sunshine Coast businesses that are looking to export should be looking firmly at everything that Hong Kong has to offer.”
In 2012, council conducted an export survey which showed a strong desire from potential export businesses to learn more about exporting, to share information and network with those already in the know.
“Today is the opportunity to hear first-hand about the Hong Kong market and how business can access valuable export advice and services,” Mayor Jamieson said.