Gold Coast trade mission departs for UK

A Gold Coast business delegation has departed for the UK in a bid to woo potential trade partners and boost opportunities back here.

The delegation, led by Mayor Tom Tate, will begin in London with a series of meetings focussing on sport, tourism, the film industry and tertiary education.

He has been joined by 26 organisations who will showcase their products and services during the trip.


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The delegation will then travel to Birmingham to discuss more opportunities during the Commonwealth Games.

“It is my job to connect the right people with their fellow trade partners and then let them work on possible opportunities,” Mayor Tom Tate said.
“Ultimately, we want to take advantage of the new UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed last December. That agreement is due to become active this year and we want to be the first cab-off-the-rank by putting our city’s name in lights.’’
“The participating businesses represent many of the diverse and thriving industries and high-performance talent currently powering the Gold Coast, including advanced manufacturing, professional services, digital technologies, and sport economy.”
The Mayor will also use the trip to announce a major sporting event for the Gold Coast in 2023.