Mayors promote South East Queensland investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific

05 / Sep / 2013 | News

Nine South East Queensland Mayors and Deputy Mayors will promote South East Queensland’s business and investment opportunities to Asia Pacific investors when they travel to Taiwan next week.

The Mayors of Brisbane, Redland, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba, along with the Deputy Mayor of Logan, will attend the Asia Pacific Cities Summit from 9-11 September in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chairman Graham Quirk said the Asia Pacific Cities Summit had become one of the region’s premier business and civic forums.

“The Asia Pacific Cities Summit is a fantastic springboard for businesses and global cities, and in our case entire regions, to gain entry into the rapidly growing Asia Pacific markets,” said Councillor Quirk.

“I am delighted that nine SEQ Councils will be represented at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Kaohsiung; the united presence of SEQ Mayors will be a great opportunity to present the fantastic business growth, trade, investment and economic development opportunities that exist across our region.

“With nine Mayors all attending, we can showcase the opportunities that SEQ presents not just as Australia’s most dynamic growth region, but a key growth region for the entire Asia Pacific.”

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) will be part of the City Partners Exhibition, focusing on South East Queensland: Location. Lifestyle. Opportunity and Mayors will meet with a wide range of international business and civic leaders.

SEQ Mayors’ attendance at the summit will be at minimal cost to their ratepayers thanks to the host city, Kaohsiung, offering complimentary accommodation, event registration and return flights direct to the summit for Mayors.

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) presence at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit is the first stage of a significantly increased campaign from SEQ Mayors to attract new offshore investment into South East Queensland.