The Sunshine Coast Business Council has organised for international and national business leaders to present research at a forum next month on how the emerging wealthy and mobile middle class in the Asia region will create new opportunities for the Sunshine Coast.
Demand will increase for a diverse range of goods and services, from health and aged care to education, household goods, tourism, high quality food products, banking and financial services.
The forum, hosted by Sunshine Coast Business Council, will be held 11 April at the Innovation Centre, Sunshine Coast University.
Why you should attend:
- Understand the nature of ‘middle class’ demand for goods and services from the Asia region.
- Determine the capacity for Sunshine Coast businesses to pursue potential trade and investment opportunities.
- Recognise the challenges of doing business in the Asia region.
- Understand the nature of investment markets and the challenges in attracting international investment and trade into regions such as the Sunshine Coast.
- Gain an unbiased view of the opportunities and challenges of increasing trade and investment with Asia.
Guest speakers include:
- The Hon, Jarrod Bleijie, Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Qld
- Mr Ted Pretty, Group Managing Director & CEO Hills Holdings Limited
- Mr Andrew Foo, Vice President Singapore Australia Business Council
- Ms Nussara Smith, Director Overseas Market Development: Asia, Trade and Investment Queensland
- Mr Gwyn Jarrott, Sunshine Coast Business Council
The forum is sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, RDA Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast TAFE.
Growth of the middle class in Asia – are there opportunities for the Sunshine Coast?
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Venue: Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs Drive, University of the Sunshine Coast
Cost: $44 members, $55 non members
RSVP: COB Monday, 8 April