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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Premier invites some of Asia’s brightest to Queensland summit

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Friday, April 08, 2016

    Premier invites some of Asia’s brightest to Queensland summit

    Queensland Premier Annastascia Palaszczuk today encouraged Hong Kong entrepreneurs to attend the Advance Queensland Summit to be held in Brisbane later this month.

     

    After meeting with the Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang and touring Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Parks over the past two days, Ms Palaszczuk said it was crucial that Queenslanders exchanged big ideas with innovation leaders.

     

    “What I’ve seen this week in Hong Kong are a great examples of successful innovation and it’s the kind of culture my government wants to continue fostering in Queensland,” the Premier said.

    “When you look at the Science and Technology Parks established in Hong Kong, they are designed to encourage and facilitate greater collaboration between scientific research, industry and entrepreneurs to deliver greater commercialisation outcomes.

     

    “This is something my government has already started working on with our $180 million Advance Queensland innovation and jobs plan.

     

    “The Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit will build on the traction made by the Advance Queensland program and by adding expertise from established Hong Kong entrepreneurs we can provide important insights into Asian markets.”

     

    The Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit will be hosted in Brisbane on 27-28 April with input from Queenslanders all over the state – including 50 start-ups from regional Queensland selected to participate in the event.

     

    Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said Queensland was in a unique position, being geographically close to Asia, and effectively in the same time zone, while offering a secure and stable regulatory and legislative environment. 

     

    “These elements make our state attractive to investors who are looking to make an impact in Asian markets as the economy resets itself,” Ms Enoch said.

     

    “Queensland can provide a gateway into Asia-Pacific markets and has much to offer.

    “We already have in place important scientific and business relationships throughout Asia and strengthening these in markets like Hong Kong will further establish our state as the premier investment destination in Australia.”

     

    For information about the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit, visit the Advance Queensland website.

     

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