Exporting local talent

Article image - Exporting local talent The Rockhampton Region is transforming into a major economic and lifestyle hub for the broader Central Queensland region thanks to Advance Rockhampton and Rockhampton Regional Councilís Economic Action Plan.

Rockhampton Regional Council in Queensland is supporting local businesses to reach the Chinese market.

Council supported seven businesses to attend the Huizhou Agricultural Expo in November.

Advance Rockhampton General Manager Tony Cullen and Senior Executive for Trade and Investment Young Beamish have travelled to China to help the businesses navigate new opportunities.

Speaking before the trip, Mr Cullen said Council was proud to support local businesses to build upon the strong partnerships formed with the different levels of Chinese government during previous visits.

“The relationship between Rockhampton and China has never been stronger and, as Australia’s largest trading partner, we have to keep our foot on the pedal to build on this momentum to deliver the outcomes for our region,” Mr Cullen said.

“This Agricultural Expo is expected to attract over 350,000 people and our local businesses will be centre stage which is incredible exposure for Rockhampton.

“What we are really keen to discuss are partnership prospects with the two regions to develop horticultural projects, while also attracting investment and looking at opportunities in aquaculture.”
Ms Beamish said the trip was a vital opportunity to showcase Rockhampton businesses.

“This expo will allow us to promote Rockhampton’s capabilities and expertise in the agribusiness, infrastructure and services sectors, and highlight the region’s ability to supply premium quality agri-food products to meet growing demand from China.”