27 Sep

Trade and Investment Queensland and the Australian British Chamber of Commerce announce Strategic Partnership

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce and Trade and Investment Queensland have launched a Strategic Partnership.

The Partnership will support Queensland exporters to discover the UK market and encourage British investors to invest in opportunities in the Sunshine State.

The Strategic Partnership will bring together a range of events and activities both in Queensland and in the UK, as well as online. The announcement coincides with the latter stages of the negotiation of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement, which will come in to force through 2022.

Alongside the strategic partnership, the Chamber is also delighted to announce the appointment of Samantha Reichmann as Queensland Commercial Partnerships Manager. Her appointment to this role brings a physical presence in the State for the Chamber for the first time.

The Chamber looks forward to continuing to work with Trade & Investment Queensland on the development of this programme both here in Queensland and through the Agent General’s office in the United Kingdom.

David McCredie OBE, CEO, Australian British Chamber of Commerce, said “We are delighted to launch this partnership and for the opportunity to work with the Queensland Government at such a pivotal time for the State, with the new opportunities presented by the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement and in advance of the 2032 Olympics, amongst other initiatives. We are excited to be able to put feet on the ground and welcome Sam to the team which will contribute to the future prosperity of Queensland.”

Trade and Investment Queensland Acting CEO Richard Watson said the partnership would have benefits for the UK and Queensland businesses.

“Despite the challenges for all of us during the past two years our exporters have found new ways to do business,” Mr Watson said. “This partnership will bring further benefits through the sharing of opportunities and knowledge.

“The extra support for exporters that these relationships bring is often what’s needed to help them achieve the next deal or open up a new market.”


About the Australian British Chamber of Commerce:

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1910, is the leading independent organisation in Australia promoting, fostering and furthering trade and investment between Australia and the United Kingdom.

Our programme of events, public policy contributions and network of decision-makers provides our Members opportunities to further their business interests by connecting, engaging and influencing leaders and key decision-makers in both private and public sectors.

For Media Enquiries and further information:

Helen Maclean
Head of Marketing
Australian British Chamber of Commerce
M: 0421518046

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