Trade chance seen in Commonwealth Games


TRADE opportunities between countries taking part in next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will be facilitated, says an official.
Richard Watson, the Queensland government operations division trade and investment general manager, spoke about this opportunity at the Queen’s baton relay breakfast yesterday in Port Moresby.
“Key to fulfilling the economic legacy of the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be our trade and investment programme, Trade 2018, which opens the door for new collaborations between Queensland and the Pacific region,” he said.
He said that led by the Queensland Government in partnership with the city of Gold Coast, “Trade 2018 is designed to further strengthen trade and investment ties across and beyond the Commonwealth, as well as boosting the Queensland international business profile”.
“Key to our plans will be an exciting and innovative programme of business events and activities at Games-time in April,” he said.
“A Pacific-focused business event will be featured in our games-time programme highlighting the economic and business opportunities of key Pacific Commonwealth nations such as New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
“It is hoped this event will stimulate further business collaboration and commercial opportunities between Queensland and Pacific nations.”