Queensland’s initiatives to support and attract regional migration were well received by registered migration agents and solicitors at the MIA Regional Migration Conference in Adelaide.
BSMQ also joined TIQ at workshops about how regional business can secure funding and investment and the important contribution business and skilled migration makes to Queensland and regional economies.
MIA Regional Migration Conference – Adelaide
Marney Richardson, Senior Project Officer from BSMQ, presented at the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) regional conference in Adelaide on 29 March, which focused on ‘Attracting and Supporting Regional Migration: Innovation, Investment, Skills and Settlement.’ Ms Richardson outlined Queensland’s position on regional migration and received very positive responses to proposed regional initiatives from registered migration agents and solicitors.
The conference also featured Shayne Neumann MP, Member for Blair, Queensland, and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; Zoe Bettison MP, Shadow Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment, South Australia; state and territory representatives; and other speakers from the Fair Work Ombudsman and industry stakeholders.
The conference was a great success and BSMQ looks forward to taking part in the MIA Queensland conference on 31 May.
TIQ ‘Attract Funding’ Workshops
BSMQ Manager Greg McKean attended the TIQ ‘Attract funding’ workshop in Toowoomba on 5 March. Mr McKean discussed TIQ’s business and skilled migration role and the contribution this investment makes to Queensland and regional economies.
The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning and the National Australia Bank then provided an overview of what is required to successfully secure funding and investment from a government and banking perspective.
Following this, TIQ outlined what investment services are available at regional level and gave an update on current international investment trends.
A case study by local business Botanica provided an overview of foreign investment in a medium-sized company, how the investment came about, the common pitfalls and what businesses need to consider when taking on investment.
BSMQ also took part in ‘Attract funding’ workshops in Beaudesert, Townsville and Mackay.
These sessions were forerunners to the more in-depth workshops TIQ is holding in May to be delivered by Deloitte, titled ‘Create winning investment proposals’.
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