A business delegation from the Gold Coast has left for the UK with the aim of wooing potential business partners and expanding opportunities here.
The delegation, led by Mayor Tom Tate, will begin in London with a series of meetings focusing on sport, tourism, the film industry and higher education.
He was joined by 26 organizations who will present their products and services during the trip.
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The delegation will then travel to Birmingham to discuss further opportunities during the Commonwealth Games.
“It’s my job to connect the right people with their business partners and then let them work on potential opportunities,” Mayor Tom Tate said.
“Ultimately, we want to take advantage of the new UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed last December. This agreement is due to come into effect this year and we want to be the first taxi out of the line by putting the name of our city in the spotlight.”
“Participating companies represent many of the diverse and thriving industries and high profile talent currently powering the Gold Coast, including advanced manufacturing, professional services, digital technologies and the sports economy.”
The mayor will also use the trip to announce a major sporting event for the Gold Coast in 2023.