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Premier of Queensland Regional Launch Event: Sunshine Coast





Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2019

Awards Briefing and Exporter Info Session


Join us for a short, informative briefing on this year’s awards,

followed by two expert presentations designed especially for Queensland exporters.


Session 1: Richelle Ward, Export Council of Australia – Awards Briefing

Hear all about the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2019, including facts, tips, and the business benefits to past winners.


Session 2: Jason Luchi, HSBC ­– Trade trends

Learn about current trade trends for Queensland, and key topics including blockchain, supply chains, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.


Session 3: Brian Ruddle, Impact Innovation – Using R&D and ‘proof of concept’ to ensure strong export ROI

The international trade landscape is constantly shifting, making it difficult to develop competitive products and services that meet the needs of overseas markets. This session will explain how to use research and proof of concept (POC) projects to boost your bottom line.

You’ll find out how to:

  • design more effective research and POC projects
  • measure commercial readiness (TIIRA)
  • manage implementation risk
  • maximise export value from new products and services.

Brian’s practical approach will give you key ‘next steps’ to drive your returns on research investment.

About the presenters:

Richelle Ward, Queensland State Manager, Export Council of Australia

Richelle Ward is a PR and business professional who has managed the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards for the past 5 years.

Jason Luchi, Senior Business Development Manager, HSBC

Jason is an experienced trade finance banker with more than 25 years’ experience in the Brisbane and Sydney markets.

Brian Ruddle, Managing Director, Impact Innovation

Brian advises corporate research managers in Australia and internationally on product and service development. He also has extensive experience forming and managing start-up companies and working with university researchers to turn great ideas into great outcomes.

Wednesday 19 June from 10.00am till 11.45am

Cost: $25 plus gst per person (includes morning tea)


Alexandra Headland Surf Club
167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572

Event partner Sunshine Coast Council 





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