Newsletter 04/2019

Austrade update

QLD Premier Visit

On the 7thand 8th of April, Queensland Trade Commissioner, Donna Massie, hosted Queensland Premier, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk in the UAE.

The Premier enjoyed productive meetings with Emirates Airline, the Road and Transport Authority, Dubai South and Dubai Municipality amongst others, building relationships and exploring opportunities for Queensland.

Mr Najeeb Mohammed Ali-Ali, the Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai gave the Premier a virtual presentation of the Expo site, while Mr Justin McGowan, Commissioner General Australia – Expo 2020 updated the Premier on the Australian Pavilion plans. The Premier discussed how Queensland’s capabilities can be showcased during the six-month event.

Radaqua, a Queensland company, who manages the Emirates Fish Farm at Al Wathba, toured the Premier and Her Excellency Mariam Al Mehairi, the Minister of State for Future Food Security through the facility, showcasing the innovative technology they utilize to grow fingerlings into 2kg + adult Hamour for local consumption.

The Premier’s visit concluded with her departing Dubai on Tuesday the 9th of April, continuing her mission with visits to the UK and Germany.

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