The Chinese Consulate-General in Brisbane Hosted 2019 CIIE Business Forum


On 28th February 2019, the Chinese Consulate-General in Brisbane hosted the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) Business Forum. Consul-General Dr Xu Jie, Hon Steve Bredhauer, Chair of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), Ms Janelle Casey, State Director - Qld at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Ms Zheng Xiaohong, Vice President, Brisbane Branch, China Chamber of Commerce in Australia (CCCA) and Mr Stephen Abbott, President, Queensland Branch, Australia China Business Council (ACBC) attended the Forum and delivered speeches.

Consul-General Dr Xu Jie

Dr Xu said in his speech that CIIE is the world's first import-themed national expo, China's import of goods and services are expected to exceed US$30 trillion and US$10 trillion respectively in the coming 15 years. Being Queensland's largest trade partner and largest source of international students and visitors, China welcomed more Queensland enterprises to participate the 2nd Expo.

Hon Steve Bredhauer, Chair of TIQ

Referring to an increase by 27% of import from China to Queensland and an export volume totaling $26.2 billion from Queensland to China in 2018, Mr Bredhauer regarded China as a key player in Queensland's economy when addressing the audience.

Ms Janelle Casey, State Director - QLD, Austrade

Ms Casey recapped Austrade's experience as one of the official organizing agencies of the 1st CIIE and committed continuous support to Australian businesses in the 2019 Expo.

Ms Zheng Xiaohong, Vice President, Brisbane Branch, CCCA

Ms Zheng said that CCCA had assisted 41 Australian Businesses, including 5 from Queensland, to exhibit at the 1st CIIE, and the Chamber would continue to facilitate Australian exhibitors at the 2019 Expo.

Mr Stephen Abbott, President, Queensland Branch, ACBC

Mr Abbott spoke highly of the market opportunities provided by CIIE to Australian enterprises, and offered nationwide support to the 2nd CIIE on behalf of ACBC.



Consul Lan Yuqiang, Forum Moderator                                                   Vice Consul Chen Ying


Mr Zhang Tong                                                                           Mr Ian Robertson
   Brisbane Branch, Bank of China                                                        National Managing Partner
                                                                                                 Holding Redlich


Mr Justin Slaughter AUSTREX                                                                    Ms Lisa Liang
Exhibitor at CIIE 2018                                                           Queensland Food Corporation
                                                                                                   Exhibitor at CIIE 2018


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Remarks by Consul General Dr Xu Jie at 2019 CIIE Business Forum