Export program
  • Last updated:
  • 12 May 2022

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Amazon Masterclass (19 May and 16 June 2022)

The why, what and how to sell on Amazon - Skip the learning curve of selling your brand on Amazon 

Sunshine Coast Council is offering an exclusive workshop series to support Sunshine Coast businesses develop export capabilities and accelerate their time and cost to entering international markets through ecommerce. Gain insight, tools, and techniques into selling your products on the Amazon marketplace. 

Date: Workshop 1: 19 May and Workshop 2: 16 June 2022
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Venue: Bli Bli Boardrooms – Bldg 2, Lvl 4, Suite 402, Bli Bli 

Limited numbers available so please register online here to secure your place!

Australia-Korea Business Council – South Korea Trade Briefing & Cultural Training (25 May 2022)

Australia-Korea Business Council will deliver a South Korea Market Briefing on Wednesday 25 May at Maroochy Surf Club commencing 9.00am – 11.00am. 

The program will build a deeper understanding of opportunities in the Korean market and an overview of Korean business culture. 

TIQ Commissioner (Korea) Ryan Freer will present a market briefing followed by the Korean cultural training program delivered by Australia-Korea Business Council. A local Sunshine Coast business will also give an overview on their exporting journey. 

Register online.

Trade and Investment Queensland - Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2021

Kilcoy Global Foods win at 2021 Premier of Queensland's Export Awards

Congratulations to Sunshine Coast business Kilcoy Global Foods (KGF) who was recognised as an outstanding export success story at the 2021 Premier of Queensland's Export Awards in Brisbane on 6 October, in the Agribusiness, Food and Beverages Category. 

From their headquarters in Birtinya, KGF manages the production, distribution and export of eight million cartons of premium beef annually to more than 35 global markets. KGF is also a major supplier to Australian supermarkets, food wholesalers, fine dining establishments and family restaurants including McDonalds.

The local business joined 34 other leading exporters from across the state at the Gala event to celebrate the products and services Queensland is sharing across the globe.

Kunda Park based business Advanced Aquarium Technologies (AAT) was also a finalist at the event. AAT was established in 1996, thanks to the vision and dedication of John Langmead, a diver and then senior manager at a commercial aquarium. 

Export = Opportunity

Exporting is an exciting, dynamic activity that can open significant opportunities for Sunshine Coast businesses to grow and profit.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 identified local to global connections as a critical pathway to position the region in key national and global markets as a competitive source of high-demand goods and services.

Engaging with these markets has the potential to strengthen business resilience, generate wealth and lead to new employment opportunities for our local community.

The Local-to-Global Connections 2019-2033 pathway plan outlines key areas of activity to support local businesses to respond and adapt to market change and opportunity.

Grow your export capabilities

Sunshine Coast Council encourages business owners and leaders to consider exporting nationally and internationally as a pathway for increased success.

  • Local workers benefit through the creation of new jobs, while export businesses outperform non-exporting businesses across wages, staff development and employment conditions.
  • Exporters are also more innovative and adopt new technologies and management practices more rapidly than non-exporters.


The Sunshine Coast is home to thousands of innovative businesses. These businesses benefit from higher than national economic growth, lowest payroll taxes and affordable commercial leasing and industrial land prices. Sunshine Coast Council encourages business owners and leaders to consider exporting nationally and internationally as a pathway for increased success.

Sunshine Coast Export Network

Council delivers training programs, industry news, resources and networking events with experts for businesses wanting to export both domestically and internationally.

Connect with export-oriented businesses and consultants on council’s LinkedIn Export Group. Share tips, contacts, resources, experiences and post your questions to the group.

Join the Sunshine Coast Export LinkedIn Network.

Generating export-ready businesses and market responsive industries will continue to better enable our businesses to respond successfully to domestic and global demand.

Benefits of exporting

  • Give businesses access to new sources of revenue leading to increased profit and return on investment
  • Reduce risk through an expanded customer network, larger market size, greater sales opportunities, reduced seasonal fluctuations and geographical diversity
  • Strengthen competitive edge leading to growth and long-term expansion
  • Inspire and help businesses to recruit better staff

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy is well on its way to achieving four clear goals:

  • A$33 billion economy
  • 100,000 new jobs in high value industries
  • 20% of goods and services produced for export
  • Household incomes that exceed the Queensland average 

For more information about exporting call 0439 716 086 or email: export@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au