Export program
  • Last updated:
  • 03 Feb 2023

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

Sunshine Coast export network

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

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

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.

Upcoming events 

Trade Capability Building Program

Growing exports in the global market involved complex processes. It requires substantial resources, the right knowledge and skill, and networks to succeed. Participants will learn:

• How to create achievable export goals – and how to reach them
• How to pick the right products to export
• How to find your unique selling proposition (USP) and sales pitch
• How to price your products so people want to buy
• How to sell to foreign countries – and the differences you need to know
• The tips and tools you need to budget, forecast, and activate exports
• How to take the next steps and put your plan into action

 Register here 

Cost: $75 for series
(must attend all 3)

3 half day workshops
(9am – 12 noon)
to be held on:

• 8 March 2023
• 29 March 2023
• 19 April 2023

Venue: Maroochy Surf Club 

Expression of  Interest - New Zealand - Sunshine Coast Business Mission - POSTPONED until mid-June 2023

Providing valuable market insights from Trade and Invest Queensland and Austrade for Sunshine Coast businesses looking for new opportunities in industry sectors such as:

  • Health
  • Tech & Digital Innovation
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Aviation & Aerospace

More information to be announced early 2023

Expression of Interest - New Zealand – Sunshine Coast Business Mission -
POSTPONED until mid-June 2023

 The expressions of interest from local businesses to participate in the business mission to New Zealand in 2023 will be available in the new year. More information to come. 


Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency for international investment and trade.

Exporting or expanding
Market profiles
Free Trade Agreements FTA’s


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.

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