The Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit in April 2016 will put a global spotlight on Queensland innovation.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the summit was needed to help make new local, national and international connections, which the government recognised as increasingly important in this time of rapid change.
“We have the impacts of globalisation, digitisation and new technologies reshaping economies around the world. We need to collectively position Queensland to prosper in this era of rapid global change,” she said.
Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch said the summit would give Queensland companies, start-ups, researchers and investors a unique opportunity to come together to promote their potential.
“It will give Queenslanders a platform to showcase their talents, be inspired by the latest thinking and technologies, and build new collaborations and partnerships.
“Most importantly, the summit will promote Queensland’s investment opportunities and help investors find their next market-ready deal.”
Ms Enoch said the summit would also be designed to stimulate new business ideas.