Businesses invited to learn from top Coast exporter
  • Monday 10 November 2014
Gourmet Garden chilli

How does a Sunshine Coast business get its products into 25,000 stores in 15 countries?

Find out from Palmwoods-based Gourmet Gardens about how they did just that – and learn about Sunshine Coast Council’s Export Program – at a free networking event on Thursday November 20 at Mooloolaba Surf Club.

Economic Development portfolio councillor Steve Robinson said the event was an opportunity to connect with other businesses interested in exporting.

“This networking event provides a chance for business owners across all industries to connect with likeminded people and share information,” Cr Robinson said.

“People who participated in the first round of Council’s Export and Global Capability program will be there to provide first-hand details of how it has helped with their business’ exporting goals.

“It’s not just for agri-food businesses – all companies who export or want to export who can learn from success stories like Gourmet Garden.

“The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy aims for 20% of goods and services produced in the region to be exported by 2033 – and our export program helps our local business achieve this goal.

“To further help businesses with exporting, council has established the Sunshine Coast Export Network LinkedIn group for local exporters to connect with each other, and share experiences and information.”

Visit LinkedIn to join ‘The Sunshine Coast Export Network’ group.

What:  Sunshine Coast Council export networking event

Where: Mooloolaba Surf Club, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba

When: Thursday, November 20, 4.30 – 6.30pm

RSVP/registration: Visit the Events page at www.business.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au