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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has returned from her international trade mission confident that the state will see increased investment outcomes across a range of industries, such as hydrogen, renewables and aviation fuels. 

Key announcements and events of the trade mission included:

  • Announcing that Queensland will be a gold sponsor of the Australia Pavilion at the Osaka 2025 World Expo
  • Witnessing Han-Ho H2 consortium partners sign an agreement for a proposed green hydrogen hub project in North Queensland
  • Delivering a keynote speech to 180 industry partners in Tokyo
  • Opening the Tokyo office of Queensland architectural firm Populous
  • Meetings with key investors such as ENEOS, Sumitomo, Idemitsu Kosan, Mitsubishi, Central Queensland Hydrogen, Pacific Metals, LG Energy, POSCO, Korean Air, Keppel Corporation and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund and Temasek Holdings
  • Meeting with Brisbane based production company Alt.Vfx and Netflix to discuss their involvement in a new production

The Premier participated in more than 15 meetings and engagements across the six-day mission which also included a delegation of regional mayors, business leaders, Queensland Minister for Resources Scott Stewart, key directors-general and the CEO of Powerlink. 

Ms Palaszczuk said that demand for hydrogen from Australia’s trading partners is booming, and the Queensland Government wants to make sure Central and North Queensland reap the benefits. 

“This trade mission was all about making sure key investment partners knew about our Energy and Jobs Plan and Critical Minerals Strategy. Both of these initiatives have laid out a clear pathway to future investment opportunities and led to significant global interest in Queensland as a place to do business,” Ms Palaszczuk said.  

“This is the kind of investment that creates jobs for Queenslanders and helps us deliver cleaner and greener energy not just in Queensland but around the world. I am confident there will be more investment outcomes following these meetings and Queensland has cemented its place as a leading energy exporter now and into the future with new, clean energy sources. 

“It was also pleasing to see firsthand the success of Queensland-based companies in overseas locations leading to their expansion and employment of more people here in Brisbane.”


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