Key Government and industry players will aim to inspire ideas for local businesses about leveraging economic opportunity in the region at the Douglas Business Expo next month.

The Douglas Business Expo is a collaborative event organised by Douglas Chamber of Commerce and Douglas Shire Council to exchange knowledge and ideas for regional business.

Local business owners are invited to register now to attend the free event on Friday, March 6 at the Port Douglas Community Hall.

Port Douglas Mossman Gazette, Newsport and Fab FM have also jumped on board as expo partners.

Douglas Chamber of Commerce President Liz Ross said the Douglas Business Expo would help put local businesses in a position to make the most of upcoming projects.

“Whether you are engaged in the trade, service, agriculture or tourism industry, you can come and get specifics on exactly what projects and infrastructure are planned for our region,” she said.

“This will put local businesses and Chamber members in the very best position to leverage employment and economic opportunities.

“Together, the Chamber of Commerce and Council have provided a forum for keynote speakers to inspire our business sector with exciting projects such as the Wangetti Trail.”

The expo will also feature networking opportunities and optional one-on-one sessions with Queensland’s small business champion, Maree Adshead.

Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu encouraged all business owners to book their spot at the expo.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to see how your business can make the most of some key projects moving forward,” she said.

Register now to attend or present a trade booth for the Douglas Business Expo 2020 at https://www.douglaschamber.com.au/douglas-business-expo

Event Details

Date And Time

Friday, 6th March 2020

7:00 am – 11:00 am

Location

Port Douglas Community Hall

Mowbray St

Port Douglas, QLD 4877

Schedule:

7am Registration Open

7.30am Networking and Trade Booth Expo

8.30am Welcome to Country & opening of event.

Keynote Speakers

  • Maree Adshead, – Queensland Small Business Champion
  • Timothy Hortz – Project Manager, Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development
  • Robert Sobrya Construction Skills Queensland
  • Ross Hodgman – District Director Far North – Transport & Main Roads

Trade Booth Expo

A selection of local and regional industry, service and trade booths will be presenting on the day. Please complete the form at https://www.douglaschamber.com.au/douglas-business-expo to register your interest in presenting a trade booth at the Expo, and we will be in contact with an information package for you.