Export Ready Program

Mackay Regional Council, in partnership with Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and Resource Industry Network (RIN), has engaged Export Council of Australia and their team of leading international trade specialists to deliver the Export Ready Program for businesses within the Mackay region.

Training will be provided on a range of topics and will be presented by a team of leading international trade specialists.

By the end of the program, businesses will have completed a Market Entry Plan, engaged with real-life case study businesses, gained access to on-line resources and consulted with experts within their field.

Who is the Export Ready Program for?

  • Mackay regional businesses wanting to export, are currently exporting, or successfully exporting and would like to enter a new market and/or build their export business.
  • Queensland based businesses located within the Mackay Regional Council local government area are eligible to participate in the program.

What does the Export Ready Program include?

  • 10 x 3 hour workshops delivered over 10 consecutive weeks.
  • Each module includes 2.5 hours of content followed by half an hour of question time.
  • Each week there will be an expert presenter who is a specialist within their field.
  • The presenter, where possible, will be accompanied by a local business case study who can share real life experiences.

When will the Export Ready Program run?

  • 3pm to 6pm on a weekly basis.
  • From mid-August 2016 until the end of October 2016.

How much will the Program cost?

  • This program usually costs $1246 per participating business. Mackay Regional Council is subsidising the training, resulting in a reduced price of $250 (plus GST) per business.
  • Each business is able to nominate one person to participate in the program, however, this position can be delegated to another staff member should the nominated person be unable to attend.

When do I have to register?

  • Places are limited to 20 businesses and registrations are required on or before Friday, August 5, 2016.

How do I to register?

  • Complete the Registration of Interest Form and submit to Nadine Connolly via email - business@mackay.qld.gov.au by close of business Friday, August 5, 2016.

Program Facilitator – Export Council of Australia (ECA).

  • For the past 60 years, ECA has provided practical education and training, advice and advocacy to the Australian export community. Regarded as the peak export industry body in Australia, ECA has assisted thousands of companies to develop and grow business skills in international trade

For more information
For questions on the program, or assistance with the Registration of Interest form, please contact Nadine Connolly:  (07) 4961 9907 / 0418 673 244 / nadine.connolly@mackay.qld.gov.au