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Former Queensland tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has been appointed Chair of Commerce and Funding Queensland.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated Mr Gschwind’s expertise guiding one among Queensland’s most necessary export industries via the pandemic would offer him with very important perception for his new function.

“For greater than twenty years, Daniel was essentially the most recognised face of Queensland’s tourism sector,” the Premier stated.

“The expertise he has gained in that function and his understanding of each worldwide markets and companies proper throughout Queensland will stand him in good stead for this new function.”

Treasurer and Minister for Commerce and Funding Cameron Dick stated Mr Gschwind is effectively positioned to information Queensland via the alternatives which can be rising for Queensland companies

“Daniel was one of many main faces of our tourism trade throughout the coronavirus pandemic, guiding the trade via an energised response and restoration plan,” the Treasurer stated.

“Tourism is all about showcasing Queensland nationally and internationally, and Daniel will now convey his intensive expertise, partnerships and networks to additional improve Queensland’s commerce and funding alternatives to a worldwide viewers.”

Mr Gschwind stated he’s excited to be becoming a member of an organisation like TIQ.

“Queensland’s engagement with the remainder of the world, via commerce in our items and providers, is a basic driver of our state’s prosperity,” Mr Gschwind stated.

“There has by no means been a greater time than now to reap the benefits of Queensland’s progress momentum over the subsequent decade.

“With the talents and sources of TIQ, Queensland’s companies, innovators, entrepreneurs and certainly the group can have a robust ally in connecting with the world.”

The previous Queensland Tourism Trade Council CEO was born in Switzerland and is fluent in German and French.

Mr Gschwind is presently Professor of Follow at Griffith College’s Institute for Tourism.

He replaces former Queensland Authorities Particular Consultant to China and Vietnam the Honourable Steve Bredhauer who has been TIQ chair since December 2015.

One other change to the TIQ Board is the appointment of Ms Angela Younger who’s changing Mr Jim Varghese, a member since 2019.

Ms Younger is the Director of Startups at BDO Australia. She was the Founder Coach and Neighborhood Coordinator for QUT Entrepreneurship and has greater than 20 years’ expertise in supporting and creating start-ups and small-to-medium sized enterprises.

Ms Younger holds a bachelor’s diploma in Communications and Psychology from Central Queensland College and an Govt Schooling Certificates from MIT’s Sloan Faculty of Administration.

“I thank Steve as Chair and Jim Varghese as a board member for his or her important contributions supporting the state and its commerce and funding efforts,” the Treasurer stated.

Commerce and Funding Queensland is delivering the not too long ago launched $150 million Queensland Commerce and Funding Technique 2022-2032.

“On the again of a worldwide pandemic, as economies look to recoup and get well, the significance of commerce and funding has by no means been higher,” the Treasurer stated.

“That’s the reason this authorities is investing an additional $150 million over the subsequent decade to ship a brand new 10-year commerce and funding technique.

“This technique will make sure that Commerce and Funding Queensland can proceed to help our exporters to succeed in new markets, enhance gross sales the place they’re already buying and selling, in addition to to draw extra abroad funding into Queensland.”

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