Gold Coast to host $50 million Chinese business event in 2018

Gold Coast to host $50 million Chinese business event in 2018

By Jacqueline Latimer on Nov 22 2016

The Gold Coast will host one of Australia’s biggest ever business events when more than 8,000 employees from Chinese company, Infinitus, come to Queensland in 2018.

The Gold Coast is set to host a prominant chinese business event in 2018 which will generate more than $50 million for the state of Queensland.

Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones was in Guangzhou to make the recent announcment.

"Gold Coast Business Events collaborated with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia to beat national and international competition for the staff incentive program of Infinitus, one of China’s largest personal health care companies," Ms Jones said.

"This will be one of the largest conference groups to visit Australia, and the biggest the Gold Coast has ever hosted."

Ms Jones said Queensland and the Gold Coast is one of China's favourite business and holiday destinations.

"Travellers from China make up our largest international visitor market and we are honoured to be able to host so many visitors to Queensland," she said.

"In the last year more than 280,000 Chinese visitors travelled to the Gold Coast alone, making the city one of the favourite destinations in Queensland."

Ms Jones said securing this event offered a great opportunity to showcase the Gold Coast and the state as a premier tourism and events destination.

Infinitus General Manager spokesperson Mr Jacky Hu said company representatives were looking forward to working with Queensland to create a memorable experience for delegates.

"We are truly amazed at the endless choices we have to help us put together a one-of-a-kind business travel incentive holiday for our delegates.

"Already, we are very impressed by the attentiveness of Tourism Australia and Gold Coast Tourism," Mr Hu.