Queensland looks to cash in on sport

SIQ’s eight-member committee is from a broad range of industries and aims to provide expertise across a number of sectors: planning and management, product equipment, sport and recreation services, active sporting associations, event management, education, and medical and allied health practitioners.
SIQ president, Stephen Bullow’s intention is to ensure Queensland is in a strong position to benefit from major sporting events such as the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
“We act as a conduit between Australia Sport International (the government body set up to promote Australian sports companies abroad) and our members to provide them with information,” Bullow commented.
“It’s only fairly recently that it’s even been recognised as an industry, but it’s a growing market and I think Queensland should get in on the act.”
SIQ will stage a general meeting at ANZ Stadium in Brisbane on September 11 when all positions will be vacated and a vote taken on eight new committee members, including president, vice president and treasurer.
Australia Sport International has an export target of Aus$1.3billion ($670m/B