Queensland Minister Cameron Dick seeks opportunities in sports and renewable energy in India

Queensland sports technology companies are looking to partner with and invest from the Indian business


New Delhi : While in India, Queensland’s Treasurer and Trade and Investment Minister Cameron Dick emphasised the importance of trade, investment, and relationships with the Indian Government and business organisations, and extended a hand of friendship and cooperation in the fields of sports technology and renewable energy.

Queensland sports technology companies are looking to partner with and invest from the Indian business and government sectors as they prepare to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane. Mr. Cameron put together a networking event at the Wankhede Stadium on March 17 during the first One-Day International cricket match between India and Australia.

Mr. Cameron said, “Our entire state is invigorated by the spirit of innovation and opportunity the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympic Games represent.” This led him to speculate on the possibility of cooperation between Queensland and India. India is competing for the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games, so it makes sense to collaborate with them and share our knowledge to create world-changing sporting events.

It is possible to hold large-scale sporting events in Queensland, home to one-fifth of Australia’s sports technology businesses. These businesses are at the forefront of sports architecture, design, and construction, as well as sports technology. Some businesses take a holistic approach to promoting the health, nutrition, and active lifestyle of young athletes. The Minister was joined at the networking event by representatives from a number of different companies, including Populous, Vald, Roo Sports, and Bio Concepts. In addition, the Queensland government is business friendly, making it a reliable ally in the pursuit of sports expansion.

The partnership between India and Queensland does not end with sports technology. India is Queensland’s fourth-largest trading partner, with the export and import of goods valuing at $20.6 billion as of 2022. In fact, Queensland’s export to India represents 71.1% of Australia’s total export to India.

“Queensland shares a deep relationship with India that extends across multiple aspects. Both are working together on the future of renewable energy and decarbonizing the economy”, said Mr. Cameron. The networking event therefore also hosted representatives from leading Indian businesses including Reliance Energy, Air India, Godrej Group, Aditya Birla Group, Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, and many more.

While potential partnerships and investment might be a biproduct of the Minister’s visit, he looks forward to a more strengthened relationship with India, and build reliability and resilience with its people, governing bodies, and businesses. The game of cricket has brought India and Australia closer for decades, and at this event, the game has paved way for a prosperous partnership between India and Queensland.