Entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators are heading to Brisbane as part of an Innovation Tour coordinated by Food Leaders Australia. The program, hosted by Little Tokyo Two, will run from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 June and is supported by the Advance Queensland Advancing Regional Innovation Program. The program is packed with relevant workshops, ranging from discussions surrounding the future of work to the ups and downs of a start-up business as well as the topic of investment.

The delegates from the Darling Downs and Maranoa regions will be moving around Brisbane, from the headquarters of Little Tokyo Two at The Capital in Brisbane CBD, to Fortitude Valley for a tour of Arc Coworking and the River City Labs. There will also be the opportunity for these business owners to interact and engage with the Office of Small Business and the Queensland Small Business Champion. Little Tokyo Two Operations and Community Manager Amy Chow says that she is looking forward to hosting the delegation of businesses. “We will be introducing the regional business delegation to our innovation community and showcasing how we can support and grow small businesses,” she said.

The Innovation Tour program will be the beginning of Little Tokyo Two working with Food Leaders Australia as well as businesses across the Darling Downs and Maranoa, as part of the three year Advancing Regional Innovation Program. Julia Telford Regional Innovation Coordinator also agrees that this program will be highly beneficial to the delegates in attendance. “We have innovative businesses working in isolation across the region at the moment, and they are missing out on the benefits of networking with others, and might not be accessing the fantastic support that the Advance Queensland team has to offer through this program,” she said.

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