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European Australian Business : 2008
47 Italian province of Umbria between September and October 2007. More than 25 new paintings were ex- hibited and included works by Rosella Namok, Samantha Hobson, Fiona Omeenyo, Silas Hobson and Adrian King. Russia 2007 was a watershed year for rela- tions between Queensland and Russia. Queensland was proud to be the venue for the Russia Australia Business Fo- rum in Brisbane in early September. Co-hosted by the Queensland Govern- ment, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Russian Acad- emy of Business and media company Vedomosti, the forum was attended by 130 Russian delegates, led by Minister for Agriculture Alexei Gordeyev. Queensland was the only state, other than New South Wales, to host activities as part of the ‘Russia Week in Australia’ events tied to the visit to Sydney for APEC by President Putin. A delegation from the Russian city of Yaroslavl led by Deputy Mayor Lyud- mila Sopotova, met with Queensland firm Sanderson Group Pty Ltd and visited Movie World theme park on the Gold Coast. Discussions were held on possible designs for new theme parks planned for the Yaroslavl region. Queensland Minister for Mines and Energy Geoff Wilson met with Viktor Kress, Governor of Tomsk, a miner- als and energy rich region of western Siberia, to discuss possible collabora- tions. Queensland Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries Tim Mulherin met with the Chairman of the Rus- sian Agricultural Corporation, Ivan Obolentsev, to promote Queensland agribusiness solutions, particularly in livestock identification, traceability systems and beef genetics. London Olympics Queensland is also active in seek- ing opportunities for involvement in providing infrastructure and services to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Queensland has teamed with the UK- based Yorkshire Forward to look at opportunities in sports infrastructure and design, event management, IT Systems, entertainment, catering and hospitality, transport and environmen- tal technology. Queensland companies were highly successful in gaining business from the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney. More than 100 Queensland companies secured in excess of $400million worth of business from the Sydney Games. Research Collaborations In 2007 Queensland became the first state in Australia to establish a research network with the whole of Europe. The Queensland-European Research Collaborations Initiative (QERCI) links Queensland Smart State researchers with the entire European research community. QERCI gives Queensland researchers better access to the European Union’s abundant experience, knowledge and skills and will help foster tech- nological exchange and alliances. Queensland researchers have already been collaborating with their European counterparts across a range of topics including clean coal technology and medical research. Queensland – The Smart State queensland