Myriad of flight benefits
THE Queensland government will charter a 747 aircraft to fly hundreds of Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs to Brisbane, in an effort to attract the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla’s Elon Musk to a tech festival in May.
The move is designed to boost the profile of the Myriad festival, which was held for the first time this yeay, with more than 2000 attending.
Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said with 360 investors and entrepreneurs on board the chartered Qantas flight from San Francisco to Brisbane would bring with it billions of dollars worth of potential.
She said Queensland-based entrepreneurs would also be on board the flight, giving them a precious window to network with leading Silicon Valley figures.