Bundaberg real estate business owner Scott Mackey continues to promote the region internationally, connecting with a fellow agent in Japan in his latest venture.
Mr Mackey recently attended and presented at the inaugural RE/MAX Japan conference in Tokyo.
He featured in the ‘Special session presented by Global Leaders’, along with Tony Williamson from RE/MAX in Cairns, Denver-based Jan Repa, Executive Director, RE/MAX Global Development and Ray Prosek, RE/MAX Aloha Homes, Hawaii.
“My goal in heading to Japan for the conference was to link up with an agent from Bundaberg’s sister city, Settsu, so I was very pleased to be introduced to Saki Shimmyo.
“We will now look for ways to generate business between our two regions,” he said.
Formerly a rural city, Settsu has developed into a residential and industrial city with a population of 94,000. It forms part of the extensive prefecture of Osaka.
After a delegation of 34 Settsu residents visited Bundaberg in May 1998, the formal sister city agreement between Bundaberg and Settsu was signed in November that same year.
“I don’t believe in sitting back and waiting for business to come to me; I like to create opportunities for the people of the Bundaberg region,” said Mr Mackey.
“I’m fortunate enough to be part of a truly global real estate brand, a network of more than 123,000 agents and 100 countries, which allows me to reach out to people,” he said.
Last year Mr Mackey led a delegation to Nanning, in China, to promote Bundaberg and business partnerships, and invited Nanning entrepreneurs and investors to visit his own region. This proved very successful in establishing ongoing business opportunities.
“I am excited to be strengthening sister city ties, and offer another option to promote investment into the Bundaberg region,” he said.