A key factor in the success of the G20 will be our Queensland welcome, writes Premier Campbell Newman.

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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Last week I joined the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and CEO of Volunteering Queensland Perry Hembury in calling for volunteers to lend a hand at the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in November.

The G20 Leaders Summit will be one of the most significant events in Queensland’s history, putting us on the international stage.

Up to 4000 G20 delegates and 3000 media representatives – of which half will be international media – will experience first-hand our world-class infrastructure and terrific lifestyle.

I think a key factor in the success of the G20 will be for Queenslanders to welcome the world with their usual helpful smile and ‘no problems’ attitude.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and committed men and women to be the friendly faces of the G20 Summit showing our state’s very best qualities to world leaders, delegates and visiting media.

Volunteer roles will include transport information and facilitation, assistance at hotel information desks, media assistance, and workforce and accreditation assistance.

I have no doubt that Queenslanders will answer the call and be proud to volunteer their services at the G20 and help showcase this great state to the world.

I thank in advance the Queenslanders who will volunteer their time to support this major event and welcome the world to our great state.

To apply to become a volunteer, go to the G20 website.

A royal affair

Just two weeks ago Queensland welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with open arms when they visited South Bank.

It was a fantastic day and I look forward to welcoming them both back to Queensland in the near future (and of course, showing Prince George what Queensland has to offer).