Showing the Very Best of Victoria to the World

10 March 2015

More than 200 senior buyers, investors and influencers from around the world will travel to our state tomorrow as part of the first large-scale, multi-sector inbound super trade mission.

Premier Daniel Andrews, speaking at the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry today, briefed business leaders about the Victoria Invitation Program (VIP).

Through the VIP, inbound trade missions will bring delegates from across the world to Victoria, giving local companies a chance to:

  • pursue new contracts, develop exports and meet with existing partners
  • showcase Victorian goods, services and technology to international business leaders, buyers and investors
  • find ways to overcome regulatory barriers to overseas trade and growth

The VIP’s delegates will participate in tailored business programs, site visits to regional Victoria and networking functions. As special guests, they will see for themselves our world-class industries, resources, assets and people.

They will be looking to invest in the sectors where Victoria is poised to lead the world, including international education, food and fibre, professional services including ICT, and medical technology.

Delegates will also take in some of Victoria’s best events – the 2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Quotes attributable to Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews

"I can sum up the mission in three words: jobs, jobs, jobs.”

“By bringing investors to our doorstep, we can show them the very best of what Victoria has to offer, like our strong economy and our talented multicultural workforce.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek

“The Victoria Invitation Program is about promoting Victorian goods, services, expertise and technologies to a critical mass of international buyers.”

“This landmark initiative will build our partnerships, investment and trade.”

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