Topic: Trade

World’s Biggest Sports Retailer Coming To Melbourne

The world’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. The company today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 people. The […]

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Melbourne Secures Five Premier Life Science Conferences

Melbourne has secured five premier international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020 – boosting Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s leading medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, and Biotech Invest Conferences in 2019 and 2020 are expected to attract thousands of delegates from […]

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Victoria Kicking Goals In China’s Sports Industry

A recent trade mission to China has strengthened the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis attended a Shanghai and Melbourne Business of Sport Roundtable event, which was an opportunity to showcase Victoria’s expertise in major events, sports medicine […]

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Tech Investment Booms As Square Sets Up Engineering Hub

Global financial technology leader Square will establish its first engineering hub outside North America in Melbourne and expand its Australian headquarters, creating more than 60 new jobs and taking its local head-count beyond 100 employees. The Andrews Labor Government attracted Square’s Australian headquarters to Melbourne’s fintech sector in 2016 and the company is now increasing […]

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E-Commerce Made Easier For Victorian Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local businesses break into the Chinese e-commerce market through a new partnership with Australia Post. The agreement will speed up access to the Chinese market for Victorian businesses through Australia Post’s joint venture with China Post – Sai Cheng Logistics International. The agreement follows the Labor Government signing a […]

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Helping Victorian Businesses Enter Asia’s Huge Markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping 24 local businesses tap into fast-growing Asian markets with Boost Your Business Asia Gateway vouchers. The 24 businesses are the first to receive Asia Gateway vouchers. The vouchers are worth up to $50,000 and will help businesses strengthen export networks and develop the skills required to engage with buyers […]

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Mavenlink Chooses Melbourne For Asia Pacific HQ

The Andrews Labor Government has attracted another US technology company to Melbourne to set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters, creating 30 new jobs by 2020 and boosting Melbourne’s status as Australia’s tech capital. Melbourne’s reputation as the best location for tech companies to base Asia Pacific operations is growing rapidly, with Mavenlink investing in Victoria because […]

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Victorian Students Heading To China

The Andrews Labor Government has formalised an agreement with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) to deliver an eight-week internship program in China for up to 50 Victorian university students during 2018 and 2019. As part of the agreement, the Labor Government will cover the cost of language lessons, the internship and accommodation, […]

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Melbourne Jumps To World’s Third Best Student City

Melbourne remains the best student city in the country and has leapfrogged Paris and Montreal to become the third best student city in the world, according to the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking. Victoria’s capital moves up two spots on last year’s ranking, and now sits behind only London and Tokyo. Melbourne also maintained […]

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Victoria Growing As A Pharmaceuticals Hub

Victoria’s reputation as a global centre for pharmaceutical manufacturing is growing, with Australia’s only locally owned medicinal poppy processing company expanding to around the clock operations and creating 20 new jobs. TPI Enterprises (ASX:TPE) moved its global HQ and factory from Tasmania to Victoria in 2014, creating 48 new jobs in the process. That factory […]

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