Trade Victoria – creating global connections for Victorian businesses
To be globally competitive, your business must be globally connected.
Trade Victoria – including the global network of 20 Victorian Government Business Offices (VGBOs) – supports your business to connect with overseas markets, sustain strong trading partnerships and capitalise on export opportunities – strategically aiming to create Victorian jobs, grow exports and strengthen the economy.
Our VGBO offices in key international trade markets – including China, India, UK and Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Japan and South Korea – can assist your business in-market by connecting you with international buyers and industry partners, and offer market advice and analysis.
VGBOs also provide high-level market intelligence, insights and guidance to ensure your business will be competitive in international markets.
Let us help your export business go global
Through our specialised trade offices located in international markets and across Melbourne and regional Victoria, we provide a range of services to help your export business go global, such as:
- taking your business to international markets to explore business opportunities
- creating in-market connections with international buyers and business leaders
- bringing international buyers and business leaders to Melbourne to connect with you and your export business
- hosting major conferences and events for business matching activities
- providing market intelligence and industry insights
- facilitating export ready training via the Export Skills program
- running workshops and webinars about emerging export trends.
Trade Missions – building international partnerships
Trade Missions play an important role in supporting your business to expand its potential with international markets.
Activities on Trade Missions can include business briefings and networking functions, site visits, trade exhibitions and business matching.
Our outbound Trade Missions take you overseas to international markets to showcase your business capabilities and connect you with key international markets, buyers, partners and business leaders.
Our inbound Trade Missions welcome business leaders from around the world to Melbourne and provide opportunities to learn about Victoria's business capabilities and build the foundations for new trade and investment partnerships.
Invest Victoria is a world-class investment promotion agency (IPA) providing free confidential services and professional advice to international investors. Invest Victoria can connect you to the state's extensive network of contacts to create investment opportunities when you set up your business in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Victorian Connection
This global network keeps Victorians in touch with Victorians.
It's a meeting place for professional Victorian and Australian expatriates, overseas alumni and those eager to do business with our state. And it enables advocates, champions and storytellers to extol the virtues of Victoria.
Join the Victoria Connection on LinkedIn and become part of the most connected state in the world.