Victoria’s retail sector continues to go from strength to strength with retail trade growing by 4.5 per cent last year – the highest of all states – turning over $79.2 billion and accounting for a quarter of the national retail turnover.
The Victorian Government, Monash University and Johnson & Johnson Innovation officially opened the new Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office (JJIPO@Monash) at Monash's Clayton campus in Melbourne on 15 February 2018.
With a sister-state relationship between Victoria and Sichuan province signed in 2016, applicants can now undertake a Hamer Scholarship in one of China’s most dynamic and rapidly growing regions.
Victoria’s capabilities in digital technology, cyber security and defence will be showcased in the UK and France this week. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from Europe’s defence, tech and infrastructure sectors to explore trade and investment opportunities.
Victoria’s business owners will have access to hundreds of millions more international customers following the announcement that JD.com – one of China’s largest online retailers – will open its regional headquarters in Melbourne.
Featuring a new award category to recognise achievements by women in manufacturing, the 2018 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards will build upon last year's theme and focus on the state's advanced manufacturing industry.
Victoria is leading the nation in retail trade and goods exports – boosting local jobs, businesses, and economic growth.
Victoria will host a second, curfew-free international airport at Avalon which will create more than 200 jobs, grow exports and boosting the visitor economy.
Victorian female business owners received a first-hand look at how to take their products, knowledge and expertise to the global market at the Victorian Women in International Business Pan Asia Export Training workshop held in Melbourne on 31 January 2018.