For more than 12 years, the Victorian Government has lead Victorian IT companies by showcasing their capabilities to attendees of what is now ConnecTechAsia 2018.
This year, the pavilion has 22 companies exhibiting as well as a further group of more than 30 companies visiting from Australia.
Victoria’s 2018 CommunicAsia delegation is 50-strong and demonstrates the wide range of digital skills and talent we have to offer, including expertise in shipping and logistics, IoT, M2M learning, language products, laser technology, sports technology, AI and health software. This year’s group of attendees include a mix of new participants and industry veterans who have offered support and mentor them.
Victoria’s reputation as a leading global innovation ecosystem is growing, with a long list of leading tech companies including Dialog, Alibaba, Hired, Cybergym, Square and Slack recently investing in the state. The capital city of Melbourne has a thriving economy that is home to some of the largest companies in Australia, across sectors that are increasingly adopting cutting edge technology including utilities, agriculture, energy, mining, infrastructure, telecommunication, retail and wealth management.
In a further sign of support, the Victorian Commissioner for South East Asia will host a number of regional Governments’ ICT and trade teams from around South East Asia for a tour of the pavilion on Tuesday as well as holding meetings with companies from Singapore’s tech sector.
The pavilion will also be hosting networking and idea exchanges with other country pavilions including the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. The goal for the Victorian Pavilion is to forge new business opportunities and increase technology exports; create new partnerships and collaborations; launch new products into the market and reinforce Australia’s leadership in developing innovative technology.