Victoria Invitation Program set to bring the world to Melbourne

Published: 28 February 2017

On 13 March, more than 100 of the world's key businesses, buyers and decision makers will descend on Victoria for the state's premier inbound trade mission, the Victoria Invitation Program (VIP).

This year's VIP will run over two weeks and focus on eight tailored programs including in e-commerce, professional services, fashion, infrastructure, sports technology, international education, and health and aged care.

Visiting delegates will meet with Victoria's leading businesses, having the chance to ask the questions that matter and see first-hand how the state's leading products and services are made and delivered.

The Victoria Invitation Program is part of the Victorian Government's $12 million dollar four-year inbound trade mission program, designed to highlight Victoria's diversity and capability as a state that has the best of everything.

For more information, or to get involved visit the Trade Victoria website.

Video transcript

[Title: VIP / Victoria Invitation Program – Connecting local businesses with key players from around the world March 13-17]

[Vision: People networking]

Chris Straw - Managing Director - Thomson Adsett

[Vision: People mingling and networking]

The value of getting involved in a program like this, especially if you've got a strategy of wanting to expand your business offshore, is one of developing relationships, one of networking.

[Vision: Burra Foods Australia - Kin Cheong speaking]

Kin Cheong - Proprietor, Technical Director - Red Lion Engineering

I strongly recommend any, especially a start-up business, who wants to embark on businesses internationally, to use this program as much as possible.

[Vision: People sitting around table and networking - To get involved with this year's VIP and learn more about connecting with global markets go to]