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Inbound Trade Missions

Welcoming business leaders from around the world to Victoria

23rd World Congress of Intelligent Transport Systems

Melbourne is hosting the 23rd World Congress of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS2016) from 10-14 October 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. ITS2016 is expected to attract over 7,000 international and domestic delegates and over 300 exhibitors. As major sponsor and Headline Partner of ITS2016, the Victorian Government welcomes you to come and visit the Victorian Pavilion and meet the exhibiting companies. 

View the Victorian ITS Capability Directory (PDF 15934.08 KB)PDF icon

Food and Beverage Trade Week 2016

On 14 - 17 September 2016 The Victorian Government hosted Food and Beverage Trade Week, showcasing the best of Victoria's producers, distributors and chefs to over 150 industry professionals from around the world.

How the Victoria Invitation Program is helping local business to achieve export success

Co-owners of Victorian automotive engineering business Red Lion Engineering Wen Shan and Kin Cheong talk about their role in the 2015 Victoria Invitation Program and how, with help from the Victorian Government, they were able to secure a quarter of a million dollar deal with Chinese automotive company Geely.

Read the Transcript: Victorian Invitation Program: Red Lion Engineering, Creating Global Opportunities

E-commerce in China

The Victoria Invitation Program in March 2016 included a comprehensive e-commerce program, with speakers from Alibaba and Australia Post sharing insights and knowledge. View their presentations below.

5 Steps for selling online

E-Commerce - Charles Thompson

Maggie Zhou, Alibaba: E power your business in China (PDF 18960.43 KB)PDF icon

Alog, Logistic Solutions in China 


"I met about a dozen potential partners, on very favourable terms in a great atmosphere, and if we are able to do good business together with half it will have been very worthwhile all around." - International delegate, Food and Beverage Trade Week

"It’s probably the best organised trade mission I have ever participated in. Your Team and you deserve the highest accolades for a job well done.  Looking forward to returning next year." - International delegate, Food and Beverage Trade Week

"Really found the buyers to be genuine and professional people. Having the various countries really was fantastic. Looking forward to it again next year, please have us on the list." - Victorian participant, Food and Beverage Trade Week

"Both the trade show and the business matching meetings were fantastic. I feel we made some very useful contacts." - Victorian participant, Food and Beverage Trade Week

"I thoroughly recommend, strongly recommend, any specialist start-up business who wants to embark on businesses internationally, to use this program as much as possible, because this is a huge, huge benefit for companies that are probably not capable of showcasing their capabilities internationally.  This is an opportunity to bring visitors into Victoria.  And it’s critically important for them to understand that we have the backing and the support of the Local Government in whatever we do in the industry." - Victorian participant, Victoria Invitation Program