What does the rise of Asia mean for Victoria’s economy, society and strategic environment?

The Victoria and the Asian Century conference (8-9 August 2013; Melbourne Convention Centre) – will examine the opportunities and challenges facing Victoria in the Asian Century. It will explore how industry and government can work together to build stronger relationships across the region, including closer educational, cultural and people-to-people links.

Join business leaders, senior government officials and leading academics to discuss the future for Victoria.

Expert speakers

Hear from Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for Education and Workplace Relations, renowned economist Dr Ken Henry AC, Mr Sid Myer AM, Chairman of Asialink and Mr John Garnaut, Fairfax Media’s China correspondent.

Discussion topics

  • Tertiary Education in the Asian Century
  • Creating sustainable and liveable cities – what can we learn from each other?
  • Engaging with Asia in business – the challenges and opportunities
  • Capabilities for Victoria and the Asian Century

View the program (PDF, 228 KB).

This conference is part of a VU series discussing Victoria’s future. View the presentations from our first conference: Victoria at the Crossroads?