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The Victorian Connection in India


22 February 2012

The Victorian Connection, a new Victorian Government initiative to develop investment and trade opportunities in global markets, was launched today in India. This new program is intended to help Victorian expatriates and people who have lived or studied in Victoria and who now live and work overseas stay connected with each other and everything Victorian.

The network will no only support those with a connection to Victoria in forming professional and personal networks but it will provide market intelligence and identify and develop new investment, trade and joint venture opportunities between Victoria and their respective regions.

The initiative will also encourage members to become ambassadors at large for Victoria, helping to raise the State's profile and awareness of what it can offer in global markets.

The Victorian Connection is one of several new initiatives the Victorian Government has instigated as part of its new
Trade Engagement Program. The Program steps up Victoria's focus on key global markets where the state’s capabilities are a good match for local demands and can deliver more export, investment and jobs growth.

The Victorian Connection, which is a significant source of international alumni, repatriates and Victorian expatriates.

The launch of the Victorian Connection in India is part of a programme of events in Australia's largest ever trade mission which includes more than 200 Victorian companies and organisations and senior Victorian Ministers as part of the Victorian Government's
recognises that many productive investment and trade relationships are sparked, developed and underpinned by strong personal connections and will be based around a professional social networking group hosted on LinkedIn.

Following the launch in India and the Middle East, The Victorian Connection will be rolled out globally and extended through The Victorian Connection Business Insight Series. The series will position Victoria at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge knowledge through exclusive functions for Victorian alumni with leading thinkers from industry and/or academia as speakers, with one event per year held in up to ten countries.

The Victorian Connection is expected to thrive in
India, which is a significant source of international alumni, repatriates and Victorian expatriates.

The launch of the Victorian Connection in India is part of a programme of events in Australia's largest ever trade mission which includes more than 200 Victorian companies and organisations and senior Victorian Ministers as part of the Victorian Government's
Trade Engagement Program with India
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