Four international business leaders reveal their reasons for
choosing Melbourne. Click the hotspots to hear first-hand.
Hisashi Takeyama,MUJI Retail
Victor Li, Pactera Technology International
Managing Director, LINPAC
Managing Director, Australia, Eventbrite
Director - Australia, MUJI Retail
Senior Vice President,Pactera Technology International
We offer investors a stable and competitive business environment with longstanding ties to Asia, a skilled multicultural workforce, world-class institutions and infrastructure and unbeatable lifestyle. These attributes generate exciting, diverse and unique opportunities for investors.
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Melbourne is a thriving market, rapidly growing in size. Melbourne's population of 4.9 million has grown more quickly than any other Australian city over the past 10 years. If trends continue, Melbourne could overtake Sydney as Australia's largest city by 2030.
Australia is one of the top ranked countries for talent in the world. INSEAD Global Talent Index ranks Australia second in the Asia Pacific region for talent. Victoria is the most highly educated state in Australia.
As the Tech City of Australia, Melbourne is the Asia Pacific base for leading US tech companies like Square, Zendesk, Culture Amp and Airwallex. Most of Australia's tech talent graduate in Melbourne, and the city is one of the world's most liveable in the world.
As well as being Australia's Tech City, Melbourne is 17 hours ahead of PST: while today in San Francisco is drawing to a close, tomorrow is just beginning here - and that means US firms with operations here get to double their daily productivity.Low costs and a stable governmental and economic environment, provide a sound foundation on which your business can thrive.
The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in Asia-Pacific. It's just one of the reasons why Victoria produces high quality talent.
Alibaba is part of a growing list of leading international digital technology companies that have chosen to locate their regional operations in Melbourne, including Zendesk, Slack, Square, and Cognizant.Alibaba’s websites have hundreds of millions of active Chinese users and handle more business than eBay and Amazon combined.
Melbourne's road and rail transport networks are the best in the country. Through a complex matrix of road and rail, people and goods are efficiently transported in, out and around the country—a feat made possible due to the largest air and seaports in Australia.
Victoria is a key contributor to Australia's status as the 13th largest economy in the world. In 2016-17, our state economy generated A$399 billion in GSP.