Air freight exports from Melbourne Airport increased 8 per cent last year and for the first time exceeded exports from Sydney Airport.
Reaffirming Victoria as Australia's gateway for the China market, Premier Ted Baillieu today welcomed China's Sichuan Airlines on its inaugural flight from Chengdu to Melbourne.
In another step towards deepening Victoria's engagement with Turkey, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher met with the Governor of Istanbul, Huseyin Avni Mutlu.
The organisation tasked with promoting Melbourne and Victoria as a premier Business Events destination has announced a complete rebrand and new name – The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB).
The Federal Government's A$1 billion plan to fund 10 innovation clusters will reinforce Australia's economic links with Asia and bring more new ideas to the market.
Electronic Arts (EA) has launched one of its flagship games for 2013, Real Racing 3, in Melbourne. In a first for the company, which traditionally holds its global game launches at the company's headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, the decision recognises the strong relationship between EA and Melbourne.
Melbourne-based Information Communications and Technology research organisation NICTA (National ICT Australia) and global business consulting and technology services firm, Infosys, have signed a joint research collaboration agreement to tackle the hard technology problems facing businesses today.
Stage one of Kraft Foods Asia-Pacific Confectionery Centre of Excellence was opened today in Melbourne's East, generating more than 100 new jobs and securing 1,000 more.
A leading global education provider Desire2Learn Pty Ltd has chosen Melbourne as the location for its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters, expanding its operations in the region to support the company's commitment to lifelong learning in international markets.