UK packaging company LINPAC has
chosen Melbourne as its Australian headquarters. The A$22 million
investment will create 72 manufacturing jobs at the new headquarters in
the suburb of Truganina in Melbourne's West, and allow the company to
increase its food packaging manufacturing capacity.
The International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) will take place in May 2019, and will see approximately 1,000 delegates visit Melbourne to discuss, collaborate and present on the latest scientific achievements in particle acceleration.
For the second year in a row, the Penny Arcade Expo Australia (PAX Aus) was held in Melbourne from 31 October 2014 to 2 November 2014. It opened to the news that Melbourne had secured the right to continue to host the event for the next five years, a huge coup for Victoria and for all Australian digital gaming fans. The announcement meant that Melbourne would host the iconic event, which attracts the world's biggest and most influential digital games developers, publishers, and enthusiastic players, until at least 2019.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), in collaboration with NICTA (National ICT Australia) have announced the opening of a joint data analytics lab in Victoria. The lab will be based at RMIT University's School of Computer Science & Information (CSIT) in Melbourne.
Australia and China have signed an historic free-trade agreement (FTA) which will increase opportunities for foreign direct investment in Victoria. The deal, which is suggested to be worth A$18 billion to Australia's economy, was announced after almost a decade of negotiations between the nations.
Professor Sharon Lewin, the local co-chair of this year's 20th International AIDS Conference, and internationally recognised HIV cure researcher, has been named Melburnian of the Year in an awards ceremony held on 15 November.
Melbourne will host world football superstars from Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma as part of the Australian leg of the third annual International Champions Cup in July 2015.
Recent research lead by a Melbourne research institute has found that people who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever.
Balluff Leuze has invested in a custom-built automation centre in Bayswater, located 40 minutes east of Melbourne's city centre, as part of its continued Australian expansion plans.
Japanese-based pharmaceutical company Eisai has announced it will open its Australian headquarters in Melbourne to provide a platform to market its portfolio of epilepsy and oncology products.
Global food company, the Kerry Group, has announced that it will establish its new centre for excellence for bakery products in Melbourne, creating 118 new jobs.