Friday, July 19, 2024

Victoria to host inaugural Australia Africa summit


Chief Executive of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Paul Guerra, has today endorsed the upcoming inaugural Australia Africa Business Summit that is set to take place in Melbourne, Australia from May 12-14.

“With Victoria home to Australia’s largest African population, there’s no better city to host the inaugural Australia Africa Business Summit in 2024,” said Mr Guerra.

“The event will encourage both Australian and African communities to explore new business opportunities and maximise existing relationships. The Summit’s theme of New Bridges, New Connections taps into that focus of establishing and growing strong relationships between our continents. 

“The Victorian Chamber enjoys a strong working relationship with the Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce, which will only strengthen as we progress our plans to co-host the World Chambers Congress here in Melbourne in 2025,” he said.

VCCI supports 85,000 businesses and individuals across the State of Victoria.

President of the Australian Africa Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Duncan Harris said VCCI’s support is significant for a number of reasons.

“To have the support of VCCI and Paul Guerra, in what will be a crucial moment in Australian and African relations is pivotal,” he said.

“Formalities and planning for the Summit are well underway, and we are looking forward to hosting presenters and delegates from both Australia and continental Africa.”

With a vision to bring Africa to the forefront of the Australian trade and investment focus, the two-day conference will provide a unique opportunity to access key government representatives and private sector leaders with the shared aim of building business between Australia and Africa.

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