Global Victoria Women's (GVw) Business Summit

About GVw 2020

Staged over four full days in March, GVw 2020 is our inaugural all-women business summit and marks the pinnacle of a 90-day festival in Melbourne celebrating women in global business who continue to champion for a gender-inclusive business world.


GVw 2020 will:

Connect You

bringing together C-suite game changers from across the globe to connect, collaborate, exchange ideas and celebrate their achievements
Inspire You

featuring high-level industry events with some of the world’s most prominent change agents and pioneering women in business
Amaze You

showcasing Melbourne’s world-class industry events, sophistication and rich cultural tapestry
Uplift You

discovering regional Victoria’s rich economic hubs and the women who are shaping their future
Excite You

culminating at the ICC T20 Women’s Final at the iconic MCG on International Women’s Day, be part of a history-making event, where Melbourne aims to break the World Record for attendance at a women’s sporting fixture

GVw 2020 Highlights

Here's a sneak peek of what to expect for GVw 2020...

Women in STEMM : Tour of Monash Technology Precinct (MTP)

Meet Victoria’s key decision makers within the globally-recognised MTP.

The combination and depth of world-class research infrastructure is unrivalled nationally with Monash University, the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO and the Monash Health clinical trial hub – all of which form the core of MTP.  Leading global businesses at MTP include Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, ABB, Bosch and Lockheed Martin.

BioMelbourne Network’s Devices + Diagnostics (D+D) Lab  

The D+D Lab is a celebration of STEMM innovation and entrepreneurship. Guests will learn about the successful partnerships and capabilities in Victoria’s thriving MedTech sector, engage with high-profile speakers and experts to access knowledge and global trends, while having opportunities to connect and promote their business to industry professionals they haven’t met.

Women in International Business: International Chamber House (ICH) International Women’s Day Event

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women at one of Melbourne’s largest International Women’s Day events. Hear keynotes from CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, and CEO of Australian Centre for the Moving Image Ms Katrina Sedgwick, and panel discussions from influential women and how they’ve reached senior roles in vastly different organisations.

Women in Sport: Tour of Melbourne’s world-class sporting hub    

There’s no place on earth for sport like Melbourne.

Every year millions of people travel here to experience a live sporting event at one of our world-class facilities that form part of the city’s vibrant beating heart. This tour will show you why Melbourne is Australia’s home of sport.
International Women’s Day Lunch & Change Our Game Symposium  
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s city district and overlooking the iconic Yarra River, you’ll experience thought provoking presentations by high profile gender equality and sporting identities, and broad networking opportunities over the course of the luncheon.

Women in Infrastructure: Victoria’s Big Build & Metro Tunnel Project

Discover how international businesses can get involved in Victoria’s $70 billion program of infrastructure projects.  A tour of  Victoria’s biggest investment in public transport, the Metro Tunnel Project will demonstrate the challenges of building in an urban environment whilst enhancing the liveability of our city.

Women in Food: Laneways Dinner

Spend an evening exploring Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways, with their famed restaurants and hole-in-the-wall cafes and bars.  Meet the women who are leading and delivering the next wave of culinary excellence.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final

The whole world will be watching this once-in-a-lifetime & history-making sporting event. 10’s of thousands of spectators will gather at Melbourne’s iconic MCG to hear Katy Perry roar, watch the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final & celebrate gender equality for women working across the entire career spectrum.

Melbourne – one of the world's best cities for women in business

Victoria is one of the world’s most open and progressive societies for women in international business, women in government, women in industry and women in sport. Our city, Melbourne, is a melting pot of great talent and human capital and is also regarded as one of the world’s best cities for women entrepreneurs1.

The Victorian Government has been the most active state government in championing opportunities for women in international business. GVw marks our ongoing commitment and passion to promote opportunities for Victorian women to make new connections and develop global partnerships.

More highlights to be announced soon!

We'll be organising business matching events, visits to Victoria's rich economic hubs to meet the women who are shaping their future, and a host of other high-level activities to help you establish global partnerships and new connections with game changers in your industry.

Be a part of GVw 2020

We're currently seeking expression of interest from Victorian and international high-level business women who are keen to connect, grow and establish new global partnerships with other female leaders.

To find out more details and to register an expression of interest, contact Daniela Masci by sending her an email

1Source: Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities index 2019

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