In-Market Insights

In-Market Insights is a series of videos presented by Global Victoria's team members from across its international network of 22 Victorian Government Trade and Investment offices (VGTIs). The series sheds light on the current state of play in Victoria's key global markets and sectors.

Latin America July 2020

Natalia Gorrono, Global Victoria’s Senior Trade and Investment Director from the Santiago Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in Chile shares insights on the emerging opportunities for Victorian businesses in Latin America.

VIDEO: Global Victoria's In-market Insights - Latin America July 2020

Autumn 2020 Update

Female leaders from Latin America converge on Melbourne

Early in March, Global Victoria hosted three female leaders from Latin America to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) and promote collaboration between the 60 international delegates that visited overall and Victorian stakeholders.

Claudia Bobadilla, Executive President of the Industrial Telecommunication Association in Chile and CSIRO Board Member and Juanita Rodriguez, Vice-Chancellor of Innovation at EAN University in Bogotá participated in Global Victoria's all-women business summit , GVw 2020 from 5 to 8 March 2020. GVw 2020 showcased Victoria’s world-class capabilities in STEM, transport/infrastructure, sport, medical technology and pharmaceuticals.

Claudia learnt about the work of Monash University, CSIRO and the Australian Synchrotron in driving world-leading research, and partnership opportunities. Juanita visited the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project at Parkville and experienced first-hand the innovative and sustainable Arup engineering office in the Docklands as part of the infrastructure program.

Photo: GVw 2020 delegates on a site tour of Melbourne's Metro Tunnel - part of Victoria's $70 billion Big Build Infrastructure Project

Both had the opportunity to connect with influential female leaders – from women driving key medical research projects to women leading major road projects in Victoria – as part of the state’s $70 billion infrastructure program.

Claudia Bobadilla also featured as the keynote speaker at the ALABC boardroom luncheon held on 6 March 2020 at Global Victoria’s International Chamber House which included participation by Australia’s Ambassador to Colombia and Venezuela HE Sophie Davies. Claudia shared her insights on drivers behind the recent social unrest in Chile following 40 days of being completely immersed amongst the most affected communities. A key lesson Claudia took away was the importance of companies incorporating social values in their business plans and strategies to ensure dignity for all.

Following GVw was the annual Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).

Dr Maria Carrasco, a leading fashion commentator in Chile and practising Psychiatrist travelled to Melbourne to attend a full program of activities during VAMFF including;

  • exclusive runways shows
  • meet and greets with leading Melbourne designers
  • visits to the RMIT Design Studio and fashion school LCI
  • attending the latest exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Photo: Maria Carrasco (pictured on the right) with Global Victoria's CEO, Gönül Serbest at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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