SXSW Interactive: USA March 2019

Register your interest

Applications have now closed for this trade mission. Register with us and keep up to date for any future trade missions, or propose your own.

The Victorian Government, through Trade Victoria in partnership with the Office of Prevention and Women's Equality, is delighted to host the first all-women trade mission to China.

Minister for Women, the Hon. Natalie Hutchins MP will lead a delegation of up to 20 Victorian women to participate in a business program including site visits, networking events and business meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The mission will showcase Victoria's world-class industry capabilities, and highlight and promote the leadership of Victorian women in business.

Providing key opportunities to establish and build upon international connections, this trade mission will equip the delegates with the knowledge and skills necessary to tap into the Chinese market.

Trade mission details

What types of businesses should attend?
Export-ready businesses with a focus on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation seeking to conduct business with the China market are encouraged to apply.

Why should you attend?
Victorian Women in International Business initiative is committed to harnessing the expertise of women business leaders to help them become globally connected.

Taking part in this trade mission will develop your cultural understanding of China by in-market immersion, while investment and trade introductions will help lay the foundation for potential transaction.

What's included?
The program includes:

  • site visits to Chinese businesses to explore opportunities
  • a networking reception with key stakeholders
  • introductions to the Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) Offices in China and the range of trade and investment services available
  • opportunities to build connections with high-level like-minded business leaders.

Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions

Find out the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions.

Key dates

Applications open: 27 February 2018 
Applications close: 13 March 2018
Pre-mission briefing: TBA


For further details about the trade mission, contact Daniela Masci on (03) 9651 9074 or send her an email


Key details

Mission dates: 8 to 15 March 2019
Location: Austin, Texas USA
: currently open
Applications close: 17 January 2019

Places for this trade mission are limited to 10 startups. A panel will evaluate the applications and make the final selection.

Please note that applications have now closed for this trade mission.

Applications have now closed

Want to know more?

For further enquiries about the mission, please send an email to Amelia King, or Brian Carnahan.

Not a startup but planning to attend SXSW 2019?

If you’re not a startup or a technology business but plan to attend SXSW 2019, register your interest by emailing with SXSW EOI in the subject line.

We’ll make sure you’re invited to the Victorian Showcase, key networking events and broader program activities at Australia House.

  • Please make sure you include your name, the name of your business, business website and email address in the body of the email.

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