Female business leaders and game changers from Victoria and around the world will join forces in Melbourne this March for inaugural all-women international business summit, GVw 2020.

“This summit will bring together inspirational business leaders from around the world and it will have tremendous benefits for participants and their organisations.” Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula

Hosted by the Victorian Government’s trade agency, Global Victoria, GVw 2020 will showcase Victoria’s world-leading capabilities in sectors such as technology, infrastructure, transport, defence, health and sport, while championing the women who are shaping the future of these industries.

GVw will feature a four-day program of tailored events, providing Victorian women in business opportunities to connect, share their expertise, and exchange ideas with their international counterparts.

The summit will be a platform to demonstrate to international delegates why Victoria is one of the world’s most open and progressive societies for women.

GVw - the highlights

Highlights of the summit include the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Symposium on increasing female participation in sport and active recreation, headlined by tennis legend Billie Jean King and business executive Indra Nooyi.

Australia’s unique tapestry of Indigenous skill and beauty will be in the spotlight at the 2020 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Global Indigenous Runway event. GVw delegates will join with another inbound delegation hosted by Global Victoria comprising buyers and influencers from China, Japan, South Korea, Chile, Colombia, Singapore, Malaysia and India to experience this special runway event featuring over 50 Indigenous young designers with more than 50 per cent coming from Victoria.

A tour of Melbourne’s world-class sporting precinct will showcase why our State is Australia’s home of sport, and what our leaders are working on in tourism excellence, sustainability practices and integration of universal design and accessibility principles.

GVw will take delegates underground on a tour of Victoria’s biggest investment in public transport, the Metro Tunnel Project to learn about the challenges of building in an urban environment whilst enhancing the liveability of our city.

Delegates will visit one of Australia's most significant pieces of scientific infrastructure, the Australian Synchrotron to meet Victoria’s key decision makers within the globally-recognised Monash Technology Precinct (MTP).

Culminating at the ICC T20 Women’s Cricket Final at the MCG on International Women’s Day, GVw delegates will help to make history joining tens of thousands of others in a bid to break the world record for most spectators at an international female sporting competition.

Be a part of GVw 2020!

Global Victoria is currently reaching out to Victorian female business leaders seeking to develop global partnerships and be part of GVw 2020. Register an Expression of Interest and explore the highlights of the program.