Executive Roundtable | Geelong and the Asia Opportunity
For Victoria's economy to grow and take advantage of emerging opportunities in an increasingly competitive, dynamic and changing Indo-Pacific region, understanding and engaging with Asia is crucial. Victoria’s export-led recovery with Asian markets will rely greatly on regional Victoria’s success, and therefore all Victorian businesses must have access to key insights on, and greater connections with, Asia.
- Geelong has significant connections with Asia across many sectors but its potential does not have the recognition from Asia it deserves
- Opportunity for Greater Geelong to better leverage its Gateway City attributes; existing and developing port, rail, air, and manufacturing infrastructure
- Great opportunities exist in the energy sector, advanced manufacturing, tourism, education, and research and development (R&D)
- Visits by Asian ambassadors and consuls general to Geelong, as evidenced by the roundtable participation from the Consul General to the Republic of Korea (Victoria), will support raising Geelong’s profile internationally