Victoria Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips
Technology Focus For International Conference
Victor P Taffa
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips told today’s opening of the 2011 Melbourne International Venture Capital Conference (MIVCC) that technology sectors were a high priority for the Baillieu Government.
The conference is hosting hundreds of Australian and international delegates, and key presentations include exploring opportunities in the biotechnology, clean technology, small technology, and information and communication technology sectors.
“The Baillieu Government wants technology, science and innovation sectors to go from strength to strength and the MIVCC is a great platform to discuss further opportunities in Victoria and abroad.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
“Victoria is Australia’s capital for technology, science and innovation sectors and is the perfect place for investors to connect with some of the brightest brains in the country.”
“Venture capitalists in our state are doing a fantastic job supporting local innovation and getting these products to market.”
“By investing in home-grown SMEs they are supporting the Victorian economy and encouraging up-and-coming technology jobs.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
Since 2000, Victorian venture capital firms have managed almost $1 Billion worth of funds more than any other state in Australia.
“The Baillieu Government is well aware Victorian businesses are key investments for international and national investors and this conference provides a solid opportunity to connect local talent from across the technology sectors with potential partners.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
The MIVCC is held at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne and includes keynote presentations, panel sessions and networking opportunities.