Business executives from across Victoria gathered together on 26 June 2019 to exchange ideas and foster opportunities for collaboration at the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) Chambers of Commerce luncheon.
Generously sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the event featured Chief Economist at CommSec, Craig James, as the guest speaker who provided attendees with an economic update focusing on opportunities for Victorian businesses over the next 12 months.
Guests included Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Richard Wynne MP, General Manager of Multicultural Community Banking, Huss Mustafa, members of the Consular Corp, representatives from the various Chamber groups and VMC Commissioners.
The VMC Chambers of Commerce group works together to address employment issues and better support economic opportunities for diverse communities.
Deputy Chairperson of the VMC and Chair of the VMC Chambers of Commerce group, Ross Alatsas, said the occasion was a fantastic opportunity to nurture the state’s rich diversity in a business context and to strengthen engagement and new business opportunities for diverse communities.
“We have created a special network to support economic participation and growth for multicultural communities in Victoria through the brokering of business and employment opportunities.”
“Multicultural businesses bring with them new people, valuable skills, experiences, heritage and culture – which in turn will continue to translate into new ideas and innovations for Victoria,” said Mr Alatsas.
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Reviewed 23 July 2019