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Digital AI Summit | Thought Piece

September 19, 2019 | Technology

The recent Digital AI Summit in Melbourne was an exemplar event bringing together business and civic leaders, technology experts, startups, academics and citizens in facilitating debate of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is directly affecting and impacting processes and models across industries, sectors, and geographic borders.

FFG | New Program

September 19, 2019 | Community

Shaping Future Focus group for the future We have made some changes to how we will run the Future Focus Group (FFG). The Program will now run over an intensive 15 months, instead of its traditional 21 months. FFG is a unique opportunity for selected emerging leaders in Melbourne to better understand, connect within and contribute to Melbourne while building their leadership capabilities.

Tourism Submission

September 19, 2019 | Community

Committee for Melbourne submission to the Regional Victoria Tourism review The Visitor Economy is Greater Melbourne’s fourth-largest economic driver and has helped shape Melbourne’s brand reputation as a dynamic destination to visit, live, work and invest. As the country’s second-largest services export after education, tourism contributes 3.2% to Australian GDP and 4.9% to employment, with strong growth projections.

Submission to the Victorian Government’s Build to Rent (BTR) Working Group

September 19, 2019 | Discussion

A Submission to the Victorian Government’s Build to Rent (BTR) Working Group was made on 21 August. Martine Letts and Jane Hodder (Board Member and Housing Mix Taskforce Chair, Committee for Melbourne) attended the third session of the Victorian Government’s Build to Rent (BTR) Working Group to consider the draft report to the Treasurer and Planning Minister on BTR policy for Victoria.

Blockchain | Beyond the Hype

September 19, 2019 | Technology

On Thursday 5 of September at ShineWing, the Committee for Melbourne partnered with Asialink Business to hear industry experts address key regional trends impacting blockchain in Asia. Asia’s blockchain industry has seen a surge in investment and rapid development in recent years but investing wisely presents unique challenges that companies must individually assess in terms of their specific context and market position.

Ideating Agile Workplaces

September 19, 2019 | Discussion

Agile workplaces are about fostering a flexible and productive environment and this was showcased at a recent CfM forum held at Grant Thornton in their stunning new offices that exemplify Agile best practice Leading experts from a Committee for Melbourne member organisation HASSELL, Dr. Agustin Chevez and Mark Bray presented their findings.

Creating a vibrant cultural economy for Melbourne and Victoria

September 19, 2019 | Discussion

The Committee’s Arts and Culture Taskforce aspires to create an integrated vision for Melbourne as a vibrant, global destination for arts, culture, and design. The Committee was therefore delighted to draw on the contribution of our Taskforce for the Committee’s submission to the Victorian Government’s Creative Industries Strategy 2020-2024. In the submission, the Committee provided practical suggestions on the specific themes listed in the strategy and some ideas for how the sector might be better led and governed.

Ten new Ambassadors inducted at Club Melbourne 14th Anniversary Dinner | MCEC

September 5, 2019 | Events

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) prestigious Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated its 14th anniversary and another outstanding year at its annual dinner on Monday 26 August. The evening saw the induction of ten new Ambassadors and the awarding of its annual Fellowship by the Program’s Patron in Chief, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.