Summit partners

Platinum Partner

Greater Geelong is not only known for stunning natural landscapes, an enviable lifestyle and vibrant community, but for our flourishing economy and competitive employment options.

Manufacturing is in our DNA, having transitioned from a traditional manufacturing base into a UNESCO Creative City of Design, recognised for advanced manufacturing and materials, engineering and clean economy.

As our largest exporting sector and the third largest contributor to Gross Regional Product, manufacturing’s value to our local economy is predicted to increase over the next decade.

That’s why we are thrilled to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2024 GMC Technology and Innovation Summit.

The City of Greater Geelong is driven to spark collaboration and innovation, attract investment and maximise the region’s size, scale and economic base.

Geelong is home to a highly skilled workforce with critical knowledge, strong innovation networks and collaboration among commercial companies, Deakin University and industry.

Comprehensive transport infrastructure and logistics capabilities via freeway and rail freight, Geelong Port and Avalon Airport strategically position us for national and international markets.

While Hanwha’s Avalon production facility will anchor a new defence manufacturing cluster in Geelong, joining other advanced and high-tech manufacturing already in the region.

Mayor Trent Sullivan said the 2024 GMC Technology and Innovation Summit would highlight the vast opportunities available in manufacturing.

“This is a fantastic chance for entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and executives to see what Geelong has to offer, have insightful discussions and celebrate our successes,” Mayor Sullivan said.

“The summit perfectly aligns with our region’s goals to be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city that is forward looking, enterprising and adaptive.”

Gold Partner

Viva Energy is a leading convenience retailer, commercial services and energy infrastructure business, with a history spanning more than 120 years in Australia. The Group operates a convenience and fuel network of almost 900 stores across Australia, and exclusively supplies fuels and lubricants to a total network of approximately 1,500 service stations. Viva Energy owns and operates the strategically located Geelong Refinery, which has been an important part of Geelong’s manufacturing industry for 70 years, playing a vital role in Australia’s fuel security.

Supporting Partner

Strategic Partners