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Victorian Connection Event Links Alumni and Businesses in Myanmar

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YANGON, Myanmar, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — More than 25 alumni from various institutions of higher learning in Victoria, Australia, together with business owners from Myanmar and Melbourne, attended the Victorian Connection event recently to network and stay connected.

Organised by the Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO), the Victorian Connection program in Myanmar aims to foster new trade and business ties between the State of Victoria and Myanmar.

“I am pleased to have met alumni members from various academic institutions in Victoria here in Myanmar. Melbourne continues to be the preferred destination for higher education for the people of Myanmar. Having lived and received high-quality education in Victoria, these alumni play a critical role in strengthening Victoria’s relationship with Myanmar,” said Celia Yeo, Acting Executive Director of Victoria State Government of Australia.

Yeo reiterated that, “There is tremendous potential for bilateral trade and investment between Myanmar and Victoria because of the links established through the alumni’s experience in Victoria — and we want to tap into these opportunities.”

Currently, there are 250 students from Myanmar who are pursuing their tertiary studies at Victoria’s world class universities, Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutes.

Mr Philip Htoo Htoo Aung Lin, Deakin University alumnus, spoke fondly of his experience in Melbourne, “I felt totally at home and I was touched by the warm Victorian hospitality during my stay in Melbourne. Melbourne has given me an opportunity to widen my view of the world and of course a good solid education.” Mr Htoo is currently the Sales Director for a distributor of TATA vehicles.

VIP guests at this Victorian Connection event included the Australian Ambassador Designate His Excellency Nicholas Coppel, Mr Ross Bray, Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade and Professor Helen Bartlett Provex President Monash University Malaysia.

About Victorian Connection — Myanmar Chapter

The Victorian Connection is a networking group that connects professional Victorian expatriates, repatriates, alumni and those interested in doing business with Victoria, Australian’s who live outside of Australia, as well as Victorians in Australia who are interested in export or trade.

For more information or register for the Myanmar chapter of the Victorian Connection, please contact Ms YiLin Koo of the Victorian Government Business Office at Tel: 03-20551508 or

About the Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO)

Established in 2009, the Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) is operated by the State Government of Victoria to help promote Victorian trade and investment in the South East Asia region. Through a variety of programmes and business initiatives, the VGBO assists Victorian exporters and provides assistance to South East Asian regional companies and organisations to source products and services, business introductions and investment opportunities with Victoria. For information, please visit
Source: Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO)

Written by asiafreshnews

March 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm

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