Eyes to the future as Victoria Summit Vision Day line-up revealed

The Victoria Summit 2021 today revealed the keynote speakers for the first summit day, the ‘Vision Day’, on 28 May 2021: Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP, State Treasurer Tim Pallas MP and global futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson.

The Victoria Summit 2021 is the leading opportunity for business, governments, unions and educational institutions to help shape a vision for Victoria and a path for our economic recovery and long-term prosperity. The Vision Day is the first of two Victoria Summit 2021 public forums and follows meetings of the Reference Group of industry leaders and working groups.  

The Reference Group has determined the three themes of the Summit: Business and Economy, Future of Work and Community, Health and Wellbeing. The working group co-chairs are: 

  • Business and Economy: Aurecon Chief Executive Louise Adams and Australian Industry Group Victorian Head Tim Piper 
  • Community, Health and Wellbeing: Victorian Council of Social Services CEO Emma King and Aware Super Chief of Staff Debra Mika 
  • Future of Work: Swinburne University of Technology Vice Chancellor and President Professor Pascale Quester and Victorian Trades Hall Council Secretary Luke Hilakari. 

AndersSörman-Nilsson, a global futurist and innovation strategist, will help set the scene prior to breakout sessions, which all attendees will participate in, and inspire participants to think big with an eye on global trends to make Victoria the best place to live, learn, work and operate a business. 

The Victoria Summit 2021 will operate from March to November, highlighted by the Vision Day and Pathways Day (6 August), culminating in a finalplaybook to be launched in December 2021.The events will beheld in-person (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)and will be open to the public, offering both in-person and virtual engagement options. Places will be limited due to capacityconstraints. 

Powered by the Victorian Chamber, participants will take part in ongoing in-person and online engagement throughout the year,viawebsite discussion boards, surveys and email forms.  

To be attributed to Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Paul Guerra:  

“The calibre of speakers we have secured for the Victoria Summit 2021 Vision Day speaks volumes about the credibility of this future-shaping event and the appetite of all levels of government to join our thought and industry leaders to guide the future of Victoria, post-COVID-19. 

“The Vision Day at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will contribute to empowering all Victorians to deliver an important reform and economic development agenda, that will ensure Victoria is the most prosperous, capable and livable state in Australia.  

“The first of a two-part public forum, ourVictoriaSummit2021 VisionDay is an opportunity to look forward and decide what Victoria should look like in the future and how we get there.” 

To be attributed to global futurist AndersSörman-Nilsson: 

“Pandemics have had a history of unleashing humanism, creativity, entrepreneurship leading to social change and mobility. In a world where technology has become our lifeline, humans have not forgotten that we are – at our core – social beings.  

“As we have learned to utilise exponential technologies to connect to the world globally, these same technologies will favour talent clusters that act boldly, creatively and sustainably.  

“One of those regions that is co-creating a second Renaissance of human creativity and flourishing is Victoria and I am excited to be the futurist-in-residence at the Victoria Summit 2021 as the region designs its future vision.” 

For further information including event ticket sales and program schedule sales, please visit the dedicated Victoria Summit 2021 website: victoriasummit.com.au 

For more information about AndersSörman-Nilsson, please see his website: anderssorman-nilsson.com. Please contact Mr AndersSörman-Nilsson directly for interview requests. 

Media contacts: Chanelle Pearson, 0423 883 945 & Ellana Katos, 0400 976 889
Email: media@victorianchamber.com.au 


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