The Victorian Chamber will assemble thought leaders from around the state to define a bold new vision for Victoria.
The Victoria Summit 2021 is a unique opportunity for thought leaders from industry, unions, governments, the community and educational institutions to work together to create a shared, bold, compelling and aspirational vision for Victoria and a path for our state’s economic recovery and long-term prosperity.
COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted businesses, work and our lives. There is now an opportunity to look forward and decide what Victoria should look like in the future and how we get there. It is not often that an opportunity to significantly change the trajectory of a state presents itself. Victoria must ensure it makes the most of it.
The Victoria Summit 2021, led by the Victorian Chamber, will focus on exploring three fundamental questions:
What is the vision for Victoria in 10, 20, and 30 years, richly described, and aspirational but achievable?
What are the pathways to securing this vision?
What actions are needed to ensure Victoria is on the path to developing and realising the vision?
The Victoria Summit Reference Group will provide overarching strategic advice on Victoria Summit scope, planning, implementation, engagement and activity. Invitation-only Working Groups are designed to develop and refine the Victoria Summit’s vision, pathways and actions using data and insights from Summit Days and online public engagement.
Summit participants, through ongoing in-person and online engagement including website discussion boards, surveys and email forms, will have the opportunity to shape the vision, pathways and actions in line with their values.
The Victoria Summit will operate from March to November highlighted by two thought-provoking Victoria Summit Days – a Vision Day, followed by a Pathways Day. Summit Days will be held as in-person events (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) open to the public. However, places will be limited due to capacity constraints.
Vision, pathways and actions will be developed within specific thematic groups (e.g. business and the economy and the future of work) and culminate in a final playbook launched in December.
There is an opportunity off the back of the 2020-21 State Budget to provide a rapid and strategic opportunity to help Victoria reset and regrow in the devastating wake of coronavirus.
The Victorian Chamber will continue to update this page as plans progress in late 2020 and early 2021.