Advantage Wollongong Update - Spring.
The Advantage Wollongong team have been busy promoting Wollongong through a number of exciting new events over the past few months.
The i3net showcase (7-8 September) provided an opportunity for the region to promote its strong manufacturing and engineering base with key delegates visiting from ANSTO, Navantia Australia, Remondis, Vopac Terminals, KEPCO Australia, Worley Parsons, Snowy Hydro Ltd, Sydney Trains and DMTC. A combination of presentations, demonstrations and networking events saw the promotion of our local manufacturing strength Australia-wide.
Advantage Wollongong exhibited at Land Forces 2016 in Adelaide (7 September), Australia's premier land defence exhibition. Land Forces 2016 was an opportunity to showcase the regions capabilities in front of key industry, defence and government decision makers from Australia, Asia, the Pacific and around the world.
October saw the first Advantage Wollongong and University of Wollongong Alumni event held in Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Circular Quay. Sydney-based Alumni from UOW's Commerce, IT, Law and Engineering faculties were given the opportunity to connect with guest speaker and UOW Alumni Ricardo Goncalves from SBS entertaining the crowd.
For our final event of the year, Advantage Wollongong hosted the 'Invest in the Wollongong Advantage' lunch in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebrations of UOW's Innovation Campus. Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, Gareth Ward MP and Wollongong Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM officially launched the updated Wollongong Investor Prospectus which celebrates the recent transformation of Wollongong. The Investor Prospectus is now available to view or download.