26 Feb Japan Mission from Melbourne: Osaka links
The City of Melbourne is to lead a 20 strong business and civic mission to Japan 20-24th March 2018. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Melbourne-Osaka sister city relationship. Councillor Kevin Louey will lead the mission and has indicated that it will focus on strengthening connections in the health and life sciences sector between researchers, business and institutions, and kick-starting collaboration in the start-up and innovation sector between Osaka and Melbourne. A key part of the mission will be the Melbourne Osaka Health Innovation Exchange, an opportunity for health professionals and entrepreneurs to collaborate with their counterparts in Osaka in the areas of hospital community and task management, melanoma diagnostics, video laryngoscopy and music therapy. The Cities of Melbourne and Osaka will also jointly host a Women in Business Roundtable, which will explore initiatives that seek to empower women in the work place and affect societal change.
For more information contact Jane Sharwood Manager, International and Civic Service, City of Melbourne.