The Victorian Government has announced that Melbourne will host the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector.
The AIIA said the establishment of its headquarters in Melbourne would boost opportunities for Victorian businesses to work together and advance the performance of local industries. The AIIA noted it will continue to have a strong national presence with local offices in Sydney and Canberra and state council activities in all states.
The Labor Government also announced that it will host the AIIA National iAwards events as the major sponsor for the next four years, cementing Victoria’s position as Australia’s tech capital.
AIIA CEO Ron Gauci
“Melbourne is a great base for our national headquarters as we look to further enhance the reputation of Australia’s leading awards program for the technology industry and pursue our strategic imperatives of innovation, skills and digitisation of the economy,” said AIIA CEO Ron Gauci.
The National iAwards is the leading awards program for the technology industry, recognising and rewarding entries from startups, government, corporates and students from across the nation.
The AIIA National iAwards is the centrepiece of Victoria’s annual Digital Innovation Festival, celebrating the tech talent and ideas that help give Victoria our competitive edge.
Moving into its 26th year, the AIIA iAwards recognise Australia’s leading digital technology innovators. Nominations for the 2019 awards are already open, with early bird applications closing on 4 February.