Did you know Melbourne has had a sister city partnership with Jiangsu for over 20 years?
“.. Jiangsu province is China’s manufacturing powerhouse and accounts for more than 10% of China’s entire GDP. The province is only the size of Tasmania, but has a population over 75 million and its economy is the size of Indonesia’s (the world’s 16th strongest national economy). Jiangsu also boasts the most educated and skilled workforce in China. Jiangsu has been the sister state of Victoria for more than 20 years.. “
We spent an hour doing pre-departure interviews for the (ready for it) VECCI VJBP which translates as the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) Victorian Jiangsu Business Placement program (VJBP).
“.. The VJBP program is delivered by VECCI and the Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce (JFIC) – one of the largest chambers of commerce in China with 129,000 members.. ” program info FYI via http://www.vecci.org.au/vjbp
Pictured are Patricia Griffiths, General Manager of VECCI Global and Eddie Zhao, Manager of the VJBP