The State of Victoria, Australia celebrated six key sporting activities occurring in India and Melbourne over the next six months which are aligned with Victoria’s India Strategy to strengthen trade, investment and people to people linkagses.
The Victorian Government hosted a reception for the Indian sports fraternity and celebrated India and Victoria’s shared passion for sport while profiling Victoria’s world-renowned sports ecosystem and India’s growing sports proficiency.
Guest of honour, HE Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria on her second visit to India within one year, recognised a number of sporting initiatives including:
Victorian companies such as technology unicorn, Catapult Sports and sporting goods producer Kookaburra are active in India’s growing professional sports industry. In October, a Victorian sports business mission will visit Mumbai and Delhi to attend the Sports Analytics Conference in Mumbai and meet with industry leaders and organisations. India is a market of significant interest for Victorian sports companies who have expertise in infrastructure, events, community participation and sports analytics. It is estimated that 65% of Australia’s sports technology companies are based in Victoria.
Quotes attributable to The Governor of Victoria
“Victoria aims to strengthen and celebrate our connections with India through sport engagement. This forms a part of Victoria’s India Strategy which was launched here in Delhi by our Premier. The initiatives I have announced include grassroots participation and diversity of participation, corporate collaborations and a celebration of our shared sporting history. We look forward to growing our dynamic relationship between India and Victoria through sport.”
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