Working towards the future needs of the Greater South East

The 2023 South East Business Conference (SEBC) is bringing together eight Local Government Areas that form the Greater South East Region (GSEM) through local chambers of commerce and business groups. This event will gather 250 businesses to address the future needs of the region.

 

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About the South East

The South East Region currently produces $90 billion in gross regional product and with over 128,000 businesses generating 628,000 local jobs. Our region includes; Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Dandenong, Knox, Kingston, Cardinia and Casey. We have a growing population of 1.3million and are one of the fastest growing regional corridors in Victoria. The South East is Victoria’s No1 tourist destination with more visitors heading to the Mornington Peninsula than anywhere else.

“Dandenong hosts almost 1,400 manufacturing businesses and more than 21,000 workers. They transform a range of advanced materials into new products, creating high value components for the next generation of space, aerospace, defence, mobility and medical technologies” (State Government media release 17/8/22).

The South Eastern Port of Hastings has over 200 years of trading and is poised for significant growth with a naturally deep port. The Victorian Government released the Offshore Wind Statement in March 2023, confirming the Port of Hastings as the most suitable port to support offshore wind construction.’There is no other port in Australia that is currently suitable to support offshore wind construction’.

The South East is on the move. Themed Towards 2050, SEBC aims to connect and advocate the South East as Australia’s future business hub. SEBC delegates represent a broad cross section of medium to large regional enterprises.

Uniting forces will; stimulate stronger economic growth, promote cross-sector connectivity, drive innovation and boost employment opportunities through a vibrant and healthy ecosystem.