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AIIA's Ron Gauci with Victorian Government's  Martin Pakula, company director Laura Anderson and AIIA chairman & Optus managing director John Paitaridis AIIA's Ron Gauci with Victorian Government's Martin Pakula, company director Laura Anderson and AIIA chairman & Optus managing director John Paitaridis

The Australian Information Industry Association will house its national headquarters in Melbourne, with the Victorian Government hailing the move as boosting opportunities for Victorian businesses to work together and grow the performance of numerous local industries.

The AIIA will continue to have a strong national presence, with local offices in Sydney and Canberra and state council activities in all states.

The government said it was a strong supporter of Victoria’s tech sector, which already employs more than 117,000 people, and it would continue to invest in the sector to ensure Victoria grows as a technology hub of the Asia Pacific.

Announcing the AIIA decision on Tuesday, the Victorian Government also announced that it would host the AIIA National iAwards events as the major sponsor for the next four years, “cementing Victoria’s position as Australia’s tech capital”.

“The decision by the AIIA to choose Melbourne as the location for its new national headquarters is a coup for our tech sector and strengthens our position as Australia’s tech capital,” said Victoria’s Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula.

“We look forward to continuing our work with the AIIA and its members to raise the profile of Australia’s innovators who are helping to create the jobs that will support our future economy.”

“Following the success of the 2018 AIIA National iAwards ceremony in Melbourne, we’re excited to continue our work with the Victorian Government over the next four years,” said AIIA chief executive 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.”

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