The Committee for Geelong today announces its International
Speaker Series: Winning from Second initiative with the
Commonwealth Bank as the Lead Research Partner. The International
Speaker Series (ISS) aims to work proactively on Geelong's global
The ISS stems from the collaboration between the Commonwealth
Bank and the Committee for Geelong in 2016 on the International
Second City Research Study Tour. The research culminated in the
Winning from Second report, aimed at providing independent,
evidenced based research to underpin the future vision for
Victoria's second largest city.
The ISS provides an opportunity for the Geelong community to
hear firsthand about global visions of reinvention from highly
experienced international speakers.
This year's ISS further builds on the success of the Committee's
International Speaker Series: USA Chapter. Through this series of
events held last year, the Geelong community gained access to a
range of inspiring American speakers including Maurice Jones,
Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr Glenn
Dubois, Chancellor Virginia Community Colleges, H. Edward Mann,
Presidential Appointee and Dean Amhaus, CEO, The Water Council,
Comments attributable to Rebecca Casson, CEO, Committee for
"During the Committee's international study tour of second
cities we met with city leaders and their communities to better
understand how they developed their city's new identity and
facilitated sustainable growth."
"There are some key learnings that can be applied to Geelong and
we look forward to welcoming our international guests to further
explore these opportunities."
"The Committee is proud to have the Commonwealth Bank as Lead
Partner, and we look forward to collaborating with them on this
speaker series to the benefit of Geelong."
Comments attributable to Joshua Mitchell, Area Manager - South
West Region, Commonwealth Bank Australia
"We are a proud member of the Committee for Geelong. The work
that the Committee is doing on an international scale is incredibly
beneficial to Geelong and our region, and we are pleased to support
them on the International Speaker Series: Winning from Second."