The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) in conjunction with iEmpower Youth Inc. Services present: The ECCV 2018 State Conference, Workplace rEvolution: Blueprints for a DiverseTomorrow.

  •  The aim of the 2018 Conference is to explore the impact of differing mindsets about diversity and inclusion across the three sectors; Government, Not-for-Profit and Business & Social Enterprise. 
  • We also aim to create ongoing partnerships across the sectors at and beyond the Conference.”
  • The ECCV State Conference will lead public discussion addressing the issues of unemployment and underemployment of all Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Conference sessions will have a strong focus on future income earning opportunities to benefit employers, diverse jobseekers, business leaders and future entrepreneurs.
  • Economic and industry environments are embracing a culture of inclusion and respect for diversity. 
  • It is essential all sectors, industries and groups come together at the 2018 state conference to share stories, 
  • ideas and thoughts about how policy can be shaped to improve workplace opportunities and experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse Victorians.

Meet the Organising Committee

  • Cr. Kris Pavlidis – Chairperson, ECCV
  • Dr Irene Bouzo – Executive Officer, ECCV
  • Abeselom Nega - Conference Partner, CEO iEmpower Youth Inc. Services
  • Richard Ryan - Conference Partner,Operations Manager, iEmpower Youth Inc. Services
  • Dr Sundram Sivamalai – Deputy Chairperson ECCV
  • Marion Lau OAM JP – Secretary, ECCV
  • Eddie Micalef - Board Director  ECCV, Immediate Past Chair
  • Francis Prince - Board Director, ECCV
  • Parsu Sharma - Luital, Board Director, ECCV
  • Peter Mousaferiadis – Deputy Chairperson, ECCV
  • Robert Gruhn - Policy Officer (Health, EET) ECCV
  • James Houghton, Policy Officer, ECCV
  • Toula Elefsiniotis - Conference Project Officer ECCV


Key Messages

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace bring innovation. The Conference will examine and demonstrate how diversity and inclusion can meet the three major challenges of the future automation, globalisation and collaborative flexible economy that values relationships supported by digitalisation.


What to expect

Over 500 delegates and 80 speakers are expected over two days,  including representatives from our 8 regional and rural Ethnic Communities Councils, metro Melbourne, interstate and overseas.

The Conference will bring together leading decision makers, academics and employment services to explore the future of employment in multicultural Victoria. Panel discussions, presentations and plenary sessions will identify ways of enhancing knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  A strong focus on future income earning opportunities will benefit employers, diverse jobseekers, business leaders and future entrepreneurs.



Conference & Gala Dinner Venue:

ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne VIC

DELEGATE CAR PARKING can be found at CBD car park located at 58, Franklin St,
Accommodation Special: Delegates wishing to book accommodation can receive 15% off the best available rate at the time of booking with the AccorHotels Business Offer.

When making your Ibis Accommodation Reservation, quote the following:
Company code: AS113897
Access code: ET534AU42


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