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This article was published on November 26, 2012

Twitter expected to open Australian office as executives fly into the country

Twitter expected to open Australian office as executives fly into the country Image by: Getty Images
Andrii Degeler
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Andrii Degeler

Andrii Degeler is the community growth manager at Rockstart and a technology journalist with a particular interest in companies based in Cen Andrii Degeler is the community growth manager at Rockstart and a technology journalist with a particular interest in companies based in Central and Eastern Europe. He also runs a CEE-focused weekly tech newsletter, ProCEEd.

To test the waters in Australia, Twitter executives are traveling there to meet the country’s media organizations, sporting bodies, and top users of the social network, StartupSmart reported. This comes amid suggestions that the company will open an office in the country soon.

Popular Australian Twitter users have been invited to a “secret” event in Melbourne on Tuesday featuring Mike Brown, the head of international development at Twitter, who together with other team members will be “sharing valuable Twitter insights and case studies.”

Brown is also expected to attend other meetings in Melbourne and Sydney.

The increase in Twitter’s attention to Australia, which accounts for 1.4 million tweets per day, may assumingly mean that the company could launch an office there soon to foster collaboration with local media and celebrities. Recently, Twitter opened up an office in South Korea with similar functions.

The “secret” event, which costs $59 to attend, will be hosted by Sean Callanan of social media consultancy Sports Geek and Francis Leach of the ABC. Apart from Brown, the participants list from the Twitter side includes the head of Sports and Entertainment team Omid Ashtari and his colleague Jenna Mannos, both appearing via video link up.

Image credit:  Scott Barbour / Getty Images.