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Trade Missions


Since 1989, the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has been facilitating annual trade delegations to and from Israel to help encourage trade, and foster closer business relationships between Australia and Israel. 

Commercial outcomes derived from these missions extend beyond the bilateral trade statistics as they include joint ventures, technology transfer agreements, academic exchanges, partnership arrangements in third markets, cooperation agreements between Australian and Israeli business associations and an increase in trade. 

Each of these missions is themed around relevant Australian industry policy, and the objective is to deliver not only commercial benefits to the companies, but also make a contribution to the Australian economy. 

Encouraging diverse representation from political leaders, public sector decision makers, academia, and broad private sector interests assists such outcomes. 

AICC Missions play an important role in raising the awareness of the opportunities that exist between the two countries. The increase in the frequency, seniority and size of these delegations in recent years is testament to the growing recognition by Australian business of the importance of such missions.

Upcoming Trade Missions

Friday 25 November – Thursday 1st December 2016

Food & Agribusiness Trade Mission led by Peter Schutz, Chairman of Food Innovation Australia Limited

End Feb/Beg March 2017 – TBC

Fintech/Cyber Security Trade Mission led by The Hon. Warwick Smith, AM, Chairman, NSW Financial Services Knowledge Hub and Chairman of ANZ Bank, New South Wales

April 2017

High Net Worth Trade Mission led by Mervyn Basserabie

Friday 2 June – Thursday 8 June 2017

Women Leaders Trade Mission led by Diane Smith-Gander & The Hon. Helen Coonan

Sunday 29 October – Saturday 4th November

Education/ Philanthropy/ Cyber Security In conjunction with the commemoration of the 100 year Anniversary of the Anzac Light Horseman Battle in Beersheva  Mission led by David Gonski AC



For more information on thge AICC's Trade Missions please contact Cara Katz, Trade Coordinator on (02) 8047 8584 or

Food & Agribusiness Mission

Our next Trade Mission to Israel is a Food & Agribusiness Mission led by Peter Schutz, Chairman - Food Innovation Australia Limited.  

Dates : Thursday 25th November 2016 to Friday 1st December 2016

The mission is designed for Food & Agribusiness leaders to engage, collaborate and to learn from Israel’s success as a world leader in Food and Agribusiness innovation and commercialisation.

The objective of this mission will be to expand collaborative “Farm to Fork” Agribusiness links, to understand Israel’s cluster methodologies & Government support policies as well as to appreciate how the strategic integration of University and Researcher inputs along the value chain is successfully achieved.

Why you should participate?

  • Gain insight into Israel's unique entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem
  • Understand how Israel fosters and promotes innovation
  • Explore investment and business opportunities
  • Gain access to key Israeli influencers and enable a sharing of innovative business ideas and opportunities
  • Network with fellow Australian executives, forming long-lasting valuable relationships
  • Enjoy geo-political briefings, cultural experiences, networking events and visits to some of Israel’s most iconic tourist destinations, including the Old City of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada

Who should attend?

  • Owners, Directors and Senior Executives from the Food & Agri value chain (Farmers, Manufacturers, Logistics, Retail)
  • Senior Executives from R&D and Industry Organisations (RDCs, CSIRO, CRCs, NFF, Grain Growers)
  • Vice Chancellors, VC Research and VC Technology Transfer
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Senior State & Federal bureaucrats in Agriculture, Industry, Innovation & Trade

For more information, please contact Cara Katz, Trade Coordinator – or call 9326 1700.