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Trade Missions

Overview

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.

Please click here to view past Mission Leaders.

Should your organisation be interested in sponsoring a Trade Mission, please contact Ori Danieli, Head of Trade at 02 9326 1700 / ori@aicc.org.au 

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Young Entrepreneurs Trade Mission to Israel led by Wyatt Roy MP Member for Longman & Marita Cheng, Entrepreneur, Young Australian of the Year

Entrepreneurs Trade Mission

to Israel

led by

Wyatt Roy, MP Member for Longman

Marita Cheng, Entrepreneur, Young Australian of the Year

Thursday 29th October 2015 to Thursday 5th November 2015

 

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to its upcoming Entrepreneurs Trade Mission to Israel.

Mission AIM:

The objective of the mission is to both explore business and investment opportunities in Israel as well as understanding its unique entrepreneurial culture and innovative eco-system.

Why Israel?

  • Per capita, Israel has the largest number of start-up companies in the world
  • Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds behind the U.S.
  • Israel has more NASDAQ listed companies than any other country, besides the U.S. and China
  • Israel has the world's 3rd highest rate of entrepreneurship -the highest rate among women and among people over 55
  • Israel's scientific research institutions are ranked 3rd in the world

Why you should participate?

  • Gain insight into Israel's unique entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem
  • Understand how Israel foster's 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?

  • Business owners and executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Anyone with a passion and interest in innovation

 

Wyatt Roy SmallWyatt Roy
Wyatt has a strong interest in developing Australia’s start-up eco-system. He has travelled to both the Silicon Valley and Israel to investigate the ingredients of their success.

 

A small, but clearly forward-thinking nation, Israel, especially, has impressed him with the sheer scale of its start-up and innovation landscape. Wyatt is now working determinedly to build firm alliances in technology and research between Israel and Australia.

Wyatt made history on August 21, 2010 when at age 20 he was elected the Federal Member for Longman, 60km north of Brisbane, and the youngest-ever Member of Parliament (State or Commonwealth) in Australia.

 

Since being crowned GQ Magazine’s Politician of the Year in 2010, he has maintained a high media profile.

 

Wyatt was re-elected at the September 7, 2013 poll, bolstering his former marginal hold on Longman with a five per cent swing. The defeat of Labor after six years in office installed Wyatt as part of a new Coalition government in the 44th Australian Parliament.

In November 2013, Wyatt was appointed chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. This key parliamentary body scrutinises proposed or established agreements underpinning Australia’s obligations to other nations in international law.

He is also a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

  

Marita Cheng SmallMarita Cheng
Marita brings energy, enthusiasm and a "gender balance" to the often male dominated area of STEM. She is excited about her first trip to Israel and looking forward to sharing her learnings with an exciting group of Australia Entrepreneurs.

 

Marita Cheng, 2012 Young Australian of the Year, is the Founder and CEO of 2Mar Robotics.  2Mar began by creating robotic arms for people with a disability controlled by iPhone, Android and two different head-gyroscopic interfaces.  2Mar is now working on a consumer-priced telepresence robot with robotic arm.

 

Before 2Mar, Marita was the Founder and Executive Director of Robogals, which aims to get girls interested in engineering and technology careers and tertiary studies.  Now having taught 35,000 girls from 9 countries our robotics workshops across 31 chapters, Robogals is internationally acclaimed.  For Robogals, Marita was named 2012 Young Australian of the Year, catapulting her into the public eye.

 

Since 2012, Marita has completed over 200 speaking engagements including appearing on Q&A on ABC beside two Nobel Laureates and the Chief Scientist of Australia (TV audience 600,000), and alongside Ashton Kutcher at Lenovo’s #TechMyWay.  As well, she has presented overseas in USA, Singapore, France, Dubai, Hong Kong and Japan.

A Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Computer Science graduate from the University of Melbourne, Marita serves on the boards of Robogals Global, the Foundation for Young Australians, and RMIT's New Enterprise Investment Fund, where she helps decide on startup investments.

 

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