4th - 10th May

AICC - Tel Aviv University Trade Mission


“Tech trends of the Future”


Led by Cliff Rosenberg, Non Executive Director – Afterpay, NearMap, Pureprofile and Cabcharge Australia. This mission explored the latest developments in technology including artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber-security, cloud computing, augmented reality, education and social media. The delegation of 21 senior business executives were exposed to the unique culture and capabilities that continue to make Israel a frontrunner in global innovation and entrepreneurial success.

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Leader

Cliff Rosenberg
Non Executive Director – Afterpay, NearMap, Pureprofile and Cabcharge Australia and past Managing Director - LinkedIn Australia

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20th – 26th Apr

AICC Women Leaders Trade Mission

Led by Holly Kramer, Non-Executive Director of Australia Post, and Woolworths, and Jillian Broadbent AO, Chairman of Swiss Re Life and Health Australia, Non-Executive Director of Woolworths, and Chancellor of the University of Wollongong, the 2018 Women Leaders trade mission made up of 31 delegates explored the latest developments in customer and education technology.

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Jillian Broadbent AO
Chancellor, UOW & Chair,
Swiss Re Life & Health Australia
Holly Kramer
Non Executive Director
Woolworths &
Deputy Chair
Australia Post

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Oct/Nov 2017

ANZAC

Led by David Gonski AC, Chairman of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, and Ian Narev, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a group of 46 Australian senior business and academic leaders visited numerous businesses and academic and cultural locations to learn about Israel’s exceptional eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on cyber-security and education.

The mission was held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Light Horse Charge, and delegates also attended the Battle of Beersheva commemoration ceremony and visited the new ANZAC Museum.

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Leaders

David Gonski AC
Chairman
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
Ian Narev
Chief Executive Officer
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Sep 2017

Renewable Energy, Water and Technology

Led by Nicholas Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group, the mission was designed to showcase Israel’s successful ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, with a focus on renewable energy, water and associated technologies.

Faced with a shortage of natural resources, Israel has developed world leading technology in renewable energy including solar energy, wave power and energy storage. It is also a world leader in water use efficiency with desalination, irrigation and agricultural production.

The mission embraced Israel’s success in these fields as an example of how Australia can combat its future energy and agricultural needs.

The objective of this mission was to expand collaborative business 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.

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Leader

Nicholas Moore

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June 2017

Women Leaders Mission to Israel

Led jointly by Diane Smith-Gander, non-Executive Director of AGL Energy & Westfarmers Limited and The Hon. Helen Coonan, company director and former Senator, the mission was designed for high level engagement between Israel and Australian based female leaders. The mission focused on key sectors of Innovation, Big Data, predictive analytics, IoT, Retail Tech and Cyber Security.

Israel is recognised as a world leader in innovation, being ranked 3rd out of 144 countries in the WEF Innovation Rating (2015-2016). Through engaging with Israeli start-ups, venture capitalists and local leaders, the participants received valuable insight into how to promote innovation at home as well as networking with 40 of the top Australian female executives.

The objective of the mission was to explore business and investment opportunities in Israel as well as understanding its unique entrepreneurial culture and innovative ecosystem.

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Leaders

The Hon. Helen Coonan
Diane Smith-Gander

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Nov - Dec 2016

Food and Agri-Tech

Led by Peter Schutz, Chairman, Food Innovation Australia, the mission was 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.

Israel is recognised for its world leading position in land and water management and sustainability, supply chain and logistics optimisation, support for innovation commercialisation and the sophistication and optimisation of advanced manufacturing processes.

The objective of this mission was 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.

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Leader

Mr. Peter Schutz

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May 2016

Women Leaders Trade Mission

The AICC’s inaugural all-women trade mission to Israel was led by prominent businesswomen Lucy Turnbull AO and Jillian Segal AO. The delegation attracted an impressive line-up of 36 high profile female non-executive directors, executive directors, CEOs and chairwomen who came together to learn from Israel’s unique and world-leading innovation eco-system.

The delegation featured University of Queensland’s Dr Jane Wilson, University of Sydney’s Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson, former Chief Information Officer of both Qantas and Telstra, Fiona Balfour, Lisa Sonnabend, COO at Macquarie Capital and Diane Smith-Gander, Chairman at Broadspectrum, to name a few.

As an active champion of gender equality, the AICC is delighted to have been the first Chamber spearheading an all women led trade mission, which the participants described as one of the most memorable business experiences of their lives.

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Lucy Turnbull AO
Jillian Segal AM

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Apr 2016

Mission Led by The Hon. Mike Baird MP, NSW Premier

Led by NSW Premier Mike Baird, this mission was one of the most successful to date bringing together a diverse group of people including NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, NSW Chief Scientist Mary O’Kane and medical cannabis advocate Lucy Haslam; as well as senior state government and university leaders, key business executives and top entrepreneurs.

The group of more than 22 leaders, including 13 delegates from the NSW Government, came together to experience an unforgettable journey through Israel. Participants gained direct insights into the state of play in Israel, forging a deeper understanding of the ‘Startup Nation’ and how Australia can harness innovation as a nation.

The mission captured the hearts and minds of the Premier and delegates, including Teva Pharma Australia's Managing Director, John Michailidis, who said, “The program was well thought out and allowed the delegates from all sectors to gain value from meeting with research institutions, universities, innovation incubators, commercial companies and government. Importantly, for me, it also allowed significant contacts to be made with other delegates that would otherwise not have been made.”

NSW Premier Mike Baird thanked and congratulated the AICC and its NSW Chair and trade mission delegate, Jillian Segal, on the successful mission, “Your support, and the support of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce, in facilitating the program and bringing together elements of the innovation ecosystem ensured the mission was both enjoyable and a great success. It was inspiring to learn about Israel’s innovation ecosystem and to initiate a number of collaborative projects between Israel and NSW.”

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Leader

The Hon. Mike Baird MP

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