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Simon McKeon May, 2015 Innovation Trade Mission

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has once again hosted an impressive group of 34 Australian executives on an Innovation Trade Mission to Israel. The mission was led by Simon McKeon AO, Chairman of AMP and CSIRO. Simon is also a former Australian of the Year. The delegation also included, Ian Silk, CEO of Australian Super, Christine Holgate, CEO of Blackmores, EYs Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, and Phil McCabe, CBA GM Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Growth Markets. Click on the heading to read more


You Must Fail To Succeed, The More The Better / by Dale Carr, CEO LeadBolt

Fail to succeed. In an instant, how do you interpret this phrase? Does your mind skip directly to the idea of failure as the end result, or do you perceive failure as a means to success?


Highlights of AICC events

See edited video highlights of AICC lunches in 2013


Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ

Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ, addressed an AICC lunch in Melbourne and was then interviewed by Rowan Callick, the Asia Pacific Editor with The Australian.



Woodside Petroleum Ltds (Woodside) signs a $1.2 billion deal to acquire 30% equity in Israels Leviathan gas field located off Israels Mediterranean Coast which is the world's largest gas find in the last decade. Click on this article to find out more and how you can be involved.


Dr Lars Groeger, Lecturer, MGSM and Richard Kimber, Global Head of Equity Markets, ANZ Bank, 22 May 2012

Lars and Richard addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 65 young professionals where they discussed "Markets Are Conversations" The Art & Impact of Social Media on Your Business. This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.


The Hon Pru Goward MP, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Women, 15 May 2012

The Hon Pru Goward MP addressed a private boardroom event for 16 senior business executives where she discussed "Non-Government Organisations and Government: Working together to do our best". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.


David Moult, Managing Director & CEO, Centennial Coal, 30 March 2012

David Moult addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Coal's role in the domestic electricity industry". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.


Professor Richard Badham, MGSM, Tim Dugan, CEO, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA, 20 March 2012

Prof Richard Badham and Tim Dugan addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 50 young professionals where they discussed "Leading Transformations: The Masks We Wear". This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.


Bill Shorten MP Trade Mission to Israel

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of Israel are delighted to advise that Minister Bill Shorten MP, Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation; Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations will lead a Trade Mission to Israel from Sunday 29 April - Saturday 5 May, 2012. The trade mission will attempt to understand how is it that Israel-a country of 7.2 million people, a third of the size of Tasmania, sixty per cent desert, only sixty three years old, with limited natural resources-produces more start-ups than large, peaceful and stable nations like Japan, India, Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.


Israeli innovation meets Australian delegation

Graham Bradley AM, President of the Business Council of Australia led an innovation trade mission to Israel - APRIL 2011. The delegation comprised more than 30 senior executives including The Hon Andrew Robb MP, Shadow Minister for Finance; Paul O'Sullivan, CEO, Optus; Heather Ridout, CEO, AIGroup; Tom Dery, Worldwide Chairman, MC Saatchi; Grant Harrod, CEO, Salmat; Chris Jordan AO, NSW Chairman, KPMG; and Trevor Rowe AM, Executive Chairman, Rothschild.


Digital Apllications Trade Mission - March 2010

The delegation was led by Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business and comprised senior executives from Telstra, Optus, the National e-Health Transition Authority, Gilbert+Tobin, Church Resources, as well as from Israeli companies in Australia, NICE Systems and Checkpoint. Spending an intense week in Israel focusing on digital applications and with a clear objective to do deals, the delegation met CEOs from a range of established and early stage Israeli companies all sharing one common element - innovation! Click here for full article...


The Hon Phillip Costa MP, NSW Minister for Water & Regional Development led a Sustainability trade mission to Israel - Nov 2009

31 senior executives from government, academia and industry joined Minister Costa on a Sustainability trade mission to Israel. The mission focused on Water Management, Water Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, and Agritech and coincided with Israel's International Water Conference - Watec 2009.


Dr Orna Berry is elected Chairperson of the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce, September 2009

Dr Orna Berry was recently elected to Chair the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce (IACC), based in Tel-Aviv. Please click on the heading to read more.


Australian Cleantech Industry Portal

The AICC supported by Ernst & Young, Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC) and Austrade have launched the 2nd version of the unique Australian Cleantech industry portal.


2009 Australia-Israel Trade Awards, 31 March 2009

Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Austrade addressed the 2009 Australia-Israel Trade Awards. The event honoured the vibrant Australian and Israeli business communities in their bilateral trade initiatives. This event was generously hosted by ANZ Private Bank. Click on the heading to read more


Israeli Entrepreneur Builds Vehicle Infrastructure in Australia

Israel, tiny and bereft of oil, has decided to embrace the electric car. Now, Australia has decided to do likewise! The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce was specifically singled out by Shai Agassi, CEO and Founder of Better Place, for having assisted Better Place establish itself in Australia by providing valuable introductions to senior business and government leaders. Click on the heading to read more.


Israel at 60 - Silicon Wadi - The Australian Jewish News, Friday, May 9, 2008

Israel has developed into a technology powerhouse; with an innovative research-and-development culture to match that of California's acclaimed Silicon Valley. Israel's high-tech products have made an impact globally, reports Sharon Berger. Click on the heading to read more.


Innovation Mission to Israel, April 2008

The Hon Evan Thornley MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of Victoria (and founder of Internet search company, Looksmart) led a high level Australian delegation to Israel on the topic of Innovation to examine the latest developments in information technology, energy and clean technology, biotechnology, science and education. Click on the heading to read more.


60 Years of Israeli Innovation

At a Glance: Israel boasts 4,123 high tech companies, 156 venture capital funds, 147 investment firms, 411 foreign investors, 33 technology incubators, 7 top universities and more than 2,000 startups ranking it second only to the United States relative to population. Click on this article to discover which innovative Israeli companies are operating in Australia.


Farewell to Israel Trade Commissioner

The AICC farewelled Nili Shalev, who is shortly departing Australia with her family after a wonderful 4 year stint as Israel Trade Commissioner.


Australian State Water Ministers Join Water Mission to Israel

Australian State Water Ministers along with 50 senior executives and industry leaders from the water utility companies, major engineering and consulting firms, investment banks, universities and major research institutes join water trade delegation to Israel.