Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

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Past Events

Australian State Water Ministers Join Water Mission to Israel

Three Australian state ministers and one shadow minister led an Australian high-level business delegation to Israel focused around management of water resources, water reuse and recycling, desalination, and clean technologies to combat climate change. The delegation also coincided with Israel’s International Water Conference – Watec 2007. The Australian delegation, organised by the Australia-Israel Chamber of […]

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Farewell to Israel Trade Commissioner

Cocktail receptions in both Melbourne and Sydney were held to farewell Nili Shalev, the Israel Trade Commissioner, who is leaving Australia after four wonderful years. The Melbourne reception was held at the offices of Clayton Utz with approximately 45 guests attending. The Sydney reception was kindly hosted by Gary Zamel with approximately 70 guests attending. Nili has been […]

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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. For a nation the size of New Jersey, Israel’s impact on the global energy, […]

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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. The mission included 45 senior business, government […]

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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. While Israel is always in the headlines for the ongoing and well publicised conflict with the Palestinians and its Arab neighbours, many of the […]

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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 idea, said Shai Agassi, 40, the Israeli software entrepreneur who is CEO and Founder of Better Place, is to sell electric car transportation on the model of the mobile phone. Purchasers get subsidized hardware […]

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2009 Australia-Israel Trade Awards, 31 March 2009

Trade Event 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. Doing business in the international market has just become more difficult with the onset of the global financial […]

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Lord Mayors Business Dinner May 2009

The Lord Mayors Multi-cultural Business Dinner is always and an evening not to be missed when business people from around the world come together in one fantastic gala event. Organized in collaboration with the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Round Table which includes other multicultural Chambers of Commerce as well as trade and investment organizations of Brisbane, […]

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June Lunch Hosting Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake addressed 120 senior executives and managers in an AICC lunch at the Brisbane Polo Club on 11 June 2009.   Sponsored by ANZ and Australia Business Arts Foundation, Saul discussed the current economic outlook, and the role of business in the Arts. As an economist, Saul’s information was an insight into the current […]

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Israeli Ambassador to Australia visits AICC Qld

The event was attended by a number of AICC board members and a number of key executives. Also in attendance was Senator George Brandis, who recently participated in an AICC Trade Mission to Israel. We thank His Excellancy for providing an interesting and interactive discussion about Israel as a trade partner, the changes in Israel […]

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Graeme Samuel, ACCC Chair Revisits AICC QLD

Mr Samuel presented to a group of about 50 Brisbane executives at a boardroom lunch on Friday. The presentation encompassed a number of topical issues including the National Broadband Network, Anti Cartel Legislation,

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Australian Cleantech Industry Portal

To view the unique Australian Cleantech Portal with 4 sectors – Waste, Land & Water, Industry & Transport, and Power – Click here CLIMATE CHANGE brings with it numerous challenges for community, business and the nation. However, it also provides an unparalleled business opportunity! It is estimated that over US$15 trillion will be invested in climate change related […]

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

The mission examined Israeli government policy success in promoting R&D and commercialisation activities in a range of related fields and provided an opportunity for participating Australian organisations to increase their exposure to the Israeli and International market and promote Australian companies to a global audience in attendance at the Watec conference. The mission was also […]

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Tracey Fellows, Managing Director, Microsoft, Wednesday 24 February 2010

Tracey Fellows, Managing Director of Microsoft Australia addressed 200 business executives discussing the topic ‘How technology can enable change and growth in today’s economic environment’ As MD, Tracey Fellows is responsible for driving Microsoft’s overall business in the region.  With a staff of more than 850, she is responsible for meeting the needs of Microsoft’s […]

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John Symond AM, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie, Tuesday 23 March 2010

John Symond AM, Founder and Executive Chairman of Aussie unveiled his crystal ball to 160 business executives and spoke about his predictions for the Australian economy and property market post GFC. This event was generously hosted by G James Glass and Aluminium.   John Symond AM is widely credited with bringing competition to the Australian home […]

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Digital Apllications Trade Mission – March 2010

‘No more looking for the lost remote control…’ Say goodbye to remote controls.  Imagine signalling your TV with your hand to increase the volume, change channels, or halt a live program to take a phone call, and then with a hand gesture, resume the show? Imagine standing in front of your TV and, without holding […]

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Bob Every, Chairman, Wesfarmers Limited, Thursday 23 May 2010

Wesfarmers acquired Coles Group Limited for $19 billion in a cash and scrip deal in November 2007, making the Western Australian-based conglomerate Australia’s biggest private-sector employer. From day one of the acquisition, Wesfarmers has consistently said it was a growth initiative that involves a five-year turnaround to drive shareholder value over the longer term. In this […]

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Tony D’Aloisio, Chairman, ASIC, Wednesday 21 July 2010

Tony D’Aloisio, Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) delivered his keynote address on “The Implications of a Fast Changing Regulatory Framework” to an intimate gathering of senior business executives in Brisbane. Tony D’Aloisio was appointed Chairman of ASIC, Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator, in May 2007 having served as Commissioner […]

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Paul O’Sullivan, CEO, Optus, Friday, 18 June 2010

Right now, the telecommunications and ICT industry in Australia is going through a major revolution that will radically change the way in which we communicate with one another.   In this exclusive ‘armchair’ interview, Paul O’Sullivan tackled some tough questions from Narelle Hooper, Editor of AFR Boss. The event provided a rare opportunity for the audience to hear Paul’s […]

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Noel McNamara, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Australia – Thursday, 14 October 2010

Noel McNamara joined the AICC in Brisbane where he presented his keynote speech “The Changing Face of Corporate Australia” to 80 senior business executives. HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world with an international network comprising around 8,000 offices in 87 markets in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the […]

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Mike Wilkins, CEO & MD, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) – Wednesday, 24 November 2010

AICC Brisbane were priviledged to introduce Mike Wilkins, CEO & MD of Insurance Australia Group (IAG) to an intimate group of 80 ceo’s and senior managers from the local business community. This luncheon was proudly hosted by Blue Broking. While we may not always be aware of it, risk is a part of our everyday […]

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A Panel of Perspectives: “Queensland Business Growth 2010-2015”

Mr Ian Runge, Founder and Non-Executive Director of Runge Limited, Mr Nick Bonifant, Development Director at Mirvac, Mr Tom Potter, Founder of Eagle Boys and Mr Rob Whiddon, Managing Director for Trade and Investment Queensland addressed an AICC Cocktail event on Wednesday 8 December 2010 at Grant Thornton in Brisbane. This event was kindly hosted […]

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The Changing Medium of Media Breakfast

Panelists Max Walters, Managing Director of Channel Seven Brisbane, David Fagan, Editor-in-Chief of Queensland Newspapers and Sean Ryan, General Manager of Nova 106.9 led an interactive discussion into “The Changing Medium of Media” at a breakfast event on Wednesday 23 February 2011. In recent years there has been a radical shift in the way we […]

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Israeli innovation meets Australian delegation

Imagine standing in front of your TV and without holding or wearing any electronic device, you start shadow boxing with your onscreen rival opponent who is reacting to your every move? Meet Israeli start-up, PrimeSense, that empower consumer electronic devices such as TVs, set-top boxes, living-room PCs and more with natural interaction capabilities. PrimeSense was […]

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Ralph Norris, Managing Director and CEO, Commonwealth Bank Group – Tuesday 5 July 2011

Ralph Norris addressed this business luncheon with 155 executives where he led a presentation on “Future Directions in Australian Banking” and partook in an engaging interview with Daniel Hains, Director Forensic Technology, Vincents Chartered Accountants. This luncheon was proudly hosted by Vincents Chartered Accountants. This insightful presentation with Ralph Norris, Commonwealth Bank CEO and Australian […]

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Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia & New Zealand – Tuesday 19 July 2011

Andrew Stevens, MD of IBM Australia and New Zealand joined the AICC to present a talk on “Why Australia needs Smarter Cities”. This event was proudly hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association. In this “Armchair Interview” Andrew will discuss – Why Australia needs Smarter Cities With over two-thirds of our population living in capital […]

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Property & Sustainability 2011 Luncheon – Thursday 4 August 2011

This topical business address on “Is Green Development Cost Effective and Achievable?” was hosted by four leaders in industry: Bob Sharpless, Managing Director, Springfield Land Corporation; David Baggs, CEO, ecospecifier; Andrew McCasker, Head of Property Finance Qld, NAB; Peter Sherrie, National President, Urban Development Institute of Australia and Gavin McCullagh, Policy Officer, Brisbane City Council.  […]

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Meet the Mayors of South East Queensland Luncheon – Thursday 8 September 2011

The four Mayors of South East Queensland: Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk; Mayorof Ipswich, Paul Pisasale; Mayor of Logan, Pam Parker; and Cr Susie Douglas standing in for Mayor of Gold Coast City Ron Clarke came together to address a business luncheon of 150 senior executives and discussed “how local government collaborates to present […]

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Coal Seam Gas – the impact on Australia’s economy – Thursday 24 November 2011

The CSG boom has become a controversial part of the Queensland industry and economy. Queensland’s CSG industry has seen remarkable growth in the last few years and with our economy poised to benefit from massive investments in this new industry, the Government and recent Federal Budget is relying on the resources industry to bring Australia […]

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Bill Shorten MP Trade Mission to Israel Sunday 29 April – Saturday 5 May, 2012

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 […]

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

MGSM LEADERSHIP FORUM – FIRST EVENT 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. What does it take for an ineffective manager to become a highly […]

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

CEO BOARDROOM 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. Established in 1989 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1994, Centennial Coal is a coal mining and marketing company […]

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Carbon Pricing: An Industry Response, Wednesday 15 February 2012

Carbon Pricing will continue to be one of the most talked about topics on the business and political agenda in 2012. Following recent attention this issue has received in the press and other media, the AICC presents this unique opportunity for you to experience first hand, some opposing reactions to how Carbon Pricing will affect Queensland business. Following […]

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

CEO BOARDROOM 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. Non-government organisations (NGOs) in NSW provide many taxpayer funded services, including to clients of the Department […]

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Infrastructure 2012 and beyond Luncheon – Thursday 10 May 2012

Ian McLeod, Chief Executive of Ergon Energy along with Leo Zussino, CEO of Gladstone Ports Corporation and Graham Thomsen, Director of LinkWater, Queenslands Bulk Water Transport Authority and moderator Lynda Woods from RBS Morgans addressed over 130 business executives at a luncheon in Brisbane where they discussed “Infrastructure 2012 and Beyond”. The rapid expansion of […]

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

MGSM LEADERSHIP SERIES – SECOND EVENT 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. The Internet is enabling conversations to take place that […]

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Lance Hockridge, Managing Director and CEO, QR National, Wednesday 6 June 2012

Lance Hockridge addressed a boardroom lunch for over 80 senior executives where he discussed how infrastructure providers are planning to deliver the required capacity to maximise outcomes for business and regional economies and to support Queensland coal’s continuing competitiveness in global markets. Queensland’s coal sector is poised for its next massive growth phase with currently announced […]

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Retail 2012: Where to from here?, Friday 29 June 2012

Bernie Brookes, Managing Director and CEO of MYER, Tom Potter, founder of both Eagle Boys Pizza and the Crusty Devil Bakehouses and Phillip Di Bella, Founder of Di Bella Coffee addressed a business luncheon of over 110 senior business executives to discuss the topic “Retail 2012: Where to from here?”. The event was moderated by […]

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Sankar Narayan, CFO, Virgin Australia, Wednesday 1 August 2012

Sankar Narayan, CFO of Virgin Australia welcomed 80 senior business executives at a business briefing event in Brisbane where he discussed “The Transformation Journey of Virgin Australia”. This event was proudly supported by Optus.

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John Symond, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie; Mark Gray, Managing Director, Leighton Properties; Mark Hunter, CEO Residential, Stockland

On Thursday 11 October 2012, John Symond from Aussie, Mark Hunter from Stockland and Mark Gray from Leighton Properties addressed an audience of over 120 Brisbane based business executives where they discussed the critical issues surrounding the topic “Property and the Economy – the State of our State”: The cyclical forces and rules that once […]

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WOODSIDE PETROLEUM INVESTS IN ISRAEL’S LEVIATHAN GAS FIELD!!!

You have probably read in the press just recently of  Woodside Petroleum Ltd’s (Woodside) agreement to a $1.2 billion deal to acquire 30% equity in Israel’s Leviathan gas field located off Israel’s Mediterranean Coast which is the world’s largest gas find in the last decade; click here for ASX announcement and click here to view […]

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Saul Eslake, Chief Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Saul Eslake addressed a business luncheon on Thursday 21 February 2013 where over 120 senior business executives gained valuable insights into “Australia’s economic outlook for the yaer ahead”. This AICC lunch was proudly sponsored by KBH Solutions. Saul Eslake joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Chief Economist Australia & New Zealand in December 2011. […]

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YBF: What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur

With nothing-to-lose, 20-something entrepreneurs are becoming renowned for their drive and innovation. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time were young and driven: Founders of Google: Sergey Brin (25) and Larry Page (25) Founders of Apple: Steve Jobs (21) and Steve Wozniak (26) Founders of Microsoft: Bill Gates (20) and Paul Allen (22) […]

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Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Rod Sims, Chairman of the ACCC joined more than 50 Brisbane based senior business executives at an AICC Qld boardroom lunch where he presented “Communications industry – perspectives and objectives”.   About Rod Sims Rod Sims was appointed Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in August 2011 for a five year term. Rod […]

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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. The preceding speaker was Prof David de Kretser, who as a patron of AUSiMED, spoke about how AUSiMED intends to raise funds and arrange cutting edge innovative medical research collaborations between […]

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YBF: Anthony Yap, Founder and Director, Good Price Pharmacy

Over 65 of Brisbane’s young executives joined the Young Business Forum on Tuesday 18 June, to hear the inspiring story of local entrepreneur Anthony Yap, the founder and managing director of Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, who has grown his business into dynamic company with a moving annual turnover in excess of $200 million. In an […]

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Innovation, Great Brands and Excellence in Customer Service – Thursday 13 June

Over 120 Brisbane based business executives joined the AICC Qld to network and hear from Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil for Australia and New Zealand and Don Meij, Managing Director and CEO, Domino’s Pizza discuss “the classic combination, Coke and Pizza – what makes a great customer and what makes a great supplier? […]

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YBF: Karen Schmidt, Leadership Expert – Tuesday 10 September

Leadership expert, Karen Schmidt, joined over 40 young business executives at an AICC Qld’s Young Business Forum event where she divulged valuable tips on “Developing tomorrow’s leaders”. About Karen Schmidt Karen has been nurturing leaders for more than 20 years. Her experience comes from working with organisations of all shapes and sizes representing industries as […]

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Stuart Robert MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Science Technolgy and Personnel, Wednesday 10 July

The AICC in Brisbane were honored to present Stuart Robert MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel at an intimate boardroom lunch for 25 business executives on Wednesday 10 July 2013. About Stuart Robert MP FAIM Stuart was elected the Liberal Federal member for the northern Gold Coast seat of Fadden in the […]

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Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group (AIG) – Wednesday 28 August

Innes Willox, Chief Executive of Australian Industry Group addressed an AICC  boardroom lunch of 43 senior business executives, where he discussed “The Australian economy of the future: which way at the crossroads?”. This event was proudly sponsored by Blue Broking. About Innes Willox Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading […]

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