Trade Missions

Learn from the Start-Up Nation

Innovation is truly the essence of Israel. The country is currently ranked the 5th largest start-up hub in the world - and has the highest density of technological start-ups globally. This is an extraordinary achievement for a country one third the size of Tasmania and with a population of just 8.2 million. The country houses over 3000 tech-related start-ups, predominately centred in and around Tel Aviv. Over 260 high profile multinational companies have established research and development centres in Israel, such as Apple, Google and IBM and as a result of this, about 39% of Israeli hi-tech industry employees are employed in these global companies' R&D centers.

Since 1989, the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has facilitated multiple trade delegations to and from Israel to help encourage trade and investment, and foster closer business relationships between Australia and Israel. Our trade missions are transformative in every way - both from a professional and business perspective, and a personal one too.

AICC’s trade missions play a crucial role in raising the awareness of the vast trade 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 and of the opportunities that exist between the two countries.

Over 7-10 days, Australian leaders are exposed to Israel’s innovative ecosystem, seeing the vibrant, can-do culture of it's people, it's breathtaking scenery and it's world renowned business acumen. Our trade missions deliver a range of outcomes for delegates including:

  • Possible joint ventures opportunities
  • Technology transfer agreements
  • Academic exchanges
  • Partnership arrangements in third markets
  • Cooperation agreements between Australian and Israeli business associations and an increase in trade.


See AICC NSW Chief Customer Officer Charles Nightingale and Chamber members speak about their Israel trade mission experiences