Food and Agri-Tech

Nov – Dec 2016


Mr. Peter Schutz


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.


The access and influence the AICC have in Israel across Industry Leaders, Government Leaders and Cultural Leaders is incredible. Their willingness and ability to design and flex a trade mission to meet the needs and objectives of the participants was greatly appreciated. Beyond organising a trade mission, the AICC team have worked hard to enable ongoing connection and momentum back in Australia for the food and AgTech delegates. AICC want to enable, and also be part of the industry gaining insight to building bridges with Israel and supporting change in Australia. I greatly appreciated the openness to ideas and design input to the trade mission, and would recommend that anyone thinking about doing business in Israel, do so with the support of AICC.
Ben van Delden

Head of Markets & AgTech, KPMG