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4th Annual Australia-Israel Innovation Summit – a huge success!

4th Annual Australia-Israel Innovation Summit – a huge success!

The AICC was delighted to welcome members and guests at the 4th Annual Australia-Israel Innovation Summit & Israeli Tech Showcase on 10 October in Sydney. 

The Summit, themed Embrace Disruption, Build Resilience, enabled important conversations with Australian and Israeli leaders focused on the disruptive technologies and new capabilities shaping the global innovation agenda.

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The Hospital of the Future

The Hospital of the Future

Future healthcare must undergo transformational change warned Professor Yitzhak Kreiss, following an AICC (NSW) recent boardroom lunch on “The Hospital of the Future” hosted by PwC.

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Summit connects bright minds

Summit connects bright minds

The Australian Jewish News: MORE than 30 experts, 10 leading Israeli tech companies, and over 700 people attended the hybrid 2022 Australia Israel Innovation Summit on October 19 and 20, to network and discuss the future of cyber security, digital health and climate-tech.

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While ASX demurs, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange launches crypto trading platform

While ASX demurs, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange launches crypto trading platform

Digital Nation: While ASX is steering clear of a digital currency exchange, the Israel Stock Exchange is launching a blockchain based digital asset trading platform as part of its five-year strategic plan. According to Michelle Blum, CEO at Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Israel’s crypto exchange will provide opportunities for Australian business.

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Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff’s big gripe with Sydney

Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff’s big gripe with Sydney

The Daily Telegraph: One of Australia’s richest men has blasted Sydney — with developers saying the city is “closed for business” because of a log jam of red tape causing major headaches for housing developers.
Talking to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce’s business lunch on Wednesday, billionaire founder and managing director of the Meriton Group, Harry Triguboff, described the struggle to gain approvals for new builds.

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‘Illogical and idiotic’ Meriton’s Harry Triguboff calls for interest rates to drop to pandemic lows

‘Illogical and idiotic’ Meriton’s Harry Triguboff calls for interest rates to drop to pandemic lows

The Daily Telegraph: Billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff has slammed recent moves to raise interest rates, revealing it won’t have the impact the Reserve Bank intends.
In a speech at a luncheon hosted by the Australia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce in NSW, the 89-year old billionaire and real estate developer spoke about a broad range of issues impacting the housing market and his experience in building high rises.

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Compensation proves key to super success

Compensation proves key to super success

Citywide: Speaking at an event held by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Australian Retirement Trust (ART) chair Don Luke said the secret going forward was not about what asset classes funds were focusing on but about having teams of people who were aligned with members’ best interests.

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Big super sizes up financial advice ‘opportunity’

Big super sizes up financial advice ‘opportunity’

Australian Financial Review: Speaking at an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce event in Sydney on Tuesday the chairmen of Australia’s two largest superannuation funds have backed Treasury’s proposal to overhaul financial advice laws, as they flagged expanding the controversial advice services provided to members.

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Dynamic Learning Models of the Future

Dynamic Learning Models of the Future

The lines between study and work are no longer clearly delineated and universities must adapt to meet the new demands of lifetime learners said University of Technology at Sydney (UTS) Vice-Chancellor and President, Andrew Parfitt at a boardroom lunch hosted by PwC Australia.

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Corporates Must Step Up Technology Investment to Drive Environmental Sustainability

Corporates Must Step Up Technology Investment to Drive Environmental Sustainability

Technology investment can be a key driver in making corporations more sustainable, agreed sustainability experts Brett Shoemaker, Director Sustainability & National Agenda, Microsoft ANZ Faith Taylor, VP & Global Sustainability Officer, Kyndryl and Dr Jack Dan, Chief Strategy Officer, CDC Data Centres at a recent roundtable lunch with the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Kyndryl, on Sustainability to the Core.

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‘Punching Above Its Weight” Henskens Lauds Israel

‘Punching Above Its Weight” Henskens Lauds Israel

Australian Jewish News: ALISTER Henskens MP saw firsthand how Israel has been “punching above its weight” during a recent Western Sydney Trade Mission to the country, hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce NSW.
The purpose of the mission was to engage with Israeli government, industry and investors and Henskens, the Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology said he came away with some great ideas.

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Visit to Jerusalem’s War Graves Commission

Visit to Jerusalem’s War Graves Commission

The Australian Jewish News: ALISTER Henskens MP laid a wreath with NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Darren Bark at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Jerusalem this week.

Henskens, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, is currently on an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce trade mission in Israel. The objective of the visit is to generate valuable and applicable insights, learnings and connections to power business, health and community outcomes for Western Sydney.

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25 years on, the Maccabiah bridge victims remembered

25 years on, the Maccabiah bridge victims remembered

J-Wire: Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens joined Australian ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths in laying a wreath on Monday to honour the memory of the four Australians killed in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse disaster. Alister Henskens is currently in Israel to engage with Israeli government, industry and investors, as well as the Western Sydney Trade Mission hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW).

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