AICC Women Leaders Trade Mission
20th – 26th Apr 2018
Chancellor, UOW & Chair
Swiss Re Life & Health Australia
Non Executive Director
Woolworths & Deputy Chair Australia Post
It was a privilege to be hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce on its April 2018 Women Leaders Trade Mission to Israel.
The Mission was superbly curated, delivering a unique perspective into Israel’s innovation economy. along with a vast array of transferable insights for Australian business leaders and policy-makers.
Israel is positioning itself for future success through alignment of capital, education, research, policy, regulation and technology transfer to industry in the context of a clear and focussed national strategy. The Chamber served up leaders in each of these fields, each delivering a unique and complementary perspective.
The blend of speakers from both large and small businesses was perfectly mixed. As a data and AI professional, it was particularly inspiring to meet tech innovators grappling with many of the same challenges and opportunities we are facing into.
It was also invaluable to hear from policy makers who see their role as value creators over risk managers. Government has a clear strategy to embrace the data opportunity and set Israel’s innovators up for success which should provide inspiration for our own policy-makers.
The social program was also excellent, offering opportunities to network with the impressive cohort of Australian business leaders participating and a deeper understanding of the societal context for the Israeli commercial strategy and broader economy.