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What exactly is a free trade agreement, and what does it mean for your business?  Australia has 10 free trade agreements (FTAs) in place with nations as diverse as China and the USA.
Some of these agreements have been in force for over 30...

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We know the year has truly kicked into gear when it’s time for the first FLEx session.  And we’re starting 2017 with a ripper!

For our March session, we’re delighted to be joined by Steven Dooley, Currency Strategist APAC...

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13 to 17 February 2017

Austrade invites Australian cyber security firms to join a targeted mission, led by Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security to attend RSA San Francisco and participate in a program of...

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So you have a great product or service, but unless you know how to "pitch" that product or service to a prospective customer, it may not generate the sales you need or, indeed, deserve.

I've spent the past 25+ years as a marketer,...

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November 2016

Capitalise on burgeoning global cybersecurity opportunities by partnering with Indian IT multinationals.

Austrade invites you to participate in the Australian Cybersecurity Mission to India 2016, a unique opportunity to explore...

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FLEx - The Role of Efic

By Collins Rex · August 28, 2016

02 SEPTEMBER | 8.15AM TO 9.30AM | SERVCORP, LEVEL 40, 140 WILLIAM ST, MELBOURNE

Continuing our series on Government agencies, initiatives & programs, the next FLEx session will focus on the role of Efic . Efic has recently gone through...

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25/08/2016 | Mantra on Russell | 2pm

Alibaba Group and ISynergi Solutions, a Global Service Partner of Alibaba in Australia, proudly invite you to attend an education and networking seminar to explore opportunities on Alibaba.com.

Launched in...

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Fuel your growth listening to Australia’s leading digital disruptors and #DedicateaDay to innovation, culminating in the announcement of Australia’s 2016 world-class innovators at the prestigious iAwards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

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Celebrate the ‘Victorian Difference’ that drives entrepreneurs, students and industry to not only be different but make a difference through digital technology.

The Festival brings together and promotes a range of digital innovation...

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THERE'S STILL TIME TO ENTER THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA'S EXPORT AWARDS & GET HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION!

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is the most prestigious export award in Victoria. Rewarding Victoria’s most successful...

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Our next FLEx session will focus on the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program. The EMDG scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a...

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29 June | 4pm to 5pm (AEST)

The Victorian Government Trade and Investment Office London, in association with UK Trade & Investment invite you to participate in an interactive session on the opportunities for Victorian food and beverage...

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So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put you in front of senior decision makers. Well done!

But have you considered how you’re...

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In its 37th year, the Governor of Victoria Export Awards, has been developed to recognise Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters and to stimulate greater involvement in exporting among Victorian businesses. 

Governor of...

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04 MAY 2016 | 2.30PM | INVESTMENT CENTRE VISTORIA, LEVEL 46, 55 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE

As a precursor to the Victorian State Government Trade Mission to CommunicAsia, the AIIA Exporter Club – supported by the Victorian State Government and in...

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India is a major regional power and one that is rising globally.  India is Australia’s 10th largest trading partner and our 5th largest export market.  The World Bank describes India as the “bright spot” in a generally...

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Don't miss the chance to showcase your innovation.

You have until 18 April to be part of the perfect platform to showcase your innovation.  
Don't miss the opportunity! The iAwards program allows all nominees to benefit, regardless of...

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Do you want to export?

By Collins Rex · March 07, 2016

Are you interested in exporting your products? Want to get your goods to market but don’t know how?  The Tasmanian Department of State Growth, in partnership with the Export Council of Australia, can help!

If you are a new and potential...

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09 March | 2.30pm to 5.30pm | Investment Centre Victoria, Level 46, 55 Collins St, MELBOURNE

The tech and innovation markets in Australia are not large and funding pools are shallow, especially when compared to the US and European markets....

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iAwards entries now invited!

By Collins Rex · February 17, 2016

Nominate for the AIIA iAwards today and be part of the premier awards program for Innovation within Australia's Digital Economy.

Innovation is now on the top of the national agenda. The recent $1 billion ministerial innovation vision gives...

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10 March | 8.30am to 1pm | Investment Centre Victoria, Level 46, 55 Collins St | Melbourne

So you’ve secured that all-important meeting with a potential overseas buyer, or perhaps you’re participating in a trade mission that will put...

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Thinking of embarking on your export journey?  The Export Council of Australia is delighted to present the first of our new quarterly events aimed at giving you the map to the export ecosystem.

At this networking event, you’ll have the...

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The LaunchVic Board will be the first board in the innovation sector with more women than men – with female business leaders to make up 54 per cent of the team.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip...

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The SA Food Innovation Centre has been established to maximise future opportunities for South Australia’s food and beverage industry by supporting innovation and encouraging commercialisation of new ideas and products.

The establishment of...

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Austrade has advised that if your business with Papua New Guinea involves providing movable property or fixtures (generally equipment or goods on leasing, deferred payment or other credit terms), it is important to know about the introduction of...

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What is the spark that lights the fire of innovation in a city? In Cambridge, Massachusetts, that spark was will: the will to overcome the challenges of the global financial crisis, the will to create an innovation ecosystem second to none, the...

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China is Australia's largest export destination, with $90 billion of goods and $8 billion in services provided to the Chinese market in 2014.  China is our largest source of international students, our second fastest growing source of foreign...

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The Export Council of Australia is delighted to be a supporter of the Africa Australia Infrastructure Conference (AAIC), being held in Melbourne on 16 & 17 November.

The conference offers each delegate a unique platform to discover, engage and...

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In response to the exporter community's request for more accessible infomration on overseas markets, the ECA is developing a suite of mobile apps on doing business in a variety of markets and sectors.

Apps include:

  • Doing Business in China
  • Doing...

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The Victorian Government is pleased to present a unique business opportunity for you to meet with senior delegates from the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), India, and the Information and Communications Technology...

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22 October | 2.30pm to 5pm | Investment Centre Victoria, Level 46, 55 Collins St, Melbourne

The The ECA, in partnership with the AIIA Exporters Club and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, is delighted to...

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The Hon Mr Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, is expected to lead an Australian Government trade, education, tourism and investment mission to Indonesia from 17-20 November 2015.

Indonesia is a multifaceted business environment...

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The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) is one of the most ambitious reform initiatives China has undertaken in a long time. It opens new opportunities for Australian goods and services exporters and expands existing engagement...

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At a great event held at Victoria's Government House, 13 exemplary exporters were honoured at the 2015 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.

Governor of Victoria and Patron of the Governor of Victoria Export Awards, Her Excellency The...

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12 October | 8.30am to 1.30pm | Hunt & Hunt, Level 26, 385 Bourke St, Melbourne

Export success hinges on using all the tools available.  Australia's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can be leveraged to gain competitive advantage, but you need...

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Widen your horizons as we we get together to discuss EFFECTIVE TRADE SHOW PARTICIPATION.

The September FLEx session will address:
• The value of trade shows
• Visiting vs exhibiting
• The dos and don’ts of trade shows
•...

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Between 27-30 October 2015, the State Government of Victoria will host Food and Beverage Trade Week - Australia's premier inbound trade mission program, bringing buyers, distributors and industry professionals from around the world to Victoria.

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Taking leadership development to a new level, the Tasmanian Leaders Program guarantees to develop and increase participant’s leadership capacity with benefits and learnings extending well beyond the initial eleven month commitment.

The...

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If you’re the innovator behind a breakthrough in a field such as minerals and energy, agriculture, health or education, you should enter the $65,000 The Australian Innovation Challenge awards. Brought to you by The Australian in association...

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Futurecom is the main ICT event in Latin America and the 2015 event will be its 17th edition. This year the event will be hosted at one of Sao Paulo’s most prestigious venues, the Transamerica Hotel, between 26-29 October. Futurecom is the...

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India’s market of 1.2 billion people, youthful population, diversified economy and growth trajectory present significant opportunities for Australian businesses, especially in the agriculture, energy, manufacturing, mining and services...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA), with Partners, ANZ, and content providers, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, have launched our FTA Tool, a website for Australian exporters that simplifies the use of the 10 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed...

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Don't mis out, book today!

Widen your horizons with FLEx as we discuss the all-important international business tool, SELLING ONLINE.

The July FLEx session will address the 10 key points of online sales:

  • Should you?
  • Baby steps
  • A website is a...

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ExpoMin Mexico 2015

By Collins Rex · June 24, 2015

Austrade invites you to participate in ExpoMin Mexico, the largest mining exhibition in Mexico and one of the most important mining forums in Latin America.

Taking place every two years since 1955, this event attracts10,000 people from over 20...

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The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is one of the most prestigious business awards in Victoria. Rewarding Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success, a GOVEA gives your business...

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The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and Servcorp have signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to facilitate international investors’ business activity and company formation in the UAE.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU),...

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The Export Council of Australia is hosting an exclusive Business Mission to Jakarta in September 2015 as part of the Indonesia NOW program. You need to be a part of this mission if you:

  • Sell to the retail sector
  • Work with the retail sector
  • ...

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Widen your horizons as we discuss how you go about IDENTIFYING INTERNATIONAL SALES CHANNELS. Success in selling your product/service overseas is largely dependent on choosing the correct sales channel. Should you consider a Joint Venture, or an...

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The United States of America is the world’s largest economy; in 2012, US GDP exceeded US$15.6 trillion. Australia’s second largest services export market (after China), with services exports of over $5 billion dollars annually, the USA...

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