24 – 29 March 2019Silicon Valley
Australia, New Zealand & Singapore businesses are invited to attend our annual delegation to The Valley. The delegation includes an exciting, fast-paced programme of world-leading companies including Cisco, IBM Watson Labs, Salesforce, FireEye, RSA, Uber, Amazon Web Services and Cloudera in workshop settings exploring themes of innovation, design thinking, security, agility and organizational culture. This delegation also coincides with the exclusive two-day Israel Dealmakers Summit 2019, where the brightest minds and organisations from the two most innovative eco-systems in the world, Israel and Silicon Valley converge to discuss emerging technologies and develop commercial partnerships.
24 - 30 May 2019Israel
This is a high level delegation by invitation only – please contact the Circle with expressions of interest / for further information.
21 - 27 June 2019Israel
In partnership with the Israel Trade Commission (The Commercial and investment arm of the Israeli embassy in Australia), our annual Cyber security delegation to Israel will focus on Israel’s globally renowned and advanced Cyber security industry and will enable the participants to explore the unique eco-system of the ‘Start Up Nation’. This comprehensive program will provide the opportunity to meet with Cyber security companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as tech incubators and dedicated Venture Capital firms that makes the Israeli cyber ecosystem unique and successful. The visit will coincide with the world-leading CyberWeek19 Conference held in Tel Aviv, featuring Israeli and Global Leaders in Cyber Security. Cyber companies from Australian and New Zealand will also have the opportunity to showcase their capabilities at the Conference.
Silicon Valley Women Leaders Study Tour of San Francisco led by Pip Marlow, CEO Customer Marketplace, Suncorp31 March – 5 April 2019Silicon Valley
This high level Study Tour for Australian female business leaders will focus on AI, Machine Learning and Big Data and their implications on the future of work. With planned visits to companies including Salesforce, IBM Watson, Cisco, UBER and many others including a hosted Executive Education Day at Stanford University, the Study Tour will provide a unique insight into developments in these fields and their impact on businesses, their employees and their customers. Spaces are limited.
13 - 20 September 2019Israel
This week will focus on Innovation, Emerging Technologies and Future Trends, with a program tailored to the investor community in Australia and New Zealand. Investor delegates will be able to explore opportunities to meet startups in search of investment within the ‘Startup Nation’. This visit includes participation in DLD – a prestigious international festival dealing with innovation, digital media, science and culture, which is ‘the place to be’ to for corporates and investors to meet the most innovative startups. Each year global companies such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM also take part, along with visitor delegations from all over the world.
5 – 8 November 2019Singapore
The Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers have announced that the global e-Invoicing Standard, PEPPOL, will be implemented
in Australia & NZ during 2019 and this Tour will study Singapore’s experience as well as attending the first “Exchange
Summit” in Asia Pacific in November. Join ABSIA and the Trans-Tasman Business Circle to attend the Summit and meet with
government, enterprise and small businesses who have implemented and gained from e-Invoicing implementation in Singapore.
There is an option to extend to Kuala Lumpur and learn of opportunities in Malaysia and more broadly across ASEAN.
15 – 21 September 2019Israel
The Circle, in partnership with the Israel Trade Commission (the commercial and investment arm of the Israeli Embassy in Australia),
will explore the Israeli innovation system from many perspectives. The week-long visit will focus on Innovation, Emerging
Technologies and Future Trends across a number of industries including Fintech and Cyber, AgriTech, AI and Big Data. The
business Delegation will experience the unique Israeli eco-system and will meet with thought leaders of the Start Up Nation.
The visit will also include an exciting program of high-level private briefings, investment opportunities and visits to leading-edge
organizations, which will provide participants with exposure to Israel’s groundbreaking culture of innovation and thinking as well
as a strong cultural and historical element.
2019 date TBAIreland
Ireland has the fastest growth rate in Europe, is recognised for its capability in innovation and is an ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. Dublin has the most actively funded start-up ecosystem in Europe and is often regarded as the bridge between Europe and the US.
22 - 28 October 2018Official Opening of the Israeli Innovation Center – The Final Project of President Shimon Peres
This visit will celebrate the Gala Opening with Israel’s Innovation Summit, a first of its kind hosted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa. The opening of the Israeli Innovation Center will tell the remarkable story of the “Innovation Nation,” and highlight the global human impact of Israel’s achievements, and explore how to expand the “Start-up Nation” into the “Start-up Region. Guests from around the world, (entrepreneurs, leaders of the tech industry, heads of multinational corporations and stakeholders within the innovation ecosystem) - will meet, explore, and experience the “Innovation Nation”. Leading experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Technologies and IT Infrastructure, Mobility, Precision Medicine, Food Technologies, Water, Energy and Agriculture will discuss the most pressing innovation topics.
18 - 21 September 2018Australia and New Zealand Delegation to Ireland - Innovation and Investment
Ireland has the fastest growth rate in Europe, is recognised for its capability in innovation and is an ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. Dublin has the most actively funded start-up ecosystem in Europe and is often regarded as the bridge between Europe and the US. Post-Brexit, it will be the only English-speaking country in the EU. Australian and New Zealand businesses are encouraged to join this delegation organised by the Circle with support from the IDA Ireland, Irish – Australian Chamber of Commerce and Australian Government.
10 - 14 September 2018Australian Energy Delegation to California
Learn how California is innovating their way to a sustainable energy future across all parts of their economy by joining this Australian delegation organised by the Business Circle and the Energy Efficiency Council. This delegation is an excellent opportunity for Australian leaders in energy policy, utilities and infrastructure to gain an understanding of California’s world leading energy eco-systems, emerging trends, and to establish key bilateral relationships. The delegation will coincide with the highly acclaimed Global Climate Action Summit being held in San Francisco.
15 - 21 June 2018Australia / New Zealand CyberSecurity & FinTech Delegation to Israel
Our annual Cyber Security Delegation to Israel is an excellent opportunity for leaders in business and innovation, governance, and cyber security to gain an understanding of Israel’s cyber security & FinTech eco-systems and emerging trends. The delegation coincides with the highly acclaimed Cyber Week in Tel Aviv which attracts 5,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. FinTech innovation has been a national priority for Israel over the past 5 years, with an industry consisting of over 250 start-ups, and countless international MNC’s who operate there.
19 - 27 May 2018TechWeek ’18 – Innovation that’s good for the world
The ultimate New Zealand innovation experience. Meet New Zealand’s fastest growing, most innovative businesses. Connect with other influencers and thought leaders. Discover multiple cities and regions across the country. Receive speaking opportunities at Techweek‘18 events. Get access to business lounges and a concierge service across the country. Be offered exclusive behind-the-scenes Techweek experiences and unique opportunities to explore New Zealand.
4 - 11 May 2018New Zealand / Australia AgriTech Delegation to Israel
The Circle’s annual delegation to Israel focusing on Agtech. This delegation will be led by Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer Farm Source, Miles Hurrell and will coincide with the highly acclaimed triennial Agritech Israel Exhibition and Conference in Tel Aviv - http://agritechisrael.org/. Israel has long been recognised for its ground-breaking innovation in agriculture and one of the biggest achievements of Israeli agriculture has been the ability of farmers to utilize the country’s desert areas as greenhouses. Israel also has the highest yield of milk per cow in the world.
19 - 23 March 2018Including Dealmakers Summit
Our annual delegation to the Valley. This tailored program coincides with the most high profile annual meeting of Business Leaders from the two leading innovation hubs – Silicon Valley and Israel. The Delegation will include attendance at the exclusive two-day Dealmakers Summit where corporations, investors, dealmakers and entrepreneurs converge from around the world to discuss emerging technologies and develop commercial partnerships.
2018Create your own!
Using our 25 year experience and global outreach, we can tailor a bespoke delegation around your company/leadership retreat objectives. A growing number of our Members are recognising that 3-5 day Delegations are excellent for learning new ideas, meeting new offshore contacts and team-building.
To express your interest for the above Delegations, please contact Tracy.Jennings@buscircle.com
Past Delegation Reports
August 2016Unleashing New Zealand's Potential - Faster!
A discussion on accelerating New Zealand’s entrepreneurial and technological innovation capacity to support higher economic growth
June 2017Becoming a Trust Superpower
Taking New Zealand’s Cyber Security to the Next Level