3 – 8 March 2019NZ Cyber Delegation - Including the World-Leading RSA Conference
RSA Conference draws over 40,000 attendees per year, with valuable content presented by some of the industry’s most forward-thinking leaders. The chance to network with thousands of peers, and the inspiration you need to protect your organisation now and in the future with new industry voices and new ways of approaching security. Silicon Valley is regarded as a global hub of innovation, and this visit will include an exciting program of private briefings, visits to leading-edge organisations and exposure to ground-breaking thinking.
24 – 29 March 2019San Francisco & Silicon Valley Annual Delegation - Including Dealmakers Summit
Australia, New Zealand & Singapore businesses are invited to attend our annual delegation to the Valley. This five day tailored program coincides with the most high profile annual meeting of business leaders from the two leading innovation hubs – Silicon Valley and Israel and include attendance at an exclusive two-day Israel Dealmakers Summit where corporations, investors, deal -makers and entrepreneurs converge from around the world to discuss emerging technologies and develop commercial partnerships. The other three days will include a program of high level companies visits and industry briefings in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
24 - 30 May 2019The Annual ASX In Israel Week - Led by Rick Holliday-Smith, Chairman, ASX
This is a high level delegation by invitation only – please contact the Circle with expressions of interest / for further information.
31 May - 7 June 2019Annual Study Tour to Israel
We will be taking an Australian and New Zealand Study Tour to Israel that will focus on Innovation, Emerging Technologies and Future Trends across a number of industries include fintech and cyber, agritech, AI and Big Data. This delegation will explore the unique eco-system of Israel, and meet with thought leaders of the Start Up Nation. Israel is regarded, along with Silicon Valley, as a global hub of innovation, and this visit will include an exciting program of private briefings, visits to leading-edge organisations and exposure to ground-breaking thinking as well as a strong cultural and historical element.
25 October – 1 November 2019AU & NZ Innovation Delegation to Japan – coinciding with the Rugby World Cup
Over the past 50 years, Japan has helped to shape the world's technology landscape with inventions such as laptops, the bullet train, Walkman, Blue LED light, android robots. Japan is committed to being the very first country to prove that it is possible to grow through innovation even when its population declines. Australian and New Zealand businesses are encouraged to join us with a program that will combine business briefings, seminars and visits to centres of innovation.
2019 date TBAAustralia and New Zealand Innovation Delegation to Ireland
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