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Alibaba E-Commerce Expo

Alibaba E-Commerce Expo

13.09.2017 Alibaba Australia

Supported by Australia Post and the State Government of Victoria and hosted by Melbourne Today, Alibaba Group would like to invite you to join us at the Alibaba E-Commerce Expo and Conference to be held in Melbourne on 14 October 2017. With over 100 exhibiting Australian and New Zealand brands, service partners and distributors, the Expo is expected to attract thousands of buyers and suppliers from the Alibaba ecosystem and from across the Taobao community.

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Business Location Austria Seminar & Concert

Business Location Austria Seminar & Concert

13.09.2017 Advantage Austria

The European Union is the largest market in the world, and Austria is right in the center of it When looking to expand your business to Europe or to assist your clients to do so, or when facing the challenge of tackling BREXIT without losing the huge European EU market, then Austria as a driving and attractive business location ought to be considered in your investment decision.

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Cruise with the Europeans 2017

Cruise with the Europeans 2017

12.09.2017 Advantage Austria

This popular Sunset Harbour Cruise, co-organized by various European Chambers, has become a highlight of the social calendar for many. Come and join us to network with more than 600 representatives from the European business community in Sydney and admire the splendor of Sydney Harbour with your friends, colleagues and business partners.

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The Great Wall of Mexico

The Great Wall of Mexico

11.09.2017 Graham Crozier

Ever since the beginning of 2016, when Donald Trump started to gain strength in the US presidential race, Mexico has been faced with protectionist threats. Among the most divisive promises of the now US president, is his engagement to build a wall along the US Mexican border and to make its Southern neighbour pay for the bill. This has triggered a wave of concerns over the potential impacts on the Mexican economy.

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Dutch Manufacturer Vadain Breathes New Life Into Australia's Textile Industry

Dutch Manufacturer Vadain Breathes New Life Into Australia's Textile Industry

11.09.2017 Tim Michael

In the past 40 years Vadain has grown from a small workroom servicing one store to an international player in the highly competitive window coverings market. The company specialises in mass customisation in window covering products and as a full service supplier is able to deliver high volumes of custom made window coverings in a short, pre-agreed time frame.

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Selecting the right international market for your business

Selecting the right international market for your business

06.09.2017 Collins Rex

Starting out and deciding which market is the right market for your business can seem rather daunting. You need to understand how to select the right market for your business. Marketing starts well before you enter an export market. It starts when you are assessing your capability to service an export business.

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Procurement Workshop Seminar Series 2017

Procurement Workshop Seminar Series 2017

05.09.2017 NSW Government

Do you want to know how your business can supply goods and services to government agencies? If you have an established business and would like to know more about supplying goods and services to government agencies, then register yourself to come along to this free seminar.

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The importance of trade: When your business succeeds offshore, so does Australia

The importance of trade: When your business succeeds offshore, so does Australia

04.09.2017 Tim Michael

There are more overseas opportunities for Australian businesses than ever before, but most SMEs are failing to take advantage, says ECA CEO Lisa McAuley. According to a Department of Industry, Innovation and Science study earlier this year there were more than 2.17 million actively trading businesses in Australia – an increase of 2.4 per cent from June 2015. “But despite this growing number of businesses, in 2014-15 fewer than 52,000 businesses were actively engaged in exporting goods and services,” says Ms McAuley.

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Right Approach to the Massive ASEAN Opportunity

Right Approach to the Massive ASEAN Opportunity

02.09.2017 Peter McKenna

Businesses across all sectors, of all sizes, from all parts of the world are flocking to Southeast Asia to be part of the huge growth story there. The 10 countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam - collectively known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are a global “hotspot” for growth and diversity, driven by the fast growing consumer class and rapid urbanisation.

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FREE Workshop: Accessing E-Commerce Markets

FREE Workshop: Accessing E-Commerce Markets

01.09.2017 Export Council of Australia

Don’t miss out on the chance to capitalise on the booming international online retail market, including China! FIAL and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science present this workshop developed specifically for Australian food and beverage businesses who are looking to capitalise on the tremendous opportunities that exist in the international e-commerce market!

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The TPP11 Choice In A World Of Increasing FTA Complexity

The TPP11 Choice In A World Of Increasing FTA Complexity

01.09.2017 Deborah Elms

Last week, AmCham Singapore came out with a position statement in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The 11 members of the TPP just wrapped up meetings in Sydney and AmCham members wanted to note that this business community remains committed to high quality trade agreements.

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Invitation to Workshop on Single Window

Invitation to Workshop on Single Window

31.08.2017 Brent Juratowitch

You are invited to attend a workshop focused on documenting the the needs and aspirations of Australian importers, exporters and international trade and logistics service providers in relation to a proposed Single Window for Trade for Australia. 

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ECA and HSBC launch practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various FTAs between Australia and ASEAN countries

ECA and HSBC launch practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various FTAs between Australia and ASEAN countries

31.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

In partnership with HSBC Australia, the ECA recently launched the ASEAN Connected report to highlight opportunities in the southeast Asian region for Australian businesses. The ECA and HSBC are now pleased to promote the ASEAN Connected Toolkit – a series of practical resources for accessing opportunities under the various free trade agreements between Australia and ASEAN countries:

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Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

Food and Beverage Exporters Forum

31.08.2017 Najib Lawand

The Food & Beverage Exporters Forum is a rare opportunity to engage with experienced export managers covering diverse markets, all in one room. Come ready to ask questions and network with export-minded peers. Places are limited so register now.

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Post-Brexit: What Does The Future Hold For Australian Trade

Post-Brexit: What Does The Future Hold For Australian Trade

31.08.2017 Tim Michael

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is a major turning point in Europe’s history. Brexit presents many challenges, much uncertainty, and the consequences are complex, says the Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism, Steven Ciobo. The political turmoil in the UK following the recent cliff- hanger election has thrown another spanner in the works – with Britain’s post-Brexit arrangements with the EU now unclear.

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Applications are invited for the position of Adviser (Trade)

Applications are invited for the position of Adviser (Trade)

28.08.2017 Alistair Mitchell

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing the Minister with high quality advice and analysis on legislative, policy and political issues that arise in relation to his portfolio responsibility for trade. He or she will also be responsible for liaising with the Minister’s department, stakeholders and parliamentary colleagues.

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The New US Policy Is Disruption: Implications For Asia

The New US Policy Is Disruption: Implications For Asia

28.08.2017 Deborah Elms

Three trade events unfolded last week in three different environments that each held clues for Asian watchers of US trade policy. The United States was simultaneously engaged in trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico as part of NAFTA, with South Korea as part of KORUS, and indirectly with China as part of a new trade investigation under Section 301. We have been waiting for evidence of what to expect from the US on trade. The one word answer seems to be disruption.

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International business coaching

International business coaching

24.08.2017 Lisa McAuley

The ECA’s International Business Coaching service is a one-on-one matching service that aligns the specific needs of an individual company with the services of a subject expert. The ECA has an arsenal of experts in the field of international business, these experts include ECA staff members, ECA Directors, industry professionals and academics.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN! Think YOUR FinTech can stand out in the city that never sleeps?

APPLICATIONS OPEN! Think YOUR FinTech can stand out in the city that never sleeps?

23.08.2017 Trena Blair

Apply for VentureOut – an NYC immersion program for Australian FinTechs that are ready to scale-up into the US market. This program connects the best local FinTechs to respected members of the NYC startup and tech communities, with ongoing support from Australia's most senior and respected business leaders – it’s the best way to successfully launch into a challenging international market.

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