AICC(WA)’s End of Year 2022 Communique

Dear Members and friends,

Thank you all for your support during a fulfilling and fast paced 2022 of Chamber events & activity.

Despite the constant changes we face and deal with, the AICC(WA) continues to attract top level
speakers to it’s program every year, with 2022 being no exception demonstrated this year by
many highlights:

• Three globally renowned Israel experts presenting in the ‘Personalised Medicine’ area;
• An in-person address in Perth by Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the OCED,
following his visit to Israel. He presented on his impressions of the two speed economy

Mr Mathias Cormann, Secretary General OCED, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

in Israel, within the context of his previous experience in Australian public office at the
Federal level and understanding of WA’s current and future economy;
• The AICC(WA) Annual Healthcare Event with 40 Perron, featuring Dr Michael Mosley, UK
doctor, medical journalist, best selling author, TV presenter and producer; and
interviewer AICC(WA)’s Board Member Professor Fiona Wood AM FRCS FRACS;

• Plus two Israel Ambassadors; an Innovation Summit with leading Israeli speakers; our
AICC(WA) The Agency Property Event, our GeoPolitical address by Greg Copley AO andour
PKF’s Productivity Solutions Series delivery on Meeting the Productivity Challenge;
• Culminating in an outstanding presentation at the Annual AICC(WA) Dr Patricia V Kailis
AM OBE Women of Achievement event featuring by Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, Australia’s
Chief Scientist. See below-the tradition continues….

Looking forward to 2023

Upcoming Events include

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Calendar of Events

2023 “Have You Ever Thought of Going or Returning to Israel?”

Next year will see a return to trade delegations to Israel from WA. We already have a number of
delegations planned. The first is a Start-Up Innovation Delegation under the banner of “New
Economies for WA” inviting the start-up ecosystem in WA (start-ups, investors, IP professionals,
incubator and shared space operators and innovation professionals et al).

The second is a Health and Medical Innovation Delegation to further advance the collaboration
initiated from the 2019 Delegation led by Deputy Premier Roger Cook. Leaders of the WA Health
& Medical Innovation ecosystem are invited to express their interest in attending or
recommending one of their colleagues to experience what they have seen or wish to bring a wave
of fresh innovative thinking and network into their organisation.

Complementing these group delegations we have also booked in several bespoke and private
delegations exploring new opportunities in sectors such as ag-tech, hi-data and nanotechnology,
green-tech and energy.

I invite you to join us with AICC(WA) Delegation Director, Mark Majzner, to see first-hand all that
Israel has to offer. Please contact Mark to learn more and register your interest in these
upcoming delegations. If you are thinking about visiting Israel and would like to form a delegation
around your area of interest please reach out.
(see upcoming events, past event articles and latest news from Israel below)

To Join ……Click here for………..AICC(WA) Membership

The end of the year is quickly approaching, so I would like to wish you and all your loved ones a happy
and safe festive season and a prosperous 2023.

Very best, John
John Cluer

Chief Executive AICC(WA)
Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (WA) Inc
ABN 41 669 709 197 PO Box 44 Claremont West Australia 6910 e:
Mobile: 0419 938 480

2022 in Review and Feature Research Reports

Some of the highlights of the year are below, each of which link to a summary article providing an
overview of the event content and key messages:

Women of Achievement – Major Business LunchDr Cathy Foley AO PSM
Australia’s Chief Scientist
So you think you know what’s good for you?Dr Michael Mosley
Medical Journalist
Israel’s Economic Outlook:
A view from Mathias Cormann, OECD
Secretary General
Mr Mathias Cormann, OECD
Secretary General
After The War Was OverHis Excellency
Mr Mark Sofer
Former Israel Ambassador to Australia

2023 Events:

Latest News from Israel

Israel is among the top 20 global economies in GDP per capita for the first time – During this year of crisis, Israel managed to make the most of its resilience and position itself among the richest economies in the world.

Israel Discovers Another Natural Gas Field – A new natural gas reservoir has been discovered off Israel’s
coast, giving another significant boost to Israel’s rapidly developing energy industry.

Israeli startups have raised $13.5 billion in the first nine months of 2022. – In September 2022, Israeli
startups raised $800 million, according to press releases seen by “Globes.”

Turning Your Kitchen Leftovers Into Cooking Gas – Households can now turn their food scraps into
cooking gas using a compact and affordable version of industrial equipment.

Look Past Israel’s Bonkers Politics. Its Economy Is Thriving – Unlike any of the 34 developed economies,
Israel is poised to achieve 5.2% gross domestic product growth in 2022, 3.5% in 2023 and 3.5% in 2024.

Israeli climate tech scientists, startups nab over $2m in prizes at inaugural confab – 3 scientists, 7
companies win Climate Solutions Prize, launched last year by philanthropists to promote innovative
Israeli solutions to climate crisis.

Can Israel’s marine agriculture feed the world’s future? – Reps. from 25 countries and a bevy of Israeli
marine agriculture start-ups gathered to highlight innovative solutions to traditional agriculture’s
shortcomings in the face of climate change.

Mapping the Israeli contech landscape – There are around 100 start-ups in Israel active in the
construction tech sector, with VC funding growing from a few million in 2018 to half a billion in the first
half of 2022 alone, according to Viola Ventures.

Israel’s economy is setting sail into the deep blue tech sea – After missing the boat for years, Israel is
now casting a net for more maritime innovation and technology, diving into a worldwide trend with a
focus on sustainability

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