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Sustainability Trade Mission 2013

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 Sustainability Trade Mission to Israel

Sunday, 20 October – Saturday, 26 October, 2013



The Israel Trade Commission and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you and your senior colleagues to our upcoming Sustainability Trade Mission to Israel which will focus on Water Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Cleantech and other areas of impact on our environment. The Mission is scheduled for Sunday, 20 October – Saturday, 26 October, 2013 and will coincide with Israel’s prestigious Water and Cleantech exhibition – Watec Israel 2013

The Trade Mission will be led by The Hon Nicholas Kotsiras MP Minister for Energy and Resources, and is specifically designed for CEO’s, sustainability managers, engineers, policy makers, and senior management from industry, government and academia.  The Mission will combine exposure to key Israeli industry figures together with topical high level business meetings designed to expose delegates to innovative business ideas and opportunities. To read the Information flyer for the Mission click here

Israel is considered a world expert in the fields of desalination, water treatment and reclamation, water safety, and agricultural water technologies such as the drip irrigation – an Israeli invention. Its renewable energy industry is also placed at the forefront of the global arena, Israeli alternative energy companies are considered industry pioneers in solar and geothermal technologies.

The Mission enables delegates to share experiences with their Israeli counterparts and create areas for mutual collaboration. Watec Israel 2013 brings together Israeli and global leaders from the Cleantech sector to foster debate, enhance collaboration and share insights on the key issues facing the world’s water and sustainability systems. In 2011, more than 27,000 visitors from 104 countries representing 150 official delegations attended the Watec Israel conference.

The Mission is also a great opportunity for participants to network and interact with leading figures from the water, energy and Cleantech industry within Australia.

Group and individual meetings will be arranged with a cross section of Israeli business, academic and political leaders. The program also includes 2 days of sightseeing of the Old City of Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea and Tel-Aviv.

The Mission intends to include meetings with the following:

  • Ashkelon Desalination Plant – Produces 100 million m³ of desalinated water per year, making it the largest facility of its kind in the world
  • Chief Scientist office
  • IDE Technologies – Pioneer and leader in delivery of sophisticated water solutions, working with state-of-the-art desalination technologies
  • Netafim – World pioneer of drip irrigation
  • Nirosoft – World leader in tailor made Water and Wastewater Solutions
  • Shaf-Dan Sewage Plant – Israel’s largest waste-water plant
  • Solel  – World leader in design, manufacture and installation of solar fields for large scale power generation
  • Universities and start-ups
  • Watec 2013 conference and exhibition
  • Weizmann Institute of Science – an international centre of scientific research
  • ZenithSolar – developed a modular and easily scalable high concentration photovoltaic system

Trade Missions to Israel have been organised and run since 1989. Recent missions have been led by the Hon Bill Shorten MP, the Hon. Bob Carr MP, Graham Bradley AM, former President Business Council of Australia, the Hon Warren Truss MP, then Minister for Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries; former NSW Premier the Hon Nathan Rees MP, Kevin McCann AM, Chairman of Origin Energy and Macquarie Group and Senator Helen Coonan, then Minister for Communications.

For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Josh Wermut

02 9388 0382 /



Event Details

22 - 24 October 2013
The Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center
Rokach Boulevard, Tel Aviv, Israel

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