October 29, 2018

Victorian Government Trade Mission to Israel – December 2018

You are invited to join a Victorian Government delegation to the 2018 Bioforum Summit in Tel Aviv.

The Victorian Government, through Trade Victoria, is coordinating a medtech-biotech-pharma delegation to Israel, centred around the Bioforum Summit in Tel Aviv, in December.

This is a great opportunity to showcase our strengths and capabilities, whilst also learning more about Israel’s highly innovative and commercially-oriented ecosystem.

Mission dates?

9 to 16 December 2018

Who should attend?

Organisations that work within the biotech and pharma sector, including SMEs, early start ups, academic institutions, and service providers are encouraged to participate.

Why should you attend?

Victoria has significant strengths in a range of research and industry capabilities including infectious disease and diagnostics, cancer, neurology and regenerative medicine.
Melbourne is also a leading international location and a strategic hub in the Asia-Pacific for new drug candidate identification, medicinal chemistry and drug optimisation as well as clinical trials.

The Victorian Government is keen to showcase these strengths and will provide your organisation with a variety of marketing opportunities, connection points and networking resources to support your participation at the Summit, as well as promotion of any announcement you might like to make.

What’s included?


  • The Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in Europe will work together with Bioforum Israel, Trade Victoria and Invest Victoria to assist in maximising business opportunities.
  • We can also organise an email introduction/conference call to discuss your business needs in the market.
  • Any media announcements/stories that you would like to propose
  • Strategic news and case studies to boost the profile of Victorian organisations through conventional and social media channels. Please let us know if there are any stories that you would like included.
  • A pre-mission briefing will also be held in Melbourne just prior to departure.

The mission:

  • Planning has already begun, with a week full of visits, professional networking activities and exposure to Israel medtech-biotech ecosystem. It is anticipated there will be a Victorian Symposium and networking event on 10 December prior to the Summit, and a series of site visits and business meetings following the summit.


  • Trade Victoria is keen to work with participating Victorian organisations to use the meetings during the mission for recruitment of international delegates for our annual March Victorian Invitation Program (VIP) event, in which strategic international delegates are hosted in Melbourne for partnering events, and broader exposure to the full range of Victoria’s medical technology and pharmaceutical capabilities.
  • We’re also keen to work with Victorian organisations to be able to follow-up on initial engagements at Bioforum Summit with personal invitations to visit Melbourne and continue to explore opportunities, or to execute partnering deals.
What’s not included?

The Victorian Government will not pay for airfares, accommodation, meals outside of official activities or conference registration fees.

How do I sign up?

Register to participate on the Trade Victoria website here.

When registering, please confirm what benefits you would like to avail, particularly your interest in:

  • Business meetings and the names of organisations you would like to meet
  • Having your logo and a 150 word profile in the mission collateral
  • Any media announcements/stories that you would like to propose
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