Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan visits UNSW students in Herzliya

The following article details a visit yesterday to Australian business students from the University of NSW from Chris Cannan, Australia’s ambassador to Israel. The UNSW students are participating in a program at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

The original article was published on J-Post and can be accessed here.


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Greer Fay Cashman

February 14, 2018

AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR CHRIS CANNAN (BACK ROW CENTRE WITH BOTH ARMS RAISED) VISITING STUDENTS FROM UNSW'S BUSINESS SCHOOL IN ISRAEL.

Australian Ambassador Chris Cannan (back row centre, with both arms raised) visiting UNSW Business students in Israel.

Australian Ambassador Chris Cannan paid a visit to Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya to meet Australian students from the University of New South Wales Business School taking part in an international program formulated by the executive and continuing education division together with the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship and the University of New South Wales.

The 20 business administration students from Australia were participating in a four-week program at IDC for a hands-on experience on how Israeli start-ups work, and were focusing on five specific start-ups from the Merkspace community. The ambassador attended the students’ final presentations and said: “The Australian government, which maintains excellent relations with Israel, wishes to combine new Australian start-ups with the Israeli ecosystem, hoping they return to Australia with improved products. In the last few years, 16 Israeli companies settled in Australia and I’m sure there are more to come. From here, the Australian students will travel back to their homeland with new insights, ideas and relations, which will help them develop the Australian economy and strengthen the bond with the State of Israel.”

At the present time, 16 Israeli companies are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and more are on the way. Australian investors, aware of Israel’s developments in innovation, are eager to put their money into Israeli start-ups.