‘Shifting Wealth’ from West to East over next 25 Years
Middle Class spurs growth and Innovation a nd there is a huge swell of Middle Class in China, Asia and India (growth from 1.8b people spending $21trillion to 4.6b spending 56trillion
Annual output to grow from 63 trillion per annum to 200 trillion per annum in 25 years
 The growth does not depend on a rebound in US or European consumer demand, but depends on the inevitable demand from a new large, growing  Asian middle class, that is  of  sufficient  size  to provide the impetus for demand growth that the 




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Asia's Rise- How and When

Hans Rosling is a Guru - He predicts the rise of Asia

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AusTrade's ICT Overview

Australia is one of the world’s most savvy ICT nations, and is an established world leader in the provision of technology solutions for government, eLearning and IT services. Exports of Australian ICT contributed more than A$5.3 billion to the economy in 2005 (ABS), and there is strong potential for even greater exports.

see Austrade

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Duotags offers a superior alternative to existing livestock tags currently on the market. The species-specific range of electronic and visual management tags have been designed for lifetime livestock transportability and trackability.

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Market development can take time and cash flows must be carefully managed. Financial assistance and advice is available from a number of government and private sector agencies.

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For over 200 years countries and companies, big and small have attempted to sell their products and services into the Americas.

This $13 trillion plus market generates opportunities that seem endless and incredibly enticing. However, the number of success stories relative to the number of attempts suggests that better planning and local knowledge could have been better applied.

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At some point in their career, many, if not all, Australian Artists hope to go to America and try their craft in Los Angeles. 'In L.A. I constantly meet with visiting Australians in the film and TV industries', explains Eric Feig. 'I cannot tell you how many times I have had an Aussie actor, writer or director tell me that they wished they had the information and advice I shared with them in my office before they came to Hollywood...

For a hard copy of information, please contact Eric Feig or Ivan Kaye

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Where the Big Money meets the Big Ideas

The Venture Summit will host 50 CEO Showcases (including up to 10 Innovative Australian Companies) from companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers. The Venture Summit's goal is to match growth company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities. At the Venture Summit , our editors will also honor the AO Top Dealmakers and the annual AO Industry Analyst All-Star team.

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The Australian Financial Review --- Page: 12 : 21 November 2007

Original article by Tracy Sutherland

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The BSI/AlwaysOne Venture Summit Tentative Schedule

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6 CEO’s of BSI's companies will have the opportunity to present their market strategies and business partnering objectives with 44 qualified six-minute

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Labor plans to increase funding from $150m pa to $300m pa

The Australian Financial Review --- Page: 29 : 12 October 2007 Original article by Tracy Sutherland

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Silicon savvy

Companies with innovative technology need to pitch their ideas professionally at the source of most venture capital - the United States.

It has cost Christina Tutone "a couple of houses and a marriage" but her business is only weeks from launching. For four years she has been building Aditlast, a "last minute" online advertising sales venture that provides distressed or remnant advertising at bargain-basement prices.

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Just as a lizard can find the perfect spot in the sun or shade to control its body temperature, Australian award winning solar home heating and cooling innovation Sun Lizard can help heat or cool rooms while cutting energy bills and greenhouse emissions.

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Australian technology that delivers natural daylight to the inner core of residential or commercial buildings is helping to brighten living and work spaces, while cutting energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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BSI, Australia’s leading private business export development company in the USA has been congratulated by the prestigious AlwaysOn group for “expanding the global Silicon Valley to Australia” as it brings four of Australia’s most innovative

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GoingGreen is where cutting-edge Greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth. Green technology innovators are transforming the global energy, water, agriculture, transportation, construction, manufacturing, and resource recovery establishments - trillion dollar industries.

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BSI was honoured to have Chris present to their clients and community in Sydney and Melbourne.

If VCs and Angels like what they see at Demo, there is a good chance that the Startup will achieve greatness.

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The BSI 1st Investor Forum in Silicon Valley last week was heralded a resounding success with the delegation of eight companies securing two AlwaysOn top 100 awards and national media coverage for their innovations.

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Australia's Terra Fuel Technologies has come up with a device that, when added to a diesel car, bus or truck, lets the vehicle also run partly on ethanol. You need to add a second gas tank on the vehicle to hold ethanol, but in the end, it's an ethanol-diesel car. The device, a black box, controls the flow of ethanol into the engine.

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Feedback from people who attended the conference.

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Gateway Service

BSI can provide you with valuable market information through our extensive Network Base.

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The pace of change in the technology industry continues to accelerate. Tuesday, CEOs from start-up private companies throughout the world gathered at Stanford University to mark the start of the 2007 Stanford Summit. It's a two-and-a-half day gathering that highlights significant trends affecting the global technology industries.

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Many readers will be aware of the EMDG, a Federal initiative designed to help Australian companies grow export markets overseas. In a nutshell, the grant is designed to help defray the cost of marketing your goods or

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BSI led a delegation of 8 Disruptive Innovative Australian Companies looking to commercialise their innovations in the USA.

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Join the BSI team in San Francisco and attend the AlwaysOn Stanford Innovation Summit

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10 CEO’s of BSI's companies will have the opportunity to present their products/ services and business models to the AlwaysOn 2007 audience. The CEO Showcase packages includes:

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8 CEO’s of BSI's companies will have the opportunity to present their market strategies and business partnering objectives with 22 other Greentech Companies on the main stage at GoingGreen 2007 audience.

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The Boot Camp provides insights and skills to founders and managers of new companies to help them successfully grow and develop. The program provides an advanced, fast-paced learning environment based on the silicon-valley start-up and venture capital models.

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The AlwaysOn Network (alwayson.goingon.com) focuses on the sweet spots in the technology markets, where innovation is disrupting behavior and creating new business opportunities. Borrowing from the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AlwaysOn was launched in 2003.

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A key objective of Austrade is to increase the number of exporters, increase export value and international business outcomes. To do this Austrade has recognised the important part Consultants have in helping them promote and manage the EMDG Scheme.

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Austrade has recognized the importance of the USA as a trading partner for Ozzie Companies, and have come to the party by appointing 20 Austrade Offices around the USA… split up into 8 Industry Groups.

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Why do some companies consistently win in the marketplace, while others struggle from crisis to crisis? The answer, according to Allen Pathmarajah is Leadership, a skill with which one is not born, but one that needs to be learnt.

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Harvey Gartrell Joins BSI

We are delighted to announce that Harvey Gartrell has joined our Export and EMDG Practice with effect from 1 May 2007. Harvey brings to BSI a vast amount of experience in Exports.

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Fishing with Rex

BSI Launches its Gateway to USA programme at GDAY USA 2007

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Croc Media

Crocmedia helps businesses get noticed in the USA and Australia. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and Melbourne, Crocmedia will help you develop and implement international marketing strategies with in-country media, trends and business expertise.

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Market development can take time and cash flows must be carefully managed. Financial assistance and advice is available from a number of government and private sector agencies.

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Sophia Chua interviews Mark Vaile, Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister, Margaret Ward, GM of the EMDG at Austrade and Ivan Kaye of BSI about improved incentives for exporters 10 July 2006

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The Export Market Development Grant Scheme as Administered by Austrade has gone through a review and there are a number of changes that have been made with effect from 1 July 2006, that bodes well for our clients.

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In January 2006, the Hon Mark Vaile MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, announced the continuation of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme for a further five years, until the end of 2010-11.

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The ECG met to listen to Austrade's policy directions and interpreations; ongoing education, networking and strengthening relationships; education about products to assist exporters such as export finance (from ECG Sponsoor HSBC); export training from our partner (Australian Insiute of Export AIEX).

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50 SMEs looking to export to USA heard war stories from Martin Hosking - founder of looksmart.com, Rob Smyth of Bluereef and Ivor Frischknecht of Starfish Ventures. The USA Gateway Panel was facilitated by Ivan Kaye, a Director of BSI.

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Lisa Donath, Director of Events, together with Bronte Price and the NSW DSRD team, organised the USA Gateway Forum at NSW DSRD's new offices on the 47th Floor of the MLC Centre overlooking Sydney. The Guests and the Panel networked until 8:30pm swapping cards, war stories and extracting the gems from the panel and each other.

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Active Imagination LLC and BSI have a strategic alliance to assist Australian companies gain valuable distribution and shelf space in the North American markets.

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Entries for the 2006 Australian Export Awards are now open, and we encourage all exporters to apply

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Reinforcing its commitment to helping grow small to medium businesses, Business Strategies International (BSI) today announced a trade mission to the 2006 Asian Technology Roundtable Exhibition (ATRE) being held in Beijing later this month.

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In the 2002-03 financial year, $143.9 million was paid to 3843 Australian businesses. The average grant was $36,280. Over two-thirds of businesses receiving EMDG reported annual income of $5 million or less. In the 2001/02 grant year there were 526 tourism recipients (14% of all recipients).

source:- Australian Tourism Export Council and Austrade

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The 30th of June 2005 is the final day for expenses to be paid (acquitted in EMDG terminology) in order to be allowed as an expense in the 2005 EMDG application

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As required under the EMDG Act, the Hon Mark Vail MP, Minister for Trade, has requested Austrade to conduct a review of the EMDG scheme and to give him a written report by June, 2005 making recommendations about the continuation of the scheme.

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Channel design – BSI works with Clients to evaluate the optimum routes to market. Implementing partnerships, alliances and distribution strategies require significant investment,

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Ocean and Earth at Sussex Inlet and Air Affairs Australia in South Nowra are two Shoalhaven firms that have benefited from the Federal Governments ‘Export Market Development Grant’ (EMDG), which has grown by 5% on the year before.

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ECAL, the Export Consultants Association Limited, was set up to represent the interests of Australian exporters as well as the interests of export consultants.

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Dr Ivan Gulas

Dr Gulas has been involved with entertainment technologies for over a decade. He has been repeatedly cited as an innovator. In a lead article, WIRED named him as one of "25 players who are reinventing entertainment" in Hollywood

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The IR&DB studied 25 firms who set up headquarters overseas or transferred their IP to an overseas company.

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BSI has called for a review on the legislation relating to ICT companies, who export Intellectual Property and Services.

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BSI is proud to be an alliance partner with the Australian Trade Centre.

The Australian Trade Centre is a permanent show case of Australian products for export.

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The Australian Government's trade promotion agency, Austrade, is organising several business missions to Japan in connection with the Aichi World Expo targeting Automotive, Biotechnology, Environmental Technology and Services, Food and ICT.

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Austrade is inviting Australian exporters seeking to broaden their market into Japan to join one of its five trade missions that run in conjunction with the World Expo at Aichi, Japan.

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Austrade has reiterated it is a national priority to increase the number of exporters and is urging organisations based in outer suburban areas and regional Australia to give exporting a go.

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The Australian Trade Centre has entered into an agreement with Austrade, City of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Export to jointly host a series of 'Ticket to Export' functions on the last Wednesday of each month

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Exporters who claimed their 2002 and 2003 Export Market Development Grants did not receive their full entitlement. For the financial year ending 2003, 4163 companies claimed grants, up from 3391 in 2001-02.

article by Ivan Kaye

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When launching the Vic Govts export programme over here in April, Steve Bracks targeted Victorian exports to go from $26b - $30b over next 5 years – with focus on N Asia, India and Middle East.

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"The Federal Government’s decision to run-down the Export Market Development Grants Scheme will only serve to undermine the effectiveness of Australian exporters, especially smaller exporters, in vital overseas markets.

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Engineers Australia is the peak body for engineering practitioners in Australia. It is the largest and most diverse engineering association in Australia with 76,000 members.

source:- engineers australia website

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It was noted by the exhibition and event association of Australia that the Minister for Trade announced on the 14th of May 2001 that the EMDG scheme's minimum grant is to be increased to $5,000, effective for applications lodged from 1/7/2002.

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