Industry Resources

As a network of international business specialists we are happy to share some of our insights and go-to-resources that we use in our everyday work.

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Insights and go-to-resources that we use in our everyday work.

If you think we are missing any useful tips or must knows when it comes to international business, please let us know and we can add it in! 

We will soon provide information here on different academic and professional training courses with a focus on international trade & investment competency development.

If you are an academic/training provider with courses that could be relevant to our members please contact us.

We will soon provide information here on different academic and professional training courses with a focus on international trade & investment competency development.

If you are an academic/training provider with courses that could be relevant to our members please contact us.

Industry Resources

18 September 2020

The 2020 ANZ Opportunity Asia Report is a survey of 1,000 Australian business decision makers across a variety of industries, from small businesses to large corporates, to capture their sentiments and experiences in doing business in Asia.

The report combines survey data with timely case studies and industry research, to understand how companies are adapting to the COVID-19 environment. It provides actionable insights to help build a recovery and growth strategy. The report covers three key sections:

  1. Asia Market Opportunities
  2. Leveraging Digital Platforms
  3. Assess, Redesign and Rebound

Chapter one discusses how the post-COVID-19 landscape could take shape and why Australia is well positioned to weather the storm. Chapter two explores how to leverage technology during disruption, while chapter three provides insights to help businesses assess current conditions; redesign their business model and prepare for the rebound.

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14 September 2020

The Why Australia Benchmark Report 2020 provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business. The report examines five key reasons for investing in Australia – its resilient economy, dynamic industries, innovation & skills, global ties and strong foundations – and compares Australia’s credentials with other countries.

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2 September 2020

Australia China Business Council and Redfern Digital presented on 1 September 2020 on Setting Up an Online Store for China.

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29 August 2020

La Trobe University presented The Ideas and Society Program on Thursday 27 August on the topic The China Challenge: Can a New Cold War be Avoided?


  • The Honourable Kevin Rudd AC, Australia’s 26th Prime Minister
  • Linda Jakobson, Founding Director, Deputy Chair, China Matters
  • Professor Nick Bisley, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University
  • Dr. Rebecca Strating, Executive Director of La Trobe Asia, L Trobe University.
  • Click the link for a recording of the session

28 August 2020

Download the presentation from the NSW Going Global Trade Program on Agribusiness, Food and Beverage to China, India, Japan, Korea, UAE & Middle East, and Vietnam

Webinar held by NSW Treasury on Wednesday, 26 August 2020

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27 August 2020

Download the presentation from the Going Global – Pathway to India, introductory session targeted at Medtech companies, that was held on August 25, 2020.

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14 August 2020

Minister, the Hon., Simon Birmingham MP launched Asialink Business’ landmark report Winning in Asia: Creating long-term value, which serves as a blueprint for success in future engagement with our region, on 11 August 2020.

“I commend the report’s comprehensive, strategic approach to outlining how to win in Asia. The 14 strategies identified are relevant to business, to government, to intermediaries, business councils and industry groups. It provides a roadmap for us all to work collaboratively to increase the dividends from working with Asia”, commented Minister Birmingham.

To find out more, visit

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13 April 2020

Download Event Insights by contributor Genevieve Neilson from the Doing Business in Asia event held on 2 March 2020. Guests had the opportunity to hear from an exceptional panel who discussed what it means to be conducting business in Asia with insights into Trade & Investment Opportunities for Australia in the new Decade. Our thanks to Genevieve for providing this paper for Professionals in International Trade’s members, subscribers and guests. Genevieve is a member of the Trade Policy Committee for Professionals in International Trade.

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January 2020

Could your business benefit from international market research? Is there a business issue you are seeking to solve but you have limited time and resources to allocate? PIT has partnered with Practera to offer members access to the Global Trade Accelerator program (GTA) where you can engage a team of university students to do international market research for your business at no financial cost.

The Global Trade Accelerator Program (GTA) is a virtual program that enables Australia-based exporters and trade professionals to engage teams of university students to do a market research project and provide recommendations on how to grow business internationally. Practera delivers the program in partnership with Australian Universities and the NSW Government. The focus of the program is on supporting students to develop their employability skills whilst delivering outcomes for organisations. Practera is currently accepting applications from organisations for projects to be undertaken in February and March 2020 by a student team from a participating university, which includes three Go8 research-intensive universities of University of Melbourne, University of Queensland and UNSW and highly ranked university under 50-years of age, Edith Cowan University. For more information on getting your organisation involved in the program, please watch this video.

Benefits for your organisation:

  • High-quality outcomes through a tailored research report for your business.
  • Fresh insights and ideas though a diverse multinational research team.
  • No financial cost to your business to participate in the program.
  • Low resource allocation of one hour of your time to provide online feedback each week.

Please register your interest here or email Evelina Gotlib on E: