2019 Certified Trade Mission to Australia

SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE TWO CITIES, TWICE AS MANY INVESTORS

December 2, 2019 - December 5, 2019

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2019 Certified Trade Mission to Australia

SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE TWO CITIES, TWICE AS MANY INVESTORS

December 2, 2019 - December 5, 2019

For all Alternative Asset Fund Managers
One-to-One meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices and Institutions

WHY AUSTRALIA?
*350 FAMILY OFFICES
*TOTAL  WEALTH OF 350 BILLION DOLLARS
*RANGE IN WEALTH FROM 12 B TO 200 B
*SECOND GENERATION SFO HEADS INVESTING IN VC, PE & TECH
*AUSTRALIA’S ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ASSETS RANKED AS FOURTH LARGEST IN THE WORLD
*166B  IN DIRECT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS
*64B  IN REAL ESTATE FUNDS
*22.8 B IN HEDGE FUNDS
*9.2 B IN REAL ASSETS
*7.4B IN PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS OF FUNDS
*2.9 B ILLIQUID CREDIT
*2.1B PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

Key Features

Minimum of forty one-on-one personal meetings with leading institutions and family offices in Sydney and Melbourne and surrounding cities.

Focused, structured, organized and pre-arranged private meetings

Convened by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration and the U.S. Embassy

No placement agency fees or commissions

Full contact information and background provided to GPs prior to all meetings

Promotion of your firm to 150+ local institutional investors, single- and multi-family offices

What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?

Testimonial

The Trade Mission to Singapore was one of the most well-organized and productive events we have attended. It was an excellent way to meet a broad range of key institutions and private investors in the region, and we found it highly worthwhile.

— Lacey MehranVice President, VSS

  1. Without the trade mission format it would be impossible to set up 20-30 LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time, and energy saved.
  2. The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
  3. Without US Government support, you would most likely need to hire a placement agent, which would be a significant up-front cash expenditure.
  4. A placement agent would also charge you a commission on your earned management fee and on your performance fee. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
  5. There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one day and all the LPs come to your hotel. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, “Time is Money”.
  6. The US Embassy is the co-organizer for the Certified Trade Mission which lends a prestige to the event, helps guarantee the quality of the attendees, and limits the attrition prior to the event.

Event Co-Chair(s)

In formation

LP Participant Profile

Australian LPs will be invited by our Australian national co-chairmen in both Sydney and Melbourne and the U.S. Embassy in Canberra . We expect strong attendance from more than forty highly qualified pension funds and insurance companies, banks, single- and multi-family offices, wealth management advisors, and high net worth individuals that either have an exposure to US alternative assets or have expressed an interest in doing so in the future. This Certified Trade Mission will provide you the opportunity for one-on-one private meetings with each LP in attendance. Seven Hundred LPs have been identified as potential Australian Institutional and family office attendees. The LP list will be qualified further once the U.S. delegation is selected to ensure compatibility with the U.S. Funds attending.

Agenda

December 2, 2019

  • Arrival in Melbourne, Australia
  • Check in at the Sheraton Hotel

December 3, 2019

  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast in the Hotel.
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am

    Networking and Registration of US GP delegates and Melbourne LP delegates in the foyer of the Grand Ballroom.
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    One-on-one meetings, in the Grand Ballroom. Members of the US delegation will meet one-on-one with each investment professional from the leading Melbourne institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, and family offices. Each attendee will meet with each Australian LP. Meetings will be approximately twenty minutes long.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Networking lunch with the US Fund Managers and the Australian LP's
  • 1:30 pm

    Trade Mission in Melbourne Ends
  • 4:00 pm

    Travel to Sydney on your own
  • 5:00 pm

    Check in to the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
  • Overnight in Sydney

December 4, 2019

  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast in the exclusive private Horizon Lounge Executive Lounge
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am

    Networking and Registration of US GP delegates and LP delegates from Sydney
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    One-on-one meetings, in the Ballroom. Members of the US delegation will meet one-on-one with each investment professional from the leading Sydney based institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, and family offices. Each attendee will meet with each Australian LP. Meetings will be approximately twenty minutes long.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Networking lunch with the US Fund Managers and the Australian LP's
  • 1:30 pm

    Trade Mission Ends
  • Overnight in Sydney at the Shangri-La Hotel

December 5, 2019

  • Breakfast in the Horizon private Lounge
  • Check out and Departure

*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.

Fees & Registration

Fee

First Attendee: $22,500
Second Attendee: $4,500

Payment may be made by wire transfer. Full payment is required to reserve your attendance and is due immediately.

Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.

Visa is required for all U.S. citizens to travel to Australia.  The Australian Electronic Travel Authority is an electronic visa that grants entry to Australia.It is available for one year to tourist and business visitors. It is electronically attached to your passport. There is no paperwork required. The application process is conducted online and you receive confirmation almost immediately. The link is: https://autraveladvisory.com/travelandbusinessvisa/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8IKXpPOU5AIVlfhkCh0CVgBUEAAYASAAEgIBtvD_BwE

 

Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:

Monday December 2, 2019-One night at the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne-Deluxe room

Tuesday December 3, 2019 and Wednesday December 4th, 2019: Two nights at the Five- star Shangri-La hotel in a Horizon King room including access to the exclusive Executive Horizon Lounge

INCLUDED MEALS: Tuesday, December 3, 2019- Breakfast, lunch, and coffee break. Wednesday, December 4, 2019-Breakfast, lunch and coffee break. Thursday, December 5, 2019- Breakfast

Dedicated on site team for you while in Australia

Complete Conference program including one on one meetings arranged with Melbourne’s leading institutional investors and family offices on December 3rd and Complete Conference program including one on one meetings arranged with Sydney’s leading institutional investors and family offices on December 4,2019.

Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission.

Accomodations

Check In: Monday, December 2, 2019
Check Out: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel 
27 Little Collins Street
Melbourne  3000 Australia

Check In: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Check Out: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
176 Cumberland Street
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

 

Application

Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy is as follows:

60 days or more: Refund of 75% of full Payment
59-30 Days: 10% refund
Less than 30 days: No refund