Episodes
Selling clean, green Australian beef to the world. Co-owner and stud manager Ashley Kirk from Rockley Brahmans describes how the company’s exporting strategy has evolved over time, targeting Japan initially and then progressing to Europe and South East Asia.
Published 01/23/20
Published 01/23/20
Tasmanian honey may be the best in the world but selling it overseas has its challenges. Managing Director of Australian Honey Products, Lindsey Bourke, describes how he fell into beekeeping to become one of the leaders in Australian premium food exports.
Published 01/21/20
From Diggers and Crocodile Dundee to surf shops and social media. Managing Director of Akubra, Stephen Keir, discusses how the family-owned business has adapted to generational changes and ever-changing fashion trends to sell one of Australia’s most iconic brands to the world.
Published 01/21/20
“No one knows your own product like yourself”. Nigel Grigg from mineral processing company, Gekko Systems, explains how being ahead of the technology game, maintaining an agile business mindset and understanding the culture of each market, lead to exporting success right across the globe.
Published 01/21/20
“There’s so much more to do than Uluru.” Director and part-owner of SEIT Outback Australia, Brett Graham, lets us in on the secret behind attracting international visitors to his unique, tailor-made tours.
Published 01/21/20
CEO and founder of Bondi Wash, Belinda Everingham explains how she jumped on trend of Australian natural botanicals taking off overseas and achieved exporting success – but not without a David and Goliath fight against one of America’s biggest international retailers.
Published 01/21/20
What does the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement do for your business? Learn from the co-founder of Australia's leading gourmet macadamia producer, Brookfarm, plus Michael Clifton from Australia China Business Council.
Published 06/25/19
How the US-China trade war could impact your business, with founder of Rode Microphones, Peter Freedman, and leader of PWC Australia’s Asia Practice, Andrew Parker.
Published 06/25/19
Covering the basics of how to set up your business in China with John Fargher from Steriline Racing and Managing Director of HHK Advisory, Kevin Hobgood-Brown.
Published 06/25/19
How to protect your intellectual property in China with Malcolm McKechnie from bicycle technology business, Knog, and David Bennett from IP Australia.
Published 06/25/19
Why you should be taking advantage of China’s second tier cities, with Pip Crawford from CMV Wines and Director of Geopolitics and Tax at KPMG Australia, Merriden Varrall.
Published 06/25/19
With its abundance of resources and great tradition of immigration, Argentina still has huge potential, despite what you read in the paper. Economist Tim Harcourt sits down with the Argentine Ambassador to Australia, Dr Hugo Javier Gobbi, to discuss the importance of trust, transparency and relationships when doing business in Argentina.
Published 02/14/19
A small country, punching above its weight. Economist Tim Harcourt speaks with the Consulate-General of Uruguay, Conrado Silveira Rodriguez, about why current political and economic stability and a growing and educated middle-class make Uruguay an attractive option for Australians looking to do business overseas.
Published 02/14/19
Brexit is the talk of the town as the UK prepares to leave the European Union in 2019. Economist Tim Harcourt sits down with David McCredie from The Australian British Chamber of Commerce to discuss the short and long-term impact Brexit will have on businesses in Australia and around the world.
Published 02/14/19
While Trump embraces protectionism and economic populism, Mexico is an open country when it comes to trade. Economist Tim Harcourt speaks with Mexican Trade Commissioner to Australia, Esau Garza, about the top opportunities for Australians doing businesses in this young and promising country.
Published 02/14/19
One of the oldest countries in the world is now a leading innovator. Economist Tim Harcourt chats with Tanya Oziel from Trans-Tasman Business Circle about Israel's thriving start-up scene, technological advances and why the country's strange position of not being able to trade with their neighbours may, in fact, be a blessing in disguise.
Published 02/14/19
Drug cartels and civil war once gripped the country but times have changed. Economist Tim Harcourt speaks with Colombian Ambassador to Australia, Jaime Bueno-Miranda, about the opportunities for Australians looking to do business in Colombia and the ‘small and silent revolution’ that is turning the county's international image and economic fortunes around.
Published 02/14/19
China is booming – not just in Shanghai and Beijing – but in the 2nd and 3rd tier cities too. Economist Tim Harcourt chats to founder of online shopping app Stashd, Jessica Wilson, about how she took China by storm. They discuss how Chinese buying habits have changed, the country’s unique social media landscape and the sometimes-confusing concept of “saving face”.
Published 07/02/18
Peru is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, thanks to advances in mining, agriculture and education. Economist Tim Harcourt and Trade Commissioner of Peru in Australia, Mario Vargas, discuss how Peru has become a “superfood superpower”, the importance of face-to-face contact when doing business and the Peruvian love affair with both legal contracts - and llamas.
Published 07/02/18
Trust is key when it comes to doing business in Japan – so how do you earn it? Economist Tim Harcourt speaks to Principle of Laneway Consulting, Richard Grupetta, about how to navigate the cultural nuances of a Japanese meeting, the biggest mistake you can make at a business dinner and why the role of the geisha is often misunderstood.
Published 07/02/18
Going to India is a life-changing experience - not just a chance to make a quick buck. Economist Tim Harcourt speaks to founder of multicultural events company Gandhi Creations, Sonia Gandhi, about why India is the place to do business now, the importance of treating each state as a different country and why you should never assume you’re the only one with India on their radar.
Published 07/02/18
Chile has long been considered the jaguar of South America, much like an Asian tiger. Economist Tim Harcourt speaks with lawyer Harris Gomez (Harris Gomez Group) about how Chile has become the gateway to the rest South America, the opportunities beyond mining and the one thing you should never mention in business meetings.
Published 07/02/18
Brazil isn’t just about samba, sand and soccer - it also has scale. Economist Tim Harcourt chats with director of SalDolce Fine Foods, Cristina Talacko about how to get your foot in the door, where to seek local legal, tax and workplace advice and why despite recent political upsets, Brazil is really too big to ignore.
Published 07/02/18
Following the success of the book and TV series of the same name, The Airport Economist is your guide to doing business overseas. In each episode, renowned economist Tim Harcourt takes you to key markets in the world to find out what the emerging opportunities are and discover how to get your foot in the door, tackle the challenges and navigate cultural nuances. The Airport Economist - Coming July to PodcastOne
Published 06/25/18