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The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade's own offices and is delivered in partnership with the Australian Industry Group.

The prime objective of Austrade's TradeStart network is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long term success in international markets It offers exporters the combined resources of Austrade and Ai Group, providing local assistance and a direct link to Austrade's services and overseas network.

Ai Group's TradeStart Advisers deliver Austrade services, providing practical advice to export ready businesses. Ai Group's TradeStart Advisers help exporters make informed decisions, gather and analyse information from a variety of sources to assist with market selection and liaise with Austrade's overseas staff and trade teams in Australia.

For Australian businesses that are ready to take on overseas markets, we provide the following trade services:

  • Advice on doing business in international markets
  • Help with international market selection
  • Identification of relevant international contacts
  • Assistance with market entry and expansion
  • Identification and follow-up of specific international business opportunities

Ai Group has dedicated TradeStart staff in Melbourne, Brisbane and Northern Victoria who are well positioned to handle any product for any market. To register your interest in TradeStart email

For more information on TradeStart contact:
Melbourne - Craig Malcolm, TradeStart Adviser - 0438 808 233

Brisbane - Courtney Ford, TradeStart Adviser - 0478 210 642

Central/North Victoria - Dean Freeman, TradeStart Adviser - 0419 433 733