This program is aimed at assisting the recovery of Victoria’s exports and help facilitate sustainable and effective support programs and partnerships to industries and sectors affected by the pandemic.

The program will help improve the export capabilities of Victorian businesses and prepare them to adapt to post-COVID freight, logistics and supply chain settings from reconfiguration of global value chains, multi-modal transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing to inventory management.

These are crucial for Victorian and global manufacturing, which may be complex and multilocational. Today’s global value chains require greater resilience and efficiencies in the flow of goods and services between and within countries.

The FREE services and activities delivered for Victorian businesses will include:

  • Practical and timely telephone advice and resources to support export growth. 
  • Online interactive workshops to provide practical solutions to address exporters’ freight logistics and value chain challenges and disruptions and accelerate export recovery.
  • One-on-one coaching/mentoring for customised advisory services and solutions for export business model redesign and enhancement including strategy and action plan, tools, templates, and checklists.

More information

 1300 776 063  Expression of interest form

The program is available for Victorian businesses only.

Ai Group will screen all inquiries or registrations before providing any services. 

Robert Murphy, Business Adviser

Dip.Eng., B.Com., M.Bus., MIIEA.

A proficient Business Adviser drawing on nearly 40 years’ experience in senior and executive roles within large national and multi-national companies, and with a demonstrated 8-year history working in the management consulting industry.

An Engineer skilled in Business Analysis and Strategic Planning, and whilst engaged directly within the industry, Rob provided leadership and guidance to local and overseas group manufacturing, held profit responsibility for export development, and oversaw the regional centre for excellence. Rob has provided advice and assistance to more than 150 SME’s over the past 8 years initially through the Entrepreneurs’ Program and more recently as a private practitioner


    Series 1 Workshop: 31 August 2021

    The Future of Doing Business in a Global Environment – What’s happening and What Does it Mean for Your Business Models.

    This interactive online workshop will cover topics including:

    • What’s happening? There has been a global shift to geopolitical rather than economic logic.
    • The four major trends driving this shift are:
      1. Structural shifts in the international system, including US-China strategic competition
      2. Growing global dissatisfaction and distrust
      3. Technology disruption and Industrial Revolution 4.0
      4. Climate crisis
    • What are the implications for business, including risks and opportunities?

    This event has concluded, check back soon for the next series.

    Series 2 Workshop: 28 September 2021

    Learn how to manage your global supply chains & logistics for export resilience

    If you are interested in building your competencies to enable you to better manage your supply chains, freight, and logistics for your export markets, this event will be for you. This interactive workshop will share some of the most important aspects of managing your supply chains and logistics risks. You will leave with the confidence to look at your processes with a new sense of understanding and clarity and this will lead you to do business globally more successfully.

    This interactive online workshop will cover topics including:

    • Managing your global supply chains in the current COVID environment
    • Issues to manage because of delayed logistics
    • Bridging the gap between demand and supply
    • Leveraging Free Trade Agreements to optimise your supply chain
    • Why strategy is important for supply chain resilience

    Note: This is a FREE event for Victorian businesses. However, registration is necessary to secure your spot.


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    1300 55 66 77 and press option 1
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