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10 easy steps to expand your business to Australia with the support of ALABC along the way.

The Soft Landing Platform is an ALABC initiative developed to assist Latin American companies with the launch of their business in Australia, powered by the knowledge and experience of our industry experts and government allies. It is a program for proven enterprises that want to relocate or expand to a new market without investing all their resources at first.

Step 1:

Pre-Landing

Get a basic understanding of the Australian market, regulatory and licensing requirements.

Step 2:

Entry strategy

Develop your entry strategy and key steps to expansion to Australia.

Step 3:

New entity, legal incorporation, relocation and migration.

ALABC is a nominator for the Global Business and Talent Visa and offers tailored support for high-value businesses and extraordinary talented individuals to relocate to Australia. Get the full assistance and support with your company’s incorporation in Australia. 

Step 4:

Legal, tax, labour, IP protection, access to key contacts in local government and industry.

Get support in operations and setting up your business structure in Australia.

Step 5:

Access our local business ecosystem.

Buy or lease premises, workspaces, virtual office, transport, logistics and supply chain, arrange insurance and IT infrastructure.

Step 6:

Due diligence

Risks assessments of the market and key partnerships.

Step 7:

Get help in outsourcing and talent acquisition

Local director, HR, skills assessments, payroll, set up your accounting and reporting.

Step 8:

Marketing public relations

Develop your marketing strategy, position your brand and increase your visibility.

Step 9:

Start selling

Business development, sales & commercial support.

Step 10:

Scaling-up

Accelerate your growth, receive finance, operational and business support

MINIMUM MEMBERSHIP FEE: AUD $ 3,000 PER YEAR 

The soft-landing program is cost efficient and is less risky than expanding your business to Australia on your own.

To participate in the program, your company will need to become a member of ALABC. The minimum membership fee to access the soft-landing program is AUD$ 3,000 a year. This will give you access to all the benefits awarded to a large corporate member, plus ALABC will re-invest up to AUD$2,000 of the membership fee in sub-contracting the services provided by the members that you select to support your landing into the Australian market.

The total investment varies depending on your specific requirements and the supplier that you select. The benefit of working with ALABC members is that they are familiar with the Australian market because they operate within it. Additionally, ALABC possesses a complete network of local partners and resources in many different industries who can easily connect your company into the local ecosystem.

ALABC will recommend up to three suppliers in each step of the transition process, and we will set up all the initial introductory meetings at no additional cost.

Our members also offer other services such as training and mentoring, prepare your sales pitch, translation services, cultural training, government grants support.

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Are you a company from Latin America who wants to scale up and sell their products, services or technologies to the Australian market?

WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM: 

ALABC soft-landing platform ensures that Latin American companies experience a ‘soft landing’ when entering the Australian market. It aims to help Latin American companies to quickly and comfortably start and develop their business activity in Australia. The program helps scale-ups create a plan to enter the market, enables them to establish cooperation with the local business ecosystem effectively, manage enterprise risk and provide an opportunity to test the potential of their business.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Are you an internationally recognised Latin American company with a track record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following industries?

DigiTech:

quantum computing, cyber sciences, AI, blockchain, IOT, VR/AR, big data, disruptive tech, smart cities, machine learning, network engineering, cloud computing.

Health Industries:

medical and biomedical technology, pharmaceutical and vaccine R&D, health, IT biochemistry, digital health, implantable and wearable devices, genomics.

Energy and Mining Tech:

clean energy, resource robotics, computational metallurgy, geostatistics, circular economy, beneficiation, battery/energy storage.

Financial Services and FinTech:

neobanking, payment systems, wealth and regtech, block chain, micro-savings.

Agri-food and AgTech:

seed technology, nanomaterials, biofuels, supply chain and packaging, AgTech, food and beverage technology.

Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space:

astrodynamics, satellite systems, rocket and avionics systems, urban mobility, acquisition and sustainment of equipment, automation, nano-manufacturing.

Circular Economy:

bioenergy, sustainable production, recycling, waste treatment, waste to energy tech, emissions tech, responsible manufacturing.

Resources:

engineering, geology, metallurgy, waste management, energy saving tech, extraction and processing.

This program is suitable for scale-ups and larger companies looking for new markets to grow and scale their business.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

You should define, quantify and provide evidence to support your application.
    • You must be a company, incorporated in any Latin American country.
    • A proven successful track record in your country of origin and in other international market(s).
    • The potential to scale to another country.
    • A company with technology IP or a unique value proposition.
    • Can clearly demonstrate that you have a product/services, resources and programming to meet the needs of the Australian market or solves a specific problem.
    • Prove that your company is financially stable, forecast and financial records in place, recommendation letter from an external accountant.
    • You can provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you have the resources to complete the project.
    • Your business team has an English/Spanish proficiency.
    • Strong management team.
    • Willing to eventually relocate and to be approved by a relevant Department of Home Affairs Visa program.
    • Potential to generate investments flows in new and innovative products and services, that are sustainable in the long term.
    • Potential growth in revenue for the company, as a direct results of its business between Australia and Latin America.
    • Physical presence in Australia is not a prerequisite for participation in the program. Participants can also join the program remotely

    Company Participation and Selection:

    • Companies that would like to participate in the Innovation hub need to receive market validation by the Board of ALABC and a panel of industry experts that will evaluate their real possibilities to enter the market, validate the business model and other assumptions.

    The successful applicant will be invited to become member of ALABC and must accept our T&C in order to receive the full benefits of the program.


    HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: 

    ALABC in cooperation with our members, industry partners and stakeholders will provide recommendations and access to potential advisers, mentors, investors, key connections and talent that can help the selected companies to grow their business and help boost Australia's and LATAM economies.

    We will provide you with key contacts operating in creditable services that you will require to begin your transition into the Australian market meeting local and professional requirements. ALABC has an extensive and diverse range of well-established companies in Australia to assist new businesses to penetrate the market and begin their offerings in Australia.

    Under this project, ALABC is aimed to develop partnerships to create a unique space dedicated to supporting the soft-landing of Latin American companies into the Australian market. This matchmaking initiative will encourage the creation of new technologies, innovation and the disruption of different industries, thereby making these companies more competitive and generating new trade and investments flows between Australia and Latin America. Physical presence in Australia is not a pre-requisite to apply to the program. Participants can also join the program remotely and we will help with the transition to Australia.

    In addition, ALABC members may offer initial services on a pro-bono basis or at a discounted rate.

    WHY YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR COMPANY TO AUSTRALIA: 

    • For rapidly growing businesses, establishing a presence in Australia is a smart choice. Australia is strategically located and integrated into the dynamic and emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific.
    • Established businesses and scale-ups can draw on our deep pool of creative and educated people in a thriving economy, where our rapidly increasing exports have created record trade surpluses. 
    • In industries like Renewable Energy, FinTech, Mets, Health-Tech and Agri-Tech, Australian businesses are pioneering new ways of adapting technology.
    • Meanwhile, our minerals reserves create fresh prospects for investment and growth. New sectors include lithium mining and processing for electric vehicle batteries, and rare-earth minerals. 
    • Perhaps Australia’s greatest asset is its diverse, highly skilled and creative workforce. As one of the most multicultural and multilingual countries in the world, we use our global ties to connect with the best the world has to offer.

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    LIST OF SERVICES ALABC CAN PROVIDE TO YOU: 

    We have members who can provide services in the following industries:


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