Welcome to The American Chamber of Commerce

April Palmerlee CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce Australia

AmCham’s aim is to be a critical hub offering connections and access to opportunity. AmCham gives members exclusive access to thought leadership, communities of interest, policy advice, business advocacy, information, and relationships with business and government. We are the hub providing members with a competitive advantage to grow their businesses efficiently and intelligently.

Our roots are in America, but today we serve the business community across Australia and the entire Asia-Pacific region. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth, AmCham is Australia’s largest and most prestigious international business organisation. We provide assistance to U.S. and Australian companies and we promote trade, commerce and investment to and from Australia.

Get to know AmCham and see how we can help you grow your business!

Upcoming Events

January - December 2021 | AmCham Academy 
The AmCham Global Leadership Academy 

The AmCham Global Leadership Academy is a well-structured, carefully planned program that will give rising stars the opportunity to hone their skills and polish their presentations. Making connections through the small group settings will allow participants to leap-frog ahead of their peers and be ready for significant leadership opportunities when they arise.

From February – November, Academy participants meet monthly to hear from high profile executives in industry leading organisations. Recent speakers have included the Chairman of CSIRO, the AU head of Disney, an ex-NASA astronaut, the AU MD of Twitter, the ANZSP President of Boeing, the SP President of Coca-Cola, the Australian of the Year, Young Rich Listers, a White House advisor, entrepreneurs, personal branding experts, military leaders, political pundits, and other exceptional talent.
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8 February 2021| Sydney

The NFL Super Bowl is just around the corner. Join us and experience AmCham’s exciting Super Bowl networking event!

Super Bowl day is considered an unofficial holiday – and what better way to start your week than a Super Bowl Monday with AmCham! Who will lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year? Will the Kansas City Chiefs back up their amazing win in 2020, or will the Pittsburgh Steelers storm home to claim the title? Can the Green Bay Packers storm home into the final or will the LA Rams be the victors?

Join AmCham at our Super Bowl LIV event and find out! No other event offers you the opportunity to mix with colleagues, key clients and suppliers and other AmCham members in a fun, relaxed environment with this unique sporting event as the backdrop.

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19 February 2020 | Adelaide
Set Up Your Business in the USA

Is your Company expanding to the US? AmCham is offering a special workshop for Australian companies looking to explore the US Market.

AmCham's upcoming Doing Business in the USA will be particularly useful for decision makers, small businesses and start-ups, this workshop will be highlighting the key ins and outs of doing business in the U.S.A. This is your opportunity to learn more about expansion into the US and investment strategies, support services, operational and legal considerations, and where to get help - get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business.

Speakers Include:
Duncan Archibald, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
Blair Lucas, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CoSec
Angela Foley, Managing Director, Foley & Associates

Patrick Fazzone, Partner, Washington Global Law Group
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19 February 2021 | Adelaide 
Modern Manufacturing: What is South Australian's Competitive Advantage?

Manufacturing is critical to a modern Australian economy. The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) mission is “to drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness across Australia’s manufacturing industry”. To kick off 2021, AmCham together with AMGC is bringing a panel of business leaders to discuss how transforming Australian manufacturing will rebuild our economy.

Speakers Include:
Hon David Pisoni MP, Minister for Innovation and Skills, Government of South Australia
Michael Sharpe, National Director Industry, AMGC

Ian Wisenberg, Chief Business Officer, Bridgewest Australia Biotech
Dr Jacqui McRae, Manager, ARC Graphene Research Hub, The University of Adelaide
Christian Reynolds, Group Managing Director, Precision Buses

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29 - 30 April 2021| Adelaide
Health Familiarisation Tour Adelaide, South Australia

The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia is pleased to offer your business the opportunity to join them and other senior business leaders on a Trade Mission to Adelaide from April 29 to 30, 2021. Discover South Australia’s truly remarkable health and medical capabilities.

You can engage with some of the brightest people in biotech and clinical trials, digital health and innovation, modern ageing and learn why more and more organisations are choosing Adelaide, South Australia, as the ideal base to grow their business.

The delegation will be led by Consul General Michael Kleine and AmCham CEO April Palmerlee. Participants will take part in site visits to innovation and translation districts. The Mission is the perfect opportunity to broker new partnerships and establish knowledge transfer networks, set up technology capability hubs and develop the future workforce.             
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