Trade and Investment with the USA Business Luncheon

Trade and Investment with the USA Business Luncheon
The United States and Australia are trusted trade and investment partners, conducting US$65 billion in two-way trade and an investment relationship valued at US$1.1 trillion, making the United States Australia’s largest economic partner. Our panel of experts will examine the trends, challenges and opportunities in the trade and investment relationship between our two countries. pastevent
TRADE AND INVESTMENT WITH THE USA
TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES


AmCham Business Luncheon


About the Event

The United States and Australia enjoy a deep and multi-faceted relationship spanning many years and generations. We are trusted trade and investment partners, conducting US$65 billion in two-way trade and an investment relationship valued at US$1.1 trillion, making the United States Australia’s largest economic partner. Our panel of experts will examine the trends, challenges and opportunities in the trade and investment relationship between our two countries.

On our panel of speakers:
  • Mark Russell, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate - Sydney, Australia
  • Ali Davenport, Chief Executive Officer, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE)
  • Paul Martyn, Chief Executive Officer, Trade and Investment Queensland
  • Wayne Gerard, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Redeye
  • Panel discussion facilitated by Kristin Devitt, Director, KDPR
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**COMPLIMENTARY** All event attendees gain complimentary access to AmCham’s Doing Business in the U.S.A. Workshop from 2.30pm – 4pm.

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) represents business; providing networking opportunities, valuable support for emerging industries, and helping to establish business networks and commercial partnerships. Through AmCham’s advocacy work, the chamber works to improve the efficiency and strength of the business sector to build a strong and prosperous economy.


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Event Details

Date Friday 21 February 2020
Time 11.30am - 2pm
Venue Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Level 2 Grand Ballroom
39 Edward Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000


Pricing

  Regular Rate Table of Ten 
Members and guests $159.00 $1,590.00
 Non-member $199.00 $1,990.00
**COMPLIMENTARY** All event attendees gain complimentary access to AmCham’s Doing Business in the U.S.A. Workshop from 2.30pm – 4pm.


About the Speakers

Mark Russell
Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. CONSULATE - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


Mark Russell is the Senior Commercial Officer for Australia and New Zealand. He arrived in Australia in October 2019. Mark and his team manage the U.S. government’s trade promotion programs in Australia and New Zealand. Mark’s previous assignments include postings in Karachi, Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Cairo, Chennai, and Prague. 

A Southern California native, Mr. Russell joined the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service in 1999 after ten years of military and private-sector business experience. Mr. Russell holds a graduate degree in International Relations from the George Washington University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland.


Ali Davenport
Chief Executive Officer
TOOWOMBA AND SURAT BASIN ENTERPRISE (TSBE)


Ali Davenport is the CEO of TSBE which is an economic development organisation designed to link business with opportunity in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region. A previous board member of TSBE, Ali’s background is in media where she has managed Radio and Television Stations as well as Newspapers across various parts of Queensland.

Ali loves the Darling Downs and believes the region’s success is due to the diversity of the economy, the resourcefulness of the people and the powerful community spirit. Increasing exports are a high priority for Ali and her team as they look to grow the economy and increase investment in the region.



Paul Martyn
Chief Executive Officer
TRADE AND INVESTMENT QUEENSLAND (TIQ)


Paul Martyn leads Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency. Paul works with more than 220 staff worldwide to help Queensland firms achieve export success and to encourage global investment in Queensland projects.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in economic development, working with industries, firms and regions to successfully grow and compete in a global context.

Prior to joining TIQ, Paul led the implementation of the Queensland Government’s flagship $650 million Advance Queensland agenda, working to promote innovation-led economic growth.

Paul has worked to encourage growth and investment in a wide range of Queensland’s key sectors, including resources and energy, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, defence industries and high technology.


Wayne Gerard
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
REDEYE


Wayne Gerard is a passionate entrepreneur and prominent mentor in the Brisbane innovation & start-up community. He is co-founder and CEO of Red Eye, which he launched in 2012, one of Australia’s fastest growing APP start-ups. Red Eye is a cloud based platform that has grown into a global leader in managing, sharing and storing engineering drawings and data in the mining, oil, gas, utilities and infrastructure industries.

Red Eye’s partners & clients include the likes of Queensland Urban Utilities; Snowy Hydro, SA Power Networks, Lady Cilento Hospital & BHP Mitsubishi Alliance. Red Eye employs some 40 staff across its HQ in Brisbane, Houston & Singapore & has more than 400 organisations on its books and manages assets in excess of $50 Billion. Little wonder in 2016, Red Eye was ranked the seventh (7th) rising star in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Report with a 706% growth rate over the previous three years. Wayne has also met with APPLE to finalise a mobile partnership with the global giant. Wayne has been personally (and rightfully) acknowledged for his commitment to the QLD start-up community. He received the 2015 Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year Pearcy Award. He also sits on the QLD Premier’s Business Advisory Committee.


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When
21/02/2020 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where
Level 2 Grand Ballroom Stamford Plaza 39 Edward Street BRISBANE CITY, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

Program


Friday, 21 February 2020

 
Time
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
21/02/2020 11:30 AM

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