Get Ready for the Second Annual  

AmCham Alliance Awards Gala 2022

In Recognition of Who You Are, What You Do, and What We Achieve Together

When it comes to economic, political, cultural, diplomatic, and military ties, the Australia-US Alliance is stronger than ever.  And more important.   

AmCham’s Alliance Awards reflect the vital relationship between Australia and the US and the enormous contribution the United States makes to the Australian economy. 

On 8 November 2022, AmCham will celebrate the enduring relationship between Australia and the US with the AmCham Alliance Awards Gala. We will honour leaders like you in fields vital to the future of a mateship that spans the Pacific and inspires the world.

AmCham’s second annual Alliance Awards Gala will recognise pathfinders in six key industries which strengthen the links between Australia and the US. We will shine a light on breathtaking achievements, focus attention on future investment, and inspire the next generation of Australian and American innovators.

The award categories are: 
Artificial Intelligence | Biotechnology | Digital Economy | Energy and Clean Technology | Quantum Computing | Space

And our inaugural Ambassador’s Award.

Nominations NOW OPEN

Are you or is someone you know a leader, pioneer, or change-maker in one of these fields?
Is the nominee in the first half of their career? Have they achieved something remarkable in the past year?

If so, nominate now. Entries close Friday, 15 July 2022


2021 Alliance Award's Winners and Finalists

Artificial Intelligence


  • Brenton Cooper
    Co-Founder and CEO, Fivecast


  • Michelle Aguilar
    CTO and Co-Founder, VAPAR 

  • Jason Hosking
    Co-Founder and CEO, HIVERY 

  • Jordan Nguyen
    Founder CEO, Psykinetic 

  • Michael Priddis
    CEO, Faethm

Sponsored by Amazon Web Services




  • Sean Parsons
    Founder and CEO, Ellume


  • Chris Behrenbruch
    CEO and Managing Director, Telix Pharmaceuticals 

  • Chris Larkins
    Senior Vice President Operations, Seqirus

  • Anthony Stowers
    SVP, Recombinant & Gene Therapy Product Development, CSL Limited  

  • Hala Zreiqat AM
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Sydney

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Digital Economy


  • Julia Fossi
    Director | International, Strategy and Futures; and
    Kathryn King
    Head of Technology and Digital (CIO), Office of the eSafety Commissioner (joint nominees) 


  • Paul Brafield
    Vice President, Digital and Global Enterprise, Torrens Global Education

  • Sean Duca
    VP, Regional Chief Security Officer - Asia Pacific & Japan, Palo Alto Networks 
  • Michelle Lim
    Scientific Chair and Chairperson, Ending Loneliness Together

  • Russ Matulich
    Group Chief Executive Officer, RTI Cable

Sponsored by SAS

Energy and Clean Technology


  • Rebecca Tilbrook
    Business Development Manager, Emerging Technologies, Hydro Tasmania


  • Liz Beavis
    Services Site Manager, Coopers Gap Wind Farm, GE Renewable Energy

  • Hannah McCaughey
    Managing Director, Tallarook

  • Gail Reynolds-Adamson
    Managing Director, Indigenous Consulting Group Australia 

  • Meherzad Variava
    Chemical Engineer – Clean Energy (Hydrogen), Linde

Sponsored by Boeing

Quantum Computing


  • Vikram Sharma
    Founder and CEO, QuintessenceLabs 


  • Michael Biercuk
    CEO and Founder, Q-CTRL

  • Cathy Foley AO PSM
    Australia’s Chief Scientist

  • Jeremy O’Brien
    CEO, PsiQuantum

  • David Reilly
    Physics Professor, University of Sydney; Principal Researcher and Director, Microsoft Station Q  

Sponsored by Microsoft



  • Flavia Tata Nardini
    CEO and Co-founder, Fleet Space Technologies 


  • John Culton III
    Director, Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources, University of Adelaide

  • Jason Held
    CEO, Saber Astronautics 

  • Renae Sayers
    Deputy Director, Space Science and Technology Centre, Curtin University 

  • Carley Scott OAM
    CEO, Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) 

Sponsored by OneGlobalVenture

2022 Event Details

Tuesday 8 November 2022
6:30 PM for 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ICC Sydney
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

Member Table (10): $4 000
Non-Member Table (10): $5 000
Silver Table (10): $7 500
Gold Table (10): $12 500

Click the HERE to see our table packages and inclusions 

MC - Watch this space for announcement

Dress Code: Black Tie

Major Sponsor

Why Attend

You’re a leader in a crucial industry with an American back story 

You aim to raise your profile, celebrate your team’s achievements and highlight your organisation’s success

You want to engage with Federal and State policymakers, US diplomats, international investors and VCs, and potential clients and suppliers

You want to meet and collaborate with leaders from Australia and the United States 

You look to be inspired by the visionaries shaping tomorrow

You are ready for a glamorous night of fine dining and dancing plus sizzling entertainment

You’re on board to celebrate the Alliance and future industries

About AmCham Australia

The American Chamber of Commerce celebrates 60 years of standing up for business in Australia. Since its founding in 1961, AmCham has worked to ‘facilitate interaction, open up channels of communication, change thinking, and explore possibilities.’ We operate in every state and territory and represent 450 organisations and 500,000+ employees, AmCham Australia means business. It also means jobs for Australians. With policy committees, trade missions, business luncheons, webinars, and the AmCham Global Leadership Academy, the AmCham of 2022 is the country’s largest and most influential international chamber of commerce.