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

4 November 2020 | America Series 
LIVE FROM AMERICA: US Election Special           


Join CNN Anchor Michael Holmes in discussion with Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr and American-born Emmy-award winning journalist and author Sara James as we cross live to the United States in what is set to be the most watched election in history.

SPEAKERS

Professor the Hon Bob Carr, Former Foreign Minister
Michael Holmes,
Anchor/ Correspondent, CNN International
Moderated by Sara James, Journalist and Author
 
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4 November 2020 | Business Luncheon 
US Election Luncheon Adelaide            


AmCham will bring the discussion and coverage of the US Election to our business community, this will be engaged, topical, controversial, and fun and a good way to blow off steam in a year that was anything but predictable. Our experts and speakers will engage the audience in conversation covering politics, economics, and social issues.

SPEAKERS

The Hon Stephen Patterson MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, Government of South Australia
The Hon Christopher Pyne, Chairman, Pyne and Partners
Jamie Briggs, Adelaide Managing Partner, PwC Australia
Serafina Maiorano, Global Connector, Ex CEO, Advance.org
Dr Pamela Ryan Ph.D, Hon, D.Univ, OAM, Managing Partner, The Tingari Group
Jim Whalley, Chief Entrepreneur, Office of Chief Entrepreneur, South Australia, Chairman and Executive Director, Nova Group
 
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10-11 November 2020 | Digital Seminar
World Business Forum Sydney  


Organised and curated by WOBI each year in cities across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together restless minds united by their passion for business.

In a world of information overload, World Business Forum focuses on the issues most relevant to today’s business people, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action. It also provides a unique networking environment to connect with like-minded professionals.
 
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12 November 2020 | Future Series 
FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE: Reimagine and Rebuild


During the 1980’s manufacturing moved offshore to cheaper low-cost centres. We simply do not make enough things and our healthcare supply lines, in times of crisis are dodgy. Even when companies can source supplies, it can be incredibly expensive with airfreight costs rising during the pandemic.

SPEAKERS 
William Ruh, Chief Executive Officer, Digital, Lendlease Corporation
Tooran Alizadeh, Associate Professor of Urbanism and Telecommunication Planning Director of Urban Studies Major/Minor, The University of Sydney
James Sherrard, Partner,PwC Australia
 
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17 & 24 November 2020 | Webinar 
Simon Sinek | The Infinite Game


The best-selling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, brings a bold, new framework for leadership - more critical than ever for today’s ever-changing marketplace. For the first time, business leaders and their teams will gain access to Simon Sinek for FIVE information-packed hours over two days.

YOU WILL LEARN
> The five essential practices that are required to lead in an infinite game
> How to create and sustain a culture of trust and transparency
> How to re-frame competition and conflict
> How to ignite opportunities for growth
> How to explore a new way of looking at your leadership and organisation and the environment in which it operates
 
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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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Latest News

Posted on 3/09/2020

The Going Global Program

The Going Global Program is funded by the NSW Government, and supports the objectives of Global NSW by building export success amongst the State’s businesses. It provides a holistic program of assistance, designed specifically for businesses to expan

 

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Posted on 2/09/2020

Fragomen: New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List released to assist critical workers

New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List released to assist critical workers in health care, construction and IT sectors to enter Australia; Additonal LMT requirements

 

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Posted on 23/07/2020

Building Prosperity: the importance of the United States to the Australian economy

Continued American investment will be vital to Australia’s recovery from the COVID economic contraction. Read the ground-breaking Deloitte report launched by Sen The Hon Simon Birmingham, The Hon A.B. Culvahouse and The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO

 

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