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Bright days ahead in US market for Efic client Pared Eyewear

Posted on 23/01/2018

There’s no doubt that exporting offers an excellent opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses to grow and expand sales. For many SMEs, the United States remains their first export market. AmCham member Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped

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The Art of WOWing Investors

Posted on 22/01/2018

It has been said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. For an entrepreneur, that statement couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to investor pitches. The pitch presentation is the one thing that could either get a s

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American woman receives Aussie-made 3D printed implant

Posted on 4/01/2018

A little piece of Aussie ingenuity has changed the life of an American cancer patient. When Penelope Heller was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in 2014 she was left with no choice but to have her sternum removed. While the operation was successful

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Lessons from the Trenches

Posted on 19/12/2017

Among the discussions at AmCham's recent event in Sydney on Corporate Social Responsibility were some key insights in terms of how to ensure CSR programs remain authentic and beneficial, and how they can become tools for education and advocacy while

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How to Structure a Winning Presentation

Posted on 6/12/2017

There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to think about your presentation structure from the outset. Firstly, it’ll save you hours of wasted effort while building your content. Secondly, you’ll have more time to polish your delivery, making you ev

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The Culture of Incomplete Communication

Posted on 4/12/2017

My experience in over 40 years of media began in the US and later cultivated globally. I currently work in the US and live in Australia, the similarities are obvious, but the real challenge is understanding the differences.

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Data Analytics: the place to be

Posted on 1/12/2017

AmCham Governor and Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Nick Abrahams, discusses how deals are showing data analytics is the place to be.

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Think INSIDE the Box

Posted on 30/11/2017

High-Value Mission-Critical equipment – especially in commercial and military applications – simply has to work when it’s needed. This means it needs to be maintained, stored and transported in a manner which ensures its integrity such that it can be

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Recap: What's Your Story? Building Your Personal Brand

Posted on 24/11/2017

As a young professional, I wish I had a dollar for every time I was told the importance of building my ‘personal brand’. Let me tell you: I’d be sure to pop up in a “Young Rich List” or two. Regretably, personal brand conversations (or, PBCs, as I

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Why Innovation is critical for the Next Generation

Posted on 8/11/2017

Innovation is here to stay. Hear from Martin Creighan (Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand AT&T) as he shares his thoughts on why innovation is critical for the Next Generation.

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Four (somewhat) good news stories for feminists

Posted on 29/09/2017

It’s easy to think that the state of affairs is terrible for women in Australia. When there is news about women, it is about issues like the gender pay gap and the lack of women in Cabinets, boards and senior positions. So where's all the good news?

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Australia: Lost in Space?

Posted on 25/09/2017

Australia is an indispensable member of the global space community. It has been a key player in every deep-space mission conducted by NASA since 1957—including the moon landing, the New Horizons’ Pluto mission and the landing of Curiosity’s Mars rove

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“Netwalking” with Robbert Rietbroek, CEO of PepsiCo ANZ

Posted on 16/09/2017

Last week, some of our AmCham NEXT: Network for Future Leaders Committee caught up with Robbert Rietbroek, Chief Executive and SVP of PepsiCo group of companies Australia and New Zealand, and the Pacific, in a new program called "netwalking" to chat

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The Indispensable Economic Partnership: US Investment in Australia

Posted on 22/08/2017

Major Australian firms see the United States not just as a market responsible for more than half of their global revenues, but as a springboard to the world. Click here to read a recap from the launch of AmCham and USSC's major study, "Indispensable

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If You Don’t Brand Yourself, Others Will Do It For You

Posted on 21/08/2017

Your personal brand is essential to career advancement because branding helps define who you are, what is great about you, and why you should be sought out. Remember, if you don’t brand yourself, others will do it for you.

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A New Day Dawns for WA Defence

Posted on 17/08/2017

WA's first defence magazine, WA DEFENCE REVIEW, launched in Perth this year with a series of events with AmCham. The publication is dedicated to airing views on defence industry matters, military affairs, national security and geo-political analysis.

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Failure Demand – are you ignoring one of the greatest levers you have for improving performance?

Posted on 9/08/2017

It is such a simple concept, yet understanding it, and acting on it, is one of the greatest levers you have for improving performance. However, until you learn about failure demand, and more importantly its causes, it is an invisible problem.

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Aren’t we done with diversity? See you in 2186

Posted on 7/08/2017

Everybody’s been talking about gender diversity for a while now. There is probably a fair amount of change fatigue, the belief that we’ve been working very hard and have tried everything so surely it’s all sorted by now. But it’s easy to focus in the

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Embracing Megatrends and their impact on future innovation

Posted on 4/08/2017

The speed at which megatrends like artificial intelligence are developing will have a major impact on the future of our businesses. As this article from AmCham member Marco Tapia of PicNet suggests, analysing these implications is vital to a company'

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Highlights: Future of Special Operations & Industry Innovation

Posted on 2/08/2017

Earlier this year, AmCham held a unique event in Perth on the Australian Army’s elite Special Operations Command and the future of industry innovation. The event also served as the launch of WA’s first-ever defence magazine - WA DEFENCE REVIEW. Here

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Posted on 30/01/2018

Prime Minister Turnbull visits Thomas Global’s Sydney Facility

AmCham member Thomas Global Systems today hosted the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, on an in-depth tour of the company’s Sydney manufacturing and research and development facilities.

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Posted on 22/01/2018

How Business Really Works: Lobbying: Demystifying the Dark Art with Matthew Hingerty

Join our host Duff Watkins and Matthew Hingerty, CEO & Managing Director at Barton Deakin.

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