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“Netwalking” with Robbert Rietbroek, CEO of PepsiCo ANZ

Posted on 7/06/2018

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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Cyber Security: What it Means and How to Attain it

Posted on 7/06/2018

Every second, 122 records are lost due to cyber-attacks. However, many of these breaches can often go unnoticed for months, and unreported for years. Why is cyber security so important? How will data breaches affect your business as well as personal

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How To Succeed in the Life and Career You Want

Posted on 29/05/2018

Nuggets of wisdom from Andy Fell at AmCham's NEXT: Network for Future Leaders event: How to Succeed in the Life and Career You Want

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AmCham Tourism Committee: Riding the Wave of International Demand

Posted on 26/03/2018

As the world becomes more interconnected and developed, people around the globe have found it easier than ever to travel and do business at the international level. Due to Australia’s welcoming people, beautiful beaches, serene landscapes, and abilit

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Branch vs subsidiary - setting up your business in Australia

Posted on 6/03/2018

One of the most common questions from US businesses wanting to establish in Australia is whether they should set up a foreign branch office or an Australian subsidiary. ​This article from AmCham member Penguin Management outlines the key considera

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Recap: SelectUSA Investment Dialogue

Posted on 19/02/2018

Last Friday, AmCham's CEO April Palmerlee was invited to be a panellist at the SelectUSA US-Australia Investment Dialogue along with Simon Jackman (CEO at United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney), James Carouso (Charge d’Affaires at

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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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AmCham Trade Missions

Posted on 13/11/2017

Click below for your glimpse into the exciting innovation landscape of the United States, as we give you a recap of the highlights and key takeaways from this flagship event on the annual AmCham trade mission calendar.

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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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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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Posted on 7/06/2018

US investors 'concerned' by Australian policy, energy costs

America's outgoing top local business representative and former senior diplomat, Niels Marquardt, has warned that Australia risks missing out on capital from its No.1 offshore investor because the nation has become less welcoming for foreign firms an

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Posted on 3/04/2018

How Business Really Works: Digital Journey with Moe Ali

What's new in technology and how can your business stay ahead of the game? Moe Ali, Group Vice President of Gartner ANZ, talks to Duff about cyber-security, the importance of incorporating technology insights and information to the core of business m

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