The Finkel Report and Australia's Energy Future
The Finkel Report and Australia's Energy Future

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

Australia has long found competitive advantage in the abundance of energy available to its industry and domestic population, however the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy has led to challenges as scale, distribution and network reliability have not met the changing requirements.


Talking coal with Peter Freyberg
Talking coal with Peter Freyberg

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

Peter Freyberg, head of Glencore’s global coal assets, covers relevant issues around the company's coal business, long-term energy security, achieving climate change goals and future investment in coal. Mr Freyberg embarked on his international career in 1991 including appointments in Indonesia, Western Australia, Brazil and Colombia, returning to South Africa in 2000 to join Glencore. In 2002 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Xstrata Coal in South Africa.


The Future of Coal
The Future of Coal

Fri, 04 Aug 2017

Peter Freyberg is Head of Glencore’s Global Coal Assets and his talk will cover relevant issues around Glencore’s coal business, long-term energy security, achieving climate change goals and future investment in coal. Mr Freyberg embarked on his international career in 1991 including appointments in Indonesia, Western Australia, Brazil and Colombia, returning to South Africa in 2000 to join Glencore. In 2002 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Xstrata Coal in South Africa.


Philip Davies, Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia
Philip Davies, Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia

Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Philip Davies will discuss the key infrastructure challenges and opportunities facing Western Australia over the next 15 years, including the investments identified in the recently revised Infrastructure Priority List.


The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Mon, 05 Jun 2017

Australia needs to be ready to do business with a post-Brexit UK, and despite the many economic and geopolitical challenges, there will be great opportunities for Australia. Britain will be looking for new post-Brexit partners and Australia is highly attractive with an open, innovative and pro-trade focus and a stable, reliable and prosperous economy. Today the UK is our second-largest foreign investor and our fifth largest trading partner. Brexit is an opportunity to build on this relationship in a way that will benefit both countries. But first, Britain must go through the process of formally exiting the EU.


Infrastructure: Delivering Productivity Gains for the Victorian Economy
Infrastructure: Delivering Productivity Gains for the Victorian Economy

Wed, 17 May 2017

Asset recycling is now ingrained in the infrastructure sector and will be explored in the discussion as will user pays principles towards funding and the challenges in effective supply chains. Other important areas to be considered are skills availability and pricing challenges given the unprecedented infrastructure spend anticipated throughout Australia as well as individual States over the next 10 years.


Federal Budget Breakfast 2017
Federal Budget Breakfast 2017

Wed, 10 May 2017

Panelists from the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and KPMG budget breakfast offer their take on this year's Australian Federal Budget.


Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Founder and President, Travelex Group
Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Founder and President, Travelex Group

Tue, 04 Apr 2017

Lloyd is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and president of Travelex Group, the world’s largest retailer of foreign exchange, which started from one shop in London. He took Travelex to Australia in 1990 and as a result, was made an Honorary Australian in 2007.


John Borghetti, CEO, Virgin Australia Group
John Borghetti, CEO, Virgin Australia Group

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

John Borghetti is the CEO of the Virgin Australia Group. Under John’s leadership, Virgin Australia has undergone a strategic repositioning that has seen it change the face of the aviation industry in Australia. From a virtual monopoly just over six years ago, Australian travellers and businesses now have genuine competition in all segments of the aviation industry – business and leisure travel, budget travel, charter services, air cargo and loyalty.


International Women's Day Breakfast (Melbourne)
International Women's Day Breakfast (Melbourne)

Wed, 01 Mar 2017

The ABCC International Women’s Day Breakfast Panel in 2017 is focussing on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.


International Women's Day Breakfast (Sydney)
International Women's Day Breakfast (Sydney)

Tue, 28 Feb 2017

The ABCC International Women’s Day Breakfast Panel in 2017 is focussing on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.


Brooke Miller, VP Sales & Marketing Australia, BP
Brooke Miller, VP Sales & Marketing Australia, BP

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

BP’s Brooke Miller on challenging the status quo and new partnerships. As the new leader of BP’s retail business in Australia, Brooke Miller has a clear vision and ambitious plans. She is one of the driving forces behind BP’s planned strategic partnership with Woolworths which is expected to revolutionise the Australian convenience sector, subject to regulatory approvals.


Fintech and Blockchain Panel (Melbourne)
Fintech and Blockchain Panel (Melbourne)

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

As disruptors of the status quo, fintech and blockchain are rapidly redefining the finance industry and the delivery of financial services.


Fintech and Blockchain Panel (Sydney)
Fintech and Blockchain Panel (Sydney)

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

As disruptors of the status quo, fintech and blockchain are rapidly redefining the finance industry and the delivery of financial services.


Lord Price CVO, Minister of State, Department for International Trade
Lord Price CVO, Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

As the United Kingdom steers through the challenges and opportunities of the result of the referendum on membership of the European Union, join the Australian British Chamber of Commerce for this unique opportunity to hear directly from the Minister on their new course, as they seek to develop further the strong relationship between our two countries.


Riding the Wave of Cruise Tourism Success and Economic Opportunity
Riding the Wave of Cruise Tourism Success and Economic Opportunity

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

For more than a decade, cruise tourism has been the most successful sector of Australian tourism and is on the way to becoming one of the world’s fastest growing cruise markets with more than one million Australians a year taking a cruise holiday. Latest studies show that cruising each year generates more than $3.6 billion in total economic activity and supports more than 15,000 direct and indirect jobs. As cruising has grown with more brands, more ships and more diverse itineraries, regional Australia, including destinations in Victoria and South Australia, are experiencing the economic benefits.


Creating a Cyber Secure Australia : Dealing with Digital Disruption - Melbourne
Creating a Cyber Secure Australia : Dealing with Digital Disruption - Melbourne

Thu, 13 Oct 2016

In a world of cyber vulnerability, is Australian business doing enough to protect itself against hack attacks? A recent report states that Australian organisations are firmly in hackers’ sights with 85 per cent reporting that they have been breached sometime in the past, well above the global average of 60 per cent (CIO Australia). This panel discussion will centre around the many challenging issues that advanced technology has brought with it and the need for Cyber Security protection of valuable intellectual property and business information.


Creating a Cyber Secure Australia : Dealing with Digital Disruption - Sydney
Creating a Cyber Secure Australia : Dealing with Digital Disruption - Sydney

Wed, 12 Oct 2016

In a world of cyber vulnerability, is Australian business doing enough to protect itself against hack attacks? A recent report states that Australian organisations are firmly in hackers’ sights with 85 per cent reporting that they have been breached sometime in the past, well above the global average of 60 per cent (CIO Australia). This panel discussion will centre around the many challenging issues that advanced technology has brought with it and the need for Cyber Security protection of valuable intellectual property and business information.


Health Innovation Panel
Health Innovation Panel

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Technology has provided the opportunity for medical practitioners to potentially utilise tools for observation and consultations of patients remotely, through video conferencing and the use of technology, to deliver a more effective and safer treatment and further to give greater accuracy in diagnosis and care plans. Join us for the panel discussion on the vital role of technology advancement in revolutionising the medical industry.


The Hon Tim Pallas MP, Victorian Treasurer
The Hon Tim Pallas MP, Victorian Treasurer

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

The Victorian Treasurer discussed the Victorian Government’s approach to planning and delivery of its major infrastructure programme and the many ways in which it will improve productivity in this State. He also outlined the Victorian Government’s plans to support and foster initiatives by small and medium enterprises to establish new engines of economic growth.


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