Australia's Renewable Energy Future
Australia's Renewable Energy Future

Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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 and other low carbon technologies has led to challenges as scale, distribution and network reliability have not met the rapidly changing requirements.The challenge is to balance the competing needs to keep consumer costs low, reduce carbon footprints while also delivering certainty in supply for investors. These competing factors have been compounded for investors by the lack of certainty around energy policy in Australia thereby impacting development and investment.


Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager, Amazon
Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager, Amazon

Wed, 29 May 2019

As a global behemoth and the world’s second only company to be valued at $1tn, Amazon is an extraordinary success story. Join us as Rocco will expand on how customers are driving Amazon’s innovation and business direction in Australia. Rocco joined Amazon in early 2006 and held a variety of positions at the company before becoming the first Country Manager for Amazon Australia, ahead of the launch of amazon.com.au in December 2017. Since then, he has built and now leads a team focusing on growing the offering for Australian customers and businesses that sell on the Amazon marketplace, including launching products and services such as Prime, Alexa-enabled Echo Devices, Global Store, and Fulfilment By Amazon. Prior to his role in Australia, Rocco led the German Consumables team at Amazon which included responsibilities for FMCG product lines as well as programs such as Prime Family, Subscribe & Save, EU Prime Pantry and EU Dash. He also supported the India team subsequent to their launch.


Agribusiness - Australia's Powerhouse (Adelaide)
Agribusiness - Australia's Powerhouse (Adelaide)

Wed, 08 May 2019

As a powerhouse driving economic growth, agribusiness is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors and one of the largest employers in rural and regional Australia. With farm production worth around $60 billion in 2016-17 to the economy, the sector earns around $45 billion in export revenue, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). In addition, AgTech continues to provide opportunities to reshape the agricultural economy by providing real time information and improving procurement, transport, manufacturing and quality. Furthermore, technology within the sector importantly provides the basis for improved transparency and food chain assurance. Australia boasts exciting innovations in agriculture and the food sector. These sectors deliver products and tools that will assist in adapting to the trials of a warming climate and an increasingly contentious international trade outlook. It also meets the changing dietary preferences of a growing population, and help make food production more sustainable and productive. With agribusiness already a vital contributor to each state’s economy, the ABCC aims to ask the questions: where within Australian agribusiness do the greatest growth opportunities now lie, how can Australia best harness technological innovation and what are the challenges the sector faces?


KPMG Budget Breakfast
KPMG Budget Breakfast

Wed, 03 Apr 2019

With a May election looming, the Prime Minister, The Hon Scott Morrison, has scheduled an early Federal Budget for 2nd April. Along with laying out tax and spending, will Treasurer Frydenberg deliver a surplus for the first time in a decade?


KPMG Budget Breakfast Highlights
KPMG Budget Breakfast Highlights

Wed, 03 Apr 2019

With a May election looming, the Prime Minister, The Hon Scott Morrison, has scheduled an early Federal Budget for 2nd April. Along with laying out tax and spending, will Treasurer Frydenberg deliver a surplus for the first time in a decade? Listen to the highlights from the KPMG Budget breakfast.


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

Wed, 06 Mar 2019

The ABCC is thrilled to announce the Hon Julie Bishop MP is the special guest speaker at our annual International Women’s Day Breakfast. Julie Bishop has served as the Member for Curtin in the House of Representatives since 1998. She was Australia’s first female Foreign Minister serving from 18 September 2013 to 28 August 2018, following four years in the role of Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ms Bishop was the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from December 2007 to August 2018. Most recently, Ms Bishop was awarded the inaugural U.S. Mission Award for Leadership Excellence, in honour of Eleanor Roosevelt. At this breakfast, Ms Bishop will share her insights from her time as Minister from Foreign Affairs from 2013 – 2018. Given the shifts in the geopolitical environment and on the eve of the NSW and Federal elections, Ms Bishop will share her views on governing during uncertain times.


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

Tue, 05 Mar 2019

As more women forge successful careers in diverse areas of science, the notion of the profession being dominated by "men wearing white coats in a lab" seems something of an anachronism. Despite changing social perceptions and an ever increasing contribution of female scientists, only 16% of Australians qualified in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are women, according to the Office of the Chief Scientist. Join us for a spirited discussion of the role of women in 21st century science as panellists discuss their areas of expertise, how they have overcome challenges and achieved their goals, and the many opportunities opening up for future female innovators and scientists in Australia and globally.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Brisbane)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Brisbane)

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Perth)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Perth)

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Melbourne)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Melbourne)

Tue, 20 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Adelaide)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Adelaide)

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Sydney)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Sydney)

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman & CEO of GFG Alliance
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman & CEO of GFG Alliance

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

At this Business Lunch, Sanjeev covers GFG’s investment in renewable energy, manufacturing, the reinvigoration of the Australian steel operations and further expand on GFG’s current and future plans for investment into Australia and their global interests.


Prof Dr Ralf Speth, Global CEO, Jaguar Land Rover
Prof Dr Ralf Speth, Global CEO, Jaguar Land Rover

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

What will be the impact of the mobility revolution? How will it affect the way we live and the way we do business? Dr Speth will discuss the many issues and opportunities around the transformative changes of a connected future.


Alastair MacGibbon - Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre
Alastair MacGibbon - Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Alastair MacGibbon is National Cyber Security Adviser at the Department of Home Affairs and concurrently Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, part of the Australian Signals Directorate. He leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation, and deliver Australia’s cyber security operational capacity.


Infrastructure - Shaping the Future of Western Australia
Infrastructure - Shaping the Future of Western Australia

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Join our expert panel to discuss how Western Australia should shape its future infrastructure needs.


ABCC - David Linke
ABCC - David Linke

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

David Linke provides a closing address at the Australian British Chamber of Commerce’s business lunch.


The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of Australia

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

The ABCC is delighted to welcome the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, to deliver an economic keynote address. Scott Morrison is Treasurer and the Federal Member for Cook, New South Wales.


The Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia
The Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

The Premier will cover the emerging economic opportunities for South Australia; the British defence company BAE Systems recent $35bn deal to build Nine Hunter class frigates in Adelaide and more broadly the post-Brexit trade and investment opportunities between the UK and South Australia.


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