South Australia: The Defence State
South Australia: The Defence State

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

With geopolitical tensions in our region on the increase, the threats to Australia’s defence are not only growing, they are changing. The need for the on-time and on-budget deliveries of state of the art major defence industry projects is paramount. Critical to the delivery of the future security of the nation and our allies, S.A.’s defence industry employs around 27,000 people and contributes around $2 billion to our economy annually.


The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Peter Estlin
The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Peter Estlin

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

The theme of Shaping Tomorrow’s City is a priority for the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin. In his role, he is determined to promote digital innovation and smart cities, alongside the importance of digital skills and lifelong learning, ensuring that all generations have the talent to support business and innovation into the future, as well as ensuring that no one is left behind.


Shaping Tomorrow’s City Today: The Future of Financial Services and the City of London
Shaping Tomorrow’s City Today: The Future of Financial Services and the City of London

Wed, 11 Sep 2019

The theme of Shaping Tomorrow’s City is a priority for the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin. In his role, he is determined to promote digital innovation and smart cities, alongside the importance of digital skills and lifelong learning, ensuring that all generations have the talent to support business and innovation into the future, as well as ensuring that no one is left behind.


Highlight Reel: Rugby Lunch - Warm up for Japan
Highlight Reel: Rugby Lunch - Warm up for Japan

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Highlight reel for the Warm up for Japan Rugby Lunch. Join the Australian British Chamber of Commerce at our Rugby Lunch to celebrate the action kicking off in Japan two weeks later.


Warm up for Japan - Rugby Lunch: Panel 2
Warm up for Japan - Rugby Lunch: Panel 2

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Panel 2 from the Warm up for Japan Rugby Lunch. Join the Australian British Chamber of Commerce at our Rugby Lunch to celebrate the action kicking off in Japan two weeks later.


Warm up for Japan - Rugby Lunch: Panel 1
Warm up for Japan - Rugby Lunch: Panel 1

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Panel 1 from the Warm up for Japan Rugby Lunch. Join the Australian British Chamber of Commerce at our Rugby Lunch to celebrate the action kicking off in Japan two weeks later.


The Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott AO on Accelerating Growth
The Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott AO on Accelerating Growth

Wed, 14 Aug 2019

As Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia since 2011, Jennifer Westacott AO brings a unique combination of extensive policy experience from both the public and private sectors to her role. Under her leadership, the Business Council champions meaningful policies that strengthen the ability of businesses to grow the economy for the benefit of all Australians.


Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew vision for the organisation
Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew vision for the organisation

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Infrastructure Australia’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, will outline her vision for the organisation and her plans to drive greater collaboration with stakeholders across government, industry and the community. Romilly’s address will cover Infrastructure Australia’s 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, and the insights it will provide for businesses of all sizes.


Victoria's Defence Industry: Securing Australia's Future
Victoria's Defence Industry: Securing Australia's Future

Tue, 02 Jul 2019

With geopolitical tensions in our region on the increase, the threats to Australia’s defence are not only growing, they are changing. The need for the on-time and on-budget deliveries of state of the art major defence industry projects is paramount. Critical to the delivery of the future security of the nation and our allies, Victoria’s defence industry employs around 18,500 people and has more than 770 businesses. The industry contributes $8 billion to the State annually and has developed significant expertise in delivering major defence platforms and capabilities for Australia’s defence forces. Crucially, Victoria meets modern global defence industry needs in communication technology (ICT) systems; cyber technologies; managing the interface between human and digital systems; robotics, aerospace and unmanned aerial systems; medical counter measures; defence infrastructure; professional services; science and research and advanced manufacturing technologies. Following the publication of the Victorian Government’s Defence Technologies Sector Strategy in 2016, which outlines Victoria’s plans for future growth across seven priority industries, the ABCC is delighted to bring together an expert panel to discuss Victoria’s present defence industry capabilities. The panel will assess how the industry is meeting the State’s objectives but more importantly, the needs of the nation in a changing geopolitical and defence landscape.


The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Roads
The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Roads

Tue, 25 Jun 2019

Andrew Constance has served as the Member for Bega in the New South Wales Parliament since 2003. He was sworn in as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure in the Baird Government in 2015. In March 2019 Premier Gladys Berejiklian expanded his portfolio to include Transport and Roads. Andrew was also named Leader of the House. As Minister, Andrew is overseeing a record $52.9 billion spend on public transport and roads over the next four years, on top of the $58.3 billion the NSW Liberals & Nationals has already spent on public transport since winning Government in 2011. The state’s transport and infrastructure revolution is well underway with the opening of mega projects Newcastle Light Rail in 2018 and Northwest Metro next month. Sydney Light Rail, NorthConnex and WestConnex are also just around the corner, and progress is well underway on Metro City and Southwest, which will include the first rail tunnel under Sydney Harbour. Transport of the future is a key interest of Andrews and he is excited about combining technology, innovation and transport. He believes customer experience should be at the centre of all transport, and overseeing both Roads and Transport portfolios means he has an unprecedented opportunity to design and build an integrated network of roads and public transport. This, combined with evolving transport technologies including contactless payments, autonomous and electric vehicles and on-demand transport will provide more reliable, comfortable and efficient options for customers now and into the future.


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 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.


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?


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.


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