Jan 2017
Mon, 16 Jan 2017

CEO Message January 2017

Article by Niels Marquardt
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Welcome to AmCham’s first CEO Message for 2017! Already, there is plenty to talk about with the inauguration of President-elect Trump this Friday. Through his first hundred days and beyond, we at AmCham are here to help your business identify and engage with the opportunities presented by the incoming American administration. Plus, we already have a number of compelling activities planned for the year, both here and abroad. Scroll down to find out more!

Upcoming Trade Missions

Our next Canberra Doorknock will be held on 27-30 March. AmCham Committee members will meet with leading policymakers to lobby for tax and regulatory reforms in the health, grocery and defence industries. Click here to contact our office for further details.

This year, APCAC’s annual Asia Pacific Business Summit will be held in Guangzhou, China on April 19-22The Summit is great way for people interested in in doing business in China to make a good set of contacts in short order. I will be leading an Australian delegation this year – I hope you can join me!

Again in May, we will lead a delegation to the world’s largest Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. It will run 29 April – 5 May. For your chance to meet with leading global executives from the energy industry, I invite you to register today.

We will return to Washington in June 19-22 for our annual Washington Doorknock, which will give you unparalleled access to the key play-makers in Congress and the new administration. Our focus will be on tax reforms that will help our member companies do business more competitively.


Upcoming Events

As always, our event program kicks off in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with our annual Super Bowl networking events on February 6. You won’t want to miss this!

Plus, if you want to hear about Global Energy Policy under Trump from a genuine Washington insider, come along to our events with Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Energy Industry in Sydney on February 21 and Melbourne on February 22. Limited spaces are remaining, so please do sign up if you can!

Check out some of the best upcoming events across the country below, or visit our website for more!

NSW - ‘The Future of Banking’
Uday Sareen, CEO, ING Direct
Sydney, February 22

QLD – ‘The Commonwealth Games – Sporting Event or an International Business Opportunity?’
Brisbane, February 3

SA - ‘A Modern Mining Company’
Andrew Cole, MD & CEO, OZ Minerals
Adelaide, February 10

VIC – Andrew Vesey, MD & CEO, AGL
Melbourne, March 17

WA - Official Launch, Offshore Technology Conference
Perth, February 7


Save the Date!

There are several major events in the pipeline for later in 2017 – please block your diaries now and stay tuned for further details to come!

AmCham National Event: Trump’s First 100 Days – week commencing May 1, 2017

Across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, AmCham will be bringing you an expert panel this May to assess Trump’s first 100 days. AmCham is the only place to go to hear from high profile figures and experts in the field on the most relevant aspects of the Trump administration’s agenda for your business.

AmCham Diversity and Inclusion Summit – Sydney, September 2017

This September, AmCham will host a major conference in Sydney exploring the concepts of diversity and inclusion in the workplace – who is doing it best and why, how Australia compares to the US, and how we can all improve in this crucial area! Watch this space for further information.

International Astronautical Congress – Adelaide, 25 – 29 September, 2017

The world’s largest aerospace conference will land in Adelaide this year, bringing the heads of space agencies, astronauts, global industry titans, and many more. Click here for more information, and watch this space for how you can get involved through AmCham!

AmCham Event – Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia Perth, 21 September 2017

AmCham is pleased to host Philip Lowe’s first public speaking engagement in Perth since becoming Governor of the RBA in September 2016. Tickets will be available via our website shortly:


New Members in January 2017

Since my last message, we are pleased to welcome a number of new members, including the following: MSD, Partners for Growth, Keystone Financial, BPM Australia and Chatto Creek Advisory. If you are not already a member of AmCham, now is the time to join and increase your access to opportunity for 2017.

Until next time,

Niels Marquardt

Follow me on twitter: @CEO_AmChamAU

P.S. If you would like to increase your access to opportunities, information and services of the Chamber, please select this link and AmCham will send you more updates with information about upcoming events, programmes and initiatives in your state.

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