Business Travel & Tourism in the Post-Pandemic Era
Business Travel & Tourism in the Post-Pandemic Era

Wed, 25 Nov 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe and damaging downturn in business travel and the tourism sector. This has resulted in economic uncertainty and unemployment which is creating a significant impact for the Australian travel industry as well as the broader Australian economy. Foreign visitors spent about $45 billion in Australia last year on holidays, while Australians spent $65 billion overseas. The challenges are many as the collapse in global travel will bring long-term changes to patterns of domestic and international travel for both business and pleasure. With uncertainty over the resumption of domestic and international journeys, what does the future look like and how quickly will consumers return to business and tourism travel; what recovery strategies will these sectors use; will we choose to still fly as frequently as before and what will the travel experience look like when health and safety protocols are put in place?


Neville Power, Chairman, National COVID-19 Commission
Neville Power, Chairman, National COVID-19 Commission

Tue, 17 Nov 2020

Neville Power will discuss the work of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board and its key task of providing advice to Government from a business and industry perspective to help shape the plan for Australia’s economic recovery. To date that has included brokering solutions through the initial COVID-19 crisis; working with government and industry to develop a framework of risk-based COVIDSafe plans to help businesses re-open safely, and the third and most complex phase – the recovery of jobs and rebuilding the economy.


Technology in Sydney - Growth opportunities for UK technology businesses
Technology in Sydney - Growth opportunities for UK technology businesses

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

The New South Wales (NSW) Government, in partnership with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and the British Consulate General Sydney are pleased to invite you to an exclusive briefing with The Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP, NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly about the NSW Government’s vision for the State, priority investment opportunities in NSW that leverage the State’s technology capabilities, and exciting plans for the future of the NSW-UK bilateral trade and investment relationship. In addition to Minister Ayres, this briefing will feature a panel discussion with leading UK businesses with an established presence in NSW. The panel will include leaders from AstraZeneca, BAE Systems Australia, Darktrace and 10x Future Technologies and will cover topics including trends in their sectors, their experience of expanding from the UK to NSW and growth opportunities.


Australia’s Defence Industry Capability
Australia’s Defence Industry Capability

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

For the many thousands of Australians who work for companies that deliver products, solutions and expertise to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) today, there is a recognition that our businesses only exist because BAE Australia can truly offer a decisive and strategic advantage – a winning edge for our armed forces on the modern battlefield. The defence industry has a critical role to play in supporting the requirements of the ADF. The challenge faced today is to rapidly grow the Australian Industry Capability through some of the biggest defence programs ever undertaken in Australia. This is more than simply buying products and services from suppliers. It must be focused on developing and growing the capability of Australian industry to expand our industrial base.


The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health

Wed, 04 Nov 2020

The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, shared his outlook for transforming healthcare in the post-pandemic era. The future of healthcare lies in the innovative technology that is rapidly transforming healthcare systems including the digitisation of integrated healthcare, Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Medical Things, patient-centric digital health and the rise and rise of Telehealth.


Investing in Digital Health
Investing in Digital Health

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Australia and the UK are recognised innovators in the digital health space and have been significant contributors to global medical solutions. In this webinar the Victorian Chief Digital Health Officer, Neville Board, and Chair of Digital Health CRC (Cooperative Research Centre), Michael Walsh, shared Australian Digital Health market insights and highlighting where investment and trade opportunities are that will attract UK health tech companies into the Australian market. Both Australia and the UK have high performing health systems that are among the best in the world while continually adapting and reshaping through innovation and technology.


Cyber Security and Digital Infrastructure
Cyber Security and Digital Infrastructure

Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Jesse Scott, Director and Head of Cyber Security at Barclays UK Ventures will provide insights on cyber security as an enabler across critical and digital infrastructure and look at cyber and the impact on open banking, financial services and data privacy.


ABCC & KPMG 2020 Federal Budget Speaker Insights
ABCC & KPMG 2020 Federal Budget Speaker Insights

Wed, 07 Oct 2020

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce, together with KPMG, hosted a 2020 Federal Budget Virtual Breakfast, following the budget announcement.


ABCC & KPMG 2020 Federal Budget Virtual Breakfast
ABCC & KPMG 2020 Federal Budget Virtual Breakfast

Wed, 07 Oct 2020

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce, together with KPMG, hosted a 2020 Federal Budget Virtual Breakfast, following the budget announcement.


Innovation in Digital Healthcare
Innovation in Digital Healthcare

Tue, 06 Oct 2020

Professor Tony Young OBE, National Clinical Director for Innovation NHS England & Founder Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, and Bronwyn Le Grice, Founder and CEO, ANDHealth discussed innovations in digital health. They also introduced entrepreneurs and businesses who have innovated in this space to showcase their journeys and products. As digital Health rapidly becomes one of the key sectors for research and investment, we heard from two international leaders involved in developing the capabilities of the internet in providing the best medical outcomes for everyone. In this webinar our guest speakers analysed the digital transformation, agility and resilience of healthcare systems as well as the growth potential of the digital health industry.


In Conversation with The High Commissioners
In Conversation with The High Commissioners

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Britain-Australia Society, is delighted to invite you to a virtual conversation with our two High Commissioners: His Excellency The Hon George Brandis QC - Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO - British High Commissioner to Australia. The discussion will be led by David McCredie, CEO, Australian British Chamber of Commerce.


The Hon Victor Dominello MP, NSW Minister for Customer Service
The Hon Victor Dominello MP, NSW Minister for Customer Service

Mon, 28 Sep 2020

Over the next three years the NSW government will bolster its digital-centric investment fund by $1.6 billion to accelerate IT projects and strengthen cyber security. The Minister for Customer Service, The Hon Victor Dominello, said that digital government is no longer an end goal in itself, but a means to go further and deliver even better government services.


The future for domestic and international travel after the COVID-19 pandemic
The future for domestic and international travel after the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis for the tourism economy with damaging and long-lasting impacts on the tourism sector which contributes $60.9 billion to Australia’s GDP whilst directly and indirectly employing 1,035,000 people. (Tourism Research Australia, 2020) The challenges to re-boot and re-energise the domestic and international travel industry are many and our expert travel panel will discuss some of the key issues around recovery strategies, restoring consumer confidence, implementation of health and safety protocols, and sustainable tourism. And, importantly, is there cause for optimism for the sector in 2021 and beyond?


COVID-19 has changed the world. How can business change with it?
COVID-19 has changed the world. How can business change with it?

Thu, 03 Sep 2020

In this webinar, Employsure Founder and Managing Director Ed Mallett explains how we can adapt to the new world of working, and the new obligations, challenges and opportunities facing business owners. Ed discusses JobKeeper 2.0, IR flexibility, COVID safety plans, handling your HR in the age of the pandemic and communicating with staff. A must-watch event for any employer.


The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, UK Minister of State for Trade Policy
The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, UK Minister of State for Trade Policy

Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Trade Opportunities for Australia and the United Kingdom with The Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, at the UK Department for International Trade. This webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from the UK Minister for Trade Policy about how new trade arrangements will play an important role in the long-term economic recovery of the UK and Australia following COVID-19.


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

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

As the devastating impact on global and domestic economies of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding, The Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, addressed his Government’s response to this unprecedented challenge and the initiatives taken to stimulate growth in the economy as well as the outlook for attracting investment to Victoria including the trade and investment relationship between Victoria and the UK. Minister Pallas covered supply chain security, Payroll Tax, and the importance of implementing decisions made by the National Cabinet. He outlined the need to look at reducing energy costs and encourage innovation.


The Future of UK-Australia Cross Border Trade in Financial Services
The Future of UK-Australia Cross Border Trade in Financial Services

Mon, 20 Jul 2020

To mark the launch of the City of London report ‘UK cross-border trade in services with Australia - an analysis of market access for financial services firms’, the Australian British Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar with The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell; John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the UK's HM Treasury and Senator Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology.


Post-Pandemic recovery for freight and supply chains
Post-Pandemic recovery for freight and supply chains

Wed, 15 Jul 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created major disruptions and industry challenges for domestic and global freight, logistics and supply chains. Our panellists explore the impact on the freight and transport industry and discuss their COVID-19 experiences, the challenges they face and getting back to business in the new normal. The team looked at how travel restrictions and border closures have impacted the movement of cargo; how cargo operations have changed as a result of the pandemic and details of the government support for the flow of cargo during this coronavirus period. The export panel: Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib, AM, CSC, Australian Government Freight Controller Stephen Stroner, Managing Director, UPS Colin Nicholls, Area Manager Australasia, Cargo Commercial, Etihad Airways


Victoria’s response to COVID-19: support for businesses and opportunities in recovery
Victoria’s response to COVID-19: support for businesses and opportunities in recovery

Wed, 24 Jun 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business has for many been devastating with loss of income, jobs and an uncertain future. The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are supporting business through this unprecedented and difficult time to ensure jobs are saved and a fast recovery is certain as we get back to work. In this Webinar, The Hon Martin Pakula discussed Victorian Government’s support for business and looked at the opportunities for recovery in the immediate and long-term future.


Expand internationally with The Export Market Development Grants Scheme
Expand internationally with The Export Market Development Grants Scheme

Mon, 15 Jun 2020

Our speakers are today are Paul Webster, Executive and Richard Cuda, Management Consultant, International Investment Services. They join us today to discuss about how to make the most of support available in the Australian FY2020.


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