Aviation and Tourism - Building for the Future
Aviation and Tourism - Building for the Future

Thu, 23 Nov 2017

Join us as our industry experts discuss these significant opportunities the non-stop flights will deliver to travel, tourism, trade and infrastructure and building for the future.


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

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

Mr. Morrison discusses the current economic trends and details his plans to address upcoming and ongoing challenges both within the domestic economy and overseas.


Hamish Douglass, CEO, Magellan
Hamish Douglass, CEO, Magellan

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Hamish Douglass is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Magellan Financial Group, and Lead Portfolio Manager of Magellan’s Global Equity strategies. Hamish is a former member of the Australian Government’s Financial Literacy Board, the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel, the Australian Government’s Foreign Investment Review Board and the Forum of Young Global Leaders – World Economic Forum.


Lord Keen of Elie QC, Advocate General for Scotland and Lords Spokesperson for the MoJ
Lord Keen of Elie QC, Advocate General for Scotland and Lords Spokesperson for the MoJ

Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Lord Keen has represented various UK Government interests in high profile and complex court cases in the UK Supreme Court and in Strasbourg. He led on the devolution aspects of R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. In addition, he has been regularly instructed in the Commercial Court, in the Inner House (the Court of Appeal in Scotland) and in the UK Supreme Court in a range of Commercial and Public Law cases. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates (leader of the Scottish Bar) from 2000 until 2014.


Advanced Manufacturing for the Future
Advanced Manufacturing for the Future

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Join the panel Heidi Krebs: formerly COO, Cablex & non-executive director for Aviation/Aerospace Australia; the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce & SME Ambassador AAMC; Dr Mark Priest: Industrial Advisor, The Department for International Trade (UK); Matthew Wiesner: Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Australia and moderator Dr Keith McLean: Director, CSIRO Manufacturing, for a conversation about how Australia can learn from the experiences in the UK and our own opportunities to build and grow our advanced manufacturing sector.


Innovation & Science in Australia
Innovation & Science in Australia

Wed, 04 Oct 2017

In partnership with The Australian British Chamber of Commerce BAE host a series of discussion panels on disruptive technology. This series is aimed at generating a thoughtful and engaging dialogue with subject-matter experts to explore the dichotomy of views on disruptive technology, notably its application and opportunity for the Australian Defence Force.


Cyber Security Panel: The challenge of the 21st century
Cyber Security Panel: The challenge of the 21st century

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

The ABCC has put together an expert panel of cyber security specialists to address the key issues for those grappling to understand the changing threat environment and the steps you need to take to secure your assets – be it your people, data, IP, or infrastructure.


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.


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