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2017

 

Dafna Lifshitz, CEO of Appleseeds Academy - 8 March 2017

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with Swaab Attorneys were delighted to host over 20 senior executives for an exclusive boardroom breakfast with Dafna Lifshitz.

 
 

The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property - 6 March 2017

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with PAYCE were delighted to host 30 executives at exclusive Gold Club member only boardroom lunch with The Hon. Victor Dominello MP.

 
 

"Smart Disruption in the Digital Age" Major Business Lunch - Tuesday 28 February

"Smart Disruption in the Digital Age"- Paul O'Sullivan, Chairman, Optus; Andrew Walduck, EGM Trusted eCommerce Solutions, Australia Post and Maile Carnegie, Group Executive - Digital Banking, ANZ. Moderated by Ticky Fullerton, Presenter, Sky News Business

 
 

Cocktail reception with the Israeli Business Delegation - 22 February 2017

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Israel Trade Commission, NAB & JBWere were delighted to host an exclusive cocktail reception with the Israeli Business Delegation, Chamber members, sponsors and guests.

 
 

Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman - 16 February 2017

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with The Star Pty Ltd were delighted to host senior SME membersf or a boardroom lunch with Kate Carnell AO, where she discussed - Small Business and Family Enterprises: tackling the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

 

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2016

 

"Chairman's end of the year review" cocktail reception with David Gonski AC, Chairman, ANZ and Dr. Ken Henry AC, Chairman, NAB - Thursday 8 December 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Optus and KPMG were delighted to host a very special after hours briefing with Dr Ken Henry AC and David Gonski AC, where they discussed the challenges of 2016 and their expectations for the year ahead.

 
 

AICC KPMG IoT End of Year Briefing - Featuring findings from the Smart City Expo World Congress - Wednesday 30 November 2016

AICC KPMG IoT End of Year Briefing - Featuring findings from the Smart City Expo World Congress with Frank Zeichner, Director, CreatorTech; John Stanton, Chair, IoT Alliance Australia; Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Giant Ideas and Piers Hogarth-Scott, National Leader – Internet of Things, KPMG

 
 

Ambassador Yossi Gal, Vice President Advancement and External Relations of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Monday 28 November 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with UTS Business School and Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Limited were delighted to host a private boardroom lunch with Ambassador Yossi Gal.

 
 

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione AO APM - Wednesday 16 November 2016

 
 

AICC Briefing in honour of PresenTense - Friday 28 October 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in partnership with PwC were delighted to host a trade mission to Sydney of Israeli Assistive Technology Companies.

 
 

Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia and Co-Chairman & Co-Founding Partner of CHAMP Private Equity - Monday 14 November 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with Hilton Sydney and Herbert Smith Freehills were delighted to host an exclusive private boardroom briefing with Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia and Co-Chairman & Co-Founding Partner of CHAMP Private Equity.

 
 

Darren Steinberg, CEO of DEXUS Property Group and an Executive Director of DEXUS Funds Management Limited - Friday 13 November 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with DibbsBarker and Macquarie Capital were delighted to host an exclusive member only boardroom lunch with Darren Steinberg, CEO of DEXUS Property Group and Executive Director of DEXUS Funds Management Limited.

 
 

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione AO APM - Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with KPMG and Optus were delighted to host an exclusive briefing with NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione AO APM.

 
 

Business Lunch: The Changing Landscape of Australia’s Financial Services Sector October 26, 2016

In partnership with Gilbert & Tobin, the event involved a briefing with key industry leaders Peter Hiom, Deputy CEO, ASX; Beau Bertoli, CEO, Prospa; Danielle Szetho, CEO, Fintech Australia and Alex Scandurra, CEO, Stone & Chalk on the rapidly evolving Australian Fintech scene, along with the new products and services that are disrupting the industry today. The panel discussed disruptive areas such as the rise of the customer, the role of collaboration in innovation, P2P lending, blockchain and big data.

 
 

Dave Sharma, the Australian Ambassador to Israel; Dr. Tim Williams, CEO Committee for Sydney and Dean McEvoy, CEO, techsydney. Moderated by Anne-Marie Elias, Chief Disrupter - Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce were delighted to host more than 80 young entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging talents to hear from leaders of the tech industries, including Dava Sharma, to hear their insights into the innovation ecosystem that is Israel and to discuss how Australia can learn from the success of Israel's start-up and entrepreneur community.

 
 

NSW Premier The Hon Mike Baird MP - Friday 14 October

The AICC, in partnership with Optus and Gilbert+Tobin, hosted NSW Premier the Hon Mike Baird, MP at a major business briefing with the purpose to present an update on the state’s performance to business leaders along with how innovation and collaboration is playing a large role.

 
 

UTS in Practice: AICC Entrepreneur Breakfast with Dr. Jochen Schweitzer;, Rachel Setti, Dr. Tim Rayner and Jonathan Deane - 22 September 2016

UTS in Practice: AICC Entrepreneur Breakfast with Dr. Jochen Schweitzer, Director of the MBA in Entrepreneurship, UTS; Rachel Setti, Rachel Setti Consulting, Dr. Tim Rayner, Digital Philosopher and Jonathan Deane Chief Innovation Officer, AMP - “Enablers and Barriers to Fostering an Innovation Culture within Organisations"

 
 

Yaacov Michlin, Founder & CEO, Yissum - 15 September 2016

“Israel, the Start-Up Nation: From Innovation to Commercialisation - Yissum, The Technology Transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem”

 
 

Annual Diversity Lunch: Formalising Diversity As Part Of Major Organisational Change September 12, 2016

The annual Diversity Lunch brought together key industry professionals, including Gordon Cairns, Chairman, Woolworths Ltd & Origin Energy; Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council of Australia and Elizabeth Proust AO, Chairman, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Lynn Kraus, Managing Partner, Sydney & Oceania Markets, EY to discuss what diversity means to businesses and the important role it plays in today’s workplaces.

 
 

AICC KPMG Internet of Things (IoT) & AgriTech Summit

On Wednesday 7th of September KPMG held the IoT & AgTech Summit at KPMG in conjunction with the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.

 
 

Bill Morrow, CEO, nbn

Bill Morrow, CEO, nbn: Bridging the Digital Divide - How Broadband Connectivity will contribute to Society and the Economy

 
 

2016 Property Lunch

The popular annual event brought together key industry figureheads Lucy Turnbull, AO, Chief Commissioner, The Greater Sydney Commission; Steve McCann, CEO and Managing Director, Lendlease and Carmel Hourigan, Global Head of Property, AMP Capital to discuss Australia's current property markets and changes to NSW Infrastructure.

 
 

Robert Miles & Mark O'Hare - After Hours Briefing

Robert Miles, visiting American author and authority on Warren Buffett, the world’s most accomplished nvestor, exclusively addressed an audience on the billionaire’s easily learned investment beliefs and practices - as well as his mistakes. In his brief visit to Australia, Robert shared the floor with Mark O’Hare, Partner at Grant Thornton Australia. The duo engaged the audience with personal anecdotes about the wealthiest man alive, plus insights around the ways in which the soon to be 86-year-old has been able to bank himself $65 billion to date, as well as the highlights from this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

 
 

Celebrating Australian Innovation Lunch – 29 July 2016

This timely lunch bought together Paul Shetler, CEO, Digital Transformation Office; Anne Moore, Founder and CEO, PlanDo; Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), The University of Sydney and Annie Parker, Co-Founder, muru-d, to discuss the highly topical subject of innovation and the role it plays in Australia’s future. Moderated by Kate Carruthers, Chief Data Officer, UNSW Australia, the panelists addressed our successes to date as a nation and the economical, productivity and technological initiatives we should be considering in the years to come.

 
 

Michael Blythe, Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank - “Australia: which direction?” - 28 July 2016

Michael Blythe, Chief Economist has discussed "the future direction of the Australian economy."

 
 

Trevor C Rowe AO, Chairman, Global Financial Advisory, Rothschild Australia Limited - ‘The World Economy in Transition?’ - 22 July 2016

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in association with Rothschild Australia were delighted to host a boardroom lunch with Trevor C Rowe AO who will be discussing ‘The World Economy in Transition?’ for AICC Gold Club Members and Sponsors, followed by an open forum discussion and Q&A.

 
 

"The Benefits of Disrupting Technology" After Hours event with Gavin Heaton, Disrupters Handbook; Dan Rosen, ARIA, Prof. Lynn Crawford, Director, Project Management Program, The University of Sydney and moderated by Anne-Marie - 19 July 2016 Elias

This exclusive briefing bought together Dan Rosen, CEO, ARIA; Gavin Heaton, Founder, Disruptor's Handbook; Prof Lynn Crawford, Director, Project Management Program, The University of Sydney at a very relevant time, as disruption is high on the agenda of every company. Moderated by Chief Disrupter, Anne-Marie Elias, the panellists shared their insights into the opportunities that disruptive technologies offer businesses, and how to identify, adopt and facilitate change within an organisation.

 
 

NSW Treasurer, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP Boardroom Briefing, June 28, 2016

NSW Treasurer, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP addressed a Business Lunch for over 150 senior business executives in a 2016-2017 Post Budget Briefing This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

AICC KPMG Internet of Things (IoT) & Smart Cities Briefing - Monday 20 June 2016

AICC KPMG Internet of Things (IoT) & Smart Cities Briefing with Piers Hogarth-Scott, Director, Digital & IoT Consulting, KPMG; Johanna Pitman, Deputy CEO and Head of Operations for the Committee for Sydney; Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Giant Ideas and Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Sydney.

 
 

AICC-NAB Private-EY Women of Achievement Lunch with Carol Schwartz AM - Wednesday 22 June 2016

AICC-NAB Private-EY Women of Achievement Lunch with Carol Schwartz AM

 
 

The Hon. Mike Baird MP Trade Mission Reunion Dinner - Wednesday 22 June 2016

We were delighted to welcome Trade Mission delegates the the The Hon. Mike Baird’s Mission Reunion Dinner reception to celebrate the success of the Chamber’s recent mission.

 
 

2016 Retail Lunch with Myer, The Good Guys, Optus and Commonwealth Bank

2016 Retail Lunch with Richard Umbers, CEO & MD, Myer; Michael Ford, CEO, The Good Guys, Frances Martin, VP of Retail Sales for Optus, Moderated by Bruce Begbie, Executive Director, Commonwealth Bank - “Retailers Approach to Innovation and Digital Disruption”

 
 

AICC-CBA-Gemstar Women Entrepreneurs After-Hours Briefing - Tuesday 31 May

Lauren Trlin, Founder, Buzzy Tasks; Monica Wulff, CEO, Startup Muster; Jessica Glenn, CTO, One Shift and Skilld. Moderated by Anne-Marie Elias, Facilitator @ Chief Disrupter

 
 

Ron Moritz, Co-Founder, TrueBit Cyber Partners

Ron Moritz is a well-regarded exec with over 30 years of broad operational, strategy and P&L experience from premier Fortune 500 technology companies (Microsoft, Symantec, and CA Technologies), where he was a member of each company's distinguished corporate or divisional leadership teams, and cyber-security startups (BioCatch and Finjan Software).

 
 

Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia & New Zealand, 30 March 2016

Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia & New Zealand addressed a private AICC-KPMG Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion where Kevin discussed the “IoT & Digital Transformation: Moving from Human-Scale to Machine-Scale”.‘ This lunch was proudly partnered by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Luc Hennekens, Chief Information Officer, Qantas, 1 Mar 2016

Luc Hennekens, Chief Information Officer, Qantas addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around ‘Expanding the Horizons of Technology at the Qantas Group”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by The Star Entertainment Group and Lexus of Chatswood/McCarroll Automotive Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Michael Andrew AO, Chair, Board of Taxation, 18 Feb 2016

Michael Andrew AO, Chair, Board of Taxation addressed a private boardroom event for 22 business executives where guests engaged in a discussion about “Taxation Reform: taking a business and broader community perspective”. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Patricia Kelly, Director General, IP Australia, 8 April 2016

Patricia Kelly, Director General, IP Australia addressed a private boardroom event for 22 business executives where guests engaged in a discussion about “Strategic Protection and Use of your IP Assets”. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Swaab Attorneys. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia - 23 March 2016

Minister Frydenberg addressed a Private Boardroom Briefing for Chamber members and guests and discussed the “Opportunities and Challenges facing Australia’s Resources and Energy Sectors”.

 
 

AICC-KPMG-UTS 'The Importance of Cyber Security Within Your Organisation', 10 March 2016

Prof. Michael Fraser AM, Professor of Law at UTS and Gary Gill, Chartered Accountant for KPMG discussed the importance of Cyber Security, to gain allies to implement procedures, and to justify the value of a Cyber Security Audit. After all, Cyber Security concerns more than the Information Technology (IT) department.

 

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2015

 

Innovation Major Business Forum with The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Federal Assistant Minister for Innovation, Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of Israel, Marita Cheng (via robot), 2012 Australian of the Year, 27 Nov 15

The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, Federal Assistant Minister for Innovation, Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of Israel, Marita Cheng (via robot), 2012 Australian of the Year in conversation with The Hon. Warwick Smith AM, Chairman, Asia Society Australia & Global Trustee addressed a Business Lunch for over 250 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “A Path to an Innovation Culture – an Australian/Israel/Asia view”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus and Gemstar Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2015 Inaugural Diversity Lunch, 23 Nov 15

The Inaugural Diversity Lunch with Diane Smith-Gander, President, CEW, Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas, and Lani Blanco-Francis, CEO, LBF Consulting in conversation with Narelle Hooper, Co-author, “New Women, New Men, New Economy” addressed a Business Lunch for over 220 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “Diversity: Driving your Competitive Advantage”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital and EY. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Treasurer, 05 November 2015

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Treasurer addressed a private Boardroom Briefing for 100 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “Rebuilding NSW and Key Initiatives of the NSW Government”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Payce. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ned Moorfield,CEO & Founder, goCatch, Jon Rout, Innovation Manager, Commonwealth Bank, Ayal Steiner, General Manager ANZ, Outbrain and Prof. Dr. Lawrence Wallen, Head of Design, UTS, 2 November 2015

Ned Moorfield, CEO & Founder, goCatch, Jon Rout, Innovation Manager, Commonwealth Bank, Ayal Steiner, General Manager ANZ, Outbrain and Prof. Dr. Lawrence Wallen, Head of Design, UTS, in conversation with Ky Chow, Associate Editor Multimedia, Australian Financial Review partnered with the AICC Young Business Forum to host an after hours event discussion around “Disrupting the World: How Innovation is Changing the Paradigm for Everyday Life”. This event was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2015 Annual Property Lunch, 28 Oct 2015

Peter Allen, CEO, Scentre Group, Carolyn Viney, CEO, Grocon and Mark Steinert, Managing Director & CEO moderated by Ticky Fullerton, Presenter, The Business, ABC addressed a Business Lunch for over 420 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “In these volatile times – is Property the place to invest?”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital and Quintessential Equity. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ben J Heyes, Chief Information Security and Trust Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 26 Oct 2015

Ben J Heyes, Chief Information Security and Trust Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia addressed a private CIO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “Unlikely Saviours of the Future Internet”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

James Sanders, Director of Channel Sales Asia Pacific, GOOGLE, and Jodie Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, ADMA, 21 October 2015

James Sanders, Director of Channel Sales Asia Pacific, GOOGLE, and Jodie Sangster, Chief Executive Office, ADMA in conversation with David Hovenden, Editor-in-Chief at B&T and CEO of The Misfits Media Company partnered with the AICC Young Business Forum to host an after hours event discussion around “How to use the Internet to Grow your Business”. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Thorburn, Group CEO & Managing Director, National Australia Bank,

Andrew Thorburn, Group CEO & Managing Director, National Australia Bank addressed a Business Lunch for over 330 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “Customer led Innovation”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer, WorleyParsons, 13 October 2015

Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer, WorleyParsons addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around adapting to a changing environment, the next chapter of the WorleyParsons story. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie and Check Point Software Technologies . Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities

Julie Batch, Paul O'Sullivan, Michael Raper and Campbell Hanan in conversation with Catherine McGrath addressed a Business Lunch for over 100 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around "Building a more resilient Australia". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Message Stick Group.

 
 

Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BlueChilli, 17 Sept, 2015

Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BlueChilli addressed a private KPMG - AICC Innovation Series Lunch for 24 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on 'Transforming ideas into reality'. This lunch was an event partnership with KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

UTS in Practice: AICC YBF Entrepreneur breakfast UTS in Practice: "Generating Business Value Through Sustainability", 10 Sept 2015

Lachlan Feggans, Fuji Xerox, James Lewis, Climate Friendly and Tim Williams of UTS Business School lead an interactive discussion to over 40 business executives on Generating business value through sustainability in which leading businesses around the world have recognised that action on sustainability does not need to come at the cost of bottom line profits. This event was proudly hosted by UTS Business School and sponsored by Fuji Xerox and Climate Friendly. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil, 10 Sept 2015

Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around the Push for contstant innovation. This lunch was proudly sponsored by the EY. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Walduck, Executive General Manager, Trusted Services, Australia Post, 07 Sept 2015

Andrew Walduck, Executive General Manager, Trusted Services, Australia Post addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 24 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around transforming & thriving in a digital age. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and NICE Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Stephen Dunne, MD, AMP Capital & Chairman, Banking + Finance Oath, Sally Loane, CEO, Financial Services Council, Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia in conversation with Dr. Simon Longstaff AO, 3 Sept 2015

Stephen Dunne, Sally Loane and Jennifer Westacott in conversation with Dr. Simon Longstaff AO addressed a Business Lunch for over 100 senior business executives in an interactive panel discussion around the Global Perspective on Business, Finance and Ethics. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Richard Freudenstein, Chief Executive Officer, Foxtel, 19 Aug 2015

Richard Freudenstein, Chief Executive Officer, Foxtel, 19 Aug 2015 addressed a Business Lunch for over 160 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Business Transformation: Innovating for the Future of Media. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Attorney General, 20 August 2015

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Attorney General addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around the Business of Justice. This lunch was proudly sponsored by the Hyground Consulting. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Patrick Noone, Managing Director, Costco, 17 August 2015

Patrick Noone, Managing Director, Costco addressed a private boardroom event where guests engaged Patrick in an interactive discussion on Creating export business by creating great Australian items. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Grant Thornton. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Annie Parker, Co-Founder muru-D, Telstra, 14 August, 2015

Annie Parker, Co-Founder muru-D, Telstra addressed a private KPMG AICC Innovation Series Lunch for 24 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on The Power of Paying it Forward where Annie shared her personal experience of how she got involved in the start-up space. This lunch was an event partnership with KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Michael Cassel, CEO, Michael Cassel Group & Executive Producer, Les Miserables, 13 August 2015

Michael Cassel, CEO, Michael Cassel Group & Executive Producer, Les Miserables together with the Capitol Theatre hosted a unique, exclusive event for 40 guests on the Business of Theatre - "Les Misérables". This afternoon event was proudly sponsored by the Michael Cassel Group and Capitol Theatre. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director & CEO, Australia Post, 6 August 2015

Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director & CEO, Australia Post, addressed a Business Lunch for over 120 executives in a speech where he discussed his strategy for "Australia Post - Part of Tomorrow". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Checkmarx and Zebra Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Gonski AC, Chairman ANZ Bank & Coca-Cola Amatil, 31 July 2015

David Gonski AC, Chairman of the ANZ Bank & Coca-Cola Amatil addressed a Boardroom Briefing for 40 senior business executives in which David spoke about his recently released book I Gave a Gonski: Selected Speeches. This lunch was proudly sponsored by the ANZ Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Julian Segal, Managing Director & CEO, Caltex, 28 July 2015

Julian Segal, Managing Director & CEO, Caltex addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Providing Fuel Security in a World of Uncertainty. This lunch was proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Simon McKeon AO, Chairman, AMP Limited, 29 July 2015

Simon McKeon AO, Chairman, AMP Limited addressed a private Boardroom lunch for 40 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around 'Australia & Israel: A perspective on technology in business'. This lunch was proudly sponsored by the KPMG and MarkLogic Pty Ltd. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Major Retail Lunch with Ian Moir, CEO, Woolworths Holdings (SA) and Chairman, David Jones & Country Road; Craig Dower, CEO, Salmat; David Mustow, Executive Director Retail & Consumer Team, Macquarie Capital in conversation with Ticky Fullerton, Presenter,

Ian Moir, CEO, Woolworths Holdings (SA) and Chairman, David Jones & Country Road; Craig Dower, CEO, Salmat & David Mustow, Executive Director Retail & Consumer Team, Macquarie Capital addressed a Retail Lunch for 380 business executives in a conversation with Ticky Fullerton, Presenter, The Business, ABC on the impact of 'digital disruption'. This lunch was proudly sponsored by BMW Sydney and Zebra Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Bruce Billson MP, Federal Minister for Small Business, 16 July 2015

The Hon. Bruce Billson MP, Federal Minister for Small Business addressed a Boardroom Briefing for 50 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Small Business and Start-Ups: Providing the Economic Infrastructure for Success. This morning session was proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank and Check Point Software Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

A Unique YBF Event with Justin Schwarz, Managing Director, Quorra Jewellery, 15 July 2015

Justin Schwarz, Managing Director, Quorra Jewellery partnered with the AICC Young Business Forum to host a unique, behind the scenes experience titled Indulgence  an evening at Quorra, Sydneys newest, prestige diamond and pearl destination. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Grant King, Managing Director, Origin Energy, 24 June 2015

Grant King, Managing Director, Origin Energy, addressed a Business Lunch for over 200 business executives in a keynote speech where he shared his views around "The Road to Paris: Post 2020 Climate Change Goals". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Natalie James, Fair Work Ombudsman, 23 June 2015

Natalie James, Fair Work Ombudsman addressed a private boardroom event for 22 business executives where guests engaged in a discussion about Leadership in the workplace is about looking above the line. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by BlandsLaw. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Allen Lew, Chief Executive Officer, Optus, 16 June 2015

Allen Lew, Chief Executive Officer, Optus, addressed a Business Lunch for over 340 business executives with his Keynote speech around How changing customer behaviour is driving Optus digital transformation. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Checkpoint Software Technologies and Verint. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

John Symond, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie Home Loans, 10 June 2015

John Symond, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie Home Loans addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around The Importance of Customer Experience. This lunch was proudly sponsored by NICE and Checkmarx. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

UTS in Practice: AICC YBF Entrepreneur breakfast with Dr Marco Berti, Lecturer in Management, UTS and Chris Brettel, Executive Manager Innovation, Lean & Change, Suncorp, 11 June 2015

Dr Marco Berti, Lecturer in Management, UTS and Chris Brettel, Executive Manager Innovation, Lean & Change, Suncorp addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 50 business professionals on Breaking Bad Habits: calibrating your business mindset to live innovation. This event was proudly hosted by UTS Business School and sponsored by Suncorp Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia, 27 May 2015

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 24 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around All change: Say goodbye to Command and Control, and Hello to Create and Engage. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and Equinix. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Simon McKeon May, 2015 Innovation Trade Mission

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has once again hosted an impressive group of 34 Australian executives on an Innovation Trade Mission to Israel. The mission was led by Simon McKeon AO, Chairman of AMP and CSIRO. Simon is also a former Australian of the Year. The delegation also included, Ian Silk, CEO of Australian Super, Christine Holgate, CEO of Blackmores, EYs Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, and Phil McCabe, CBA GM Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Growth Markets. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Kathleen McCudden, Director Human Resources, IBM Australia and New Zealand, 15 May 2015

Kathleen McCudden, Director Human Resources, IBM Australia and New Zealand addressed a private HR Boardroom Lunch for 15 senior HR business executives in an interactive discussion around A Smarter Workforce; Driving Measurable Business Outcomes. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Foundation Education. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cheryl Bart AO, AICC (NSW) Annual Dr. Patricia V Kailis AM OBE Women of Achievement Lunch, 13 May 2015

Cheryl Bart AO addressed a private AICC (NSW) Annual Dr. Patricia V Kailis AM OBE Women of Achievement Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an engaging discussion Mind over Mountains drawing on her experience of the 2008 Seven Summits Challenge. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Kailis Australian Pearls and NAB Private Wealth. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mark Rantall, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Planning Association, 5 May 2015

Mark Rantall, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Planning Association addressed a private boardroom event for 20 business executives where guests engaged in a discussion about A Matter of National Importance: Advice, Super and Savings. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by Stonehouse Wealth Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

STEM Panel, Wyatt Roy MP, Catherine Caruana-McManus & Luke Sayers in conversation with Nicky Phillips, 30 April 2015

STEM Panel, Wyatt Roy MP, Catherine Caruana-McManus & Luke Sayers in conversation with Nicky Phillips, 30 April 2015, addressed a Business Lunch for over 140 business executives in an interactive panel discussion around STEM - 'The Solution to the Innovation Drought'. This lunch was proudly sponsored by PwC. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Tiziana Bianco, Head of Innovation, Commonwealth Bank, 20 April 2015

Tiziana Bianco, Head of Innovation, Commonwealth Bank addressed a private KPMG AICC Innovation Series Lunch for 25 senior captains of innovation an interactive discussion where Tiziana explored different models to corporate innovation, considering the challenges and opportunities of each approach, while gaining insight into what is working for Commbank. This event was the first of a newly created Innovation Series  a collaboration between KPMG and the AICC. The objective of the KPMG  AICC Innovation Series is to bring together thought leaders and influential people within the innovation and entrepreneurial space, allowing KPMG and the AICC to demonstrate leadership where it really matters. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

George Savvides, Managing Director, Medibank Private Limited, 31 March 2015

George Savvides, Managing Director, Medibank Private Limited addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Australias Healthcare: the key imperatives around service delivery, escalating costs and primary care. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Roger Corbett AO, Chairman, Fairfax, 17 March 2015

Roger Corbett AO, Chairman, Fairfax, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 30 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around the 'Unprecedented world events that we face in 2015  how should Australia respond?. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Matthew Mason-Cox, Minister for Fair Trading NSW, 18 March 2015

The Hon. Matthew Mason-Cox, Minister for Fair Trading NSW addressed a private boardroom event for 20 business executives where guests engaged the Minister in a discussion around; "Fair & Ethical Business Practice in NSW". This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored Commonwealth Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

UTS in Practice: AICC YBF Entrepreneur breakfast with Dr Martin Fahy, Partner, KPMG and Adjunct Professor at UTS, 12 March 2015

Dr Martin Fahy, Partner, KPMG and Adjunct Professor at UTS addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 40 business professionals on "The Open Work Force: Working and Employing in an Outsourced World". This event was proudly hosted by UTS Business School. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW, 3 March 2015

The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW, 3 March 2015, addressed a Major Business Lunch for over 550 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around "Rebuilding NSW - the next steps". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus and Macquarie Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The HubStudio - Soft Skills Workshop, 3 March 2015

This AICC first offered members an exclusive opportunity to work with The HubStudio and a number of Australia's most experienced acting coaches to enhance personal soft skills in an informal and engaging practical seminar. This event was proudly hosted by Pitcher Partners. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

John Mullen, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Asciano, 27 February 2015

John Mullen, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Asciano addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Australias logistics supply chain  challenges and opportunities. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Group and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Anita Mitchell, General Manager Sustainability, Barangaroo South, Lend Lease, 24 Feb 2015

Anita Mitchell, General Manager Sustainability, Barangaroo South, Lend Lease addressed a Young Business Forum and AICC reception attended by a capacity group of 110 business professionals. Anita discussed Creating a world class sustainable development at Barangaroo South. This event was proudly hosted by DLA Piper. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Judith Crompton, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Australia, 17 February 2015

Judith Crompton, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Australia addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around sustainable transformation in the Australian aviation industry. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus and McCarroll Automotive Group / Lexus of Chatswood. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 17 February 2015

Fifteen senior executives from the Chambers thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our first Cereal Networking breakfast of 2015. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, Minister for Finance & Services, 13 February 2015

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, Minister for Finance and Services addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around "The challenges and opportunities facing the NSW financial sector". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Hamish Hawthorn, CEO, ATP Innovations, 9 Febraury 2015

Hamish Hawthorn, CEO, ATP Innovations addressed a private boardroom event for 23 business executives where guests engaged Hamish in a discussion around; "Australia's World Leading Technology Incubator - building blocks to start-up success". This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by Australian Technology Park and Laissez-Faire Catering. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2014

 

EA's Breakfast with Rachel Argaman, Chief Executive Officer, TFE Hotels - Thursday, 11 December 2014

Rachel Argaman, Chief Executive Officer, TFE Hotels addressed a private EA & PA Breakfast presentation for 25 Executive Assistants on "The Balancing Act". This breakfast was proudly sponsored by Toga Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

"Vision for Innovation Online: making your business relevant" - with William Easton, MD, Facebook ANZ; Cliff Rosenberg, MD, LinkedIn A/NZ & SE Asia and Karen Ganschow, GM CRM, Westpac - 25 November 2014

The panel addressed a Vision Series Lunch for almost 300 business executives. Business Editor & Channel Manager of Sky News Business, James Daggar-Nickson moderated discussion around the topic, "Vision for Innovation Online: making your business relevant". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

John Croll, CEO & MD, iSentia, 21 November 2014

John Croll, CEO & MD, iSentia addressed a private boardroom event for 22 business executives where guests engaged John in a discussion around; Press Clips to Social, iSentias IPO Story. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2014 Property Lunch with DEXUS Property Group; UrbanGrowth NSW and IBM

Darren Steinberg, CEO, DEXUS Property Group; David Pitchford, Chief Executive Officer, UrbanGrowth NSW and Michael Dixon, General Manager Smarter Cities, IBM addressed a Vision Series Lunch for 600 business executives. Property Editor for the AFR, Robert Harley moderated discussion around the topic, "Smart Property: The Latest Thinking and Innovations". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital & Quintessential Equity. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mike Kane, CEO & MD, Boral, 11 November 2014

Mike Kane, CEO & MD, Boral addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on the topic; Threats to Australian competitiveness - facing up to the realities in the construction sector. This lunch was proudly sponsored by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kylie Hargreaves; Deputy Secretary - Resources & Energy, NSW Trade & Investment, 31 October 2014

Kylie Hargreaves; Deputy Secretary - Resources & Energy, NSW Trade & Investment addressed a private boardroom event for 23 business executives where guests engaged Kylie in a discussion around; A Blueprint for Developing and Investing in NSW. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Associate Professor Jim Hutchin, Director Executive MBA Program, UTS, 29 October 2014

Associate Professor Jim Hutchin, Director Executive MBA Program, UTS addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 25 business professionals on Crossroads: Sustainability, Risk, Insurance and Best Business Practice. This event was proudly sponsored by DLA Piper and facilitated by UTS. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul Greenberg, Executive Chairman & CEO, NORA; Adam Jacobs, MD, The Iconic; Gabby Leibovich, Director, Catch Group; Michael Fox, Director of Operations and Founder, Shoes of Prey, 22 October 2014

This dynamic panel addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 120 business professionals in the 22 -40 year demographic. This dynamic panel was moderated by Paul Greenberg, Executive Chairman & CEO, National Online Retailers Association (NORA) where they discussed how "The New Retail" leverages customer centricity, technology and a global view. This event was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Roseman, Executive Director, Investment Banking Group, Global Head of Infrastructure Utilities and Renewables, Macquarie Capital, 21 October 2014

David Roseman, Executive Director, Investment Banking Group, Global Head of Infrastructure Utilities and Renewables, Macquarie Capital addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 28 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on the topic; Current trends in infrastructure in Australia and Globally. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz and Lexus of Chatswood . Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Helen Crossley, Head of Marketing Science, Facebook Aus & NZ, 17 September 2014

Helen Crossley, Head of Marketing Science, Facebook Aus & NZ addressed a Young Business Forum reception attended by a capacity group of 100 business professionals in the 22 - 40 year demographic. Helen discussed Building Your Business through Data and Innovation. This event was proudly hosted by Facebook. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Amnon Bar- Lev, Global President, Check Point and Mike Burgess, Chief Information Security Officer, Telstra, 8 September 2014

Amnon Bar- Lev, Global President, Check Point and Mike Burgess, Chief Information Security Officer, Telstra addressed a private boardroom lunch for 50 senior business executives where they discussed, Establishing a Culture of Cyber Security in Business and Communicating and Reporting More Effectively on Cyber Risks. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia, 9 September 2014

Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on how we create, Sustainable places for everyone". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Mirvac. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

David Smorgon OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Pointmade, 3 September 2014

David Smorgon OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Pointmade addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on the topic; From one generation to the next. Why transfers of wealth generally fail". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Toga Group . Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Graham Turner, Group CEO, Flight Centre, 27 August 2014

Graham Turner, Group CEO, Flight Centre addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on The story of Flight Centre. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Virgin Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, Group Executive, CBA; Zwicka Ben-Zion, Managing Director, Verint Systems; Braith Tomlinson, COO, Lenovo Australia, 21 August 2014

The AICC Young Business Forum (YBF) and the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) were proud to collaborate on this inaugural business event where Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, Group Executive, CBA; Zwicka Ben-Zion, Managing Director, Verint Systems and Braith Tomlinson, COO, Lenovo Australia, in conversation with Ky Chow, Associate Editor, Multimedia, Financial Review Group discussed Global Innovation and Collaboration: The Future. This event was proudly sponsored by PWC and attracted an audience of more than 150. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Penny Winn, Director Group Retail Services, Woolworths Limited, 25 August 2014

Penny Winn, Director Group Retail Services, Woolworths Limited addressed a private boardroom lunch for 50 senior business executives where she discussed, The future of shopping: How Woolworths is transforming for the customer of the future. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and Motorola Solutions. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jonathan (Jon) Medved, Founder and CEO of OurCrowd, Thursday 14 August 2014

Jon Medved, Founder and CEO of OurCrowd addressed a private boardroom event for 50 senior business executives where he discussed Israel (necessity  the mother of invention) - its entrepreneurial eco-system, crowd funding and the economic impact of the current conflict in the Middle East. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 7 Aug 2014

Twenty four senior executives from the Chambers thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our third Cereal Networking breakfast of 2014. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bernie Brookes, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Myer Group, 25 July 2014

Bernie Brookes, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Myer Group, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 24 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on The changing face of retail at home and abroad. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Checkpoint Software Technologies and Motorola Solutions. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Catherine Livingstone AO, President, Business Council of Australia, 28 July 2014

Catherine Livingstone AO, President, Business Council of Australia, addressed a Chamber Vision Series business lunch for over 450 business executives where she talked about a Vision for a Competitive Australia. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Andrew Constance MP, NSW Treasurer, 19 June 2014

The Hon Andrew Constance MP, NSW Treasurer addressed a private boardroom lunch for 50 senior business executives where he discussed the 2014 budget handed down only two days previously. This lunch was proudly sponsored by NSW Minerals Council and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Corey Loehr, Aus/NZ Tablet Category Manager, Intel Australia, 17 June 2014

Corey Loehr, Aus/NZ Tablet Category Manager, Intel Australia addressed a private boardroom event for 20 business executives where guests engaged Corey in a discussion around; Workplace Transformation. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Steve Dunn, Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Ventures and Gauri Bhalla, Founder, Curious Collective, 18 June 2014

Steve Dunn, Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Ventures (ex Macquarie Bank and now Co-Founder of his own lean lab) and Gauri Bhalla, Founder, Curious Collective addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 60 business professionals. Steve and Gauri took us through a real business challenge using the lean canvas in a interactive workshop, both enlightening and entertaining the attendees. This event was proudly sponsored by Suncorp Commercial Insurance and facilitated by UTS. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

'Investing for a "Super" Australia' Major Business Lunch on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Jeremy Cooper, Chairman, Retirement Income Challenger; Chris Cuffe, Chairman, UniSuper; Hamish Douglass, CEO, Magellan Financial Group addressed a Vision Series Lunch for 300 business executives. John Brogden, CEO, Financial Services Council moderated discussion around the topic, Investing for a Super Australia. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Centric Wealth. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

George Frazis, Chief Executive Officer, St George Banking Group, 3 June 2014

George Frazis, Chief Executive Officer, St George Banking Group, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 28 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on Technology and its impact on Business Strategy. This lunch was proudly sponsored by DLA Piper and Check Point Software Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alex Malley FCPA, Chief Executive, CPA Australia, 29 May 2014

Alex Malley FCPA, Chief Executive, CPA Australia, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on, Disruptive Leadership: Challenging the Status Quo. This lunch was proudly sponsored by HLB Mann Judd. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

You Must Fail To Succeed, The More The Better / by Dale Carr, CEO LeadBolt

Fail to succeed. In an instant, how do you interpret this phrase? Does your mind skip directly to the idea of failure as the end result, or do you perceive failure as a means to success?

 
 

Matt Barrie, CEO, Freelancer.com and Dale Carr, CEO, Leadbolt, 22 May 2014

Matt Barrie, CEO, Freelancer.com and Dale Carr, CEO, Leadbolt addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 120 business professionals in the 22 -40 year demographic. This dynamic panel was moderated by Nigel Freitas, Business/Technology Journalist, Sky News Business where they discussed the future of our Brave New Online World: Apps - Advertising - Freelancing. This event was proudly sponsored by KWS Advisory and supported by NSW Trade & Investment. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 20 May 2014

Twenty senior executives from the Chambers thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our second Cereal Networking breakfast of 2014. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Joe Skrzynski AO, Founding Partner, Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners (CHAMP), 7 May 2014

Joe Skrzynski AO, Founding Partner, Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners (CHAMP), addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on Why Private Equity Is Producing Better Returns Than Listed Equities. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Allen and Overy. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, ANZ, 8 May 2014

Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, ANZ addressed a private boardroom event for 20 business executives where guests engaged in a discussion around; Perspective on Australias Economic & Financial Outlook. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by Grant Thornton. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office, 2 May 2014

Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on, Reinventing the ATO. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Nous Group and Verint Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Michael Small, High Commissioner for Canada, 29 April 2014

Michael Small, High Commissioner for Canada, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on A View from Australias Strategic Cousin. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Brookfield. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mr Ian Narev, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 26 March, 2014

Mr Ian Narev, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank addressed a private boardroom lunch for 50 senior business executives where he discussed Australia and Israel: A perspective on technology in business. This lunch was proudly hosted by Check Point and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Jillian Skinner MP, Deputy NSW Liberal Leader, Minister for Health, Minister for Medical Research, 1 April 2014

The Hon Jillian Skinner MP, Deputy NSW Liberal Leader, Minister for Health, Minister for Medical Research addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around the Challenges and Opportunities for NSW and the Health Sector. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Philips and the Commonwealth Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr. David Band (Adjunct Professor, UTS); Your Pitch: What to say and how to say it, 3 April 2014

David addressed the AICC Young Business Forums inaugural, UTS in Practice: AICC Entrepreneur Series event which was attended by 60 professionals where they discussed Your Pitch: What to say and how to say it. This event was proudly sponsored by Suncorp Commercial Insurance and partnered with UTS . Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Barry OFarrell MP, Premier of New South Wales, 28 March 2014

The Hon Barry OFarrell MP, Premier of New South Wales addressed our inaugural Vision Series Lunch for 250 business executives, in conversation with David Speers, Political Editor & Journalist, Sky News Australia; where they discussed Three Years On  A Bright Future for NSW. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul Bassat, Co-Founder, SEEK; Co-Founder, Square Peg Capital, 20 March 2014

Paul Bassat , Co-Founder, SEEK; Co-Founder, Square Peg Capital, addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 130 business professionals in the 22 -40 year demographic where he discussed his personal story of his entrepreneurial career. This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Capital. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Richard Warburton AO LVO, Chairman, Citigroup Pty Ltd & Westfield Retail Trust, 14 March 2014

Richard Warburton AO LVO, Chairman, Citigroup Pty Ltd & Westfield Retail Trust, addressed a private Chairman Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around, Manufacturing in Australia, Climate Change and the Broader Economy. This event was proudly hosted by McCarrolls Automotive Group/Lexus of Chatswood and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Gregory Eugene Smith SC MP, Attorney General & Minister for Justice, 11 March 2014

Gregory Eugene Smith SC MP, Attorney General & Minister for Justice, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around the challenges and opportunities facing the NSW legal system. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, QANTAS, 5 March 2014

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, QANTAS, addressed a special major business lunch for 400 business executives where he discussed with Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network, Building a Stronger Qantas in 2014. This lunch was proudly sponsored by BMW Sydney and IBM Australia Ltd. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Thodey, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra Corporation Limited, 3 March 2014

David Thodey, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra Corporation addressed a special major business lunch for 600 business executives where he spoke about Telstras plans for the future & changing nature of the telecommunications industry overall.This lunch was proudly sponsored by IBM Australia Ltd and Verint Systems Inc. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review, 6 March 2014

Michael Stutchbury addressed a private boardroom event for 24 business executives where guests engaged Michael in an interactive discussion on Making Australia Open to Business. This SME Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

John Fisher, International Tax Partner at KPMG Somekh Chaikin (Israel), Wednesday, 25 February 2014

John Fisher, International Tax Partner at KPMG Somekh Chaikin (Israel) and Elie Lederman, structured finance specialist addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where they discussed Israel as an attractive investment destination. This event was proudly sponsored by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 21 February 2014

Twenty four senior executives from the Chambers thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our first Cereal Networking breakfast for 2014. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP; NSW Minister for Transport, 19 February 2014

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, addressed a private boardroom lunch for 25 senior business executives where a candid discussion was held on Transport in NSW. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz and Lexus of Chatswood. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2013

 

Naftali Bennett MK, Israel's Minister of Economy & Serial Entrepreneur, 9 December 2013

Naftali Bennett MK addressed a special major business lunch for 230 business executives where he shared his vision for Israel as a smart, adaptable and progressive economy that continues to play above its weight in the world economy. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 21 November 2013

Twenty senior executives from the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our Cereal Networking breakfast. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Start-Ups and Innovation Panel with Doron Ben-Meir, Commercialisation Australia, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, BlueChilli and Lance Kalish, Yes to Inc. 19 November 2013

Lance, moderated a discussion on "Start-Ups and Innovation - The Australian Way". The panel addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 100 young professionals. The discussion was followed by a Q&A session with the panel. This event was proudly sponsored by DLA Piper. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2013 Israel Australia Trade Awards

Fourteen Israeli companies and their local partners received 2013 Australia-Israel Trade Awards in recognition of their achievements for contributing to bi-lateral trade growth between the two countries. The event was proudly hosted by KWS Legal and NSW Government Trade & Investment.Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Dr Andrew Heys, Lecturer in Management, MGSM and Ms Robyn Whittaker , Head of the People Team, Gilbert + Tobin; Managing Professionals: People & Performance in Professional Services Firms, 7 November 2013

Andrew and Robyn addressed a Young Business Forum reception attended by 65 professionals where they discussed Managing Professionals: People & Performance in Professional Services Firms. This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Chairmen's Lunch with David Gosnki AC, Belinda Hutchinson AM And Simon McKeon AO, 30 October 2013

David Gonski AC, Chairman CCA & Future Fund; Belinda Hutchinson AM, Chairman QBE Insurance Group and Simon McKeon AO, Chairman CSIRO addressed a special major business lunch for 450 business executives where the panel was interviewed by Dr. Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, St. James Ethics Centre. Discussion was focused on Leadership, Innovation and a Compassionate Society Challenges and Rewards. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills and Russell Reynolds Associates, 30 October 2013. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jonathan (Jon) Medved, ISRAEL  The Start-Up Nation, Monday 28 October 2013

Jonathan (Jon) Medved addressed a private boardroom lunch event for 30 senior business executives where he discussed what makes Israel such a unique entrepreneurial eco-system. This event was proudly hosted by UTS Business School. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand, 17 Oct 2013

Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around Australias economic future and the keys to leading business transformation. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Teresa Dyson, Chair, Board of Taxation, 15 October 2013

Teresa Dyson addressed a private boardroom event for 26 business executives where guests engaged Teresa in an interactive discussion around the future direction of Australias taxation framework. This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by HLB Mann Judd. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jim Longley, Chief Executive of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW)

Jim Longley, Chief Executive of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW) Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government, addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around the disability needs of our State and the significant support and services that are being implemented. This lunch was proudly hosted by the Nous Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, Deputy Premier, 8th Oct, 2013

The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, Deputy Premier addressed a private boardroom lunch for 28 senior business executives where an interactive discussion was had about NSW's place in the world of Innovation, Science and Cleantech. This lunch was proudly hosted by Macquarie Capital. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Discover Collections | The Australian Jewish Community and its Culture with Guest speaker: David Gonski AC, 16 September 2013

David Gonski AC addressed "a community leaders event" at the NSW State Library where he discussed, "The importance of education, in all its facets, in achieving a strong and successful economy and overall society."

 
 

Dr Lara Moroko, Lecturer in Management, MGSM and James Elliott, General Manager, Talent Acquisition, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 13 September 2013

Lara and James addressed a Young Business Forum reception attended by 55 professionals where they discussed The Power of Employer Branding Getting the most out of HR and Marketing Strategy. This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Lindsay Fox AC, Founder, Fox Group Holdings, Wednesday 11th September 2013.

Lindsay Fox AC addressed a private boardroom event for 40 senior business executives where he discussed, Sixty years in the fast lane: an iconic Australian life spanning business, philanthropy and sport. This CEO Boardroom was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2013 Property Lunch with Bill Powell, CEO, Brookfield Australia; Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz CEO & MD, Mirvac & Lang Walker, Executive Chairman, Walker Corporation, 4 September 2013

Bill Powell, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz and Lang Walker addressed a major business lunch for 800 business executives where they were engaged in conversation by Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network on Real Estate Markets & Happenings in Australia. This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital & Quintessential Equity. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Fashion Panel with Anthony Halas, Seafolly, Gary Novis, Retail Apparel Group, 3 September 2013

Jackie Frank, Editor & Publisher of Marie Claire, moderated a discussion on Inside the Business of Fashion with Keynote speakers: Anthony Halas, CEO, Seafolly and Gary Novis, CEO, Retail Apparel Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul Steinberg, Global Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions, 29 August 2013

Paul Steinberg, Global Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions, 29 August 2013. Paul Steinberg addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed Innovation and economic growth. This CIO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by DLA Piper and Fujitsu.

 
 

Richard Gibbs, Chief Economist and Head of Economics, Macquarie Group, Wednesday 28 August 2013

Richard Gibbs addressed a Growth Series event for 57 business executives where he discussed "Australia in the Asian Region  An Economic Perspective". This private after-hours event was proudly hosted by Clifford Chance. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr David Orsmond, Deputy Head Economic Analysis, RBA, Tuesday 20 August 2013

Dr David Orsmond addressed a private boardroom event for 25 business executives where he discussed The Australian Economy in Perspective. This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. John Howard OM AC, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Tuesday 6 August 2013

The Hon. John Howard OM AC addressed a Special Major Business Lunch for 500 business executives where he was interviewed by David Speers, Political Editor & Journalist, Sky News Australia. This lunch was proudly sponsored by BMW Sydney and Capital Hill Advisory. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cameron Clyne, Group Chief Executive Officer, NAB, 1st August 2013

Cameron Clyne addressed 260 attendees on the topic of the world economy continuing to struggle since the tumultuous times of the Global Financial Crisis, the Australian banking system has been steadfast. This event was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and PwC. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Tony Allan Head of the London Water Research Group  Kings College London

Professor Tony Allan addressed a private boardroom event for 22 senior business executives where he discussed The Importance of Water in Global Food Security. This Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Nubian Water Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Vince Graham Chief Executive Officer Networks NSW, Friday July 26th 2013.

Vince Graham addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed the establishment and progress of Networks NSW. This CEO Boardroom was proudly sponsored by UGL Limited. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jon Scriven - Group Executive, People & Office of the CEO, QANTAS, 19 July 2013

Jon Scriven addressed a private boardroom lunch for 16 senior HR Executives where he discussed Managing change within a complex operating environment. This boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Peter Coleman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Woodside Energy, 25 June 2013

Peter Coleman addressed a private boardroom event for 24 senior business executives where he engaged in an interactive discussion on "Woodside: Opening the Aperture". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by DEXUS Property Group and Macquarie Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Mike Baird MP, NSW Treasurer, 20th June, 2013.

The Hon Mike Baird MP addressed a private boardroom lunch for 80 senior business executives where he discussed the NSW Budget for 2013/14. This lunch was proudly hosted by Clayton Utz and NSW Minerals Council. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bill Morrow, Chief Executive, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Bill Morrow addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed. Challenges and Opportunities in the Australian Telco Industry. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Verint Systems and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Senator Conroy, Kate Burleigh, Intel, Aus/NZ and Tim Reed, MYOB, 11 June 2013

Senator Conroy, Kate and Tim addressed a major Business Lunch for 360 senior executives at the Hilton Sydney Grand Ballroom. In conversation with Nigel Freitas, Technology/Business Journalist, SKY News Business, our panel discussed the NBN and the Digital Economy. This event was proudly sponsored by Alphawest Optus and Check Point Software Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Attenborough, Chief Executive Officer, Tabcorp, Thursday 30 May 2013

David Attenborough addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed Competition, Regulation and the Digital Age: Tabcorp's response to the changing market. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Oil & Gas Trade Mission to Israel led by Kevin McCann AM, Chairman of Origin Energy Energy

Austrade and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in an Oil and Gas Supplier Mission to Israel, 9-15 June 2013, to be led by Mr Kevin McCann, Chairman of Origin Energy Limited.

 
 

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, 23 June 2013

Rod Sims addressed a boardroom lunch for 80 business executives where he discussed Current issues facing the ACCC. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz & Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Highlights of AICC events

See edited video highlights of AICC lunches in 2013

 
 

Justin Reizes, Head of KKR Australia, Wednesday 8 May 2013

Justin Reizes addressed a private boardroom event for 22 senior business executives where he discussed The Outlook for Private Equity for Australia and Asia in 2013. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Allen & Overy and Macquarie Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ

Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ, addressed an AICC lunch in Melbourne and was then interviewed by Rowan Callick, the Asia Pacific Editor with The Australian.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 2 May 2013

20 senior executives from the Chambers thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our Cereal Networking breakfast. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Shadow Minister for Finance, Friday 5 April 2013

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP addressed a private CEO boardroom event for 28 senior business executives where he discussed The Challenges Facing the Australian Economy and the Financial Health of the Nation. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted and sponsored by Stockland. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Lars Groeger, MGSM and Kym Aust-Howlett, General Manager of Marketing and Commercial, New South Wales Rugby Union and Waratahs Rugby, 3 April 2013

Lars and Kym addressed a Young Business Forum reception attended by 55 professionals where they discussed Marketing Trends for 2013 Beyond Social Media Tactics - The Impact of Global Marketing Trends. This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kevin Johnson, Global Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Networks, Monday 25 March 2013

Kevin Johnson addressed a private boardroom event for 24 senior business executives where he discussed Disruption, Innovation and the Network  Building the Best. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Orange Line. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport Corporation, Tuesday 19 March 2013

Kerrie Mather addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed Maximising Sydney Airports capacity. Welcoming close to 37 million passengers a year, Sydney Airport is Australias international gateway, serving a network of 99 destinations across 35 international, nine domestic and regional airlines and 10 dedicated freight carriers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cliff Rosenberg, MD Australia, NZ and Southeast Asia, LinkedIn, 12 March 2013

Cliff Rosenberg addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 120 young professionals in the 22 -35 year emographic where he discussed Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Personal and Business Brand. This event was proudly hosted by DLA Piper. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Innes Willox, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Industry Group, Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Innes Willox addressed a private boardroom event for 24 senior business executives where he discussed The Australian Economy of the Future. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by NSW Trade & Investment. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director & CEO, Australia Post, 7 March 2013

Ahmed Fahour addressed a major business lunch for 300 business executives where he discussed and answered questions on Pushing the envelope: Australia Post in the digital economy. This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia and NICE Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Biren Nanda, High Commissioner of India, Thursday 28 February

Biren Nanda addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed India in the Age of Globalisation. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL Limited. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alon Ben-David, Defence Correspondent, Channel 10, Israel, Friday 22 February 2013

Alon Ben-David addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed the impact of a nuclear Iran on the Middle East and beyond. This Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by M&C Saatchi. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Megan Clark, Chief Executive, CSIRO, Tuesday 19 February 2013

Dr Megan Clark addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed Megatrends that will change the way we live and how Australia can respond. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL Limited. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking, 20 February 2013

Once again we are proud to acknowledge the support of HLB Mann Judd in hosting our breakfast series for 2013. 20 senior executives from the Chambers thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our Cereal Networking breakfast for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jeffrey Bleich, US Ambassador to Australia, Friday 8 February 2013

Jeffrey Bleich addressed a private boardroom event for 34 senior business executives where he discussed U.S. Economic and Trade Conditions. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by DLA Piper. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2012

 

WOODSIDE PETROLEUM INVESTS IN ISRAEL'S LEVIATHAN GAS FIELD!!!

Woodside Petroleum Ltds (Woodside) signs a $1.2 billion deal to acquire 30% equity in Israels Leviathan gas field located off Israels Mediterranean Coast which is the world's largest gas find in the last decade. Click on this article to find out more and how you can be involved.

 
 

Dr Ian Watt AO, Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, 21 November 2012

Dr Ian Watt AO addressed a private boardroom event for 22 senior business executives. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Message Stick Communications & UGL. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Private Cocktail Reception with Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer and Dr Uzi Arad, 21 November 2012

We were privileged to host Rabbi Firer and Dr Uzi Arad at a private evening reception. Speaking on behalf of Rabbi Firer, Uzi, provided an in depth analysis of the current situation in Israel and the region as well as linking it with some of Rabbi Firers important initiatives. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 21 November 2012

Once again we are proud to acknowledge the support of HLB Mann Judd in hosting our breakfast series for 2012. 20 senior executives from the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our fourth and final Cereal Networking breakfast for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Carl McCamish, Executive General Manager, People & Culture, Origin Energy, 13 November 2012

Carl McCamish addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior HR Executives where he discussed "Challenges in the HR industry including gender diversity". This boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Greg Medcraft, Chairman, Australian Securities & Investment Commission, 15 November 2012

Greg Medcraft addressed a private boardroom event for 18 senior business executives where he discussed his "Vision for IOSCO". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz and Fuji Xerox Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Doron Ben-Meir, Chief Executive Officer, Commercialisation Australia, 9 November 2012

Doron Ben-Meir addressed a private boardroom lunch for 22 senior executives from our small & medium sized business members where he discussed "Delivering Innovation - Australia's challenges and Opportunities in a Global Marketplace". This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Grant Thornton. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kevin McCann AM, Chairman, Origin Energy Ltd, 9 November

Kevin McCann addressed a Chairman Series boardroom event for 60 Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives where he discussed - A Rational Energy Policy for Australia. This Chairman Series Boardroom Lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, MGSM and Matthew Tukaki, CEO, Sustain Group, 8 November 2012

Debbie and Matthew addressed a Young Business Forum reception attended by 50 professionals where they discussed "Business, Society & Peace - Shifting the Paradigm on Business Responsibility". This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bill Shorten's Mission Reunion Dinner, 11October 2012

In May 2012, we were privileged to have Minister Shorten lead a Trade Mission to Israel; the purpose of the mission was to investigate Israels superannuation fund industry, investment opportunities and its entrepreneurial and innovative culture. Last Thursday, the mission participants met again to share some of the impacts the trip had on them and we were pleased to hear such positive feedback and comments. Click on the heading to see the photos from the dinner.

 
 

Pat Farmer, 2012 Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 10 October 2012

Pat Farmer addressed a private boardroom event for 20 Chief Executive Officers where he discussed - "Running Pole to Pole - One Man, 20 Millions Steps". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Roger Corbett AO, Chairman, Fairfax Media, 11 October

Pat Farmer addressed a private boardroom event for 20 Chief Executive Officers where he discussed - Running Pole to Pole - One Man, 20 Millions Steps. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.aRoger Corbett AO addressed a Chairman Series boardroom event for 240 Chief Executive Officers where he discussed - "Changing world in which we live today and will live tomorrow", This Chairman Series Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Curt Zuber, Group Treasurer, Westpac Group, 21 September 2012

Curt Zuber addressed a private boardroom event for 18 Chief Financial Officers where he discussed - The changing world of funding, capital and liquidity - are we match ready? This CFO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Clifford Chance. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Nicholas Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group, 19 September 2012

Nicholas Moore addressed a private boardroom event for 22 senior business executives where he discussed  Current Global Trends. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Clayton Utz and IBM Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, Secretary, Department of Defence, 13 September 2012

Duncan Lewis AO addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he was engaged in an interactive discussion on the national security of Australia. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Norton Rose and Nous Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Clive Whincup, Chief Technology Officer, Westpac Group, 7 September 2012

Clive Whincup addressed a private boardroom event for 22 senior IT business executives where he discussed - Ensuring the sustainability of IT as a profession in Australia. This CIO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and IBM Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mark Scott, Managing Director, ABC, 4 September 2012

Mark Scott addressed a private boardroom event for 18 senior business executives where he discussed - The place of the ABC in contemporary life. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Sam Walsh AO, Executive Director, Chief Executive  Iron Ore and Australia, Rio Tinto. 31 August 2012

Sam Walsh addressed a boardroom lunch for 60 business executives where he discussed - Miracles big and small. What technology and innovation mean for corporations, investors, industries and nations. This lunch was proudly hosted by Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Vipin Kalra, Country Manager Australia, VISA, 23 August 2012

Vipin addressed a private boardroom event for senior business executives where he discussed - New technology and the change in consumer spending. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 22 August 2012

Once again we are proud to acknowledge the support of HLB Mann Judd in hosting our breakfast series for 2012. Twenty senior executives from the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses attended our third Cereal Networking breakfast for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Chris Eccles, Director General, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, 17 August 2012

Chris Eccles addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed - Challenges and Opportunities facing NSW over the coming years. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Bank and Stockland. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Norma Harrison, MGSM and Mary Verschuer, Managing Director of Schenck Process, 16 August 2012

Norma and Mary addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 50 young professionals where they discussed Sustainable or Profitable? Can Businesses Balance These Seemingly Opposing Demands? This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Philip Lowe, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia, 9 August 2012

Philip addressed a networking event for 70 business executives where he discussed International and Australian Economic Developments. This evening event was proudly hosted by Clifford Chance. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Finance and Deregulation, 8 August 2012

The Senator addressed a boardroom lunch for 40 business executives where she discussed Changes in the Australian Economy. This lunch was proudly hosted by Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Primary Industries, 1 August 2012

The Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Primary Industries addressed a private boardroom lunch for 22 senior executives from our small & medium sized business members. This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kevin Young, Managing Director, Sydney Water, 25 July 2012

Kevin Young addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed Challenges and Opportunities facing Sydney Water & the Water Industry. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Energetics and UGL. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Greg Hywood, Chief Executive Officer, Fairfax Media, 23 July 2012

Greg Hywood addressed a private boardroom event for 18 senior business executives where he discussed Fairfax Medias journey of change from a predominantly print business to a predominantly digital business.This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Allen & Overy and Optus Business. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, 20 July 2012

Rod Sims addressed a boardroom lunch for 70 business executives where he discussed Current issues facing the ACCC: Enforcement, Mergers and Regulatory. This lunch was proudly hosted by Clayton Utz. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director-General of Israel's National Insurance Institute, 29 June 2012.

Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director-General of Israel's National Insurance Institute, Chairman of Hadasit, Hadassah's Technology Transfer Company, and former Director-General of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem addressed a private reception were he shared his experiences and discussed From Lab to Bedside - Israels Medical Research Success. This reception was generously hosted by NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO, Kogan, 27 June 2012

Ruslan Kogan addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 110 young professionals where he discussed How Kogan grew from a garage to a global consumer electronics brand in 5 years. The "Just Do It" attitude to entrepreneurship. This event was proudly partnered by DLA Piper and DealsDirect.com.au. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mike Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer, IAG, 25 June 2012

Mike Wilkins addressed a boardroom lunch for 70 business executives where he discussed "In Defence of the Insurance Industry". This lunch was proudly hosted by Freehills and IBM Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Mike Baird MP, NSW Treasurer, 15 June 2012

The Hon Mike Baird MP addressed a boardroom lunch for 70 business executives where he discussed the NSW Budget for 2012/13. This lunch was proudly hosted by Ashurst & NSW Minerals Council. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, NSW Minister for Transport, 6 June 2012

Gladys Berejiklian addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed "Reforming Transport in NSW". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mark Rantall, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Planning Association, 31 May 2012

Mark Rantall addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior executives from our small & medium sized business members where he discussed "A matter of National Importance - Advice, Super and Savings". This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by MLC Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Lars Groeger, Lecturer, MGSM and Richard Kimber, Global Head of Equity Markets, ANZ Bank, 22 May 2012

Lars and Richard addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 65 young professionals where they discussed "Markets Are Conversations" The Art & Impact of Social Media on Your Business. This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 23 May 2012

Once again we are proud to acknowledge the support of HLB Mann Judd in hosting our breakfast series for 2012. Twenty two senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our second Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Pru Goward MP, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Women, 15 May 2012

The Hon Pru Goward MP addressed a private boardroom event for 16 senior business executives where she discussed "Non-Government Organisations and Government: Working together to do our best". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP Trade Mission - May 2012

Minister Shorten led a senior group of financial services executives on a trade delegation to Israel investigating Israel's superannuation, seed fund, technology incubator and VC models.

 
 

George Maltabarow, Managing Director, Ausgrid, 9 May 2012

George Maltrabarow addressed a private boardroom event for 18 senior business executives where he discussed "Electricity use, prices and demand in the 21st century: whats changed, why and whats next?" This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Moult, Managing Director & CEO, Centennial Coal, 30 March 2012

David Moult addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Coal's role in the domestic electricity industry". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Richard Badham, MGSM, Tim Dugan, CEO, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA, 20 March 2012

Prof Richard Badham and Tim Dugan addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 50 young professionals where they discussed "Leading Transformations: The Masks We Wear". This event was proudly hosted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ann Sherry AO, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia, 14 March 2012

Ann Sherry AO addressed a private boardroom lunch for 22 senior executives from our small & medium sized business members where she discussed "The 10 Things I Have Learned About The Cruise Business". This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Avanade Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bill Shorten MP Trade Mission to Israel

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of Israel are delighted to advise that Minister Bill Shorten MP, Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation; Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations will lead a Trade Mission to Israel from Sunday 29 April - Saturday 5 May, 2012. The trade mission will attempt to understand how is it that Israel-a country of 7.2 million people, a third of the size of Tasmania, sixty per cent desert, only sixty three years old, with limited natural resources-produces more start-ups than large, peaceful and stable nations like Japan, India, Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

 
 

Paul Broad, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure NSW, 13 March 2012

Paul Broad addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Infrastructure in NSW". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL and PremierState. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Nola Watson, Group General Manager, Risk & Governance, Insurance Australia Group, 12 March 2012

Nola Watson addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed Risk Operating Model - Principles and Practice. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by KPMG and IBM Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Shalom Simhon, Israel's Minister of Industry, Trade and Labour, 1 March 2012.

Minister Simhon addressed a reception of 100 communal leaders and discussed the three main challenges Israel is currently facing: Iranian threat, social responsibility and making the best out of the recent gas deposit discovery. This reception was generously hosted by Investec Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Philip Cronin, General Manager/Country Head Intel Australia and New Zealand, 1 March 2012

Philip Cronin addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 70 young professionals in the 22 -35 year old demographic where he discussed "Technology & life! Where to from here?" This event was proudly hosted by DLA Piper. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, 29 February 2012

Hon Brad Hazzard MP addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Reforms in Planning and Development". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by KPMG and Stockland. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

HLB Mann Judd Cereal Networking Breakfast, 29 February 2012

We are proud to acknowledge the support of HLB Mann Judd in hosting our breakfast series for 2012. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our first Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Murray AO, Chairman, Future Fund, 23 February 2012

David Murray addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Future of Capitalism". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Hagger Group Executive, People, Marketing & Communications NAB, 21 February 2012

Andrew Hagger addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior HR Executives where he discussed "Leadership & Culture in today's uncertain world". This boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2011

 

Ian Thomas, President, Boeing Australia & South Pacific, 8 December 2011

Ian Thomas addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 90 young professionals in the 22 -35 year old demographic where he discussed "Building the Dream - Australia's role in the development and manufacture of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner". This event was proudly hosted by DLA Piper. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Mike Baird MP, NSW Treasurer, 1 December 2011

The Hon Mike Baird MP addressed a boardroom lunch for 70 business executives where he was engaged in a moderated discussion with Anne Fulwood on 'NSW's finances, infrastructure needs and economic growth'. This lunch was proudly hosted by Blake Dawson and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Yaron Ilan, Director of the Department of Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein-Karem, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, 28 November 2011

Professor Yaron Ilan addressed a reception for 30 senior medical, business & academic executives where he discussed "challenges and opportunities in commercialisation technologies in the health industry - based on Israel's experience". This breakfast event was generously hosted by Pro Mary O'Kane, NSW Government - Chief Scientist & Engineer and partnered with Hadassah Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 24 November 2011

Once again we are proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the four-breakfast series for 2011. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our fourth and final Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia, 16 November 2011

Andrew Stevens addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Smarter cities: prosperity through digital technology and social innovation". This private boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Fairfax Media. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Chris Beer, Chief Executive Officer, Luxottica Asia-Pacific, 17 November 2011

Chris Beer addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior executives of our small & medium sized business members where he discussed -"The Future of Retailing". Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer, 18 November 2011

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP addressed a boardroom lunch for 80 business executives where he discussed "The Challenges Facing the Australian Economy". This lunch was proudly hosted by Norton Rose & New South Wales Minerals Council. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

University of Sydney-Israel Research Partnership Dinner, 31 October 2011

We were delighted to host a private dinner reception with Israel's Deputy Chief of Mission to Australia, Mr. Meir Itzchaki, to honour a delegation of eight senior academic leaders from Israel. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Steve Herzberg, Managing Director, NRG Solutions, 28 October 2011

This annual event is our way of thanking the many executive assistants across our sponsors and members for their assistance and valued support. Steve Herzberg addressed a breakfast for 20 executive assistants where he discussed "Unleash the Leader within YOU'. This breakfast was proudly hosted by Hilton Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Lance Hockridge, Managing Director & CEO , QR National, 10 October 2011

Lance Hockridge addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Unleashing the next wave of productivity: what rail can do for the Australian economy". This private boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Rothschild Australia and UGL. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Austin R. Bryan, Director Digital Media, Optus and Zhenya Tsvetnenko, Director, Mpire Media; Moderated by Peter Blasina, The Gadget Guy, 5 October 2011

Austin R. Bryan, Director Digital Media, Optus and Zhenya Tsvetnenko, Director, Mpire Media addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 150 young professionals in the 20 -35 year old demographic where they were engaged in a moderated discussion with Peter Blasina, The Gadget Guy on "Brand building in a socially connected world". Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

John Brogden, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Council 27 September 2011

John Brogden addressed a private boardroom lunch for 22 senior executives of our small & medium sized business members where he discussed - "2011 - The Year of the Reforms". Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mr Chemi Peres, Israel's leading Venture Capitalist, 14-16 September 2011

We were honoured to host Chemi Peres, who addressed a number of trade events where he discussed "His insight into what makes Israel an attractive VC market, a leading nation in start-ups patenting, entrepreneurship and R&D and what are some of the current investment opportunities in Israel and the Middle East." Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Tom Bathurst, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 9 September 2011

Tom Bathurst addressed a Boardroom event for 20 senior legal counsel were he discussed "Coping with James Hardie and Centro: A Directors' Guide". This boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Clifford Chance. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Belinda Gibson, Deputy Chair, Australian Securities & Investment Commission, 6 September 2011

Belinda Gibson addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed "What ASIC expects of Directors". This Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Allen & Overy. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 25 August 2011

We are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the four-breakfast series for 2011. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our third Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Sable, Global CEO, Y&R and Russel Howcroft, CEO Australia, Y&R 23 August 2011

David Sable and Russel Howcroft addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 100 young professionals in the 20 - 35 year old demographic where they discussed 'Advertising is Everything'. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Murray King, Chief Financial Officer, Optus, 23 June 2011

Murray King addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 Chief Financial Officers where he discussed Optus' Customer Experience Transformation. This CFO lunch was proudly hosted by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Joanne Taylor, Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Communications, McDonald's Australia, 19 August 2011

Joanne Taylor addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior HR Executives where she discussed 'The McDonald's Journey'. This boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The 2011 Australia-Israel Trade Awards, 16 August 2011

The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade & Investment addressed the 2011 Australia - Israel Trade Awards, where he honoured the vibrant Australian and Israeli business communities in their bilateral trade initiatives. The event was proudly hosted by ANZ and The Hon Warwick Smith AM. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist (Australia & New Zealand) HSBC, 4 August 2011

Paul Bloxham addressed this SME reception with 60 executives where he was engaged in discussion on 'Australia's Place in the World'. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Heather Ridout, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Industry Group, 3 August 2011

Heather Ridout addressed a Private Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives were she discussed "Putting all our eggs in the one basket - the future shape of the Australian economy". This CEO boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by NSW Department of Industry and Investment. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband, 29 July 2011

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP addressed a boardroom lunch for 60 business executives where he discussed the Liberal Party's perspective on the NBN and what impact it will have on the teleco industry, the budget, and Australians. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Barry O'Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales, 27 July 2011

Premier Barry O'Farrell addressed a major business lunch for 500 business executives where he was engaged in discussion with Imre Salusinszky, NSW Political Reporter, The Australian. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Matthew Quinn, Managing Director, Stockland, 20 July 2011

Matthew Quinn addressed a Private Boardroom event for 22 senior business executives where he discussed "Productivity, Population and Prosperity". This CEO boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Gareth Evans, Chief Financial Officer, QANTAS Group, 23 June 2011

Gareth Evans addressed a private boardroom event for 20 Chief Financial Officers where he discussed "The Qantas Agenda: The CFO perspective". This CFO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by IBM Australia & M&C Saatchi. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Louise Sylvan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission, 17 June 2011

Louise Sylvan addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed "Productivity Commission Study into Planning and Zoning Systems in Australia". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Ashe Morgan Winthrop. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Irvine, Director-General, ASIO, 7 June 2011

David Irvine addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "ASIO's role as Australia's national security agency". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Hugh Bradlow, Chief Technology Officer, Telstra Corporation, 6 June 2011

Hugh Bradlow addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior IT business executives where he discussed "The potentially disruptive impact of ICT technologies on the economy". This CIO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Message Stick Group and Microsoft. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Michael Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, The GPT Group, 2 June 2011

Michael Cameron addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Reinvigorating GPT". This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose and ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Philip Cronin, GM/Country Head, Intel Australia and New Zealand, 1 June 2011

Philip addressed 19 SME executives where he explored the role of technology in society under the topic of "Completely Connected". He discussed what an integrated, technological world will mean for business, and for our children. The event was proudly sponsored by Hilton Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Vaughan Paul, Director, Human Resources, Optus, 30 May 2011

Vaughan Paul addressed a Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed his responsibilities for leading all Optus HR functions and developing and delivering the people strategy for the company. This Hudson HR Leaders Series was proudly sponsored by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 26 May 2011

We are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the four-breakfast series for 2011. Eighteen senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our second Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Leighton Holdings, 20 May 2011

David Stewart addressed a Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed the current business environment for Leightons and the infrastructure sector in general. David also gave his views on "Infrastructure Australia", "Infrastructure NSW", and the current resource boom. This CEO boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Norton Rose and Merrill Lynch. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alden Toevs, Group Chief Risk Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 16 May 2011

Alden Toevs addressed a Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives were he discussed "Risk Management's enhanced role in the period since the GFC". This CEO boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Gilbert + Tobin and Check Point Software Technologies. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul McClintock AO, Chairman, COAG Reform Council and The Hon Warwick Smith AM

Paul McClintock AO and The Hon Warwick Smith AM addressed a Boardroom event for 70 senior business executives in discussion with Narelle Hooper, Editor, AFR BOSS Magazine, on the topic of "governments' progress in delivering a seamless national economy". This Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Luxottica Retail and Optus Business. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Maria Atkinson, Group Head of Sustainability, Lend Lease, & Managing Director, Lend Lease Sustainability Solutions, 5 May 2011

Maria Atkinson addressed a Private Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed "Doing business locally and globally - Why sustainability is the business deal maker". This CEO Private Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Freehills and Energetics. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Israeli innovation meets Australian delegation

Graham Bradley AM, President of the Business Council of Australia led an innovation trade mission to Israel - APRIL 2011. The delegation comprised more than 30 senior executives including The Hon Andrew Robb MP, Shadow Minister for Finance; Paul O'Sullivan, CEO, Optus; Heather Ridout, CEO, AIGroup; Tom Dery, Worldwide Chairman, MC Saatchi; Grant Harrod, CEO, Salmat; Chris Jordan AO, NSW Chairman, KPMG; and Trevor Rowe AM, Executive Chairman, Rothschild.

 
 

Senator The Hon Nick Sherry, Minister for Small Business, 2 May 2011

Senator Sherry addressed a Private Boardroom event for 18 senior business executives where he discussed "What Australia does for small business and our deregulation agenda". This Executive Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by ANZ and Gadens Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Simon Sharwood, Editor, My Business Magazine 30 March 2011

Simon Sharwood addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 Senior Executives of our small & medium sized business members where he discussed - "The true nature of Australian SMEs - our economic backbone, or is this a fallacy?" Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac Banking Corporation 28 March 2011

Bill Evans addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the economy and financial services sector, both in Australia and globally. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Rachel Argaman, Chief Executive Officer, Toga Hospitality 22 March 2011

Rachel Argaman addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 90 young professionals in the 20 -35 year old demographic where she discussed "Leadership, Motivation, Life balance". Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Brian Sherman AM, Managing Director, Voiceless 17 March 2011

Brian Sherman AM, Managing Director of Voiceless, the animal protection institute, drew on his experience as a leading Sydney businessman and philanthropist to explore ways in which animals can be given a voice at the boardroom table and highlight trends towards animal-friendly production and socially responsible investments. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Nick Stace, Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE 16 March 2011

Nick Stace gave expert analysis on today's consumer and what your business needs to know to enhance success. Nick Stace has lead CHOICE, Australia's largest independent consumer group and social enterprise since February 2009. Nick has set CHOICE on the road to transforming consumer's lives through campaigns that change consumer and corporate behaviour. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Pre-Mission Reception with Graham Bradley AM, President, Business Council of Australia 15 March 2011

Graham Bradley AM, President, Business Council of Australia, will lead a high level trade mission with the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce to Israel between 3-9 April 2011. At the reception Graham Bradley hosted delegates joining him at the mission. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cameron Clyne, Group Chief Executive Officer, NAB 9 March 2011

Cameron Clyne addressed a major business lunch for 650 business executives in discussion with Kylie Merritt, Channel Manager, Sky News Business Channel where he discussed - "His outlook for the economy and the financial services sector." Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 3 March 2011

We are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the four-breakfast series for 2011. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our first Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jack Mollen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, EMC Corporation 25 February 2011

Jack Mollen addressed a Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed - "EMC's Journey to the Cloud." Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Justin Di Lollo, Managing Director, Hawker Britton 17 February 2011

Justin Di Lollo addressed a Private Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "2011 - a New Paradigm for Government Business in NSW and Federally". This boardroom event was generously hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Rivka Carmi, President of Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 3 February 2011

Professor Rivka Carmi addressed a Trade Boardroom event for 20 senior medical, business & academic executives where she discussed "Medical breakthroughs in paediatrics - based on Israel's experience". This boardroom event was generously hosted by University of New South Wales. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2010

 

Daniel Grollo, Chief Executive Officer, Grocon & Steve McCann, Chief Executive Officer, Lend Lease, 7 December 2010

Daniel Grollo, CEO, Grocon & Steve McCann, CEO, Lend Lease addressed a business lunch for 850 business executives in discussion with Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Correspondent, The Australian on the topic of "Property & Sustainability - a symbiotic relationship". This event was proudly sponsored by Ashe Morgan Winthrop and Makinson & d'Apice. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 23 November 2010

We are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the expanded four-breakfast series for 2010. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our fourth and final Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Julian Segal, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Caltex Australia Limited, 19 November 2010

Julian Segal addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed 'The future of liquid fuels in the Age of Carbon'. This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Optus Business and Fujitsu. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Chris Sullivan, Group Procurement Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil, 17 November 2010

Chris Sullivan addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed 'Leveraging value from a global buying network'. This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Toga Hospitality. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ziggy Switkowski, Chair, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 9 November 2010

Ziggy Switkowski addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 15 senior business executives where he discussed 'When will Australia be ready for nuclear power?'. This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Steve Sargent, Chief Executive Officer, GE Australia & New Zealand, President & CEO, GE Capital Asia Pacific, 4 November 2010

Steve Sargent addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed 'Driving Australia's productivity: The role of innovation, people and the environment'. This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Philip Noonan, Director General, IP Australia, 29 October 2010

Philip Noonan addressed a private boardroom lunch for 21of the Chamber's Small and Medium Business members where he discussed the intellectual property system, both domestically and internationally.This event was generously hosted by Thomsons Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Craig, Chief Financial Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 27 October 2010

David Craig addressed a boardroom event for 25 CFOs where he discussed "Australia is not an island: Issues facing CFOs". This boardroom event was generously hosted by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil, 21 October 2010

More than 200 young professionals in the 20-35 year old demographic attended the Young Business Forum where Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil discussed "Surviving & Thriving in Taxing Times - Leadership vs Administration" which was moderated by Ky Chow, Sky Business News. This event was proudly hosted by Industry & Investment NSW. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Doron Ben-Meir, Chief Executive Officer, Commercialisation Australia, 20 October 2010

Doron Ben-Meir addressed 70 business executives, where he discussed "Commercialisation - an imperative for Australia". This event was proudly hosted by Regus and Kadoury Advisory Services. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul McClintock AO, Chairman, COAG Reform Council, 19 October 2010

Paul McClintock AO addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "The COAG reform agenda - how are governments performing so far?". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted byTressCox Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Inbound trade mission from Israel - 4-10 October 2010

Dr. Orna Berry, the Chamber's Chairperson and Israel's former Chief Scientist led a trade delegation from Israel focusing on a diverse number of topics including telecommunication, information technology, retail, aviation, tourism and food and beverage.

 
 

Daniel Kurtzer, Professor of Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Princeton University, 12 October 2010

Daniel Kurtzer addressed a private Boardroom dinner for 25 business executives where he discussed "The challenge of finding a peace settlement in the Middle East is once again front and centre". This boardroom event was generously hosted by Minter Ellison and The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister; Gail Kelly, CEO, The Westpac Group; Catherine Livingstone AO, Chairman, Telstra, 11 October 2010

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Gail Kelly, and Catherine Livingstone AO addressed a business lunch for 1000 business executives in discussion with Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network on the topic of "Leadership - what will be its key elements for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors if Australia is to remain a competitive and compassionate society?" This event was proudly sponsored by Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young, supported by NICE Systems and Gilbert + Tobin. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Thodey, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra, 8 October 2010

David Thodey addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 80 senior business executives where he discussed "Sharing the Strategy". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Gilbert + Tobin and Alcatel-Lucent. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Forrest, Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group, 21 September 2010

Andrew Forrest addressed a business lunch of 600 business executives in discussion with Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network. This event was proudly partnered by ANZ and Siemens. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Ian Watt AO, Secretary, Department of Defence, 16 September 2010

Dr Ian Watt AO addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 22 senior business executives where he discussed "Delivering Force 2030 and the Defence Strategic Reform Program". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul Cave AM, Chairman, BridgeClimb, Wednesday 15 September 2010

Paul Cave addressed a private boardroom lunch for 22 of the Chamber's Small and Medium Business members where he discussed the "Creation of the BridgeClimb Dream - an Entrepreneur's Journey to Success". This event was generously hosted by Expense Reduction Analysts and Accor Asia Pacific. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Brian Schwartz AM, Chairman, IAG, 14 September 2010

Brian Schwartz addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Perspectives on Leadership". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Ernst & Young and Optus Business. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Grant Kerswell, Director HR - Australia, Coca-Cola Amatil, 6 September 2010

Grant Kerswell addressed a HR Boardroom of 15 senior HR executives where he discussed "Developing a Strong Culture to Enhance Business Performance". This event was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Richard Goyder, Managing Director, Wesfarmers Ltd, 2 September 2010

Richard Goyder addressed a business lunch of 750 business executives moderated by Helen Dalley, Sky News Business. This event was proudly partnered by Allens Arthur Robinson and Deutsche Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Nigel Dews, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, 26 August 2010

Nigel Dews addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 24 senior business executives where he discussed "What are the challenges & opportunities of being Australia's third largest telco"? This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Clayton Utz and Salmat. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Barbara Warren, Head of NIDA Corporate Performance, 25 August 2010

Barbara Warren addressed over 50 Executive Assistants of major corporations where she discussed "Communication & Negotiation skills". This Executive Assistant breakfast was proudly hosted by the Hilton Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 24 August 2010

We are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the expanded four-breakfast series for 2010. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our third Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Graeme Samuel AC, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Tuesday 10 August 2010

Graeme Samuel AC addressed a boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "New competition & consumer regulations - tougher sanctions & significant consequences for everyday business activity". This boardroom event was generously hosted by Gadens Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon James Spigelman AC, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 9 August 2010

The Hon James Spigelman AC addressed a Boardroom event for 22 senior legal counsel. This boardroom event was generously hosted by Chang, Pistilli & Simmons. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul Howes, National Secretary, Australian Workers' Union, 6 August 2010

Paul Howes addressed a boardroom lunch of 40 senior executives where he discussed "Building the New Frontier - why we need a real export-oriented city for the Pilbara servicing the resource sector". This event was proudly hosted by Clayton Utz. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Mortimer AO, Chairman & Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director, Australia Post, 26 July 2010

David Mortimer AO, Chairman & Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director, Australia Post addressed 600 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch moderated by Brooke Corte, Sky Business News on the topic "Future of Australia Post". This event was proudly partnered by KPMG and SAP. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Social Media Panel with Jack Matthews, CEO, Fairfax Digital; Cliff Rosenberg, MD, LinkedIn Australia; David Whittle, CEO, Mark (M&C Saatchi), 27 July 2010

Over 200 guests of the Young Business Forum heard a discussion on "Social Media & Business - friend or foe?" with Jack Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Fairfax Digital, Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director, LinkedIn Australia; David Whittle, CEO, Mark (M&C Saatchi), moderated by Kylie Merritt, Sky News Business. This event was proudly hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mike Quigley, Chief Executive Officer, NBN Co Limited, 22 July 2010

Mike Qugley addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 25 senior business executives where he discussed "NBN Co - designing, building and operating a wholesale only open access broadband network". This CEO Boardroom event was generously hosted by UGL and Blake Dawson. Click on the heading to view more.

 
 

David Epstein, Group Executive Government & Corporate Affairs, QANTAS, Wednesday, 21 July 2010

David Epstein addressed a Boardroom event for 25 senior business executives where he discussed "Flying through Turbulence - Managing Public Affairs at Qantas". This boardroom event was generously hosted by M&C Saatchi and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Richard Bowden, Managing Director, BUPA Australia, 1 July 2010

Richard Bowden addressed a CEO Boardroom events for 22 senior business executives where he discussed "The Government's National Health and Hospital Network - will it fix the problem of health?". This lunch was generously hosted by Industry & Investment NSW and Message Stick. Click on the heading to view more.

 
 

Glen Boreham, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, IBM Australia, 25 June 2010

Glen Boreham addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Cutting Through the Noise". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Juniper Networks and Norton Rose. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Craig Dunn, Chief Executive Officer, AMP, Tuesday 22 June 2010

Craig Dunn addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 25 senior business executives where he discussed "Managing AMP for growth in a New World". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Mallesons Stephen Jaques and IBM Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Sean Aylmer, Editor-in-chief, BRW & Deputy Managing Editor, AFR, 01 June 2010

Sean Aylmer addressed a private boardroom lunch for 23 of the Chamber's Small and Medium Business members where he discussed "Why Newspapers & Magazines have to be much more than an editorial product - the future for Quality Media in an information-overloaded world". This event was generously hosted by Bupa Australia and Gadens Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Michael Luscombe, Chief Executive Officer, Woolworths Limited, 27 May 2010

Michael Luscombe addressed a boardroom event for 60 senior business executives where he discussed "Global Perspective on Australian Retailing and Consumer Trends". This event was generously hosted by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ralph Norris, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 25 May 2010

Almost 200 young professionals in the 20-35 year old demographic attended the Young Business Forum where Ralph Norris, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia discussed "Australian Banking : a changing landscape" at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. This event was proudly hosted by IBM and Accor Asia Pacific. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 25 May 2010

We are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the expanded four-breakfast series for 2010. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our second Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Ted Evans AC, Chairman, The Westpac Group, Tuesday 18 May 2010

Ted Evans Addressed a boardroom event for 60 senior business executives where he discussed "Economic Planning : Would Australia benefit if its governments were prepared to take a longer - term approach making to policy making?". This event was generously hosted by Gilbert + Tobin and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paulo Maia, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Australia, 5 May 2010

Paulo Maia addressed a CEO boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "The Global Economic Outlook and HSBC's Opportunities". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Gilbert + Tobin and RiskWise Click on the heading to view more.

 
 

Kim Schmidt, Director of Human Resources, Woolworths Limited, 29 April 2010

Kim Schmidt addressed a HR Boardroom of 20 senior HR executives where she discussed "Building HR Capability to Partner Business into the Future". This event was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, Qantas, 21 April 2010

Alan Joyce addressed a business lunch of 600 business executives in conversation with Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network. This event was proudly partnered by ANZ and Optus Business. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Ian Thomas, President, Boeing Australia & South Pacific, 22 April 2010

Dr Ian Thomas addressed a CEO Boardroom event for 20 business executives where he discussed "Boeing - an Australian History". This CEO Boardroom event was generously hosted by ANZ and Sydney Talent (University of Sydney). Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Digital Apllications Trade Mission - March 2010

The delegation was led by Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business and comprised senior executives from Telstra, Optus, the National e-Health Transition Authority, Gilbert+Tobin, Church Resources, as well as from Israeli companies in Australia, NICE Systems and Checkpoint. Spending an intense week in Israel focusing on digital applications and with a clear objective to do deals, the delegation met CEOs from a range of established and early stage Israeli companies all sharing one common element - innovation! Click here for full article...

 
 

Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Austrade, 15 April 2010

Tim Harcourt addressed 80 Business Executives, where he discussed "Green Shoots, Bamboo Shoots, and the Global Recovery. How will an advanced Australia Fare?". This Event was proudly hosted by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Small Business, Thursday 25 March 2010

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP addressed a private boardroom lunch for 23 of the Chamber's Small and Medium Business members where he discussed the "Challenges and Opportunities facing Small to Medium Enterprises". This event was generously hosted by Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Clive Palmer, Executive Chairman, Mineralogy, Friday 19 March 2010

Clive Palmer addressed a CEO boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed the resources sector, China and much more. This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by NAB and Gilbert + Tobin. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Matthew Quinn, Managing Director, Stockland & The Hon Mark Birrell, Chairman, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, 16 March 2010

Matthew Quinn, Managing Director, Stockland & The Hon. Mark Birrell, Chairman, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia addressed 400 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch moderated by Carson Scott, Sky Business News on the topic "Infrastructure - Australia's Future?" Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Beginning of Year Drinks with Museum of Contemporary Art, 3 March 2010

This exclusive reception for the Chamber's key supporters was generously hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art and featured an informal conversation on 'Creativity & Business' between MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, and two successful business people who also have well-regarded creative abilities. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2010 Young Business Forum Annual Dinner, 2 March 2010

Over 300 guests attended the Young Business Forum Dinner dinner featuring a Hypothetical discussion on "Business & Ethics". Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kerry Schott, Managing Director, Sydney Water 25 February 2010

Kerry Schott addressed a CEO boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where she discussed "Water Security - a generational priority". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Energetics and Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 24 February 2010

Following the success of our Cereal Networking series of three breakfasts in 2009, we are again proud to acknowledge the support of LandMark White in sponsoring the expanded four-breakfast series for 2010. Twenty senior executives of the Chamber's thriving Business Club, comprising a cross section of small and medium size businesses, attended our first Cereal Networking for the year. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director, St James Ethics Centre, 23 February 2010

Dr Simon Longstaff addressed a CEO boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed " Metastrategy- Seeing the Tigers in the Room". This CEO boardroom event was generously hosted by Fairfax Media. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Graham Bradley AM, President, Business Council of Australia, 11 February 2010

Graham Bradley AM addressed a business lunch of 500 business executives where he shared the BCA's priorities for the coming year. This event was proudly partnered by Gresham Partners and The Westpac Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Stanley Fischer, Governor, Bank of Israel, 10 February 2010

Stanley Fischer addressed a boardroom lunch of 20 senior executives where he shared his thoughts on the global economy. This event was proudly partnered by Gilbert + Tobin. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2009

 

The Hon Phillip Costa MP, NSW Minister for Water & Regional Development led a Sustainability trade mission to Israel - Nov 2009

31 senior executives from government, academia and industry joined Minister Costa on a Sustainability trade mission to Israel. The mission focused on Water Management, Water Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, and Agritech and coincided with Israel's International Water Conference - Watec 2009.

 
 

Cameron Clyne, Group Chief Executive Officer, National Australia Bank Limited, 23 November 2009

Cameron Clyne addressed a boardroom lunch of 100 senior executives where he discussed "NAB's journey and the outlook for the economy". This event was proudly partnered by Goldman Sachs JBWere and Avanade. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Tony D'Aloisio, Chairman, Australian Securities & Investment Commission, 20 November 2009

Tony D'Aloisio addressed a boardroom lunch of 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Post GFC - understanding the key issues that have emerged and how ASIC is responding to them". This event was proudly hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Laurie Zoloth, Professor of Medical Ethics & Humanities, & of Religion, Northwestern University, USA; Professor Benjamin Reubinoff, Director of the Hadassah Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Centre, Israel, 18 November 2009

Professor Laurie Zoloth and Professor Benjamin Reubinoff addressed a Boardroom lunch for 20 academic leaders, policy makers and business executives where they discussed "Stem Cells - the struggle between science and ideology". This Trade event was proudly hosted by Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Steve Whan MP, Minister for Small Business, NSW, 18 November 2009

The Hon Steve Whan MP addressed an Executive boardroom lunch for 25 senior business executives. This boardroom event was proudly hosted by Thomson Playford Cutlers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 12 November 2009

The Chamber held a private Networking Breakfast for 17 of its business club members in Sydney. The aim of this initiative was to enable the Chamber's small and medium business members to make valuable contacts and profile their businesses. This event was generously hosted by LandMark White. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Tracey Fellows, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia, 4 November 2009

Tracey Fellows addressed a Young Business Forum reception of 150 young executives where she was interviewed by Lisa Creffield, Sky Business News. This Young Business Forum was presented by ANZ and generously hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Leader of the Opposition and John Symond AM, Executive Chairman, Aussie, 2 November 2009

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Leader of the Opposition and John Symond AM, Executive Chairman, Aussie, addressed 800 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch moderated by Ross Greenwood, Business and Finance Editor, Nine Network on the topic "Property - driving our economic revival?" This Business Lunch was generously sponsored by Ashe Morgan Winthrop and NICE Systems Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Lisa Corbyn, Director - General, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, 30 October 2009

Lisa Corbyn addressed an Executive Boardroom lunch for 25 senior business executives where she discussed "Sustainability in NSW". This boardroom event was proudly hosted by Griffith Hack. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ilana Atlas, Group Executive, People, Westpac, 29 October 2009

Ilana addressed a HR boardroom lunch of 20 senior business executives where she discussed "Human Resources in the New, New Economy - has our role changed?" This HR boardroom event was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Steve McCann, Chief Executive Officer, Lend Lease, 28 October 2009.

Steve McCann addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior business leaders where he discussed "What Will Our Cities of the Future Look Like - the Regeneration Challenge"? This event was generously hosted by Ernst & Young. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ian Wheatley, Executive Director Procurement, Telstra, 22 October 2009

Ian Wheatley addressed a boardroom lunch of 20 senior procurement executives where he discussed "Challenges & opportunities for procurement in a complex organisation such as Telstra". This event was proudly hosted by Toga Hospitality. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mark McInnes, Chief Executive Officer, David Jones and Robert Savage, Chairman, David Jones, 2 October 2009

Mark McInnes, Chief Executive Officer and Robert Savage, Chairman, David Jones were interviewed by Ross Greenwood, Business and Finance Editor, Nine Network, in front of 450 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch generously sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Sportscraft. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mentoring Debrief and Farewell Reception for Dr Ilan Kogus, 24 September 2009

The Chamber celebrated the culmination of its 2009 Mentoring Program at a reception generously hosted by Clatyton Utz. Please click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Nessa O'Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer - Operations, Coca-Cola Amatil, 24 September 2009

Nessa O'Sullivan addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 Chief Financial Officers where she discussed "Identifying Opportunities and Managing Risk in a Downturn". This event was generously hosted by Ernst & Young. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Raphael Semiat, Director, Grand Water Research Institute, Technion Institute of Technology, Israel, 21 September 2009

Professor Raphael Semiat addressed a Boardroom lunch for 20 academic leaders, policy makers and business executives where he discussed "Energy Challenges in Desalination" based on Israel's experience. This event was proudly hosted by University of Technology Sydney and supported by Technion Society of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Peter Shergold AC, Chief Executive, Centre for Social Impact, 16 September 2009

Dr Peter Shergold, Macquarie Group Foundation Professor addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior business leaders where he discussed the question "Has the Financial Crisis Exposed CSR as a Bold Facade Built on Inadequate Foundations"? This event was generously hosted by Macquarie Group Foundation and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Barry O'Farrell, NSW Liberal Leader, 15 September 2009

Barry O'Farrell addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior business leaders where he discussed "What NSW needs to do to restart its Economic Engine". This event was generously hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Karim Temsamani, General Manager Australia New Zealand, Google, 15 September 2009

Karim Temsamani addressed a Young Business Forum reception of 200 young executives where he discussed "organising the world's information and making it universally accessible and useful". This Young Business Forum was generously hosted by Industry and Investment NSW. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Clean Tech Portal Launch, 2 September 2009

The AICC held a reception for 100 business policy and academic leaders to launch its unique Australian Clean Tech portal. This event was proudly hosted by Ernst & Young and partnered by EFIC and Austrade. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

James A. "Jim" Johnson, United States Democratic Party leader & Washington insider, 2 September 2009

James A. "Jim" Johnson addressed a CEO boardroom event for 21 senior business, political and academic leaders, which was proudly hosted by Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Australian Cleantech Industry Portal

The AICC supported by Ernst & Young, Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC) and Austrade have launched the 2nd version of the unique Australian Cleantech industry portal.

 
 

The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Attorney General, 27 August 2009

The Hon Robert McClelland MP addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior Corporate Counsel where he discussed "Issues important to Business and its Corporate Counsel". This boardroom event was proudly hosted by Deacons. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Gail Kelly, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Westpac Banking Corporation, 25 August 2009

Gail Kelly addressed a CEO boardroom event for 25 senior business executives, which was proudly hosted by Clayton Utz and NICE Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Greg Combet MP, Minister Assisting the Minister of Climate Change; John Connor, CEO, The Climate Institute; Nathan Fabian, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change; Greig Gailey, President, BCA, 24 August 2009

The Hon Greg Combet MP, Minister Assisting the Minister of Climate Change; John Connor, CEO, The Climate Institute; Nathan Fabian, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change; and Greig Gailey, President, BCA, addressed 300 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch moderated by Margot O'Neill, Climate Change Reporter, Lateline on the topic ETS: Transformation to a Competitive Low-Carbon Economy. This Business Lunch was generously sponsored by KPMG. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Young Business Forum Zeta Bar Drinks, 18 August 2009

The Chamber hosted a Young Business Forum event for 70 Young Business Executives between 20-35 years old at Zeta Bar. This Young Business Forum event was proudly hosted by the Hilton Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

AGSM Executive Programs & Young Business Forum Young Leadership Series - "Effective Leadership", 18 August 2009

Dr Rose Trevelyan (AGSM Executive Programs, School of Organisation & Management, Australian School of Business, UNSW) and Marvin Weiman (Chair, ShareLife Australia) addressed 70 Young Business Executives where they discussed "Effective Leadership". This Young Business Forum event was proudly hosted by AGSM Executive Programs. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Timothy Sharp, Founder, The Happiness Institute, 14 August 2009

Dr Timothy Sharp addressed over 50 Executive Assistants of major corporations where he discussed "Making Happy at Work". This Executive Assistant Breakfast event was proudly hosted by the Hilton Sydney and proudly supported by Nudie, Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics and Deals Direct. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bruce Munro, Group Chief Risk Officer, NAB, 13 August 2009

Bruce Munro addressed a CEO boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "The Future of Risk in Banking". This CEO boardroom event was proudly hosted by Marsh. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Don Grover, Chief Executive Officer, Dymocks, 4 August 2009

Don Grover, Chief Executive Officer, Dymocks addressed an Executive Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives where he discussed "The Challenges & Opportunities for Dymocks, the Retail Market and the impact of the Internet". This boardroom event was proudly partnered by Thompson Playford Cutlers and CCH. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bernie Brookes, CEO, Myer; Andrew Reitzer, CEO, Metcash; and John Gillam, MD, Bunnings, 31 July 2009

Bernie Brookes, CEO, Myer; Andrew Reitzer, CEO, Metcash; and John Gillam, Managing Director, Bunnings, presented to 700 business executives on "Retail - bellwether of the economy" at a Chamber Business Lunch generously partnered by Commonwealth Bank and NICE Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Shai Agassi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Better Place, 23 July 2009

Shai Agassi, Founder of Better Place, presented to 400 business executives on "A GLOBAL ENERGY REVOLUTION - ending our Dependence on Oil" at a Chamber Business Lunch generously sponsored by IBM Australia and Climate Change at Work. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Peter Irvine, Founder, Gloria Jeans Coffee, 15 July 2009

Peter Irvine addressed a Young Business Forum reception of 150 young executives where he discussed "Building a company, building a brand, building a life". This Young Business Forum was presented by ANZ and proudly hosted by Regus and CBD Cellars. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 8 July 2009

The Chamber held a private Networking Breakfast for 15 of its business club members in Sydney. The aim of this initiative was to enable the Chamber's small and medium business members to make valuable contacts and profile their businesses. This event was generously hosted by LandMark White. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon David Campbell MP, NSW Minister for Transport, 2 July 2009

The Hon David Campbell MP addressed a CEO boardroom event of 20 senior business executives where he discussed "The Challenges and Opportunities facing Transport in NSW". This CEO boardroom event was proudly partnered by United Group and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Stoner MP, Leader of the NSW Nationals, 1 July 2009

Andrew Stoner addressed a CEO boardroom event of 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Planning for Prosperity - An Outline of the NSW Liberal/Nationals Coalition's Economic Policy ". This CEO boardroom event was proudly hosted by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Kristina Keneally MP, NSW Minister for Planning, 30 June 2009

The Hon Kristina Keneally MP addressed a CEO boardroom of 20 senior business executives where she discussed " The Global Economic Crisis: The role of the Planning Portfolio ". This CEO boardroom event was proudly partnered by NAB and Optus. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Robert Orth, Director of Human Resources, IBM Australia, 25 June 2009

Robert Orth addressed a HR boardroom of 20 senior business executives where he discussed "Diversity, Skills and Resourcing". This HR boardroom event was proudly hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Megan Clark, Chief Executive, CSIRO, 22 June 2009

Dr Megan Clark addressed a CEO boardroom of 20 senior business executives where she discussed Dealing with carbon - what is Australia's carbon balance & footprint and how do we deal with the cost of adaption? This CEO boardroom event was proudly partnered by Mallesons Stephen Jaques and GE. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Avigad Vonshak, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University, 15 June 2009

Professor Avigad Vonshak addressed a Boardroom lunch for 20 academic leaders, policy makers and business executives with expertise in water where he discussed Ideas for Building a Sustainable Future for Australian Agriculture in Dry Regions based on Israels experience. This Trade event was proudly hosted by University of New South Wales. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister, 11 June 2009

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister, was interviewed by David Speers, Political Editor for Sky News in front of 650 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch generously sponsored by Message Stick and Microsoft and supported by American Express. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Hudson, Executive General Manager, Risk Management Leighton Holdings Limited, 9 June 2009

David Hudson addressed a CEO Boardroom lunch for 20 business leaders where he discussed "Risky Business". This CEO Boardroom event was proudly hosted by Marsh. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Peter Switzer, Founder, Switzer Financial Services, 4 June 2009

Peter Switzer addressed 80 business executives where he discussed "Opportunities for SMEs in touch economic times". This event was proudly hosted by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bob Every, Chairman, Wesfarmers, 2 June 2009

Bob Every addressed a private Boardroom lunch for 20 senior business leaders where he discussed "Wesfarmers' acquisition of Coles". This event was proudly hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Roger Gillespie OAM, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bakers Delight, 26 May 2009

Roger Gillespie addressed an Executive Boardroom of 21 business leaders where he discussed "How to Build a Successful Business and how Bakers Delight has Become One of the World's Leading Retail Bakeries". This Executive Boardroom event was proudly partnered by Thompson Playford Cutlers and Coca Cola Amatil. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Speciosa Wandira, Former Vice President, Republic of Uganda, Director, The Hunger Project, 22 May 2009

Dr Speciosa Wandira addressed a CEO Boardroom of 20 business leaders where she discussed "Leadership & Sustainability - The Big Picture". This CEO Boardroom event was proudly partnered by Fairfax Media and Trust Company Limited. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Tracey Fellows, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Microsoft Australia, 21 May 2009

Tracey Fellows addressed a CEO Boardroom of 20 business leaders where she discussed using technology to enable change and growth in todays economic environment. This CEO Boardroom event was proudly partnered by Polycom and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Todd Sampson, Chief Executive, Leo Burnett, 20 May 2009

Todd Sampson addressed a Young Business Forum reception of young executives where he discussed "Building Iconic Brands and Advertising in the Digital Age as well as creating the Earth Hour brand". This Young Business Forum was presented by ANZ and proudly hosted by Investec. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Graeme Samuel AO, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 7 May 2009

Graeme Samuel addressed a private boardroom lunch for 21 business leaders where he discussed the "ACCC's Response to the Global Financial Crisis - Balancing Competition, Uncertainty and Corporate Crises". This event was generously hosted by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Ralph Norris, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 6 May 2009

Ralph Norris addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 business leaders where he discussed his perspective on the current economic and financial situation relating to Australian Banking. This event was generously partnered by Clayton Utz and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Business Lunch with The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer and Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil; Thursday, 30 April 2009

The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer and Terry Davis, Group General Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil were interviewed by Ali Moore, ABC Lateline Business, in front of over 500 guests at a Chamber Business Lunch, generously partnered by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Murray AO, Chair, Future Fund Board of Guardians, 29 April 2009

David Murray addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 business leaders where he discussed his unique perspective on the current economic and financial situation. This event was generously partnered by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Colin Storrie, Chief Financial Officer, QANTAS, 6 April 2009

Colin Storrie addressed a private boardroom lunch for 18 CFO's from our Sponsors and Gold Club members on the topic of "Challenges facing QANTAS in today's global financial crisis". This event was generously hosted by Ernst & Young and Message Stick. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Eric Roozendaal MLC, NSW Treasurer, 3 April 2009

The Hon Eric Roozendaal MLC addressed a private CEO boardroom lunch on the topic of "Keeping the NSW economy strong". This event was generously partnered by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2009 Australia-Israel Trade Awards, 31 March 2009

Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Austrade addressed the 2009 Australia-Israel Trade Awards. The event honoured the vibrant Australian and Israeli business communities in their bilateral trade initiatives. This event was generously hosted by ANZ Private Bank. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Michael Harte, Group Executive, Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth Bank, 1 April 2009

Michael Harte addressed a private boardroom lunch for 15 CIOs of our Sponsor and Gold Club companies on the topic of "Surviving and Thriving in the 'new' new Economy". This event was generously hosted by Fujitsu Australia and Microsoft. Click on the heading to read more

 
 

Catriona Noble, Managing Director, McDonald's Australia, 30 March 2009

Catriona Noble addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior CEOs of our Sponsor and Gold Club companies on the topic of "McDonald's - The Journey". This event was generously hosted by Optus Business & TressCox Lawyers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 26 March 2009

The Chamber held a private Networking Breakfast for 20 of its Business Club members in Sydney. The aim of this initiative is to enable the Chamber's Small and Medium business members to make valuable contacts and profile their business. This event was generously hosted by LandMark White. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship - Young Business Forum Annual Dinner, 25 March 2009

Over 250 guests heard a discussion between Paul Bassat, Founder, seek.com.au; Paul Cave, Founder, BridgeClimb; and Kristina Karlsson, Founder, kikki.K moderated by Ross Greenwood, Business and Finance Editor, Channel Nine on their entrepreneurial journies at the Westin Sydney at the Young Business Forum's Annual Dinner. This event was generously partnered by Hostworks. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Martin Ferugson AM MP, Minister for Energy & Resources, Minister for Tourism, 23 March 2009

The Hon Martin Ferugson AM MP addressed a private CEO boardroom lunch on the topic of The Future of Australia's Energy & Resources Sector. This event was generously partnered by Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Trevor Rowe AM, Chairman, Rothschild Australia, 10 March 2009

Trevor Rowe AM addressed a private boardroom lunch for Non-Executive Directors and CEOs on the topic of The Role of Directors in uncertain times and Uncharted Waters. This event was generously partnered by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Peter Irvine, Founder, Gloria Jean's Coffee, 4 March 2009

Peter Irvine addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 of the Chamber's Small and Medium business members on the topic of 20 Keys to Catapult you to your Vision. This event was generously partnered by Thomson Playford Cutlers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Bernard Salt, Demographer & Trend Forecaster, Partner, KPMG, 26 February 2009

Bernard Salt addressed a reception exclusively for 100 of the Chamber's Small and Medium business members on the topic of "What lies Beyond the Downturn - New Consumer Values." This event was generously partnered by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

2009 Liquidators Lunch, Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Tony McGrath, Chairman, McGrathNicol; Roger Corbett AO, Director, Wal-Mart; and Steve Sherman, Partner, Ferrier Hodgson were interviewed by Andrew Main, Business Editor, The Australian at the 2009 Liquidators Lunch on the current status of the rise and fall of corporate Australia. This event was generously partnered by Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kevin Brown, Executive General Manager - People, QANTAS, 20 February 2009

Kevin Brown addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior HR Executives of our Sponsor and Gold Club companies on the topic of "Managing People in Times of Change". This event was generously hosted by Hudson. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Private Reception with Sydney Theatre Company, 17 February 2009

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce held a private reception to thank 100 Chamber supporters and friends, generously hosted by John Symond AM, Founder and Chairman, Aussie, at his magnificent home. Guests of honour were Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, Co-Artistic Directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Barak Eilam, Global President of Business Solutions, NICE Systems, 10 February 2009

Barak Eilam addressed a private boardroom lunch for 12 business leaders on the topic of emerging trends and strategies being deployed by corporations in the USA and European markets during this global financial crisis. This event was generously partnered by Deloitte and NICE Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 

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2008

 

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, QANTAS, 8 December 2008

Alan Joyce made his first public address as CEO of Qantas at a Chamber boardroom briefing lunch for 100 leading business executives, entitled 'Flying Above the Turbulence' in which he laid out his agenda to ensure the Qantas Group succeeds in an increasingly challenging aviation environment. This event was kindly hosted by Blake Dawson and Optus Business. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mike Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer, IAG, 3 December 2008

Mike Wilkins addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CEO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the topic of "My First 100 Days - View from the Boardroom on Business Sustainability." This event was kindly hosted by Hostworks and Macquarie Group. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Professor Menachem Magidor, President, Hebrew University, 28 November 2008

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Liberal Party and Professor Menachem Magidor, President, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, addressed a private boardroom lunch for 80 CEO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the topic of 'Innovation - the key to our success!' This event was kindly supported by Allens Arthur Robinson and The Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

AICC Governors' Dinner, 20 November 2008

The Chamber was honoured to host its Governors at a recent dinner. Our Governors - an honorary position - consist of outstanding individuals who have each made a significant contribution to the Australian business, political, philanthropic, academic and cultural communities, and who are all great supporters and friends of the AICC and Israel. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Terry Moran AO, Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, 24 November 2008

Terry Moran AO addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CEO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the topic of 'The Government's Priorities for the Future'. This event was kindly hosted by Microsoft. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Wayne Swan MP, Federal Treasurer, 21 November 2008

The Hon Wayne Swan MP, Federal Treasurer, was interviewed by the KGB: Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, in front of 850 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch generously partnered by Optus Business and Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Saul Eslake, Chief Economist, ANZ, 18 December 2008

Saul Eslake addressed a reception exclusively for the Chamber's Small and Medium business companies in Sydney on the topic of 'Surviving the Global Economic Storm'. This event was kindly hosted by ANZ. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Michael Schaper, Deputy Chair, ACCC, 13 November 2008

Dr Michael Schaper addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CEO's of the Chamber's Business Club companies in Sydney on the topic of 'Small Business, An Enterprise Culture and the ACCC'. This event was kindly hosted by NAB. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cereal Networking Breakfast, 6 November 2008

The Chamber held a private Networking Breakfast for 20 of its Business Club members in Sydney. The aim of this new initiative is to enable the Chamber's Small and Medium business members to make valuable contacts and profile their business. This event was generously hosted by LandMark White. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Chris Skilton, Executive Director & CFO, Suncorp, 6 November 2008

Chris Skilton addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CFO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on 'Building the resilience of Australia's financial system'. This event was kindly hosted by Ernst & Young. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Israeli Entrepreneur Builds Vehicle Infrastructure in Australia

Israel, tiny and bereft of oil, has decided to embrace the electric car. Now, Australia has decided to do likewise! The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce was specifically singled out by Shai Agassi, CEO and Founder of Better Place, for having assisted Better Place establish itself in Australia by providing valuable introductions to senior business and government leaders. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Airports, Young Business Forum Reception, 5 November 2008

Kerrie Mather addressed the Chamber's Young Business Forum reception in Sydney on the topic of 'Building a sustainable Airport model for the 21st Century'. This event was kindly partnered by Clayton Utz and Vodafone. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Annual Property Lunch, 'Property versus Shares - where to invest?', 28 October 2008

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce's annual Property Lunch featured an active discussion on Property versus Shares with three of Australia's pre-eminent experts, Nick Collishaw, Chief Executive, Mirvac; Brad Orgill, Chairman, UBS Investment Bank and Craig James, Chief Economist, CommSec. The interactive discussion was moderated by Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Channel Nine in front of over 800 business executives at the Westin Sydney. The event was generously sponsored by Ashe Morgan Winthrop. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Jamilla Gordon, Chief Information Officer, QANTAS, 17 October 2008

Jamilla Gordon addressed a boardroom lunch for CIO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the topic of outsourcing and offshoring global best practice: the key elements to success from a management perspective. This event was generously partnered by Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Russell Caplan, Chairman, The Shell Companies in Australia, 16 October 2008

Russell Caplan addressed a boardroom lunch for CEO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on "The Role of Emerging Technologies in Meeting the Energy Challenge." This event was generously partnered by Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Leader of the Opposition, 3 October 2008

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP addressed a boardroom lunch for 20 of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on "The Australian Economy and the Political Landscape." This event was generously partnered by Credit Suisse and Kordia Solutions. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ, 25 September 2008

Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ was interviewed by the KGB: Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz in front of 850 business executives at a Chamber Business Lunch. This event was held at the Westin Sydney and was generously partnered by Dow Jones, IBM and Nice Systems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Supplier Diversity CEO Lunch, 17 September, 2008

The Chamber held a private Boardroom Lunch for over 60 CEOs in Sydney. Citi Country Head, Stephen Roberts, Ms Harriet Michel, one of the most powerful black women in America, and ten successful Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs, addressed the lunch on the topic of "Indigenous Business: a new model for Corporate Australia to Engage with Indigenous Australia." This event was generously partnered by Citi. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Supplier Diversity Procurement Lunch, 16 September, 2008

The Chamber held a private Boardroom Lunch for over 60 Senior Procurement Executives in Sydney on Tuesday, 16 September. Citi Country Head, Stephen Roberts, Ms Harriet Michel, one of the most powerful black women in America, and ten successful Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs, addressed the lunch on the topic of "Indigenous Business: a new model for Corporate Australia to Engage with Indigenous Australia." This event was generously partnered by Freehills. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Professor Daniel Zajfman, President, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 12 September 2008

Professor Daniel Zajfman addressed a private breakfast briefing for 80 senior researchers and commercialization professionals in Sydney on 'Building a Culture of Innovation'. This event was generously hosted by National ICT Australia. Following the breakfast, Professor Zajfman addressed a private boardroom lunch for heads of the major universities and research institutions, as well as senior leaders in the innovation sector. This lunch was generously hosted by Gilbert + Tobin. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Phil Burgess, GMD, Public Policy & Communications, Telstra, 10 September 2008

Phil Burgess addressed a boardroom lunch for 90 of the Chamber's key supporters in Sydney on 'Moving Australia to the Fast Lane' - our digital future, and the challenges and opportunities our economy faces. This event was generously partnered by Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Sankar Narayan, Chief Financial Officer, Fairfax Media Limited, 9 September, 2008

Sankar Narayan addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CFOs of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on "Implications for Traditional Media in the 21st Century." This event was generously partnered by Ernst & Young. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Susie Babani, Group General Manager, Human Resources, ANZ, 5 September, 2008

Susie Babani addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior HR Executives of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on "Some thoughts about Talent, Culture and Building a Sustainable Organisation." This event was generously partnered by Stephenson Mansell Group and Gilbert + Tobin. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Executive Assistant Breakfast, 29 August, 2008

The Chamber held its annual Executive Assistant Breakfast at the Hilton Sydney to show its appreciation for the wonderful support it receives from the Executive Assistants of its Gold and Sponsor Members. Mary Morris of Preferred Training Networks discussed "Juggling your time - without dropping any balls!" This event was generously supported by Hilton Sydney, Fastflowers, Nudie and Napoleon Perdis. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Mark Scott, Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 August, 2008

Mark Scott addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CEO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the "ABC in the Digital Future." This event was generously partnered by Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Roger Corbett AO, Director, Wal-Mart, August 26, 2008

Roger Corbett AO addressed a private Boardroom Dinner exclusively for Non-Executive Directors in Sydney on the topic of 'Leading by Example - how Wal-Mart's decision to reduce its carbon footprint has affected the supply chain.' This event was kindly hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

AICC Cleantech and Water Mission Reunion in QLD with The Hon. Craig Wallace MP, August 21, 2008

The recent AICC Water delegation to Israel was reunited at QLD's Parliament House with official presentations from the QLD and NSW Water Ministers as well as updates from each of the delegates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Grant Harrod, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Express, August 14, 2008

Grant Harrod addressed a private boardroom lunch for CEO's of the Chamber's Business Club companies in Sydney on the topic of 'Embarking on a sustainable journey and the challenges and opportunities this creates for an organisation'. This event was generously partnered by The Executive Connection and Thomson Playford. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia, August 12, 2008

Glenn Stevens addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 CEO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the economic challenges Australia faces as a nation. This event was generously partnered by AXA Asia Pacific. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Larry Howard, Head of Technology Services, IAG, August 13, 2008

Larry Howard addressed a private boardroom lunch for CIO's of the Chamber's Sponsor and Gold Club companies in Sydney on the leadership role of IT during periods of significant change. This event was generously partnered by Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

North Pole Expedition, Young Business Forum Reception, 7 August, 2008

Ben Wheaton, Partner, Climate Change Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Matt McFadyen, Adventurer, shared their personal challenges and triumphs during their North Pole expedition and learned first hand what impact climate change is having on the region, at the Chamber's Young Business Forum reception in Sydney. This event was kindly partnered by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Business Lunch, 5 August 2008

Senator Penny Wong addressed a major business lunch in front of 850 business executives at the Westin Sydney on the Rudd Government's Green Paper on Emissions Trading. The discussion was moderated by Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National. The event was generously partnered by KPMG and SAP. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Callaghan, Director, Business Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, July 28, 2008

David Callaghan addressed a private boardroom lunch for senior procurement executives in Sydney on the challenges and opportunities facing sustainability and procurement. This event was generously partnered by Toga Hospitality. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy, July 15, 2008

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney for the CEO's of the Chamber's Business Club members on the challenges and opportunities facing Small to Medium Enterprises. This event was generously partnered by nabbusiness. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Young Entrepreneurs' Panel - The secrets of our success, Young Business Forum Reception, 5 July, 2008

Lisa Messenger, Managing Director, Messenger Marketing; Mike Rosenbaum, Co-Founder, DealsDirect.com.au; and Katie Patrick, Founder & Editor, Green Pages shared their successful entrepreneurial journeys at the Chamber's Young Business Forum reception in Sydney. This event was kindly partnered by Cliftons and Grant Thornton. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The AICC Mentoring Program Launch

The AICC successfully launched its 2008 Mentoring Program, a professional mentoring program for young executives and entrepreneurs, kindly hosted by Clayton Utz, on Thursday, 3 July, 2008.

 
 

Philippe d'Arvisenet, Global Chief Economist, BNP Paribas, June 30, 2008

Philippe d'Arvisenet addressed a private End of Financial Year reception in Sydney in front of 50 leaders in the corporate and financial services sectors on the topic of "What Risks and Opportunities are on the Horizon for the Year Ahead". This event was generously partnered by BNP Paribas. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Peter Bourke, Director - IT, Westfield, June 26, 2008

Peter Bourke addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on the challenges and opportunities for IT in a complex organisation. This event was generously partnered by Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Tom Albanese, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto, Business Lunch, 16 June, 2008

Tom Albanese addressed a rare business lunch in Sydney in front of 850 business executives on the outlook for the resource sector and Rio Tinto. This event was generously partnered by Macquarie Group, Allens Arthur Robinson, and supported by CSC. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Liberal Party, June 11, 2008

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on his vision for the future of Australia and the Liberal Party. This event was generously partnered by Optus Business and Minter Ellison. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Launch of the first Australian Cleantechnology Industry Online Portal, 4 June, 2008

The AICC and Cleantechnology Australasia together with Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young and Freehills have launched the first industry map for the Cleantechnology industry in Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Adrian MacKenzie, Managing Partner, CVC Asia Pacific, June 4, 2008

Adrian MacKenzie addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on his thoughts on the economy and the opportunities and challenges for private equity. This event was generously partnered by Citi Private Bank. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

David Willis, Chief Executive Officer, HBOS Australia, June 3, 2008

David Willis addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on the topic of "Challenges and opportunities for the Australian banking system". This event was generously partnered by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Cameron Poolman, Managing Director, GraysOnline, June 2, 2008

Cameron Poolman addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on the topic of "Transforming a traditional business to an online business - adding value to one's business". This event was generously partnered by The Executive Connection and Thomson Playford. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Israel in a Flash - The Australian Jewish News, Friday, 30 May, 2008

Evan Thornley, parliamentary secretary to Victorian Premier John Brumby, led an Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce delegation to Israel in April-May. In these excerpts from his tour diary, he details a hectic week in the Holy Land which included helicopter rides, moving ceremonies and a first-hand look at Israeli innovation. Click on the heading to find out more.

 
 

Paul Fiani, Managing Director and Head of Equities, Integrity Investment Management, May 27, 2008

Paul Fiani addressed a private Boardroom Dinner exclusively for Non-Executive Directors in Sydney on the topic of "What do Investors expect from Boards?" This event was kindly hosted by Russell Reynolds Associates. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Paul O'Sullivan, Director-General, ASIO, May 22, 2008

Paul O'Sullivan, Director-General of ASIO, addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on the topic of "Threats to Business in the Current Security Environment". This event was kindly hosted by Marsh. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Australia looks to Israel for innovation inspiration - The Australian Jewish News, Tuesday, 13 May, 2008

The Minister for Innovation has issued a call for Australia to increase ties with Israel and to use the small country as an example of how to boost the economy. Article by Naomi Levin. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Hugh Evans, Co-Chair 2020 Youth Summit, Young Australian of the Year (2004), and Founder of The Oaktree Foundation, Young Business Forum Reception, 13 May, 2008

Hugh Evans spoke about his advocacy work in international aid and development, the 2020 Summit and the role young business professionals should play at the Chamber's Young Business forum reception, kindly hosted by Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Israel at 60 - Silicon Wadi - The Australian Jewish News, Friday, May 9, 2008

Israel has developed into a technology powerhouse; with an innovative research-and-development culture to match that of California's acclaimed Silicon Valley. Israel's high-tech products have made an impact globally, reports Sharon Berger. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Anthony Collins, General Manager, Emerging Markets, ASX, May 5, 2008

Anthony Collins, General Manager, Emerging Markets, ASX, addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on Monday 5 May 2008 about how the financial markets will support Australia's forthcoming emissions trading scheme. This event was kindly hosted by Marsh. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Innovation Mission to Israel, April 2008

The Hon Evan Thornley MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of Victoria (and founder of Internet search company, Looksmart) led a high level Australian delegation to Israel on the topic of Innovation to examine the latest developments in information technology, energy and clean technology, biotechnology, science and education. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Reitzer, Chief Executive Officer, Metcash, 2 May, 2008

Andrew Reitzer, Chief Executive Officer of Metcash addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on Friday 2 May 2008 about the many challenges facing the retail sector in Australia, including customer service, diversification, low prices and staying local. This event was kindly hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Senator The Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, 30 April 2008

Senator The Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on Wednesday 30 April 2008 about the importance of encouraging innovation in Australia and the significance placed on this key policy area by the Rudd Government. This event was kindly sponsored by Freehills and hosted by Fairfax Media. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Greg Paramor, Managing Director, Mirvac Group, 29 April, 2008

Greg Paramor, Managing Director of Mirvac Group addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney on Tuesday 29 April 2008 about the numerous challenges facing the property industry in Australia. This event was kindly hosted by Clayton Utz. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Jeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, April 15, 2008

Dr Jeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future at University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication addressed the Chamber's Innovation Series event on the topic of 'Surveying the Digital Future'. The members-only reception was kindly hosted in Sydney by Deacons. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Dr Esti Galili, Hadassah University Hospital Jerusalem, Boardroom Lunch, April 10, 2008

Dr Esti Galili, Director of the Child and Adolescent Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem addressed a private boardroom lunch hosted in Sydney by Arnold Bloch Leibler around the topic of 'Dealing with conflict & trauma from the child's perspective - the Israel experience'. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

60 Years of Israeli Innovation

At a Glance: Israel boasts 4,123 high tech companies, 156 venture capital funds, 147 investment firms, 411 foreign investors, 33 technology incubators, 7 top universities and more than 2,000 startups ranking it second only to the United States relative to population. Click on this article to discover which innovative Israeli companies are operating in Australia.

 
 

The Global Carbon Challenge Business Lunch, April 1, 2008

Two Global Climate Change Leaders, Rt Hon Simon Upton, Chair, OECD Roundtable on Sustainable Development and Mr Steve Sargent, Chief Executive Officer, GE Australia & New Zealand, discussed the carbon challenges facing Australian business in front of 250 people at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney. The discussion was moderated by Michael Molitor, Senior Advisor on Carbon Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the lunch was kindly hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Alan Joyce, CEO, Jetstar, Young Business Forum Annual Dinner, March 13, 2008

Alan Joyce, CEO of Jetstar was interviewed by Kylie Merritt of Sky Business News in front of over 350 people at the Westin Hotel, Sydney, as part of the Young Business Forum's Annual Dinner which raised money in support of the Garvan Institute, kindly hosted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Hostworks. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The Hon. Wayne Swan MP, Federal Treasurer

CEO Boardroom Event - The Federal Treasurer addressed a private boardroom lunch in Sydney hosted by Ernst & Young and ANZ on the topic of "Modernising the economy to meet Australia's future challenges". Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Peter Johnston, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Minara Resources Limited

Peter Johnston addressed a private boardroom lunch at Deloitte in Sydney on the topic of "The Australian and Global Outlook for Resources'. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

John Stewart, Group Chief Executive Officer, NAB, Major Lunch, February 27, 2008

John Stewart, Group Chief Executive Officer, NAB, was interviewed by Ross Greenwood, Business and Finance Editor, Nine Network, in front of 600 business executives in Sydney. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

The AICC 2008 Breakthrough Program Launch

The AICC successfully launched its 2008 Breakthrough Program, a professional mentoring program for small to medium sized enterprises, kindly hosted by Ernst & Young, on Thursday, February 14, 2008.

 
 

John Mullen, Global Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express

John Mullen, Global Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express, discussed "The role of the Board in managing a global company".

 
 

"Fast Track to the Future" - My Career, Sydney Morning Herald, December 12, 2007

Mentoring is a two-way street but it can improve your chances of success, writes Nikki Davies.

 
 

"Me & My Mentor" - Daily Telegraph, October 27, 2007

Citigroup head of production management Julian Cappe was looking for some objective career guidance when he joined the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce mentoring program. He was mentored by IBM Systems and Technology group vice-president Mark Latchford. Article by Henry Budd.

 

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2007

 

Farewell to Israel Trade Commissioner

The AICC farewelled Nili Shalev, who is shortly departing Australia with her family after a wonderful 4 year stint as Israel Trade Commissioner.

 
 

Australian State Water Ministers Join Water Mission to Israel

Australian State Water Ministers along with 50 senior executives and industry leaders from the water utility companies, major engineering and consulting firms, investment banks, universities and major research institutes join water trade delegation to Israel.

 

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