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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.

 
 

Ahmed Fahour, MD & CEO, Australia Post

Ahmed Fahour, MD & CEO, Australia Post spoke on Disruptive Technology at an AICC event in Melbourne on Thursday, 14 August 2014

 
 

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.

 
 

Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission

Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission, together with his wife, Gabrielle Giffords gave an inspiring address to Chamber members in Melbourne on 21 July 2014

 
 

The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Federal Treasurer

The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Federal Treasurer gave a major address on 2 May 2014, just prior to delivering his maiden Federal Budget.

 
 

AICC(WA)'s Legal Lunch featuring the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia speaking on "Help or Hindrance - reforming the justice system to meet the needs of Modern Business"

 
 

AICC(WA)'s Mr Harry Hoffman OAM PhD (Hon) Event featuring His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AO CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia speaking on "The Evolution of Philanthropy in WA & Nationally"

 
 

AICC(WA)'s Technology Series featuring Alan Cransberg, Alcoa of Australia & Richard Cohen, Rio Tinto Iron Ore speaking on "Creating value through the adaption of technology innovation in the resources sector"

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, ANZ

A Business Lunch with Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, ANZ

 
 

AICC Cyber Crime Business Lunch, Wednesday 25 June 2014

David Irvine AO, Director-General of Security, ASIO; Commander Glen McEwen OAM, Manager of Cyber Crime Operations at the AFP; Leon Fouche, Director of PwC; Kurt Hansen, Managing Director of Check Point Software Technologies addressed over 210 senior executives at a Brisbane business lunch where they discussed "Today's Security for Tomorrow's Threats". The event was kindly moderated by Alastair MacGibbon, General Manager of Security for Dimension Data and sponsored by Checkpoint Software Technologies. Click on the heading for more information.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Warren Mundine, Chairman, Indigenous Advisory Council

A Business Lunch with Warren Mundine, Chairman, Indigenous Advisory Council

 
 

A Business Lunch with Senator The Hon. David Johnston, Minister for Defence

A Business Lunch with Senator The Hon. David Johnston, Minister for Defence

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business lunch with Jeff Dimery, CEO, Alinta Energy

A Business lunch with Jeff Dimery, CEO, Alinta Energy

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business lunch with The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education

A Business lunch with The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education

 
 

AICC(WA)'s China Business Series featuring John Poynton AM CitWA, Chairman Azure Capital Limited speaking on "Cross cultural in deal execution: Doing deals with China"

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Commission

A Business Lunch with Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Commission

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with The Honourable Dr. Brendan Nelson

A Business Lunch with The Honourable Dr. Brendan Nelson

 
 

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.

 
 

Tim Reed, CEO, MYOB - Thursday 27 March 2014

Tim Reed, Chief Executive Officer addressed over 40 business executives in an intimate AICC business lunch in Brisbane where he shared a range of insights with AICC members - focusing on tips for leveraging various SaaS technologies for greater business success. This event was proudly hosted by KBH Solutions. Click on the heading for more information.

 
 

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.

 
 

John Della Bosca, Dr. Pammi Raghavendra, Dougie Herd and Meryl Zweck on 'The Impact of the NDIS on our Economy

John Della Bosca, Dr. Pammi Raghavendra, Dougie Herd and Meryl Zweck on 'The Impact of the NDIS on our Economy

 
 

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

 
 

Stephen Yarwood, Robert Doyle and a panel of prominent speakers on "the Future of our Cities"

Stephen Yarwood, Robert Doyle and a panel of prominent speakers on "the Future of our Cities"

 
 

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.

 
 

A CEO Boardroom Lunch with Ian Darbyshire

A CEO Boardroom Lunch with Ian Darbyshire

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC(WA)'s CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2014

 
 

The Inside Word on Cyber Security

 
 

Property 2013 - A Panel of Experts Dissect the Industry

The AICC Qld welcomed 96 senior executives at a business lunch on Thursday 21 November 2013 where they presented "Property 2013 - a panel of experts dissect the industry". Guest speakers included Paul Bidwell, Deputy Executive Director, Master Builders; David Whitting, General Manager Qld, Grocon; Rayuha Sinnathamby, Managing Director, Springfield Land Corporation and the event was moderated by Lynda Woods, Private Client Investment Adviser from RBS Morgans. The event was proudly sponsored by KBH Solutions. Click here for more information.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC(WA) Brings out The Money Man

 
 

Ambassador Farwells the West

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Harold Mitchell AC, Executive Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific

A Business Lunch with Harold Mitchell AC, Executive Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific

 
 

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.

 
 

A Boardroom Lunch with Commissioner Bruce Lander, ICAC

A Boardroom Lunch with Commissioner Bruce Lander, ICAC

 
 

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.

 
 

YBF: Peter Birtles, Group Managing DIrector and CEO, Super Retail Group - Tuesday 1 October 2013

The Young Business Forum welcomed Peter Birltes, Group Managing Director and CEO of Super Retail Group at an event where he addressed 80 young business entrepreneurs. Click here for more information.

 
 

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.

 
 

Doron Ben-Meir, CEO, Commercialisation Australia - Wednesday 31 July

Doron Ben-Meir, CEO of Commercialisation Australia addressed an intimate boardroom lunch for 44 senior business executives where he discussed "Facilitating innovation - Australia's challenge in a global marketplace". This event was proudly sponsored by NSC Group. Click here for more information.

 
 

Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group (AIG) - Wednesday 28 August

Innes Willox, Chief Executive of Australian Industry Group addressed an AICC boardroom lunch of 43 senior business executives, where he discussed "The Australian economy of the future: which way at the crossroads?". This event was proudly sponsored by Blue Broking. Click here for more information.

 
 

Stuart Robert MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Science Technolgy and Personnel, Wednesday 10 July

The AICC in Brisbane were honored to present Stuart Robert MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel at an intimate boardroom lunch for 25 business executives on Wednesday 10 July 2013. Click here for more information.

 
 

YBF: Karen Schmidt, Leadership Expert - Tuesday 10 September

Leadership expert, Karen Schmidt, joined over 40 young business executives at an AICC Qld's Young Business Forum event where she divulged valuable tips on "Developing tomorrow's leaders". Click here for more information.

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with John Stanhope, Chairman, Australia Post

A Business Lunch with John Stanhope, Chairman, Australia Post

 
 

A Business Lunch with Scott Morrison MP, Shadow Minister for Productivity and Population

A Business Lunch with Scott Morrison MP, Shadow Minister for Productivity and Population

 
 

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.

 
 

A Major Retail Panel Event

A Major Retail Panel Event: A discussion with prominent speakers from Australia

 
 

Innovation, Great Brands and Excellence in Customer Service - Thursday 13 June

Over 120 Brisbane based business executives joined the AICC Qld to network and hear from Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil for Australia and New Zealand and Don Meij, Managing Director and CEO, Domino's Pizza discuss "the classic combination, Coke and Pizza - what makes a great customer and what makes a great supplier? Two of Australia's leading food and beverage CEO's reveal all". Click here for more information.

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Malcolm Jackman, CEO, Elders Limited

A Business Lunch with Malcolm Jackman, CEO, Elders Limited

 
 

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.

 
 

YBF: Anthony Yap, Founder and Director, Good Price Pharmacy

Over 65 of Brisbane's young executives joined the Young Business Forum on Tuesday 18 June, to hear the inspiring story of local entrepreneur Anthony Yap, the founder and managing director of Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, who has grown his business into dynamic company with a moving annual turnover in excess of $200 million. Click here to read more....

 
 

A Business Lunch with Steven Marshall MP, Leader of the State Liberal Party

A Business Lunch with Steven Marshall MP, Leader of the State Liberal Party

 
 

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.

 
 

Kevin Russell, Chief Country Officer & CEO, Consumer Australia, Optus

Kevin Russell, Chief Country Officer & CEO, Consumer Australia, Optus addressed the AICC in Melbourne on Thursday 30 May 2013.

 
 

Video highlights of Kevin Russell, Chief Country Officer & CEO, Consumer Australia, Optus address to AICC

 
 

A Business Lunch with Roger Corbett AO, Chairman, Fairfax Media; Director, the Reserve Bank of Australia

A Business Lunch with Roger Corbett AO, Chairman, Fairfax Media; Director, the Reserve Bank of Australia

 
 

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

 
 

Video highlights of Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ address to AICC

 
 

A Business Lunch with Glenn Cooper, Chairman, Cooper's Brewery

A Business Lunch with Glenn Cooper, Chairman, Cooper's Brewery

 
 

AICC VIC Newsletter 2013

Please check the latest newsletter produced by AICC VIC

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ - Friday 3 May 2013

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.

 
 

Agribusiness Lunch

The AICC hosted an Agribusiness luncheon with guest speakers Alison Watkins, CEO, GrainCorp and John Murray, CEO, Ridley Corporation

 
 

Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Rod Sims, Chairman of the ACCC joined more than 50 Brisbane based senior business executives at an AICC Qld boardroom lunch where he presented "Communications industry - perspectives and objectives". Click on the heading for more information.

 
 

A Panel Discussion of 4 Prominent Speakers on Australia's Ageing Population.

A Panel Discussion of 4 Prominent Speakers on Australia's Ageing Population: The implications of Australia's ageing population on business and the economy.

 
 

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.

 
 

Kim Willaims AM, Chief Executive and Managing Director, News Ltd

Kim Williams AM, Chief Executive & Managing Director, News Ltd addressed an AICC Lunch in Melbourne.

 
 

Kim Williams AM, Chief Executive & Managing Director, News Ltd

Kim Williams AM, Chief Executive & Managing Director, News Ltd addressed an AICC Lunch in Melbourne.

 
 

Boardroom Lunch with Mr. Richard Hockney, State General Manager, Westpac Retail and Business Banking SA/NT/TAS

Boardroom Lunch with Mr. Richard Hockney, State General Manager, Westpac Retail and Business Banking SA/NT/TAS

 
 

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.

 
 

YBF: What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur

Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year finaliists Quynh Anh Le from NOJA Power, Brett Wiskar from Speedwell eBusines Soutions, Andrew Barnes from Go1 and Zachary Rook from Your Local Movers presented "What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur" to a group of 80 local young entrpreneurs. Click the heading for more information.

 
 

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.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Jane Kittel, Managing Director, BankSA

A Business Lunch with Jane Kittel, Managing Director, BankSA "The challenges and opportunities facing the South Australian finance industry"

 
 

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.

 
 

Saul Eslake, Chief Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Saul Eslake addressed a business luncheon on Thursday 21 February 2013 where over 120 senior business executives gained valuable insights into "Australia's economic outlook for the yaer ahead". This AICC lunch was proudly sponsored by KBH Solutions. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

A Business Lunch with Ted Pretty, Managing Director and CEO, Hills Holdings

A Business Lunch with Ted Pretty, Managing Director and CEO, Hills Holdings

 
 

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.

 
 

A Panel of 3 Prominent Speakers on Social Media: The Risks You Should Be Aware of and How to Measure Its Impact

Social Media: The Risks You Should Be Aware of and How to Measure Its Impact...

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC(WA)'s CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2013

 
 

AICC(WA)'s CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012

 
 

AICC(WA)'s CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2011

 
 

AICC(WA)'s CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2010

 
 

AICC(WA)'s CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2009

 
 

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.

 
 

Harold Mitchell AC, Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific

Harold Mitchell AC, Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific spoke at a major Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch in Melbourne. The title of Harold Mitchell's address was "Australia: punching above our weight."

 
 

Harold Mitchell AC, Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific

The title of Harold Mitchell's address was "Australia: punching above our weight."

 
 

2012 Property Lunch with The Hon Nick Greiner AC, Chairman, Infrastructure NSW & Matthew Quinn, Managing Director, Stockland, 28 November 2012

The Hon Nick Greiner AC and Matthew Quinn addressed a major business lunch for 500 business executives where they were engaged in conversation by Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network on "Infrastructure: key to a more productive NSW". This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital & Quintessential Equity. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

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.

 
 

The Honourable Justice Kourakis - Appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia on 25 June 2012

Business Lunch with The Honourable Justice Kourakis - Appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia on 25 June 2012

 
 

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.

 
 

Mr. Richard Woolcott AC - Executive Boardroom Lunch

Executive Boardroom Lunch with Richard Woolcott AC. Held in Finlaysons Board Room on 2nd Nov 2012

 
 

John Symond, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie; Mark Gray, Managing Director, Leighton Properties; Mark Hunter, CEO Residential, Stockland

On Thursday 11 October 2012, John Symond from Aussie, Mark Hunter from Stockland and Mark Gray from Leighton Properties addressed an audience of over 120 Brisbane based business executives where they discussed the critical issues surrounding the topic "Property and the Economy - the State of our State". The event was kindly moderated by Kathy MacDermott, Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia - Queensland Division. This event was proudly sponsored by KBH Solutions and Panelbuild Pty Ltd.

 
 

The Hon Barry O'Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales, 15 October 2012

Premier Barry O'Farrell addressed a major business lunch for 350 business executives where he was engaged in discussion with Imre Salusinszky, NSW Political Reporter, The Australian. 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.

 
 

Cameron Clyne, Chief Executive Officer, NAB, 27 August 2012

Cameron Clyne addressed a business lunch for 500 business executives where he was engaged in conversation with James Chessell, Deputy Editor, Australian Financial Review on "Customers, Competition and Change; Building the foundations for a stronger future". This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and Salmat. 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.

 
 

Sankar Narayan, CFO, Virgin Australia, Wednesday 1 August 2012

Sankar Narayan, CFO of Virgin Australia welcomed 80 senior business executives at a business briefing event in Brisbane where he discussed "The Transformation Journey of Virgin Australia". This event was proudly supported by Optus.

 
 

CEO baordroom lunch at Finlaysons with the Productivity Comissioner, Wendy Craik

The Role of the Productivity Comissioner

 
 

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.

 
 

Nick Leeder, Managing Director, Google Australia & NZ, Tim Reed, Chief Executive Officer MYOB, 14August 2012.

Nick Leeder and Tim Reed have addressed a Major Business Lunch for 450 business executives where they discussed - "Getting Aussie Business Online". Nigel Freitas, Reporter, Sky News Business moderated discussion & Q&A session. This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Orange Line. 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.

 
 

Lunch with Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu addressed an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch at Crown in front of around 800 guests.

 
 

Executive Boardroom Lunch with Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Executive Boardroom Lunch with Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

 
 

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.

 
 

Retail 2012: Where to from here?, Friday 29 June 2012

Bernie Brookes, Managing Director and CEO of MYER, Tom Potter, founder of both Eagle Boys Pizza and the Crusty Devil Bakehouses and Phillip Di Bella, Founder of Di Bella Coffee addressed a business luncheon of over 110 senior business executives to discuss the topic "Retail 2012: Where to from here?". 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.

 
 

Lance Hockridge, Managing Director and CEO, QR National, Wednesday 6 June 2012

Lance Hockridge addressed a boardroom lunch for over 80 senior executives where he discussed how infrastructure providers are planning to deliver the required capacity to maximise outcomes for business and regional economies and to support Queensland coals continuing competitiveness in global markets . The lunch was proudly hosted by Acach´┐ę. 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.

 
 

Grant O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Woolworths & Rebecca Dee-Bradbury President, Aust. & NZ, Kraft Foods, 12 June 2012.

Grant O'Brien & Rebecca Dee-Bradbury have addressed a Major Business Lunch for 350 business executives where they discussed - Unlocking the Innovation Quotient. Creating a Vibrant Australian Food Future. Helen Dalley, Reporter, Sky News moderated discussion & Q&A session. This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz & IBM Australia. 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 Sporting Dream Business Event, 17 May 2012

Senator The Hon Kate Lundy, Alisa Camplin OAM, Terry Davis and Geoff Huegill addressed a major sporting business lunch for 250 business executives in which Peter Hadfield, Australian Decathlete and CEO, Centennial Parklands Foundation engaged them in a timely conversation on The dream and determination of the athlete and understand the business that enables the vision to become reality. This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Virgin Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Infrastructure 2012 and beyond Luncheon - Thursday 10 May 2012

Ian McLeod, Chief Executive of Ergon Energy along with Leo Zussino, CEO of Gladstone Ports Corporation and Graham Thomsen, Director of LinkWater, Queenslands Bulk Water Transport Authority and moderator Lynda Woods from RBS Morgans addressed over 130 business executives at a luncheon in Brisbane where they discussed "Infrastructure 2012 and Beyond". The event was proudly hosted by Rail Skills Australasia.

 
 

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.

 
 

Up Close & Personal with Professor Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist

Professor Chubb was made an an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 1999, for his services to higher education and research. In June 2006 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for 'service to higher education including research and development policy in the pursuit of advancing the national interest socially, economically, culturally and environmentally and to the facilitatoin of a knoweldge-based global economy'.....

 
 

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.

 
 

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, Qantas, 24 April 2012.

Alan Joyce addressed a major business lunch for 600 business executives in which Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network engaged him in a timely conversation on "The Productivity Imperative". This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus Business and IBM Australia. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Adelaides Riverbank Precinct

The Riverbank Precinct is one of Adelaide's iconic public spaces, offering panoramic views across the River Torrens, the North Adelaide Parklands, Adelaide Oval and Memorial Drive....

 
 

Carbon Pricing: An Industry Response, Wednesday 15 February 2012

This topical business address on "Carbon Pricing: An Industry Response" was hosted by a diverse collection of leaders from the Queensland business community who gave their persectives and vision on Carbon Pricing:David Barbagello, CEO, Endeavour Foundation; Keith DeLacy AM, former Chair, Macarthur Coal; David Baggs, CEO and Technical Director, Ecospecifier; Doug Young, Lawyer, Young Law and Dr David Adams, Chief Economist, AECOM. The event was moderated by Kristin Devitt, Managing Director, KD Public Relations. The lunch was proudly sponsored by Blue Broking.

 
 

Tony Shepherd, President, Business Council of Australia, 4 April 2012.

Tony Shepherd addressed a business lunch for 200 business executives where he discussed "We may never have had it so good, but we could be great: A plan to lock in Australia's prosperity". This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Australian Coal Association. 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.

 
 

So do you think you Know your South Australian Wines?

Hosted by Peter SImic, publisher of Winestate Magazine, designer of wine courses and lecturer took guests through a degustation lunch featuring South Australian wines.

 
 

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.

 
 

Crowne Plaza, Adelaide  Fringe Club Event

Naturally air-conditioned by gentle breezes under a canopy of stars in Adelaides beautiful Parklands The Fringe Club is an exclusive Haven for artists and arts industry folk to relax before, after or in between their shows, network with other artists, industry people and guests, catch up on whats going on and what to go and see. Attendees enjoy the atmosphere of the Fringe festival with roving performers and guest speaker Gerg Clarke - director of the Fringe event.

 
 

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.

 
 

Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary, Department of Treasury, 7 March 2012

Dr Martin Parkinson addressed a business lunch for 300 business executives where he was engaged in conversation with Lenore Taylor, National Affairs Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald on "Challenges and opportunities facing the Australian Economy". This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Ernst & Young. 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.

 
 

Young Business Forum Cocktail Evening 'From Idea to Reality- bringing up a start-up'

On 1 March 2012, the Young Business Forum, with the support of Lawler Draper Dillon, hosted over 80 selected guests at an exclusive cocktail function 'From Idea to Reality- bringing up a start-up'.

 
 

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.

 
 

Adelaide 5000+

Tim Horton, Commissioner for Integrated Design presented the governements new vision for Adelaide - 5000+

 
 

Get your head out of the clouds - SME's and the changing workplace

The changing needs of SME's in todays workplace. What does it mean to work remotely, what are hot desks? Cloud storage -what does that means for your business?

 
 

2012 Program launch Crowne Plaza Hotel

2012 Program launch Crowne Plaza Hotel with guest speaker, Leeanne Grantham

 
 

Prime Minister Julia Gillard Luncheon Address

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch in Melbourne. The title of the Prime Minister's speech was "Building a New Australian Economy Together"

 
 

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.

 
 

YBF Event with Matt Barrie, BRW Entrepreneur of the Year 2011

The YBF held its final event of the year with Matt Barrie, BRW Entrepreneur of the Year 2011

 
 

Coal Seam Gas - the impact on Australia's economy - Thursday 24 November 2011

This topical business address on "Coal Seam Gas - the impact on Australia's economy" was hosted by four leaders in industry: Mark Macfarlane, President, Santos GLNG; Peter Cox, Vice President - Global Pipeline Systems, WorleyParsons; Professor Chris Moran, Director of Sustainable MInerals Institute, The University of Queensland and Peter Stone, Deputy Chief CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences. The event was moderated by Michael Roche, CEO, Queensland Resources Council. The lunch was proudly sponsored by Blue Broking.

 
 

Harry Triguboff AO, Managing Director, Meriton Group & Victor Hoog Antink, Chief Executive Officer, DEXUS Property Group, 29 November 2011

Harry Triguboff and Victor Hoog Antink addressed a major business lunch for 750 business executives where they were engaged in conversation by Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network on "Australian Property Market Outlook for 2012". This Lunch was proudly sponsored by Ashe Morgan and Makinson & d'Apice Lawyers. 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.

 
 

REMEMBRANCE DAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce together with Foundation Daw Park & the SA Business community honour and acknowledge our past and present veterans at the fith annual Rememberance Day Breakfast. Thanks to Gainsborough Studio for the Photography.

 
 

2011 PROPERTY FORUM

Over 700 guests attended the AICC's 2011 Property Forum with guest speakers Dr Frank Gelber, Chief Economist, BIS Shrapnel and Matthew Quinn, Managing Director, Stockland.

 
 

John Borghetti, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Australia, 2 November 2011

John Borghetti addressed a major business lunch for 350 business executives where he was engaged in conversation by Peter Switzer, Switzer Financial Services on "A strategy aimed at ensuring Virgin Australia is the 'airline of choice' across Australia". 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.

 
 

AICC and ANZBC Business Lunch with His Excellency Major General [Rtd] Martyn Dunne, CNZM New Zealand High Commissioner

His Excellency Major [Rtd] Martyn Dunne, CNZM New Zealand High Commissioner, Kym Darcy, ANZ State Manager for Regional Commerical Banking for SA/WA and Michaela Blacklock, General Manager, Business Recovery Canterbury discussed and shared their experiences in dealing with the crisis faced by New Zealanders at a chamber lunch on Tuesday October 11th 2011. Thanks to Gainsborough Studios for the photography

 
 

YBF Boardroom Lunch with Jonathan Medved, CEO, Vringo

 
 

Graham Bradley AM, President, Business Council of Australia, 12 October 2011

Graham Bradley AM addressed a major business lunch for 300 business executives where he discussed "Australia's productivity challenge together with the reforms needed in government policy to reboot our performance". 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 Nick Greiner AC, Chairman, Infrastructure NSW, 15 September 2011

The Hon Nick Greiner addressed a major business lunch for 500 business executives where he discussed "Infrastructure New South Wales - First Impressions" with Annabel Hepworth, Senior Writer, The Australian. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Meet the Mayors of South East Queensland Luncheon - Thursday 8 September 2011

The four Mayors of South East Queensland: Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk; Mayorof Ipswich, Paul Pisasale; Mayor of Logan, Pam Parker; and Cr Susie Douglas standing in for Mayor of Gold Coast City Ron Clarke came together to address a business luncheon of 150 senior executives and discussed "how local government collaborates to present the future of South East Queensland". This event was proudly hosted by Optus Business.

 
 

Property & Sustainability 2011 Luncheon - Thursday 4 August 2011

This topical business address on "Is Green Development Cost Effective and Achievable?" was hosted by four leaders in industry: Bob Sharpless, Managing Director, Springfield Land Corporation; David Baggs, CEO, ecospecifier; Andrew McCasker, Head of Property Finance Qld, NAB; Peter Sherrie, National President, Urban Development Institute of Australia and Gavin McCullagh, Policy Officer, Brisbane City Council. The lunch was proudly sponsored by PanelBuild.

 
 

YBF The Future of Property in Melbourne

Over 100 young executives, entrepreneurs and professionals attended a Cocktail Reception at Crown to hear about the future of property in Melbourne

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Up Close and Personal Luncheon with Justin Di Lollo, MD and Stephen Halliday, Director, SA, Hawker Britton

Justin Di Lollo, MD and Stephen Halliday, Director, SA of Hawker Britton gave an insider's view on the year ahead with the South Australian and Federal Government. Thanks to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Robert Gerard, Chair, and Simon Gerard, CEO, Gerard Lighting Group Ltd

Robert Gerard, Chair, and Simon Gerard, CEO, of Gerard Lighting Group Ltd utilised their knowledge and practical experience to describe how South Australian businesses can reach the Asian markets and gave the recipe for their business' success.

 
 

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.

 
 

David Gonski AC, Chairman and Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil, 10 August 2011

David Gonski AC and Terry Davis addressed a major business lunch for 500 business executives where they were engaged in discussion with Ross Greenwood, Business & Finance Editor, Nine Network. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM Australia & New Zealand - Tuesday 19 July 2011

Andrew Stevens, MD of IBM Australia and New Zealand joined the AICC to present a talk on "Why Australia needs Smarter Cities". This event was proudly hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association.

 
 

Ralph Norris, Managing Director and CEO, Commonwealth Bank Group - Tuesday 5 July 2011

Ralph Norris addressed this business luncheon with 155 executives where he led a presentation on "Future Directions in Australian Banking" and partook in an engaging interview with Daniel Hains, Director Forensic Technology, Vincents Chartered Accountants. This luncheon was proudly hosted by Vincents Chartered Accountants.

 
 

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.

 
 

YBF Lunch with Andrew Demetriou, CEO, AFL

Andrew Demetriou, CEO, AFL addressed the Young Business Forum on Friday, 10 June at a lunch hosted by KPMG.

 
 

"Nuclear Energy after Fukushima" Business Lunch with The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, Minister for Energy & Resources and Ziggy Switkowski, Former Chair, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, 29 June 2011

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, Minister for Energy & Resources and Ziggy Switkowski, Former Chair, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation addressed a major business lunch for 450 business executives where they discussed "Nuclear Energy after Fukushima" with Carson Scott, Sky News Business Channel. Click on the heading to read more.

 
 

AICC Sponsors Dinner with Greg Mackie OAM, Deputy Chief Executive, Cultural Development and Corporate, Dept of Premier and Cabinet

Mr Greg Mackie OAM, Deputy Chief Executive, Cultural Development and Corporate, Dept of Premier and Cabinet addressed an AICC Sponsors Dinner on Thursday 23 June 2011 at Blake's at InterContinental Adelaide on the topic of 'Thinking Adelaide - Leading below the radar'. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Steve Vamos, President & CEO, Society for Knowledge Economics

Mr Steve Vamos, President & CEO, Society for Knowledge Economics addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Thursday 16 June 2011 at the Sebel Playford Hotel. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Damien Cummins, Executive General Manager, Clipsal

Clipsal's Executive General Manager, Damien Cummins addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Monday 16 May 2011 at Phil Hoffmann Business Travel in Glenelg. Thank you to Alan Roberts for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon 'Meet Chair & CEO' Series with Toro Energy Limited

MS ERICA SMYTH, Chairman, and MR GREG HALL, Managing Director of Toro Energy Limited addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Thursday 12 May 2011 at the InterContinental Adelaide. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

Lunch with Mrs Gail Kelly, CEO & Managing Director, The Westpac Group

 
 

AICC Farewell Reception for Ms Alisha Fisher, outgoing CEO SA/NT

100 prominent Adelaide business & government representatives attended a Farewell Reception for Ms Alisha Fisher at Blake's at InterContinental Adelaide on Wednesday 13 April 2011. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

An Evening with Bruce Akhurst, CEO, Sensis

Bruce Akhurst, CEO, Sensis Yellow Pages addressed 70 business executives at an evening event to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital revolution. This event was proudly hosted by The CyberInstitute and The Australian Institute of Management.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon 'Energy Efficiency'

A panel consisting of PROFESSOR GUS NATHAN, Director, Centre for Energy Technology; MR RICHARD TURNER, Chief Executive Officer, ZEN Home Energy Systems and MR GLEN GARNER, Managing Consultant Energy & Utilities, ANZ, IBM addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Tuesday 5 April 2011 at the InterContinental Adelaide. The panel discussion was facilitated by MR JOHN O'BRIEN, Managing Director, Australian CleanTech. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Neville Vincent, Managing Director Australia, NZ, Pacific for Hitachi Data Systems

Mr Neville Vincent, Managing Director Australia, New Zealand & Pacific for Hitachi Data Systems, addressed an AICC CEO Lunch on "The Information Glut" on Wednesday 30 March 2011 in Blake's at the InterContinental Adelaide. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon 'Defence in 2030'

A panel consisting of Senator The Hon David Feeney, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence (Replacing Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Defence Materiel) Mr David Mahony, Chief Counsel, BAE Systems Australia (Replacing Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, BAE Systems Australia) Mr Doug Burd, Managing Director, Ultra Electronics Australia Professor Stephen Cook, Director, Defence and Systems Institute addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Wednesday 16 March 2011 at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by Optus Business.

 
 

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.

 
 

The Changing Medium of Media Breakfast

Panelists Max Walters, Managing Director of Channel Seven Brisbane, David Fagan, Editor-in-Chief of Queensland Newspapers and Sean Ryan, General Manager of Nova 106.9 led an interactive discussion into "The Changing Medium of Media" at a breakfast event on Wednesday 23 February 2011.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon 'Meet State Minister & industry Director' series ... Talking about WATER

The Hon Paul Caica MP, Minister for Water and Mr TIm Waterhouse, Chairman of the Water Industry Alliance addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Tuesday 1 March 2011 at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by The Nous Group and moderated by Tim Noonan.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Strictly Networking Lunch at Wallmans Lawyers

Wallmans Lawyers hosted 20 AICC Gold Club Members and State Sponsors for a private luncheon on Wednesday 16 February 2011. Photography by Gainsborough Studio.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC 2011 Launch Cocktail Party

AICC Guests & Members came together in the offices of Phil Hoffmann Business Travel to launch our networking program for 2011 on Thursday 10 February. Guests were addressed by Peter Williams, CEO of Phil Hoffmann Travel and Allen Bolaffi, President of the AICC SA. Photography by Gainsborough Studio.

 
 

AICC High Tea @ InterContinental Adelaide

Ms Coralie Pratt, AICC board member and General Manager of Michels Warren & Paul Shaw, Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Adelaide addressed an AICC High Tea on Thursday 3 February 2011 in the Atrium Lounge of the InterContinental Adelaide. AICC Member Danielle Ho, Self-Image Specialist shared her ideas on "Ways to be genuinely confident, how to look great as you are and Top 5 tips for looking your very best". Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by InterContinental Adelaide & Danielleho Consulting.

 
 

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.

 
 

A Panel of Perspectives: "Queensland Business Growth 2010-2015"

Ian Runge, Founder and Non-Executive Director of Runge Limited, Nick Bonifant, Development Director at Mirvac, Tom Potter, Founder of Eagle Boys and Rob Whiddon, Managing Director for Trade and Investment Queensland addressed an AICC Cocktail event on Wednesday 8 December 2010 at Grant Thornton in Brisbane. This event was kindly moderated by Mr Kieren Perkins and hosted by Grant Thornton.

 
 

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.

 
 

Mike Wilkins, CEO & MD, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) - Wednesday, 24 November 2010

AICC Brisbane were priviledged to introduce Mike Wilkins, CEO & MD of Insurance Australia Group (IAG) to an intimate group of 80 ceo's and senior managers from the local business community. This luncheon was proudly hosted by Blue Broking.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon 'Meet Chair & CEO' Series with Hills Holdings

Ms Jennifer Hill-Ling, Chairman & Mr Graham Twartz, Managing Director and CEO of Hills Holdings addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Tuesday 23 November 2010 at the Intercontinental Adelaide. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by Commonwealth Bank.

 
 

AICC Sponsors Dinner with Bruce Carter, Chair, SA Economic Development Board

Mr Bruce Carter, Chair of the SA Economic Development Board addressed an AICC Sponsors Dinner on Thursday 18 November 2010 at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon 'Meet State Minister & industry Director' series ... Talking about HEALTH

The Hon John Hill MP, Minister for Health and Dr Andrew Lavender, President (SA) of the Australian Medical Association addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Wednesday 17 November 2010 at the Sebel Playford Hotel. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by Ernst & Young and moderated by Jim Birch, Lead Partner Health at Ernst & Young.

 
 

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.

 
 

4th Remembrance Day Business Breakfast

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce together with Foundation Daw Park invited the SA Business community to honour and acknowledge our past and present veterans at our fourth REMEMBRANCE DAY BUSINESS BREAKFAST (day prior to Remembrance Day)

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon with Mr Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, Australia & Head of Global Markets Research, ANZ

Mr Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, Australia & Head of Global Markets Research, ANZ addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Tuesday 9 November 2010 at the Intercontinental Adelaide. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by Optus Business.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon 'Meet State Minister & industry Director' series ... Talking about EDUCATION

The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Minister for Education and Ms Denise von Wald, Chief Executive of Education Adelaide addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Friday 29 October 2010 at the Hilton Adelaide. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by The Nous Group.

 
 

Noel McNamara, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Australia - Thursday, 14 October 2010

Noel McNamara joined the AICC in Brisbane where he presented his keynote speech "The Changing Face of Corporate Australia" to 80 senior business executives.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon 'Meet Chair & CEO' Series with SA Water

Mr Philip Pledge, Chairman and Ms Anne Howe, CEO of SA Water addressed an AICC CEO Luncheon on Friday 15 October 2010 at the Hilton Adelaide. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography. This event was sponsored by Business Gold Coast.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Prof Peter Hoj , Vice Chancellor and President, UniSA

Prof Peter Hoj addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Monday 18 October 2010 at the Sebel Playford hotel on the topic 'Are you seeking great returns? Invest in universities.' Thank you to Alan Roberts Photography for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

New appointment to the SA Board of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Mr Allen Bolaffi, President of the AICC in South Australia, announces the appointment of a new board member: Mr Peter Emmerton CEO of Locher Human Resources. Allen Bolaffi says 'Peter brings his extensive business and commercial skills to our board and we welcome his depth of experiences.'

 
 

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.

 
 

Ian Thomas, President, Boeing Australia & South Pacific - Thursday, 23 September 2010

Ian Thomas addressed a business luncheon with 80 senior business and presented "Boeing - an Australian story".

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon with Richard Fennell, CFO of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and Sara Watts, CFO of IBM Australia & NZ

Mr Richard Fennell and Ms Sara Watts addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Monday 13 September 2010 at the Intercontinental Adelaide on 'The challenges faced by CFOs' Thank you to Alan Roberts for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon with Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director Australia & NZ, Linkedin

Mr Cliff Rosenberg addressed a Business Luncheon on Thursday 19 August 2010 at the Intercontinental Adelaide on'Linkedin - Why it's essential in the life of every professional!'. The event was sponsored by BrahamSaaS. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

Paul O'Sullivan, CEO, Optus, Friday, 18 June 2010

Paul O'Sullivan addressed a business luncheon with 80 senior business executives where he discussed the future of Optus and the telecommunications market and the rollout of the NBN (National Broadband Network). This event was generously hosted by NEC Australia.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Alister Haigh, CEO, Haigh's Chocolates

Mr Alister Haigh addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Thursday 5 August 2010 in the Innovate SA boardroom on the topic '95 years and 4 generations, where to next?' Thank you to Innovate SA for hosting the lunch and to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

Tony D'Aloisio, Chairman, ASIC, Wednesday 21 July 2010

Tony D'Aloisio, Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) delivered his keynote address on "The Implications of a Fast Changing Regulatory Framework" to an intimate gathering of senior business executives. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Fraser Ainsworth AM, Chairman, Tarac Australia & Horizon Oil

Mr Fraser Ainsworth AM addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Friday 30 July 2010 in the PricewaterhouseCoopers boardroom on the topic 'Together with food and water, energy will continue to play a vital role in human well-being' Thank you to PricewaterhouseCoopers for hosting the lunch and to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Dr Lynn Arnold AO, CEO of Anglicare SA

Dr Lynn Arnold addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Monday 26 July 2010 in the Minter Ellison board room on the topic 'Wishin' and hopin' andd thinkin' and prayin' - Is it ever enough in tackling problems in our society?' Thank you to Minter Ellison for hosting the lunch and to Alan Roberts for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon 'The changing landscape of sport in SA'

A panel consisting of Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Sport; Mr John Harnden AM, CEO of SACA together with Mr Mark Haysman, CEO of Port Adelaide Football Club addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Friday 23 July 2010 at the Sebel Playford Hotel on the topic of 'The changing landscape of sport in SA'. The panel discussion was facilitated by Allen Bolaffi, President of the AICC SA. Thank you to Dale Carnegie Training for sponsoring the lunch and to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

AICC CEO Breakfast with Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director Telstra Business

Ms Deena Shiff addressed a CEO Breakfast on Friday 23 July 2010 at the Intercontinental Adelaide on the topic 'Lucky country or smart country - are we missing the real resources?' Thank you to DataMobilityVoice for sponsoring the breakfast and to Alan Roberts for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Steve Ludlam. CEO, ASC Pty Ltd

Mr Steve Ludlam addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Friday 2 July 2010 at the Hilton giving us an 'Inside View of ASC' Thank you to KPMG for sponsoring the lunch and to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Andrew Gwinnett. Chairman, Arrowcrest Group

Mr Andrew Gwinnett addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Wednesday 23 June 2010 in the Boardroom of Ernst & Young on the topic of "Manufacturing, the Arts, and the Strength of the Entrepreneurial Spirit". Thank you to Ernst & Young for hosting lunch and to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon 'Defence in South Australia'

A panel consisting of Mr Andrew Fletcher, CEO of Defence SA; Mr John Harriott, Manager Business Development and Marketing at General Dynamics Land Systems Australia together with Mr Rod Equid, CEO of the AWD Alliance addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Thursday 10 June 2010 at the Sebel Playford Hotel on the topic of Defence in South Australia. The panel discussion was facilitated by Allen Bolaffi, President of the AICC SA. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Malcolm Jackman, CEO & MD for Elders Limited

Mr Malcolm Jackman, CEO & Managing Director for Elders Limited addressed a CEO Luncheon on Wednesday 9 June 2010 at The Sebel Playford. The Q&A discussion was facilitated by Tim Noonan and the event was sponsored by Optus. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

Bob Every, Chairman, Wesfarmers Limited, Thursday 23 May 2010

Bob Every, Chairman of Wesfarmers Limited addressed 160 business executives at a lunch where he gave an insightful presentation into the acquisition of Coles, and how Wesfarmers' performance and culture have been the key drivers behind the successful turnaround of the business. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon 'Exploration, mining & energy - the inextricable link?'

A panel consisting of Mr Bob Kennedy, Chairman of Beach Energy Ltd; Mr John Nitschke, Executive General Manager Projects & Technical Services at Oz Minerals (and Non-Executive Director at Toro Energy Limited) together with Mr Terry Kallis, Managing Director of Petratherm addressed a Business Luncheon on Thursday 27 May 2010 at the Hilton Adelaide on the topic of 'Exploration, mining & energy - the inextricable link'. The panel discussion was facilitated by Tim Noonan and the event was sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Management & Research Centre (M-ARC). Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Robyn McLeod, Commissioner for Water Security SA

Ms Robyn McLeod addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Thursday 29 April 2010 at the Hilton Adelaide Hotel on the topic of "Water for Good - SA's Water Security Plan". Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon 'The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide'

A panel consisting of Mr Ian Nightingale, Chief Executive of the Department of Planning and Local Government; Ms Wendy Campana, Executive Director of the Local Government Association of SA and Mr Wayne Gibbings, CEO of the Land Management Corporation addressed a Business Luncheon on Monday 19 April 2010 at the Hilton Adelaide on the topic of 'The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide'. The panel discussion was facilitated by Steve Harrison, Director of Business & Economic Development at the City of Prospect and the event was sponsored by Built Environs. Thank you to Alan Roberts for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

John Symond AM, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie, Tuesday 23 March 2010

John Symond AM, Founder and Executive Chairman of Aussie unveiled his crystal ball to 160 business executives at a lunch where he spoke about his predictions for the Australian economy and property market post GFC. This event was generously hosted by G James Glass and Aluminium. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

Tracey Fellows, Managing Director, Microsoft, Wednesday 24 February 2010

Tracey Fellows, Managing Director of Microsoft Australia addressed 200 business executives at a lunch where she discussed the topic 'How technology can enable change and growth in today's economic environment'. This event was generously hosted by The Cyber Institute. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Anthony Toop. Managing Director, Toop&Toop

Mr Anthony Toop addressed a 'SA Business Leaders Series' CEO Luncheon on Tuesday 23 March 2010 at the Sebel Playford Hotel on the topic of "A traditional industry being challenged by online". Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Mr Nicholas Wilson, Fair Work Ombudsman

Mr Nicholas Wilson addressed a CEO Luncheon on Thursday 18 March 2010 at the Sebel Playford Hotel. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon with Andrew Reitzer, CEO of Metcash Group of Companies

Mr Andrew Reitzer addressed a Business Luncheon on Tuesday 16 March 2010 at the Hilton Adelaide. The event was sponsored by Dale Wood Business Sales Consultancy. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon with Dr Martin Parkinson. Secretary, Department of Climate Change

Dr Martin Parkinson addressed a Business Luncheon on Friday 26 February 2010 at the Sebel Playford Hotel. The event was sponsored by UniSA's International Graduate School of Business, Sustainable Business. Thank you to Gainsborough Studio for the photography.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Mr Ken Matthews, Chair & CEO, National Water Commission

Mr Ken Matthews addressed a CEO Luncheon on Thursday 11 February 2010. The event was sponsored and hosted by Minter Ellison Lawyers.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon with Hon Mike Rann MP, Premier of South Australia

Hon Mike Rann MP addressed a Business Luncheon on Wednesday 10 February 2010. The event was held at the Hilton Adelaide and sponsored by www.InDaily.com.au

 
 

2010 New Year Launch

AICC Guests & Members came together in the new Chandelier Bar at Marble Hall in Adelaide Casino to launch our networking program for 2010 on Wednesday 3 February.

 
 

End of Year Drinks with Sponsors & Gold Club Members

South Australian Sponsors and Gold Club Members joined us for a casual BBQ at the Pinnacle SkyDeck on 16 December 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.

 
 

AICC Business Luncheon: 'Festivals, Events, V8 Supercars and Pandamonium: Why we love SA!'

Mr Greg Mackie OAM (Deputy Chief Executive Cultural Development & Corporate, Dept of Premier and Cabinet), Ms Hitaf Rasheed (General Manager, Events SA), Mr Jason Allen (CEO, Clipsal 500 Adelaide) and Dr Chris West (CEO, Zoos SA) addressed an AICC Business Luncheon on Monday 14 December 2009. The event was held at the Hilton Adelaide.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC CEO Luncheon with Hon Patrick Conlon MP, Minister for Infrastructure

Hon Patrick Conlon MP addressed a CEO Luncheon on Tuesday 24 November 2009. The event was held at the Hilton Adelaide and sponsored by Optus.

 
 

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.

 
 

CEO Luncheon with Tim & James Sarah, Joint Managing Directors, Sarah Group

Tim & James Sarah, Joint Managing Directors, Sarah Group addressed a CEO Luncheon on Wednesday 11 November 2009. The event was held at the Hilton Adelaide and sponsored by Optus.

 
 

Remembrance Day Breakfast

The AICC and Foundation Daw Park held a Remembrance Day Breakfast on Tuesday 10 November 2009. Professor Peter Buckskin, Dean & Head of School: David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education & Research, University of South Australia addressed the group on 'United in Battle and United at home'. The event was held at the Adelaide Festival Centre and sponsored by Major sponsor Repat Radiology and Supporting sponsors, nabhealth, University of South Australia, and Defence Teaming Centre.

 
 

AICC Cereal Networking hosted by Thomson Playford Cutlers

The AICC held a Cereal Networking Breakfast on Friday 6 November 2009 for AICC Members which was hosted by Thomson Playford Cutlers.

 
 

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.

 
 

CEO Luncheon with Lew Owens, Chief Executive Officer, ETSA Utilities

Lew Owens, Chief Executive Officer, ETSA Utilities addressed a CEO Luncheon on 'Electricity - Past, Present and Future' on Wednesday 28 October 2009. The event was held and sponsored by Finlaysons.

 
 

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.

 
 

CEO Luncheon with Warren Hogan, Acting Chief Economist, ANZ Banking Group

Warren Hogan, Acting Chief Economist, ANZ Banking Group addressed a CEO Luncheon on 'Economic and Financial update' on Monday 26 October 2009. The event was held at The Sebel Playford Adelaide and was sponsored by Optus.

 
 

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.

 
 

Up Close & Personal Luncheon with Isobel Redmond MP, SA Leader of the Opposition

Isobel Redmond MP, SA Leader of the Opposition addressed an Up Close & Personal Luncheon on Friday 16 October 2009. The event was sponsored and hosted by Baker Young Stockbrokers.

 
 

Business Luncheon with Tracey Fellows, Managing Director, Microsoft

Tracey Fellows, Managing Director Australia, Microsoft addressed a Business Luncheon on 'How technology can enable change and growth in today's economic environment' on Thursday 15 October 2009. The event was held at Hotel Grand Chancellor and was sponsored by Optus and Square Holes.

 
 

CEO Luncheon with Graeme Samuel AO, Chairman, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Graeme Samuel AO, Chairman, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission addressed a CEO Luncheon on 'Competition, Consumer Protection and the ACCC: an update from the National Regulator' on Tuesday 6 October 2009. The event was held at The Sebel Playford and was sponsored by Optus.

 
 

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.

 
 

CEO Luncheon with David Knox, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Santos Limited

David Knox, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Santos Limited addressed a CEO Luncheon on 'Natural Gas and South Australia: 40 years on and leading the way to a cleaner future' on Friday 25 September 2009. The event was held at The Sebel Playford and was sponsored by Optus.

 
 

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.

 
 

Dr Orna Berry is elected Chairperson of the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce, September 2009

Dr Orna Berry was recently elected to Chair the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce (IACC), based in Tel-Aviv. Please click on the heading to read more.

 
 

CEO Lunch - The two growth corridors and their strategic strengths for state growth'

The AICC held a CEO Luncheon on 'The two growth corridors and their strategic strengths for state growth on Wednesday 23 September 2009 at the Hilton Adelaide. Speakers included in the discussion were Mr Brian Cunningham, CEO, Dept of Trade and Economic Development, Mr Tom Phillips, Chairman, Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board and Dr Mal Hemmerling, Director of Northern Connections.

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC High Tea hosted by the Hilton Adelaide

The AICC held a High Tea on Monday 21 September 2009 for Personal Assistants, Administration and Marketing Teams which was hosted by the Hilton Adelaide. We were spoiled with a fabulous chocolate fountain organised by the Hilton.

 
 

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.

 
 

Luncheon with Glenn Wightwick, Director, IBM Australia Development Laboratory

Glenn Wightwick, Director for IBM Australia Development Laboratory addressed a Business Luncheon on 'Innovation and a Smarter Planet' on Thursday 17 September 2009. The event was held at The Sebel Playford and was sponsored by IBM.

 
 

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.

 
 

Luncheon with Mike Smith, CEO, ANZ

Mr Mike Smith, CEO for ANZ addressed a Business Luncheon on 'Reflections on our New Economic Reality' on Wednesday 2 September 2009. The event was held at the Adelaide Festival Centre and was sponsored by Cosoff Cudmore Knox.

 
 

SA AICC Alliances Spring 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Networking Events, Water Trade Mission with Dr Ian Chessell (SA Chief Scientist), introducing New Members, and Past Event Photos.

 
 

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.

 
 

Graeme Samuel, ACCC Chair Revisits AICC QLD

On the 31st of July 2009, Graeme Samuel was guest presenter at a small boardroom event at The Brisbane Marriott Hotel

 
 

Israeli Ambassador to Australia visits AICC Qld

On ( July 2009, His Excellancy Yuval Rotem was our VIP guest at an AICC Qld Breakfast Event

 
 

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.

 
 

AICC Lunch with Mr Bernie Brooks, CEO, Myer

The AICC held a lunch at the Hilton on 16 July 2009 with Senior Business Executives.

 
 

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.

 
 

June Lunch Hosting Saul Eslake

120 Business Executives attended the Brisbane Polo Club for this exclusive lunch featuring ANZ Chief Economist, Saul Eslake

 
 

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.

 
 

SA AICC Alliances Winter 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Trade Missions, Annual AICC/Hawke Centre Lecture, Upcoming Networking Events

 
 

SA YBF Alliances Winter 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Young Business Forum Events, Annual AICC/Hawke Centre Lecture, Mentoring Program, Member Secrets to my Success

 
 

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.

 
 

Lord Mayors Business Dinner May 2009

The AICC is a participant for the Lord Mayors Multi-Cultural Round Table, and on 29 May 2009 a group of AICC representatives, headed by our President Bob Bishop, attended the Lord Mayors Annual Business Dinner

 
 

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.

 
 

SA AICC Alliances Autumn 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Networking Events; AICC Research; New Members; Past Events Photo Gallery

 
 

SA YBF Alliances Autumn 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Networking Events; AICC Research; YBF Mentoring; New Members; Secrets to my Success; Past Events Photo Gallery

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Prof. Menachem Megidor, President and Dr. Charles Goodman, Chairman, Hebrew University, 27th November 2008

Prof. Menachem Megidor, President and Dr. Charles Goodman, Chairman, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, addressed a private boardroom lunch. The event was kindly co- sponsored by LJCB Investment Group and Monash University. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

SA AICC Alliances SUMMER 0809

IN THIS ISSUE: Introducing our new look & feel and Survey, Upcoming events for 2009

 
 

SA YBF Alliances SUMMER 0809

IN THIS ISSUE: Profiles on our YBF sponsors, Meet the YBF Committee & New Members, Secrets to My Success

 
 

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.

 
 

The Hon Tim Fischer AC, Ambassador to the Vatican, 11th November 2008

The Hon Tim Fischer AC, Ambassador to the Vatican, addressed a private boardroom lunch, on the 90th Armistice Day: John Monash of Jerilderie and Melbourne, His Legend in Military, Engineering and Education matters. The event was kindly co- sponsored by Monash University and Pratt foundation. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

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.

 
 

SA AICC Alliances SPRING 08

IN THIS ISSUE: Profiles on Ballast Stone Estate Wines, Fuji Xerox Australia & UniSA - Business Opportunities for Australasian Companies

 
 

SA YBF Alliances SPRING 08

IN THIS ISSUE: Profiles on our YBF sponsors, Meet the YBF Committee & New Members, Secrets to My Success

 
 

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.

 
 

Mr Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO, Tabcorp Limited, 27th August 2008

Mr Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO of Tabcorp Ltd, delivered a major keynote addressed in Melbourne. The event was kindly co- sponsored by Deloitte and Diamond Protection. Click on the heading for further information.

 
 

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.

 
 

YBF Behind the Scenes with Mike Smithson, Seven Network

Our Young Business Forum Members had a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the new Seven Network Studio on Wednesday 20 August 2008. The group was hosted by Mike Smithson, who gave us some insight into his varied career and showed us around the studios.

 
 

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.

 
 

Mr Ralph Norris, MD & CEO, Commonwealth Bank, July 16, 2008

Mr Ralph Norris, Managing Director & CEO for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia updated senior business executives on the 'Changing Face of Australian Banking'. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Adelaide and was sponsored by Optus.

 
 

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.

 
 

Mr Richard Goyder, MD & CEO, Wesfarmers Ltd, 14th July, 2008

Mr Richard Goyder, Managing Director and CEO of Westfarmers Limited, delivered a major keynote address in Melbourne. The event was kindly co- sponsored by Optus and Goldman Sachs JB Were. Click on the heading for pictures.

 
 

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.

 
 

Mr Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil - June 23, 2008

Mr Terry Davis, Group Managing Director for Coca-Cola Amatil updated senior business executives about 'Successful Consumer Goods Marketing in Australia'. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Adelaide and was sponsored by InfoTec Communications.

 
 

The AICC and Ashe Morgan Winthrop, 2008 Annual property Forum, 17th June, 2008

The AICC and Ashe Morgan Winthrop presented the Annual Property Overview for 2008. Some of Australia's most respected industry identities discussed counter cyclical opportunities in today's credit environment. Click on the heading for further information

 
 

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.

 
 

The Advertiser - April 14, 2008 11:30pm - MEREDITH BOOTH

WESTERN Australia's Water Corporation has spent $678 million in the past decade to almost double its storage capacity - half South Australia's water infrastructure spend over the same time.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.