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World Refugee Day

Posted on 20/06/2019

World Refugee Day is held on June 20th each year and seeks to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees who are forced to flee from their home due to well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion,

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Is there a business case for creating a better traveler experience?

Posted on 12/06/2019

People tend to have a very glamorous view of business travel – flying business class, five-star hotels, lobster dinners, piling up the points, cutting epic deals. But as people who have travelled frequently for work for well over a decade, we assure

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Why You Should Join a Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 24/05/2019

In a nutshell, a chamber of commerce is a member organisation that organises and promotes the common interests of a business community. But what exactly does a chamber of commerce do? And why should you join one – that is, what’s in it for you? We de

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted on 21/03/2019

I was born and grew up in Durban, during apartheid South Africa, immigrating to Australia 16 years ago. I remember my parents and extended family recounting the story of the 21st of March, 1960 when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peace

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Elements of Trust

Posted on 18/03/2019

Trust is hard earned and easily lost.

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International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2019

Posted on 4/03/2019

The NSW Diversity and Inclusion committee would like to take moment to recognize the significance of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 and honour the people who have worked tirelessly to promote this day of recognition for more than 100 years. #I

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Diversity and Inclusion: A Personal Account

Posted on 4/03/2019

In 2019, AmCham’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be bringing you stories throughout the year acknowledging key dates in the Diversity and Inclusion calendar. Here is one from Patrick Jordon, Human Resources Director, Coca-Cola South Pacific.

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Six Must-Have Skills for Leaders in the Digital Economy

Posted on 15/10/2018

Computer technology has been a mainstay of business since the 1980s. In those formative years technology automated or streamlined business processes, provided back-office muscle and generally achieved efficiency and productivity improvements.

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Considerations for Supply Contracts During Trade Tensions

Posted on 12/10/2018

Shifts in supply chains are becoming more common as the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed between the US and China continue on without an end in sight. And China and the US are not the only countries imposing increased tariffs as well as non-tariff barrier

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U.S. Supreme Court Gives States the Right to Tax On-Line Sales

Posted on 20/09/2018

It’s not every day that a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court could have a direct and potentially costly impact on Australian businesses making sales to U.S. customers.

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How to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome

Posted on 25/06/2018

3 steps to overcoming the Impostor Syndrome

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Why You May Want a Woman Running Your Company

Posted on 22/06/2018

Competitive advantage is a big deal. And the ability to focus your team around a singular mission is crucial. But do you have the right person leading the charge? That’s the question!

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Be the Change You Wish to See... in the Workplace

Posted on 21/06/2018

The importance of Ghandi's infamous quote "Be the change you wish to see in this world" and how to apply it in your workplace.

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“Netwalking” with Robbert Rietbroek, CEO of PepsiCo ANZ

Posted on 7/06/2018

Last week, some of our AmCham NEXT: Network for Future Leaders Committee caught up with Robbert Rietbroek, Chief Executive and SVP of PepsiCo group of companies Australia and New Zealand, and the Pacific, in a new program called "netwalking" to chat

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Cyber Security: What it Means and How to Attain it

Posted on 7/06/2018

Every second, 122 records are lost due to cyber-attacks. However, many of these breaches can often go unnoticed for months, and unreported for years. Why is cyber security so important? How will data breaches affect your business as well as personal

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How To Succeed in the Life and Career You Want

Posted on 29/05/2018

Nuggets of wisdom from Andy Fell at AmCham's NEXT: Network for Future Leaders event: How to Succeed in the Life and Career You Want

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AmCham Tourism Committee: Riding the Wave of International Demand

Posted on 26/03/2018

As the world becomes more interconnected and developed, people around the globe have found it easier than ever to travel and do business at the international level. Due to Australia’s welcoming people, beautiful beaches, serene landscapes, and abilit

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Branch vs subsidiary - setting up your business in Australia

Posted on 6/03/2018

One of the most common questions from US businesses wanting to establish in Australia is whether they should set up a foreign branch office or an Australian subsidiary. ​This article from AmCham member Penguin Management outlines the key considera

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Recap: SelectUSA Investment Dialogue

Posted on 19/02/2018

Last Friday, AmCham's CEO April Palmerlee was invited to be a panellist at the SelectUSA US-Australia Investment Dialogue along with Simon Jackman (CEO at United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney), James Carouso (Charge d’Affaires at

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Bright days ahead in US market for Efic client Pared Eyewear

Posted on 23/01/2018

There’s no doubt that exporting offers an excellent opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses to grow and expand sales. For many SMEs, the United States remains their first export market. AmCham member Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped

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Posted on 29/03/2019

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Posted on 3/04/2018

How Business Really Works: Digital Journey with Moe Ali

What's new in technology and how can your business stay ahead of the game? Moe Ali, Group Vice President of Gartner ANZ, talks to Duff about cyber-security, the importance of incorporating technology insights and information to the core of business m

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