APCAC Washington Doorknock 2019

Washington DC, USA | 14 - 19 July 2019

Access Key Decisions Makers and Thought Leaders!


The recent U.S. Mid Term elections, seen by many as a referendum on the Trump Administration and the direction of the country, witnessed a shift in power with the Democrats gaining control of the House while the Republicans consolidated their hold in the Senate.  

What does this mean for our region, in particular Australia? How much harder will it be for the Trump Administration to enact desired tax cuts and immigration restrictions? Will U.S. Trade Policy change? 

In what is already proving to be a critical juncture in American politics, AmCham Australia is pleased to offer your business the opportunity to send a representative on the AmCham Washington Doorknock, taking place from 14-19 July 2019.

Join AmCham Australia's CEO, April Palmerlee, for the Doorknock and special Australia focused meetings.

Even if your business has government relations people in the U.S, this is still an important opportunity for leaders from Australia to take their place at the policy table and come face-to-face with key industry leaders and agencies including the Department of Commerce, and some of the most influential players in Congress. 

We also plan to meet with experts and analysts from major think tanks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, counterparts from other Asia-Pacific AmChams, the Australian Ambassador to the U.S. and his Washington team, and more.  

Hearing directly from businesses operating on the ground in Australia is an essential ingredient for lawmakers to understand the knock on effects of trade and investment decisions made in Washington. This year, AmCham will advocate for reforms that matter most to our businesses: new directions in trade, the treatment of Australian investment in the U.S, the double taxation treaty, IP protection, the digital economy, and initiatives that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Australia. 


July 14 Doorknock Welcome Orientation Briefing
Cocktail Reception 
July 15 All Day Meetings with the Trump Administration
July 16 All Day Meetings with Think Tanks, Opinion Leaders and Congress
July 17 All Day Meetings with Congress
Delegation Dinner
July 18-19 Roundtable Discussion at the Australian Embassy, with Ambassador Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the U.S. (TBC)
Meeting with Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Society (CNAS) (TBC)
Roundtable Discussion with the U.S. Chamber's Australia Working Group (TBC)
And More...  

For more information, please contact AmCham to express your interest on 02 8031 9000 or via amieomahony@amcham.com.au . 

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone within your organisation or networks who you think might be interested in this event.



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