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12 March 2018  




Registration for our lunch with ANZ Group CEO Shayne Elliott is now open. Shayne plays an active role in promoting Australian economic growth, social progress and public policy development. Part of our flagship Excellence in Leaders series, tickets for the lunch are selling fast so click here to purchase a table or individual seat.

You might have seen this article about the potential changes to the Employment Act, it looks as though there could be some quite significant impact for business. Our workshop this Thursday will be a valuable chance to learn more about this and start to plan for the changes. Register here now.

At our Economic Outlook event earlier this month Khoon Goh, Head of Asia Research for ANZ had some really interesting insights into the Singapore Budget, if you’re interested to learn more you can check out one of his recent articles here.  

Kind Regards,

Kate Baldock, Executive Director







Employment Act Workshop
In Conversation With Kristian Livolsi, Entrepreneur in Residence at ThincLab Adelaide   Emerging Markets Panel Discussion - Focus on the Greater Mekong   Risk Management & Resilience Building - Future Proofing Workshop

Thurs 15 Mar 2018 

4.00 - 6.00pm

Servcorp, CapitaGreen 

Thurs 22 Mar 2018 

6.00 - 8.00pm

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare 

Tues 27 Mar 2018 

7.30 - 9.30am

Grand Residence 1, Grand Hyatt Singapore 

Thurs 5 Apr 2018

8.30 - 10.00am

Servcorp, CapitaGreen

During this session, Ashurst partner George Cooper and ADT Law managing director Dawn Tan will discuss the MOM's proposed amendments, the reaction of the NTUC and the possible impact of the proposed changes on Australian businesses operating in Singapore.    Kristian is a founder or partner in more than 20 companies in varies industries. Kristian helps individuals and companies define their purpose, establish outcomes and increase revenue.His experience encompasses obstacles, victories, success, failure and renewal.    From feedback we've received, a number of our members are considering branching out to expand their businesses into countries in this region. We have brought together a panel of experts to share their insights on the business landscape in the Greater Mekong.    At this workshop Alison Hughes from PACE First will be talking about the issues that are facing our business leaders and the new innovations in education, training and risk management that are aimed at SMEs, schools, universities and workforces. 

Excellence in Leaders with Shayne Elliott, ANZ Group CEO    Joint Networking Evening with Britcham Singapore   In Conversation With Annette Edmondson, Australian Professional Cyclist    Luncheon with Elizabeth Proust AO, Chairman, AICD

Wed 11 Apr 2018

12.00 - 2.00pm

The Gallery, Grand Hyatt Singapore


Thurs 12 Apr 2018

6.30 - 8.30pm


Thurs 19 Apr 2018

6.00 - 8.00pm

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare

Thurs 26 Apr 2018

12.00 - 2.00pm

Auditorium, AmCham


ANZ Group CEO Shayne Elliott plays an active role in promoting Australian economic growth, social progress and public policy development .Shayne will discuss the crucial steps of shaping strategy in a changing environment, leading through change, and the opportunities from the Australia-ASEAN relationship.


 Annette Edmondson was recently nominated as the 2018 Women in Business Ambassador for Finlaysons Lawyers. As the first ever Ambassador, Annette will lead to inspire and provide an inspiring forum to discuss ideas and opportunities on women’s equality in the workforce.


 This April AustCham partners with BritCham to host a special networking evening. 


 Join us for an exclusive luncheon with Elizabeth Proust AO Chairman from Australian Institute of Company Directors. In a keynote presentation, Elizabeth will explore the issues of trust, culture, diversity and board composition.










Future Ready Forum 2018

Technological change impacts us every day and its pace keeps accelerating. The need for constant and ongoing organisational transformation adds another dimension of challenges for leaders. Your ability to lead the company of the future matters and the first step to succeed in a rapidly evolving employment landscape is to champion continuous learning and to develop internal capabilities. Future Ready Forum 2018 by SMU Executive Development is organised with the objective of empowering executives for the future and leading transformative culture in their organisations. The 2 day programme will be held on 22-23 March at the SMU Campus. 


   NEW MEMBERS           
  Gold Corporate Member   Corporate Member   Corporate Member      

Andrew Brown

Regional Head Research and Analysis

ANZ Banking Group Limited


Caroline Berube

Managing Partner

HJM Asia Law & Co LLC

Kelly Vouvoussiras


HJM Asia Law & Co LLC
 MEMBERSHIP REWARDS                       


The Bespoke Club are offering AustCham members 15% off storewide


AustCham members enjoy 15% off total food bill. Valid for international Buffet only at The Square Restaurant. 


AustCham members enjoy 15% off a range of business administrative services at Law In Order Singapore. 





Current opportunities include : 

  • Advertising and Sponsorship Manager 
  • Membership and Account Executive

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