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AmCham Business Luncheon

"Oil - South Australia's Future?"

When: Friday 21 October
Time: 11:45 to 2pm
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre


Matt Doman


Reg Nelson, South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG)

Professor Peter McCabe, Head of School, The Australian School of Petroleum,
The University of Adelaide  

Matthew Doman, Director SA/NT for Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (AAPEA)

Oil giants Chevron, Santos and Statoil are pursuing plans to explore one of the world’s largest potential oil resources in the Great Australian Bight. With a trillion dollar potential the exploitation of the Bight could be a game changer for the South Australian economy. What are the benefits for business and government? How do SA companies offer their products and services? How do we exploit this potential resource for the benefit of the community? What are the risks?

Despite BP’s decision not to progress with exploration activity, the resource and opportunities remain. BOOK NOW

Find out the story from our expert panel.  Is South Australia the new Texas? 

SAMPEG was appointed in 2004 to promote SA's resource potential. The state government is willing to back investors in the resources sector in a tangible and substantial way.

The Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) at The University of Adelaide is a world-class centre for petroleum education, training and research.

APPEA represents Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry. Its member companies account for an estimated 98 per cent of Australia’s petroleum production.


AmCham Adelaide Business School Luncheon

"What is Nanotechnology and Why Should I Care?" 

When: Thursday 3 November
Time: 11:45 to 2pm
Where: InterContinental Adelaide


Prof. Wendy J. Umberger, 
Executive Director, Centre for Global Food & Resources, 
The University of Adelaide

Patrick Rechsteiner, General Manager of Retail & Buying, Australian Fashion Labels

Prof. Mark Hutchinson, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP). 

What is nanotechnology and why should I care? Because it’s going to change everything. How can something so small (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter!) possibly have the sort of effect that scientists and futurologists are predicting?

Nanotechnology is helping scientists make our homes, cars, and businesses more energy-efficient through new fuel cells, batteries, and solar panels. It is also helping to find ways to purify drinking water and to detect and clean up environmental waste and damage.

Nanomaterials are being tested for use in food packaging to greatly improve shelf life and safety. Nanosensors to detect food-borne pathogens are also being developed for food packaging. New nanomaterials will be stronger, lighter, and more durable than the materials we use today in buildings, bridges, automobiles, and more.

All of this means change - disruption and business opportunities. How will you profit from these breakthroughs?


AmCham Business Luncheon

"Agriculture on a High in South Australia"

When: Friday 25 November
Time: 11:45 to 2pm
Where: InterContinental Adelaide


Tim Krause Andreas Clark


Tim Krause, General Manager, Viterra Operations
Andreas Clark, CEO, Wine Australia
Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agriculture, KPMG

GRAINS WINE MEAT - how can you profit?

Agriculture is South Australia’s most significant industry, worth over $17.1 billion annually and supplying premium food and wine to the world. SA produce contributes 35% of the state’s total merchandise exports and contributed a record $25 billion to the state’s economy in 2015. Major markets include Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the United States.

Chinese demand for Australian minerals may be slowing but demand for Australian food and agricultural products is predicted to grow. While the debate rages on whether Australia is or is not the “food bowl of Asia”, there’s no question Australia’s reputation as a clean and safe “brand” positions it well as a key supplier of premium food. However, significant investment in the Australian agriculture sector is urgently needed to increase its food production and maintain its competitiveness through the improvement in supply chain and infrastructure.

Hear our expert panel discuss how to leverage these opportunities and what we need to do as a State.

Past Events


AmCham Adelaide Business School Luncheon

"What Will The Next Generation of Computers Do For Business?"

What do super and quantum computers mean for supply chains? And what does big data and machine learning mean for ‘customized’ demand?

Super computing is already influencing food production, transport and logistics, consumer buying patterns, almost every aspect of our life, and it’s still just a baby in terms of potential applications. From a small business perspective the merging of super-computing, big data and cloud based applications means that small business can have the same access as global corporations. Learn how this will affect your business.

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AmCham Business Breakfast

"John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to Australia"

John Berry presented his credentials to Governor-General Quentin Bryce on September 25, 2013, becoming the 25th Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia. As Ambassador, he seeks to strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance, which has served as an anchor of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world for more than sixty years; to increase bilateral trade investment; and to deepen cultural, scientific and environmental cooperation between the United States and Australia. 

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AmCham Business Luncheon

"Where are SA's jobs Coming From?"

With SA’s manufacturing base under threat where will our future jobs come from? Hear our expert panel discuss the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for South Australia. Are you positioning your business for the future - or the past?

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