Jun, 06 2011
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AAA Hosts Lunch with US Consul General Michael Thurston in Melbourne

On 2 June, the AAA hosted a roundtable discussion over lunch with US Consul General Michael Thurston.

Senior-level Melbourne business leaders were invited to share in the opportunity to discuss the latest political and business developments with the Consul General.


Simon-Kucher & Partners Hosts Pricing Strategy Forum

On 21 June, global consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners will host its first Pricing Strategy Forum in Sydney. Attendees will gain insights from the world’s leading pricing consultancy and from Michael Smith, Managing Director - Consumer Division, Optus. Company founder and internationally esteemed bestseller author Hermann Simon will present the secrets of success for Hidden Champions, unknown world market leaders, and explain what large corporations can learn from them.

The forum is part of Simon-Kucher & Partners’ Sydney office opening celebrations.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Venue: Sheraton, Phillip Room - 161 Elizabeth Street
RSVP: click here

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Fragomen Holds Immigration Breakfast Session

In partnership with the AAA, Fragomen hosted a free immigration breakfast session on 31 May on Global Mobility - moving employees between Australia and the US.

Immigration experts discussed the options, pathways and processes involved for sponsoring companies who wish to employ foreign nationals to Australia or to the US and employment law obligations for overseas employees.

For more information on this topic, please visit Fragomen's website by clicking here.


AAA Launches Melbourne Corporate Programme Series

AAA, along with event host Invest Victoria launched its Melbourne Corporate Programme Series on 10 May. Guests, including US Consul General Michael Thurston enjoyed hearing of the corporate benefits available to VIC organisations. Additionally, Fellowship Alumnus Shaun Howard gave an enlightening presentation on his experience coming from the US to work with CSIRO.

For more information on the Melbourne Corporate Programme Series, please email


AAA Treasurer Greg Medcraft Appointed to Chair ASIC

In a media release on 3 May The Hon Wayne Swan MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, announced the appointment of Greg Medcraft as ASIC Chairman.

Mr Medcraft joined ASIC as a Commissioner in February 2009, taking responsibility for the oversight of investment banking, investment managers, super funds and financial advisers.

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New Corporate Member

AAA is proud to welcome its newest corporate member, Fidelity.

Fidelity is a trusted global leader in investment management, its primary business. Fidelity manages A$263 billion* in assets for millions of investors - from individuals to major institutions. Established in 1969, they have offices in 23 countries and employ over 4,700 people.

Fidelity has invested in Australian equities for over 35 years. Their Australian-based team is backed by one of the largest proprietary research teams in the world covering more than 90% of the world's largest listed companies.  *As at 31 March 2011.

To find out more about Fidelity, click here.


Costco is coming to Sydney - July 2011!


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14 June: SYDNEY 'Innovate Like Edison' Michael Gelb Seminar

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17 June: MELBOURNE AWA American Independence Day Ball


23-24 June: SYDNEY Harvard Club of Australia 'Capturing the Power of Negotiation' Workshop

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2 July: SYDNEY 4th of July Celebration

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Date: Saturday, 2 July 2011
Time: 4:00 pm until late
Venue: City Hotel - 347 Kent Street
Cost: Free
Dress: American Theme - prizes for best dressed!
RSVP: online or Facebook

All are welcome to join in celebrating Red, White & Blue. Enjoy door prizes, giveaways, charity raffle, trivia, live DJ, American food made by Americans and much more!


20 July: SYDNEY Women's Pioneer Society of Australasia Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: Royal Automobile Club - 89 Macquarie Street
Cost: $27 per person

Dr Maurine Goldston-Morris OAM will discuss the Morris family of Morrisania at a luncheon hosted by the Women's Pioneer Society of Australasia. The talk includes ancestors of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence.


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