AmCham celebrates 50 years since South Australian office opening
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In celebration of 50 years since the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) South Australian chapter opened in Adelaide, a gala dinner was organised on May 25, 2018, featuring guest speaker Mrs Gina Rinehart. The event hosted around 350 people in total and celebrated the achievements of the chamber over the last 50 years, as well as just a celebration of everything positive about business around the world.
South Australian General Manager Robyn Houghton said the company was established as a way for businesses in America to gain access to Australia, and visa versa.
“It has morphed over the years into a general networking business chamber and a lot of the members are Australian businesses who don’t have business dealings in the USA,” she said.
During the event, mining magnate Mrs Gina Rineheart spoke about the influence the USA has had on Australia over the years, as well as the important role AmCham plays in maintaining a strong relationship between the nations.
AmCham acts as a middle point between the USA and Australia, by assisting with commerce, investment and personal links between the nations by providing members with access to networks, visibility, information and powers of advocacy.
The company was first established in Australia in 1961 and the organisation now has over 100 offices worldwide, and 21 of these are located in the Asia-Pacific region.