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powering human progress takes energy

It’s only human to want a better life, and we need reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner energy to get there. To provide this energy, we believe in the power of human ingenuity to lead us to a brighter future.

we define energy in human terms

Access to energy helps improve lives by driving human progress and enabling the benefits of modern society. That’s why we’re constantly working to provide reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner energy for the millions around the world that rely on us.

we believe humanity can solve any challenge

Our greatest resource is our people. Their ingenuity, creativity and collaboration have met the complex challenges of energy’s past. Together, we’ll take on the future.

we deliver results responsibly

We’re leaders in energy because we value responsibility, trust and integrity. This unwavering dedication to quality drives our company culture and will keep us ahead for years to come.

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Fast’s mission is to make buying online faster, safer, and easier for everyone. Its Fast Login and Fast Checkout product enable a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience that makes it easier for people to buy and merchants to sell. The company’s products work on any browser, device, or platform for consistent, stress-free purchasing, either on a merchant's own domain or through headless checkout on any other website. Fast invests heavily in its user privacy and security, with a Zero Frau Guarantee on chargebacks for sellers. Headquartered in San Francisco, Fast is a privately held company founded by Domm Holland and Allison Barr Allen and funded by Stripe, Addition, Index Ventures, Susa Ventures, and Sugar Capital.

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Insightly provides customer relationship management software for businesses of all sizes across a range of industries such as manufacturing, consulting, professional services, media and advertising, non-profit, technology and others. With more than 1.5 million users and over 25,000 companies worldwide, Insightly is the world’s most popular CRM software for Google and Office 365 users.
Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Insightly is backed by $50 million in funding from leading venture capital firms such as Emergence Capital Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Scott Bommer and Sozo Ventures.

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Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities.

Being bold and innovative characterizes our approach and doing what matters defines our intent.

We create award-winning urban precincts, new communities for older people and young families just starting out, retail precincts, and work places to the highest sustainability standards. We are also privileged to create essential civic and social infrastructure including state-of-the-art hospitals, universities and stadiums around the world.

Lendlease has been entrusted with many projects of public, cultural and social significance: constructing the Sydney Opera House, creating the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, and restoring and renovating historic buildings such as London’s Tate Britain and National Theatre.

As we expand our experience and our footprint, we aspire to continue creating places people want and care about, and providing value for securityholders and the broader community.

Headquartered in Sydney, our people are located in four operating regions: Australia, Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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Origin is one of Australia's leading energy companies, exploring, generating and delivering energy to over 4 million customer accounts. Our purpose – getting energy right for our customers, communities and planet – drives everything we do.

As Australia's largest energy retailer, we have an important role to play in providing electricity, natural gas, solar and LPG to Australian communities and work every day to make energy more affordable, more sustainable, smarter and easier for our customers.

We are committed to leading the transition to a cleaner energy future and believe our company, and the energy industry more broadly, should be at the forefront of action to reduce carbon emissions. Origin was the first Australian company to set an emissions reduction target endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – aiming to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 2032, as we work towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Through the Origin Energy Foundation, we support programs that use education to help break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young Australians to reach their potential, contributing more than $27 million to support community organisations since 2010.

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Swyft Automated Retail
Disruptive, innovative, scalable and efficient

Swyft’s high-profile automated retail channel expands your sales, increases profits and enhances your brand through consistent user experiences that you will be proud of. Swyft is the disruptive turn-key automated retail channel for brands, retailers, franchise vend operators and enterprises to innovatively engage with users. Our solution incorporates specifically designed automated retail hardware, a robust and scalable SaaS platform that leverages the Internet of Things, and finely-tuned managed services to ensure a scalable, cost-effective, and efficient go-to-market implementation.

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In Tasmania, we protect our environment. We draw on our culture of invention and enterprise.

As a result, everything we grow and make here is different.

Taste the difference in our food and drinks. Wear the difference in our wool and hemp. Pierce the waves on our catamarans. Design with our apps. Shoot a Hollywood film with our camera kits. Traverse Antarctica on one of our sleds.

If you want it renewable, you want it Tasmanian. We produce 100 per cent renewable energy and aim to be 200 per cent by 2040.

If you want to trade with Tasmania and experience the quiet pursuit of the extraordinary, please contact our Trade Advocate, Emily Minson at emily.minson@trade.tas.gov.au and visit: trade.tasmanian.com.au

Emily Minson,

Trade Advocate


E: emily.minson@trade.tas.gov.au

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Arete Wealth Strategists is a cross border wealth management firm for Australian / American expats. We bring strategy, structure, clarity, confidence and compliance to our clients’ global financial lives and keep it that way. We take a holistic view of our client's financial situation with an emphasis on helping them meet their life goals. We align with clients who see the purpose of money as a means to enhance their own and their families’ well-being. We view our success as maximizing return on life, not simply your return on investment. 

CSIRO is Australia's pre-eminent national science organization, accelerating innovation through global science. By facilitating relationships that connect Australian researchers with U.S. projects, CSIRO expedites mutually beneficial opportunities for scientific advances. With more than 3,700 patents, 300 licenses and 450 spin-out companies, CSIRO collaborates to turn big ideas into disruptive products.

World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century.  







We are the San Francisco office for New South Wales (NSW) Trade & Investment – an Australian State Government economic development agency.

We assist:

• US companies expanding to Sydney and NSW

• Sydney and NSW companies exporting to the US market

You can also visit our websites for more general information on investing in Sydney and New South Wales, and programs for NSW exporters:

www.sydneyaustralia.com

www.business.nsw.gov.au

In this age of 'big company' buyouts, increasing consolidation and mass production, Old Bridge Cellars brings you a group of Australian winemakers who retain their belief in artisan winemaking. Respecting the land and with minimal intervention in the winery, their wines remain true to the soils from which they come.

We see as our mission the promotion of Australia's  'real wines', championing those winemakers who give everything in their pursuit of truly distinctive, regionally defined styles that sit comfortably with the world's best. And who believe they can do it even better again next vintage!

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) in North America oversees the trade and investment portfolio across the North American markets of the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.

TIQ in North America has a focus on attracting investment into Queensland priority sectors such as synthetic biology, bio-industrial, renewable energy and innovative technologies. In addition, the agency advises and supports Queensland companies with their market entry and growth strategy for the North American markets and promotes Queensland’s capabilities across those key sectors.

Contact: Viki Forrest 

Viki.Forrest@tiq.qld.gov.au


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King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.

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Spott Lucey & Wall is a local CPA firm providing a full range of taxation and attestation services. We have over 30 years of experience assisting our domestic and international business and individual clients manage their demanding cross border transactions. We offer our clients extensive technical skills and resources to provide solutions to complex business issues. Our professional staff has been specially trained with the quality and depth of knowledge to help our clients succeed.  

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Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business. We have been operating in the Americas for over 25 years under the Telstra Enterprise division, which provides data and IP transit, internet connectivity, network application services such as unified communications and cloud, and managed services to over 500 businesses in 160 cities in the region.

Our products and services are supported by one of the largest fiber optic submarine cable systems reaching Asia-Pacific and beyond, with licenses in Asia, Europe and the Americas, and access to more than 2,000 points-of-presence around the world. Through our unparalleled network reach and reliability as well as market-leading customer service and expertise, we connect businesses in the Americas to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, including China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, and Australia. For more information;

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SoftIron creates superior appliances for scale-out data centers – private and public cloud, and enterprise scale facilities. The appliances radically improve industry-standard performance on all critical metrics including: density, efficiency, capacity, speed and heat emission.All design, firmware, and manufacturing is done in-house in Newark, California, under the strictest controls. Notably, SoftIron is the only manufacturer offering auditable provenance on every single appliance it supplies. This is the foundation stone of security.
SoftIron is a venture-backed company. Our investors are recognized visionaries in their fields and are committed to SoftIron as a long-term project. The core team has worked together over many years, creating many successful IT projects. This shared history has fostered a culture that is dynamic, collegiate and rigorous in equal measure. SoftIron’s design and manufacturing breakthroughs in the core categories of storage, transcoding and network switching evidence that this time-honed approach works well.

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 Melbourne, Victoria is Australia's tech capital.
With a lifestyle that is envied around the world, Melbourne is home to one of the Asia Pacific's leading technology and startup clusters, offering access to deep talent (highest number tech graduates in the country) through its world-class education system and superior infrastructure. The Government of Victoria is committed to building capability and supporting a growing network of investors, accelerators, incubators and technology parks.

The Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) in San Francisco is your single point of entry for tech investment in Melbourne and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your business needs and provide services that will allow your company to build a strong business future in Asia Pacific.

For more information or to contact our VGBO Americas team, please;

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Aussie Recruit helps companies to hire impressive Australian talent in the US. Aussie Recruit also helps companies in or expanding to Australia, to hire talented returning expats.

There are thousands of talented Australians living and working in the US, or are ready to relocate here. Australians who move across the world are incredibly resourceful, creative, pro-active, and have a can-do attitude.

Aussie Recruit gives companies a competitive edge in hiring by showing you how easy it is to hire Australians in the US, and by providing you with access to a truly overlooked and untapped talent pool. Aussie Recruit also helps companies in or expanding to Australia, to hire talented returning expats. 

Roughly 50% of Aussie Recruit's candidates in the US already have US work authorization. Australians however, have access to the special E-3 Visa (for Australians only). It's affordable, a simple and quick process and allows them to work for you 2 years at a time (renewable).

Aussie Recruit helps you to hire candidates across all roles and levels, including software engineering, marketing, product, sales, legal, finance and operations. Candidates range from full-time to part-time, flexible, remote and contractor. Aussie Recruit helps companies across a variety of industries, including Tech, Retail, hospitality, Healthcare, Professional Services and Real Estate.

A few testimonials can be found here.

Amy Meyer,

Founder,

Aussie Recruit & Australians In SF Bay Area


E: amy@aussierecruitsf.com


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Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in researchlearning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

Todd St Vrain

Regional Manager,

North America (USA & Canada)


E: todd.stvrain@unimelb.edu.au


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Deakin University, Melbourne was established in 1974 and continues to climb the world rankings as a world class teaching and research institution.  With four physical campuses and an innovative Cloud Campus (online), Deakin welcomes over 60,000 students from around the world. As a young,  progressive and open-minded university, Deakin prides itself on providing excellent student experiences including practical and work integrated learning opportunities, and enhances the learning environment with bespoke digital solutions.  From world class research to high quality teaching, Deakin provides an approachable setting in which students and academics thrive.

Tori Ellenberger
Director, North America

E: t.ellenberger@deakin.edu.au

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AACC Business Members






Welcome to the United States. Whether your stay here is temporary or you’re relocating permanently, Bank of the West is here to help you navigate many of the financial and logistical issues you might experience as a new resident.

Part of BNP Paribas — one of the top 10 wealth managers worldwide — Bank of the West offers you the local, highly personalized service and banking knowledge you’ll find helpful here in the U.S., coupled with global resources and perspective. Nonresidents, expatriates and international hires have unique needs, we bring you something other banks don’t: the credit flexibility you need to start building your financial life here, whether it’s a credit card or an auto loan.

We want to help you make the most of your new opportunity, so if you’d like more information, know that your Bank of the West team is at your service.

More information


Overview Credit Cards


Checking Account
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New residents guide


please don’t hesitate to reach out to June Tan at June.Tan@bankofthewest.com, or by calling 1-415-471-9234.  Learn more below.

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We have developed a comprehensive setting up guide for companies looking to do business in Australia. Australia is a diverse, multicultural country that offers foreign investors a robust, well-regulated economy, advanced infrastructure and a stable political environment making it an attractive place to invest and do business. Bird & Bird can provide the range of expertise and insights you require to expand into new global markets, from business model design and corporate structuring to local regulatory requirements and restrictions. Contact maya.mancuso@twobirds.com for our guide and to learn more.

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At Littler, our unparalleled commitment to labor and employment law helps our clients navigate a complex business world with nuanced legal issues – building better solutions for their toughest challenges.

How do we do it? By harnessing our deep experience and expansive resources that are local everywhere. By recruiting a diverse team of the brightest minds and fostering a culture that celebrates original thinking. By disrupting the status quo with bold, groundbreaking innovation – all in service to our clients. Because at Littler, we’re fueled by ingenuity and inspired by you.

With a singular focus on labor and employment law, our team is better equipped to serve your business.

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E&M Mayock practices the full range of U.S. immigration law and specializes in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The firm, founded by James R. Mayock in 1995 in San Francisco, provides individual and corporate immigration legal services.

Our firm works with small to large businesses across all industry sectors. We utilize our experience to develop winning immigration strategies to assist clients in recruiting and retaining their employees.

We specialize in facilitating visa issuance abroad at U.S. consular posts around the world. E&M makes the hiring of international personnel a competitive advantage. E&M has enjoyed a long history of serving individual clients and our expertise in individual matters allows us to offer a greater complement of services to our corporate clients.

CEOs and managers usually have spouses, significant others and/or children in need of immigration benefits as well. We offer our services to individuals and families, to start-up businesses, to prestigious institutions and Fortune 500 companies and to non-profit organizations.

Whether you are a company looking to take advantage of international talent or a foreign national wanting to reunite with family, we have the expertise to assist you in attaining your goals.

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Nada Djomehri, Realtor®
CalDRE License: #02108915
Nada Djomehri Group at Compass Real Estate
578 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 U.S.A


Intune Collective is a Human Transformation + Business Development Company building capacity and consciousness of leaders while addressing complex business challenges. We provide consulting, coaching, strategic planning, leadership/team development, and branding to mid-level and funded start-up companies in healthcare, CPG, technology, retail, education, and other industries.


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Polyglot Group is a global growth partner, dedicated to helping businesses grow globally over 20 years.

We do so by providing tailored, human-centric services to nurture every business’s greatest asset: their people. We offer everything from Business Setup to Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Payroll Outsourcing, and Language Support.

With a global footprint and network spanning over 9 time zones, our mission is to empower businesses of all shapes & sizes to thrive and prosper.

Our US team, based out of our American HQ in California, specialises in nurturing human capital from the inside of the business.
Our experts source and place top talent for a suite of innovative and forward-thinking industries: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Hi-Tech, and Software & Hardware Engineering, among others.

Present on 4 continents, 6 countries & 12 cities and speaking over 30 languages, we are your password to the world!

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We help Australian and other international companies develop sustainable revenue in North America! In this role, we partner with conscientious entrepreneurs, executives, and policymakers who want to understand, develop, and deploy useful technologies that create positive outcomes for our communities. 

We provide business development services and recommendations to help our clients navigate the artificial intelligence ( AI ), blockchain automation, and augmented reality ( VR ) landscapes.

WE GROW TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES > PRODUCING SUSTAINABLE, POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CLIENTS AND COMMUNITIES.

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Originally from Australia, Bill Williamson and his wife Dawn had been lovers of wine long before creating their California winery.Bill no doubt, enjoys challenging the status quo.

“We wanted to create wines that represent a true luxury brand and to share them with those who recognize that brand as having value.

Williamson wines are only available to an elite group of customers via their wine club. Their customer network ranges from individuals and families to professionals and business leaders.

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Known for its epic technology scene, avant-garde spirit and cosmopolitan ethos, San Francisco is a destination unlike any other. Embodying the originality of the city, W San Francisco places guests in the epicenter of it all, steps from downtown must-sees like SFMOMA, Chinatown and Oracle Park.

Get cozy in guest rooms and suites boasting sweeping views of downtown or steal the scene with 12,000 square feet of spectacular venue space. Get your heart pumping at FIT®, a sleek fitness destination, and refuel anytime at TRACE, a farm-to-table restaurant. Let the evening descend and experience the vibrant downtown energy with craft cocktails and live DJ beats at the Living Room Bar.

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