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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:

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


At Seyfarth Shaw, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.


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.  


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;


 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;


AACC University Community Members

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)



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




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.

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New residents guide

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


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 for our guide and to learn more.


Beach Financial Group (BFG) is a commercial insurance broking & financial services practice that specializes in working with Australian businesses expanding to the US.

BFG has provided this service for 10+ years now, during which time many foreign businesses have relied us to navigate the complexities of the US insurance system. Our services include commercial and personal Insurance, group and individual benefit plans, life, 401 (K) and related services.

Joe Power runs the San Francisco office and is dual-licensed Australian and the US insurance broker. Please email any enquiries to:


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.


At Luxury Escapes we believe everyone deserves a great holiday. By partnering with some of the world’s best known and loved brands in travel we are changing the way you book and experience a holiday. Our global team of experts negotiate flash-sale luxury packages that are exclusive to Luxury Escapes members giving you and your family better value and a better escape. Most deals last no longer than two weeks, and new packages are offered every day.


Pangalo Group is boutique strategy and learning studio - a global force of unique collaborators, passionate about helping companies achieve peak performance. Pangalo Group structures your organization for growth while developing, engaging & helping retain your most powerful asset – PEOPLE. Our Passion Persuades ethos underpins everything we do, fuelling our expertise to build innovative, inclusive and culturally diverse businesses & teams.


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!


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.



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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