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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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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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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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Arkose Labs bankrupts the business model of fraud.  Recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor in Fraud and Authentication”, the company offers an industry-first warranty on account protection. Its AI-powered platform combines powerful risk assessments with dynamic attack response that undermines the ROI behind attacks, while improving good user throughput. Based in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Brisbane, Australia, London, UK and Tokyo, Japan, the company was honored as the 195th fastest growing companies in the United States on the 2021 Inc 5000 list.

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The San Francisco Bay Area is at the centre of global technology and innovation. The Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco focuses on investment attraction in key areas including digitech, cyber security, agritech and clean energy. Australian start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to access the Bay Area ecosystem can apply to participate in the Austrade-managed Landing Pad.

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Arkose Labs bankrupts the business model of fraud.  Recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor in Fraud and Authentication”, the company offers an industry-first warranty on account protection. Its AI-powered platform combines powerful risk assessments with dynamic attack response that undermines the ROI behind attacks, while improving good user throughput. Based in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Brisbane, Australia, London, UK and Tokyo, Japan, the company was honored as the 195th fastest growing companies in the United States on the 2021 Inc 5000 list.

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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.

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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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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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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:

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Founded in Sydney in 2014, Prezzee quickly became the gift card of choice. Our hero product, Prezzee Smart eGift Card, allows the gift recipient to choose from any 200+ brands on our platform, brands like Bloomingdales, Sephora, Nordstrom, Best Buy, or even split the gift card between multiple ones. And our 5-star rated app keeps all the cards and shopping experience in one place.

Our free business platform enables bulk sending of co-branded cards with no additional fees. It's a perfect gift for the holidays, welcoming new employees, recognizing a job well done, birthdays, anniversaries, and contests. Also, it's a great customer acquisition tool for marketers and salespeople.

Prezzee is all about the magic of giving and showing that the sender has thought about you. It's a gift you can't miss, and the entire experience is personalized. You can customize the design, include a message, and even upload a photo, video, or voice message for the recipient.

We bring fun, magic, and delightful surprise into digital gifting.
And we make it human.

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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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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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United is connecting people, uniting the world

  • United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers
  • A modern fleet which is the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers (when adjusted for cabin size)
  • Industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide
  • Optimal hub locations, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States
  • Approximately 70,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world

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Since 1896 we have been trusted advisors to successful people and businesses with complex legal needs, in good times and bad. An international law firm, we champion our clients’ interests, locally and globally, from offices across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Our practice areas range from estate planning & trusts, tax, immigration and residence strategies, corporate solutions, employment, real estate, internal investigations, dispute resolution, data privacy, intellectual property, art law, cryptocurrency and digital assets, and charities and philanthropy.

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‚ÄčArete 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. 

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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.  

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Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.

This is our calling. This is a new HP.

Keep reinventing.

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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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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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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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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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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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UpTrend Advisory is an Australian owned Chartered Accountant & U.S. CPA firm providing tax preparation and advisory services to Australians living across the United States. We have years of experience providing expert solutions to our clients and help ensure tax compliance in both the United States and Australia.

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Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organizations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1400 lawyers in 30 offices across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America, we're ready to help you wherever you are in the world.

Our San Francisco representative office provides US businesses with a full suite of legal services and advice related to matters in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, including international expansion and investments outside the US, intellectual property, disputes, data privacy, venture capital transactions, cross-border M&A, HR issues, complex restructuring and transformational projects and coordinated multi-jurisdictional services. Our on the ground presence and convenient base in the Pacific Time Zone allows us to be closer to our US clients, to help you navigate your legal requirements outside the US and meet your strategic objectives for doing business internationally.

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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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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iMatrix Systems provides a complete portfolio of wireless Humidity, Temperature, Air Quality, CO2 Sensors. “These are the sensors you have been looking for™”

In addition, the iMatrix Gateways enable all wireless sensor configuration, control, monitoring, and associated analytics to be managed through iMatrix’ proprietary and robust Cloud services.
 
iMatrix™ – “Monitored in the Cloud, Managed at the Edge™”

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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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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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Experience the timeless elegance of The St. Regis San Francisco, featuring recently refreshed guest rooms, suites, and a new bar. This Forbes 5-Star hotel in the SoMa District offers personalized service and elegant accommodations. Its location, in the heart of downtown’s arts district is the perfect vantage point to enjoy world class museums, shopping, and dining.

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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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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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We are excited to announce that Boomerang’s Australian Inspired Eats is the official pie of AACC San Francisco!

Boomerang’s Foods brings Aussie inspired food to your grocer’s frozen door. These savory pies are filled with delicious meat and veggies and wrapped in our signature flaky puff pastry. You can find Boomerang’s at Safeway, Whole Foods, and other fine retailers in the San Francisco area. Turn mealtime upside Down Under!

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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!

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The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia's most famed and respected winemakers.
To further your Penfolds wine experience, vintage release tasting notes are written by Penfolds winemakers at the time of release. Each tasting note describes the wine's nose, palate and color; the first marker of the wines journey in bottle. Each Penfolds wine has a unique history of which an excerpt is shared.

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We combine world-class winemaking with world-class brand marketing.

Treasury Wine Estates is one of the world's largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Through world-class winemaking and brand marketing, our business is focused on meeting evolving consumer interests across the globe, and on delivering sustainable growth. Everything we do is dedicated to realising our ambition of becoming the world's most admired premium wine company.

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The AACC is a not for Profit 501(c) 6 Chamber organization. Fed ID Number 94-2796034

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