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Due to the Covid 19-related social restrictions and state and county guidelines for hosting large events, the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, will host a smaller scale, re-imagined Retreat at Summit Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, CA in May, 2021.

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The Australian Retreat will bring together like-minded Australian leaders in the Bay Area. The AACC will use this platform to discuss life and business as we navigate a Covid-19 impacted world and the first phase of the new US administration. An afternoon of round tables will be planned for our guests to focus on the economic recovery, Australian investments and planning for the “new" normal.

The 2021 Australian Retreat will be held at Summit Skywalker Ranch, located in a unique setting hidden in the magnificent hills of Nicasio in Marin county. Your guests are welcome to join the business discussions or use this opportunity to experience the Skywalker Spa.

The proposed Retreat will begin on a Friday, involves an overnight stay and will continue through Saturday afternoon. While the Ranch has 56 guest suites that can accommodate a maximum of 112 attendees, our numbers will be subject to official guidelines.

The Retreat will be May 14-15.

Proposed Agenda

Friday 14 May 2021


From 2.00pm Guest arrival

Settle into suites

Use of Skywalker Ranch facilities

3.00pm Business Roundtables

6.30pm Pre-Dinner Wine Reception

8.00pm Dinner

10.00pm After Dinner drinks


Saturday 15 May 2021

8.00am Morning vinyasa yoga or Docent led hike to the Observatory

From 9.00am Breakfast and Business Roundtable

We are adding in specific business-oriented round table sessions to take place Friday afternoon, tentatively 3-5:30pm. We wanted the opportunity for guests to connect with one another and to share business ideas. These forums are under development and we would welcome feedback on any topics we could add to our agenda. 

(During this period, we envisaged that partners/spouses could use the spa or pool or explore the property, or if so inclined, could join the round tables)

12.00pm Guests depart 




Summit Skywalker Ranch

Skywalker Ranch offers guests bespoke hospitality and unparalleled access to exclusive private settings in California. Enjoy the vision of life and luxury highlighted by exceptional architecture, art, cuisine and wines. In an ambiance where every detail matters, with genuine service that is tailored to individual preferences and passions, your stay can be everything you imagine.

The Ranch is a working ranch that raises Wagyu cattle, farms produce from an organic garden, and an olive orchard. Several bee colonies provide honey from the 6000-acre estate. A 26-acre vineyard, established in 1991, produces award-winning Skywalker Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines.

Summit Skywalker Ranch has 56 guest suites, including two signature suites. Being a residence, there is the opportunity to customize each suite to ensure a sense of home.


Cost


AACC Benefactor Membership - $5,000

includes attendance to the Australian Retreat (2 ppl) and AACC Annual Benefactor Membership


Retreat Attendees - $2,900 per room

2 guests and includes all food/beverages


Signature Suite 

1,100 sqft is comparable to a one bedroom suite with separation between the bedroom and lounge.



Suites 

Range from 550 – 1,000 sq. ft. with a king or queen bed, lounge area, bar, custom en-suites and more.


Common Spaces

with high ceilings and natural light are perfect for activities as diverse as gathering, business, dining, entertainment, relaxation and wellness.


David Lean Theater

For keynote speakers, inspiring presentations, TED Talks and even the showing of a classic film, the David Lean Theater seats 206 and will capture the audience’s attention.



The Gallery

Curated Art Gallery showing hand selected pieces from a personal collection of Narrative Art & Movie artifacts.



The Spa

A five-treatment room spa to enjoy along with a fitness center, yoga studio and a three-lane lap pool.


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