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Australia Day Gala.... featuring

Richard Clapton

Richard Clapton is an Australian singer-songwriter, producer and guitarist from Sydney, New South Wales. His solo top 20 hits on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart are "Best Years of our Lives", "Girls on the Avenue" and "I Am an Island". In 1999 Richard Clapton was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Damian Smith and Dani Ingram

Damian one of Australia's most accomplished male ballet dancers, although many Australian audience members may have never heard of him. That’s because Damian Smith has spent the last two-and-a-half decades making a name for himself in the USA. Having recently retired from the prestigious San Francisco Ballet, Damian is now focused on teaching the next generation of dancers and performance artwork.

Morgan Balfour

Australian soprano Morgan Balfour is an alumna of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust and Lisa Gasteen National Opera School. She is currently completing the final year of a Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Dancing to Wonderbread 5

Saturday January 20th, 2018

Fairmont Hotel, SF


Celebrating Mateship

Black Tie Optional

An Aussie night jam packed with....

Cocktails, Entertainment, Dancing, Australian food (seafood and meat), Australian Wine and Spirits and Silent Auction. 

Innovation Awards Presentation

Amb. Bill Lane Spirit of Australia Award Presentation

Australian Menu designed by Chef Jason Gould (Houston)

Drawing - sponsored by Qantas and SOFITEL Sydney Wentworth

Presented by Ambassador Joe Hockey and Consul General Chris Oldfield

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Australia Day is recognized on January 26th, and we will be celebrating the Saturday prior with a black-tie gala. The Australia Day Gala has been one of San Francisco’s premier events for the past three decades.  

In 2018, we will celebrate one hundred years since Australian and American troops first fought side by side at the Battle of Hamel. In the century since, our nations have become the closest allies, partners and friends, united by shared democratic values and millions of people to people links. These bonds are further strengthened today between Australia and the United States in business relations. The Australia Day Gala will acknowledge the remarkable bonds of mateship that continue to unite our two nations.  ‘100 Years of Mateship.

The Australia Day Gala is an annual event presented by the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with G’day USA. This uniquely Australian event is attended by San Francisco’s leading business and tech executives and provides an opportunity for networking while enjoying the best of Australian entertainment, food, and wine.

In 2018, the Australia Day Gala is set to outdo all previous years as we celebrate the 36th Anniversary. To mark this occasion, we will also present the 2nd Annual “Innovation Awards” that will be presented to companies and an individual who have shown a commitment to Australian Innovation. These awards will be presented at the gala alongside the Ambassador Bill Lane “Spirit of Australia Award.

The AACC is a not for Profit 501(c) 6 Chamber organization. Fed ID Number 94-2796045

Contact us at chamber@sfaussies.com or 415 485 6718

PO Box 471285 SF CA 94147

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