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April 1-2, 2022.

The second annual Australian Retreat hosted by the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco will bring together like-minded Australian and other leaders in the Bay Area. The retreat will be held April 1-2, 2022 at the Summit Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA, and begins on a Friday afternoon and concludes the next day.

The intimate program promises a unique mix of business round tables and networking activities. The private Skywalker Ranch offers guests bespoke hospitality and unparalleled access to exclusive private settings, including hiking trails and the Skywalker Winery.

The AACC will use this platform to discuss life and business in a world that continues to be impacted by Covid-19. One round table discussion will focus on the Australian and US economic outlook, bilateral relations and AUKUS. The other will focus on the workplace environment and ways we can adapt to evolving conditions brought on by the pandemic. Chatham house rules apply to these important discussions.

"The retreat offers an environment unlike any other which allows deep business connections to be fostered. Over the two days the amazing venue offered multiple opportunities to share insight, learn from one another and relax amongst friends." Cameron Briggs GM and Head of Future Energy, Origin Energy

The response to the Retreat has been robust. There are still a limited number of rooms available where the rate is US $2,900 (for 2 sharing). The event will be limited to 80 guests (i.e. 40 rooms). The costs are all inclusive of accommodation, food & beverages, meetings, gym, pool. 

Proposed Agenda

Friday 1 April 2022

From 1.00pm 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 Networking

Saturday 2 April 2022

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

From 9.00am Breakfast and Business Roundtable

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.


AACC Benefactor Membership - $5,000

includes attendance to the Australian Retreat

(2 ppl sharing one King Deluxe Suite)

and AACC Annual Benefactor Membership

Retreat Attendees - $2,900 per room

2 guests and includes all food/beverages (sharing one King Deluxe Suite)

Signature Suite 

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


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.

Join us and our partners




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

Address: PO Box 471285 San Francisco CA 94147

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