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IN a fresh initiative to assist business growth in Western Sydney, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) will deliver its first Greater Western Sydney Summit (GWSS) in March 2022.
The GWSS is a rolling day of panel discussions, workshops and information presentations which will give clarity for business owners on where to put their focus for growth.
The event will be held at CommBank Stadium Parramatta and is expected to attract delegates from throughout the region and beyond.
CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, April Palmerlee said Greater Western Sydney is on the cusp of a boom in jobs, expansion and prosperity and sees enormous potential for business to flourish in the west through this un precedented development.
“By 2036 over half of Sydney’s population will live west of Parramatta. To support this enormous growth Australia’s single largest planning, investment and delivery partnership between industry and government is underway to directly link Western Sydney to the world,” Ms Palmerlee said.
A record $20B of public funding has been committed to create an integrated city flourishing with new industries and provide critical public infrastructure and deliver education opportunities and high-skilled jobs for the future.
“Opportunities for investment are ripe. The new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport at Badgerys Creek which is being built by AmCham members like Lendlease, Bechtel, and others, will be a significant driver of activity in the area,” Ms Palmerlee said.
“The United States is by far the biggest investor in Australia, and US-based multi-nationals are ideally placed to consider the prospects available in a region with such a culturally diverse, young and growing population with a highly skilled workforce.”
At its core, the region around the new international airport will operate as a 24-hour global economic centre for industry, workers, residents, and visitors and offer a vibrant and thriving after-hours economy of entertainment, arts and cultural experiences and accommodation options.
“AmCham Australia is pleased to be able to bring together this business focussed Summit to connect attendees with thought leaders from industry, business and government to gain the information, resources and strategies needed to invest and succeed in a rapidly evolving city of opportunity,” Doug Grant, General Manager of AmCham said.
The Western Sydney Media Alliance (WSMA) has been announced as the event’s official media partner. The Parramatta Times is a member of the WSMA.
The AmCham Greater Western Sydney Summit will be held at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta on March 23, 2022. Enquiries and registrations visit HERE
Image: Artist impression of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.