Event report: Trump Administration: First 100 days

08.05.17 Homepage

On Friday, 5 May, the German-Australian Chamber together with The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia invited their members to an insightful panel discussion on the first 100 days of the Trump legislation. The expert panel was drawn from media, business and academia with Jim Middleton from SKY NEWS, Timothy Lynch from the University of Melbourne and David Rumbens from Deloitte. The discussion was moderated by Nick Nichola and hosted on the K&L Gates premises in the Rialto South Tower in Melbourne.

After a networking lunch the panel started off by giving a general review of US president Trump’s first 100 days in the office. While his first acts seem to please his voters, the panelist discussed the economic, political and cultural implications for Australia critically. The term „unpredictability“ dominated the debate on US President Trump and the panelists emphasized that they could only speculate regarding possible future developments. Interstingly, they regarded a second term as a possibility, especially since democrats are currently in disarray. It was a rich debate and all participants left with new insights and a better understanding of current American and Australian political issues.

We would like to cordially thank The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia for organising this interesting event.