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Every year, the Association holds a Benefit Dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of its Education Fund. The Dinner is an elegant evening held in an upscale New York venue. The event usually occurs in early November and is attended by around 600 guests.

The objectives of the Dinner are to:

  • Recognize and honor top corporate leaders who have made valuable contributions to the relationship between the United States and Australia
  • Celebrate the scholars of the Association’s Education Fund
  • Raise funds for the Association’s Education Fund



Bill McDermott

Chief Executive Officer



Bill McDermott is chief executive officer and executive board member of SAP, the world’s business software market leader with more than 260,000 customers in 188 countries. He leads the company’s 74,500 employees and 2+ million person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision and strategy to make the world run better and improve people’s lives. Under Bill’s leadership, in 2014 SAP unveiled a strategy to help businesses of all sizes “Run Simple.” The company has placed an unrivaled focus on delivering a beautiful user experience and has built the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions in the SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA.

A personal champion of customer centricity, Bill and former Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe are credited with leading the reinvention of SAP in the era of mobility, cloud computing, advanced analytics, next-generation business applications and in-memory technology. Since 2010, this innovation-led strategy has resulted in expansive increases in customers, total revenue, market value and profitable growth. With a 99% approval rating from employees, Bill and Jim were ranked #2 on’s listing of the world’s top 50 CEOs in 2013.

Bill has more than three decades of experience in business technology. He joined SAP in 2002 to lead the business in North America and has steadily risen to his current role as chief executive officer. Before joining SAP, he served in senior executive roles with Siebel Systems and Gartner, Inc. He launched his business career at Xerox Corporation, where he rose to become the company’s youngest corporate officer and division president.

As captured in his nationally best-selling memoir, Winners Dream, Bill got his start as a young entrepreneur running a small delicatessen business on Long Island at age 16. He is a passionate believer in engaging up-and-coming young leaders and has been recognized by organizations ranging from City Year of Greater Philadelphia to the Children’s Aid Society of New York City. A frequent speaker on leadership topics, he was a 2014 keynote speaker at Leadercast, a movement focused on building leaders worth following. In addition to his SAP and civic commitments, Bill serves on the Boards of Directors of Under Armour and ANSYS, Inc. He regularly contributes original content to major international publications and blogs on topics ranging from innovation to the future of business.

Bill received his bachelor’s degree from Dowling College and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner support the Association's Education Fund. Contributions are tax-deducible to the extent allowed by law; the non-deductible portions are $2000 per table, $200 per ticket. For further information contact Vice President Diane Sinclair I I (212) 338-6860 x 217. 

Platinum Table    

Gold Table          

Silver Table          

Bronze Table

Individual Ticket








Location I Cipriani Wall Street

Date I November 4th, 2015
Add to Calendar 11/04/2015 06:30 PM 11/04/2015 11:30 PM America/New_York Benefit Dinner The American Australian Association Every year, the Association holds a Benefit Dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of its Education Fund. The Dinner is an elegant evening held in an upscale New York venue. The event usually occurs in early November and is attended by around 600 guests. Cipriani Wall Street American Australian Association false MM/DD/YYYY
Time I Reception 6:30 Dinner 7:30
Dress I Cocktail Attire




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