On July 11, 2018, GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith co-chaired a session of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD) with GFCC Distinguished Fellow Charles Kiefel OAM. The session was centered on innovation and technology.

The AALD is a private forum that began in 1992. It aims to deepen the bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States by discussing shared development in economics and trade; security and defense; foreign policy; domestic politics; innovation and technology; energy and climate education; and health and social inclusion. Read more about the AALD here.