The newly revamped annual event is a celebration of Australian talent in the United States, with former Home and Away turned Thor actor Chris Hemsworth announced as this year’s G’DAY USA honoree.
The G’DAY initiative includes a tourism summit and is seen as an opportunity to grow the close business and tourism ties between Australia and the USA, which is a key part of Qantas’ role as the national carrier.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the US is a key market for the airline and G’DAY USA provided a platform to strengthen ties between the two countries: “Qantas is proud to support an event that celebrates the tremendous success of Australians in the United States as well as opening doors for others,” Mr Joyce said.
“G’DAY USA is an opportunity to deepen business ties, grown tourism and export the best of Australian talent. Our participation reflects the deep history between Qantas and the US as well as our role as the national carrier to showcase Australia to the world.”
Presenters and attendees confirmed are Elsa Pataky, Liam Hemsworth, Luke Hemsworth, Rachel Griffiths, Jacki Weaver, Helen Reddy, Rebel Wilson, Angus Sampson, Elizabeth Debicki, Russell Hitchcock, Philip Noyce, Cameron Daddo, Emilie de Ravin, Josh Helman, Sharni Vinson and Jordan & Zac Stenmark.