The Hon @AnnastaciaMP & #Bundesratspräsident Michael #Müller, @RegBerlin, just signed a joint declaration of intent between the Land #Berlin & the State of #Queensland to increase cooperation in the area of #health – an exchange of experts and expertise. #GermanyAustralia2018 pic.twitter.com/JAfmjjD5Ep
— German Embassy AUS (@GermanyInOz) October 11, 2018
Brisbane German Week is an annual event to highlight the relationships between Germany and Australia, and more particularly with Queensland and its capital Brisbane. This year’s science and innovation day was held at the Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point Campus. Organised by Prof. Michael Rosemann, Honorary Consul for Germany in the city and also Professor for Information Systems at QUT, other universities from South East Queensland also participated.
Attended by around 100 people in total the day brought students and academics together to discuss their research and how German Ph.D. students worked in Australian universities – as well as discussions on how Australians had coped in a German research environment. A number of case studies were presented of successful collaborations and a panel outlined funding opportunities for study abroad and support for research.
Prof. Michael Schütz, formerly at Berlin’s Charité hospital and now at QUT gave the keynote speech about bilateral opportunities between Queensland and Berlin and looked forward to the forthcoming visit of Berlin’s mayor to Brisbane where the new health alliance between the states of Berlin and Queensland will be announced.
Our board member Rob Harrison also introduced the work of the German Australian Business Council.
(Photos courtesy of Michael Rosemann/Brisbane German Week)
On 05 October 2018, the 4th GABC Oktoberfest Business Networking Lunch Event took place at the Löwenbräu Festzelt.
Everybody enjoyed the unique lunchtime atmosphere with typical Bavarian white blue sky weather outside and nice music, several Mass of beer and the obligatory Oktoberfest Hendl in the tent. A lot of interesting conversations took place with many new contacts made.
On 30 September 2018, the GABC Oktoberfest Business Networking Event took place in the Schottenhamel Festzelt. Together with more than 200 participants of the MING (Munich International Networking Groups), everybody enjoyed the unique, lunchtime Oktoberfest atmosphere.
The typical Bavarian blue sky outside and classic Oktoberfest atmosphere inside the tent made for a great afternoon of excellent music, beer by the Mass and Oktoberfest Hendl (roast chicken).
All guests had the opportunity to participate in interesting networking and conversation with fellow attendees from a wide range of industries.
A new group for expatriates has been founded in Frankfurt. Expat Family Frankfurt aims to bring together members of the international community in the city for networking and social activities. For more information, please access their website at:https://www.expat-family.de/.
On September 21, 2018, the German Australian Business Council enjoyed an informal breakfast roundtable presented by QUT. GABC Board Members Eberhard Goihl and Elisabeth Opie had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Scott Sheppard, QUT Deputy President – International in Munich. Scott’s portfolio areas are international student recruitment, international research strategy and engagement.
QUT is proud of its tradition in being able to secure internships for its students (domestic and international) and the clear benefits this has for both the students in preparation for the workforce and for employers who will have had the opportunity to see their abilities. Scott talked about the results of a recent QUT survey on the relevance of the University for its students, alumni, researchers and staff in connecting and working in the Real World.
QUT Alumni can be found worldwide and remain an important part of the QUT community, both as ambassadors for the university and in supporting current students and research programs.
Scott was accompanied by Shelagh Whittleston, European Representative, QUT and by Ian McFadden, Director QUT Global.
The German Australian Business Council was represented at the Australia- Germany Business Summit in Melbourne on 21st of September, 2018. The conference brought together leaders from German Australian businesses in the fields of digitalisation, energy, mobility and many other sectors for a day of discussion and networking. Congratulations to the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Australia on a successful follow up conference to last year’s APRC in Perth.
The photo shows Volkmar Klein MdB, Peter Dreher (the founding president of the Business Council) and the current Chair, Sabine Pittrof.
The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) is pleased to invite German Australian Business Council Members and Friends to the Australia-Germany Business Summit and Gala Dinner to be held on the 21st of September, 2018 in Melbourne.
More information and booking details can be found at http://www.cvent.com/events/australia-germany-business-summit-gala-dinner-2018/event-summary-ce367db5ff00484f8d41d1bd8226f72d.aspx
Please direct all enquiries directly to the organisers.
German Australian Business Council Members and Friends are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar hosted by the German- Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK).
The webinar is on the topic Australian Immigration Regulation: An overview of the current visa categories and recent changes. It will take place on September 12, 2018 at 9am German time. Participation is free. The session will be in German.
German Australian Business Council members and friends are invited to an ASX IPO workshop in Berlin on 4th September, 2018 from1730-1900. The workshop focuses on how German companies can access equity funding in the Australian capital markets. Representatives from ASX and a newly listed company will discuss their experience of the process. The session will conclude with networking over refreshments.
For more information and registration, please visit website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asx-ipo-roundtable-berlin-tickets-49159287753 . Please direct all enquiries regarding the event directly to the organisers.
German Australian Business Council e.V.
60114 Frankfurt am Main
For specific enquiries see contact list
Contact for website
(Events Frankfurt / website), Frankfurt
Eberhard Goihl (Events Munich)
Peirui Tan (Events Frankfurt)
Simone Wienhausen (Events Berlin)
Claas de Boer
Sabine Pittrof (Chair)
GABC Board Member Contact Details
Stefan Augustin (Events Strategy Frankfurt, Corporate Contacts), Frankfurt
Sergej Bukovac (Events Frankfurt, Airline and Tourism Industry), Frankfurt
Claas de Boer (Events Management Berlin, Support Legal), Berlin
Eberhard Goihl (Treasurer, Event Management Munich), Munich
Andre Haermeyer (Deputy Chair, Liaison with government entities), Frankfurt
Robert Harrison (Policy Development, Corporate Contacts and Events Munich), Munich
Evangelos Kotsopoulos (Corporate Roundtable. Events Berlin), Berlin
Matthew Meyerink (Website, Events Frankfurt), Frankfurt
Elisabeth Opie (Deputy Chair, Chief Strategy Officer), Munich
Sabine Pittrof (Chair, Corporate Contacts, Liaison with Patrons, Liaison with International Group, Legal), Frankfurt
Peirui Tan (Events Frankfurt), Frankfurt
Melanie Toepfer (Events Munich), Munich
Simone Wienhausen (Event Management and Corporate Contacts Berlin), Berlin