Farewell Dinner for GABC Patron, Richard Leather- Frankfurt, March 2019

GABC members and friends came together for this informal event to honour Richard Leather, Consul General and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Western Europe. Richard has been GABC patron for last two years and an active member, providing ideas and impulses and helping to bring the GABC forward. Richard and guests enjoyed a three-course dinner at Enoteca InCantina, which serves high quality food and wine from Italia’s Emilia Romagna region.

GABC Christmas Reception with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra-Frankfurt, Dec 2018

The German Australian Business Council celebrated the festive season in Frankfurt with an evening reception at the Australian Consul-General’s residence on the 6th of December, 2018. We were delighted to welcome representatives of the Sydney Symphony orchestra: CEO Emma Dunch, Director of Artistic Planning, Raff Wilson, and Director of External Affairs, Lizzi Nicholl to the event in conjunction with the 2018 Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s European Tour.

Members and Friends enjoyed the opportunity to network and celebrate the year’s achievements over a buffet dinner. Special thanks also goes to GABC Members Liz Holland and Oliver Schmidt who donated two tickets to the Melbourne Cup Carnival for a Christmas raffle.

The evening was a fitting end to a productive year of events.

Australia Day Breakfast Briefing: The EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement Negotiations-Frankfurt, January 2019

The German Australian Business Council kicked off 2019 with an event with Jason Collins, CEO of the European Australian Business Council, updating our members and friends on the current status of the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

Jason set the context with a general economic outlook for Australia and its bilateral relationship with Europe before delving into the core tenets of the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations. There was much discussion around the table of the potential impact on the flow of services, investment, and people.

This event was the first of our series on the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement. There will be another update with the Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) network in July.

In the meantime, here are some links for additional information on the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement:



Art Exhibition and Concert, 12th April, 2019

The German Ambassador to Australia and Patron and President of Art Circle Residence, H. E. Dr Anna Prinz, is pleased to invite German Australian Business Council Members and Friends to an exhibition and concert at Hofgut Battenberg (Pfalz) on the 12th of April, 2019 from  5pm.

More information can be found on the website www.artcircleresidence.net 

All enquires should be directed to the organisers using the email: artcircleresidence@gmail.com

Melbourne Cup Reception- Frankfurt, November 2018

On the 6th of November 2018, members and friends of the German Australian Business Council gathered at the Mantis Roofgarden in Frankfurt to embrace the essence of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Guests enjoyed an Aussie-style BBQ buffet combined with numerous alcoholic beverages while delightfully socializing within the wonderfully lit atmospheric venue.

Congratulations to Oliver Schmidt who was the lucky winner of our sweepstake, tickets for two from the VRC to the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019. Other stylish winners for the best dressed male and female were: Mr Robert Retz and Mrs Claudia Enke who were presented with a 50€ gift voucher kindly sponsored by the Australien Shop Frankfurt.

The German Australian Business Council expresses great appreciation to our generous sponsors and partners for this successful evening: Aesop, Australien Shop Frankfurt, Victoria Racing Club and Visit Victoria.




GABC Christmas Celebration- Munich, December 2018

On Tuesday, the 11th of December, the Munich Chapter of the German Australian Business Council enjoyed an early Christmas dinner at Zum Straubinger. With cheer abounding, we were joined by 15 members and friends to celebrate 2018. The evening was capped off was some spirited Eisstockschießen competition and Gluhwein with both the red and blue teams performing very well!

We thank all those who have been a part of the German Australian Business Council Events in Munich this year and wish everyone a Guten Rutsch into 2019!