Business Council members featured in Australian Financial Review article

Business Council Members and Friends from other ABIE organisations were featured in an AFN article on the Corona crisis this week. See the attached article below.


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GABC Focus Future event with DB Schenker ANZ, February 2020, Frankfurt

On 6 February 2020, Craig Davison, CEO, DB Schenker ANZ provided an overview of the AU$1.0b business which has been in operation since 1962 with over 2000 employees. Craig discussed DB Schenker’s transition from a traditional freight forwarder and cargo logistics company to an end-to-end supply chain solutions provider offering value-added services to customers. He also highlighted some of the current key projects in Australia, including the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, BHP South Flank Project in Western Australia, and Belectric Limondale Solar Farm. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion about the future of the freight industry and DB Schenker ANZ’s sustainability initiatives.

We thank GABC Member Adina Frankfurt Neue Oper for the kind hospitality.


German Red Cross collects donations for Australian Bushfire Relief

The German Red Cross is accepting financial donations to assist in the Australian bushfire relief campaign.

More information can be found at the following page: 

GABC Christmas Celebration, December 2019, Berlin

GABC members and friends met for a pre-Christmas networking dinner at Berlin´s famous Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market. Traditional Glühwein helped to warm up a freezing evening, followed by a festive dinner in Lutter & Wegener´s tent.

Concert for Bushfire Relief, Frankfurt

The German Australian Business Council has pleasure in supporting the initiative of our corporate member 2e systems and our friends at Ozkonnekt and invites you to attend a Bushfire Relief Concert:

 Concert in support of Bushfire Relief

Where: The English Theatre Frankfurt, James Bar

Gallusanlage 7, 60329 Frankfurt

Date: Sunday, 26th of January, 2020.

Doors open 11.30am. Concert from 12pm-3.30pm

Cost: 20 EUR for Adults, 15 EUR for Students/Pensioners. Children under 10 Free of Charge


In order to support the Australian community and the tireless efforts of the volunteers on the ground, the Frankfurt expatriate community is putting on a special Australia Day concert with all proceeds going towards the bushfire relief efforts. You are invited to enjoy a concert of international performers (including many Australian artists) while supporting those in need. The line-up includes Michael Clark, Anthony Davies, Garrie Davislim, James Douglas, Phil Douglas, Jaimi Faulkner, Louise Fenbury, Paul Fogarty, Kieran Haplin, Sharon Kempton, Vanessa Novak, Matthew James White, DJ Cherokee, Abi & Rob, Streichholz String Quartet and the Choir of the European School Frankfurt.

For bookings and further information, please contact Catherine Stephen or access the Bushfire Benefit Concert Facebook page via

Please note that the event is now sold out. Please register if you would like to go on the waiting list.

GABC Aviation event with Dr Ian Douglas, October 2019, Frankfurt

GABC members and friends from the aviation industry gathered in October for an event titled “A land far away: How mega-hubs impact the way we fly to Australia?”. The keynote speaker was Dr Ian Douglas , Chair of the Australian International Air Services Commission. Dr Ian Douglas, who recently retired from the School of Aviation at UNSW Sydney where he was a Senior Lecturer in aviation management,  shared his broad experience in air transportation economics and airline strategic thinking. The audience engaged in the discussion on the rise of the mega-hub airports in the Middle East and Asia and how this has changed travel patterns and the way in which Europe and Australia are connected. Additionally, GABC was honoured that the event was attended by Mrs Anna Fedeles, the new Australian Consul-General in Frankfurt. Ms Fedeles was happy to introduce the event topic in light of her own experiences, having recently served in the Middle East prior to her posting in Frankfurt.