Telstra & Chayora Event – Opening Up Trade Routes to the China Market, 16th Dec 2020

Telstra together with Chayora is pleased to invite Business Council Members and Friends to the virtual event Opening up Trade Routes to the China Market on the 16th of December at 9am Berlin time.

China continues to grow in importance as a market for foreign companies, accounting for one-fifth of the world’s consumers, producers, innovators, depositors and data users. Despite the challenges brought by COVID-19, the country’s GDP is expected to grow by 1.5% in 2020, at a time when other major economies are projecting negative growth.

While the challenges of entering and doing business in China remain significant, it remains an attractive market for its sheer size and growth potential. Over the next year, opportunities may be set to increase depending on China’s unilateral reform plans, and the possibility of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment negotiations being concluded.

For further information and registration, please click HERE

 

DIHK Event – International Markets and Cooperations for Green Hydrogen, 2nd Dec 2020

The DIHK is pleased to invite Business Council Members and Friends to the virtual event International Markets and Cooperations for Green Hydrogen on the 2nd of December.

The session will be in German.

For information and registration, please click here: DIHK Internet — Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag

 

BellaSeno MedTech Online Event, November 2020

On Wednesday 4 November, we had the pleasure of hosting an online event with our member Dr Mohit Chhaya, co-founder and CEO of BellaSeno GmbH. BellaSeno is an award- winning ISO 13485-certified clinical-stage MedTech company developing innovative 3D-printed, resorbable implants for soft tissue reconstruction, with a particular emphasis on breast reconstruction.

Dr Chhaya shared his journey starting with his PhD research on tissue engineering in Australia back in 2011 where Australia’s interdisciplinary research approach and its core research facilities concept were integral in fast-tracking his research development. The PhD followed with a 2014 Fellow Scholarship sponsored by the Universities Australia and German Academic Exchange Service (or DAAD), which allowed Dr Chhaya to establish a direct collaboration with plastic surgeons at the University Hospital in Munich. This experience allowed him to assess the practical application of his research which led him to pivot to a new clinical technique.

With proof of concept and commercial feasibility, Dr Chhaya was then able to exclusively license the technology from QUT in Australia and TU Munich in Germany to start the company, With support from German angel investor and bioentrepreneur Dr Herbert Stadler and the State Development Bank of Saxony, BellaSeno was founded in Leipzig in 2017.

Since then, BellaSeno has gone on to further finetune their scaffold for surgical practicality, develop their medical addictive and device manufacturing capabilities in Germany for certification and more recently, conduct their first human clinical study in Brisbane. Looking ahead, Dr Chhaya shared that BellaSeno will be expanding its clinical trials over the next two years before going-to-market in 2024/2025.

For those that missed the session, a recording is available here (Password f66+20L?).

KAS Event – The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic challenges and opportunities for Australia and Germany, 5th Nov 2020

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is pleased to invite Business Council Members and Friends to the virtual event The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic challenges and opportunities for Australia and Germany  on the 5th of November.

For information and registration, please click HERE. All enquiries regarding the event should be directed to the KAS via email@kas.de

Australian Embassy Virtual Event – Berlin Science Week – ‘From Outback to Orbit: Australia’s Space Race’, 3rd of November, 2020

The Australian Embassy in Berlin is pleased to invite Business Council Members and Friends to the virtual event From Outback to Orbit: Australia’s Space Race on the 3rd of November.

For more information on the program, speakers and registration, please use this link.

 

Austrade Digital Seminar: Free Trade Agreements: The Australia-European Union FTA: Opportunities for Australia

German Australian Business Council Members and Friends are invited to take part in a digital seminar organised by Austrade.

Free Trade Agreements Digital Seminar: The Australia-European Union FTA: Opportunities for Australia

14th of October, 2020

7am (CEST)/4pm (AEDT)

More information about the event and the speakers can be found at https://www.austrade.gov.au/event/digitalseminar-EUFTAupdate/0x0/y#/event

Registration: Please register directly with Austrade using this link:  https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=CCDFF982-96FA-4CBE-9C63-391DBCE20D04

Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business goes digital! 19th of October, 2020

The Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) is the flagship event for business leaders, executives, and political representatives to discuss and promote economic relations between Germany and the Asia-Pacific region. On the 19th of October 2020, the first APK digital will be held featuring high profile speakers including Angela Merkel, Peter Altmaier, Mathias Cormann and many more.

For more information and registration: click HERE

Ambassador’s Farewell Dinner, September 2020, Frankfurt

On Tuesday, 15 September 2020, the German Australian Business Council hosted our first in-person event since the lockdown in honour of Ambassador H.E. Lynette Wood who will be returning to Australia later this year.

In splendid weather conditions, the outdoor networking reception with lively conversation set the stage for a wonderful evening at MainNizza in Frankfurt. Dinner started officially with a welcome by Business Council Chair, Dr Sabine Pittrof, introducing the evening’s “Future-Focused” theme.

Ender Tanar, ANZ Germany Managing Director, and Evangelos Kotsopoulos, Sonic Healthcare CEO Germany, then shared their views on German-Australian relations. While Mr. Tanar focused on the digitalization brought by the pandemic, Mr. Kotsopoulus focused on the work in the testing labs, thanking his employees who have been working 24/7 continuously for the past few months.

Engrossing discussions at the tables over the main course were followed by the Ambassador’s keynote address. H. E. Lynette Wood looked back on four years of successful partnership to then give a positive outlook into the future, reflecting on the shared values between Australia and Germany.

Dr. Toralf Haag, VOITH CEO and Chairman of the Corporate Board of Management rounded off the evening by sharing his and VOITH’s view on future developments and reporting on VOITH’s role in achieving Australia’s renewables target.

The evening concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr Pittrof and an official farewell to the Ambassador by the board of the Business Council.

The German Australian Business Council would like to warmly thank our sponsors Sonic Healthcare, ANZ and VOITH as well as our members and friends for their support, without which the event would have not been such a success.

AHK Webinar: COVID-19- Effects on travel to and from Australia, 13th of October 2020

German Australian Business Council Members are invited to take part in a webinar organised by the AHK in Sydney.

COVID-19: Effects on travel to and from Australia

13th of October, 2020

9am (German Time)

The webinar is in German.

For more information and registration: https://australien.ahk.de/veranstaltungen/event-details/covid-19-auswirkungen-auf-die-ein-und-ausreise-nach-von-australien

AHK Webinar: Recycling and Waste Management in Australia, 6th of October 2020

German Australian Business Council Members are invited to take part in a webinar organised by the AHK in Sydney.

Recycling and Waste Management in Australia

6th of October, 2020

8am (German Time)

The webinar is in English.

For more information and registration: https://australien.ahk.de/en/events/event-details/webinar-series-industry-focus-recycling-waste-management