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Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt
On 26 September 2013 ABIE held its annual Ambassador’s Dinner withH.E.Mr PeterTesch.
As part of his keynote speech, Ambassador Tesch shared his perspective on the economic consequences of the elections in Germany and Australia, noting some significant current initiatives and upcoming opportunities for Germany and Australia. Germany ranks eleventh among Australia’s trading partners and tenth in sources of foreign direct investment.
The event was attended by over 90 guests representing various sectors from business, politics, education and culture. Frankfurt’s SenckenbergMuseum made a wonderful setting for the evening!
The evening also markedthe lastdinnerwith the Ambassador, as his posting will come to an end in November 2013. ABIE Germany paid tribute to Ambassador Tesch, acknowledging his energy and strategic vision, and the significant positive impact he has had on German-Australian relations throughout his tenure.
H.E. Mr David Ritchie, who is Australia’s current ambassador to Italy, will commence as the Australian Ambassador toGermany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein in January 2014.
ABIE Germany thanks the State of Victoria and Telstra for their support for the evening.