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Australian Business in Europe Network Meeting
The heads of approx. 10 organizations from the informal Australian Business in Europe Network gathered in London for the half-yearly international meeting on 5th and 6th of May 2017. Our hosts, the Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce, had compiled a very professional and high profile programme featuring briefings from the Senior Trade Commissioner, David Watson, the Counsellor (Trade), Kyle Naish, at the High Commission in London as well as the CEO of the Australian-British chamber of Commerce in Sydney, David McCredie. Participants agreed on a collective mission statement which will feature on the common website www.abie.eu and discussed synergies and how to leverage off each other’s experience. The main aim of the ABIE network is to provide members of each organization with a broader benefit through the international network. Our sister organization in London deserves praise for the highly professional organization of this conference which provided further momentum to the international group. The next meeting will take place in Brussels in mid October 2017.