Entries by chris

German Australian Business Council Re-launch and Australia Day Dinner

Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper The weather may not have been a reflection of that experienced by the First Fleet landing in Australia on 26th January 1788 but the weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of those attending the German Australian Business Council Re-launch and Australia Day event in Frankfurt 227 years later. As […]

Letter from the Chair

Dear Members and Friends of our Association, The tag I used for 2013 in the last End of Year Message, was “change”. Change continued to be a defining feature for our association in 2014, the major change, of course, being that of our name to “German Australian Business Council e.V.”. Aside from this, we elected […]

Annual Sponsor

We are pleased to welcome the Commonwealth Bank’s continuing support for our activities in Germany. They have agreed to renew their annual sponsorship agreement in 2015.

Christmas Drinks in Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin The German Australian Business Council invites you to join us for Christmas Drinks in Berlin on Monday, 15 December 2014 from 6:30 pm and we hope that you can join us for Glühwein and dinner at the Christmas Market “Weihnachtszauber Gendarmenmarkt”. Please contact Susanne Schnack at office@abie-germany.de for more details or RSVPs.

Australian German Working Group

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the formation of a joint working group during the Chancellor’s visit to Sydney in connection with the B20 Summit. Membership of the group is currently being finalized and it will be around five people on each side, with representatives from business. We understand that the […]

Christmas Networking Event Frankfurt

Restaurant Alma, Frankfurt This year’s Christmas Networking took place at the cosy Alma`s Restaurant in Frankfurt. Around 30 members and friends of the German Australian Business Council e.V came together to enjoy the yummie Portuguese three course dinner. Sabine Pittrof, chair of our association, gave a brief review of the year 2014 and an outlook for […]

B20 Business

Turkey has now taken over the chairmanship of the G20 group of leading industrial companies and in conjunction with this the Turkish chambers of commerce organized a meeting in Istanbul recently to continue the B20 process involving business. Both Australia and Germany are members of the G20 and the GABC has been invited to submit members to […]

Australian Economic Update, UK

Australian Economic Update Australian Business in the UK held their regular Australian economic update on 27 November 2014 at BHP Hilton’s spectacular offices overlooking London’s Victoria station with a great view down the Thames over the Houses of Parliament. Present by the Commonwealth Bank’s Chief Economist, Michael Blythe, the update touched on a number of […]

Letter from the Chair

Dear Members and Friends of our Association, as many of you will know we have recently completed the registration of our association’s change of name and I am pleased to report that the German Australian Business Council e.V. is now registered. Earlier on this year, we adopted a refreshed Strategy and Mission Statement which better […]

Melbourne Cup event in Frankfurt

Adina Apartment Hotel, Frankfurt Neue Oper The 2014 Frankfurt Melbourne Cup Event was a night of fun and lively competition. The highlight being Protectionist, a German born and bred horse winning the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup. We could not have asked for a better Australia – German link for the focus of the evening. The […]