Entries by Eleanor Stephen

Investing Responsibly – A Changing Landscape

On 24 May 2016, Will Oulton, Global Head of Responsible Investment for First State Investments flew into Frankfurt from London to give a presentation on “sensible investments”, an approach to investment that explicitly acknowledges the relevance to the investor of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, and of the long-term health and stability of the […]

Cross-border Succession Law and Asset Structuring

On 14 April 2016, Mario von Seelstrang, a partner, lawyer and tax advisor at the Munich based law firm FORUM Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer gave a presentation about the current legal framework for cross-border succession and asset structuring. Mario’s presentation focused on expatriates, mixed nationality couples and German citizens with property interest in both Germany and […]

Australia Day Networking Event in Munich

“Collaborate and cooperate” was the theme of this year’s Australia Day celebration in Munich, sponsored by the Bavarian government’s Invest-in-Bavaria agency. Opening the event, the Hon André Haermeyer, former Victorian Government minister and Deputy Chair of the German Australian Business Council, emphasised the close and developing relationship between the Australia and Germany and highlighted the […]

Christmas Lunch in Frankfurt

Our annual Christmas business lunch was held at restaurant Margarete to mark the festive season. Members and Friends came together to network and enjoy a fascinating presentation from Christopher Woods, an Australian clarinetist and niche bow designer/maker. Our chair, Sabine Pittrof also gave a brief overview of the past year’s events, major topics and changes […]

Australia Day Lunch in Frankfurt

The first official event of the German Australian Business Council for 2016, the “Australia Day Lunch in Frankfurt” took place on Monday, 18 January 2016 at the Kameha Suite in Frankfurt with around 50 GABC members and friends in attendance. The guests of honour at the lunch were H.E. Mr. David Ritchie AO, the Australian Ambassador […]

Australian-German Advisory Group Report Release

It was a milestone between both countries today, as the Australian-German advisory group co-chaired by Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and German Minister of State Dr Maria Böhmer presented their report and recommendations to the Prime Minister and Chancellor Merkel. The report was created to identify strategic opportunities and cooperations which will strengthen the relationship between both […]

Melbourne Cup Carnival Business Breakfast

Fascinators, top hats, straw hats and headpieces galore – the annual Melbourne Spring Racing fashion arrived at the Hilton in Frankfurt on a foggy Tuesday morning. Our German Australian Business Council members and guests gathered for a business breakfast buffet with a touch of Melbourne Cup Couture. Guests enjoyed networking over a delicious sekt breakfast […]

Aesop are now in Munich

Aesop Luitpoldblock Delicately balanced Brutalism Aesop recently opened its first signature store in Munich – the company’s seventh in Germany. Tucked within historic city centre The Luitpoldblock, and created in collaboration with local firm einszu33, the design experiments with balance and tension effected by striking contrasts in materiality and texture, and through tactile, delicate accents. […]

Aesop Shop Opening

German Australian Business Council in Munich welcomes Aesop ….   On October 15 Aesop opened its first signature store in Munich. Visitors were able to explore and select from a complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality. Aesop was founded in Melbourne in […]

Evening Reception For the Deputy Premier of Queensland

Despite the extremely warm weather in Frankfurt on Thursday 2nd July 2015, the German Australian Business Council was very pleased to host a reception for the Deputy Premier of Queensland, the Honourable Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier of Queensland, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade. Ms Trad […]