Entries by Suzanne Heim

Board Strategy Meeting, Frankfurt, February 2023

Our board met to discuss #strategy, priorities, and plans for 2023. Many in-store on our two nations’ hot topics! #FTA #energy #criticalminerals #technology #health Many thanks to our corporate member Squire Patton Boggs for kindly hosting us. Dalibor Vukadin | André Haermeyer | Dietrich Klusemann | Lucia Santoso | Elisabeth Opie | Sabine Pittrof | Robert Harrison | Eberhard Goihl | Peirui Tan | Kiki Loukas | Daniel Maccarrone (online)

Investment NSW Dinner, Frankfurt, February 2023

We had the honour of co-hosting a dinner on 23 February with our corporate member Investment NSW, welcoming their team in Frankfurt and connecting them with German companies. Agent-General Stephen Cartwright OAM highlighted the enormous #decarbonisation opportunities, particularly in the #criticalminerals, #mobility, and #renewableenergy sectors. The #Bradfield #Aerotropolis, which includes development of the second international airport (Western Sydney International Airport) and the #Multiversity (collaboration between University of Newcastle, UNSW, University […]

Lost Weekend Brunch with Penelope Richardson, Munich, February 2023

Situated in the centre of the LMU University in Munich is a modern industrial style space named Lost Weekend https://lostweekend.de The German Australian Business Council and Lost Weekend worked together to present Penelope Richardson on February 19, 2023 and her artistic works inspired by her time in Germany. Highlighting historical events through her art, she […]

Australia Day / Waitangi Day Event, Diepenbeek, January 2023

In an ABIE first, ANiB, ABIE Netherlands, ANZCCL and the German Australian Business Council teamed up to jointly celebrate Australia Day and Waitangi Day at Diepenbeek, in  the Belgian border region of Limburg on 28 January 2023. About 30 participants flocked to the Jambalaya restaurant at the country town to be greeted by stone crocodiles […]

Austrade: Trade and Investment Priorities for Europe, Frankfurt, February 2023

On 7 February, we had the pleasure of having Jennifer Mackinlay, General Manager Europe and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in Frankfurt, where she gave an update on their trade and investment priorities for Europe and the United Kingdom. Jennifer emphasized the economic significance of Europe and its deep […]

Job Vacancy: Event Manager

The German Australian Business Council is looking for a new event manager to support our mission to be a catalyst for the generation of business opportunities and relationships between our two nations. The position is available immediately. The primary duties (undertaken independently and/or together with the responsible board member) will be to ensure the smooth […]

Free Trade Agreement Webinar, December 2022

On December 15 we were able to welcome some 50 people from around the globe who had registered for another Business Council webinar, this time on the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Australia featuring the EU Chief Negotiator, Mr Christophe Kiener and Mr Nils Weller, the coordinator for the EU trade negotiations with […]

Christmas Eisstockschießen, Munich, December 2022

On 11 December, the German Australian Business Council hosted a small informal get-together at the Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger. In freezing temperatures we celebrated the festive season over mulled wine and with Eisstockschießen (curling). It was great to have an exclusive group of old and new members and friends in attendance. Despite the low temperature, spirits […]

Ambassador Dinner, Berlin, November 2022

On Thursday, 10th November 2022 the Ambassador Dinner took place at the Australian Embassy in Berlin, as the final Silver Jubilee Signature Event of the German Australian Business Council (GABC), celebrating 25 years of connecting Germany and Australia. The Business Council was very pleased to have the Australian Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Philip Green as […]

Business Council Strategy Meeting, Frankfurt, October 2022

The German Australian Business Council board had a successful meeting in Frankfurt on 29 October discussing our new vision and future strategy. Looking forward to sharing details with our members in the next few months! Many thanks to our corporate member Squire Patton Boggs for hosting us. Left to right: Elisabeth Opie, Sergej Bukovac, Kiki […]