Entries by Suzanne Heim

Interim Report: Inquiry into the Australian Government’s Approach to Negotiating Trade and Investment Agreements, February 2024

The German Australian Business Council were invited to provide feedback on the Inquiry into the Australian Government’s Approach to Negotiating Trade and Investment Agreements in a public hearing at Parliament House, Canberra in October 2023. On 6 February 2024, the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth presented its interim report on this matter. […]

Board Strategy Meeting, Frankfurt, January 2024

Our board met in January to discuss strategies, priorities and plans for 2024. We are committed to action our membership’s feedback to deliver quality events and information on the hot topics of our two nations. Many thanks to our corporate member Squire Patton Boggs for kindly hosting us! We look forward to discussing them with […]

What’s at the core of the Australian German relationship? January 2024

Here is a LinkedIn post from the Australian Embassy Germany highlighting Australia and Germany’s work together on a wide range of shared bilateral, regional and global interests. These include security and defence, strengthening the multilateral system, tackling Climate Change, and supporting the green transition, with particular collaboration on Hydrogen and Critical Minerals. Plus the successful […]

Christmas Networking Event, Munich, December 2023

On 17 December, the German Australian Business Council hosted a small informal business networking get-together at the Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger. In freezing temperatures we celebrated the festive season over mulled wine and with Eisstockschießen. It was great to have an exclusive group of members and friends in attendance. Despite the low temperature, spirits were certainly […]

IBCM / GABC Meeting, Munich, November 2023

IBCM/GABC event 29 November 2023 Guest Speaker Rainer Karcher, Global Head of Sustainability at Allianz Technology Together with members of the IBCM-affiliated clubs and organised by the American German Business Club Munich, Rainer Karcher led an enlivened, highly informative, and thought-provoking discussion. He addressed:  “Sustainable IT – Addressing the Impact the Exponential Rise of Digitization […]

Vulcan Energy Resources LEOP Opening, Landau, November 2023

The German Australian Business Council congratulates our new corporate member Vulcan Energy Resources on the opening of their Zero Carbon Lithium Optimisation Plant in Landau. The official opening on 23 November had representation from key Australian shareholders, strategic investors from the German automotive industry and more broadly Europe, German and European politicians, analysts, and local to […]

Breakfast Briefing with the Australian Embassy, Frankfurt, November 2023

On 24th November Kate Luxford, Chargé d’Affaire a.I. of the Australian Embassy, held a breakfast briefing in Frankfurt with 17 members and friends of the German Australian Business Council. Kate gave an brief update of the events and relevant issues since the departure of Ambassador Philip Green in July. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Minister […]

New Zealand Ambassador’s Reception, Munich, November 2023

The German Australian Business Council and AHK New Zealand welcomed H.E. Craig Hawke, New Zealand Ambassador to Germany, on 8 November 2023 at the Adina Apartment Hotel Munich. H.E. Craig Hawke addressed “optimism” as a key stone of NZ’s way of life and touched on a number of topics including NZ’s diversified culture and attractiveness […]

Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, October 2023

Down Under Berlin Film Festival celebrated its 11th edition in October at the iconic Moviemento Kino in Berlin. The festival program comprised of various feature films, shorts films and documentaries from Australia and New Zealand and was supported by the embassies of Australia and New Zealand. Tourism Australia was on board as the festival’s major sponsor […]

Business Council Public Hearing Appearance – FTA Negotiation Inquiry, 20 October

Following the Free Trade Agreement submission made by the German Australian Business Council, we have been invited by the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth to appear at a public hearing in Parliament House, Canberra regarding their inquiry into the Australian Government’s approach to negotiating trade and investment agreements. The public hearing will […]