Entries by Suzanne Heim

Ambassador’s Dinner, Frankfurt, June 2024

We are delighted to welcome our new patron Ambassador Natasha Smith at our Ambassador’s Dinner in Frankfurt this week. Ambassador Smith introduced herself in a Q+A fashion, interviewed by board member the Hon. André Haermeyer, expressing her commitment to energy as well as interest on people in the long history of German-Australian relationship. We welcome our co-patron Consul […]

AGM 2024, Frankfurt & Online, April 2024

On 25th April 2024 the German Australian Business Council held its Annual General Meeting at the beautiful offices of FrankfurtRheinMain. We are proud to report 16 events in 2023, as well as 2 policy submissions and participation in a parliamentary hearing on the FTA. We farewell and thank board members Eberhard Goihl, Peirui Tan, Sergej […]

Business Networking & Australian Wine Tasting Evening, March 2024

What a start to 2024 for Berlin business networking! The German Australian Business Council in collaboration with Club Vivanova launched their local events on 13 March 2024, hosting a Business Networking and Australian Wine Tasting Evening at the SANA Hotel Berlin. The participants heard from Andre Haermeyer (Deputy Chairman, German Australian Business Council) who spoke […]

European Space Agency Introduction & Guided Visit, Darmstadt, February 2024

The German Australian Business Council entered Deep Space – for an evening! A very successful event was conducted on February 29 at the premises of the European Space Agency‘s (ESA) operating centre (ESOC – https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC) in Darmstadt with over 50 attendees, with Octave Procope-Mamert, Head of Ground Facilities, leading through the evening. The evening commenced with […]

Kangaroo Stammtisch, Munich, February 2024

Munich members enjoyed an after-work Stammtisch at the Park Café, which adjoins the Old Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, 27 February 2024. Restarting a pre-pandemic institution, the Kangaroo Tisch, 20 people gathered together to talk about Australia, Germany, and strengthening relations between our countries. One subject of great interest – how do you get dual nationality, […]

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 […]