Art Exhibition and Concert, 12th April, 2019

The German Ambassador to Australia and Patron and President of Art Circle Residence, H. E. Dr Anna Prinz, is pleased to invite German Australian Business Council Members and Friends to an exhibition and concert at Hofgut Battenberg (Pfalz) on the 12th of April, 2019 from  5pm.

More information can be found on the website 

All enquires should be directed to the organisers using the email:

Queensland and Berlin sign Declaration on Intent in Health Matters

The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, and the Premier of Queensland, Anastacia Palaszczuk, have just signed a Declaration of Intent to cooperate in the field of health.

Michael Schütz

Brisbane – German Science and Innovation Day

Brisbane German Week is an annual event to highlight the relationships between Germany and Australia, and more particularly with Queensland and its capital Brisbane. This year’s science and innovation day was held at the Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point Campus. Organised by Prof. Michael Rosemann, Honorary Consul for Germany in the city and also Professor for Information Systems at QUT, other universities from South East Queensland also participated.

Students and Presenters

Students and Presenters at Science and Innovation Day at Brisbane German Week

Attended by around 100 people in total the day brought students and academics together to discuss their research and how German Ph.D. students worked in Australian universities – as well as discussions on how Australians had coped in a German research environment. A number of case studies were presented of successful collaborations and a panel outlined funding opportunities for study abroad and support for research.

Michael Schütz

Michael Schütz giving keynote lecture at Science and Innovation Day in Brisbane

Prof. Michael Schütz, formerly at Berlin’s Charité hospital and now at QUT gave the keynote speech about bilateral opportunities between Queensland and Berlin and looked forward to the forthcoming visit of Berlin’s mayor to Brisbane where the new health alliance between the states of Berlin and Queensland will be announced.



Robert Harrison

Robert Harrison at Science and Innovation Day in Brisbane

Our board member Rob Harrison also introduced the work of the German Australian Business Council.

(Photos courtesy of Michael Rosemann/Brisbane German Week)

New Expat group founded- Frankfurt

A new group for expatriates has been founded in Frankfurt. Expat Family Frankfurt aims to bring together members of the international community in the city for networking and social activities. For more information, please access their website at:

GABC represented at the Australia- Germany Business Summit.

The German Australian Business Council was represented at the Australia- Germany Business Summit in Melbourne on 21st of September, 2018. The conference brought together leaders from German Australian businesses in the fields of digitalisation, energy, mobility and many other sectors for a day of discussion and networking. Congratulations to the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Australia on a successful follow up conference to last year’s APRC in Perth.


The photo shows Volkmar Klein MdB, Peter Dreher (the founding president of the Business Council) and the current Chair, Sabine Pittrof.

Australia-Germany Business Summit and Gala Dinner- Melbourne, September 2018

The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) is pleased to invite German Australian Business Council Members and Friends to the Australia-Germany Business Summit and Gala Dinner to be held on the 21st of September, 2018 in Melbourne.


More information and booking details can be found at


Please direct all enquiries directly to the organisers.

Australian Immigration Regulation Webinar- September 12th, 2018

German Australian Business Council Members and Friends are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar hosted by the German- Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK).

The webinar is on the topic Australian Immigration Regulation: An overview of the current visa categories and recent changes. It will take place on September 12, 2018 at 9am German time. Participation is free. The session will be in German.

Registration can be made at . Please direct all enquires directly to the organiser at

ASX IPO Workshop- Berlin, September 2018

German Australian Business Council members and friends are invited to an ASX IPO workshop in Berlin on 4th September, 2018 from1730-1900. The workshop focuses on how German companies can access equity funding in the Australian capital markets. Representatives from ASX and a newly listed company will discuss their experience of the process. The session will conclude with networking over refreshments.

For more information and registration, please visit website: . Please direct all enquiries regarding the event directly to the organisers.

Brisbane German Week, 30.09. – 14.10.2018

Brisbane German Week was initiated by German Honorary Consul Professor Michael Rosemann in 2016, and has grown to be a significant event in Brisbane’s yearly calendar. Brisbane German Week 2018 promises to integrate and portray all the important facets of the German-Australian relationship.

The event will span a fortnight of colourful functions including a national German language competition with an expected 5,000 participants, theme days for Science and Innovation, Business and History, a classical concert on the Day of German Unity (German National Day) and, of course, Oktoberfest Brisbane.

From 30 September to 14 October this year, Brisbane will showcase its educational, scientific, economic, political and cultural connections to Germany in cooperation with schools, universities, businesses and numerous other organisations.

German Australian Business Council Members and Friends are warmly invited to join the activities!

For more information, please visit their website:

Third Australian German-Science and Innovation Day, Brisbane German Week October 2018

The Call for Presentations for the 3rd Australian-German Science and Innovation Day is now open. The event will take place on the 2nd of October, 2018 at the Gardens Points campus of QUT as part of Brisbane German Week 2018.

One of the main focuses of this event is ‘Economy and Science 4.0’. An event highlight will be the panel discussion with representatives from all major research funding bodies in Germany and Australia. German Australian Business Council Members and Friends are invited to use the opportunity to present your research and showcase your collaboration within the Australian-German network. One page proposals should be submitted by Friday, 24 August 2018 directly to the organisers.

More information can be found at the link below.