German Australian Business Council Chair, Sabine Pittrof, attended the Ambassador’s Gala Dinner of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Sydney on the 18th of October, 2019. The event marked the introduction of the new German Ambassador to Australia, Dr Thomas Fitschen. In his address, the Ambassador gave an overview of the status of German-Australian relations, highlighting their breadth and emphasising their amicable character. Dr Fitschen also reminded the audience of the imminent thirtieth anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Well over 150 attendees shared a lively exchange and enjoyed great music from band Superstitious. The music certainly kept Sabine awake despite having gone straight into the function after a 25 hour trip!
Many thanks and congratulations are due to the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce for putting on an excellent function!
Dr Michael Zettinig (German- Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce), Dr Sabine Pittrof and German Ambassador to Australia Dr Thomas Fitschen. (Photo courtesy of the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce)