German Update From Down Under webinar, October 2021

On Thursday, 28 October 2021 the German Australian Business Council hosted the webinar German Update From Down Under, providing an update on current business topics between Germany and Australia. Our distinguished guest speakers were Dr Thomas Fitschen, German Ambassador to Australia; Cornelis Keijzer, Head of Trade, Economics, Research and Innovation Delegation of the EU to Australia; and Christoph von Speßhardt, Executive Director of the German Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

In their presentations, all three provided an insight into topics such as the German-Australian hydrogen alliance, the Enhanced Strategic Partnership between Germany and Australia, and the current state of the Free-Trade-Agreement between Australian and the EU.

The webinar attracting close to 50 registrations mainly from Germany, Australia and the UK, and was moderated by Sabine Pittrof, chair of the German Australian Business Council. During the Q&A session, participants had the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers.