February 5th 2015 | Invitation Only | Duration – 3 Hours
Hall & Wilcox Lawyers Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street Melbourne
On Thursday 5th February 2015 European Business had the pleasure of hosting an intimate, invitation only event with His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer, AC.
In March 2014 Mr. Downer was appointed Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Prior to this appointment he was the United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus as well as enjoying a long and fruitful career in Australian politics where he was Australia’s longest serving Minister for Foreign Affairs between 1996 and 2007.
Mr. Downer shared his insights on the challenges facing the European Union. He discussed the relationship between Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia. He emphasised that while Asia’s economy was on the rise, Europe and the United Kingdom still combined to provide the highest amount of direct investment into Australia’s economy than any other region.