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Flanders Investment & Trade Networking Event

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October 19 2017 | Starts 5.30PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – Free

Hall & Wilcox Lawyers – Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

European Business is excited to co-host a networking with Flanders Investment & Trade and RMIT European Centre. The evening will be a fantastic opportunity to discuss doing business with Belgium, particularly within the research and development industries.

Filippe De Potter, Deputy Director – Investment at Flanders Investment & Trade will be our guest speaker on the night and discuss the opportunities for both Australian and Belgian companies in the Flemish region.

Please join us for an evening of food, drinks and networking with fellow European Business associates. Please register here.

Australia vs Europe Wine Tasting 2017
Rochford Wines

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August 10th 2017 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 2.5 Hours

Cost – $49 per person (includes wine and canapés)

Hall & Wilcox Lawyers – Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

We are excited to invite you to the 2017 Australia v Europe Wine Tasting event.

European Business is proud to announce that John Bright and Phil Lui, sommeliers of Rochford Wines, will guide attendees in comparing an exciting range of wines from Rochford Wines to their European counterparts.

Rochford Wines is a family owned venture located on the Maroondah Highway in Victoria’s oldest grape growing region, the Yarra Valley.

Rochford Wines specialise in high quality, cool climate winemaking in the Yarra Valley. This process imparts distinctive ultra-premium fruit characters to the wines and their traditional winemaking methods ensure not only depth of character, but also some expression of the unique ‘terrior’ of the vineyard.

In June 2015, Rochford Wines’ ‘Dans les Bois’ Pinot Noir received a Gold medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards in London which is arguably the world’s largest and most influential wine show with over 16,000 entries.

In July 2015, Rochford Wines’ ‘L’Enfant Unique’ Pinot Noir was awarded the Geoffrey Crundal Perpetual Trophy for Best Pinot Noir in the Sydney Royal Wine Show and their ‘Bans les Bois’ Chardonnay received a Gold medal.

Come along to compare a variety of wines from Rochford Wines to a selection of European wines as we graze on canapés.

Please note, numbers are strictly limited to 60 people for this event. If you wish to attend, please register here. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Europeans at the Gallery

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On Monday 29 May, European Business was delighted to welcome its affiliates to ‘Europeans at the Gallery’. The event saw close to 400 guests of 13 European Chambers of Industry, Trade and Commerce descend upon the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria for a fabulous night of networking and an exclusive private viewing of this year’s Winter Masterpieces Exhibition, Van Gogh and the Seasons.

We were warmly welcomed by Tina Thoms of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Willem Cosijn, the Consul General in Australia for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator of International Art at the NGV, shared his thoughts and reflections on the life of Van Gogh and the exhibition before guests were invited into the gallery to view a carefully curated selection of masterpieces.

The event was a great success and we are sure a fantastic evening was had by all. European Business would like to thank all those who were able to attend as well as the 13 European Chambers of Industry, Trade and Commerce and the event’s major sponsor Exhibition Centre.

Europeans at the Gallery

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29 May 2017 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – $99 (incl. GST) including the private viewing of the exhibition and drinks and canapés

NGV International – 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

European Business invites you to celebrate the National Gallery of Victoria’s ‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ exhibition with an exclusive private viewing and reception in the stunning Great Hall, famed for its beautiful and intricate glass ceiling by Leonard French.

NGV curator Ted Gott said Van Gogh’s art was a ‘powerful emotional response’ to everything he saw around him and an ‘extraordinary expression of colour’.

Please join us for this magnificent reception, bringing together around 300 guests from 13 European Chambers. Guests will not only enjoy the privilege of an exclusive viewing of this year’s Winter Masterpieces Exhibition, but also a wonderful networking opportunity to meet our European neighbours in Melbourne.

To RSVP please click here.

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2017 New Year Welcome Drinks

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9 February 2017 | Starts 5.30PM | Duration – 3.5 Hours

Cost – Free (registration essential)

Murmur – 17 Warburton Lane, Melbourne

2016 flew by and we decided on a New Year’s Party instead of trying to fit another Christmas party into everyone’s December calendar.

We hope everybody had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break and has been able to start the year with new energy!

Please join us for an evening of food, drinks and conversation with fellow European Business enthusiasts.

This is a free event and friends and partners are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there to kick off the New Year!

Australian vs European Wine Tasting 2016
Mac Forbes Wines

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September 15th 2016 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 2.5 Hours

Cost – $49 per person (includes wine and canapés)

Hall & Wilcox Lawyers – Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

We are excited to invite you to the 2016 Australia v Europe Wine Tasting event.

European Business is proud to announce that Mac Forbes, the head winemaker of Mac Forbes Wines, will guide attendees in comparing an exciting range of Mac Forbes wines to their European counterparts.

In 2004 Mac Forbes commenced a project in the Yarra Valley with the aim to better understand the land and harness its strengths to produce world class wine.

Mac’s journey started many years before when he first donned overalls in the South West of France at the tender age of eighteen. That summer was the catalyst for a now 20 year long career which has seen Mac work with some of the most respected names in the business, both in Australia and overseas.

Mac’s early experiences covered the gamut of winemaking, teaching and marketing. From educating European distributors on Australian wines to consulting to Austrian winemakers, Mac developed a strong understanding of the international wine market and old fashioned winemaking.

Come along to compare a variety of Mac Forbes wines to a selection of European wines as we graze on complimentary canapés.

Please note, numbers are strictly limited to 50 people for this event. If you wish to attend, please register here. Please advise of any dietary requirements
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Central European Business Forum

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August 24th 2016 | Starts 5.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – Free (registration essential)

International Chamber House – Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

After last year’s success, European Business invites you to attend the 2016 Central European Business Forum.

The Central European Business Forum connects Victorian small and medium sized businesses with markets and opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on the substantial interest and feedback received at the event held in 2015, the Forum is featuring an exciting and practical program, which includes information sessions, networking and specialist consultations.

If you wish to attend, please register here.

EuroMix Luncheon
Melbourne

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August 25th 2016 | Starts 12PM | Duration – 2 Hours

Cost – $33 per person (includes fingerfood and drinks)

RMIT University, Building 16, Level 7, 342-344 Swanston Street, Melbourne

We are excited to invite you to the third EuroMix luncheon for 2016.

Please join us for an informal, stand up business lunch where you will have the chance to network with the European business community in Melbourne.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Places for this event are limited – please register here as soon as possible.

European Business Update
July 2016

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Welcome to the beginning of a new financial year in Australia and the halfway point of 2016. We hope everyone has had a fantastic first half of 2016. European Business has had a great start to 2016, hosting two successful events as well as being involved in three others.

In February, European Business was honoured to welcome back His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer, AC. His Excellency is the current Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and was able to share his insights into the challenges facing the UK and the EU in light of issues such as terrorism, the Ukraine conflict and the ongoing refugee crisis.

In April, European Business welcomed Mr David Campbell, Australian Consul General Frankfurt and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Western Europe for Austrade. David has over 18 years of experience in the Australasian and UK/European markets with a background in wholesale and investment banking sectors, global capital markets and wealth management. He discussed Europe in the context of the region as an important source of trade for Australia.

In May, European Business’ president, Oliver Jankowsky, was invited to present at RMIT’s European Union Centre’s second Policy Briefing for 2016. The Briefing focused on issues for businesses expanding into the European Union or Australia. Oliver used his experience assisting European companies entering the Australian market to outline the requirements under the current Australian law. Oliver was joined by Professor Gabriele Suder, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Business School/FBE, University of Melbourne and Mr Ivano Casella, Head of the Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Australia.

In the second half of 2016 European Business is planning to hold a number of events including our famous annual wine tasting night. Please check back regularly to our events page for more information.

Brexit: Making Sense of Complex Challenges
RMIT European Union Centre

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July 14th 2016 | Starts 12.30PM | Duration – 1.5 Hours

Cost – Free

RMIT University, City Campus, Building 13, Level 3, 397-405 Russell Street, Melbourne

Brexit: the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union which has shocked people not only in the United Kingdom and Europe, but throughout the world.

Already the decision in the British referendum has added instability in global markets, and has generated profound uncertainty about the future relations amongst Britain, Europe and Australia. Questions have been raised as to how worried Australians should be about the consequences; whether or not the decision will affect Australia’s economic and social relations with the UK and Europe; and the kinds of opportunities that may arise as a consequence of the decision being implemented.

The seminar, hosted by RMIT’s European Union Centre and the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA), will explore these questions and others with a panel lead by CESSA’s President, Associate Professor Bruno Masciltelli. Other panellists include Oliver Jankowsky, President of European Business, Professor Joseph Siracusa, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT and Ian Howie, formerly United Nations, and now Adjunct, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT.

A light lunch will be provided; for catering purposes, if you wish to attend, please register here.