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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.

Policy Briefing – Business Migration: Issues for businesses expanding into the European Union or Australia
RMIT European Union Centre

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May 18th 2016 | Starts 12PM | Duration – 2 Hours

Cost – Free

RMIT University, Courtroom 3 in Building 20, 124 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne

This event is the second in a series of Policy Briefings that RMIT’s European Union Centre will conduct in order to highlight specific issues which might be important in the negotiations over the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the European Union.

The key speakers at this Briefing will be Mr Oliver Jankowsky, President of European Business, and Professor Gabriele Suder, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Business School/FBE, University of Melbourne. Mr Ivano Casella, Head of the Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Australia will also contribute.

The Briefing is designed to bring diverse points of view together so as to crystallise information needs and, where appropriate, policy implications for the FTA negotiations.

EuroMix Luncheon
Melbourne

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May 12th 2016 | Starts 12PM | Duration – 2 Hours

Cost – $36 per person (includes fingerfood and drinks)

Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, Southbank Promenade, Southbank

After a sold-out event in February we are excited to invite you to the second 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.

Please feel welcome to bring friends and colleagues along.

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

‘The Outlook for Europe’
David Campbell, Australian Consul General Frankfurt and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Western Europe

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April 27th 2016 | Starts 12.30PM | Duration – 2 Hours

Cost – $39 per person (includes fingerfood and drinks)

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

We are excited to welcome David Campbell, Australian Consul General Frankfurt and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Western Europe for Austrade to update attendees on recent European developments and what they mean for Australia’s interests.

David Campbell was appointed Consul General Frankfurt and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Western Europe in February 2013. He manages a network of offices in major European markets and is responsible for the Australian Government’s investment promotion and facilitation activities across the region.

David joined Austrade from the financial services industry with more than 18 years of experience in Australasian and UK/European markets.

Originally a finance lawyer, he has held numerous senior business development roles in the wholesale and investment banking sectors, covering structured and principal finance, global capital markets, and wealth management.

Please join European Business and David to discuss the exciting and important trade region that is Europe.

Please feel welcome to invite friends and colleagues to this event.

If you wish to attend, please register here as soon as possible.

His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer, AC

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February 4th 2016 | Invitation Only |

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

On Thursday 4th February 2016 European Business had the pleasure once more 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, in particular the United Kingdom, especially in light of the significant events across Europe that took place in 2015. He discussed the impact of the Ukraine conflict, the threatened exit of Greece from the Euro and the November terrorist attacks that shook the French capital, Paris. The ongoing refugee crisis in the region and in particular the impact and future ramifications not only for the United Kingdom but also for the Schengen system were discussed in depth.

European Business Christmas Drinks 2015

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December 1st 2015 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – Free

Murmur Bar – 17 Warburton Lane Melbourne 3000 – http://www.murmur.com.au

Please join us at this free event and use the opportunity to network, reflect on the past year and celebrate the festive season.

Food will be provided.

Please feel welcome to bring friends and partners along.

For catering purposes please RSVP by registering here.

Australian vs European Wine Tasting 2015
De Bortoli Wines

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July 30th 2015 | 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

European Business is proud to announce that this year’s event is generously sponsored by De Bortoli Wines.

Established in 1928, De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo.

De Bortoli has expanded into some of Australia’s best known wine regions across Victoria and New South Wales including the Yarra, King and Hunter Valleys from its original base in Bilbul, in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales.

In New South Wales, the Riverina produces the acclaimed Noble One, world class fortified and premium varietal wines while the Hunter Valley is renowned for the unique character and longevity of its Semillon and Shiraz wines.

In Victoria the Yarra Valley is recognised for its cool climate wines made from classic varieties notably Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the north east the King Valley is establishing a reputation for its delicious European style wines.

Steve Webber (Chief Winemaker of De Bortoli, Yarra Valley) will be leading us through the night on an interesting journey comparing quality European and Australian wines. Steve has received much recognition for innovation and wine-style development including being awarded the 2007 Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine. He is an active senior wine show judge and was one of the leaders in the Melbourne Wine Show revolution as Chairman of judges in 2008-2010.

Come along and enjoy an evening of wine tasting with an award-winning winemaker from a world class winery as we graze on complimentary canapés.

Please note, numbers are strictly limited to 40 people for this event. If you wish to attend, please register here. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

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