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2018 New Year Welcome Drinks

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8 February 2018 | Starts 5.30PM | Duration – 3.5 Hours

Cost – Free (registration essential)

Hophaus Bier Bar Grill – Shop MR5, Mid Level, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank

2017 flew by and, due to the success of our New Year’s Party in 2017, we have decided to host another one.

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. Registrations are essential, please register here.

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

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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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.

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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Australian-Austrian Networking Event

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March 26th 2015 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – $39 per person (includes Austrian food and drinks)

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

Please join European Business and Advantage Austria to learn more about doing business with Austria at the next European Business networking event co-hosted with Advantage Austria.

Mr Guido Stock, Trade Commissioner and Consul General, will be our guest speaker on the night.

There will be delicious Austrian food and beverages on offer.

If you wish to attend please register here. Please advise of any dietary requirements

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Ms Tea Dietterich
Business communication in a global economy

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February 17th 2015 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – $35 per person (includes one welcome drink and canapés)

Campari House – 23-25 Hardware Lane Melbourne 3000 http://www.camparihouse.com.au

We cordially invite you to come along to listen to Tea Dietterich, CEO of 2M Language Services. Tea is in charge of leading the 2M Team providing translations with publication quality into 170+ languages. Specialised in translations across a range of industries, 2M also provides foreign language typesetting & DTP, multilingual publications as well as website localization & apps. 2M’s dedicated recording studio produces multilingual voice overs, dubbing & subtitling. Based both in Brisbane (Head Office) and Paris (2M Europe Office), Tea is very active within the international trade sector and works closely with the Australian Export Council & Australia China Business Council.

If you wish to attend, please register here. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer AC

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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.

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European Business Christmas Drinks 2014

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December 9th 2014 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – Free

Murmur – 17 Warburton Lane, Melbourne

We are happy to house this very enjoyable event once again at Murmur – exactly that type of venue that Melbourne is famous for – discreet, cozy and almost impossible to find ! It is located upstairs in 17 Warburton Ln, Melbourne. Food will be provided, all you need to do is grab a drink and then relax from the hustle and bustle of the season over a nice conversation. Please feel welcome to bring friends and partners along.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by 3 December by registering here.

Mr Serdar Baycan
The Australian-Turkish business relationship

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October 16th 2014 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 3 Hours

Cost – $59 per person (includes drinks and canapés)

Tazio – 66 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000 – www.tazio.com.au

European Business is pleased to announce Mr Serdar Baycan, Australian Chairman of the Bilateral Trade Agreement between the Australian Industry Group and it’s Turkish equivalent,  The Foreign Relations Board of Turkey for our next networking event on 16th October. Serdar will talk about the Australian-Turkish business relationship, the 100 year anniversary of the landing in Gallipoli which is due to occur in 2015, and what the future holds for these two, specially bound countries.

Turkey and Australia already have many commercial ties including across defence, mining, construction and food sectors with current bilateral trade at $1.4 billion. In his capacity as Managing Director of Tectura Architects, Serdar’s current work includes the Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial Sculpture near the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne’s city centre, as part of the 2015 ANZAC Centenary commemorations. Serdar’s other professional activities have included his position as a Director of the Board of Austin Health and as chairperson of the West Gate Bridge Memorial Park Association, both in Melbourne.

We cordially invite you to come along to listen to this travelled and highly experienced speaker and enjoy the nice atmosphere at Tazio. Please advise of any dietary requirements. If you wish to attend, please complete and return the attached event registration form by 9 October to tyb@kindle.com.au.

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European Business Launch Event

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July 17th 2014 | Starts 6.00PM | Duration – 2.5 Hours

Hall & Wilcox Lawyers Level 39, 600 Bourke St  Melbourne

The European Business committee, lead by President Oliver Jankowsky, welcomes you to the launch of European Business. European Business, formerly known as ABIE Australia (Australian Business in Europe), has a new look and feel and we invite you to join us at our launch event on  the 24th July.

Come along and hear about our future  plans, hear from our UK and German ABIE  affiliates and network among our members  and guests. For catering purposes, please RSVP by  Thursday 17 July 2014 to Michelle  Aggromito on (03) 9603 3145 or  michelle.aggromito@hallandwilcox.com.au.  Please advise of any dietary requirements. For further information please see event invitation.

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