2018 New Year Welcome Drinks

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Welcome to 2018. We hope that everyone had a relaxing Christmas and wonderful start to the New Year.

On Thursday, 8 February, European Business was delighted to welcome more than 100 guests at Hophaus for our new year’s reception. It was a great opportunity to network and reflect on the past year and talk about our goals for the new year.

European Business would like to thank all attendees for this successful evening and we look forward to sharing with you our other events which we have planned for 2018.

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.

2017 Annual General Meeting

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European Business Inc. held its AGM on 21 November 2017.

The following office bearers were elected for the forthcoming year:
President – Oliver Jankowsky
Vice-President – Dorothée Hartmann
Treasurer – Ty Beveridge
Secretary – Alicia Haesslein
Committee Members – André Jaeggi, Frank Hinoporos, Peter Lake, Graham Ludecke and Manuela Erb

European Business celebrated a successful year marked with highlights such as the Europeans at the Gallery, our annual Australia v Europe wine tasting and the Flanders Investment & Trade networking event.

The Committee would like to thank all those who have supported the organisation over the past 12 months and we look forward to another fantastic year ahead.

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.

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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On Tuesday 17th February 2015 European Business had the pleasure of hosting Tea Dietterich, CEO of 2M Language Services. 2M specialises in translations with publication quality into 170+ languages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Tea is a board member of Australian Business in Europe – France and the Rosetta Foundation, an organisation focused on social justice, development and inclusion through equal access to information and knowledge across all languages.

Tea shared her experience of the ever evolving technologies allowing rapid translation of large amounts of text. She highlighted how the latest programs used in her field are assisting global businesses with efficient and consistent development of documents, such as policies and operating manuals, to be released across their international, multilingual organisations. Tea also discussed the importance of clear communication, including conversation, documentation and observation of  local business etiquette in fostering  prosperous multilingual business relationships.

Overall it was a fantastic evening at Campari House with a rare opportunity to hear from a trail-blazer in a crucial aspect of global business. European Business would like to thank Tea and all those who were able to make it on the night.

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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2015 Welcome & Update

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Welcome to 2015. We hope everyone had a relaxing Christmas and wonderful start to the New Year.

The last quarter of 2014 saw European Business hold two successful events. In October, 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 made an interesting presentation on the Australian-Turkish business relationship, the 100 year anniversary of the landing in Gallipoli which is due to occur this year and what the future holds for these two, specially bound countries. Towards the latter end of the year, in December, our annual Christmas drinks were held again at Murmur. It was a fantastic opportunity to network and reflect on the past year. European Business would like to thank all those who supported these two events.

In the first part of 2015 European Business is excited to announce two upcoming events.

On 17th February we have the pleasure of hosting our first event of the year with guest speaker, Ms Tea Dietterich, CEO of 2M Language Services. Tea is in charge of leading the 2M Team providing translations with publication quality into 170+ languages and is very active within the international trade sector, working closely with the Australian Export Council & Australia China Business Council.

On 26th March we will be holding an Australian-Austrian networking event in partnership with Advantage Austria.

For more information on these events and to register please refer to our events page.

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.

European Business Launch Event

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On 24 July European Business celebrated it’s re-launch with an event at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers. Oliver Jankowsky, the President of European Business, said: “The association is unique in its ability to offer business connections with the whole of Europe. It is strongly represented in larger European countries such as Germany, France and Britain but one of its strengths is the ability to connect with smaller European nations as well.”

Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner, Tony Macvean, said the firm was proud to support European Business. “A strength of the European Business organisation is its business focus” said Mr Macvean.

The launch event was well attended by representatives from several European chambers of commerce and from various companies including Accenture, Ernst & Young, Seek Limited, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Sabco Australia.

Distinguished guests included Dr Mark Higgie, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister and Australian Ambassador-designate to the EU, Belgium, Luxemburg and NATO.

Special thanks to Dick Porter from ABIE UK and Dr. Robert Harrison from ABIE Germany for addressing the audience and helping to make the launch event a success.

Photos by Gemma Laming from the event can now be seen here.

Annual General Meeting

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ABIE held its Annual General Meeting on 7 May 2014.

During the meeting, the newly elected Executive Committee members were appointed. The newly elected  Executive Committee members are:

  • Oliver Jankowsky as the new President;
  • Frank Hinoporos as the new Vice President
  • Ty Beveridge as the new Treasurer; and
  • Michelle Aggromito as the new Secretary.

The members of ABIE’s committee also voted to change the name of the organization to European Business.

 

ABIE Australia’s New Executive Committee

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ABIE Australia has recently undergone some changes to the Executive Committee.

ABIE Australia would like to welcome:

  • Oliver Jankowsky as the new President;
  • Frank Hinoporos as the new Vice President
  • Ty Beveridge as the new Treasurer; and
  • Michelle Aggromito as the new Secretary.

ABIE would also like to thank Peter Dreher for his role as President, Paul Cochrane for his role as Treasurer and Elizabeth Chieppo for her role as Secretary.

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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