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 –

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

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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  Please advise of any dietary requirements. For further information please see event invitation.

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