Founded in 1999, the European Australian Business Council (EABC) is the premier corporate forum for promoting the trade and investment relationship between Australia and Europe, with Europe as a whole representing Australia’s most significant economic partner overall and an expanding market of over 500 million consumers for Australian services exports and investment.
The Council brings together various business organisations and trade agencies supporting the Australian-European trade and investment relationship, and corporations with significant commercial interests in Australian and European markets.
The Council provides an effective forum for private and public sector leaders to engage in high-level discussion on economic and public policy issues affecting the bilateral business relationship, and joint co-operation on a range of mutual interests.
As an independent, private sector-led initiative, the Council also works with Australian and European governments, diplomatic missions and trade agencies, international organisations, as well as bilateral chambers and other peak business associations.
The EABC is an incorporated, not for profit organisation, with three principal categories of membership. These are; Major & Corporate Partners, Corporate Council and Charter & Associate Members.
EABC’s Corporate Members include Australian and European corporations who hold a major stake in the economic relationship through their activities in trade, politics, government and academic life.
EABC’s Charter & Associate members include bilateral Chambers of Commerce, Embassies and Consulates, Trade Offices and Industry Associations.