2019 PROGRAMME

Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services  
8 February 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney  co-hosted by McKinsey & Company

Commissioner Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development  co-hosted by Carla Zampatti AC
10 February 2019, Cocktail Reception, Sydney supported by Kreglinger

Alastair Walton, Australian Consul-General to New York
12 February 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by Swisse

Paul O’Sullivan, Chairman, Western Sydney Airport    
15 February 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Caltex

HE General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia     
27 February 2019, Cocktail Reception, Sydney

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and the Public Service
27 February 2019, Boardroom Dinner, Sydney
co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

HE Mr Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador to France
4 March 2019, Roundtable Discussion, Melbourne
co-hosted by IFM Investors

Commissioner Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development    
6 March 2019, Business Forum, Sydney
co-hosted by the EU Delegation

Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Australia    
6 March 2019, Boardroom Dinner, Melbourne co-hosted by National Australia Bank

International Women’s Day Lunch with Sue Morphet, President, Chief Executive Women; Dr Stephanie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer, Austrade and Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of Germany to Australia
8 March 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by ING Australia

Hon Helen Coonan, Chair, Australian Financial Complaints Authority     
14 March 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Suncorp

Hon Jason Clare MP, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment and Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia    
18 March 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Thales Australia

Helena König, Deputy Director-General, European Commission and FTA Chief Negotiator
28 March 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Canberra co-hosted by The Group of Eight

Dr Lykke Friis, former Danish Minister for Energy and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Copenhagen 
1 April 2019, Roundtable Discussion, Sydney

Federal Budget Dinner    
2 April 2019, Corporate Dinner, Parliament House, Canberra co-hosted by National Australia Bank                                      

Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury                      
9 April 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney

Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy
11 April 2019, Boardroom Dinner, Sydney co-hosted by PwC Australia 

Greg Medcraft, Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD                                                                                                   
2 May 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills           

Federal Election Lunch with Hon Simon Crean, EABC Deputy Chair and former Leader of the Australian Labor Party and      
Hon Richard Alston AO, former Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and former Federal President of the Liberal Party of Australia          
7 May 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by PwC Australia 

Federal Election Lunch with Hon Nick Greiner AC, Federal President of the Liberal Party and                           
Mr Stephen Loosley AM, former National President of the Labor Party    
8 May 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by McKinsey & Company

Brett Himbury, Chief Executive Officer, IFM Investors                        
9 May 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Goldman Sachs 

Hon Alexander Downer AC, Executive Chair, International School of Government, King’s College London          
14 May 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne

Daniel Walton, National Secretary, Australian Workers’ Union                            
29 May 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by AICD       

EU Election Forum with Hon Nick Greiner AC, EABC Chair, Zoya Sheftalovich, POLITICO Contributing Editor, Professor Simon Tormey, The University of Sydney, Department of Government and IR Professor, Jamie Smyth, Financial Times Australia Correspondent, and HE Dr Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Australia
3 June 2019, Business Forum & Cocktail Reception, Sydney

Marie Lebec MP, Member of the French National Assembly and Christophe Lecourtier AO, Group CEO of BusinessFrance    
21 June 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Paris co-hosted by the Assemblée Nationale

EABC Business Mission to Europe – Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels, Copenhagen, Malmö, London         
23 June – 2 July  2019 supported by Etihad Airways and Swisse

HE Mr Justin Brown PSM, Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO and  Alison Burrows, Chief Negotiator EU-FTA, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                                                                 
4 July 2019, Forum & Cocktail Reception, Brussels

Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope
22 July 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney

Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope
23 July 2019, Cocktail Reception, Canberra

Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
25 July 2019, Boardroom Dinner, Sydney co-hosted by The Group of Eight

Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales 
29 July 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by QBE

Lloyd Brodrick, Australian Ambassador-designate to Poland
30 July 2019, Roundtable Discussion, Sydney

Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
31 July 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills

EABC and The Group of Eight Joint Board Dinner  
8 August 2019, Boardroom Dinner, Melbourne co-hosted by The Group of Eight     

Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, Treasurer of New South Wales  
16 August 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency
19 August 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Thales Australia

Bernard Philip, Australian Ambassador-designate to Sweden, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
28 August 2019, Roundtable Discussion, Sydney

David Neal, Chief Executive Officer, Future Fund 
30 August 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills

Hon Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria              
4 September 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by Monash University

Tony Fraser AO CSC, Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, Department of Defence  
5 September 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Thales Australia

HE Mr Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador to France
12 September 2019, Cocktail Reception, Sydney

HE Dr Greg French, Australian Ambassador to Italy
13 September 2019, Roundtable Discussion, Melbourne co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills

 Wayne Byres, Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority
13 September 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne
co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

Hon Greg Combet AM, Chairman, Industry Super Australia
18 September 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney  co-hosted by ING Australia                    

Alan Wolff, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organisation
19 September 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by McKinsey & Company

HE Ms Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, UK High Commissioner to Australia
25 September 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney

Philip Aiken AM, Chairman, Balfour Beatty plc
30 September 2019, Cocktail Reception, Sydney

Hon Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment   
1 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Caltex Australia

Chris Eccles AO, Secretary, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet                                                     
4 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by PwC Australia

MEDEF French Business Leaders Delegation to Australia                                                                               
9 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney
co-hosted by National Australia Bank                                  

EABC Delegation to Parliament House                                                                                                               
15-16 October 2019, Canberra

Helena König, Deputy Director-General, European Commission and FTA Chief Negotiator      
17 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Canberra co-hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to Australia

Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
24 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by PwC Australia           

Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer            
28 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Suncorp

Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                        
30 October 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by BHP

Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport & Roads       
6 November 2019, Boardroom Dinner, Sydney co-hosted by Siemens

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence                
7 November 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Thales Australia

HE Mr Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
8 November 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney co-hosted by Link Group  

Alison Burrows, Chief Negotiator EU-FTA, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
11 November 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne co-hosted by BDO  

Pat Cox, Former President, European Parliament
12 November 2019, Roundtable Discussion, Sydney

European Business Forum, EABC- EUECC Annual Joint Meeting 
14 November 2019, Business Forum, Sydney co-hosted by ING Australia

Tim Wilson MP, Chair of Standing Committee on Economics
18 November 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Melbourne

EABC Annual General Meeting
28 November 2019, Sydney

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
28 November 2019, Cocktail Reception and Boardroom Dinner, Sydney

HE Mr Justin Brown PSM, Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO
19 December 2019, Boardroom Lunch, Sydney