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2016 Speakers & Events List

HE The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
9 February 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by DLA Piper

Launch of 2016 Programme with Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation Australia
11 February 2016, Reception, Sydney – co-hosted by QBE Group

Mr Kevin McCann AM, Chairman, Macquarie Group
15 February 2016, Forum and Lunch, Canberra

Ambassador Stephen Brady AO CVO, Australian Ambassador to France
17 February 2016, Forum and Dinner, Sydney – co-hosted by Louis Vuitton

The Hon Bill Marmion MLA, WA Minister for Finance, Mines and Petroleum and
The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, WA Attorney-General and Minister for Commerce
22 February 2016, Corporate Breakfast, Perth

Ms Helena Konig, Director Asia and Latin America, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
29 February 2016, Forum and Dinner, Canberra – co-hosted by Swisse

HE Mr Timo Soini, Foreign Minister of Finland and HE Mrs Marina Kaljurand, Foreign Minister of Estonia
1 March 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney

Professor Filippo Taddei, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Italy
11 March 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Macquarie Group

Ms Jillian Broadbent AO, Chair, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
15 March 2016, Forum and Lunch, Melbourne – co-hosted by ACCIONA

The Hon Mike Baird MP, Premier, New South Wales
23 March 2016, Forum and Dinner, Sydney – co-hosted by Lendlease

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade
30 March 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by National Australia Bank

Mr Chuck Grindstaff, Global President and CEO of Siemens PLM Software
31 March 2016, Forum and Lunch, Canberra – co-hosted by Siemens

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
31 March 2016, Cocktail Reception, Sydney – co-hosted by PwC

Ms Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive Officer, Destination NSW
14 April 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Virgin Australia

Mr Mike Mrdak, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
28 April 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by DLA Piper

2016 Federal Budget Dinner
3 May 2016, Reception and Dinner, Canberra – co-hosted by National Australia Bank

Mr Mark Hauptmann MdB, Member of the German Bundestag
24 May 2016, Cocktail Reception, Sydney

HE Dr Mark Higgie, Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg, and NATO
30 May 2016, Forum and Dinner, Sydney – co-hosted by DibbsBarker

HE Mr Christophe Lecourtier, French Ambassador to Australia
6 June 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Thales Australia

Dr David Gruen, Deputy Secretary, Economic and G20 Sherpa, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
9 June 2016, Forum & Lunch, Melbourne – co-hosted by BHP Billiton

10th EABC Australian Business Mission to Europe – Zurich, Brussels, Helsinki
26 June – 1 July 2016

Archduke Carl Christian of Austria, President, Kreglinger
28 June 2016, Cocktail Reception, Brussels – co-hosted by Kreglinger

HE The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
12 July 2016, Reception and Dinner, London

Dr Larry Marshall, CEO, CSIRO
26 July 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Swisse

HE Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and The Hon Nick Greiner AC, EABC Chairman
27 July 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by M&C Saatchi

Mr Jonathan Kenna, Australian Ambassador – Designate to Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Latvia
3 August 2016, Roundtable Discussion and Morning Tea, Sydney

Mr Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador – Designate to Ireland
9 August 2016, Cocktail Reception, Sydney – co-hosted by DLA Piper

The Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly
22 August 2016, Cocktail Reception, Sydney

Ms Lynnette Wood, Australian Ambassador – Designate to Germany, Switzerland & Leichtenstein
23 August 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Brambles

The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria
25 August 2016, Forum, Melbourne – co-hosted by BHP Billiton

Mr Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, Director-General, ASIO
2 September 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Singtel Optus

The Hon Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure
8 September 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Siemens

EABC Delegation to Parliament House Canberra
13-14 September 2016, Canberra

Ms Seybah Dagoma MP, Chair of the Board, Business France & Member of the European and Foreign Affairs Committees of the French National Assembly
16 September 2016, Roundtable Discussion and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by Austrade

HE Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and The Hon Simon Crean, EABC Deputy Chair
26 September 2016, Forum and Lunch, Melbourne – co-hosted by PwC

Dr Nathalie Tocci, Special Representative of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
29 September 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney

HE Mr Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg
30 September 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co- hosted by PwC

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance
26 October 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by QBE Group

Professor Antti Vasara, CEO of VTT Finland
1 November 2016, Roundtable Discussion and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by The University of Sydney

Mr Philip Aiken AM, Chairman, Balfour Beatty
9 November 2016, Forum and Lunch, Melbourne

The Hon Robert French AC, Chief Justice, High Court of Australia
10 November 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co- hosted by PwC

Mr Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland
23 November 2016, Roundtable and Drinks, Sydney

EABC Annual General Meeting 2016
24 November 2016, AGM, Reception and Dinner, Sydney – co- hosted by InterContinental Sydney

Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Cabinet Secretary
12 December 2016, Forum and Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by National Australia Bank

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Didier Reynders
28 December 2016, Cocktail Reception, Sydney

 

2014 Speakers & Events List

Tassos Haniotis, Director of the Economic Analysis, Perspectives and Evaluations Directorate, Directorate General for Agriculture, European Commission – 3 March 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by National Australia Bank

Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist, Australian Government  – 6 March 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by BDO

Riccardo Puliti, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – 7 March 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne

HE Mr David Stuart, Australian Ambassador to Austria and the United Nations (Vienna) – 25 March 2014,           Reception – Sydney – hosted by EABC

The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer  – 2 April 2014, Forum & Lunch  – Brisbane –     co-hosted by PwC

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister – 3 April 2014, Forum & Lunch  – Melbourne – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs & Lend Lease

Dr Claudia Schmucker, Head, Globalisation & World Economy Program, German Council on Foreign Relations – 28 April 2014, Roundtable Discussion – Sydney – hosted by EABC

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, Leader of the Government in the Senate, Minister for Employment, Minister Assisting         the Prime Minister for the Public Service  – 2 May 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs & Orica

Europe Day with HE Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand – 6 May 2014,  Reception & Dinner – Sydney

The Hon Alexander Downer AC, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom – 8 May 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by InterContinental Sydney

2014 Federal Budget Dinner – 13 May 2014, Reception & Dinner – Canberra – co-hosted by National Australia Bank

Dr Ian Watt AO, Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – 22 May 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne –    co-hosted by BHP Billiton

Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute – 26 May 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Louis Vuitton

Peter Varghese AO, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – 29 May 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney –     co-hosted by Brambles

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary, Department of the Treasury – 2 June 2014, Forum & Lunch  – Sydney – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment – 11 June 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by Lend Lease

Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office  – 13 June 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney –         co-hosted by BDO

Commissioner Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications – 20 June 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney  – co-hosted by InterContinental Sydney

8th EABC Australian Business Mission to Europe, London, Warsaw, Brussels, Madrid – 26 June – 4 July 2014

Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization – 16 July 2014,  Parliament House, Sydney – co-hosted by RMIT University

Dr Mark Higgie, Ambassador-Designate to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO – 28 July 2014, Reception – Sydney – hosted by EABC

The Hon Michael O’Brien MP, Treasurer of Victoria – 31 July 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by McKinsey

Dennis Richardson AO, Secretary, Department of Defence – 1 August 2014,  Forum & Lunch – Sydney –                      co-hosted by Thales

EU & China Book Launch edited by Professor Kerry Brown, Director China Studies Centre, The University of Sydney – 12 August  2014, Reception – Parliament House, Sydney – co-hosted by The University of Sydney

Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts – 20 August 2014, Forum & Lunch  – Sydney – co-hosted by DibbsBarker

Dr Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization – 22 August 2014, Forum & Lunch –Sydney – co-hosted by InterContinental Sydney

The University of Sydney & SciencesPo Reception – 27 August 2014, Reception – Sydney – hosted by EABC

Peje Emilsson, Chairman, Kreab Gavin Anderson Worldwide – 1 September 2014, Reception – Sydney – hosted by EABC

HE Mr José Manuel García-Margallo, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation – 4 September 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by PwC

Dr Gordon De Brouwer PSM, Secretary, Department of the Environment – 11 September 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne

David Murray AO, Chairman, Financial System Inquiry – 16 September 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by The GPT Group

EABC AGM, Reception and Board Dinner – 23 September 2014,  Meeting, Reception & Dinner – Sydney

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, NSW Minister for Transport – 2 October 2014, Forum & Lunch, Sydney –                    co-hosted by Lend Lease

Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO, Thales – 8 October 2014, Forum and Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Thales

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Federal Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment – 9 October 2014, Forum & Lunch  – Melbourne – co-hosted by Minter Ellison

The Hon Andrew Stoner MP,  former NSW Deputy Premier – 29 October 2014, Forum and Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Lend Lease

Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, Founder and Managing Partner of SRS Advogados – 31 October 2014, Forum & Lunch, Sydney

HE Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission – 16 November 2014, Cocktail Reception – Brisbane

Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission – 27 November 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by PwC

David Neal, Managing Director, Future Fund – 1 December 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary to the Treasury – 5 December 2014, Forum & Lunch – Sydney

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications –  8 December 2014, Forum & Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by Ericsson Australia

The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Treasurer of New South Wales –  8 December 2014, Forum & Dinner – Sydney – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs  POSTPONED

HE Mr Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine  – 12 December 2014, Roundtable Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Thales

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2013 Speakers & Events List

Delegation of Members of the European Parliament led by Giles Chichester MEP, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – 11 Feb 2013, Reception – Sydney – co-hosted by Minter Ellison

Paul McClintock AO, Chairman – Thales Australia, Myer, Medibank Private – 21 Feb 2013, Lunch – Melbourne

Ambassador Neil Mules AO, Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands – 22 Feb 2013, Roundtable – Sydney

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources – 27 Feb 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by PwC

Ilkka Salmi, Director, EU Situation Centre (Intelligence Agency) – 1 Mar 2013, Roundtable – Sydney

Carl Bildt, Minister For Foreign Affairs, Government Of Sweden – 1 Mar 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Kreab Gavin Anderson

Xavier Prats Monne, Deputy Director-General For Education And Culture, European Commission – 7 Mar 2013 – Lunch, Sydney – co-hosted by University Of Sydney

Ambassador Peter Tesch, Australian Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein – 18 March 2013, Reception – Melbourne – co-hosted by Minter Ellison

Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (Brussels) – 20 March 2013, Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (Brussels) – 22 March 2013, Breakfast – Sydney – co-hosted by PwC

Pim van Ballekom, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank – 27 March 2013, Reception – Sydney – co-hosted by European Investment Bank

Karine Berger MP, Parliament of France – 8 April 2013, Reception – Sydney

Philip Aiken, Chairman, Australian Business UK – 12 April 2013, Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by PwC

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Minister for Transport, NSW Government – 17 April 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by The GPT Group

Jillian Broadbent AO, Chairman, Clean Energy Finance Corporation; Director, Woolworths Limited; Member of the Board, Reserve Bank of Australia; Chancellor, University of Wollongong – 22 April 2013, Lunch – Sydney

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband – 24 April 2013, Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by Ericsson Australia

EABC Annual General Meeting – 1 May 2013, AGM & Reception – Sydney

Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland – 6 May 2013, Lunch – Sydney –
co-hosted by Linc Energy

2013 Federal Budget Dinner – 14 May 2013, Dinner – Canberra – co-hosted by NAB

Alastair Walton, Chairman, European Australian Business Council – 15 May 2013, Lecture & Reception – Canberra – co-hosted by Australian National University

7th EABC Australian Business Mission to Europe, Paris, Brussels, Bratislava & Vienna – 2-7 June 2013

Councillor Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane – 3 July 2013, Lunch – Brisbane – co-hosted by PwC

David Gonski AC, Chairman, Australian Government Future Fund – 12 July 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Shadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction – 16 July 2013, Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by NAB

Professor Michael L’Estrange AO, Director, National Security College – 18 July 2013, Lunch – Sydney- co-hosted by Minter Ellison

Dr Ian Thomas, President, Boeing Australia & South Pacific – 7 August 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by University of Sydney

The Hon Chris Hartcher MP, NSW Minister for Resources and Energy; Special Minister of State – 22 August 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Orica

Ambassador David Daly, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia & New Zealand – 23 August 2013, Lunch – Sydney – hosted at Parliament House of New South Wales

Ambassador Patrick Renault, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Australia – 11 September 2013, Lunch – Sydney

John Coates AC, President, Australian Olympic Committee – 19 September 2013, Dinner – Sydney – co-hosted by The GPT Group

Kerrie Mather, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport – 26 September 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by PwC

Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, EU Ambassador to Australia & New Zealand – 3 October 2013, Reception & Dinner – Sydney – co-hosted by InterContinental Sydney

Mark Burgess, Managing Director and President, Australian Government Future Fund – 8 October 2013, Lunch – Melbourne – co-hosted by Goldman Sachs

Sebastian Remøy, President Public Affairs / Head of Trade and Competition, Kreab Gavin Anderson – 10 October 2013, Reception – Sydney – co-hosted by Kreab Gavin Anderson

Dr David Gruen, Executive Director, Macroeconomic Group & Deputy Secretary of the Treasury – 23 October 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Brambles

Federal Parliament House Reception & Dinner – 19 November 2013 – Canberra

Business Delegation to Canberra – 19-20 November 2013 – Canberra

Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, EU Ambassador to Australia & New Zealand – 21 November 2013, Dinner – Melbourne – co-hosted by Monash University

Dr Alexander Stubb, Minister of Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Finland – 2 December 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by BDO

Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud, European Commission – 2 December 2013, Dinner – Sydney – co-hosted by Minter Ellison

Austrade Senior Trade Commissioners for Europe, David Crook, Senior Trade Commissioner, London and David Campbell, Senior Trade Commissioner, West Europe, Austrade – 4 December 2013, Roundtable – Sydney

Dr Tonio Borg, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, European Commission – 6 December 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by Minter Ellison

António José Cabral, Senior Advisor & G20 Sherpa, Cabinet of the President, European Commission – 11 December 2013, Lunch – Sydney – co-hosted by The GPT Group

Ambassador David Ritchie AO, Australian Ambassador (Designate) to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein – 18 December 2013, Roundtable – Sydney

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