Past Events

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