Australian Business in Europe (Germany) - IntroductionAustralian Business in Europe (Germany) e.V. (ABIE Germany) is a non-political business networking organisation. We provide a forum for the generation of business opportunities, contacts and information exchange, as well as the means for those interested in bilateral trade and investment between Germany and Australia to establish contact.
ABIE Germany was originally founded in 1995, and is run by an elected Board. Although there is a focus on the Frankfurt Rhein Main region which reflects Germany's major commercial hub, we also have a very strong presence in Munich, and offer regular events in Munich and Berlin, as well as in selected other Germany cities.
Our range of events are designed to keep members up-to-date with business and trade and investment developments affecting the Australian-German relationship, as well as with cultural and sporting happenings with principal focus on Australia. These events often take place with the support of our corporate members or other sponsors and range from breakfast meetings, seminars, webinars, to more formal dinners such as the annual Ambassador's Dinner, and events featuring Australian art, culture and sport.
We enjoy close cooperation and support from our corporate member Australian Trade Commission, and other Australian Government Offices. ABIE Germany is proud to have His Excellency, Peter Tesch, the Australian Ambassador to Germany as our patron.
Our membership consists of Australian and European corporates and professionals active in a variety of industries including banking, finance, insurance, investment, legal, manufacturing, renewables, technology, tourism, media & communications, and other service industries. We welcome new members interested in maintaining or initiating an active link to Australia.
The ABIE group has branches across Europe and in Australia. We maintain close contact with these branches and attendance at other ABIE branch events within Europe and in Australia is open to our members.