Australia Europe Business Council AGM

IMG_6968In May 2013 Gosia Hill travelled to Sydney to attend the Annual General Meeting of the the European Australian Business Council (EABC), which works in close association with many government, business and policy organisations focused on the bilateral economic relationship between Australia and Europe.

Europe remains Australia’s largest economic partner in terms of total trade and investment. Undoubtedly in the 21st century the trade and security relationship with China has emerging as one of the defining relationships for Australia in the 21st Century, where Australia and Europe share many common interests. During exchanges with visiting European leaders it is common for an exchange of views to occur on key business and political issues with China.

The past year has seen significant progress in the Australian-European relationship and the membership, activities and profile of the Council in supporting the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

At the conclusion of the Europe Australia Business Council’s Annual General Meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel n Sydney a Cocktail Reception was held with special including members of the European diplomatic and consular corps, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade, Chambers of Commerce and other business and industry representatives.

The NSW Finance and Services Minister Greg Pearce and EU Ambassador David Daly stepped in as speakers at the reception due to the delayed arrival of Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.

Pictured: Gosia Hill with the longstanding EABC Board Member, Carla Zampatti.

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