Event Report: New Year's Reception Brisbane 2017

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The Queensland Chapter of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce invited its valued members and associates to kick off an exciting year of events and attend a special New Year’s Reception at the Queensland Museum. The Queensland Museum set up a display of objects from its State Collection related to transport and logistics and the museum's social history curator was also on hand to discuss the objects with the guests.

In the inspiring The Lost Creatures Gallery, we welcomed our guests to the year 2017, presented an overview of planned activities for our special 40th anniversary year and provided the opportunity to network and enjoy the evening with our members, associates and the Queensland Chapter Executive and Board Member Ms Jackie Taranto.

We also had the honour of welcoming Ms Di Farmer MP, Member for Bulimba and Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Prof Michael Rosemann, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, who launched together (with Qld Chapter Executives Sabina Langenhan and Tea Dietterich) the exciting new seminar series ‘When David Meets Goliath’. The seminar series is one of the first of its kind – an event dedicated to connecting corporate and start-up Australia. It will be a unique opportunity to gain first hand insights into a fascinating topic. We will cover various industries featuring innovative collaboration, in an effort to provide all participants with guidance on how to better engage between these two communities.

This initiative is driven by Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, in collaboration with the Queensland Chapter of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the German Honorary Consul in Queensland.

Driving Innovation is the driving force for the Queensland Chapter in 2017 and for the Queensland Chapter Executives Sabina Langenhan, Tea Dietterich, Richard Holy, Susan Rix, Ron Pennekamp and Dr Frank Leschhorn

We hope all our guests enjoyed the evening, and would like to thank BDO and DB Schenker for sponsoring the event, as well as everyone who attended for helping us celebrate our anniversary.