You are invited!

You are invited!

Be part of the change with our Innovation and Start-Up Committee. The German-Australian Chamber deepens its commitment to driving innovation and change within the German-Australian business community. We, therefore, invite our members to take part in this exciting initiative. Participation is exclusive for members of the German-Australian Chamber.

Pandemic continues to impact German businesses abroad

Pandemic continues to impact German businesses abroad

In a special survey (in German) conducted by the DIHK, over 3,000 German businesses abroad indicate an increasingly negative outlook regarding their business activities. More than eight of ten companies expect or are experiencing a diminished turnover rate.
In a global context, businesses in Australia have responded rather more positively than some of their counterparts. Over 34% of participating companies expect no change, or even an increased turnover this year.

Podcast: Introducing Max Schnarr, Project Consultant at AHK Australia

Podcast: Introducing Max Schnarr, Project Consultant at AHK Australia

In our latest episode of Sound Bites, our Project Consultant Max Schnarr talks about his current and upcoming projects and delegations. He also explains what the hydrogen buzz is all about. Both Australia and Germany have ambitious hydrogen goals. In a recent article, Max has outlined Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy, and it will be interesting to see how this technology will impact the economic recovery for both countries.

Germany assumes the EU Council presidency

Germany assumes the EU Council presidency

Between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020, Germany has assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). With the COVID-19 situation and its associated economic impact, this is a critical time for Germany to have this rotating role for these six months. Also, this period covers central EU discussions and debates of the next European Financial Framework for the years 2021-2027, including the so-called Green Deal climate policy.

Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap – the view of the German-Australian Chamber

Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap – the view of the German-Australian Chamber

Recently, the Australian Government presented a discussion paper “Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap”.

AHK Australia prepared and submitted a document to this process and is looking forward to working with the Department, the Chief Scientist and other stakeholders to improve Australia’s energy system through technology investment.

Podcast: New Era for Interpreting Services

Podcast: New Era for Interpreting Services

Last week, we spoke with Tea Ditterich from 2M Language Services about the effects of COVID-19. Tea, who speaks six languages, runs a successful translation and simultaneous interpreting business from Brisbane. With conferences and other live events being cancelled because of the virus, 2M has had to adapt overnight – a change Tea’s business was ready for. In our latest podcast episode, the German-Finnish powerhouse talks about pivoting and the importance of being at the forefront of technology.