In the latest episode of our “Meet the Board” series, we spoke with a long-standing member of the German-Australian Chamber’s board, Dr Wolfgang Babeck. Wolfgang is a partner at our Executive Partner Buse as well as European Counsel for our Premium Partner Hall & Wilcox.
The hospitality and tourism sector have undoubtedly been among the hardest hit during the pandemic. In September, during the second lockdown and Stage 4 restrictions that we are still experiencing in Melbourne, we spoke with one of the German-Australian Chamber’s new members, The Hof Group. Philipp Hockenberger is the brand manager at the Hof Group, which includes Hofbrauhaus in Melbourne’s CBD.
This week, we spoke with Simone Whetton from Colin Biggers & Paisley. Simone has been a member of the board since 2015, and chairs our Policy Advisory Committee.
Join us as we talk about the value of the office, mental health, civic duty, and German dialects!
In the latest episode of our ‘Meet the Board’ series, we spoke with Rebecca Lee, Managing Director at Merck Life Science. Rebecca has worked for German companies and subsidiaries for many years and knows a thing or two about differences in work culture. If you want to know more about Rebecca’s leadership philosophy, the triple bottom line, networking with peers and Rebecca’s taste for an infamous tropical fruit, have a listen!
Last week, we spoke with our vice-chairman of the board, Rolf Drohn. Rolf has been part of the German business community for over two decades and is a long-time supporter of the German-Australian Chamber. In this podcast episode, we covered quite a bit, from the value of collaboration and contribution to gender equality, ghost choirs and more.
In this new podcast series, we are introducing the board members of the German-Australian Chamber, who not only help us realise our vision and mission but pack a punch as far as their knowledge and experience are concerned.
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.
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.
As we are starting to see a slow and considered re-opening of gastronomy and hotel businesses, we spoke with Louise and Reimer Moeller from our member company German Beverages Australia. The couple shared some insights on how they are weathering the storm, how they served their community in the last few months and some scenarios on how the future for the industry might look like. They also shed some light on dos and don’ts for beverage companies contemplating a move into the Australian market.
In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we spoke with Byron Kennedy, co-founder of SPEE3D, and Stefan Ritt, their MD in Germany. In a massive and successful pivoting effort, the company has recently explored how antimicrobial copper can help stop the spread of COVID-19, and how those coatings can be installed quickly using 3D printing. While pretty busy on the home front, SPEE3D also went ahead with a planned expansion into the German market, aided by GTAI and Austrade.