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Thu, 08 Sept


Customs House

iGABA / AHK Cocktail Function with CSIRO Chief Scientest

Join us for an inspiring Cocktail Event celebrating Queensland-German collaboration in science, energy and commerce.

iGABA / AHK Cocktail Function with CSIRO Chief Scientest
iGABA / AHK Cocktail Function with CSIRO Chief Scientest

Time & Location

08 Sept 2022, 6:00 pm AEST – 09 Sept 2022, 8:30 pm AEST

Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Creating Future Histories

Join us for an inspiring Cocktail Event celebrating Queensland-German collaboration in science, energy and commerce with CSIRO Chief Scientist Prof Bronwyn Fox.

Meet the Board of Directors of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) including new Executive Director Dr. Gabi Rose as well as the AHK President and CSIRO Chief Scientist Prof Bronwyn Fox on  Thursday the 8th of September 2022. You will mingle with  representatives from the Queensland Government, members of the  Queensland business and scientific community, the foreign affairs,  international trade and defence sectors as well as members of the German  Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and innovative German-Australian Business Alliance (iGABA).

Keynote speaker on the night will be CSIRO Chief Scientist and AHK President

Prof Bronwyn Fox

Professor  Bronwyn Fox joined CSIRO in October 2021 and became CSIRO’s fourth  female Chief Scientist.  She is known globally as a leader in advanced  manufacturing, materials science, and industry 4.0 technologies, and is  passionate about bringing together multidisciplinary teams for  collaborative research.

She was formerly Deputy  Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Swinburne University of  Technology and founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures  Research Institute.

During that time, she established a  world first Industry 4.0 Testlab for additive manufacturing of carbon  fibre composites, in collaboration with CSIRO.

Ministerial Address: Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment

Hon Cameron Dick

Cameron  Dick is the Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment,  and has represented the state electorate of Woodridge in the Queensland  Parliament since 2015. As Treasurer and a member of the Palaszczuk  Government’s leadership team, Cameron is responsible for driving  economic growth and job creation across the state. He wants to help  local businesses reach their full potential and attract more interstate  and overseas investment to Queensland.

With the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and  Paralympic Games secured, he is focused on Queensland’s rise to become a  showpiece for the world.

Cameron is leading Queensland’s  economic recovery during the pandemic, overseeing delivery of the  government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. This includes supporting  small business operators, easing cost-of-living pressures on Queensland  households, and assisting first-homeowners achieve their property  aspirations.

He’s also committed to the success of  Queensland’s emerging industries like renewables, hydrogen and defence,  while continuing to support traditional industry strengths such as  tourism and manufacturing.

Cameron has previously served  Queensland as the state’s Attorney-General, Minister for Infrastructure  and Planning, Minister for State Development, Minister for  Manufacturing, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Minister for  Education, and Minister for Industrial Relations.

He is proud to live with his wife and  two teenage boys in the City of Logan where he enjoys supporting local  community and sporting groups, particularly the area’s rugby league and  cricket clubs.

Hydrogen Connect Summit

Coinciding with the Hydrogen Connect Summit in Brisbane on 8-9 September at the Convention and Exhibition Centre,  this event Event is set to attract additionally Executives and Experts  from the Energy and Resources Sectors. AHK is Event Partner of the  Summit, a conference with a commitment to moving to net zero, with  agility, excellence, and deliberate collaboration.

iGABA / AHK Cocktail Function

Get your ticket now to learn about opportunities and case studies of Queensland-German collaboration in science, energy and commerce. Delegates will be treated to a thought provoking visionary speech from  Prof Bronwyn Fox and also hear from the incoming AHK Executive Director  Dr. Gabi Rose and the Hon Cameron Dick while enjoying drinks and canapés  in the stunning setting of the River Terrace at Customs House and  seizing fantastic networking opportunities.

Event schedule

6.00 – 6.30 pm   Registration and welcome drinks

6.30 – 7.15 pm   Welcome speeches, Ministerial Address and Keynote

7.00 – 8.30 pm   Networking and Refreshments

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