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Wed, 21 Feb


Brisbane BMW

New Year Reception 2024

Join us for a memorable New Year Reception, a key event in the iGABA and AHK Australien calendar cherished by the German and Australian business communities. We're gathering for a special evening, offering a warm, relaxed environment perfect for making connections and enjoying good company.

New Year Reception 2024
New Year Reception 2024

Time & Location

21 Feb 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Brisbane BMW, 800 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

Creating Future Histories

Embark on an exclusive evening of networking, delightful drinks and exquisite canapés with the opening speech by iGABA Patron, Queensland  Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Cameron Dick. Join us in celebrating the illustrious 40-year history of GABA and get an insight into how iGABA, the official Queensland State Partner of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Australien), inspires and guides innovation and promotes trade and investment and bilateral German-Australian relations. 

Take the opportunity to make new personal connections, talk about latest industry changes, international relations, new challenges, trends, and share your experience with other business leaders.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Detailed Event Description:

Join us for an evening of contemplative reflection and visionary insight at our New Year Reception as we celebrate GABA’s 40th anniversary and shape iGABA/AHK’s and all our 2024. Voxalis Opera will perform a special performance that features baritone Camilo Lopez, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Voxalis Opera. Alongside renowned pianist John Woods, they will perform "Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen" from Korngold's Die tote Stadt; as well as, "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!" from Lehár's Das Land des Lächelns.

The night will unfold with a cocktail reception and welcome by iGABA Chair Tea Dietterich and AHK Executive Director Marco Walde followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion themed “Creating Future Histories: How to ensure the impact of tomorrow’s actions.” Esteemed panellists will unravel the fabric of history-making, share insights into their organisation's landmark achievements and discuss where history informs or constraints our future ambitions. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane and Deputy Premier will provide a local perspective, pondering the long-term legacy of the 2032 Olympics and present the strategic steps we must take today to transcend the benefits of the event.

Following this, we will showcase the "BMW Midjourney Video,” a fascinating visual journey from BMW’s early days to its current status as an industry innovator. This showcase of BMW’s evolution through design and technology will set the stage for our BMW panel speaker, who will discuss the dichotomy between past and future histories and how BMW prepares for the unpredictable.

The evening will culminate with audience interaction, led by our facilitator Prof Michael Rosemann who will invite comments from the audience on potential history-making moments we might anticipate from their organisations in 2024.

This is not just another panel discussion. It's an exploration into the art of creating legacies and the shared journey of shaping our future histories.

Key Insights:

  • How to create enduring impacts beyond momentary achievements.
  • Ways to replicate the momentum of historical milestones.
  • Not perfection, but preparation: The new strategic mandate.

Do not miss out on this ambitious start to 2024 and to be inspired by leaders who are not just living in the present but are actively designing our future legacy.


  • iGABA Member

    +$1.98 service fee
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  • AHK Member

    +$1.98 service fee
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  • Non Member

    +$3.13 service fee
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  • iGABA Membership + Ticket

    Membership valid for financial year 2023/2024.

    +$3.80 service fee
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