Australia-Germany: Advancing Global Enterprise

Prod_50Australia and Germany enjoy a powerful, longstanding trade and investment relationship. Australia is ideally positioned to serve as the base for reaching the rapidly expanding markets of Asia, and Germany occupies a powerful position within the European Union.

Both have highly skilled populations, and booming economies. And both countries have a strong research base with a cultural relationship that stretches back 200 years.

Australia Germany: Advancing Global enterprise celebrates the strengths of each country and gives an insight into how these two countries, in different hemispheres, are leveraging each other’s geographic, industrial and commercial advantages – and into the many exciting opportunities that exist for building on this relationship into the future.

Under the patronage of Mr Wolfgang Clement, German Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, and The Hon Mark Vaile MP , Deputy Australian Prime Minister and Minister for Trade; and guided by an esteemed Advisory Group; Advancing Global Enterprise is to be launched at the German–Australian Business Conference in Hamburg on the 6th September 2005.

Advancing Global Enterprise has been produced by Focus Books in partnership with leading Australian and German companies.

About the writers

Barbara Barkhausen is a senior German TV producer and journalist, who now works as a foreign corrospondent for various German television stations in Australia.

Wolfgang Mueller is an award-winning journalist who previously contributed to the German newspaper Die Welt.