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The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AHK, ICCI, NCCA, sponsored by RSM Australia, transdev, Weidmuller, Rabobank, WAM and Global Victoria, is delighted to invite you to attend our Victoria & European Union Collaboration exclusive gathering on 23 May from ๐Ÿฑ:3๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿด:๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐—บ at the Investment Centre in Melbourne.

Following Europe Day in early May and the upcoming European Union elections in June, FACCI will celebrate the strong relationship between the State of Victoria and the European Union by highlighting their longstanding and important bonds and looking at the opportunities that lie ahead.

Both economies face similar challenges, and we believe that long-lasting, sustainable solutions can be found through collaboration and learning from each other. Top Senior-representatives from both sides will deliver insights at this highly exclusive event:

  • TreasurerMr ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€ MP will deliver a keynote address, elaborating on the perspective of the bilateral relationship from the vantage point of the State of Victoria.
  • A panel discussion moderated by ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฎ, focussing on sustainability and circularity within the transport, construction, energy, and agricultural sectors, with key industry leaders, representing our four chambers:

o ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€, Head of Sustainable Finance Wholesale and Food System Transitions at Rabobank

o ๐—”๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, CFO at Transdev

o ๐—”๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ, Managing Director at WAM

o ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ž๐—ผฬˆ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ด, Managing Director at Weidmรผller

  • His Excellency Mr ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป will grace us with his presence on that special night and participate in an interview moderated by Minty Tafesse, Principal at RSM Australia. The Ambassador will provide the point of view of the European Union and add to richness of the conversation.

We look forward to welcoming you and to delving into the challenges and opportunities of the relationship between the State of Victoria and the European Union.

Please note that this is event is by invitation only.

You can nonetheless register your interest at

May 23, 2024

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM GMT+10

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Investment Centre Victoria
Collins Street 55
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Our Speakers

  • Tim Pallas MP (Treasurer at Victorian Government)

    Tim Pallas MP

    Treasurer at Victorian Government

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  • H.E. Gabriele Visentin (Ambassador, Head of Delegation at European Ambassy to Australia)

    H.E. Gabriele Visentin

    Ambassador, Head of Delegation at European Ambassy to Australia

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  • Minty Tafesse (Principal at RSM Australia Pty Ltd)

    Minty Tafesse

    Principal at RSM Australia Pty Ltd

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  • Jurre Smits (Regional Head Sustainable Finance for Rabobank Australia/New Zealand at RABOBANK)

    Jurre Smits

    Regional Head Sustainable Finance for Rabobank Australia/New Zealand at RABOBANK

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  • Alexia Gontier (CFO at Transdev Australasia Pty Ltd)

    Alexia Gontier

    CFO at Transdev Australasia Pty Ltd

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  • Alessandro Bini (Managing Director of WAM)

    Alessandro Bini

    Managing Director of WAM

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  • Rafael Kรถenig (Managing Director of Weidmรผller)

    Rafael Köenig

    Managing Director of Weidmรผller

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  • Linda Romanovska (Partner ESG and Climate Services at RSM Australia Pty Ltd)

    Linda Romanovska

    Partner ESG and Climate Services at RSM Australia Pty Ltd

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