Minister for Finance's visit to Germany
Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, led a business mission of 33 Australian delegates to Germany from the advanced materials, investment, and medical technology and skills sectors from 7 to 10 July 2015.
Highlights of the business mission included high-level meetings with Volkswagen, Airbus, Siemens Healthcare and Bayer and Deutsche Bahn. A bilateral infrastructure forum was also held where both countries discussed best practice in infrastructure financing and delivery.
The Forum, From Invention to Innovation 2020: Australian-German Partnerships, showcased existing partnerships between German and Australian universities and German industry.
The Forum was opened by Professor Brian Schmidt, delegate of the business mission, Nobel Laureate and member of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group.
The business mission provided an excellent opportunity to build on Austrade’s global supply chain strategy and generated a strong response from the German multinational corporations.