ABIE Netherlands is the focal point for Australian business professionals residing and working in the Netherlands. With events running throughout the year, alongside quarterly dinners, we provide a relaxed and stimulating forum for making connections and sharing experiences, while also strengthening links to the motherland.
ABIE was established in London in 1975 to foster Australian business interests across Europe. Today, there are ABIE chapters in most European countries: some focused on Australian business and others on individual Australians in business.
ABIE Netherlands patron is the Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mr. Neuhaus. Our membership is drawn from diverse business sectors including CPG companies, Finance and Banking startups. Members hail from companies including Shell, Philips, Royal FrieslandCampina and ING.
Australian Business In Europe, Netherlands is proud to announce a new premium sponsorship agreement with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Europe) N.V.
Australian Business In Europe Netherlands (ABIE-NL), established in 1988 and stems from the Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) organisation originally established in London in 1975. ABIE-NL is a networking membership organisation focused on connecting professional Australians in the Netherlands and Dutch businesses with interests in Australia.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Europe) N.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (“CBA Group”), an Australian banking corporation. The Bank’s principal activities are part of CBA Group’s wholesale banking decision, Institutional Banking & Markets (IB&M).
CBA N.V. will act as a gateway to Australia and New Zealand for the Bank’s wholesale European clients, who are major contributors to Australia’s foreign direct investment and provide a large investor base for the domestic bond market.
We are proud and excited to welcome the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Europe) N.V. to the Netherlands and as a member of the ABIE-NL. We look forward to partnering on events focussing on business networking and commercial trade and investment between Australia and the Netherlands.
How we operate
1. ABIE dinner events are invitation only
2. To qualify as a member, you need to meet the following criteria
* Australian living in the Netherlands
* Working in the area of business
3. Change of employment status of members can result in membership delisting. We retain a discretionary allowance of 10% of members or associates who move to an unemployed or freelance status to remain in ABIE.
4. Although our dinners are networking events, we do not sell.
5. Members or associates who utilise the attendee list to prospect customers will be excluded from further invitations.
6. Only limited details of members and associates will be provided at each event
7. ABIE Netherlands will not provide or sell the member list to any third party
8. Membership is not transferable.
9. Membership will be automatically renewed unless advised in writing
10. Membership is valid for the calendar year.
Mr Neuhaus is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he most recently headed the Middle East and Africa Division. He has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Zimbabwe; Director, Political Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London; and High Commissioner to Nigeria. In Canberra, Mr Neuhaus has also served as Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch and Senior Adviser, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.