This year’s inaugural European Business Expo (EBE 2018) has been born of two preceding Local Business Expo 2015/16 Community Events.
The Local European Business Expo concept was created by Polish Business Community identity – Aneta Gradek – in 2015 after organising the inaugural WA Polish Business Expo in September 2015 at the Polish Sikorski Club in Bellevue, PERTH. Following this successful event, Aneta Gradek was appointed Board Member of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Australia and its Representative for WA, and developed a professional Events company EVENTADOR to organise the 2016 Local European Expo.
Local European Business Expo 2016
The busy, local trade fair business event, organically grew the following year from having 50 exhibitors in 2015 to 67 exhibitors in 2016 with exhibitors representing five European nations – Poland, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Ukraine. The one-day, family friendly, local community small business expo event saw just under 2000 visitors checked through its doors in 2016 on September 18th 2016.
Held at the Cracovia Polish Club, Bennett Springs, the event was open for a magnificent VIP Networking Reception from 10:00 to 11:00 and then opened to the public from 11:00 to 16:00.
Local European Business Expo 2016 attracted more than 2000 visitors and delivered tangible business results for participating companies and various trade & business organisations. Bringing together under one business umbrella a variety of business sectors from technology companies, food, tourism, education, agriculture automotive and many more, the LEBE successfully created a powerful business bridge between countries, businesses and communities in Western Australia.
Local European Business Expo 2016 – Speeches and Partners
Mr. Michael Mischin – the Minister of Commerce of Western Australia, officially opened the event with a warm, welcoming speech to underline the importance of European businesses to the Western Australian economy. He toured all the stands and spent time speaking to all the local European vendors and sampling products.
Mrs Mary Jardine Clarke representing European Australian Business Council – EABC was the Event Partner for LEBE 2016 handling relations with the Minister of Commerce WA, WA State Government and WA Consular offices.
Mrs Aneta Gradek – Polish Chamber of Commerce WA, Mr Dmytro Legeyda – Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce WA also delivered their speeches on the importance of developing trade relations between Australia and their representative countries. Local European Business Expo 2016 despite its local Western Australian character also attracted the Trade Mission of the Hungarian Government. Mr. Tamas Deutsch the Hungarian Trade Commissioner from Canberra represented several Hungarian businesses looking for business opportunities in Australia.
Local European Business Expo 2016 was actively supported by Mr. Paul Bitdorf – the Polish Honorary Consul, Mr. George Molnar – Hungarian Honorary Consul, Mr. Zdenek Cihelka – Czech Honorary Consul and Paul Faix – Slovakian Honorary Consul with other members of different WA Consular Corps from the Asia Pacific and wider European regions. Consular Representatives present included Indonesia, China, India, Germany, Latvia, Croatia and Finland.
Endorsing parties for Local European Business Expo 2016 were:
Hon. Michael Mischin, MLC – Minister of Commerce of Western Australia, Department of Commerce WA, AUSTRADE, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Embassy of Poland, Embassy of Hungary, EU Delegation in Australia, European Australian Business Council, Ukrainian – Australian Chamber of Commerce, Polish Chamber of Commerce Australia.
Major Event Sponsors for LEBE 2016 were:
Gold Sponsor – Euro PVC Windows;
Silver Sponsors – Cracovia Club, Go Print, Niche Living,
Bronze Sponsors – Fortix, Study in Perth and Alfa Trade Recognition.
To see previous events please visit the professional photo gallery:
Youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvqbuOetXE0
The success of the Local European Business Expo series has given EVENTADOR the momentum to embark on a bigger scale project to deliver the European Business Expo in 2018 under a new concept
“European Business Forum & Expo 2018 (EBE 2018) – Inform-Integrate-Innovate – Connect with Europe Today”.
Supported by the newly formed West Australian European Business Association (WAEBA), EBE 2018 will be presented at the WA State Reception Centre, Frasers Kings Park, Fraser Avenue, WEST PERTH on Friday 23rd March 2018
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