The team of 2M Language Services congratulates our Director Tea Dietterich on her recent appointment as Board Member of ABIE (Australian Business in Europe) France. ABIE is a non-political international business networking organisation with over 1000 international members drawn from both Australian companies with business interests and connections in Europe, and from a wide range of European companies with reciprocal interests in Australia. In France, where 2M has been present with a European subsidiary since 2011, the association is currently counting over 100 members, including representatives of Australian companies invested in France and major French groups with interests in Australia such as AXA, Pernod Ricard, Thales, Alcatel etc., and many smaller companies and other Australians working in France in media, marketing, and international organisations.
ABIE France organises events where those interested in cultivating business contacts between Europe and Australia can meet. Over the years, ABIE has invited a series of key figures from the private and public sectors in France and Australia to be guest speakers at its regular business functions. From the Australian Government previous speakers have included the Prime Minister, the Hon. John Howard, the Treasurer the Hon. Peter Costello and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Alexander Downer. From the private sector speakers at ABIE functions have included the Chairmen and/or Chief Executives of companies such as AXA, Pernod Ricard, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Accor, Pechiney, BNP, Chargeurs, Normandy La Source and Brambles.
As an active networker, Tea has accepted her appointment with great pleasure and is looking forward to contributing even more to the further developing of French-Australian business relationships, drawing from her many years of experience in international and export marketing.