Welcome to Brisbane German Week
Support letter by H.E. Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Canberra
Support letter by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk
Welcome to Brisbane German Week by Prof Dr Maria Boehmer, Minister of State (Cultural Relations), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Foreign Office, Germany.
How did we get here?
Prof. Michael Rosemann, Brisbane’s Honorary German Consul, is a world expert in process innovation and the Executive Director in Corporate Engagement at the Queensland University of Technology. From a young age Prof Michael Rosemann was fascinated with bridges. In fact, his dream job was going to be designing and building bridges! He would have never thought though, that he would one day be building bridges between countries and communities, bridges between Australia and Germany as well as bridges between German and other multicultural communities in Australia.
From idea to reality!
Just a month after his official welcome in June 2016, Prof Michael Rosemann proposed to his office located in the Gold Tower across from the beautiful Eagle Street Pier, the idea to create a German Week covering significant topics such as Science, Business, History and Culture… Within eight weeks, an initiative became reality. A new multicultural event was born on 2 October 2016: Brisbane German Week, and it has since become part of Brisbane’s events calendar.
Brisbane German Week 2018
We have created Australia’s only 14-day week, filled with events, networking opportunities, hands-on cultural activities, competitions and a whole lot of fun! You will be able to experience the broad range of what makes up Germany and how close Germany ties with Queensland. You will see just how much the German language, music, science and innovation, corporations and start-ups, food culture and the beginning of German settlement impact our lives here in Queensland. Brisbane German Week is a true team effort of Germany-enthusiasts and involves a number of partner organisations, each of them an important part in the Australian-German landscape without whom this initiative would not have come to life. You know who you are!
Follow us and get involved!
See for yourself where and how strong the connections between our countries and our communities are. Join us during this time and experience a little bit of ‘Heimat’ or get into the mood for your next trip overseas. In the meantime, follow us on social media and visit us here on our comprehensive website. Share YOUR Brisbane German Week Heimat-experiences with us on social media and tag your photos with #brisbanegermanweek and #BGW18 – we’d love to see you celebrate with us! Your memories will be running across our website via live ticker and on our Get Social page during the event. And because we really don’t want you to miss out, you can also get onto our mobile web-app ‘German Week’, for events, locations, quizzes and latest updates with push notifications.
Stay tuned and “tschüss, bis Oktober”!