The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. hosted its second Media Conference and annual luncheon at The Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Homebush on 9 November 2020 to promote the imminent publication of the second issue of EKONOMOS, the official ABSC Inc. business affairs magazine in late November this year.
More than thirty VIPs and guests enjoyed the five-star venue’s sumptuous food and unlimited beverages in the exquisitely decorated Bel Parco function room to celebrate this significant milestone in the Council’s history as the association expands its pervasive influence and visibility as one of the nation’s premier business management consultant forums.
ABSC Inc. president, Dr Frank Alafaci welcomed the audience with an overview of the aims of the Council which seeks to enhance Australian trade links and investment opportunities with our known regional commercial partners and hitherto untapped extra-regional import and export markets. As such, the Council serves assiduously as a potent intellectual mouthpiece for meaningful debates and discussions about sound business policies and practices that stimulate a vibrant, sustainable and competitive economic setting with unprecedented opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs both in the national environment and on the international stage.
Indeed, the Australian Business Summit Council Inc. publishes a regular monthly newsletter, The Rotator, at www.absc.online for the general and specialised reading public alike which features practical, well-reasoned views, opinions and long-term suggestions about business investment and innovation which are diversifying into high value-added and technologically advanced sectors and industries through large-scale domestic and overseas provision of cutting-edge management, infrastructure, and services capabilities.
As an evident Greek-sounding play on the English term that denotes the study of the distribution of wealth and income, the ABSC Inc.’s annual magazine, EKONOMOS, features excellent informative articles penned by eminent members of the Australian and international business and diplomatic community, including advertisements to recognise the publication’s generous Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors and selected highlights of the Australian Business Summit Council Inc.’s elite networking seminars, conferences, partnerships, EXPOs, memoranda of understanding, trade delegation visitations, negotiations with political and prominent business leaders, and participation in economic roundtables.
EKONOMOS, Issue 2, November 2020, will include fourteen article contributors to the magazine led by Dr Frank Alafaci (President, Australian Business Summit Council Inc.), featuring H. E. Dr Alexey Pavlovsky (Ambassador of the Russian Federation); H. E. Mr Kristiarto Legowo (Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia); H. E. Mr Korhan Karahoc (Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey).; H. E. Mr Muhammad Ashraf (Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan), who attended the Media Conference and annual luncheon as a VIP and keynote speaker; H. E. Mr Yasser Abed (Consul General of the Arab Republic of Egypt); Ms Fiona Fan (Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, the de facto Taiwanese Consulate General in Sydney), also a VIP and the second keynote speaker at the Media Conference and annual luncheon;. Mr Damien Coorey (Principal / Director, CRM Brokers Pty Ltd), present at the Media Conference and annual luncheon; Mr Piers Morgan (Executive Director, Weringa Group), likewise in attendance at the Media Conference and annual luncheon; Ms Kim Samuel (Associate Director, Urban & Regional Planning, Elton Consulting); Mr John Stanton (Chief Executive Officer, Communications Alliance Ltd); Mr Ivan Slavich (Chief Executive Officer, Soldier On); Mr David Laanemaa (Managing Director, Back9 Capital Management Pty Ltd); and Dr Anthony De Francesco (Managing Director, Real Investment Analytics Pty Ltd).
Interestingly, the Media Conference and annual luncheon presented a special guest address by Mr Michael Rizk (Head of Trade Relations, Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and past contributor to the inaugural issue of EKONOMOS, published in November 2019), who praised the ABSC Inc.’s intrepid spirit and spectacular efforts to strengthen Australian commercial relations with the international community, focusing on the Middle East’s promising trade and investment benefits for the Australian economy in an increasingly globalised world where the search for and proactive engagement with previously inaccessible, unappreciated markets has triggered a lucrative diversification of multilateral business relationships.
Highlighting this exclusive gathering of VIPs and guests, ABSC Inc. president, Dr Frank Alafaci convened a twenty-minute interactive Question and Answer session between an assembled panel, comprising the ABSC Inc. President himself; Mr Michael Rizk (Head of Trade Relations, Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce); H. E. Mr Muhammad Ashraf (Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan); as well as Mr Rouad El Ayoubi (Founding Director of Alliance Project Group); and the distinguished audience, including several high-profile representatives of the Australian multicultural press.
ABSC Inc. president, Dr Frank Alafaci formally concluded the Media Conference and annual luncheon with his public acknowledgement of EKONOMOS, Issue 2’s Gold sponsor, Alliance Project Group, and the Board of Directors of the Australian Business Summit Council Inc., especially Mrs Sylvia Alafaci, the Council’s secretary, for her tireless efforts in securing the magnificent venue, sending out the invitations, preparing the immaculate table arrangements and decorations, VIP name tags, and communicating with The Waterview’s events management team.