The ATBC hosted a very informative Economic Seminar at the Sofitel Hotel. Many of our members attended to hear CBA Chief Economist Craig James deliver an insightful, financial lecture.
Our members enjoyed a three course dinner and drinks whilst being enlightened with up-to-date economic knowledge and trends.
This year our members were given a great pleasant surprise. At the end of the Seminar, the attendees were entertained with vibrant song and music performed by Turkish band ‘DeJaVu’.
After the music was over, our members were happily socialized before heading home.
The Australian Turkish Business Council has again this year made a financial contribution to Mount Clear College, in order to partially assist students to partake in a trip to Gallipoli.
The Gallipoli programme at Mount Clear College offers students an opportunity to visit the historical war site in Gallipoli. Whilst in Turkey, the students also get the opportunity to visit their sister school, Gallipoli High School, in order to strengthen ties between the two schools.
Education of youth is one of the major goals which the ATBC strongly supports and promotes within our community. Our succeeding students are our future professional, business people and the ATBC is proud to nurture and encourage their efforts so they may continue on their chosen course.
This year the ATBC have been privileged to be part of an ANZAC project, which is an inter-school sister program between Australia and Turkey.
The ANZAC project was developed by Mr Ian Simpkin, who is a senior staff member at Mount Clear College in Ballarat. This project has cultivated a formal sister school partnership with Gelibolu Anadolu Lisesi, whereby students and teachers from each college visit each other biennially.
This sister-school project was designed to foster interest in both countries’ wartime heritage and to promote international understanding and peace between the young people of Turkey and Australia.