The Australian Business Summit Council Inc hosted a Media Conference and Dinner at Le Montage in Lilyfield, New South Wales on Thursday 7 March 2024 to promote the imminent publication of the fifth issue of EKONOMOS, the official ABSC Inc business affairs magazine.

ABSC Inc President Dr Frank Alafaci PhD welcomed more than 100 VIPs and guests who had gathered for the occasion.

In promoting the forthcoming publication of EKONOMOS, Issue 5, 2024, the Media Conference and Dinner featured keynote speeches by  H.E. Mr. Ufuk Gezer (Ambassador of Turkiye); H.E. Mr. Joe Tapera Mhishi (Ambassador of Zimbabwe); Dr. Joseph Rizk AM (CEO / Managing Director of the Arab Bank Australia Ltd); and the Hon. Mr. Damien Tudehope MLC, including an interactive forty-five minute Question and Answer session on business, trade and investment moderated by the ABSC Inc. President Dr. Frank Alafaci.

Moreover, the Hon. Ms. Stephanie Di Pasqua MP (Member for Drummoyne) delivered a special guest address, commending and bestowing a Community Service award to the ABSC Inc. President Dr Frank Alafaci  for his tireless efforts to promote Australian business, trade and investment and strengthen economic relations with the international community.

A number of high profile guests at the event included  H.E. Mr. Ufuk Gezer (Ambassador of Turkiye); H.E. Mr. Joe Tapera Mhishi (Ambassador of  Zimbabwe); H.E. Mr. Ali Sevim (Consul General of Turkiye); Ms. Chrysa Prokopaki (Greek Trade Commissioner); Dr. Joseph Rizk AM (CEO / Managing Director of the Arab Bank Australia Ltd); the Hon. Mr. Damien Tudehope MLC;  the Hon. Ms. Stephanie Di Pasqua MP (Member for Drummoyne); Mr. Michael Megna (Mayor of Canada Bay); and Mr. Frank De Masi (Councillor of the Hills Shire).

 

 

EKONOMOS, Issue 5, 2024 will present nineteen article contributions, led by the ABSC Inc. President Dr. Frank Alafaci, including  H.E. Mr. Ufuk Gezer (Ambassador of Turkiye); H.E. Mr. Rade Stefanović (Ambassador of Serbia); H.E. Mr. Georgios Papakostas (former Ambassador of Greece); H.E. Dr. Nore-Eddine Benfreha (Ambassador of Algeria); H.E. Mr. Joe Tapera Mhishi (Ambassador of Zimbabwe); H.E. Dr. Chanborey Cheunboran (Ambassador of Cambodia); H.E. Mr. Jaime Chomali Garib (Ambassador of Chile); H.E. Ms. Dianela Pi (Ambassador of Uruguay); H.E. Mr. Eduardo Peña Haller (former Ambassador of Mexico); H.E. Mr. Ronald Recinos (former Ambassador of Guatemala); H.E. Mrs. Marie Claire Jeanne Monty (High Commissioner of Mauritius); H.E. Mr. Mohamed Khalil Morsi (Consul General of Egypt); Dr. Joseph Rizk AM (CEO / Managing Director, Arab Bank Australia Ltd); Mr. Wally Mehanna (CEO, Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce); Ms. Charu Stevenson (Partner, Wotton Kearney); Dr. Anthony De Francesco (Managing Director, Real investment Analytics Pty Ltd); Mr. Ramy Qutami (Managing Director, Madison Marcus) and Mr. Eric Boone (Partner, Madison Marcus) as joint authors; and Prof. Emeritus Greg Whateley (Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBSS / CEO, Group Colleges Australia) and Prof. Ian Bofinger (CEO / Executive Dean, Australian Academy of Music and Performing Arts) as joint article contributors.