THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

La Camara aims to be the preeminent point of reference for the Spanish-Australian business community and to facilitate and foster the development of business relationships within this community.

La Camara achieves these aims through events such as corporate lunches, ministerial briefings, seminars, private boardroom functions, networking evenings and more relaxed cultural and cocktail events, as well as a variety of services and promotional opportunities for our members.

Events organised by La Camara allow both members and non-members to develop the professional contacts they need within the Spanish-Australian business community.

Upcoming Events

02 May 2019

Private Screening and Networking Event

Palace Verona, Cinema 4 - 17 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
    30 May 2019

    Business Seminar on Foreign Talent in Australia: Migration, Employment and Tax Issues for Employers

    Offices of Squire Patton Boggs - Aurora Place Level 17, 88 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000

    Corporate Members

    News

    FRV’s Lilyvale solar plant up and running in Australia

    10 April 2019 The solar plant will produce enough energy to supply more than 45,000 Australian homes, while avoiding the emission of 175,000 tons of CO2 per year FRV has invested USD 700m in Australia since 2012 Company investing USD 900m worldwide in 2019 alone in strategy to increase installed capacity eight-fold by 2024 in projects around the world Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and a global leader in the development of renewable energy projects, has announced that the Lilyvale solar plant (100 MW ac) in Queensland, Australia, began production last month. The project, started producing its first Kwh of energy on March 9th and is expected to reach full capacity during the coming months after completion of the AEMO testing phase. Located in the Queensland Central Highlands region, the Lilyvale solar plant is now connected to the national power grid, generating enough power to supply a population equivalent to 45,000 homes. This is the second large-scale solar installation of FRV in Queensland. FRV signed a PPA with Ergon Energy Retail for the full plant capacity in January 2017. The project was financed in September 2017 with a group of banks comprising the Banking Group of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), the Bank of Tokyo and Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd (MUFG) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). Carlo Frigerio, Managing Director of FRV in Australia, highlights the importance of this project in the generation of green energy in the country: “Australia continues to be a key market worldwide for renewable energy investments. With projects like Lilyvale, FRV is delighted to participate to the country’s ongoing energy transformation and transition to sustainability and care for the environment” Fady Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, said: “We are proud to announce this project milestone, and to be contributing to Australia’s drive for clean energy. Australia is a strong and promising market for FRV and Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, and we see significant potential to expand investment in the years ahead, and spearhead the development of the sector in the country and further afield. He added: “Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has committed to significantly expanding FRV’s international operations, with plans to invest USD900 million in 2019 alone, and the goal of increasing the total installed capacity of our projects around the world over eight-fold in the next five years, from 0.7 GW at the beginning of 2019 to 5.8 GW by 2024. FRV has developed a total of six solar operating or committed projects in Australia with an accumulated investment of around USD 0.7 billion since 2012: Royalla (20 MW AC) in the Australian Capital Territory, Moree (56 MW AC) in New South Wales, Clare (100 MW AC) and Lilyvale (100MW AC) in Queensland, Goonumbla (67.8 MW AC) in New South Wales and Winton (85 MW AC) in Victoria. Source: http://frv.com/

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    Navantia Australia Top 10 Finalist in Defence Reserves Employer Support Awards

    11 April 2019 Navantia Australia was a Top 10 finalist for its support of ADF Reservists in New South Wales at the Defence Reserves Support Council annual Employer Support Awards held last night in Sydney. The Employer Support Awards acknowledge the contributions made by employers of Reservists. The Defence Reserves Support Council sponsors the awards, which publicly recognise employers at the State and Territory level. Navantia was nominated for the ‘Major Private Industry’ category by Adrian Orellana. Adrian is a Lance-Bombardier in the Army Reserves and the IPMS Engineer for Navantia in the Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) sustainment program. He nominated Navantia for its ongoing support of his active reservist obligations with the 28 Battery of the 9th Regiment Royal Australian Artillery. The awards program provides formal recognition of employers’ support for Reservists and were presented by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC, (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales. Well attended, guests included senior representatives from all three ADF services and New South Wales government departments. Source: https://navantia.com.au/

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    Position Partners appointed master distributor for Z+F laser scanning systems across Australasia

    11 April 2019 Zoller + Fröhlich (Z+F) 3D laser scanning solutions to be sold and supported by Position Partners across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Intelligent positioning systems provider Position Partners announces the company’s appointment as master distributor for Z+F, a German-based electrical engineering firm that manufactures a wide range of precision industrial instruments including 3D laser scanning systems. Under the agreement, Position Partners will be the primary contact for all sales, support and service enquiries of Z+F laser scanning products in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea (PNG). “We are delighted to announce this extension of our partnership with Z+F, which will offer customers local and reliable sales, service and support capabilities from our branches throughout the region,” said Martin Nix, Position Partners CEO. Z+F 3D laser scanning instruments are used by surveyors and engineers for a wide range of applications within the built environment, resource sector, forensics and other specialist areas. These highly sensitive and accurate systems provide a detailed 3D model of an environment or structure via millions of points, known as point clouds. Position Partners began distributing Z+F 3D laser scanners in 2016. With a number of employees that have been manufacturer-trained at Z+F’s headquarters in Germany, the company is well poised to deliver a high level of technical expertise and local support. “Our workshop team is able to perform local calibration checks on the Z+F scanning range, saving customers the time and expense of sending their instrument overseas unless it requires a more detailed service or repair,” Paul Malatzky, Position Partners Market Development Manager – Scanning Systems. Commenting on the new agreement, Dr. Christopher Fröhlich said: “Position Partners is a valued distributor and the company’s broad network and experience with our product range will offer Z+F users a streamlined and efficient support channel as a result of this master distributor agreement.” For more information, please contact Position Partners on 1300 867 266 or visit www.positionpartners.com.au

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