Australian Tour of International Labour Market Expert Prof Bernd Fitzenberger

The HR Nicholls Society would like to warmly invite you to participate in the Australian Tour of Professor Bernd Fitzenberger of Freiburg University, one of the world’s leading labour market experts, on “Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy”.

Professor Fitzenberger will be speaking in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth on the German model for labour relations, and its contribution to German competitiveness and employment in the last decade.

The HR Nicholls Society presents this speaking tour as a contribution to the reform of Australia’s system of labour relations.

Professor Fitzenberger is Full Professor for Statistics and Econometrics at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg.  His areas of study include trends in wage inequality, trade unions and coverage and evaluation of labour market programs. He is co-editor of the Journal for Labour Market Research.

Professor Fitzenberger’s academic work contends that regional flexibility in labour markets was key to the German economy being able to weather the global financial crisis better than other economies in the European Union.

The society believes Professor Fitzenberger’s addresses will attract interest from government, industry and industrial relations practitioners. The society’s object is to bring new and practical perspectives to debate about Australia’s labour relations.

Professor Fitzenberger will be speaking as follows – and numbers are strictly limited, so please book now to secure your spot:


Date:              Monday, 16 February

Venue:           DLA Piper, Level 22, 1 Martin Place

Time:             5:30 for 6:00 start

Format:          Cocktail Reception

Price:             $20



Date:              Tuesday, 17 February

Venue:           National Press Club, Barton

Time:             12:00pm start

Format:          Luncheon

Price:             $59-79




Date:              Wednesday, 18 February

Venue:           Deakin University, 3rd Floor, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne; lecture 5:30 for  6:00pm start, followed by dinner at Platform 28, 82 Village Street, Docklands.

Time:             5:30 for 6:00 start

Format:          Lecture followed by dinner

Price:             Lecture free, Dinner $120



Date:              Thursday, 19 February

Venue:           University of Western Australia Club, 35 Stirling Highway

Time:             6:00 for 6:30 start

Format:          Dinner

Price:             $120


For further information, please contact Adam Bisits on 0438 405 527 or via email to We hope to see you at one of these functions.

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