• APTEA 2018
    14th CONGRESS OF APTEA ALUMNI
    20 – 22 September 2018, Brno, Czech Republic


The Australian Program of Training for Eurasia (APTEA) was established by the Australian Government in 1990. The aim of the program was to assist countries of Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia in their transition to the market economy by educating young professionals in the area of modern business. Participants came with a diverse background from a variety of sectors (both private and public), they obtained a degree from Swinburne University of Technology and were given the opportunity of an internship in an Australian company.

The APTEA Fellows network on a regular basis since their return from Australia. The idea of an APTEA Congress was initiated in 1994 by Hungarian participants of the very first group. This event was followed up by Czech participants in 1996 who organised the 2nd Congress of APTEA Alumni in Kutna Hora. Since then the Congress became a regular event. It provides a great opportunity to build professional and business network and also personal friendships among the Fellows. The series of APTEA Congresses is a central event for the Alumni who have remained very close in spite of long years passed and the fact that members are scattered all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada and other countries. So far, congresses have been held in:

  • 1994 Budapest, Hungary
  • 1996 Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
  • 1998 Krakow, Poland
  • 2000 Poiana Brasov, Romania
  • 2002 Riga, Latvia
  • 2004 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2006 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2008 Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009 Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2011 Ohrid, Macedonia
  • 2014 Zadar, Croatia
  • 2015 Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2016 Budapest, Hungary

The Czech Organizing Committee is looking forward to welcome the APTEA Fellows again after twenty-two years in the Czech Republic, this time in Brno between 20-22 September 2018.


Jiri Rusek, chairman
Jiri Devat, vice-chairman