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April 2019

MF Imbibo – welcome to our new members

Hosted by Melbourne Forum Executive Officer

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
House of Correction, Level 4 / 264 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Free

We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating our new members and invite you to join us in raising a glass in their honour. Grandeur, marble, mirrors and chandeliers - a perfect way to met our new members. If you’ve been out along Swanston St in…

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May 2019

Women and Sport: Leadership and Participation

Members' Lunch with Peggy O'Neal

Hosted by Chris Kotur

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 14 tickets left

It seems that women's sports have never been more popular and the AFLW competition has attracted huge interest.  In fact, women playing Aussie Rules is the fastest growing segment of that game. While it is great that women are participating in sport in record numbers,…

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Success and failure in agricultural policy making: observations over fifty years

Members' Lunch with Dr Alistair Watson

Hosted by Dr Michael Liffman

May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 19 tickets left

Few policy areas are as important to our nation, but as poorly understood, as agriculture. Dr Alistair Watson has spent a lifetime in agricultural economics. Prior to becoming Chief Research Economist for the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, he worked for the International…

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Insight on the 2019 Australian federal election

Members' Drinks with Nicholas Reece and Gideon Rozner

Hosted by Michael Henry AM

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$35.00 44 tickets left

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on 18 May to elect MPs and Senators to the 46th Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. The second-term incumbent minority Coalition Government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is attempting to win a third term against…

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The impact of creativity, on business and government – the big challenges we face and how they should be addressed

Members' Lunch with Russel Howcroft

Hosted by Jason Kimberley

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 12 tickets left

Russel Howcroft is an Australian businessman and media personality best known as a panelist on the ABC television program The Gruen Transfer. He was the Executive General Manager of the TEN Network prior to becoming the Chief Creative Officer at PwC Australia working across six critical business areas: brand…

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Integrity in Racing: From Cobalt to Jiggers – what on earth is happening?

Members' Dinner with the Hon. Peter Young AM QC

Hosted by Ian Dunn AM

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Collins Quarter, 86a Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$85.00 – $95.00 10 tickets left

What happened to the integrity of the ancient and traditional 'Sport of Kings'?  How can words such as cobalt, which became a banned substance in 2014, doping, and jiggers still be synonymous with horse racing in 2019, when over 100 trainers have been prosecuted, including highly successful trainers in…

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How can modern day slavery still exist in today’s world? 

Members' Drinks with Longdy Chhap and Kia Hem

Hosted by Michael Strong

May 22 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$35.00 49 tickets left

Members have previously heard of the extraordinary work of Hagar Australia. Globally, about 40 million people live as modern day slaves. Cambodian Longdy Chhap was one of them. Stricken with polio at age 5, he lost the use of his legs. At age 8, a…

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Dangerous Dinner – The ethical challenges in our healthcare

A Members’ only event of robust discussions on what we can do about controversial and complex issues

Hosted by Dr Sheila Nguyen

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$50.00 16 tickets left

Major breakthroughs in health services and delivery mean we are living longer and healthier lives. However, developments in the Human Genome, Designer genetics, Personalized Medicine, Stem Cell treatment, AI, use of data, and countries with different ethical and cultural norms pushing the boundaries of medical…

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The power of intergenerational diversity in the boardroom

Members' Lunch with Paul Smith

Hosted by Simon Savage

May 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00 20 tickets left

"Diversity is a source of Resilience, Innovation, Strength and ultimately, Assurance. If you don’t have it in your boardroom you may not be maximising your performance" - Paul Smith. Paul Smith will be in Melbourne for two days only in May, and will be joining…

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MF Imbibo – welcome to our new members

Hosted by Melbourne Forum Executive Officer

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Peaches, 301 Swanston Street
Melbourne,
Free

We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating our new members and invite you to join us in raising a glass in their honour. Peaches is a pastel pink fantasy land - a soft and peaceful way to met our new members. The cocktails are sorted…

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