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June 2019

Is Melbourne’s big build the best way to spend $40bn?

Members' Lunch with Craig Richards

Hosted by James Garriock

June 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Sarti.it, 6 Russell Place
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00

Melbourne's Big Build addresses one question - congestion. But to what extent have we squandered an opportunity to address some other really big challenges our society faces? The obesity epidemic, social dislocation, the mental health crisis, airborne pollution? Is the Big Build a Big Wasted…

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WHAT MAKES A PUBLIC SPACE GREAT?

Members' Lunch with Kate Brennan

Hosted by Chris Gallagher

June 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Sake Flinders Lane, 121 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00

HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THE PLACES WHERE WE GATHER ARE AUTHENTIC, WELCOMING, VIABLE AND ARE PROUDLY EMBRACED BY THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE? As social, environmental and physical demands on our cities extrapolate, the places where we gather have become increasingly important. What does it…

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Signature Dinner with the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Celebrating our 10 year Anniversary

Hosted by Prof Andrea Hull AO

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, L35 / 25 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
$130.00 – $150.00

We are delighted to invite you to join us for a Signature Dinner with the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG on Thursday 20th June 2019 as part of our 10th year anniversary program. When Michael Kirby accepted John Ridley’s invitation to join us for lunch…

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July 2019

Signature Dinner with the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Hosted by Ian Dunn AM

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$130.00 – $150.00

We are delighted to invite you to join us for a Signature Dinner with the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP on Tuesday 23rd July 2019. Dan was appointed to the Cabinet in 2006, before becoming Minister for Health in 2007 and going…

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Key challenges facing the City of Melbourne in the next decade

Members' Lunch with the Hon Lord Mayor Sally Capp

Hosted by Jason Kimberley

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Kisume, 175 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00

We welcome the return of the Hon Lord Mayor Sally Capp as part of our 10th year anniversary celebrations What are the key challenges for the future of Melbourne? And what is it like to lead the Council of a city with 170,000 residents, 2.9m…

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Conversations That Matter – Crime at Work 

A Members' only event

Hosted by

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: The Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
$50

Conversations That Matter is a members’ only, member led In-house event; exploring an issue in depth through members sharing ideas, experiences and expertise. Whistle-blowers often reveal the powerful levers of privilege, power, work cultures, hidden cartels, weak reporting and regulatory control failures that lead to…

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What makes for sustained (and guilt-free) executive success through disruptive and ambiguous times?

Members' Drinks with Dr Marianne Broadbent

Hosted by Susan Oliver AM

July 31 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Captain Melville, 34 Franklin Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$35.00

Members' Drinks with the author of The Agile Executive Today’s business leaders face the daunting task of leading others through turbulent times. Leadership and management expert, Dr Marianne Broadbent will lead a discussion about how today’s executives can develop the mental agility to do this by…

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August 2019

The Ghetto Cabaret

- A Cultural Life Series event

Hosted by Pamela Creed

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$49.00 – $50.00

Any night could be their last performance. Danger, disease and betrayal surround the Jewish musicians, singers, dancers, acrobats, opera and theatre performers thrown together and trapped in the Ghettos of WWII. But their fear is transformed into art as they try to create meaning out of the terror and…

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Cardinal – The rise and fall of George Pell

Members Lunch with Louise Milligan

Hosted by Dr Helen Sykes AM

August 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed closer to the date Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$80.00 – $95.00

George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, 'Big George's'…

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Signature Dinner with Sally McManus

Celebrating 10 years of Melbourne Forum

Hosted by Mary Delahunty

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: No.35 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, L35 / 25 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$130.00 – $150.00

We are delighted to invite you to join us for a Signature Dinner with the secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Sally McManus, on Tuesday August 13, 2019. The ACTU executive elected Sally as its secretary in March 2017. The tenth elected…

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