International Women's Day Forum and High Tea

International Women's Day Forum and High Tea
Join the business chambers and councils of International Chamber House in the Mayfair Ballroom at The Grand Hyatt to celebrate the achievements of women in business both here in Australia and across the globe.

Forum and High Tea - Savoy Ballroom, Grand Hyatt

About the Event

Join the business chambers and councils of International Chamber House in the Savoy Ballroom at The Grand Hyatt to celebrate the achievements of women in business in Australia and across the globe.

This year guests will hear from outstanding speakers including Reema Sanghavi, Co-Founder, PinkathonCathy Foley, Chief Scientist, CSIRO and Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO, ACMI. This is your opportunity to be inspired by passionate and influential women and learn how they reached senior roles in vastly different industries.

Rob Gell AM, Executive Director, ReThink Sustainability will facilitate an interactive conversation with our speakers and the audience leaving plenty of time for guests to enjoy afternoon high tea and networking to celebrate the successes of each other and women cross all nations.

he American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) represents business; providing networking opportunities, valuable support for emerging industries, and helping to establish business networks and commercial partnerships. Through AmCham’s advocacy work, the chamber works to improve the efficiency and strength of the business sector to build a strong and prosperous economy.

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Event Details

Date Thursday 5 March 2020
Time 2pm - 5pm
Venue Grand Hyatt
Savoy Ballroom
123 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000


  Regular Rate Table of Ten
Members and their guests $130.00 $1300.00
$160.00 $1600.00

About the Speakers

Reema Sanghavi is the Co-Founder of Pinkathon and Managing Director of Maximus MICE & Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Pinkathon is India’s Biggest Women’s run created with the objective of spreading awareness about women’s health related issues, breast cancer in particular.

Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO Chief Scientist, has made distinguished contributions to the understanding of superconducting materials and to the development of devices using superconductors for a number of applications including to detect magnetic fields and locate valuable deposits of minerals. She is also the Chair of the Australian National Fabrication Facility Victorian Node Collaboration Committee and the ARC Steel Hub Advisory Committee as well as sitting on several other committees and boards. She has made significant contributions to the scientific community as president of several scientific societies and as a member of committees such as PMSEIC giving advice to Government on scientific and technological matters. She was awarded the `Woman of the Year’ by the NSW Government in 2013 and the International IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity 2014. In 2015 she was awarded the Clunies Ross Medal of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and Australian Institute of Physics’ Outstanding Service to Physics Award. As a leader in CSIRO, she is working to help Australia to transform to be globally competitive and sustainable by engaging with Australian researchers, government and industry to assist with the translation of research for a healthy and sustainable Australia that is also economically successful.

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director/CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. Prior to joining ACMI, Katrina was Head of Arts for ABC Television and ABC Arts online, commissioning a range of projects for television and driving a new strategy for arts across the ABC. From 2002 to 2011, Katrina was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival and its investment fund, supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross-platform and installation works. She held key artistic positions at a number of arts festivals in South Australia and was Chair of the South Australian Youth Arts Board from 2003 to 2008. Katrina is currently on the board of Back to Back Theatre.

Rob Gellis a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Inaugural Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. He is a coastal geomorphologist by training; he taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography at tertiary level, then for thirty one years presented television weather. In his professional life he works as an environmental and communications consultant and is a Director of World Wind Pty Ltd. He is a published author and a photographer. He is the Chairman of the Mornington Peninsula and Westernport Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd. Chairman of Wildlife Victoria and a member of the Victorian Coastal Council. Rob Gell is an outstanding communicator who has earned the respect of government, business, and environmental groups for his approach to sustainable development.
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5/03/2020 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Savoy Ballroom 123 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA


Thursday, 05 March 2020

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5/03/2020 2:00 PM

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