The Australia Africa Business Council (AABC) is holding its National dinner in Canberra’s Hyatt Hotel on 24 February 2011.
Guest Speaker, Melissa Parke MP, Federal Member for Freemantle, will be representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP. Ms Parke has a keen interest in international affairs and worked for the United Nations for seven years before becoming a Federal MP. She currently chairs the Parliamentary United Nations and UNICEF associations. She is a strong supporter of Australia’s growing engagement with Africa not least through its increasing aid commitment to that continent.
The dinner ‘s principal sponsor is Rio Tinto Limited , with Paydirt Media (organiser of the annual Africa Downunder conference in Perth) and Crawford School at Australian National University as additional sponsors.
Event: AABC National Dinner (attended by representatives of all state associations and their guests)
Sponsors: Rio Tinto Limited (principal sponsor), Paydirt Media, Crawford School (Australian National University).
Date: Thursday, 24 February 2011
Time: Drinks from 6.30 pm (South African wine tasting kindly sponsored by wine importers Inland Trading; Dinner from 7.30pm
Venue: Canberra Room Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Cost: Members $40, non-members $90.
Dinner guests will include a cross section of African diplomatic personnel based in Canberra, AABC branch members from across Australia, members of the Australia Africa Mining Industry Group, as well as Australian Government representatives.
For further information please contact Charles Millward (President, ACT Chapter AABC) on 0434 146 232 or Jeff Hart on 0424 036 172.