THE 2018 NETWORKING PROGRAM
Tuesday 13 November
0700-0900, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Women in Airports Breakfast
Tuesday 13 November
1900-2200 Howard Smith Wharves Rivershed
Welcome Drinks and Networking Event
|Enjoy an evening cocktail reception on the iconic Brisbane River at Brisbane’s newest event space, Howard Smith Wharves. Take in the views of the bridge and city landscape while eating Brisbane finest food and sampling the Howard’s Wharf onsite brewed beer.
Howard Smith Wharves is a heritage-listed wharf on the Brisbane River at Boundary Street, Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built from c. 1934 to 1940s circa. It is also known as Brisbane Central Wharves. The 3.5-hectare (8.6-acre) site is culturally and historically significant and is one of the last undeveloped riverfront locations in Brisbane
Wednesday 14 November
1900-2300, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
AAA National Airport Industry Awards and Gala Dinner
|The AAA National Airport Industry Awards acknowledge organisations and individuals achieving excellence within Australia’s airport industry. The Gala Dinner will provide the perfect platform at which to present these prestigious awards and celebrate the success of the recipients and the success of the 2017 Conference. There are seven opportunities to sponsor awards at this exclusive event.|
» Special Guest MC: Mary Coustas
Mary Coustas is a Logie Award winning actress and writer who has entertained Australian audiences with her versatile comedic and dramatic performances on TV, film and stage. Mary is also an experienced, warm and humorous keynote speaker, moderator and MC who is guaranteed to connect with community and corporate audiences at any event or occasion.
Mary first captured the imagination of her fans in the late 1980s when she, along with her co-stars Nick Giannopoulos and Simon Palomares, created Wogs Out Of Work. The ground-breaking theatre show explored the issue of racism and stimulated discussions in the country that had never been had before. The show toured nationally over three years, becoming Australia’s highest grossing non-musical theatre show.
Anh Do is without doubt, one of Australia’s most talented and in demand keynote speakers and entertainers. He has hosted his own shows including Anh Does Vietnam, Anh’s Brush with Fame, and his Olympic special, Made in China with Anh Do. Anh authored the award-winning autobiography The Happiest Refugee, and has made regular appearances on Thank God You’re Here, Spicks and Specks, Rove, Dancing With The Stars and The Footy Show. An extraordinary comedian and speaker, he has entertained, motivated and impacted the lives of thousands and thousands, young and old, at community and corporate events in Australia and throughout the world.
Anh Do arrived in Australia aged two, on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese Refugees cramped in like sardines. Anh was sick from de-hydration, water had run out days prior, and one person had already died.
Despite a challenging start, by the time he was 30 years old, Anh Do held a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Law and had been voted Winner – Comedian of the Year. An accomplished writer, actor, and film producer, he has also been recognised as the Winner – NSW Triple J Raw Comedy Champion and received the Winner – Thank God You’re Here Trophy. In 2010 he published his autobiography, The Happiest Refugee. A talented cook and artist, he used his skills to develop television shows Anh Does Vietnam and Anh’s Brush with Fame.
Anh Do’s ups and downs, trials and tribulations, difficulties and successes as a refugee over three decades makes for an incredible and amazing inspirational tale that has audiences gripped with emotion one minute and howling with laughter the next. The result is always a room transformed. From language difficulties to divorcing parents, from being broke to being bullied, from becoming a lawyer to becoming Comedian of the Year… Anh uses all his life’s experiences to entertain and inspire.