Upcoming Events


Melbourne: Victoria's On the Ball - Sports Diplomacy in Action

20 September 2016

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Join our keynote speaker The Hon John Brumby, National President of ACBC as well as the leaders of three major sporting organisations at ACBC Victoria's Sports Diplomacy Forum to hear about their experiences and plans for greater sporting engagement with China and positive outcomes this will bring to our State.

Sports diplomacy is an increasingly important aspect of diplomatic practice and a growing part of the global sports industry. Sport is a universal language and plays a unique role in shaping and showcasing Australia’s identity, values and culture.

But beyond bringing people together to enjoy a competition, it helps to build trust between countries, friendships between individuals and ultimately also benefits the economy.

Guests will enjoy a light lunch and networking opportunities, followed by the keynote address, presentations, panel discussion and Q&A. Our panel facilitator will be Mr Tom Parker, Partner, China Business Advisory at Bastion S+GO and panellists include:

  • Mr Ian Robson, CEO, Melbourne Victory
  • Mr Ben Slack, International Business Manager, Tennis Australia
  • Mr Jeremy Loeliger, General Manager, National Basketball League 


Date:        Tuesday 20 September 2016

Time:        12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue:      Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Cost:            $65 for ACBC Members and $95 General Admission (+GST and online booking fee)

Please RSVP by 1 September

Enquiries:     (03) 9027 5606