6th Annual Business and Economics Foundation Dinner

This year's dinner will see a record 65 corporate table sponsors in attendance, and Secretary to the Treasury John Fraser presenting the keynote address before an audience of over 650 of Australia’s most influential business leaders.

On Thursday 3 March 2016, the National Gallery of Victoria will play host to the sixth Melbourne Foundation for Business and Economics Annual Dinner. The event celebrates the connections between the Faculty and the business community, and recognises the impact of philanthropy. The Foundation supports our ambition of cementing Melbourne as a global hub for business and economics education.

Over 650 guests will be in attendance, including many of Australia’s most influential business leaders, alumni, students and staff of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

The foundation dinner with its gathering of global business and public policy leaders showcases the transformative power of a business and economics education at The University of Melbourne. Paul Kofman and Zeger Degraves, Deans, Faculty of Business and Economics

Mr John Fraser, Secretary to the Treasury, will deliver the keynote address, speaking on his extensive experience in business and politics. We will also hear from scholarship recipient Elizabeth Smith, who will talk about the impact of philanthropy on her education. The 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award Recipients will also be announced and celebrated that evening.

"I am looking forward to meeting some of the greatest minds in business and some of the people who help to fund scholarships and activities at the University. I hope to be able to share with them my experiences as a student at The University of Melbourne and learn from their experiences in their respective industries," shares Elizabeth, in anticipation of her attendance at the dinner.

The scholarship has not only helped me financially - it has also opened up many opportunities for me to develop my skills, build greater confidence in myself, and allowed me to push my own boundaries. Elizabeth Smith

With graduate career outcomes and industry partnerships so central to the Melbourne experience, the Dinner raises support for the students, academics and programs that will make vital contributions to the future of education and society.