Events Calendar 2016/17
Corporate Club Australia members are invited to attend a series of premium events held throughout the year. Guests enjoy the best venues, catering and entertainment that Sydney has to offer. The 2016/17 membership year commenced on 1 July and with it the launch of the new calendar of events.
Networking Breakfasts - September 2016 & April 2017
Friday, 16 September 2016 - Jennifer Byrne
April 2017 - TBC
The two annual Networking Breakfasts are extremely popular and often reach capacity very quickly. The combination of high profile speakers, stunning harbourside views and a hot breakfast ensures a great start to the day.
Networking begins with a hot coffee as the sun rises over the harbour and the conversation continues over breakfast, with free seating.
Attendees: up to 170 guests
Cocktail Party - 10 November 2016
Corporate Club Australia proudly kicks off the festive season with a garden party in the picturesque grounds of Government House. Our members are always thrilled for the chance to enjoy this historic and spectacular venue.
The Cocktail Party keeps formalities to a minimum in order to maximise time to mingle with other members and their guests. This is one networking event not to be missed.
Attendees: 200 guests
Australia Day Address - January 2017
The Australia Day Address is our annual celebration of thought, diversity and freedom. First delivered in 1997, the Address is now a traditional part of Australia Day week-long national celebrations with prominent Australians having the opportunity to speak on matters that they personally consider to be of national importance.
Past Address presenters read as the who’s who of Australian identities, across a variety of fields. Recent speakers include media icon Ita Buttrose (2014), Paralympian Kurt Fearnley OAM (2013), Associate Professor Charlie Teo AM (2012), General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (2010)
The official Address is followed by a cocktail function where guests mingle with VIP dignitaries and guests, Australia Day Ambassadors, the Address speaker, Australia Day sponsors and Corporate Club members.
Australia Day Lunch - 20 January 2017
For over 30 years the Australia Day Lunch has set the standard on how Corporate Australia expresses its national pride. It is the perfect occasion to come together and celebrate our achievements as a nation and the joys of being Australian.
Members host tables of ten at this high-profile event to engage with their clients, network with other guests and to celebrate the national holiday with colleagues.
Featuring eminent speakers, world-class entertainment and superb food and wine it is not surprising that this event is recognised as a major highlight on Sydney’s corporate calendar.
Attendees: up to 1,000
Australia Day Harbour Cruise - 26 January 2017
Guests are invited on board the sensational Sydney Glass Island to take in the spectacle and excitement of our famous harbour on the busiest day of the year. There is really nothing quite like it.
This is our most informal event of the year and easily the most fun – guests enjoy all the excitement of the Harbour program, and the glass walls ensure that no one misses a thing. Substantial finger food is served throughout and the drop off at the Opera House is the perfect launching point for enjoying the land based activities on offer throughout the CBD.
Corporate Golf Day - 21 March 2017
Our Corporate Golf Day seemingly does the impossible - it just keeps getting better each year.
This event is held each year at the spectacular NSW Golf Club, the course currently ranked No.9 outside the United States. The format for the day is a stableford competition, which enables players to experience a full round at one of the best courses in the country.
If you are a golfer, it just doesn't get any better than this.
Attendees: 120 players
Business Lunch - June 2017
The Corporate Club Australia Business Lunch was established to enable members of our corporate network to engage with a forward thinking Australian agenda.
Held for the first time in 2012, this Business Lunch featured the second longest serving Prime Minister of Australia the Honourable Mr John Howard OM AC as its inaugural speaker. Mr Howard was interviewed by Ms Leigh Sales (7.30).
In 2013, international human rights lawyer, academic, author and broadcaster Mr Geoffrey Robertson QC was keynote speaker and presented an incredible oration on his views on "Australian values".
The Hon Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales was guest speaker at the 2016 event.
– Gemma Rygate, Centre for Volunteering
Corporate Club Australia provides outstanding opportunities for members to meet, share ideas and hear some of the most inspiring speakers from across the nation