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Forum program

Brands, boards, members & employers – how do we best connect?

The Fund Executive Forum is one of FEAL’s most significant annual programs, providing a much needed opportunity for fund CEOs and senior members of their teams to gather from around Australia to discuss and debate significant issues impacting our industry.

The theme for the 2018 FEAL Forum is “Connections”: Brands, boards, members & employers – how do we best connect? and will take place on Thursday 1st March at the Melbourne Business School, Carlton.

We are delighted to announce guest speakers Brendon Gale – CEO, Richmond Tigers, Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO and Simon Bell – Melbourne University. Brendon will speak on “Member connections: How to build strong and lasting connections with your members”. Katherine will speak on “Board Interactions. Connecting with, and effectively supporting your board”. Simon will speak on “Brand – the academic’s perspective. Why promote your brand?”


Other Sessions will include: David Atkin, CEO, CBUS: How is CBUS promoting their brand?
Anne Ward, Chair of Qantas SuperBoard effectiveness and interaction with the executive team. 

The Forum Dinner will be held on Wednesday 28th February at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Our guest speaker  will be Tom Trumble. Tom is a historian, journalist and keynote speaker specialising in the topic of dynamic leadership. He is the author of Unholy Pilgrims, Rescue at 2100 Hours, Tomorrow We Escape.

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Forum Dinner – FEAL Members and FEAL Sponsor Guests only

Date: Wednesday 28 February
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: The Park Hyatt, Melbourne
Address: 1 Parliament Place
Cost: FEAL Members & FEAL Sponsor Guests $195 (inc GST)
Speaker: Tom Trumble

Tom Trumble

Fund Executive Forum – FEAL Members only

Date: Thursday 1 March
Time: From 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Melbourne Business School
Address: 200 Leicester Street, Carlton
Cost: FEAL Members $875 (inc GST)
Speakers: David Atkin, CEO – CBUS, Anne Ward, Chair of Qantas Super and Colonial First State.

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