A packed-house of guests attended the 2019 lunar new year corporate dinner at the Park Hyatt Melbourne

Enter the Metal Ox Year in 2021

Co-Founder of The Asian Executive, Rick Wong offering the Official Welcome

Our industry experienced in 2020, perhaps the most tumultuous business conditions since the 2009 Global Financial Crisis.

As the organiser of arguably the most prestigious lunar new year event in Australia, it seems an eternity ago when we hosted our last lunar new year event at the beginning of 2019.

For those who attended the sold-out event held on 11 February that year at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, distinguished guests networked with Australia’s most established and successful business entrepreneurs and investors from the Asia Pacific region.

The government was well represented, with our event being the only lunar new year event to host senior ministers whose portfolios covered state planning, housing, infrastructure, multicultural affairs and treasury and finance. Lord Mayor Sally Capp, representing Australia’s most liveable city, Melbourne graced us with her presence.

The 2019 gala dinner event was made all the more prestigious by the support of principal sponsor and luxury car maker, Lexus Australia with major sponsors UEM Sunrise, Multiplex and Pomeroy Pacific and partner sponsors Pitcher Partners, Moray & Agnew, CBRE and supporting property organisation, the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

We are only too acutely aware that we are beholden to prevailing government restrictions aimed squarely to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assuming a supremely optimistic outcome, we warmly encourage our loyal supporters to consider reserving Friday evening, 19 February 2021 for our lunar new year corporate event. The Asian Executive shall make further announcements in relation to event planning details closer to the date.

Second from left, the Hon. Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria

The Rt. Hon. Sally Capp Lord Mayor of Melbourne

The Hon. Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs,

Maggie Zhou, Alibaba Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand with Grace Lim, Co-Founder of The Asian Executive

Formal Vote of Thanks offered by Michael
Langhammer, Executive Director Pitcher Partners

Ceremonial lions ushering in the new lunar year