Annual Dinner 2024

Oh what a night! A fitting final song for the original four cast members of the Australian Jersey Boys – who got the 400 strong crowd up and dancing at Committee for Melbourne’s Annual Dinner on 9 May.

The warmth and goodwill in the room, was a testament to the positivity of the attendees who packed the iconic Melbourne Town Hall for a fabulous night of entertainment and thought leadership.

Michael Rowland once again guided us through the evening with wit and flair. CEO Mark Melvin and Chair Scott Tanner made rousing speeches about the strength of Melbourne and its incredible attributes. They also highlighted the opportunity we have right now, to create a vision for the city as the population grows – and the strength of the collective wisdom in the room to make that happen.

Deputy Premier of Victoria, Ben Carroll was upbeat about Victoria’s future outlining the strength of the government, business and community sectors to work together to keep our economy and culture strong and vibrant into the future.

Many well-wishers acknowledged the enormous contribution of Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp AO who finishes her tenure at the end of June. The Committee was privileged to hear her thoughts on Melbourne and the incredible achievements of the people that make up the city.

And of course, the annual Melbourne Achiever Awards were presented to the deserving recipients, Professor James McCluskey AO and Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust. A special Lifetime Achievement Award was delivered to Pamela Warrender OAM, founder of Committee for Melbourne, with the crowd giving her a standing ovation.

Thank you to our partners for making it such a special evening! We could not have delivered such a vibrant and colourful event without you!

Our venue partner City of Melbourne, entertainment partner Victorian Opera and event partners R-Co Brand, Peter Jones Special Events, Lancemore Hotel Group and Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria.

To view the full program from the evening
See more about Jim McCluskey AO
See more about Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
See more about Pamela Warrender OAM

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