SYDNEY: The Armenian Professional Network (APN) of Australia’s event at Sydney’s Blackbird Cockle Bay this Thursday 12th September 2019 will be highlighted by an #APNTALKS keynote by New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and will be officiated by legendary newsman and Master of Ceremonies, George Donikian.
The organisation’s second major networking event for 2019, aimed to connect Armenian-Australian professionals, will begin at 7pm and also feature an open bar, finger foods, a DJ and major announcements of developments at the APN.
Attendees will also hear from the event’s Platinum Sponsors, who are Hero Finance and HYECORP Property Group.
The event’s Gold Sponsors include digiDIRECT, Spruson & Ferguson, Mercedes Benz North Shore, Service Heroes, Spectrum Camera House, Kids Chompers, Dental Lounge, Bee Wave, Deejay Humbo, Donikian Media, Blackbird Cafe, Photography by Berj and Storyfirst Films, while Bank of Sydney is a Silver Sponsor.
“We wish to thank all our sponsors for believing in the vision of the Armenian Professional Network, and helping us connect professionals within our community,” said APN Chair, Dr. Vik Kortian.
“We are also very excited that attendees will be treated to an intimate audience with the most prominent Armenian-Australian in Premier Berejiklian.”
The APN, which is an initiative of the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU), seeks to connect Armenian professionals across Australia through events, forums, and other opportunities. Its March 2019 launch event featured an #APNTALKS keynote address by prominent Armenian-Australian business leader and legendary banker, Mr. Michael Carapiet.
At this Thursday’s event, Premier Berejiklian discussing her pathway from university to banking, to politics, to elected office, and now as the executive leader of a state with a population of 8 million people.
ANC-AU referred to Berejiklian as “the most powerful Armenian woman in world politics” after she became the first female Premier of NSW to be elected in her own right in March 2019.
Berejiklian told the gathering after her historic victory: “No matter your background or where you live, you can be the Premier of New South Wales – a state where someone with a long surname and a woman can be the Premier.”
Since her victory, Berejiklian has visited Armenia, meeting the country’s President and Prime Minister. She also hosted a delegation from the Republic of Artsakh in NSW during July 2019.