Australia Awards celebrations
Fostering linkages between future world leaders and Australia
In 2015 Morris Walker provided event management services for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s prestigious mid-year Australia Awards celebrations across six capital cities.
The Australia Awards – a scholarship initiative of the Australian Government – provide thousands of overseas scholars the opportunity for a first class education from Australian universities.
The program is highly regarded for helping develop future leaders, strengthening diplomatic, trade and economic links, facilitating a global network of shared learning and excellence in education.
Guests at the celebrations included Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, representatives from embassies and consulates, heads of Australian Government departments and agencies, high-level stakeholders, newly arrived and graduating Australia Awards scholars, and university representatives.
Our role comprised everything from conceptualising each events theming and timings, researching and recommending workshop panel members and keynote speakers, offsite and onsite registrations, managing catering and event staging, writing and producing event collateral and organising audio-visual and technical production.
We saw more than 1,400 attendees at iconic venues around Australia that were hand picked by us, including Sydney’s Darling Harbour Dockside Pavilion, Melbourne’s Myer Mural Hall and Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia.