On Tuesday, 26 November 2019, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the BESydney Global Ambassador Program at our Gala Dinner.
The evening was a celebration of the commitment and passion of our Global Ambassadors, who continue to give their time freely and open their networks to BESydney.
We were honoured to be joined on the evening by The Hon. Gladys Berejilkian MP, Premier of New South Wales (NSW) and Patron of the Global Ambassador Program, as well as The Hon. Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, and The Hon. Victor Dominello, Minister for Customer Service. We thank the NSW Government for their continued support.
This year's Australia Oration was delivered by Scott Farquhar, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Atlassian. A prominent Australian entrepreneur and international figure, Scott delivered a provocative address on Australia's innovation economy, the impact of fast-growing technology and the intersection of big data and health. This was followed by an engaging conversation between Scott and Peter van Onselen, political journalist and commentator, that really showcased the power of ambition to create an incredible global impact.
BESydney extends a very special thank you to our sponsors for the evening: our Venue Host, ICC Sydney, for their generosity in again hosting our event; and First State Super, our Event Partner. We appreciate their ongoing support of BESydney and our Global Ambassador program.