Australia/New Zealand Branch AGM and Social Event

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017

The 2017 branch annual cocktail evening held on 18th August in Melbourne was covered in Lloyds List Australia with the below article by David Sexton.

A chilly Friday evening was the setting for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Melbourne annual cocktail night.

The event was held at CQ Functions, Queen Street, in Melbourne CBD and attracted a cross-section from the industry including ship brokers, lawyers, bankers and many others.

A highlight of the evening was a presentation by Jean Dong, Chief executive of the Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative (pictured below)

Jean Dong - keynote speaker 2

Ms Dong discussed the concept and how it is expected to affect and develop trade in future years.

After the formalities, there were drinks and snack foods and many opportunities to catch up with friends.

Francis Castellino Rob Springall Simon Gamboni Bob Hawkins and Nick Vann Warwick Norman and Adam Kuner

From left to right: Francis Castellino Rob Springall Simon Gamboni; Bob Hawkins and Nick Vann; Warwick Norman and Adam Kuner.

Alison Saunders and Hazel Brasington Bill MacDonald and Tim Davis Francis Castellino Andrea Fleming Craig BARU

From left to right: Alison Saunders and Hazel Brasington; Bill MacDonald and Tim Davis; Francis Castellino Andrea Fleming Craig Baru.

Lloyds List Article and Photos by David Sexton


The Australia/New Zealand Branch secretary for 2017-2018 is Manisha Taneja MICS (pictured below with Ms Dong).

Manisha Taneja and Jean Dong