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Hosted by Minister Liliana D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Susan Alberti, Australian businesswoman, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club.

Jim Stynes Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground

Sunday 14 October 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Kicking of the congress, the Welcome Party will set the scene for the next few days and is a great chance to meet new people and catch up with colleagues.  Enjoy fabulous Australian wines and the best local produce over looking wonderful views across the arena.

Dress: Neat Casual

Liliana D’Ambrosio

Liliana (Lily) D’Ambrosio is a member of the Australian Labor Party and has represented the electorate of Mill Park in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2002. She was appointed the Minister for Industry and Minister for Energy and Resources following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in 2014. In 2016 she became Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development..... 

Susan Alberti

For years, Susan (Sue) Alberti has had three main dreams. Three dreams she has been instrumental in assisting. Two are now reality; to see her beloved Bulldogs win a premiership and for women to play AFL. Only one remains —to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Among multiple roles, she is the Chairman of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation and the Co-founder and Managing Director of the DANSU Group.

Susan is a passionate Western Bulldogs supporter, she joined the board in 2004. In 2012, Susan became Vice President of the Club. She held the role for 12 years, retiring on a high after the premiership win in 2016.

Susan’s passion for AFL extended to the newly formed Women’s AFL league, and her involvement helped to clear a path for women to be involved in the game. She is currently the national ambassador for the women’s league.

Later Event: October 15