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Upcoming Alumni Events

Leadership and Innovation - a view from the top

3rd Jun 2016

Join fellow China-based graduates and guests for a special networking event in June - offered in both Shanghai and Beijing.

Co-hosted by Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, and Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, these events will include a keynote speech, interactive audience Q&A and professional networking.

The discussion will cover innovation in leadership, the organisational and personal challenges of our speakers and advice on how to rise up the ranks of your company.

We look forward to welcoming you at these events!

Shanghai Event

Keynote: Mr Min YI - CEO China, MTR
Date: Friday 3 June
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location:Andaz Xintiandi
Garden Pavilion Level 5
88 Songshan Road
Shanghai 200021

Min Yi


Shanghai - further details and registration

Beijing Event

Keynote: Mr Gang WU - Chairman, Goldwind Global
Date: Sunday 5 June
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: Rosewood Beijing
Jing Guang Centre, Hujialou
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020

Gang Wu


Beijing - further details and registration

Online registration is essential by Friday 27 May 2016

Further information

Kristy White (Engineering & IT)
T: +61 478 407 606

Monica Vanderkley (Business School)
T: +61 437 780 254

The Business of Start-ups

23rd Jun 2016

The University of Sydney Business School cordially invites you to join the second affinity series event for 2016 – The Business of Start-ups.


Event details

Date: Thursday 23 June 2016

Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Stone and Chalk, Level 2, 50 Bridge St, Sydney

Cost: $25 (Includes drinks and canapés)

Dress: Business attire

Register Now!

Changing consumer shopping tastes and expectations are transforming the retail industry. Consumers increasingly crave instant gratification and one-of-a-kind merchandise, and this heightened competitiveness forces businesses to push the innovative boundaries in order to survive.

You've heard about Silicon Valley, but did you know that Sydney now has a thriving start-up ecosystem? Gain insights from industry insiders on how to tap into that ecosystem - as a founder, employee, mentor or investor.

Join alumnus Dr Toby Heap, (BAppSc(Ex&SportSc) ’99) PhD ’05 MCom ’11) Founder of H2 Ventures, as we unravel the unique stories of some successful Australian start-ups. Discover how our panellists got their businesses started, the challenges and also the rewards.

You’ll hear about the start-up scene from both ends of the spectrum – from both the founders and the investors.

Dr Michelle Deaker, (BSc ’88 MSc ’91), Founder, One Ventures
Pascale Moray, (BA ’97 MCom ’02), Founder of Style Rocks
Oliver Pennington, (BA ’08), Founder, Service Seeking

Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with fellow alumni whilst hearing about the intricacies and excitement surrounding the Sydney start-up scene!

We look forward to seeing you at this special event.

Space is limited so please RSVP early to avoid missing out.

University of Sydney Business School Annual Alumni Dinner

6th Jul 2016

Please join Belinda Hutchinson AM, Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Vice Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, and the Dean of the Business School, Professor Gregory Whitwell, to celebrate the opening of the Business School’s Abercrombie Building, followed by our Annual Alumni Dinner.


Abercrombie Building Opening
5.30pm – 6.30pm (Tours available from 5pm)
Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney Business School

The Abercrombie Building will be formally opened by The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP, Treasurer of NSW and Minister for Industrial Relations, and Deputy Liberal Leader.

Gladys Berejiklian

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP
Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial
Relations Member for Willoughby

Gladys was elected to the NSW Parliament on March 22, 2003 as the Member for Willoughby. Following the election of the O’Farrell Government in March 2011, Gladys was appointed Minister for Transport. Following the election of the Baird Government in March 2015, Gladys was appointed Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations. Since April 2014, Gladys has served as Deputy Leader of the NSW Parliamentary Liberal Party.

Gladys has completed studies in Government and Public Administration from University of Sydney and is a Master of Commerce graduate from UNSW.

Annual Alumni Dinner

6.30pm arrival for 7.00pm – 10.30pm
The Great Hall
The University of Sydney
Dress: Cocktail

Our keynote speaker for our 2016 Dinner is David Rohrsheim, General Manager, Uber ANZ. David will discuss innovation and disruption in the market, Uber’s success, future trends and predictions.

David Rohrsheim

David Rohrsheim
General Manager, Uber ANZ

David was living in San Francisco in 2012 when he met the Uber founders and agreed that Australian cities needed a better way to get around. After initially launching Sydney as Uber's third international city, David has since helped Uber expand to nine cities across Australia & New Zealand, creating thousands of new jobs for responsible car owners along the way.

David previously worked at DFJ, a top tier venture capital fund in Silicon Valley, famous for investments in Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, SpaceX and Box. He holds a B.Eng from his hometown Adelaide University, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Cost: Annual Alumni Dinner

$130 per person (University of Sydney alumni and staff)
$150 per person (guests)
$120 per person (University of Sydney students)
$1,300 per table of ten

Limited tickets available. Prices above include GST and a three-course meal with beverages.


RSVP for the Abercrombie Building Opening and to purchase tickets online for the Annual Alumni Dinner.


Abercrombie Building Opening
Lara Peters, Executive Officer to the Dean
The University of Sydney Business School
T +61 2 9351 7871

Annual Alumni Dinner
Monica Vanderkley, Manager, Alumni Engagement (Business)
T +61 2 8627 0891