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Past Alumni Events and Photos

Business of Property Alumni Event

19 October 2017

The final Affinity Series event for 2017.


Business School Alumni AGM and Cocktail Reception 2017

28 September 2017

Congratulations to the newly elected Business Alumni Network committee!



Annual Alumni Dinner 2017

14 August 2017

Our 2017 Annual Alumni Dinner welcomed keynote speaker Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, to talk about the future of aviation and his experience as a leader.


Shanghai Alumni Event – The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

11 August 2017

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship in Shanghai brought together our alumni to hear from guest speaker Daniel Shi, Founder of 23Seed and Producer of The Next Unicorn - the first reality TV show about global start-ups and innovation.


The Business of Mindfulness

5 July 2017

The University of Sydney Business School's third affinity series event for 2017 – The Business of Mindfulness.

Business Alumni Mentoring Program Launch 2017

10 May 2017

We launched our 2017 Business Alumni Mentoring Program on Wednesday 10 May, which saw 51 matches between our students and alumni. Between May and October, they will engage in one-on-one mentoring.


The Future of Media

20 April 2017

Our Future of Media event brought together Business School alumni with experts to discuss the future of an ever-changing industry.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Series, Alumni Event

5 April 2017, Shanghai
7 April 2017, Beijing
10 April 2017, Hong Kong




Women in Funds Management Alumni Event

8 February 2017

Alumni and guests joined us at BT Financial Group in Barangaroo to gain insight on the emerging industry of funds management from our panel: Michaela McGlinn - Head of Investments Distributions at BT Financial Group, Kent Sutherland - Head of Equities at VFMC, Jacki Ellis (Chorazy) - Principal at Mercer and Alexandra McGuigan - Head of Client Relationships and Marketing at Tribeca.



San Francisco Alumni Event

16 January 2017

San Francisco-based graduates were joined by guest speaker Joanna Riley, Founder of 1Page, for a night of networking. 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, the event presented 'Innovation strategy - How to build an idea in an ever-changing world.'



Archie Rose Distillery

30 November 2016

Our alumni came together for night of networking and to take a tour of Archie Rose Distillery, founded by our alumnus Will Edwards.



The Business of Wine

8 November 2016



Business Alumni Network 2016 AGM

20 October 2016

Congratulations to the newly elected Business Alumni Network committee!



Hong Kong Alumni Event

1 September 2016

The Business School recently visited China, where we welcomed alumni to join the Dean and other senior leaders for a night on innovation and entrepreneurship in focus. Speakers included: Karena Belin, Co-Founder W Hub and Senior Finance Group Manager at Procter & Gamble James Giancotti, Founder of OddUp Charles Ng, Associate Director-General at Invest Hong Kong.



Business of Music Alumni Event

4 August 2016



Business of Start-ups Alumni Event

23 June 2016



Beijing Alumni Event

5 June 2016

Shanghai Alumni Event

3 June 2016



Business Alumni Mentoring Program Launch

4 May 2016

The Business Alumni Mentoring Program Launch was held on Wednesday, 4 May at the Business School’s CBD campus. The Program is in its second year and has almost tripled in this time.

This Program matches business professionals with current students in a setting where our alumni can provide relevant business input into career planning and decision making.

The Program runs from May until October.



The Business of Retail

14 April 2016

Our first affinity series event for 2016, The Business of Retail, featured Adam Jacobs, Founder of THE ICONIC, Nick Molnar, CEO of AfterPay and Rob Hango-Zada, Director of Shippit. The panel session was moderated by alumnus Corey Payne, who has just been appointed as the new CEO of Penrith Panthers.

The night included a lively discussion on the current and future trends of retail as well as professional networking.

The speakers were very engaging, insightful and generous to share their learnings and knowledge on the night. Thank you!

The format/style of the panel presentation was very relaxed, making it easy to relate with.

Great personal insights from people who know their stuff.

Stay tuned for our next affinity series event – The Business of Start-ups, on 23rd June.



2015 Events

Alumni Mentoring Program Graduation 2015

26 November 2015

This year, we were proud to run our pilot Business Alumni Mentoring Program. The program matched business professionals with current students in a setting where our alumni provided relevant business input into career planning and decision making.

The graduation event on 26 November showcased the success of the program, from both the mentor and mentee’s perspective. We look forward to growing the program in 2016.


Annual Alumni Dinner 2015

6 November 2015

Business of Sport

8 October 2015

I loved the calibre of panel speakers and being able to reconnect with universitry colleagues at a such cozy yet faboulous venue that is cruising yacht club. - Swei Tang

I enjoyed the venue, fellowship, hospitality and subject matter. - Philip Edmonds

Getting insights regarding the business of sport from top administrators as well as athletes who are both professional and amateur was interesting. - John Hutchinson

Business Alumni Network AGM and Cocktail Reception

30 Sept 2015

The cocktail reception was preceded by the Business Alumni Network Annual General Meeting for 2014. All University of Sydney alumni were welcome to attend both the AGM and the cocktail reception and nominate for the 2014/15 Executive Committee by prior RSVP and nomination only.


The top job in NSW – The Hon. Mike Baird MP

12 Aug 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
Details of the BOSS Emerging Leaders event with the Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales.


Connect and Learn - Sustainability

11 Aug 2015

Professor Chris Wright provided an incite full overview of the dramatic situation our planet stands with regards to climate change - the key though is to get these insights into the harts and minds of Politicians, Business and the Population.- Paul

Fantastic event, great to hear the scary news from an expert in the field.- Dain Penman

A big picture event challenging personal and corporate inertia to stimulate deep thinking about how to go beyond corporate greenwashing to genuinely improve our (corporate) environmental footprint.Richard Horton

The frustrating feelings of what the science says on the need to act to protect the environment and the government practices- Emilia Saez

Business of Wine

1 July 2015

Great venue, lovely people and fantastic plonk! - Guy Gunasekera

Thank you! It was very well organised and informative. I liked the mix of an opportunity to network with fellow alumna and learn about the wine and the unique business perspective on the Australian wine market.- Mack wan

It is a great opportunity for me to meet with other alumni in such nice place. We can not only exchange the ideas in developing business, but also enjoy fantastic wines and food. Really appreciate University of Sydney Business School, Ms. Swati Mishra and Mr. Ben Malouf! - Qing Han

I was impressed by this classy Alumni function - easily the best one of 2015. Everything was professionally arranged from the invitation, attendance confirmation through to the guest speaker, host, wine tasting and food catering. I look forward to many more. - Adrian Mak

Amazing event - the secret life of wine from a Sydney Uni alumni! - Grace Ng

Well run event, very informative and a great location. - Stephen Krivacic

It was a friendly convivial even whilst learning about tasting wine and meeting other alumni. - Janet Wotton

A terrific evening of great wine and food, and more importantly good company and an interesting guest speaker. Well done Business School! - Paul Thomas

Well run event, very informative and a great location. - Stephen Krivacic

The Business of Wine event was a great way to connect with other alumni in a relaxed manner. It was run very well and I had a great time. - Carla Villanueva