Social Program

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Tuesday 28 June 2016

1700 – 1830 Opening Ceremony, Keynote Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of the Board, 8 80 Cities
1830 – 2000 Welcome Reception
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Included for fully registered delegates and accompanying persons Additional tickets: AUD $77.00 (including GST)

What better way to kick off the Congress than meeting with old and new colleagues in a relaxed and informal environment whilst enjoying drinks and canapés. Admission to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception is included for all fully registered delegates and registered accompanying persons. Additional tickets can be also purchased.

Congress Dinner – Active Down Under

Thursday 30 June 2016

1900 - 2300
Venue: AFL Dining Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Tickets: AUD $140.00 (including GST)

The MCG is more than just a sports venue. It’s a place where memories are made and childhood dreams come alive. The ‘G, as it is affectionately known to locals, is more than simply one of the world's great sporting arenas; for over 150 years it has been Melbourne's heartbeat.

We promise a truly Australian experience with the opportunity to meet some cute and cuddly native Australian animals. Local produce and Australian dishes will feature in the menu matched with some fantastic Victorian wines. The evening will be the highlight of the social program and a rare treat to experience the flavours, cultures and sights of Australia.