Melbourne Asia Game Changer AwardsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society’s world-renowned Asia Game Changer series comes to Australia. The Melbourne Asia Game Changer (MAGC) initiative will showcase under-recognised and inspirational individuals who are making a positive contribution to Asia and Australia’s future in the region. The series will bring greater acknowledgement to Australians, especially Asian-Australians, who are making a positive impact across the region in the fields of the arts, health, science, sport, business, media and other areas engagement.
The program draws on the highly successful Asia Game Changer Awards by Asia Society New York. The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honouring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia.
Our vision is for MAGC is to become a global and national initiative that attracts widespread attention, is recognised as a leading award program and that delivers tangible economic and community outcomes to Melbourne and Victoria, as well as Australia as a whole. It aims to showcase Melbourne and Victoria as Australia’s cultural and intellectual gateway to Asia.
On 18 November, following a three-month national nomination campaign, we will be celebrating our three inaugural Game Changers: Daizy Maan, Founder of Australian Digital Job Accelerator & Australian South Asian Centre, Ly Tran, Professor, School of Education, Deakin University and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and Leah Jing McIntosh, Editor of Liminal Magazine. Daizy, Ly and Leah will join Television Host, Writer, and MasterChef Australia Judge Melissa Leong for an evening of storytelling and celebration.
Date: Thursday 18 November 2021
Time: 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. AEDT
Venue: Online. Select guests will be invited to attend in person.
The Melbourne Asia Game Changer Awards are open to:
- Outstanding individuals who demonstrate a strong track record in fields of the arts, health, science, development, sport, media, government, technology and business innovation and who are making a positive difference in Australia’s relationship with Asia in the region and/or the Asian-Australian community
- Outstanding individuals who make a contribution to Australia’s multicultural fabric with Asia
- Outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to lead post-pandemic recovery
The winners will be assessed by the Melbourne Asia Game Changer selection committee and honored publicly at an award ceremony in November.
Nominations have now closed. Join us November 18 to celebrate our awardees.
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About our Host
About our Speakers
About our Selection Committee
Ling Ang, Director, Souvenirs of Sleep
Ling Ang is a filmmaker and artist with a decade of productions and showcases spanning across the UK, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Japan, India, the US and Australia. Ling’s latest project, Souvenirs of Sleep, is an ongoing project that explores the world of dreaming. This is Ling Ang’s first book that combines her photographs from the conscious realm with text documenting the unconscious realm.
Alice Wong, Board Director, Asia Society Australia
Recently retired as Head of Asian Leadership, Human Resources and Inaugural Chair of the Asian Leadership Employee Action Group at the Westpac Group, Alice is currently undertaking a select number of independent consultancies in philanthropy, growth into Asia, cultural diversity and capability. Alice has almost forty years of banking experience which has given her a unique opportunity to assist businesses and migrants in both Asia and Australia.
Gönül Serbest, CEO, Global Victoria
Gönül Serbest is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Global Victoria responsible for leading the Government’s global engagement efforts. As part of this role, she manages the State’s international network of 23 trade and investment offices, leads a team that drives economic growth in Victoria by facilitating exports and promotes the State’s world class industry capabilities and education sector to international audiences.
Caro Llewellyn, CEO, The Wheeler Centre
Caro Llewellyn is CEO of the Wheeler Centre and the author of four works of non-fiction including the 2020 Stella Prize shortlisted memoir, Diving into Glass. She's also the former director of several large-scale literary festivals, including Sydney Writers' Festival and the PEN World Voices Festival chaired by Salman Rushdie in New York.
Andrew Wear, City Economist and Director of Economic Development and International, City of Melbourne
Andrew Wear is the City Economist and Director of Economic Development and International at the City of Melbourne, where he has responsibility for economic programs, business engagement, international education and international relationships. He currently supports the council's economic response to the impacts of COVID-19 and the city's 10-year economic development strategy.
Asia Society Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.
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