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Asian-Australian Leadership "Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling" Networking Evening.

· Leadership,Diversity,2021

Avoid disappointment and secure your tickets now for the much anticipated evening on the event calendar!

About this event

Due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions, the event has been postponed to the 16th of August.

The Perth Asian Professionals are excited to announce our annual premier WA State Level event for July, the Asian-Australian Leadership 'Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling' Networking Evening, Co-hosted with Murdoch University.

The event will host top level industry captains and leaders of Australian organisations to address how to "break the bamboo ceiling', with opening speeches from representatives of government, tertiary education institutions and the private sector.

This will be followed by a panel discussion, hosting a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss what needs to be done better or differently to best utilise the skills, experiences, knowledge and talent of Australia’s educated young Asian-Australian Leaders. The conversation will cover topics from boosting greater diversity representation in leadership positions to the topic of enabling the international student community to develop their leadership potential and take greater part in forging Australia's successful multicultural society and economic prosperity.

Networking opportunities for conversations and connections with the best and influential Asian industry leaders in Perth will be available after the panel discussion over canapes and drinks with views of the city skyline from the state-of-the-art venue at RAC Arena.

The event is an opportunity for leaders from government, corporations, businesses and the community to come together for an evening to address equal opportunities in leadership roles and the merit of enabling greater diversity representation for Asian-Australians.

We look to welcome students, working professionals, mid-level managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders and industry captains. Together, unlocking the leadership potential of the community through connections and conversations.

Keynote Speaker:

Hon. Pierre Shuai Yang MLC – Member for North Metropolitan Region.

Introduction Speech:

Mr Wai Wan – Principal & Founder of Perth Asian Professionals.

Welcome Speech:

Mr Kelly Smith IEAA SF – Pro Vice Chancellor International at Murdoch University.

MC and Panel Moderator:

Dr Sandy Chong – Founder of Verity Consulting, President of the United Nations Association of Australia (WA).

The Panel:

Ms. Eva Chye – Account Director at PwC’s Business Align and Connect.

Ms. Candy Choo – Chief Executive Officer of Local Government Professionals WA.

Ms. Angela Wong – Director of Human Resources at The Ritz-Carlton (Perth).

Mr Tony Chong – Managing Partner (Perth) at Squire Patton Boggs.

Mr Nilesh Makwana – Chief Executive Officer at illuminance Solutions.

Mr Brendan Augustin – General Manager International Relations, Marketing, Trading & Shipping at Woodside.

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Event Details:

Venue: RAC ARENA. 700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000.

Date: 16 August 2021.

Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm (5:30pm registration).

Format: Panel Discussion and Networking.

Dress code: Professional Business Attire.

This initiative is made possible through the support of Lotterywest, the WA Government, StudyPerth and CALD Leadership.

Security checks will be conducted at the entrance. Please have a valid ID ready for inspection.


A range of sponsorship packages are still available for the Asian-Australian Leadership Evening. Inquire through



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