July 11, 2017

Events hosted by Newcomers Network

Events hosted by Newcomers Network

Newcomers Network EventsNewcomers Network has hosted a huge variety of events over the years!

Our current regular event in Melbourne is ‘Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne‘ which is held on the Second Wednesday of the month at the Lanai Bar in Queen Street.

You can register to attend here.

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Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne

You may have been living in Melbourne for a week, a month, a year or even a decade.

But have you made the most of your new life in your new location?

Have you found new friends? Have you got the job you want or the job for now? Do you know what networks you can join? How do you find great places to go to and fabulous people to come with you?

Join us at this event where you will learn:

  • Seven Best Settlement Strategies – that you can apply with your personal style
  • Culture Shock – what is it and how to recognise the symptoms
  • Australian culture – understanding the basics
  • Job hunting – ways to find the work you want (despite your international background)
  • Information sources – the most reliable options
  • Finding the networks you need

Suitable for

  • expatriates and repatriates (people returning to Australia)
  • international migrants and domestic relocatees
  • locals who would like to meet people from intrastate, interstate and overseas
  • people from any background, culture, faith, gender etc

Venue Details

The Lanai Bar is on Level 1 at 113 Queen Street (near corner of Little Collins Street, West side). Go up the steps through the sliding doors and up to the first level). Look for the group with the Newcomers Network sign or ask at the bar to be led to the group.

Special thanks to the Lanai Bar for hosting us free of charge – please like them on Facebook!

Format for the night

6:00pm – Arrival and purchase your own refreshment (non-alcoholic available), name tags provided by host (first name only)

6:15pm – Introductions and discussion as above (one person talking at a time)

7:25pm – Drawing of door prize (a copy of the book ‘120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business’)

7:30pm – Networking and mixing with others

8:00pm – Official wrap up but you are welcome to stay

9:00pm – Bar closes

More Information

Email melbourne [at] newcomersnetwork.com or phone Sue Ellson +61 402 243 271

People register for this event via Eventbrite, Newcomers Network Melbourne Facebook Group and Newcomers Network Melbourne Meetup Group

How to say ‘thank you’

If you find the event helpful, please say ‘thank you’ afterwards by posting an informative Review on GoogleFacebookMeetup or Yelp and tell other people who are new to Melbourne to join us on the Second Wednesday of any month in the future.

Newcomers Network has hosted over 200 events in Melbourne since 2001 (see below).

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, helping you meet new people and letting you know how to live, work and network in one of the world’s most liveable cities!

Past events hosted by Newcomers Network

09/08/2017 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Lanai Bar
25/12/2016 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
25/12/2015 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
11/11/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
14/10/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
09/09/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
12/08/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
08/07/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
10/06/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
13/05/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
08/04/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Lee Newcombe The Metropolitan Hotel
11/03/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
11/02/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
14/01/2015 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
25/12/2014 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
10/12/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
12/11/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
08/10/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
10/09/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
13/08/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
09/07/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
11/06/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
14/05/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Tania Cheney The Metropolitan Hotel
09/04/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
12/03/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
12/02/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
08/01/2014 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
25/12/2013 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
11/12/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
13/11/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
09/10/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
11/09/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
14/08/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
10/07/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
12/06/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson The Metropolitan Hotel
08/05/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Lanai Bar
10/04/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Lanai Bar
13/03/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Lanai Bar
13/02/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Lanai Bar
09/01/2013 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Lanai Bar
25/12/2012 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
12/12/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Wendy Jenkins, Relocation Manager
from Moving2Plan providing a list of her top moving tips
Sebel Melbourne
14/11/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with John McRae, Managing Director from Revium talking about Business and Networking in Melbourne Sebel Melbourne
10/10/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Jennifer York, relocation coach from Elite Tide Sebel Melbourne
12/09/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Luke Primon, Lawyer from Primon Legal Sebel Melbourne
08/08/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Janet Spencer, Property Buyer from Buyer Solutions Sebel Melbourne
11/07/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Tania Cheney, Recruitment Consultant from AM Executive Group Sebel Melbourne
13/06/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Chris Risteski, Financial Adviser from Column Financial Solutions Sebel Melbourne
10/05/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/04/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
08/03/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/02/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/01/2012 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
25/12/2011 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
14/12/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
10/11/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
13/10/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
08/09/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
11/08/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
14/07/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
23/06/2011 Expatriate Tax Seminar with  Geoff Taylor Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/06/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne, Sally Singline Rendezvous Hotel
25/05/2011 Global Mobility Network Launch with s, Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/05/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
14/04/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
10/03/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
10/02/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
26/01/2011 Australia Day Parade People’s through the streets of Melbourne Sue Ellson Streets of Melbourne
13/01/2011 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
29/12/2010 Welcome Home Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates Sue Ellson and Ian Wood, Managing Director, Fun, Food and Friendship Rendezvous Hotel
25/12/2010 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
01/12/2010 Money Management 101 Sue Ellson Commonwealth Bank, Bourke Street Melbourne
25/11/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
18/11/2010 Meet Your Match (business and personal) for single professionals over 35 Sue Ellson with Rosalind and Tom Baker, Entre Nous, Marcia Griffin, Chair, The Executive Connection and Peter Tunjic, Principal at Thoughtpost Legal and Owner, Thoughtpost Private Residence, CBD Melbourne
28/10/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
21/10/2010 Farewell Party for International Students Sue Ellson CQ Citiclub
23/09/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/09/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
02/09/2010 Job Search Group Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
29/08/2010 Welcome to the AFL free tickets to the Melbourne vs North Melbourne Game Sue Ellson with Nick Hatzoglou, Multicultural Project Coordinator, AFL Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
26/08/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/08/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
05/08/2010 Job Search Group Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
29/07/2010 Expatriate Tax Seminar Sue Ellson with Geoff Taylor from Majenda Online Rialto Towers Theatrette
22/07/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
08/07/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
06/07/2010 Launch of Vivendo na Australia – Living in Australia Guide Sue Ellson with Angelo Klin New Australian Citizen, Bronwyn Hinz Writer, policy consultant, researcher and tutor at the University of Melbourne, Alba Chliakhtine President of ABRISA and Bill Horman AM APM, Master of Ceremonies Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall
01/07/2010 Job Search Group Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
24/06/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
10/06/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Alba Chliakhtine Rendezvous Hotel
27/05/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Adelphi Hotel
13/05/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
06/05/2010 Job Search Group Sue Ellson Adelphi Hotel
22/04/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Adelphi Hotel
08/04/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
25/03/2010 Job Search Group Sue Ellson Adelphi Hotel
17/03/2010 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Adelphi Hotel
12/03/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/02/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
22/01/2010 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
30/12/2009 Welcome Home Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates Sue Ellson and Ian Wood, Managing Director, Fun, Food and Friendship Rendezvous Hotel
25/12/2009 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens
11/12/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Adelphi Hotel
09/12/2009 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
13/11/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
11/11/2009 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Mag Nation
28/10/2009 Farewell Party for International Students Major Brendan Nottle, Commanding Officer Melbourne Project 614, The Salvation Army, Gary Lee, International Student & Youth Project Officer, City of Melbourne, Community and Culture, Bill Horman, Chair, Victorian Community Committee for Harmony, Diverse Australia Program and Ritchie Fernandesz, Victorian Student Centre, Department of Immigration and Citizenship Salvation Army City Temple and The Couch, International Student Centre
09/10/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
15/09/2009 Newcomers Network Ten Years Celebration Sue Ellson, Sally White – Author, Mark Wright – Managing Partner and Director of Greenberg Australia, Caroline Pampling – Regional Outreach Officer for the Victorian office of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Toll Transitions
11/09/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Jackie Pereira Rendezvous Hotel
10/09/2009 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Mag Nation
14/08/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
13/08/2009 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Mag Nation
12/07/2009 Walk for Harmony Victorian Government Carlton Gardens to Federation Square
10/07/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/07/2009 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/06/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Licia Munari Rendezvous Hotel
08/05/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
17/04/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
26/03/2009 Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne Sue Ellson with Tanya Corkill 1st Contact Australasia
13/03/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
13/02/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/01/2009 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
26/12/2008 Welcome Home Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates Melbourne 2008 Sue Ellson and Ian Wood, Managing Director, Fun, Food and Friendship Rendezvous Hotel
25/12/2008 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Melbourne 2008 Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
12/12/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
14/11/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
10/10/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
12/09/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
08/08/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
11/07/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
13/06/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/05/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
11/04/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
14/03/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
08/02/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
11/01/2008 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
27/12/2007 Homecoming Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates Sue Ellson and Ian Wood, Managing Director, Fun, Food and Friendship Order of Melbourne
25/12/2007 Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Sue Ellson Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
14/12/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
09/11/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Ase Mohrenberger and Eduardo Mohrenberger Rendezvous Hotel
12/10/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
02/10/2007 Launch of Savvy Settlement Ebook Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
14/09/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
17/08/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
28/07/2007 Newcomers Information Session Sue Ellson Westin Hotel
13/07/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Rendezvous Hotel
15/06/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson The Trust
11/05/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson The Trust
20/04/2007 Newcomers Information Session Sue Ellson Westin Hotel
13/04/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson The Library, GPO
09/03/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson The Library, GPO
04/03/2007 Newcomers Information Session Sue Ellson Westin Hotel
09/02/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson The Library, GPO
19/01/2007 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson The Library, GPO
28/12/2006 Homecoming Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates Sue Ellson and Ian Wood, Managing Director, Fun, Food and Friendship The Library, GPO
25/12/2006 Christmas Day Picnic Sue Ellson with Lise Saugeres, Newcomer from France Catani Gardens, St Kilda Beach
08/12/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson EQ Cafebar
10/11/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson EQ Cafebar
13/10/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson EQ Cafebar
20/09/2006 Victorian International Students Summit Follow Up Event – What direction do you want to focus on in the future? How can different sectors help achieve outcomes? Sue Ellson with Amgad Elmahdi, Activities Officer University of Melbourne Post Graduate Association Gryphon Gallery Room, University of Melbourne
08/09/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson EQ Cafebar
17/08/2006 Victorian International Students Summit – Successful student living in Victoria Sue Ellson with Marc Barry, SDB Activities Co-ordinator/Language Educator, RMIT English Worldwide and Julian Warner, Manager of the Student Liaison Unit Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Melbourne and Amgad Elmahdi, 2006 SBS Harmony Hero, Council Member, University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association PhD Candidate CRCIF IDTC, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Claudia Doria, Author, ‘The Truth About Being An International Student’, Dr Barbara West, Co-Founder, Culture Works Parliament House, Spring Street
11/08/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson EQ Cafebar
14/07/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson with Nick Hatzoglou, Multicultural Project Coordinator, Australian Football League (AFL) Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
09/06/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Blue Train Café
31/05/2006 Newcomers Information Session Sue Ellson Westin Hotel
12/05/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Money Order Office Bar
09/04/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
12/03/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
12/02/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
14/01/2006 Newcomers Information Session Sue Ellson Westin Hotel
08/01/2006 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
11/12/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
13/11/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
12/10/2005 Heads of Networks – Towards a Network of Networks, part of Melbourne Business Week Sue Ellson with Peter Tunjic, Immediate Past Convenor, Company of Friends Fast Company’s Readers’ Network, Bridgette Engeler Newbury, Co-Convenor, Connect Network, and Darren Saffin, President, Melbourne Junior Chamber of Commerce Melbourne Town Hall
09/10/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
11/09/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
14/08/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
10/07/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
12/06/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Jude Bodiam, Managing Director, Soft Landings Federation Square
08/05/2005 Worldwide Wonder Women – part of the Australian Innovation Festival Sue Ellson with Jo-An Partridge, Public Relations Chair of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW), (Presentation read out by Samar Mougharbel, Committee Member of the  Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition), Associate Professor Zeinab Khalil, Supervisor of Clinical Research Projects at the National Ageing Research Institute and Shelia Allen, Director/Principal Consultant of Noted Careers Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
10/04/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
21/03/2005 Harmony Day, Welcome to Melbourne Ceremony for academics, educators and students Sue Ellson with Hon Peter McGauran MP, Australian Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Murray Thompson MLA, Opposition Spokesperson on Multicultural and Aboriginal Affairs and Councillor Catherine Ng, Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee, City of Melbourne and Melba Marginson, Commissioner with the Victorian Multicultural Commission Melbourne University
21/03/2005 Welcome to Melbourne for International Academics, Educators and Students with s, University of Melbourne Sue Ellson University of Melbourne
13/03/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
13/02/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
16/01/2005 Welcome to Melbourne Sue Ellson Federation Square
17/11/2004 Newcomers Forum – Event 3 – Celebration of Achievements Sue Ellson with Jacquie Wise of Wise Ways, Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate, Con Pagonis, Director, Translating and Interpreting Service of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Yasser Soliman, Member, Council for Multicultural Australia, Melba Marginson, Chair of the Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition Melbourne Town Hall
13/10/2004 Liveable but lonely – towards a network of networks Sue Ellson with Peter Tunjic, Convenor, Company of Friends Fast Company’s Readers’ Network and various network leaders and audience members (run as a discussion group) Green Cat Café
16/09/2004 Onshore Jobs Program Sue Ellson Migrant Information Centre Eastern Melbourne
08/09/2004 Newcomers Forum – Event 2 – Survey Results and Newcomers Kit Launch Sue Ellson with Jaquie Wise of Wise Ways, The Honourable Kaye Darveniza MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Multicultural Affairs, Mr Ben Foskett, Chief Executive Officer of Invest Victoria,  Dr Anne-Wil Harzing, Associate Professor in International Management at the University of Melbourne, Mr Phong Nguyen, Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria  and Mr Jim Landau, TEC (The Executive Connection) Chairman Melbourne Town Hall
01/08/2004 AFL – please tell – informative session on the rules of AFL Sue Ellson with Jeff Gieschen, Umpires Manager, Australian Football League (AFL) and Tony Clemenger Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
14/07/2004 Newcomers Forum – Event 1 – Survey Launch Sue Ellson with Jacquie Wise of Wise Ways, Councillor Irene Goonan, Chair Marketing and Business Development Committee of the City of Melbourne, Faye Spiteri, Senior Consultant with Cultural Perspectives, Angela Ryan, Original Committee Member of the Southern Cross Group and David Teller, Deputy Director of the Committee for Melbourne Melbourne Town Hall
09/06/2004 Good times and great company – relationships Sue Ellson with Yvonne Allen, Managing Director, Yvonne Allen and Associates and Unoduo De Biers Lounge Bar
12/05/2004 Book Launch – How to run a business from your kitchen table, part of the Australian Innovation Festival Sue Ellson with Barbara Gabogrecan, Author Melbourne Town Hall
14/04/2004 Tour of Melbourne’s Golden Mile Sue Ellson with Justin Francis, Project Manager, Melbourne’s Golden Mile Heritage Trail Melbourne City
10/03/2004 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of Understanding Australia Sue Ellson with Sally White, Author Parliament House
11/02/2004 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of Manage your own career Sue Ellson with Warren Frehse, Author De Bono Institute
14/01/2004 Intelligent Relationships and Newcomers Referral Session Sue Ellson with Denis Flores, Chair of the College of Organisational Psychologists within the The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Jamal Chemaissem, Psychologist and Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) De Bono Institute
09/12/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of Pamm’s Discount Guide to Melbourne Sue Ellson with Pamm Durkin, Author De Bono Institute
09/12/2003 International Women’s Forum – Event 3 Sue Ellson with Marion Lau, Chairperson, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and Christine Sather, Director, Melbourne Marketing Group and Laila Ahmed Community Development Officer, City of Warrnambool and Poh Len Pek Business Development Manager, CSIRO Health Sciences and Nutrition and Sally White Author, Understanding Australia: a guide for international students and Judi Anderson, Senior Account Director, Waite Career Centre Melbourne Town Hall
18/11/2003 International Women’s Forum – Event 2 Sue Ellson with Dur-e Dara, Proprietor, EQ Cafebar and Maria Jockel Partner, Gadens Lawyers and  Connie Ridley Ambassador, Opportunity International and Toni Marshall Regional Removals Manager, Toll Transitions and Margaretha Korn Coordinator Settlement Planning and Information Unit, Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs and Judi Anderson, Senior Account Director, Waite Career Centre Melbourne Town Hall
11/11/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of The Foodies Guide to Melbourne Sue Ellson with Allan Campion, Author De Bono Institute
29/10/2003 International Women’s Forum – Event 1 Sue Ellson with Cr Catherine Ng, Chair of the Planning, Development and Services Committee for the City of Melbourne and Susan Mackie, Chief Executive Officer, De Bono Institute and Katherine McPherson Architect, Developing Property Solutions and Mary McGowan Manager Children’s Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital and Judi Anderson, Senior Account Director, Waite Career Centre Melbourne Town Hall
14/10/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – The Good Guides on the topic of how to choose a university or school Sue Ellson with Joanna Lewis, Marketing Professional, The Good Guides De Bono Institute
09/09/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of numerous books on property, shares, investment etc Sue Ellson with Nick Renton, Author De Bono Institute
12/08/2003 Gourmet Wine and Cheese Night Sue Ellson with Glenn Gordon, Corporate Services Manager, The Wine Society and Lynne Cochrane, Founder, Meet the Maker Gourmet Products The Wine Society
12/08/2003 Newcomers Referral Session Sue Ellson The Wine Society
08/07/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of 2020 Vision: How Global Business Leaders see Australia’s future Sue Ellson with Graham White, Author De Bono Institute
10/06/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of City Guide for Dubai and the Oman and United Arab Emirates Sue Ellson with Lou Callan, travel writer for Lonely Planet De Bono Institute
10/06/2003 Newcomers Information Session, Inaugural event for newcomers and industry professionals Sue Ellson De Bono Institute
13/05/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of Tapping into the hidden job market Sue Ellson with Pauline Charleston, Author De Bono Institute
08/04/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of The Women’s Guide to Buying Property Sue Ellson with Susan Jackson, Author De Bono Institute
11/03/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Co-Author of The First XI: Winning Organisations in Australia Sue Ellson with Dr Delyth Samuel, Author De Bono Institute
04/03/2003 Marvellous Morsels of Manningham – showcasing local businesses, co-production with local council for Women’s Health Week Sue Ellson and various local business owners Manningham City Council, Doncaster
11/02/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of The Giving Spirit 20 Australian Women Redefining Success and Inspiring the Giving Spirit in Others Sue Ellson with Sheryn Cooper-Smith, Author De Bono Institute
14/01/2003 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Ghost writer Jesse Martin’s Lionheart and Professor Arthur Veno’s The Brotherhoods Sue Ellson with Ed Gannon, Ghost Writer De Bono Institute
10/12/2002 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of How to start a business on your kitchen table Sue Ellson with Barbara Gabogrecan, Author De Bono Institute
12/11/2002 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of Career Change for Teachers: Stories and Strategies Sue Ellson with Wendy Taylor, Author Dymocks Book Store
08/10/2002 Meet the Author Networking Lunch – Author of Inspiring Adventures Overseas, Special Interest Travel Sue Ellson with Kate Armstrong, Author Dymocks Book Store
07/08/2001 Making it Back in Melbourne and enjoying it from an arts and cultural perspective Sue Ellson with Michael Veitch, well known writer, actor, comedian, and radio personality and Professor Michael Clyne AM from the University of Melbourne, Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Sue Nattrass FAIM, Executive Director of Millmaine Entertainment and Artistic Director for the 1998 and 1999 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts and Mei Ling Ooi, a successful model and businesswoman previously from Malaysia Victorian Arts Centre
22/05/2001 Launch of Newcomers Network, Making it in Melbourne from a sports and business perspective Sue Ellson with Jo Pearson, former television news reader and Managing Director of Media Strategies and Karen Halfpenny, General Manager of Human Resources from Telstra Corporation and Kevin Sheedy AM, Australian Football League Premiership Coach of Essendon Football Club and Dean Rioli, player for Essendon Football Club Victorian Arts Centre