Global Leaders' Network receptions in the US

The Vice-Chancellor recently hosted two Global Leaders’ Network receptions in the US – one in the Bay Area at Bluestone Lane,  part of the chain of Australian-inspired cafes owned by Monash alumnus Nicholas Stone, and the other at the Campari US headquarters in Manhattan, recently voted “New York’s Coolest Office”.

Alumni were updated on the global impact Monash is making through its research, teaching and industry engagement, with a focus on the Monash Technology Precinct and the new alumni portal.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardener left a lasting impression on alumni, saying: “In an increasingly digital world, don’t underestimate the promise of serendipity in human interaction.”

The New York reception also featured a panel discussion with alumni on the environmental needs for effective industry collaboration, facilitated by Professor Ken Sloan. Alumni were delighted by Monash-inspired cocktails, including the Sir John Monash, Ancora Imparo, the Clayton among others.

USA Alumni visit

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardener with John Crozier-Durham, opening the event in New York.

Professor Ken Sloan leading the panel discussion in New York.

Professor Gardener addressing the Global Leaders’ Network in New York.

Professor Gardener and John Crozier-Durham with Monash alumnus Dr Subhadeep Das at the Bay Area event.

USA Alumni visit

Professor Gardener addressing the Bay Area alumni event.