Monash University alumni descend on Melbourne for Global Leaders’ Summit

Distinguished Monash University alumni from around the world are coming home to Monash for the University’s annual Global Leaders’ Summit on 5 and 6 September.

These highly successful leaders from across sectors and industries will come together with Monash students and staff to discuss critical issues around leadership, industry engagement and how students can best be prepared for the future workforce.

The Summit brings together Monash alumni who are community and business leaders across eight key locations around the world including Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

They are joined by students engaged in Monash leadership programs who will have the opportunity to hear from outstanding alumni during the panel discussions.

Facilitated by senior University staff, six panel discussions will tackle a range of topics including ‘professions of the future’, ‘leadership capability for today and tomorrow’, and ‘how to create business value in a changing world’ among others.  

Held at Monash’s Clayton campus, the sessions are an opportunity for senior peers to discuss important issues that challenge them today and into the future and to hear about the University’s world-leading research, and the University’s engagement with industry.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said she was delighted so many senior Monash alumni were able to come back to Australia to contribute to the Summit.

“The Global Leaders’ Summit is a wonderful opportunity to gather Monash’s best and brightest from business and the public sector to engage in some of the world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities, and to inspire our current students,” Professor Gardner said.

“So many Monash alumni are global influencers and disruptors, providing a wealth of opportunities for deep and diverse insights that benefit everyone in the University community.”

Monash has a community of more than 330,000 graduates worldwide many of whom play a significant role through initiatives such as the Global Discovery Program which connect students with influential alumni.