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ALABC Melbourne Annual Dinner 2019

Event Begins: 31 Oct 2019 6:30 PM   Ends: 31 Oct 2019 10:30 PM
Venue: PwC Melbourne, Level 21, 2 Riverside Quay Southbank VIC 3006



This year ALABC's dinner will be held the last day of the IMARC conference and exhibition, the 31st of  October 2019. We expect the participation of  Ministers and senior government representatives and CEOs from Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.

Our annual dinners have been held for many years and have firmly established themselves as outstanding opportunities for networking with key decisions makers involved in the Australia-Latin America relationship,, engaging with political and business leaders alike. They regularly attract capacity audiences and are and excellent opportunities for sponsors to profile themselves and to forge closer relationships with important stakeholders. 

Guest of Honour:

The Hon Martin Pakula MP

The Hon Martin Pakula MP is the Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Minister for Racing and Member for Keysborough.

Martin joined the Labor Party in 1987 while studying economics and law at Monash University.

In 1993, he joined the National Union of Workers, where he served as an Industrial Officer, Assistant State Secretary, State Secretary and National Vice President.

In 2006, he was elected to the Legislative Council as the member for Western Metropolitan Region. Between 2006 and 2010, Martin held the following ministerial appointments: Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Ports. Following that he served as Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Public Transport. In Opposition, Martin was the Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing, Shadow Minister for Corrections and Opposition Scrutiny of Government spokesperson.

In 2013, Martin moved to the Legislative Assembly in a by-election for the seat of Lyndhurst, which was subsequently renamed Keysborough. In the Andrews’ Government’s first term, Martin held the position of Attorney-General and Minister for Racing.

A keen football and racing fan, Martin has been a member of the Carlton Football Club for more than 40 years and is a member of the Victoria Racing Club. His other passions include music and running. Martin is married with two children.

Claudia Monreal, President of Women in Mining (Chile)

Claudia Monreal is a mining engineer specialised in geostatistics.
She has led geological modelling on mine deposits in Australia, Indonesia, South America, Canada and Chile.
Claudia founded Women in Mining Chile, driven by the loneliness of
working without any female colleagues. She notes that less than 8% of the workforce in Chile’s mining industry is female, and fewer than 3% of mining engineers. “Very occasionally I get to share a professional table with a woman in
mining, and I want to change that,” she says. “I want to run into women VPs often, I want to go to gender balanced mining conferences, and I want mining to hire the very best people, not the very best men.”
For Claudia, moving to Australia for a mining engineering role was a life-changing event: “For the first time, I realised I was a woman and nobody noticed,” she says. Back in Chile, Claudia is working to change the industry and the culture for her two daughters. “I don’t want them to live in a world where it is tougher to
be a professional woman”

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