A unique group of communicators will come together at The National Press Club in Canberra next month.
In a rare opportunity for communications professionals to find out directly from the media exactly what is important in the heart of multicultural Australia, the editors, publishers and broadcasters who speak to, and often for, Australia’s diverse multicultural communities, will gather to do what they do best; talk.
The event will take place on Friday 22 August.
A thought-provoking series of short talks will punctuate the afternoon:
Ralph Van Dijk co-founded Eardrum, now the most awarded radio and audio agency in the world. Ralph will present Eardrum’s award winning Rescue Radio, an inspiring case study of the power of multi-lingual radio. Eardrum is the current London International Award Gold Winner for Radio.
Gen. Y high achiever and entrepreneur Wesa Chau was born in Hong Kong. She made her name as the founder of the Australian Federation of International Students and is a current Australia Day Ambassador and Director of consultancy Cultural Intelligence. Wesa will speak about how communities engage with community radio.
Ross Alatsas is the Deputy Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission and General Manager of the Greek Media Group. He will speak of the breadth and power of in-language publishing and commercial radio, and their very significant contribution to Australian society.
Comedian, media commentator, broadcaster and one time Amazing Race participant Mohammed El-leissy is the MC for Voice of Multicultural Australia.
The event will finish with a moderated forum on the provocative topic “Do Australian Advertisers really need to advertise in non-English languages?”.
More speakers will be announced in the coming week.
Attendance from at least 50 media outlets is confirmed, while registrations from the advertising industry, state and federal government have already been strong.
Attendance to Voice of Multicultural Australia is by invitation, expressions of interest can be emailed to [email protected]