Many of you know that I have a number of pets. Five to be exact. And judging by the number of pet photos that I feature on this blog, it’s easy to assume that I’ve been an animal lover from way back.
To tell you the truth, that’s not the case. When I was younger, I never had a remote affinity with animals or pets. I was never that enamoured with visiting people if they had a dog. Wasn’t fond of cats. Just not into it.
Then Rex came into my life.
Not only did I fall in love, I suddenly developed a love for animals that simply didn’t exist before. Not just a love, but a deep appreciation for the role their have in our lives and the joy their can bring to people in so many ways.
Yep, my life changed. Having said that, I’m not the sort of person who is going to sit around a moon-lit circle and sing “Kum-Ba-Yah”, waxing lyrical about the presence of animals in our lives.
So I was thrilled to hear about “Animal Matters: An executive red carpet business event with a serious message”.
It combines three of my favourite things:
3. Red carpet
Needless to say, I’m going.
In 2014, it’s being held in:
Brisbane 24 June – 6:30PM – Mercure 85-87 N Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
Sydney 25 June – 6:30PM – Blue Sydney A Tay Hotel – 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Melbourne 26 June – 6:30PM – Intercontinental The Rialto 495 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
The keynote is from Philip Wollen, former Vice-President of Citibank. According to his bio: “At age 34, Australian Business Magazine named him in the ‘Top 40 Brightest and Best’ headhunted executives in Australia. Today, he supports some 500 humanitarian projects for children, animals and the environment in 40+ countries.”
Described as “an evening of business networking, impactful speakers, entertainment, fine wine, canapés and … a serious business message”, see you there!