Melbourne Airport hosted its 2018 Stakeholder Event at the Melbourne Jet Base showcasing FY2016/17 achievements and future plans.
Approximately 300 guests, including commercial and government stakeholders, attended the event to find out more about our operation and long-term plans, presented by Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi.
Members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra opened this year’s event, surprising everyone with a James Bond composition performed by a brass quintet, accompanied by a percussionist.
Multi-ARIA award winning artist Kate Ceberano AO warmly welcomed guests in front of an imposing aviation backdrop. Kate later wowed the crowd with a live performance.
Another highlight was hearing from Paul Little AO Chairman of the Little Group, giving an insight into his dream on creating Australia’s most premier private jet base at Melbourne Airport. Plus in an exclusive opportunity, Mr Little invited attendees to view the iconic Douglas DC-3 aircraft, named ‘Kanana’ which has been restored by the Melbourne Jet Base and the R.M. Ansett Historical Aircraft Society.
The evening’s hospitality was provided by dnata catering, which operates out of Australia’s largest commercial kitchen at Melbourne Airport and we were pleased to be joined by corporate chef menu planning at dnata catering Brent Italia who spoke about his career and work in the aviation industry.
We thank all guests for their attendance and look forward to continuing our relationship with our stakeholders.