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Charity Luncheon


Charity Luncheon

Friday 28 June 2024 | 12pm

Charity Luncheon

With Natalie O'Brien & Brett Ince

Novotel Geelong and the Give Where You Live Foundation are coming together to host a Charity Lunch. 

The lunch will provide updates on the Nyaal Banyul Geelong Convention and Event Centre with guest speakers 

  • Natalie O'Brien AM - CEO, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Brett Ince - Regional Director, Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions at Victorian State Government

Enjoy a 2-course lunch with drinks included plus all guests receive a $25 Tempo Kitchen & Bar Voucher 

100% of ticket sales will go towards the Give Where You Live Foundation, helping build a better Geelong

Novotel Geelong is committed to raising $10,000 for the 'Give Where You Live Foundation' and Erdi Group, the Owners of Novotel Geelong and the 'Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation' have agreed to match every $1 we raise. Therefore, we aim to donate $20,000 by 30 June 2024. 

Date: Friday 28th June 2024
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Cost: $80 per person
Where: Novotel Geelong’s Peninsula Room, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong VIC 3220
RSVP: Friday 21 June 2024

If you can't attend the event but would still like to donate, you can donate today by CLICKING HERE 

ph: 03 5273 5528
Buy Tickets online - CLICK HERE 


Natalie O'Brien

Learn more about our guest speaker

Natalie O’Brien is Chief Executive of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), where she is responsible for the strategic direction of the business. She also has oversight of planning and future management of the new Geelong Convention and Event Centre (GCEC) opening in 2026.

Natalie is a former CEO of Food + Wine Victoria, producers of the internationally acclaimed Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

Prior to joining MCEC, Natalie ran her own strategic design agency for five years. During this time, she took on part-time CEO roles with Wine Victoria as well as Ballarat Regional Tourism.

Natalie was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours list for significant service to tourism, wine and the community.

Prior to Food and Wine Victoria Natalie spent 12 years between Tourism Victoria and the City of Melbourne in events, marketing, and cultural development roles.

In March 2024, Natalie was appointed to the Board of the Melbourne Convention Bureau, for a term of three years.