The annual dinner of the Consular Corps was held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 on the stage of the famous Melbourne Arts Centre.
It was a lovely end to a busy Consular year, ponctuated by fine food, nice speeches and two stunning performances of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The Hon. Linda Dessau made a beautiful speech on the need for Nations to connect through trade and mutual understanding.
After the thank you remarks made on behalf of the Consular Corps by the departing Dean of the Consular Corps, Dr Hamed Al Alawi, Consul General of Oman, the new Dean, Mr Ernesto Antonio Acucena, Consul General of El Salvador, said a few words of welcome. Finally the CEO of the Arts Centre of Melbourne, Claire Spencer, and the Managing Director of MSO, Sophie Galaise, concluded the official proceedings with a preview of their organisations’ activities.