Connecting Women Lunch

When:  May 19, 2023 from 11:45 AM to 04:00 PM (ET)

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, connection and celebration.

Event details

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

11:45am: Registration opens
12:00pm: Pre-lunch drinks and networking
12:30pm to 3:00pm: Three-course lunch and program
3:00pm to 4:00pm: 
Post-lunch networking function

Format: In-person only

Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

Keynote speaker: Associate Professor Misty Jenkins, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research

Host: Jeff Malone, CEO, BioMelbourne Network

In-person: Members $200; Non-Members $320

Note: All CSL, Seqirus and CSL Behring registrations must go through their office for bookingsSeating arrangements

Upholding the traditional values of the lunch, we will be carefully curating an allocated seating plan for all guests who purchase general release tickets. Whether you have bought a ticket independently or purchased collectively as part of a group, all guests will be spread out throughout the room and we cannot guarantee that you will be seated with friends.This provides a powerful platform for networking, diversity, fostering new connections, and exploring opportunities for growth and collaboration.We trust you will enjoy the experience of engaging with like-minded individuals who you may not ordinarily have the opportunity to connect with. There will also be ample opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues during the networking functions before and after the lunch.

Dietary requirements

When booking general release tickets, please ensure you specify relevant dietary requirements for yourself and/or those you are booking for (please state dietary needs as simply as possible). Given the large number of guests expected at this lunch, we kindly ask that dietary requests are reserved for those with specific food needs or restrictions.Specific food needs may include: vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, no red meat, no seafood, low FODMAP, Halal (please contact us directly should you require Kosher).Food restrictions (allergies or intolerances): if applicable, please ensure you specify ‘allergy to [food type]’ or ‘intolerance to [food type]’ when booking.Any queries, please contact Nicole Pitcher on or 03 9667 8181.

Cancellation Policy

General release tickets:
Full refund can be given up to 4 weeks prior to the event.
No refunds will be made within 4 weeks of the event.

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors


Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom
25 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3000