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BioBriefing: Meet Shadow Minister David Southwick MP

October 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST

BioMelbourne Network with CSL presents a ‘fireside chat’ with David Southwick MP, Member for Caulfield, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources, Shadow Minister for Innovation and Shadow Minister for Renewables.

This Town Hall-style event will discuss the ways Victoria can realise the value and opportunity of the Victorian Health Industry. Join us to hear his vision for the sector and strategy for the future, outlining policy positions in the run-up to the state election.

The event will feature a facilitated interview followed by a Q&A session with the audience, and attendees are also welcome to submit their questions online prior to the event.

About the event

Date: Wednesday 3 October
Time: 3.45 pm registration, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm interview and Q&A session, followed by networking until 6.00 pm
Venue: The Cube,  ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

BioMelbourne Network Members: $65
Non Members: $130
(Prices include GST.)

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About the speaker

David SouthwickDavid Southwick MP, Member for Caulfield, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources, Shadow Minister for Innovation and Shadow Minister for Renewables

David Southwick was elected as the Member for Caulfield in the Victorian Parliament in November 2010 and was re-elected on 29 November 2014.

In April 2013 David was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services. He worked in this role as part of the Liberal/National Coalition until the change of government in November 2014.

In December 2014, David was appointed into the Shadow Ministry as the Shadow Minister for Innovation, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources and Shadow Minister for Renewables.

David has served as one of Parliament’s representatives on the board of the Victorian Responsible Gaming Foundation (VRGF) and is a former Chair of the Parliament of Victoria’s Education and Training Committee.

David has an extensive background in innovation, entrepreneurship and small business. Prior to entering Parliament, he established a number of businesses in the manufacturing and service sectors.

He also spent a number of years in academia, including serving as RMIT’s first Entrepreneur in Residence and as Head of the Executive Education Unit (Faculty of Business and Law) at Victoria University.

David holds a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University. In 1991 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his service on the Victoria University Council.

David continues in his commitment to young people and various local charities. In recognition of his work assisting local youth, David was awarded the City of Stonnington’s Citizen of the Year in 2009.

As the Member for Caulfield, David has supported local initiatives including a charity fundraising run at Caulfield Racecourse. As the Chair of the Social Inclusion Leadership Committee (SILC) he seeks to promote the inclusion of people with disability in employment and community life in Victoria.

In his spare time, David enjoys keeping fit, following the St Kilda Saints and spending time with family.

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October 3, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$65 - $130
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