Australian Consulate-General
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin


Saturday, 27 January, 2018

2018 Down Under Soirée - Celebrating Australia Day and Waitangi Day

Australian New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce Midwest invites members and friends to the 2018 Down Under Soirée celebrating Australia Day and Waitangi Day.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner and live performance by special guests, New Zealand's Marla Kavanaugh and America's Daniel Rodriguez.  It will also include the Australia-US Midwest Awards for Outstanding Achievement, a raffle drawing benefiting Heartland Alliance, business networking, a themed photo booth, DJ, and dancing.  Cocktail/Black tie optional.

Where: LondonHouse Chicago - Curio Collection by Hilton, 85 East Wacker Drive, Level 3, Chicago

7:00pm to 8:00pm – Cocktail reception with full top-shelf bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, photo opportunity with the Australian, New Zealand and US flags, and raffle ticket sales

8:00pm to 10:00pm – Seated, three-course, Australian and New Zealand-themed dinner featuring a live performance by special guests, New Zealand’s Marla Kavanaugh & America’s Beloved Tenor, Daniel Rodriguez, the Australia-US Midwest Awards for Outstanding Achievement and raffle draw

10:00pm to 12:00am – DJ, dancing and networking in the lounge

Sponsorship opportunities:

  • Gold Sponsor – $10,000
  • Silver Sponsor – $5,000
  • Bronze Sponsor – $3,000

Individual tickets:

  • Individual (Member): $175 until Tuesday, 23 January 2018 or sold out!
  • Individual (Non-Member): $200 until Tuesday, 23 January 2018 or sold out!

RSVP: For more information about sponsorship packages, or to secure your individual tickets, please click here.


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