Australia Day Lunch 2022

Australia Day Lunch 2022

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is pleased to present the Australia Day Lunch 2022.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.

As an Australian business association, AustCham Hong Kong recognises the importance of Australia Day to our community by hosting an annual luncheon with invited speakers giving an address to our predominately corporate audience.

In 2022 we aim to create an event that celebrates the diverse and unique experiences of Australians in Hong Kong, as well as celebrate the impact and importance of the relationship between Australia and Hong Kong. The theme for the event is - My Hong Kong-Australia Story.

We are delighted to invite you to join the Australia Day Lunch on January 28th from 12pm till 3pm at the JW Marriott Hotel.

The spectacular lunch will feature live performances, keynote speakers and a panel as well as a three course meal and free-flow drinks.

Sponsorship opportunities: here.

Corporate Table (12 pax): $20,000

Individual Ticket: $1200

For enquires, please contact:


Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor
QBE Insurance
QBE Insurance
King & Wood Mallesons
King & Wood Mallesons


Fri, January 28, 2022


12:00 PM - 03:00 PM



JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong


Event Resources:

Australia Day Lunch 2022.pdf


Benjamin Quinlan

Ben is a regular performer at the TakeOut Comedy Club in Soho and has performed with a host of international comedians on their Hong Kong and Macau tours. He hosted the 2015 Magner’s International Comedy Festival and was invited as one of six international headline acts at the 9th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival. He also finished in 3rd place in the 9th International Hong Kong Comedy Competition where he competed with over 50 comedians from around the world.

In addition to his comedy career, Ben emcees regularly at major corporate, charity and private events around the city, including TEDxHongKong 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo and TEDxHongKongLive 2016. He is also a trained facilitator and moderator for large-scale industry conferences and has been invited as a keynote speaker for a number of corporate, industry and academic events in both Hong Kong and Australia.

Outside of his performance career, Ben is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates, an independent strategy consulting firm based in Hong Kong. He was previously the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Banks’ Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ben worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consulting firm, specialising in Corporate & Institutional Banking. Before this, he worked at UBS AG in their Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments. Ben began his career in M&A and capital market at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Ben holds a first class honours degree in economics and an honours degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Suhanya Raffel
Museum Director | M+

Ms Suhanya Raffel leads and oversees all of M+'s activities, including collections building, exhibitions, research, programming, institutional collaborations, and operations. She joined the WKCDA in November 2016 as Executive Director, M+. She was appointed Museum Director, M+, in January 2019.

 Previously, Ms Raffel was Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Before that she worked at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, where she held many senior curatorial positions, including Acting Director and Deputy Director of Curatorial. At the Queensland Art Gallery, she was instrumental in building the contemporary Asia Pacific collection and led its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2002–2012). Ms Raffel is currently a trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and the Lunuganga Trust in Sri Lanka, a member of the Board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) and a member of BIZOT group. She was made a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2020.  

Guy Parsonage
Partner & Leader | PwC Experience Consulting

Guy Parsonage is a Partner & Leader of PwC Experience Consulting where he is responsible for driving digital transformation and innovation with global brands in Asia. With a remarkable record in agency leadership, experience design and strategy consulting he is an industry pioneer. Guy is a highly experienced business leader, passionate culture-builder and facilitator who brings the best out of all of those around him. His mission is to bring a human-centred approach to digital transformation.