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12 PM

Buses depart for Cape Schanck

📍 Southern Cross Station, Melbourne CBD

This is for attendees who have booked the bus with their ticket. All other attendees will make their own way to RACV Cape Schanck by 3pm. From Melbourne CBD to RACV Cape Schanck Buses will depart from the pick up/drop off bay at Batman's Hill on Collins St, across from Southern Cross Station at 12pm on Monday, 26 February. Please note, grab-and-go lunches will be provided upon arrival at Cape Schanck, but feel free to bring snacks for the bus ride.

3:30 PM

Welcome to Country

📍 Lawn, RACV Cape Schanck

Please join us for a Welcome and smoking ceremony from Josh and Jillian West, proud Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.

4:15 PM

ASSEMBLE: The state of the movement

📍 Wattle Ballroom, RACV Cape Schanck

Hosted by Andrew Davies (B Lab AANZ) and Mele-Ane Havea (B Lab AANZ) A brief history and update from B Lab AANZ about the growth of the B Corp movement in the region and globally since 2006, and specifically since the last time the local community gathered in 2017.

5:00 PM

ASSEMBLE: Is woke capitalism a threat to democracy?

📍 Wattle Ballroom, RACV Cape Schanck

Hosted by Kira Day (B Lab AANZ) and Carl Rhodes (UTS) Professor and author Carl Rhodes offers a challenging perspective about corporate morality and business' role in preserving our institutions. The session will unpack the tensions of business taking on a larger role in civil society and whether these blurred lines could be working against our shared vision.

5:30 PM

ASSEMBLE: The role of business in social change

📍 Wattle Ballroom, RACV Cape Schanck

Hosted by Laura Thompson (Clothing the Gaps) and Michele Wilson (AWWA) Two B Corps who have successfully advocated for social change, from individuals to governments, come together to talk about why business needs to step into its power now more than ever.

6:00 PM

Welcome drinks, dinner, and music

📍 Horizon Ballroom, RACV Cape Schanck

Enjoy an evening of connection featuring B Corp drinks, great food, and a special musical guest, Dan Sultan. Regular shuttles will run between RACV and Moonah Links (off-site accomodation) from 9:30 to 10:30 PM.


Meet the Assembly 2024 speakers

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