Bastille Day Business Breakfast With Mark Sowerby

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French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry says
The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce in Queensland is delighted to invite you to its traditional Bastille Day Business Breakfast on Friday 14 July.

The breakfast is held annually to celebrate France's National Day which commemorates the storming of the Paris prison known as the Bastille on the 14th of July 1789. The event, kindly sponsored by our Patron members Veolia and Holding Redlich gathers the French and Australian business communities in a relaxed yet stylish setting at the Sofitel Brisbane Central, well known for its French flair.

This year, we have the privilege of welcoming Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Mark Sowerby, to the stage, who will be sharing with us many stories, from his journey as the founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments to his crossing of the English Channel and his first visit to France. We look forward to welcoming you, your colleagues, staff members and guests on this special occasion.

Mark Sowerby

Mark is the Founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX listed alternative asset manager investing across private equity, venture capital, private real estate, water, infrastructure, hedge funds and agriculture. Ten years after starting Blue Sky Mark handed the business over to the team to spend more time with his family and to help with projects that have a positive social impact. At the time of his “retirement” Blue Sky had a market capitalization of more than $500m, $2.4 billion under management, investment returns of 16.7% pa compounding, and was amongst Australia’s top 300 listed companies. In 2015, Mark received the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, was recognized as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Queensland, and completed a successful crossing of the English Channel. Mark serves on the Board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Racing Queensland, and was recently appointed by the Premier as Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.

Dress Code: Business attire

* Please contact us by Friday 7 July noon for any special dietary requirements.
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By: French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry