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    MCC Sport and Business Lunch

    After the success of the inaugural MCC Sport and Business Lunch last year we are pleased to announce, together with the Bank of Melbourne, that this year's event will be held on Wednesday September 10.

    Our Sport CEOs in the Spotlight will feature Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland and Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley on a panel to discuss a range of issues affecting sport in this country.

    Tiley will be fresh from a visit to the US Open at Flushing Meadow, while Sutherland will be speaking just weeks out from the busiest summer of cricket in Australian history.

    This all-inclusive, two-course lunch is an excellent opportunity to get up close with two of Australian sport’s most influential administrators and network with fellow members and business professionals.

    Members may bring up to four guests each and bookings will be taken on a first-in, first-served basis.

    Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    Time: 11:45 am for 12:00 pm
    Location: Committee Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie and equivalent standard for women
    Cost: $110.00 members

    $110.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.