11 DECEMBER 2019 - EACCI Melbourne Launch Event

The Estonian Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EACCI) is very excited to welcome members and guests to the launch event for our Melbourne, VIC Branch. Meet our EACCI Melbourne representatives who will inform you about the EACCI as a whole and the new branch plans and activities.

EACCI in cooperation with Monash University will bring you a night of networking and a panel discussion on the Future of Tourism. Please join us on WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER at the Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Doors will open 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Dr Jeff Jarvis, Director: Graduate Tourism Program at Monash University, Melbourne will be moderating the panel interview on the topic “Future of Tourism – current trends, new products and destinations”.

The interview will feature such inspirational panelists as: 

  • John Bell, international broadcasting expert and tourism consultant.

John has had a long career as a travel journalist reporting on trends and new destinations to both a British and global audience. He was the producer of the longest running travel television program in the UK and a former Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers and is currently Vice-President of European Travel Press. John is currently a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization "panel of tourism experts", advising on future trends impacting the growth and confidence in the industry as well as an advisor on the Silk Road Tourism development program connecting Europe with Asia.

  • Anhar Khanbhai, PR Manager ANZ at TransferWise, global money transfer service. 

Founded by two Estonians in 2010 with the vision of making international money transfer cheap, fair and simple - TransferWise moves over $4 billion a month, saving its users combined $4 million in fees each day. Now with the borderless account customers can hold over 40 currencies at once and convert them when needed. Holiday travel card by TransferWise allows travellers to spend around the world for up to 11x cheaper than banks, with no foreign transaction fees.

  • Sanna Ruuskanen, Corporate Sales Manager at Finnair ANZ.

Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than twelve million passengers annually. Finnair's extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 8 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. For Australian passengers, when choosing a Finnair airfare to Europe, travel between Australia and Asia or North America is on a partner airline. 

Drinks and canapés will be served. For catering purposes, registration is essential.


EACCI Melbourne, VIC Branch Launch
5.30pm - 8.00pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019
Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(Dress-code Smart Casual)
Free for EACCI members and guests
Please RSVP here