Graeme Lewsey - CEO of the Melbourne Fashion Festival - "Insights into leading a world class festival showcasing Fashion, Arts and Ideas"
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OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES This is our second episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who will be joining me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we are hosting on the 12th of March as part of our participation the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Graeme Lewsey, the CEO of the Melbourne Fashion Festival. After graduating from his Bachelor of Arts Degree at RMIT University and briefly designing for his own fashion label, Graeme was awarded Australian Young Designer of The Year by The Woolmark Company which was then followed by over a decade of working with leading fashion brands, retailers and marketing agencies in Europe. Returning to Australia in 1997, Graeme was involved in the development of Australian Fashion Week in Sydney and subsequently joined the global team at IMG as a Senior Executive for the Asia Pacific region, helping to establish a range of events including Singapore Fashion Festival and Hong Kong Luxury Week. Graeme was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne Fashion Festival Ltd. in May 2011 and continues in this role. He also consults and volunteers with several organisations that enhance the growth and development of Australia's creative industries. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Group for RMIT University's School of Fashion, is a resident judge for the annual National Designer Award and the National Graduate Showcase and is a mentor for the Australian Fashion Council's curated program for emerging designers. Graeme recently completed a full term on the founding Creative State Advisory Board for the Victorian Government and is an official voluntary ambassador for Head & Neck Cancer Australia (HANCA), the charity formally known as Beyond Five. 🎙️Tune into this podcast and hear Graeme share his story about his early experiences as an award-winning young designer, working in PR, his health journey, stepping back into his role as CEO of MFF, and behind-the-scenes of running a world-class fashion festival that showcases Fashion, Arts and ideas. Graemes Tip: Use this powerful scenario to bring your priorities, passion and purpose to the forefront. Grab a pen and paper and write down the following: "If you only had a very short time left on this earth, what would be the top 10 ten things be that you wish you had done in life and business?" Develop a sound plan and go do them! You can find Graeme at: Instagram - @graemelewsey You can view the entire MFF Program at: www.melbournefashionfestival.com.au Want to hear more from Graeme and a dynamic lineup of guest speakers? Join us during Melbourne Fashion Festival! We invite you to take your virtual front-row seat and gain insider access to an industry roundtable of 'real' stories from thought leaders, changemakers, designers, brands, entrepreneurs & mentors where we'll discuss all things fashion, business and mindset, diving into key topics relating to the future of Australian fashion. This is a Virtual Roundtable via Zoom - so you can join us from ANY location. Grab your tickets here NOW - $25 and all proceeds donated to Ijm an organisation that works tirelessly to combat slaver...
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