On 6 December 2011, the Corrs Sydney office co-hosted a cocktail event with The Crescent Club, with Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post as the guest speaker.

The event attracted over 100 professionals from the Australian-Muslim community and Corrs was represented by Michael Chaaya, Partner, and lawyers Emma Higgs and Hilda Wehbi. Corrs Partner, Michael Chaaya welcomed guests and referred to the many advances made by Australia Post by using technology as part of its “Future Ready” project. This was followed by an official welcome by Talal Yassine, Managing Director of Crescent Wealth and co-founder of the Crescent Club.

Ahmed addressed the audience on the topic “Technology as an Agent for Change”. He spoke about the challenges and opportunities presented by technology for Australian businesses and how Australia Post is leveraging from the advances in technology. Mr Fahour also gave examples of his vision for technology during his time at NAB citing the implementation of UBank.

During question time with the audience, Ahmed addressed issues such as the global financial crisis and the economy as well as discussing Australia’s relationship with the Middle East and the engagement of the Australian-Muslim community. Mr Fahour spoke of his involvement as Australia’s Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and his role as Chairman of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations.

Corrs was delighted to co-host the event and congratulates The Crescent Club on the launch of its Executive Series networking program.

About the Crescent Club

The Crescent Club is a non-partisan and non-sectarian group dedicated to expanding business and social opportunities within the Muslim Australian and broader community. Bringing together Muslim and non-Muslim business people, entrepreneurs and young professionals, The Crescent Club is active in helping to develop business and networking contacts for our members and friends.

The mission of the Crescent Club is to promote a place where there is an opportunity to meet others, learn from Australian thought leaders in a warm business and social environment and to keep its members informed on vital issues and work for the betterment of the entire community.