Closing comment: cities connected by characters & culture

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If you’ve ever visited Boston, or chatted with a Bostonian, you’ll know our cities share some quintessential c-words: culture, cuisine, characters, creativity … and so the list goes on.

Not only do we share some great c words, we also share a similar urban landscape as the clever animation above, created by our collaborators at HM Group, demonstrates.

This year, our client the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association clocks up 30 years of connections between our two cities, and to c= celebrate we’re helping the Committee deliver an anniversary gala at Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday, 28 May.

The spectacular program of entertainment to mark their 30th anniversary, emceed by ABC News Breakfast’s Michael Rowland (who coincidentally spent more than a decade in the US for the ABC with his fair share of time in Boston), includes an exclusive performance from Melbourne’s very own New Palm Court Orchestra of their American Suite. Yes, a 12 piece orchestra served with a three course dinner!

The MBSCA is a not for profit organisation focused on expanding and enhancing the relationship between the innovative hubs of Melbourne and Boston, and the gala will help raise funds for the MBSCA to continue its annual Hugh Rogers Fellowships.

The purpose of the Hugh Rogers Fellowships is to encourage and support innovative people and ideas by funding research and projects that expand and enhance Melbourne’s and Boston’s reputations as centres of knowledge excellence in three areas of research and practice. The Fellowships are awarded to practitioners and researchers in the early stages of their careers to assist the longer-term development of the Fellow’s career by furthering their research or project and by providing them with opportunities to create new professional networks.

the c word is working closely with MBSCA in organising what promises to be a terrific evening of conversations, collaboration, creativity and culture.

A little taste of America right here in the heart of Melbourne, with leaders from across a range of industries.

One thought on “Closing comment: cities connected by characters & culture

  • Thanks Jack. As chair of the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Assoc I know we are in safe hands with the c word and look forward to delivering another successful event with you.


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