The John Ilhan Tribute Dinner
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Each year the life of John Ilhan - a loving father and generous Australian - is celebrated at a gala event in Melbourne, where business and community leaders pay tribute to the big man who continues to inspire.
John Ilhan was a business leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur who took one suburban store and developed it into a national mobile phone empire - Crazy John's. But in October 2007 his young life was tragically cut short while out walking before work.
In 2016 his business colleague and friend, Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director & Group CEO of Australia Post, will deliver the keynote address at The John Ilhan Tribute Dinner -
“Fair Go, Mate” – The role of Leadership in Creating an Inclusive Australia
Be part of this year's magical black tie event for the Australian Food Allergy Foundation to raise vital funds for Australian scientific research into food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Today one in ten Australian babies is diagnosed with a food allergy, a growing problem and an issue very close to John's heart. In May 2006 he and his wife Patricia set up the Foundation after one of their daughters was diagnosed with severe anaphylaxis to tree nuts.
As Flemington prepares for the Emirates Melbourne Cup enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Mounting Yard surrounded by the rose gardens in full bloom before being whisked to the top floor of The Grandstand to watch the sunset over Melbourne from The Peak.
The night will include an auction and raffle featuring fabulous items from Paspaley, Bulgari and Zagame Rolls-Royce, in addition to a sumptuous three course dinner by Peter Rowland Catering, entertainment and dancing.
- Tickets $300 per guest
- Tables x 10 guests $3000
- Corporate tables from $5000 (Bronze Sponsorship level includes logo placement, signage and recognition benefits)
- Event sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Partnerships Manager Susie Kiddie susie.kiddie @ foodallergy.org.au
Hosted by Channel Nine's Tony Jones with entertainment from the acclaimed Carita Farrer Spencer, the legendary Larry Paradiseo plus the Night Shift band
John Ilhan image: Marina Oliphant/Fairfax Media