The event took place at KPMG's Melbourne office attracting a diverse attendance both interested in the dual topics of Australia post and its future direction as well as social initiatives such as the Islamic museum of Australia. Simon Benson from the host sponsor KPMG welcomed guests to the evening and was shortly followed by a formal introduction of the guest oh honour by the patron of the Crescent Institute, Talal Yassine OAM.
Ahmed Fahour commenced his address by thanking the audience for attending and was delighted exclaiming "I am honoured that you have chosen to spend tonight here with me as opposed to going home after a long day at work".
Ahmed began with the Islamic Museum of Australia discussing the idea behind this initiative and what he hoped it would achieve in Australia. He emphasised that "through the area of the arts one can express something in an uncontroversial way". He described the many challenges the four-year journey took but also the fantastic support from all parts of the community in working together and achieving the end result of the first Islamic museum in Australia. Mr Fahour also delved into the intricate design details and efforts put into the Museum to create a hybrid Australian-Islamic feel illustrating the intertwined nature of both cultures.