From the 17th to the 28th January 2008, the Australia Week Committee will present another exciting program of events in Los Angeles and New York – showcasing the very best of Australian culture, fashion, food, wine, tourism and business.

OBE Beef is proud to be a major food sponsor of the Australia Week celebrations. Discerning diners will be enjoying the ’Taste of the Australian Outback’ as they are served OBE Organic Beef at the Black Tie Gala Dinners in both Los Angeles and New York.

A small contingent of dedicated OBE farmers have travelled all the way from Outback Australia to participate in a number of events during the week. They will certainly have some stories to tell on their return!

For a detailed summary of the Australia Week events, please use the following link.

Australia Week Calendar of Events

The Black Tie Gala – Hollywood

Date Saturday, 19 January 2008

Location: Renaissance Hotel, at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood

A night of enterntainment bringing together prestigious audience of approximately 1200, which includes a variety of prominent film and business executives, senior Australian officials, American film and television industry representatives, producers, directors, actors and many American-based Australian actors.

The Merino 200 Jacob’s Creek Australia Day Black Tie Gala – New York

Date: Saturday, 26th January 2008

Location: Waldorf Astoria

The Australia Day Black Tie Gala featuring wine from the prestigious Jacob’s Creek Heritage Range and celebrating 200 years of wool and the launch of Woolmark, will be the official close of a successful G’Day USA program for 2008. Australian Celebrity chefs, Neil Perry and Luke Mangan will create the menu for 1,000 prominent Australian and American arts, philanthropic, government and business executives. Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan was honoured at the sold-out January 2007 dinner where guests were treated to outstanding performances by Olivia Newton-John and Hugh Jackman.

The event will be held at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel commencing with a red carpet arrival, followed by a unique dinner experience incorporating fashion and three time winner of the Australian MTV Video Music Awards Best Male Performer Shannon Noll, alongside award winning Indigenous performer, Christine Anu and the Qantas Choir who will fly from Australia to perform at our special events. The focus of the 2008 Gala will be to profile the exceptional work undertaken by Australia’s Royal Flying Doctors Service.

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