Annual Diversity Debate sponsor

The DCA-NAB Annual Diversity Debate is always one of the hottest tickets in town each year.  Moderated by Tony Jones, one of the ABC's most respected journalists and host of ABC TV’s Q&A, the Debate features six high profile panellists debating a hot diversity topic during an evening of networking over canapés followed by a cabaret style dinner.

The 2017 Debate was a great success; we received rave reviews about what a fantastic night was had by all. You can view a highlights video and the microsite.

The DCA and NAB Annual Diversity Debate in 2018 

One opportunity remains for a Debate Support Sponsor. In addition to significant branding and recognition in the D&I space, Debate sponsors are exposed to a live audience of nearly 500 at the event and showcased to the wider community. The event consistently draws a high profile panel and significant media interest via DCA’s media and communications campaign. 

The 2018 Debate sponsors already confirmed are Major Sponsor NAB, Support Sponsor Optus and Associate Sponsors Bloomberg and Hall & Willcox.

  • Date & time: Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 6.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Venue: Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Level 2, 26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, Sydney
  • Moderator: Tony Jones of ABC’s Q&A
  • Topic: Is it really a good idea to bring your whole self to work?

Sponsor benefits

  • Sponsors are positioned as leading the debate on D&I in the business and wider community in Australia
  • Sponsors receive branding & recognition on all communications on the Debate commensurate with their sponsorship level
  • A supporting communications and media strategy is in place to maximise attendance as well as profile the Debate and sponsors
  • Sponsors have the opportunity to use the event to generate further profile
  • In addition, for Major/Naming Rights Sponsor:
    • Full naming rights recognition on all Debate collateral
    • Allocation of ten free premium seats
    • Five VIP invitations to a private soiree with Debate speakers and Tony Jones for drinks, canapés and networking prior to the Debate
    • Opportunity to participate on the Debate panel, for either the affirmative or negative team
    • Opportunity to give a welcome or closing address
    • Opportunity to further leverage involvement by distributing branded handout material at the event
    • Full sponsor report outlining outcomes of sponsorship
    • First option to sponsor next year’s Debate.
  • For Support Sponsors:
    • Allocation of five free premium seats at the Debate
    • Two VIP invitations to a private soiree with Debate speakers and Tony Jones for drinks, canapés and networking prior to the Debate
    • Opportunity for brand recognition on one element of the Debate (e.g. event video, speakers gifts, table adornment)
    • Opportunity to further leverage involvement by distributing branded handout material at the event
  • For Associate Sponsors:
    • Allocation of two free premium seats at the Debate
    • One VIP invitations to a private soiree with Debate speakers and Tony Jones for drinks, canapés and networking prior to the Debate
    • Opportunity to further leverage involvement by distributing branded handout material at the event. 

What previous sponsors have said about the Debate

"On behalf of the NAB we would like to thank you for such an incredible night last night for the debate. The quality of the event, the engaging conversations and the passion that was in the room to support a more inclusive society was fabulous. Working with the DCA has been a pleasure and we thank you for allowing us to be involved. All the best - and thank you for such a great event!"

"Sponsoring DCA's Annual Diversity Debate provided Westpac with premier branding exposure on one of the most critically important issues of modern workplaces – mainstreaming flexibility. The high calibre guest speakers, overall professionalism of the event and the media coverage leveraged by the DCA made this a very worthwhile investment in a very important conversation."

“Echo Entertainment sponsored this important event in the diversity calendar out of our commitment to diversity in general and to the DCA in particular. Echo promotes flexibility right across our workplace and we are proud to be able to bring that experience to the public debate on this important issue. For Echo, our sponsorship and our representation on the debate panel of experts is an indicator of the importance we place on diversity to our team members and our wider community."

For more information about sponsoring the debate, contact DCA's Events Manager, Sue Flockart on (02) 9322 5197 or email her at sue@dca.org.au.