Port ‘n’ Talk


Time to Show Adelaide to the World

This was the message from the The Hon. Mr Martin Haese, Lord Mayor of Adelaide in addressing a full Ballroom of St Mark’s students on Monday 10th August.

In an engaging presentation Mr Haese spoke of the importance of international connections for the city and how education and tourism were key to success in this area. He showed passion when explaining the steps being taken to show Adelaide to the world, in particular with Adelaide’s sister-city Qingdao in the Shandong province of China.

Students also heard of his achievements leading up to his appointment as Lord Mayor, including a successful business career, role on boards such as the Rundle Mall Management Authority and his role as an MBA lecturer.

There was plenty of opportunity for questions following the presentation and students took the chance to delve further in to Mr Haese’s views on entrepreneurship and his vision for Adelaide.

St Mark’s would like to thank the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress Mrs Genevieve Theseira-Haese for a wonderfully interesting and engaging talk.