Veolia Transdev and Transfield Services to operate the
City Ferries, a 50/50 partnership between Veolia Transdev Australasia
and Transfield Services, has just been awarded the operation and
management contract for the iconic ferry service in the city of Sydney. Assigned
by the Government of New South Wales, this contract is a franchise to operate
and maintain the Sydney Ferries service, which consists of a fleet of
31 vessels and 37 wharves, transports 14.5 million passengers each year
and is operated by 560 staff.
Fixed for a 7-year period with extension
option, the contract, starting end of July 2012, is for a revenue of
800 million Australian dollars, equivalent to about 630 million EUR - Click
here to read the press release on the VeoliaTransdev
Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience Forum Australia / New-Zealand
Sydney 5 June / Melbourne 7 June / Adelaide 12 June / Perth 14 June
Dassault Systèmes has entered a new phase in the evolution of how we bring value to our customers - moving beyond PLM to deliver holistic, 3D experiences to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing products, nature and life. Combining social innovation capabilities, realistic 3D Virtual experiences and intelligent search-based technologies, Dassault Systèmes is pioneering a new technological wave: a 3DExperience platform to serve the social enterprise.
Join your local 2012 3DExperience Forum, network with peers, learn from your industry’s thought leaders and be inspired by hearing from other Dassault Systèmes customers and partners how realistic 3D virtual experiences can transform your business and your customers.
► For more information and to register click here
Performance and the Triple Bottom Line: Financial, Human &
Presentation by the World Renowned Dr. Jean-Marie Fèvre.
Dr. Fèvre is on a trip with his
wife across Australia and has kindly offered to speak on one of his
fields of competence. He has delivered similar presentations to the
Wallonian-Brussels delegation in Paris, Virginia Community College in
Arlington, Stanford in California, Teheran University and City
University in New York. Dr. Fèvre has a
PhD in Economic & Social Sciences and is currently Senior Lecturer
in Management at the University of Lorraine in Sarreguemines Campus,
France. He has been practicing for 36 years in academia, the French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and speaks 7 languages. Married with 3
children, he is the recipient of many awards including the Chevalier de
l’Ordre National du Mérite (2008) and the Cross of the German Federal
Wednesday 27 June from 7.00pm
Alliance Française – Eildon Mansion, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182
Before Wednesday 20 June to Philippe Lesage – email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (03) 8878 2000 / 0408 330 878
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2012: Napoleon - Revolution to Empire
National Gallery of Victoria - from 2 June to 7 October 2012
Napoleon: Revolution to Empire is a panoramic exhibition examining French art, culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s. Its story runs from the first French voyages of discovery to Australia during the reign of Louis XV to the end of Napoleon’s transforming leadership as first Emperor of France.
The exhibition brings to life the stormy period of social change ushered into France with the outbreak of the French Revolution, the execution of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, and the rise to power of the young Napoleon Bonaparte and his new wife Joséphine.
more details on the exhibition on the National Gallery of Victoria website: www.ngv.vic.gov.au/napoleon
SAVE THE DATE: FACCI's 2012 Bastille Day Arty Apéritif will be held on Friday 13 July at the NGV. The event will include a private viewing of the exhibition.
Fête de la Musique à Musique
Thursday 21 June
Fête de la Musique is the largest international live music event in the world! Fête de la Musique is held in 450 cities across the globe on the very same day each year – 21 June. The aim of the event is to celebrate and bring music to everyone every 21 June since 1982. Both amateur and professional musicians will be performing in many venues around the City of Port Phillip.
The St Kilda Library (150 Carlisle Street),
ANAM - Australian National Academy of Music (210 Bank Street),
Readings bookshop (112 Acland Street),
Dog's Bar (54 Acland Street),
St Kilda Memo (88 Acland Street),
The Alliance Française (51 Grey Street)
A final concert starring famous Melbournian musicians will be held at St Kilda Memo!
All the concerts are free and open to all - For more details: www.afmelbourne.com.au/culture-and-events/performing-art/fte-de-la-musique/ / www.facebook.com/fetedelamusiquemelbourne
Grace Kelly - Style Icon
Bendigo Art Gallery - from 11 March to 17 June 2012
When people think of Grace Kelly (1929-82), one of the
most photographed women of the 20th century, what they usually recall
is her beauty and elegance.
She rose to fame as an actress in the 1950s, starring in films by
Hitchcock and others. Her image was cultivated by the movie industry,
which fed cinema-goers' growing appetite for pictures of glamorous
stars through magazines and newspapers.
Grace Kelly: Style
Icon will highlight the spectacular
wardrobe of Grace Kelly and examine her glamorous Hollywood image and
enduring appeal. The exhibition features dresses from such films as
High Society as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar in 1955.
It also explores the evolution of her style as Princess Grace of
Monaco, from her extensive wedding trousseau to her haute couture gowns
of the 1960s and 1970s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga,
Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.
The exhibition will be on display exclusively in
Australia at Bendigo Art Gallery. Grace Kelly: Style Icon is organised by the Victoria & Albert Museum,
London and the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
For more details on the exhibition: www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/
Renaud Garcia-Fons Arcoluz Trio
in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (1-10 June 2012)
the moment French/Spanish bass wunderkind Renaud Garcia-Fons – first held a
double bass in his hands at age 16, the future of the instrument was
destined to change. His advancement of the instrument’s possibilities
is reminiscent of other musical pioneers like Astor Piazzolla, Jimi
Hendrix and Paco de Lucia. Garcia-Fons comes to the 2012 Melbourne
International Jazz Festival with his critically celebrated trio for an
exhilarating and truly surprising Australian premiere
performance on Friday 8 June at the Recital Centre.
Friday 8 June at 7.30pm
here for booking details.