A Welcome Dinner will be held in the ballroom of the Novotel in Glen Waverley on the evening of Wednesday 21 August 2019, to welcome delegates and encourage early networking opportunities.

After Dinner Speaker: Sam Bramham OAM

Sam Bramham certainly entered Paralympic competition with a splash when he broke the 100m Butterfly world record at the 2004 Athens Paralympics, his first games at the age of 16. He went on to break the world record for the 400m Freestyle, and win another clutch of medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. In addition, he has competed in the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.









Career Statistics:

  • Awarded Order of Australia Medal in 2009
  • Broke the 100m Butterfly world record at Athens Paralympics in 2004
  • 2004 Athens Paralympics – GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympics – GOLD & SILVER
  • Broke the 400m Freestyle world record at Beijing Paralympics in 2008

Interesting Facts About Sam:

  • He made international headlines for lying to an American journalist that his leg was mauled off by a kangaroo
  • He was also briefly detained by police in 2009 for faking a shark attack, with the help of McDonalds tomato sauce, which resulted in evacuating the whole of Merimbula family beach in NSW
  • 8th evictee of Channel Nines ‘Big Brother’ in 2014
  • The first one legged contestant on Channel Nines ‘Australia Ninja Warrier’

Tickets to the Welcome Dinner can be purchased separately or in conjunction with a Summit registration. Registrations are now open – click here to secure your place today