Meet the people and places of CHOGM 2011. The following series of case studies have been created to illustrate how on the ground plans and preparations for CHOGM 2011 are progressing.
The Royal Commonwealth Society – Mrs Joan Tonkin MBE JP
The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is an international education organisation with a mission to support and promote the modern Commonwealth, its culture and core values, especially among young people. The RCS has a worldwide network of more than 10,000 members in more than 100 countries and territories of the world.
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
The Eminent Persons Group is comprised of distinguished representatives tasked with developing options for reform to sharpen the impact, strengthen the networks and raise the profile of the Commonwealth. Prominent Australian the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG was one of 11 members appointed to the EPG by the Commonwealth Secretary-General in July 2010.
Commonwealth Festival Artistic Director – Shelagh Magadza
The Commonwealth Festival is an eight day event held from 23 to 30 October alongside CHOGM 2011. Festival preparations are well underway to provide a diverse and colourful program, full of family fun, film, photography, music, art and culture. Commonwealth Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza shares her insight into some of the program highlights.
Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi
Australia’s largest state Western Australia (WA) offers a host of extraordinary landscapes, people, cultures, events and experiences. Perth, the capital of Western Australia will this year be the third Australian city to host Commonwealth Heads of Government.
The Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett
Colin Barnett the Premier of Western Australia welcomes Commonwealth nations to CHOGM 2011 in Perth.
Chief Executive Officer PCEC Dean Lee
Dean Lee the Chief Executive Officer of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomes CHOGM to Perth.