frequently asked questions

Is this event open to the general public?
These events are invitation-only and open to businesses across Australia and New Zealand.
Who is the event intended for?
Growth Faculty is a leadership learning platform that brings together the world’s brightest minds with the tools, mindset and ideas to grow teams and businesses. Growth Faculty believes that President Obama’s unique leadership experiences and challenges are topics that its members and business leaders will find fascinating, insightful and practical in their own professional and personal lives.
How long will President Obama speak for?
President Obama will be on stage for approximately 1 hour for a moderated discussion with Business Council Australia President, Tim Reed.
Will audience members be able to meet President Obama/ have photos?
VIP table guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet President Obama, this includes one photograph by a professional photographer.
Are masks required to attend the Business Leaders Lunch?
Attendees are required to comply with the requirements of each venue (ICC, Sydney and MCEC, Melbourne). There are currently no mask mandates in place.
Is food provided?
Canapes and refreshments will be served at the pre-event reception, followed by a three course meal with premium drinks.
Will I get a refund if I have COVID-19 and cannot attend?
Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable. NSW Health advises those with COVID-19 to stay home until acute symptoms are gone, while those attending the Victorian event must abide by the state’s rules to isolate for at least five days and until you don’t have symptoms.
Is there accessible seating?
Yes, we have accessible seating available. Please note that this is limited and we suggest contacting Growth Faculty at your earliest convenience.
Can food or drink be bought into the venue?
Food and drink must be purchased inside the venue – other food or drink is not permitted to be brought in
Can I take photos/video?
No photography or videography during the main event is permitted.
What time should I arrive for the Business Leaders Lunch?
This will be a high-security event so please arrive promptly to allow time to get through the security procedures. Registration will be open from 10.00 am, for VIP guests, please refer to specific email communications from
Will there be security?
There will be metal detectors and bag checks. No laptops, tablets, cameras or video recorders or umbrellas are permitted. No bags bigger than 30cm x 30cm are permitted. Cloaking facilities will be provided.
When will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be issued two weeks prior to the event via email.