This year, celebrations for our centenary year go over and above our auction calendar with events that really matter. Unquestionably, one of the most meaningful events we will be hosting this year will be on Thursday 12 September in our South Yarra rooms when IFAW’s Global President and CEO Azzedine Downes will be visiting from USA. As many of you will be aware, more than two years ago Leonard Joel and IFAW, partnered to end the auction trade in rhinoceros horn and elephant ivory.

That journey, and IFAW’s 50th anniversary this year will form what we hope to be a fascinating evening of presentations of not just how IFAW engages on a global scale with the environmental issues of the day, but also the small but meaningful part Leonard Joel has played in their efforts. A panel discussion will be central to the evening, accompanied by both a live auction of environmental experiences donated by IFAW and an online auction of fine art, with all proceeds going to nominated IFAW projects in Australia. This night promises to be a fascinating and rare insight in to the world of environmental activism through the eyes of arguably the most influential international leader in this field. You, our valued clients and friends, have heartily supported our cessation policy and activism in this space and we want to acknowledge your support by inviting you all to this event. Numbers will be strictly limited but we do hope to see you on the night.

John Albrecht