Old Melbourne in summer time – Prince’s Court 1904

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Sitting in the Café zone at Foy’s Arcade, reading through one of our books ‘Lost Melbourne’ and it took us down a thrilling ride through some of the amazing history of our city going back all the way to 1904. We read this wonderful excerpt about “Prince’s Court” (article here) and wanted to share because we loved it so much and it draws so many parallels to our own pasts in our lives, our buildings and our city of Melbourne. Enjoy …

AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank 2021 – Hybrid event

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Foy’s Arcade hosted the AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank again! This time we broadcast the experience to online attendees with our new hybrid event technology and services. The year-Long program, coached by Right Lane Consulting, culminated in a final presentation where two teams of grads pitched their ideas to a panel of four Sharks (Below). Cath Bowtell, – IFS CEO Katharine Kaspar – MIESF CEO Mark Puli – ESSSuper CEO Stephen Reilly – HESTA COO With Sharks swimming on the big …

The B4SI Annual Conference 2021: Creating an Environment for Social Impact – Hybrid event at Foy’s Arcade

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What an amazing two-day Hybrid event hosted by Foy’s Arcade! It was an absolute pleasure to host another hybrid event for 2021 – The B4SI (Business for Societal Impact) Annual Conference – Creating an Environment for Social Impact. Hybrid events are a great way to keep everyone together. Whether you’re in the venue or watching from home, we hope that everyone attending can experience the conference. Over the two-day conference we heard from social impact professionals from around the Globe, …

Foy’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Services

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Foy’s Arcade a flexible space with or without restrictions It has been a while since we received visitors at our doors, but this has not deterred Foy’s Arcade from serving its unique role as an Experience Centre. We’ve just been doing it differently.  Since the pandemic, Foy’s Arcade has successfully transformed itself into a virtual venue, hosting events and workshops of various scales. We can do the same for you. Your events can be curated according to how much support …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session – 28th June 2021.

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY The collaboration session took place on the 28th of June 2021 at Foy’s Arcade, Melbourne, CBD. This was a two-hour session with 16 participants, including facilitators. The session was divided into three main phases. The first phase was a round of introductions where ISPT explained the meeting context, and a member from each company introduced their organisation and colleagues. Secondly, the RMIT Digital Media students presented their concepts, followed by the third …

9.1.20 Better Together: Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus

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On January 9th 2020 Foy’s Arcade was honoured to be the venue sponsor for the Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus. The all-day workshop formed a part of the #BetterTogether Melbourne #2020 Conference partnered by the Victoria State Government and Hobsons Bay City Council. With an attendance of 90 people this is the largest gathering in Australia of #transgender, #genderdiverse and #nonbinary people ever to work together, discuss and ultimately form a National organisation for their needs within the community! The …

500 Women in Property Program – An interactive evening at Foy’s Arcade 31.7.19

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Wednesday July 31st was an exciting evening at Foy’s Arcade as ISPT hosted an interactive tour and networking evening for the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 500 Women in Property Program. Jennifer of Foy’s Arcade is being mentored this year by Erin Donnellon, Manager of Digital Delivery at ISPT, who also participated in the Program in its first year. Check out the full list of participants for 2019 here. We started off the event with wine, cheese platters and networking …

Southern Cross University (SCU) Online Breakfast Briefing 25.7.19

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On Thursday July 25th 2019, Southern Cross University (SCU) Online presented ‘The Power of Certainty’ with Maria Smith at Foy’s Arcade. The event was attended by SCU alumni, current students and individuals interested in signing up to a course, and was a great opportunity for networking over coffee and a croissant. It was also live streamed for those who were unable to attend – as SCU has students both Nationally and Internationally. Following an introduction by Jo from Southern Cross …

#CXDay2018 On October 2nd 2018

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Bright and early on Tuesday October 2nd Foy’s Arcade hosted Melbourne’s Celebration of Customer Experience – #CXDay2018. After brekkie and networking, we all sat down for keynote speaker, General Manager of Innovation at Essendon Football Club and AFL legend Kevin Sheedy. Kevin and MC Anita Siassos, Managing Director of Managing CX discussed how Kevin’s career developed from his early footy days into his current role. Kevin was a captivating speaker and took questions from the crowd, speaking on the importance …

Young Industry Leaders Networking Forum 5/7/18

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Here at Foy’s we are still reeling from excitement from last Thursday’s Networking Forum hosted by the Australian Property Institute (API), Young Property Professionals (YPP) and & Property Industry Foundation (PIF). This event has been in the work’s for a while and was a great success and a fun evening all round. Jazmin Poyser and Evan Browning Our lovely MC Erin opened for the night introducing Jazmin Poyser of YPP and Evan Browning of PIF who were the Representatives of …

VACCHO Day 18/6/18

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On Monday June 18th Foy’s Arcade had the privilege of hosting the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in our space. The workshop aimed to provide company wide updates from top level management to each department and to give employees the opportunity to ask questions, get to know each other and have fun. The morning began with an Acknowledgement of Country by VACCHO’s fantastic MC for the day, Jesse. Jesse provided banter and great tunes throughout the day as …

Fitted for Work, Autropolis and more…

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With Winter around the corner, it seems like things are only heating up here (terrible pun, I know!). Foy’s has had yet another busy week but we somehow managed to fit in a cheeky 30km walk. On Tuesday the 22nd of May, we hosted Fitted For Work’s National Volunteer Night, which was a fun evening of networking and nibbles as a thank you for all the hard work for the volunteers across all sectors of the business. ISPT supports FFW …

Greening the CBD: Lessons from Innovators

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On Thursday April 12th 2018, the Property Council of Australia‘s Future Trends and Innovations Committee held their first event of the year. The theme of the evening was Greening the CBD: Lessons from Innovators. Foy’s Arcade was happy to go ‘Green’ for the night, with ISPT‘s own Erin Donnellon as the vibrant MC for the evening, introducing our speakers, sponsors and live polls throughout the night. The event was kicked off with a Case Study from New York, depicting the …

Mother’s Day Classic Partner Forum #MDC2018

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ISPT is a proud sponsor of the Women In Super‘s Mother’s Day Classic, and Foy’s Arcade had the honour of hosting their Partner Forum on March 1st 2018. We enjoyed the company of none other than Peter Hitchener from 9 News, who kicked off the luncheon with a lighthearted opening address and introduced our speakers throughout the day. Samantha Bond from the non-profit organisation APHEDA gave us an overview of what their organisation is achieving globally, supporting movement-building through unions and social …

Fitted For Work Fundraising Event Success!

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On Friday the 16th of February Foy’s Arcade collaborated with Fitted for Work in order to host their #NewYearConfidentMe fundraising event. Us ladies at Foy’s (Erin + Jennifer) were also lucky enough to attend and it’s safe to say we had a brilliant time learning about styling and fashion all to support a fabulous organisation. This event was possible due to the continuing sponsorship of FFW by ISPT. If you want to see pictures of our night visit our Facebook …

Join us February 16th for #NewYearConfidentMe Charity Evening

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Foy’s Arcade has had a busy start to the New Year and we have no intention of slowing down. We are delighted to announce that next Friday February 16th we will be hosting Fitted for Work‘s #NewYearConfidentMe Fashion Event, raising money for the Charity that empowers Women returning to the workforce. It will be an evening of nibbles, drinks and motivation hosted by Catherine Ayad, Miss Australia National Finalist 2018. Catherine currently works next door at Suzan Johnston as an image …

Vision Super Christmas Celebrations on 22/12/17

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Foy’s Arcade finished the year on a high note celebrating with Vision Super for their end of year Christmas party. They made the most of the space, playing with virtual reality and throwing it back with old school boardgames, chess and table tennis. For more pictures of our last event of the year, please visit our Facebook page.

Industry Super Australia End of Year Celebrations

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Thank you to Industry Super Australia for kicking off the festive season here at Foy’s for their end of year celebration. ‘Thanks for the Super year’ was the theme of the evening, with canapes and drinks being served after welcome speeches from Greg Combet AM, Deputy Chair and Dr. Peter Burn, Director of Industry Super Australia. To view the photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

Property Council of Australia Future Trends and Innovations Convergence Event

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Property Council of Australia Future Trends & Innovations Committee hosted their final event of the year at Foy’s Arcade, focusing on Convergence in the Property Industry. Erin Donnellon, Manager of Digital Delivery at ISPT and Foy’s Arcade introduced the topic of the night through a video of Torre David, the famous abandoned tower in Venezuela’s capital city, a true example of Convergence, setting the theme of the rest of the evening. A panel followed moderated by …

ISPT Property Partners Presentation

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ISPT’s CEO Daryl Browning opened the Property Partners Presentation Monday afternoon (13/11/17) to a full house of team members and partners. The presentation included a panel, and updates on ISPT’s brand and digital strategy, concluding with deliverables for Fiscal 18. Vanessa Bedelis (Manager Customer Strategy, Commercial Services) and Carolyn Marriott (Manager Customer Strategy, Retail Services) introduced the inaugural ISPT XCEL Awards 2017 – a celebration of excellence in job performance and team spirit in work that is meaningful and inline …

ISPT’s Commercial Conference hosted at Foy’s…

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Last week Foy’s Arcade was proud to host ISPT’s Commercial Conference with two days of internal workshops followed by our Customer Network Conference with guest speakers James Calder (Calder Consulting), Andrew Low (Hassell Studios), Letitia Hope (Arup) and Professor Jeff Jones (Collective Social Intelligence). The theme of the conference was ‘Places that work’, which is embodied by Foy’s Arcade through its collaboration of people and technology in order to inspire innovation. Our tenants Mister Close catered the event to a …

Workshops at Foy’s

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Since opening earlier this year, Foy’s has had the pleasure of hosting many exciting workshops and seminars for our staff, investors and clients. Our team has helped to create unique experiences for each group of guests, combining our high tech space with analogue methods for maximum engagement and creativity. We have the ability to host small team workshops focusing on company goals and outlook, to much larger team building days focusing on collaboration and communication. To view the area’s within …

Tomorrowland: MFW – report by Annie Harper

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Tomorrowland was hosted at Foy’s Arcade on September 8, as a collaborative event exploring the future of fashion design and retails. The event was presented by Idea Nation, CSI and ISPT – with Annie Harper of Idea Nation turning the workshops proceedings into a report to be viewed and downloaded here. The paper delves into the discussion presented during the Melbourne Fashion Week event covering what has been influencing the market, consumer needs, market disrupters and future considerations the fashion industry …

Women in Super: Make Super Fair Policy Launch 2017

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Foy’s Arcade was delighted to host Women in Super’s Make Super Fair policy launch on Monday Evening (11/9/17). Our canapé reception drew over 100 attendees to support speakers Cate Wood and Robbie Campo leading the discussion on the super gap. Cate Wood opened providing the facts on the current Superannuation Gap between men and women, concluding that the sad reality is that Women retire with just over half the superannuation as their male counterparts. Robbie Campo delved deeper into the …

CSI Hosts 1st annual Health-in-Hand Symposium on Aged Care

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CSI sponsored the First Annual Health-in-Hand Symposium in Melbourne on August 2, 2017 At Foys Arcade featuring DR. JIM JONES and DR. LAHN STRANEY. The event was hosted in the Foy’s Arcade Collaboratory in Melbourne, which is destined to become the type of environment where Managing Healthcare Optimisation will occur as a prototype extension of CSIs work in health, home and hygiene. CSI sees Collaboratories as an extension of the home particularly for engaging the broader society and community into aged care to help …

Melbourne Fashion Week 2017 | Foy's Arcade

Tomorrowland: Melbourne Fashion Week 2017

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Friday September 8th at 8:30am to 10:30am What does the future hold for fashion design and retail – pure online, B&M, combos, selling through aggregators, or what? Welcome to an ISPT, CSI and Idea Nation collaborative event! Click Here to book. Created for Melbourne Fashion Week 2017 and to be held at ISPT‘s innovation and experience centre, Foy’s Arcade, this seminar looks at options, opportunities and minefields. We examine what is influencing consumers, what is disrupting the market, how to …

Melbourne Knowledge Week – The Future of Retail

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Thursday May 4th at 6pm. Step into a world of retail experimentation where you can immerse yourself in virtual, augmented and mixed reality.   Interact with the latest emerging technology allowing retailers to innovate and improve your shopping experience. This is your chance to experience Foy’s Arcade, a ‘collaboratory’ created by ISPT and CSI to experiment and prototype the future of retail. Come along, get involved and hear from the creators of this immersive media playground. Tickets are limited please …