PCA Industry’s Future in Today’s Data

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ISPT were proud to welcome back members of the Property Council of Australia at Foy’s Arcade for an insightful and thought provoking evening once again. This time we set out to improve the vision for the property industry into our shared future. We heard from such luminaries such as Grant Holman, FT&I, Lucinda Hartley and Callan Cameron, what a fantastic night! The event was a great opportunity for members to reconnect with one another face to face, press the flesh …

Yarra Trams Accessibility Action Plan Launch 2022-2024

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ISPT were thrilled to welcome the official launch of Yarra Trams Accessibility Action Plan (AAP) 2022 – 2024 at Foy’s Arcade! The Yarra Trams team laid out the vision for improving the accessibility of tram services and public transport across the board all around Melbourne. The event was a great opportunity for members to meet and greet one another, and highlighted important challenges passengers with disabilities deal with. Improving accessibility, for passengers, making a difference for the community and working …

NAIDOC Week: Fireside Chat with ISPT and Shantelle Thompson

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Following NAIDOC Week, On the 11th of July, ISPT hosted a fireside chat at Foy’s Arcade with special guest, Shantelle Thompson, three time jiu jitsu world champion and mother of three, interviewed by our very own Erin Donnellon. The NAIDOC Week theme this year, “Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up” was, in many ways, the best way to describe our guest Shantelle’s approach to life, and is the epitome of what a dedicated mum, athlete and proud Barkindji & Kneeyampaa …

NAIDOC Week: In My Blood It Runs Screening at Foy’s Arcade

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During NAIDOC Week, the Foy’s team were thrilled to host a film screening of “In My Blood It Runs”, a distinctive look at the life and times of Dujuan, a ten year old boy, his hopes and dreams, and what it means, for him, his community and the many challenges, both internal and external. Before the film we took our guests around to experience some digital first Australian experiences. Virtual Songlines 360 experiences allowed our guests to go back in time …

Women in sport photo action awards 2022

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What an amazing night at the WISPAA 2022 (Women in sport photo action awards), hosted by ISPT at Foy’s Arcade, honouring the best amateur and professional sports photographers in Australia.  All the powerful, determined women in the photos are role models to their family, their team, and their community. The energy captured in the images on display, also help to inspire other women and girls to put down their devices, to get off the couch, and be more active.  We …

How are you celebrating Pride month?

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It’s Pride Month at Foy’s Arcade and we’re reflecting on our recent event for the Department of Transport Victoria’s IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination, and Transphobia) Day. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important panel and networking event, and for us to facilitate and assist in representing the LGBTIQ+ community. IDAHOBIT day brings awareness to the challenges (yet to be overcome) and celebrates the collective progress of the many LGBTIQ+ initiatives. We …

Foy’s Arcade – Event Hub for narrm ngarrgu | Melbourne Knowledge Week

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Over the course of a full week, Foy’s Arcade was transformed into an amazing interactive educational event hub, for narrm ngarrgu |  Melbourne Knowledge Week, in a new partnership with ISPT. We are so privileged to be a part of MKW this year, sharing knowledge, exploring new ways of thinking and experiencing new innovations through the many exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions held at Foy’s Arcade. In collaboration with the team at ISPT and MKW we prepared a program of …

ISPT & Taronga Ventures: RealtechX 2022 – ESG Impact

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What an incredible evening! RealTechX: ESG Impact event run by Taronga Ventures in partnership with ISPT this year. We enjoyed a live streamed presentation and panel discussion about sustainability and environmental initiatives in the property industry particularly within ISPT, one of the leaders in bringing a measurable ESG impact to their properties around the countries.  We then enjoyed networking and an interactive showcase of the participating start-ups’ products and services, spread out through Foy’s like an exhibition. From companies like …

GriffithHack Firmwide Offsite at Foy’s Arcade

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One of the largest workshops we have hosted this year was GriffithHack, an informative and fun event, with a full day of presentations, breakout groups and discussions with management and team leaders.  The hybrid boardroom sessions featured a number of well known guest speakers, experts in research, innovation and intellectual property. Each shared a unique view on where technology and client needs and requirements intertwine in today’s legal and corporate world. A fulfilling perspective on how clients feature in the …

Content Creator’s Studio at Foy’s

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Foys Arcade have been busy hosting hybrid workshops and events.  Each hybrid event is unique and brings different opportunities to incorporate virtual components to any workshop and event. With many of us choosing to be on the safe side and working remotely, sometimes events become primarily virtual, with only key staff members on-site for workshops and events. This converts Foy’s Arcade into something like a “Content Creator Studio” where hundreds of people can attend online and see key decision makers …

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 …

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from the Foy’s Arcade team! We had fun searching for Foy and Gibson historical images and came across some lovely memories!  Some of the comments from generations of Melbournians are truly captivating for us to read. What an experience it must have been to see the giant St. Nick beckoning the bustling Bourke street and Swanston street people to do their Christmas shopping at the Foy’s Department store! Read some of the below facebook posts for yourselves: Childhood …

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 …

History of Foy’s

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Did you know Foy’s Arcade was named after the “Foy’s roof-top fun park” of the old Foy and Gibson department store? There were Pony rides, Ferris wheel, wild west popup stalls, boat and train rides made free for all the children of Melbourne. We wanted to bring back the innovative attitude and respect the rich history, creativity and playfulness that Mark Foy brought to the crossroads of Melbourne’s CBD in the 50s and 60s. We discovered the Foy and Gibson …

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 …

ULI Urban Innovation Ideas Competition 26.9.18

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On September 26th, Foy’s hosted the Urban Land Insititute (ULI) for their Urban Innovation Ideas Competition Showcase. The venue was skinned with all the entrants (over 40!) ideas to reinvigorate Melbourne’s North-West corner of the CBD. Attendees were able to view all the submissions and interact with them on the various screens in Foy’s Arcade and there was even an iPad station to be able to view the submissions up close and personal! There was also plenty of time to …

PCA hosts Blockchain – Don’t get left behind! at Foy’s Arcade

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Last Thursday, August 16th, the Property Council of Australia‘s Future Trends and Innovations Committee hosted another packed event at Foy’s Arcade. The theme of the evening was ‘Blockchain – don’t get left behind!’ Our featured speakers discussed the importance of Blockchain technology and how the adoption of a decentralised network might look like in different industries such as Property and Healthcare. Erin Donnellon of ISPT was our lovely MC for the evening introducing Matthew Grantham, Sales and Development Executive of …

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 …

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 …