News Prestige Network’s editorial director of GQ Australia, Vogue Australia and Vogue Living Edwina McCann has announced luxury department store Harrolds as the presenting partner of the 2019 GQ Gentlemen’s Ball being held tonight in Melbourne and revealed the supporting partner line-up for the event.
The second annual GQ Gentlemen’s Ball presented by Harrolds will follow the theme Big Ideas.
Grey Goose Vodka, Omega, Paco Rabanne and Crown Metropol are also on board as supporting partners of the event.
McCann said: “GQ uses its authority and influence to shine a light on people passionate about making a positive change in the world. We’re delighted to partner with Harrolds for this year’s GQ Gentlemen’s Ball as we celebrate some of the driving forces of our generation.”
The GQ Gentlemen’s Ball will feature a keynote address by environmentalist, explorer and entrepreneur David de Rothschild, and a panel discussion moderated by TV host and journalist Hamish Macdonald. Panellists include broadcaster and musician Adam Briggs, investigative journalist and creator of The Teacher’s Pet podcast Hedley Thomas, social entrepreneur and founder of Heart on My Sleeve Mitch Wallis, fashion designer Christian Kimber, and Australian cricketer and all round sport star Ellyse Perry. Conrad Sewell will entertain guests with songs from his new album.
GQ Australia editor Mike Christensen said: “After a hugely successful inaugural Gentlemen’s Ball, this year we set ourselves a mission of finding inspirational people whose ideas – creative, philanthropic or investigative – are shaping the future.”