A Chocolate Factory Alumni Night
On November 3 2011 current and graduated students, academic and advisory board members, staff, faculty and industry guests gathered at Haigh’s Chocolate Factory in Adelaide to hear about the iconic brand and toast the achievement of the 2011 Graduating class.
MC Michael Chant first welcomed the 100 plus turnout with some AIB updates including information on the rebrand, updates on the global expansion, and the proud announcement that AIB had successfully completed its Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) reaccreditation once again.
Next Dr Joseph Morelli spoke about his experience before, during and after graduating at last year’s ceremony with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Dr Morelli’s speech included the challenges and sacrifices he experienced but also the strong benefits and returns he gained.
Finally, CEO of Haigh’s Chocolate – Alister Haigh then captivated the crowd with the amazing story of how his fourth generation family business had survived and thrived over the last 96 years, despite facing stiff competition from global brands.
The night then continued with networking and catching up over great food, drinks and of course chocolate!