Chinese New Year - Welcome speech for Steven Foo

City of Manningham event 24 February 2018 

11:50am, Saturday 24 February 2018

MC Square, Doncaster


Thank you Gu Zhengjun and Rebecca Liu.

Mr Xiaohong Zhang, Consul, Victoria Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China, Mr Matthew Guy, Member for Bulleen and leader of the opposition,   Mayor Andrew Conlon, City of Manningham and Raymond Chow, Chair of Rejoice. Ladies and gentleman, thank you for welcoming Australia Post into your festival and your community so warmly today.

My name is Steven Foo, Head of Business Development Asia, and on behalf of Australia Post, I am delighted to participate in the official Rejoice Manningham Chinese New Year festival.

We are honoured to be here today, to celebrate the Year of The Earth Dog. We can see many similarities between the Earth Dog and our hope for on ongoing friendship here in Manningham.

A dog is a person’s best friend - they are loyal, friendly and kind. The earth seeks to nurture and be nurtured as it anchors and provides stability.

This loyalty and stability is very symbolic to all of us at Australia Post. We have been a part of Australia’s community for 209 years, providing reliable, friendly services to our customers. Across the country, we deliver more than four billion items to 11.5 million addresses, and overseas, we deliver to more than 190 countries.

Our vast network combines our parcel, freight, express, courier, international and ecommerce services, which works hand in hand with our 4000 Post offices, 15,000 Street Posting Boxes and 270 parcel lockers, meaning that wherever you are, you can rely on Australia Post.

Although we have a rich history, and have achieved a lot, we know we have so much more to do.

For Australia Post, the New Year will bring new goals, and new hopes to continue to provide a world-class customer service not only here in the City of Manningham, and in Victoria, but across Australia and also overseas.

We want to continue to grow our business and we know we have some big challenges. But if we stay true to the Earth Dog, we hope to succeed and keep delivering for you, your family, friends, and businesses, every day of this New Year and beyond.

Thank you very much, I hope you have a wonderful day today, and wish you a Happy New Year.