We are a non-partisan, secular and not for-profit organisation operating nationally in our pursuit of a more well-connected, thoughtful and inclusive Australia. We work towards this through amplifying the professional impact of our attendees, empowering them a stronger professional and social network.


Thought Leadership & Networking Events

The Crescent Institute aims to promote an opportunity to meet and learn from Australian thought leaders in a warm business and social environment as well as keeping its members informed on vital issues. The Crescent Institute (Formally the Crescent Club) was founded officially in 2006. It was a culmination of many months of planning to ensure the vision and the mission of the Institute could be met.

The Institute was founded to address a lack of meaningful access to professional networking and thought leaders. Since 2006 the Crescent Institute has been addressed by  several Premiers, former Prime Ministers,  CEO’s of Australia’s leading companies, leading media, religious, sporting figures and corporate thought leaders.


Intimate Business Lunches

The Crescent Institute hosts intimate dining events with a cap of 10-12  leading business figures around a particular issue or challenge in the Australian business community.

These events are by invitation to experts in a particular fields, aiming to build robust relationships between attendees.


Crescent Institute Business Forum

The Institute plans to introduce a business forum designed to build relationships between business in different markets.

The Business Forum is exclusive, with stand alone state chapters holding functions tailored to connect face-to-face, seek recognition for achievements and learn and share experiences.

Initially the CIBF will focus on;

  • Events and networking
  • Information and connections
  • Publications and promotion opportunities
  • Outreach to potential customers for business development
  • Expertise in different industries.