We are very pleased to announce Susanna Bevilacqua, Director of Moral Fairground will be speaking at our May event. This event be hosted by our guest MC & Fair Trade Fortnight Ambassador, Lara Shannon.


This is a don’t miss event so be sure to RSVP!


Susanna Bevilacqua’s career spans over twenty years in the banking industry, most recently working with Bendigo Bank as the Community and Business Development Manager. Her role entails working with local communities in the metropolitcal to empower them to create sustainable income streams to support local initiatives via the Bendigo Bank Connected Communities model.

In 2009 after visiting some of the poorest countries and communities in South East Asia and witnessing first hand the working conditions and environmental impact of mass consumerism, Susanna established Moral Fairground with the aim to build awareness and educate about ethically, socially responsible and environmentally aware businesses through a series of events.

Susanna’s aim was to create opportunities for people from all walks of life to connect with fair trade and ethical businesses and therefore launched Fair@Square in 2009, now the largest fair trade and ethical festival in Australia. The event which now attracts over 78.000 visitors allows consumers to learn about the impact of their purchases and how every individual an contribute towards a sustainable and more transparent society

Moral Fairground is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand and also hosts the Victorian Fair Trade Festival during the Fair Trade Fortnight every year with a number of activities spanning over the two weeks.

In 2013 Moral Fairground launched the national Ethical Enterprise Award in partnership with Australian Ethical. The award was born out of a desire to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s most inspirational enterprises. The Award recognised enterprises that have a positive social and economic impact through innovative ethical business practices.

Moral Fairground is now endeavoring to build a community of like minded ethical businesses via it’s membership base, that are willing to support each other in order to grow the ethical sector


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Lara Shannon is Founder of the eco lifestyle website Ecochick.com and Host/Producer of Eco TV and is a passionate environmental campaigner and media personality.

Over the past 18 years Lara has developed and fronted many high profile environmental campaigns on behalf of a range of environmental causes in Australia and the UK, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Planet Ark, Keep Australia Beautiful, Wildlife Asia, Jane Goodall Institute and others.  

Lara also runs her own media communications consultancy and is a freelance writer on a range of environmental and social change issues.


Make sure you are there to join in the fun.

An open invitation is extended to all who are “passionate about sustainability” to come and mingle with like minded people and listen to a speaker share their sustainability story.

Scheduled from 6 pm – 8 pm, most of the evening is networking. There is a short presentation and guest speaker at ~7 pm.

When you register to attend, please share with your social networks and encourage other interested friends and colleagues to register and join us for a great evening.  Our volunteers can have professional name tags ready for collection at the door. For courtesy, please contact us if you register and then cannot attend.