Vivid Sydney, the annual festival of lights, music and ideas, which this year is sponsored by CommBank Careers, will run for 23 days from Friday 27th May to Saturday 18th June 2022.

The renowned festival will fuse art, innovation and technology and include outdoor immersive light installations and projections, performances by local and international musicians, and an Ideas program featuring public talks and debates with leading creative thinkers.

CommBank’s Group Executive Human Resources, Sian Lewis, said the bank was proud to be a sponsor and supporter of this year’s event – especially given that this is the first time Vivid Sydney has been held since 2019. 

“Vivid Sydney is a celebration of creativity, innovation and technology; qualities we know form a huge part of a career at CommBank. The CommBank Careers sponsorship of the Vivid Sydney 2022 Festival leans into this and is grounded in sparking action-provoking conversations that ensure a brighter tomorrow for all in the workplace,” Ms Lewis said.

As part of CommBank Career’s sponsorship of Vivid 2022, the bank’s Head of Community Engagement, Malini Raj, will host a panel discussion at the Vivid Ideas Exchange in the Great Hall at the University of Technology, Sydney on Tuesday 7th June 2022.

Ms Raj will be joined by other industry leaders at the panel discussion – including public speaker and Australian author, Jamila Rizvi; Australian author and activist, Bri Lee; and academic Dr Emma Jane – to discuss how gender, culture, privilege, neurodiversity, emerging technology and innovation is, and will continue to, shape the future of work.

Ms Lewis said the panel discussion will serve to highlight diverse opinions around the future of work.

“At CommBank, we’re committed to creating an inclusive and innovative workplace that’s helping to build a brighter future for all – which is why it’s so important for the bank to be a part of events such as Vivid 2022, and in particular the Vivid Ideas Exchange forum,” Ms Lewis said.

Minister for Western Sydney, the Hon. Stuart Laurence Ayres also said the NSW Government was proud to deliver signature events like Vivid Sydney that capture the world’s attention, drive the NSW visitor economy and build Sydney’s reputation as the major ‘events capital’ of the Asia Pacific.

“Vivid Sydney is an open invitation for Sydneysiders and visitors from Australia and the world, to come and experience Sydney at its creative best,” Mr Ayres said. 

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