Vernier Luncheon – 13th Sept – David Rose

Come along and hear how Exquisine developed from a commercial kitchen making a range of sweet and savoury, solid and liquid, gourmet offerings to today’s custom designed facility that creates tens of thousands of desserts each day.

Victorian Vernier Foundation Event – Thurs 9th Aug 2018

In their 2017 report “The New Work Smarts’, the “Foundation for Young Australians” declared;
“By 2030, Automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job”

The Vernier Foundation’s 2018 Youth Forum will explore what this means to the high school students of today, the educational institutions and our leading manufacturing companies through our expert panel.

Vernier Luncheon – 12th July – Bruce Rowley

The Topic Bruce Rowley from CNC Design will address is: Stellascapes from hobby to supplier for Disney

Vernier Luncheon – 14th June 2018 – Anthony Hengel

Anthony Hengel has had an extensive career in the manufacturing industry before joining NCI Packaging as CEO two years ago. Come along to our luncheon meeting on Thursday to find out all about “The Transformation of NCI Packaging”

Vernier Luncheon – 10th May 2018 – Julian Broadbent

Julian will discuss how innovation comes to exist in our world and how it makes a “difference” to our lives.
Supported by his own experience at a large corporation and now as CEO of a fledgling start-up company.

Vernier Luncheon – 12th April 2018 – Paul Chapman

Our April meeting had Paul Chapman speaking from Australian Turntable Company. AT) is an innovative Australian-owned family business that provides specialist unique high quality design and rotational engineering solutions across a range of industries including mining, construction, transport, infrastructure, exhibition, residential, automotive, theatre, retail and aviation.

Great Speaker at our Vernier Luncheon – 8th March 2018

Our guest speaker for March 2018 is Dr John White who spoke about Black Swans – a thought provoking talk!

Vernier Luncheon – 8th February 2018

You are invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society monthly meeting is on Thursday the 8th February at Kooyong Tennis Club. Our guest speaker will be Andrew Lamb, Production Director at Magefekt

Charity Christmas Dinner 14th December 2017

It is the season to be jolly and for the Vernier Society to turn its attention to its more charitable works. It gives us great pleasure to announce our Christmas Program to be held at Kooyong Tennis Club on Thursday Evening 14th of December 2017 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

We extend a warm welcome to loved ones, friends, neighbours, and of course partners!

Vernier Luncheon – 11th May 2017

You are invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society monthly meeting is on Thursday the 11th of May at Kooyong Tennis Club:

Our Guest Speaker is Ed Wilson the Managing Director, Wilson Transformer Company

Vernier Luncheon – 13th April 2017

You are cordially invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society on Thursday the 13th April 2018 @12:30 at Kooyong Tennis Club. Our guest speaker is Sam Bell, Managing Director of AW Bell Pty Ltd

The Great Debate – Germany vs Australia – 11th August 2016

The Great Debate – Germany vs. Australia

Kooyong Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong

Thursday 11th August 12.30 pm to 4.00pm


The Vernier Foundation, part of the Vernier Society, was established to encourage more young people into careers in Australian engineering and manufacturing.

We are inviting young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to participate with Society members in an open debate that promotes Australian manufacturing.

Germany’s manufacturing % of GDP is above 20% and contributes significantly to its’ position as the world’s 3rd largest exporter in the world. While Australian manufacturing contributes less than 10% of GDP and Exports. Both political parties are stressing the importance of STEM education (in Germany it is MINT – Mathematics, IT, Natural sciences and technology) but the two education systems have very different approaches to feeding the manufacturing industries.

The expert panel will explain and explore the two systems and answer questions posed by the audience. Our panel consists of:

  • Dr. Andreas Kelling, Director of Steinbeis University Berlin
  • Dr. Alan Montague of RMIT University
  • Dr. Anne Hellstedt of Melbourne University and Engineers Australia
  • Jason Bouyer, Head of Learning for Festo (a German multinational)
  • Xiaoyu Wang, Software engineer at ANCA
  • Patrick Docherty, a young engineer studying at Swinburne University

The Foundation and the Society will provide sponsored places to young people and so we ask you to invite 2 or more young people to support event. It is also an ideal event to invite your colleagues and acquaintances.