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IN PICTURES: 2016 ARN Judges' Networking Lunch - First Look (+29 photos)

​The traditional kick-off to the ARN ICT Industry Awards, the ARN Judges' Networking Lunch, was held in the Ballroom at the Ivy in Sydney. More than 100 IT industry leaders gathered to hear an outstanding address by ARN Hall of Fame inductee and senior vice-president and managing director of Insight Enterprises Asia-Pacific, Andrea Della Mattea,​ who spoke about doing business in China. The gathering was also addressed by ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle, ARN associated editor, Jennifer O'Brien, and ARN Editor, James Henderson. Nominations for the 2016 ARN ICT Industry Awards open on May 24 and close on June 24. The Celebration Dinner will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney on September 15. ​Photos by Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

  • Guess who sold their companies recently ... ARN Hall of Fame inductees, Scott Frew (Distribution Central) and Andrew Thomas (Thomas Duryea). Photo by Mike Gee

  • ARN Hall of Fame inductee, Ian Poole (UXC Connect), congratulates fellow inductee, Scott Frew, on the sale of Distribution Central. Photo by Mike Gee

  • Chris Moyle (EMC), David Henderson (ARN Hall of Fame), Craig Somerville (ARN Hall of Fame and Somerville Group). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Jacques Tesson (DPSA). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Karl Sice (Staples), Aaron McLeod (Staples), Nick Stranks (Ethan Group). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Nick Beaugeard (HubOne). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Steve Martin (NEXTDC), Ronnie Altit (Insentra), David Gage (ARN Hall of Fame), George Kazangi (Blue Central). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Ben Johnson (Dicker Data), Chee Mei Gan (intel). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Peter Kazacos (ARN Hall of Fame and Kazacos Industries), Jason Ashton (BigAir), Jake Wynne (Oriel). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Sean Vitorovic and Daniel Campbell (Fujitsu) flank Jennifer O'Brien (ARN. Photo by Mike Gee)

  • Maree Lowe (ASI Solutions) and Sam Sarkis (Accucom Systems Integration). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Kerrie-Anne Turner (VMware), Susan Searle (ARN), Sia Kelly (Telstra). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Duncan Bennet, Karl Sice (Staples), Kate Burleigh (ARN Hall of Fame and Intel). Photo by Mike Gee

  • ARN Hall of Fame inductees Andrew Thomas (Thomas Duryea) and Allan King (Buttonwood). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Carineh Grigorian (Distribution Central), Kyung Suk Choi (GE Capital). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Robbie Upcroft (Webroot), Martin Christmas (Arrow), Chris Barton (FireEye). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Sydney Borg (PCS), David Hawley (Aliva). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Don Williams and Anastasia Chernyshova (Veeam), Janice Tong (ARN). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Leo Lynch (Huawei), Muralee Kanagaratnam (APC by Schneider), Jacques Tesson (DPSA). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Phil Cameron (ARN Hall of Fame and Westcon Comstor), Laurie Sellers (ARN Hall of Fame), Andrea Della Mattea (ARN Hall of Fame and Insight). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Johnson Hsiung (Bluechip Infotech), Nicholas Lambrou (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) and David Abouhaidar (AC3). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Janice Tong (ARN), Jo Dean (Citrix). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Duncan Bennet, Rhody Burton (IBM). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Luke Swetman (Microsoft), and Hafizah Osman (ARN). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Laurie Sellers (ARN Hall of Fame), Andrea Della Mattea (ARN Hall of Fame and Insight). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Networking. Photo by Mike Gee

  • Photo bombed: Janice Tong (ARN) and Ben Johnson (Dicker Data) by David Abouhaidar (AC3). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Alexandra West (ARN) and David Abouhaidar (AC3). Photo by Mike Gee

  • Networking after lunch. Photo by Mike Gee

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