Ian Baker-Finch Says G'Day USA As Host Of "CEO Golf Day"

LOS ANGELES - January 18, 2008

Doing business on a golf course has become a conventional practice. With the arrival of G'Day USA, a 10-day program of events promoting business between the U.S. and Australia, the boardroom meets the golf course again when more than 100 "C" level executives from U.S. and Australian companies hit the links for the "Melbourne Australia CEO Golf Day." Hosted by famed pro golfer and CBS Sports analyst Ian Baker-Finch, the tournament will be held at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on January 21, 2008, and is co-sponsored by Travel + Leisure Golf and presented by Qantas Airways and Australia.com.

"CEO Golf Day has presented participating executives with unique networking, commercial and cultural exchange opportunities," said Wally R. Mariani, Qantas Airways Senior Executive Vice President, The Americas and Pacific. "Qantas is proud to be a founding partner of the event showcasing Australia as a great place to do business," he added.

Three-time host and golfer Ian Baker-Finch will conduct a pre-tournament clinic where he will share some tips and tricks and interact with tournament players before a shot gun start kicking off a full 18 holes of golf on the picturesque course located on one of the most beautiful and expansive stretches of Southern California coastline. The daylong event will conclude with an awards presentation and a gourmet Australian barbecue buffet.

Growing from its inception in 2004 and celebrating its fifth year of success, Australia Week is now arguably the largest foreign country promotion held annually in the U.S. showcasing all things Australian from trade and investment, food and wine, film, arts, fashion, lifestyle, to indigenous culture and tourism. This ten day program of events highlights Australia's vitality as a place to visit, and a place to do business in the 21st century. For complete details about G'Day USA Australia Week 2008, visit www.australia-week.com.

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 140 destinations in 37 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways celebrates 54 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia. Offering more non-stop flights to Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier, Qantas provides convenient connections from its gateways in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. For more information about Qantas Airways, please visit qantas.com/us.

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 142 destinations in 40 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways in 2004 celebrated 50 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia. Offering more non-stop flights to Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier, Qantas provides convenient connections from its gateways in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. Recently acknowledged with the 2006 Avion Award for Best Overall In-flight Entertainment, Qantas has long been recognized for its continued focus on excellence in the air as well as on the ground. Qantas' Business class Skybed sleeper seat received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum 2004 Good Design Award, and its creator Marc Newson, was just named Designer of the Year by Design Miami.

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