NADI Town will be the first to host the annual Mobulaise conference, a grand affair that marks the beginning of the 75th Year Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Marist Brothers' High School.
The Marist Old Boys Nadi branch is expecting over 300 local and international members when the 10-day affair, boosted by a $50,000 Digicel sponsorship, kicks off at the Nadi Farmers' Club on October 11.
Committee chairman John Grey said the event would bring together hundreds of old boys from around the world to discuss a number of important developments within the school.
"We will first reconcile the differences that we have made over the years in a reconciliation mass at St Mary's Parish for all old boys to bring our universal charism in harmony with the charism of our founder St Marcellin Champagnat," Mr Grey said. "Then we go into a number of events, including the hosting of the conference proper at the Salvation Army Hall in Nadi.
We have added the bula flavour to our Mobulaise function to give it a tourism spirit as alumni events like these tend to benefit the industry, which is the mainstay of Nadi. Our meeting culminates with sporting events and a beach party in Natadola to take us through the western leg of the events, which spill onto the following week in Suva."
Marist Old Boys Nadi president Josaia Rayawa said alumni reunion events were becoming a niche segment aptly referred to as the Alumni market segment.