Business Events Calendar

  • Save the date: ABARES 2018 Regional Outlook Conferences

    Save the date: ABARES 2018 Regional Outlook Conferences

    25th Jul - Jul 2018

    The ABARES Regional Outlook conferences are an essential part of sharing commodity forecasts and research results, and hearing about key regional agricultural issues. ABARES work with local organisations to develop a tailored conference program to address key local issues and commodities.

    This year conferences will be held in

    Location Date
    Casino, New South Wales 4 July
    Rockhampton, Queensland 25 July
    Narrogin, Western Australia 28 August
    Nuriootpa, South Australia 26 September
    Shepparton, Victoria 10 October

    Contact ABARES if you’d like to participate in the program, recommend a speaker, host a trade stand or nominate an issue to be addressed in the conference program.

    At each Regional Outlook conference, senior ABARES analysts present the economic overview and forecasts for relevant agricultural commodities and farm financial performance. A range of regionally based speakers and producers discuss industry challenges and strategies for growth, investment and innovation opportunities, natural resource management, plus case studies from people taking innovative approaches in their businesses.

    Join others from across your region to hear commodity forecasts, discuss industry trends, access information and make new contacts in your community that can encourage new approaches to traditional issues. Delegates include producers, bankers, consultants and other service providers, rural counsellors, local business owners, state and local government staff, regional development groups and others with an interest in their region.

    The Regional Outlook conferences follow from the national Outlook 2018 conference Creating value in an increasingly connected world, held in Canberra in March.

    For more information:

    Phone: 02 6272 2303 or 02 6272 2260


  • The Magic of Sales

    The Magic of Sales

    27th Jul - Jul 2018

    Keppel Bay Sailing Club presents The Magic of Sales – Breakfast and key note speaker, Josh Norbido

    Ranked in the top 10 new and hot speakers for 2018 by Ovations International, home grown Australian speaker Josh Norbido has been furnishing the minds of audiences with his neoteric and intriguing performances projected through the art of magic.

    Josh does not only possess the ability to entertain, he seizes guests’ desire to learn and captures quite simply – human curiosity.

    Aside from provoking pure zest as an experienced performer, Josh allows each individual to experience his combined passions of business and magic. To understand just how he does this…click on this link

    Join Keppel Bay Sailing Club on Friday July 27th at 7am – Seminar with Josh Norbido + Breakfast $40

    Register here

    For more information contact Julie Robertson, KBSC, 4939 9500 or email

  • Short Course in Positive Leadership

    Short Course in Positive Leadership

    9th Oct - 10th Oct 2018

    Short Course endorsed by Capricorn Enterprise

    Positive Leadership

    Delivered by Rob Ritchie from Positive Difference. Rob has a mission to deliver exceptional training to optimise wellbeing, performance and leadership capacity.

    Positive Difference assists leaders to create more positive work environments by empowering them and their staff with affordable access to comprehensive, professional training in the scientific principles and practical strategies embraced by the most engaged and resilient individuals, the most positive and productive teams, and the most sustainably purposeful organisations.

    The Short Course in Positive Leadership will both affirm and challenge you as you reflect upon how you can become a more positively effective leader. On completion of the course, you can expect to be well equipped with exciting new knowledge, empowering practical strategies, and an invigorated sense of purpose and passion as a positive leader. More important than being an expert, you will be an example that others will want to follow.

    In the highly challenging environment that typifies today’s complex organisations, leaders at all levels need to remain current in the research-validated strategies that form the foundations of effective leadership practice. 

    Develop skills to:

    • increase wellbeing
    • raise accountability
    • build commitment
    • enhance ownership and effort
    • raise productivity and innovation
    • lead change
    • increase performance

    Eight (8) modules over two consecutive days: 

    • Foundations of Positive Leadership,
    • Promoting Positive Climate,
    • Magnifying Positive Meaning,
    • Practising Positive Communication,
    • Developing Positive Relationships,
    • Strengths-based Leadership,
    • Strengths Profile Debrief,
    • Mindful Leadership.

    Highly recommended for: 

    • Emerging leaders who seek to contribute to the wellbeing, performance and capacity of their people and organisational success.
    • Middle leaders who have been recently promoted but who may not have undertaken formal leadership studies.
    • All reflective practitioners who want to stay abreast of current thinking in effective leadership and unite and ignite their team.

    Event details

    Date: Tuesday 9th October and Wednesday 10th October 2018

    Time: Registrations 8am, Event 8:30am-4:30pm

    Location: Suncorp Conference Room, 18 Archer Street, Rockhampton

    Cost: $495

    RSVP: Friday 17th August 2018.

    Register early: only 20 places available. Reserve your spot with $100 deposit.

    Businesses are requested to limit their attendees to 3 persons.


    Short Course in Positive Leadership Flyer

    For more information contact Neil Lethlean

    Phone 07 4927 2055