Business Events Calendar

  • Innovating for Growth

    Innovating for Growth

    15th Feb - Feb 2018

    Help drive creative thinking in the face of change and disruption

    For Australia to continue to grow and prosper, organisations need to embrace a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism.

    Join AICD for this Directors’ Briefing for an interactive panel discussion of how to encourage innovation-led growth at local and national levels. Their experts will examine incentives and programs that can be implemented, strategies for organisations to become less risk averse, and how to adopt a longer-term view of change and disruption.


  • From Acorn to an Oak Tree – Growing small business

    From Acorn to an Oak Tree – Growing small business

    27th Feb - Feb 2018

    Join Oak Tree Retirement Villages for this very special event as Managing Director of Oak Tree Retirement Villages, Mark Bindon, shares the Oak Tree Story.

    Oak Tree group provides affordable, high quality retirement villages from Cairns through to Hobart. Currently operating 28 villages (with many more under construction), Oak Tree aim to increase the number of villages to 45 over the next 24 months, and are striving to add 5 further sites annually over the following 5 years.

    Oak Tree differentiates itself through its vertical integration, with all aspects from marketing and legal through to design and construction being conducted in house. This ensures a unique and specific approach to all aspects of its villages.

    Mark’s passion and leadership has led the business through the credit crunch of the GFC, into a Private Equity partnership with Blue Sky, and most recently into a significant equity and funding transaction with one of Australia’s largest Superannuation Funds, First State Super.

    With a degree in Economics and a Graduate of AICD, Mark will be sharing his insights on the challenges and growth of the Oak Tree Group, and their visions for the future.

    – remain true to your vision

    – finding the right capital partner

    – maintain credibility

    Numbers are limited. RSVP to confirm your attendance and advise of any dietary requirements. Bookings through Eventbrite.

  • ABARES Outlook 2018 - Creating value in an increasingly connected world

    ABARES Outlook 2018 - Creating value in an increasingly connected world

    6th Mar - 7th Mar 2018

    Take advantage of earlybird rates for the ABARES Outlook 2018 conference!

    The Outlook 2018 conference is Australia’s premier information and networking forum for the agriculture and economics sectors. Join delegates from across agricultural industries to hear from leading national and international speakers over two comprehensive days, exploring Creating value in an increasingly connected world, on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March in Canberra.  Earlybird registration closes Friday 26th January 2018.

    Meet the speakers: Steve Hatfield-Dodds, ABARES; and Ross Garnaut AC, University of Melbourne

    Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds is one of Australia’s leading researchers on integrated approaches to natural resource management, global change and sustainability. His career includes senior roles in government policy agencies, research and private consulting. Before joining ABARES in August 2017, Steve led the integrated science and modelling capacity that produced the CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2015. He has published in journals including Nature, Science, Agricultural Systems, Ecological Economics, Global Environmental Change, and Ecology and Society.

    Professor Ross Garnaut AC is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of numerous publications on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific. Ross has had longstanding and successful roles as policy advisor, diplomat and businessman, and is the author of a number of influential reports to the Australian Government, including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy, The Garnaut Climate Change Review and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change.

    Steve and Ross are speaking in the Economic overview session. Read more about Steve and Ross, and the conference program, here.

    When and where is Outlook 2018 being held?

    ABARES Outlook 2018 is on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March
    National Convention Centre Canberra
    31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra

    What are my registration options?

    (all prices are per person and include GST)

    Full registration (includes dinner):
    * $1100 earlybird registration (must register by Friday 26 January 2018)
    * $1400 standard registration (after Friday 26 January 2018)
    * $1000 per person Group registration (minimum of four [4] delegates registering together)
    * $750 single day registration (excl. dinner)

    How do I register?

    Visit the Outlook 2018 website for secure online registration or to download the registration form.

  • Mediation Level 1 - Introduction to mediation skills

    Mediation Level 1 - Introduction to mediation skills

    12th Mar - 16th Mar 2018

    Introduction to mediation (Level 1) is an interactive course that gives you the knowledge and skills to develop as a mediator. It also provides useful skills in other situations.

    You will learn about theory and practice of facilitative mediation and interpersonal conflict management and build your competence, confidence and communication skills.

    This course is a prerequisite to Mediation Level 2 – Development of mediation skills and accreditation assessment and provides a pathway to National Mediation Accreditation and credit towards a post graduate qualification in conflict resolution with James Cook University.

    Cost: $2,013.00 or $1,642.00 Concession*
    This course is fully catered.
    *A concession price is available for full time students and pension card holders.

    Where: Rockhampton, QLD

    Register now

    Note: Registration information becomes available after you identify whether you will apply for a concession.

    For further information, contact Department of Justice and Attorney-General Dispute Resolution Branch
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