Business Events Calendar

  • Small Business Solutions Workshop

    Small Business Solutions Workshop

    27th Apr - 28th Apr 2017

    Government Subsidised Programs (Rockhampton) – Find out if you are Eligible

    Are you a small business, looking for practical advice from someone in the know? Do you find yourself needing a little extra help to make the most of your enterprise? Then Small Business Solutions is the place for you. With time constraints and so many areas of your business to manage and operate, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and feel the need to ask for help along the way. Small Business Solutions is developed specifically to help those in smaller set ups who want tried and tested solutions to their business issues. 

    Small Business Solutions is an award-winning Queensland Smart State initiative designed with small businesses, micro businesses and home-based businesses in mind. As we are government subsidised, seeking support from Small Business Solutions is an affordable way to get great results. We will be running a variety of workshops in Rockhampton over the coming months. There is an eligibility criteria around the SBS programs. To find out if you are eligible, click here An SBS representative will be in touch to let you know what programs you are eligible for.

    VENUE:  To be confirmed

  • Shoalwater Bay Training Area Redevelopment - Managing Contractor Contract Briefing Session

    28th Apr - Apr 2017

    Invitation to register interest

    Registrations of Interest are invited from suitably qualified entities to undertake the role of Managing Contractor for certain works on the basis described in the Invitation to Register Interest. The Commonwealth intends to create a shortlist of Applicants from which it may invite tenders for the proposed works.

    Project J0107 – Shoalwater Bay Training Area Redevelopment (the Project) seeks to deliver infrastructure improvements to support increased large scale training activities, harden and improve key training areas to support significantly increased usage and deliver the works within a highly sensitive environment to enable unilateral, multi-agency and multi-national training activities; and the Commonwealth is seeking to engage a Managing Contractor to deliver the Project within agreed timeframes providing increased capability when required and also with minimal impact to ‘in progress’ training and other general range activities.

    The following government requirements and policies apply to this Invitation to Register Interest, the activities and works under the Project and any resultant contract:

    • the Building Code 2016;
    • the Australian Government Fair Work Principles;
    • the Australian Government Work Health and Safety. Accreditation Scheme described in section 43 of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Cth); and
    • the Indigenous Procurement Policy.

    The date the design activities are anticipated to commence is in or about November 2017, with construction complete in or about June, 2022.

    Please note, all attendees to the industry brief must be pre-registered and possess photo identification issued by a State or Territory government body, matching the details provided in its email. If anyone arrives intending to participate in the brief and are not registered, they will be declined entry to the brief. Furthermore, attendance at an industry briefing session is not a mandatory pre-requisite for the submission of an ITR, although attendance is encouraged; and if any Applicant elects to attend an industry briefing, the applicant is requested to register no later than 12:00pm 27 April 2017. Applications for attendance after this time may not be accepted.

    Information about this project and pre-registration can be accessed from AusTender using the following link: https://www.tenders.gov.au/ and search for ATM ID:AZ5690. You will need to register with Austender in order to view the tender documentation.  Once registered on Austender, you will see a number of documents relevant to the Redevelopment Project.  One of these documents will provide the information on the Industry Brief. 

    There will be no site visit during the briefing sessions. All applicants are reminded that there is a maximum number of personnel permitted to attend the industry briefing in Rockhampton – two (2) per Applicant. It is requested that the person likely to be nominated as the Contractor’s Representative be one of the attendees.

    For more information, click here 

    To register, please email Ms Jodi Brook-Wilkins BNE.Defence@aurecon.com. Please include your name and organisation (limited to two (2) registrations per business).

  • Capability Statement Workshop

    3rd May - May 2017

    Wanting to tender for work with government contracts or projects on the ICN Gateway? Then come to the Department of State Development’s Capability Statement workshop – Rockhampton – Wednesday 3 May 2017

    Why Attend a Capability Statement Workshop?

    If you want your business to stand out from the crowd and improve your chance of securing contracts, then attending a Capability Statement workshop is a must for you. Hosted by the Queensland Government, these interactive workshops aim to help businesses develop and prepare effective capability statements. 

    FLYER – CAPABILITY STATEMENT – Rockhampton

    What is a capability statement?

    A capability statement outlines capabilities and skills of your business. It is a tool that allows procurement teams to assess your business’s expertise, achievements and potential to deliver goods and services.

    A capability statement is essential for participating and securing tendering opportunities in government and private sector projects, including sub-contractor work.   Ultimately, an impressive capability statement can help your business thrive.

    This workshop will show businesses how to use a capability statement to market products and services.  It can be used to accompany tender submissions for contracts, can be uploaded on to online databases and can be used to support applications for finance to expand your business.

    How will this workshop help my business?

    Workshops are interactive and will help participants learn:

    • why it’s important to have a capability statement
    • how to use a capability statement to market a product or service
    • how to use a capability statement to accompany contract tender submissions
    • best-practice fundamentals for developing and drafting a powerful capability statement
    • how to access the latest information on Queensland’s supply chain opportunities
    • how to improve your understanding of the major projects supply chain.

    Event details

    Date:       Wednesday 3 May 2017

    Time:      8:00am – 12:00pm

    Venue:   Centrepoint Motor Inn, 131 George Street, Rockhampton

    Cost:       $50 (incl. GST)

    Light refreshments provided:

    • tea and coffee on arrival
    • morning tea

    Register

    Please register by 12 noon 28/04/2017

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/capability-statement-workshop-rockhampton-3-may-2017-tickets-33650939867?aff=es2

    Pre-payment is required and a tax invoice will be issued as confirmation of booking and payment.

    For more information please contact:

    Nola Pontifex

    Department of State Development

    Tel: 07 4924 2912

    Email: nola.pontifex@dsd.qld.gov.au

    DSD collects registration information, including personal details, related to attendance at business seminars run by the department. The information will not be disclosed to any third parties, unless authorised or required by law. Workshops may be cancelled if registration levels are not met. You will be notified of alternatives available to you.

  • C2C - Communication to Careers - A RING Initiative

    C2C - Communication to Careers - A RING Initiative

    4th May - May 2017

    Rockhampton Innovative Networking Group (RING) invites you to participate in the next Communication to Careers (C2C) event which links Year 12 students with business representatives to help build the students’ confidence and communication skills.  This is helpful for when they gain an interview with a potential employer.

    Help students: improve their interview skills, expand their professional network, create a path to their future!

    For more information about the upcoming events, click here.

    RSVP:  events@ring.org.au

    What is Communication 2 Careers?

    A conversation is the act of communication between 2 or more individuals.

    Communication 2 Careers is a RING initiated event where students get to meet local business people and expand their business networks while improving their communication skills with short interview like conversations.

    The Conversations may cover the students plans on leaving school, resume tips, career advice and further education/training they may benefit from. Research has indicated that students who can recall having four or more career conversations are five times more likely to be working or in further education.

    Business representatives who have attended C2C events have used the opportunity to recruit staff. The purpose however is to provide the students with the opportunity to practice their face to face communication skills to better prepare them for future job interviews. C2C business attendees have commented on the calibre of the students and their enthusiasm to contribute in the workforce.

    If you are interested in hosting a Communication 2 Careers event for your students, or would like to participate in the next C2C event, click here to register your interest!

  • Central Queensland - Regional Employment Network (REN) Forum

    4th May - May 2017

    You are invited to the Central Queensland Regional Employment Network forum to join other local agency representatives to share information and ideas on employment and training opportunities within the Central Queensland region.

    Click here to register

    Central QLD – Forum Invite

     

  • The Rockhampton Grammar School/Suncorp Breakfast on the Fitzroy Conversation Series

    The Rockhampton Grammar School/Suncorp Breakfast on the Fitzroy Conversation Series

    9th May - May 2017

    Stories of first responders

    The next 2017 RGS/Suncorp Breakfast season will be on Tuesday, 9th May at 7am at the Rockhampton Grammar School Rowing Club, talking with first responders about their experiences, their inspirations and how these courageous people cope with the highs and lows of their professions. 

    Plus, a Suncorp presentation on the Federal Budget.

    Prices are $30/seat; $15 for students. Corporate tables of 8 for $200 are also available. Seating is limited to about 100 guests.
    Please email events@rgs.qld.edu.au with any queries.

    The RGS Breakfast hot buffet includes a selection of eggs, bacon, sausages, roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and spinach and a variety of toast. The range of cold foods include fresh pastries, yogurt, fruit and jams. Juices, teas and coffee are also available. Gluten free options are provided by sponsor, Artisan Gluten Free Bakery Rockhampton.

    Purchase tickets.

  • Defence Business 101 Seminar

    11th May - May 2017

    Defence Business 101 Seminar is for businesses looking to gain an understanding of how the Defence industry works.

    If you are curious about how the Defence industry works and want to know if there are opportunities for your business in this sector then this seminar is for you.

    This seminar will provide businesses with an introduction to working in the Defence sector. It will discuss what businesses need to know and do if they want to deal directly with defence or
    access prime contractor supply chains.

    Defence Industries Queensland in partnership with ICN would like to extend an exclusive invitation to your CEO and Business Development Manager to attend this seminar.

    You will learn:
     How the Defence sector works
     What the difference between capability and non-material procurement means for suppliers
     How key agencies in the Defence sector engage with industry and what they do
     How to engage with prime contractors and defence
     Where you can go to develop your business’ capabilities to work in defence
     How to decide if the Defence industry is for you?

    The workshop will be presented by Mick Fairweather who is an independent director in Queensland, a business management and training consultant, and a Major General in the Australian
    Army Reserve, most currently working with the Defence industry.

    Places are limited so book early to reserve your seat.

    Time 7:30am arrival for 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Price: $50 per person

    Venue: Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton St, North Rockhampton

    Register:  Click HERE

    About the Facilitators

    Mick Fairweather, Director

    Mick Fairweather is an independent director in Queensland, a business management and training consultant and a Major General in the Australian Army Reserve, most recently working with the defence industry. Following a successful career in the private sector including import and export, wholesale, retail and technology from sales through to senior management, he moved into governance and has been the Board Chairman of several SMEs. For a number of years he has also been the  military specialist in Team Defence Australia as part of the Department of Defence. In this role he has assisted Australian Defence industry participants develop their export opportunities through leading trade missions to various market and briefing industry on their opportunities and challenges. His background enables him to provide an interesting insight into doing business with Defence.

     

     

    Craig Wilson, Project Engineering Specialist, ICN

    Craig has over 35 years experience in domestic and international manufacturing and related industries including mining, civil construction, automotive and Defence.

    Manufacturing, project and design engineering have long been his passion and he has enjoyed a broad career in automotive and general engineering industries. He has held senior management  roles in heavy vehicle manufacture, aftermarket and Tier 1 supply to major auto manufacturers and Department of Defence in Australia, materials handling and maintenance.

    Craig also has over 15 years experience in Workforce Training and Assessment including NESB and winning the ‘Queensland & Australian Training Awards’ for his work in Vocational Training.

  • Small Business Solutions Workshop

    Small Business Solutions Workshop

    11th May - 12th May 2017

    Government Subsidised Programs (Rockhampton) – Find out if you are Eligible

    Are you a small business, looking for practical advice from someone in the know? Do you find yourself needing a little extra help to make the most of your enterprise? Then Small Business Solutions is the place for you. With time constraints and so many areas of your business to manage and operate, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and feel the need to ask for help along the way. Small Business Solutions is developed specifically to help those in smaller set ups who want tried and tested solutions to their business issues. 

    Small Business Solutions is an award-winning Queensland Smart State initiative designed with small businesses, micro businesses and home-based businesses in mind. As we are government subsidised, seeking support from Small Business Solutions is an affordable way to get great results. We will be running a variety of workshops in Rockhampton over the coming months. There is an eligibility criteria around the SBS programs. To find out if you are eligible, click here An SBS representative will be in touch to let you know what programs you are eligible for.

    VENUE:  To be confirmed

  • Quad Chart Workshop

    30th May - May 2017

    How to develop compelling Quad Charts

    Quad Charts have been used by the international defence industry for many years to succinctly and effectively communicate a proposal or capability. These same techniques are now being used by companies as a way to market themselves better to defence and other prime contractors.

    If you are wanting to better position your firm for potential defence contracts or indeed any others, then this workshop is a ‘must’ for you.

    Defence Industries Queensland in partnership with ICN would now like to extend an exclusive invitation to members of your business development and marketing teams to attend this workshop.

    You will learn:
    Session 1
     Why early positioning is so important and how to achieve it
     How to really differentiate yourself from your competitors
     How to improve your client focus
     Writing tips to enhance clarity and readability

    Session 2
    Through practical and interactive exercises:
     Typical structures for Quad Charts
     Using available space to maximum effect
     How to apply persuasive writing techniques in developing compelling Quad Charts

    The workshop will be presented by BidWrite – specialists in helping businesses win work across a range of industries, particularly in defence.

    Time: 11:30am arrival for 12:00pm to 3:30pm

    Price: $50 per person

    Venue: Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton St, North Rockhampton (Light lunch provided)

    Register here

    About the facilitators

     David Harvey, Proposal and Strategy Specialist (Director East Coast)

    As a full-time bid consultant for 6 years, and a Director of BidWrite Pty Ltd since 2012, David excels at building lasting relationships with clients. He is able to quickly understand the key drivers in
    a business, and identify opportunities to emphasise company strengths, and address perceived weaknesses within bids and proposals.

    David is also an experienced senior manager in the fields of systems engineering, sustainment logistics strategy development and business improvement, with a strong background in aerospace and Defence.

     Association of Proposal Management Professionals: Certified Foundation, APMP Member (CF APMP)
     Master of Engineering: Environmental Engineering
     Master of Engineering Science: Computing and Communication

    Craig Wilson, Project Engineering Specialist, ICN

    Craig has over 35 years experience in domestic and international manufacturing and related industries including mining, civil construction, automotive and Defence.

    Manufacturing, project and design engineering have long been his passion and he has enjoyed a broad career in automotive and general engineering industries. He has held senior management  roles in heavy vehicle manufacture, aftermarket and Tier 1 supply to major auto manufacturers and Department of Defence in Australia, materials handling and maintenance.

    Craig also has over 20 years experience in Workforce Training and Assessment including NESB and winning the ‘Queensland & Australian Training Awards’ for his work in Vocational Training.

  • Entrepreneurs' Program TOURISM:  Maximise your PROFIT$ with Branding

    Entrepreneurs' Program TOURISM: Maximise your PROFIT$ with Branding

    6th Jun - Jun 2017

    Learn how to create a solid brand that competes on quality, not on price. Make your TOURISM products highly memorable to stand out and convert more customers.

    Supported by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, these workshops will help your tourism business to embrace practical strategies and actions to improve your marketing strategy and the alignment with regional opportunities.

    The workshop will use real-life examples to demonstrate best practice and will cover:

    • The connection between customer, destinations and brand strategy
    • How to document and communicate your brand strategy
    • How to apply your brand strategy to your brand promise through to your brand experience

    Through the session you will start writing your own branding strategy and plan. After the workshop, Inspired by Marketing will assist Entrepreneurs’ Programme-eligible clients to identify opportunities to improve their brand performance.

    Workshops will run for approximately three (3) hours and are supported by Capricorn Enterprise.

    Presenter
    David Inches from Inspired by Marketing brings over 18 years of tourism and marketing experience from all corners of Australia.  Based in North Queensland, David specialises in remote destination tourism and understands the unique require-ments and challenges faced by small and medium businesses.

    For more information visit David’s website.

    When: 4.00pm – 7.00pm, Tuesday 6th.June 2017
    Where: The Garden Room, The Strand Hotel, Yeppoon QLD
    RSVP by 5.00pm, Tuesday 30th. May 2017

    Places are limited

    REGISTER NOW

    About the Northern Australia Tourism Initiative – Entrepreneurs’ Programme for Tourism.
    Tourism business that have been operating for more than 3 years in Northern Australia with turnover or operating expenditure over $750,000 and are tax paying entities with an A.C.N. have access to a dedicated team of expert Entrepreneurs’ Programme Business Advisers and Facilitators who understand the challenges tourism businesses in the north face and how to best overcome them. Contact your local Business Adviser Graham Bell for more information on 0418832220.

    Refer to the link for more detail. https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme-Summary

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