Business Events Calendar

  • Digital Business Workshop - Yeppoon

    Digital Business Workshop - Yeppoon

    20th Mar - Mar 2018

    Reaching new customers, doing business on the go with mobile technology, applying real-time data analytics. Technology can help you improve your business in many ways. The hard part is knowing where to start.

    The Queensland Government with Livingstone Shire Council is offering this free Digital Business Workshop that is jam-packed with practical advice and you will take away the digital skills you need to grow your business.

    During this workshop you’ll discover:

    • current digital trends and how they impact your business
    • how to use data for better business decision-making
    • tips for using online analytics tools to track your business performance
    • how to improve your online presence and customer experience.

    You’ll also develop a ready-to-go digital action plan to improve your business systems, security and productivity.

    Please complete the Digital Scorecard online assessment before registering for the workshop.

    For more information about the Digital Business Workshop series and Digital Scorecard online assessment email


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  • Results in retail - Visual merchandising workshop

    Results in retail - Visual merchandising workshop

    21st Mar - Mar 2018

    Get results in Retail: attend the visual merchandising workshop with Visual Merchandising consultant, Sarah Davies, at The Smart Hub on Wednesday, 21st March from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Limited spaces available for additional mentoring session at your business.

    What you will learn

    • The importance of well selected space
    • Clear produce and service message
    • What makes great store design
    • Quality graphics and branding
    • Logical product combinations
    • Productive product placement
    • Highlighting areas that stand out
    • Quality ticketing and signage
    • Effective merchandising tools
    • Team presentation standards

    Cost: $66 per person including GST

    Registrations open until 5:00pm, Wednesday 14th March 2018 or until workshop is full booked. Register by contacting Vicki Leeson directly on 0417 201 583 or email

    15 places available

    Limited to retailers with 19 or less employees

    BE QUICK to secure an exclusive opportunity to participate in a two hour mentoring session and visual audit of your store with Visual Merchandising Consultant, Sarah Davies. Limited to four (4) retailers. $200 including workshop entry.

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    Facilitator Bio – Sarah Davies

    Sarah has over twenty five years’ experience within the retail Industry with a background in retail sales, management and visual merchandising. Over this period Sarah built experience and capability within the visual merchandising field.

    Sarah started her retail journey with The Just Group in the sales team as a store manager. After a successful new store opening and 18 months hands on experience, the opportunity to work as the visual merchandiser manager for SA was offered. This enabled Sarah to develop her visual merchandising skills, her ability to lead a team along with the delivery of best practice visual merchandising strategies within the group.

    With 10 years in the role, a move to develop her own visual merchandising consultancy has enabled her to work with a broad range of retailers from corporate clients, retail groups to individual stores. Specialising in planning and the implementation of visual merchandise strategies, Sarah introduces key visual merchandising concepts and theory, enabling retailer owners and teams to be able to easily understand the impacts of visual  standards and execution in alignment to sales performance.

  • Resource Industry Network 2018 Safety Conference

    23rd Mar - Mar 2018

    The Resource Industry Network 2018 Safety Conference will provide you with the latest industry information from inspirational speakers and experts.

    Maintaining high safety standards while competing in a tight economy can be challenging for many businesses. The 2018 Resource Industry Network Safety Conference is an interactive one day conference will provide you with the opportunity to gain further knowledge on a number of key safety topics, including:

    • Fatigue – strategies to effectively manage the risk
    • Suicide Prevention Program
    • Creating a mentally health work culture
    • Getting the best Safety Performance out of your team
    • IPAM Case Study
    • WH&S Qld – New Legislation – What does this mean

    Hear from senior leaders about their views on the importance of safety leadership and most importantly provide you with the ideas to challenge the way you currently work and the tools and strategies to continue to make safety a priority.

    Date: Friday 23th March

    Where: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

    Time: 7.15am til 5.00pm

    Cost: Members – $275 Non-members: $375

    *Please note this ticket price includes Networking Drinks (Sponsored by North Queensland Bulk Ports) the evening before – Thursday 22nd March 5pm-7pm at the Breakwater Bar & Restaurant


    Safety Conference Program:

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    Exhibitor spaces still available – contact

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    Non Member Exhibitor Package

    Non Member Exhibitor Space Safety Confernce Non Member Exhibitor Space Safety Confernce (449 KB)

    Once we have received your registration we will email you the details of the breakout sessions for you to select a session to attend.

  • Making the most of your digital presence

    Making the most of your digital presence

    23rd Mar - Mar 2018

    Want to learn the latest ways to hook more customers online?

    For 138 years Sensis Yellow Pages have been helping people connect with local businesses.  Their powerful presentation will provide your business with the know-how to compete today.

    Get up to speed and learn:

    • the latest marketing trends and digital insights
    • how to supercharge your marketing
    • practical ways to get more customers to your website
    • what’s new in websites and search marketing


    Invitation – Make the most of your digital presence Rockhampton


  • Joel Salatin presents The Future Face of Ag

    12th Apr - 13th Apr 2018

    Become a low cost producer and a high dollar seller: the how-to for profitable regenerative farming

    Joel Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, author and pioneer of the famous Polyface Farm – a diversified, grass-based, beyond organic, direct marketing farm.

    Cast as the focus of a multitude of books and documentaries, the progressive Polyface Farm allows livestock and poultry to move frequently through pastures, offering landscape regeneration and optimal productivity through symbiosis.

    Salatin’s mission is to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world.

    Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. is delighted to host Joel Salatin and bring his internationally renowned principles to Central Queensland audiences in April.

    Registration cost for the two-day event: $140 + $22.79 Fee and GST (Register before 15th March)

    Registration cost for live streaming access: $40 + $7.29 Fee and GST (Register before 8th April)


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