August 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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Growing Queensland’s Companies Program – Growth Clinic

09 August 2018 - 21 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Offered by the Australian Centre for Business Growth on behalf of the Queensland Government, this 1-day program focuses on how company CEOs can accelerate business growth through action and leadership development.

Overview

Offered by the Australian Centre for Business Growth on behalf of the Queensland Government, this 1-day program focuses on how company CEOs can accelerate business growth through action and leadership development.

Each Growth Clinic is limited to four CEOs/MDs per day so our Growth Experts can appropriately address issues specific to each company’s challenges and opportunities.

Normally $5,000, the Growth Clinic is offered free to successful applicants, with all costs covered by the Queensland Government.

CEOs/MDs who are enrolled into a Growth Clinic are expected to complete prep-work at least two weeks in advance of their Growth Clinic date and are then expected to attend the whole Growth Clinic (9.00am–5.00pm).

Event details

Date Various dates in August and September
Time 9.00am–5.00pm (each)
Location Brisbane (exact locations to be confirmed)
Also available as Virtual Growth Clinic
Cost Free

Why attend?

To grow your SME with expert advice and guidance

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Australian Centre for Business Growth website

Melbourne, Victoria

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APAC Blockchain Conference

29 August 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The APAC Blockchain Conference, developed in partnership with the Australian Digital Commerce Association, looks beyond the hype at the real impacts and potential of blockchain technologies in Australia.

The APAC Blockchain Conference, developed in partnership with the Australian Digital Commerce Association, looks beyond the hype at the real impacts and potential of blockchain technologies in Australia.

The second annual event will bring together blockchain innovators, business leaders and regulators to help you build your blockchain strategy and assess the viability of the technology.

Across the globe, organisations are scrutinising how blockchain technology can transform current processes, free them from the ‘middle man’ and reduce their costs. The potential is huge and possibilities limitless, but there are considerable challenges to overcome before the benefits can be realised.

This is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone with an interest in blockchain.

Event details

Date Wednesday 29 August 2018
Time 8.30am–7.30pm
Location Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Place
SOUTH WHARF VIC 3006
Cost From $614

Why attend?

To hear blockchain case studies and insights from Australian and international experts, including the first Australian presentation by Robert Kahn, ‘Father of the internet’

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APAC Blockchain Conference website

Toowoomba

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SME Community Breakfast Toowoomba: Trade Wars – Have you been caught in the crossfire?

29 August 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

At this session, experts from ECA and Crowe Horwath will discuss what trade wars may mean for Australian business and beyond. This is your chance to ask the tough questions and hear about others’ experiences.

Overview

Presented by the Export Council of Australia (ECA) in conjunction with Crowe Horwath accounting and business advisors, the new Community Breakfast Series will bring together like-minded SMEs to share their experiences, discover new business insights and access industry experts.

At this session, experts from ECA and Crowe Horwath will discuss what trade wars may mean for Australian business and beyond. This is your chance to ask the tough questions and hear about others’ experiences.

These breakfasts are for SMEs only and numbers are strictly limited. If you are a larger business and would like to participate in similar events with SMEs, please contact alinabain@export.org.au to discuss opportunities.

Event details

Date Wednesday 29 August 2018
Time 7.30am–9.30am
Location Crowe Horwath
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
146 Mort Street
TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350/td>
Cost Free

Why attend?

To network with others and learn more about how trade agreements and challenges could affect your business.

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Event website

September 2018

Various locations in Queensland

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ATO small business workshops (free, throughout 2018)

01 September 2018 - 15 December 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Australian Taxation Office runs regular free workshops on taxation-related topics for small businesses.

The Australian Taxation Office runs regular free workshops on taxation-related topics for small businesses. Workshop topics include:

  • tax essentials for small business
  • record keeping for small business
  • employer essentials for small business.

Workshops run monthly at a range of locations throughout Queensland.

Event details

Date Various throughout the year
Location Various around Queensland
Cost Free

Why attend?

To learn taxation essentials for your business, learn about government initiatives that may help your business, and get up to date on digital tax services

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ATO Eventbrite page

Brisbane

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Energy for the future business luncheon

07 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

What are the biggest challenges in making sustainable energy mainstream in Australia? What initiatives are helping make sustainable energy more integrated in the near future?

Overview

A decade-long failure to effectively integrate energy and climate policy has created uncertainty in the market, affecting investment decisions and therefore prices and reliability. What are the biggest challenges in making sustainable energy mainstream in Australia? What initiatives are helping make sustainable energy more integrated in the near future?

Panel of experts

  • Brad Hopkins, Director, KPMG Australia
  • Jennifer Purdie, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Australia Renewables
  • Greg Jarvis, Executive General Manager – Energy Supply and Operations, Origin Energy

A fourth panelist to be announced soon.

Event details

Date Friday 7 September 2018
Time 11.30am–2.00pm
Location Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Cost $159.00 (AmCham members)
$199.00 (Non-members)

Why attend?

AmCham events are widely attended by senior executives with decision making authority and our speakers are selected with care for their knowledge in diverse areas, offering insight into a broad range of companies, markets, issues and activities. Our events offer opportunities to connect with like-minded people from other organisations and learn from some of the best in the business.

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Barcelona, Spain

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Gastech 2018 Exhibition & Conference – Barcelona

17 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Gastech is renowned as the world’s most significant gathering of upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals. The four-day Gastech conference features government and global business dialogue sessions, panel discussions and 28 strategic sessions.

Gastech is renowned as the world’s most significant gathering of upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals.

The four-day Gastech conference features government and global business dialogue sessions, panel discussions and 28 strategic sessions. Technical sessions address the complete value chain, from exploration to distribution, and highlight new technologies and developments.

The Gastech exhibition is a unique business platform showcasing services, products and expertise to more than 30,000 natural gas, LNG and energy professionals.

Gastech 2018 will be co-located with the Global Power & Energy Exhibition.

Event details

Date Monday 17 – Thursday 20 September 2018
Location Fira de Barcelona Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
Cost Various, see Gastech website

Why attend?

To see or showcase the latest developments in gas and LNG, and to engage with government and business leaders in the field

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Gastech website

Taipei, Taiwan

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PV Taiwan (Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition)

19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

A trade show featuring solar cells; PV modules, systems, components and parts; PV manufacturing machinery and equipment; PV inspection and measurement tools; energy storage; and other wind, hydrogen fuel cell and green transport products.

PV Taiwan is a trade show featuring solar cells; PV modules, systems, components and parts; PV manufacturing machinery and equipment; PV inspection and measurement tools; energy storage; and other wind, hydrogen fuel cell and green transport products.

Last year’s show attracted 9,332 visitors from 70 countries and profiled breakthroughs and products for a global market.

Event details

Date Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 September 2018
Location Nangang Exhibition Center
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District
Taipei City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To show, and see, the world’s best PV products

Registration

See website for details

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Game show website

Taiwan

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2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum

25 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The Global Harbor Cities Forum brings together representatives of harbour cities around the world to discuss issues affecting harbor cities and share their experiences of harbour governance.

The Global Harbor Cities Forum brings together representatives of harbour cities around the world to discuss issues affecting harbour cities and share their experiences of harbour governance.

The inaugural forum in 2016 attracted almost 200 speakers and representatives from 49 cities in 25 countries to discuss ways of promoting sustainable economic growth in port cities and methods for fostering international connections.

Event details

Date Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 September 2018
Location Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
No. 39, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen District
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Cost Various (see website)

Why attend?

To connect with the challenges, strategies and representatives of the world’s harbour cities

Registration

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2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum website

October 2018

Brisbane, Queensland

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42nd World Hospital Congress

10 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership.

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to network, share views and experiences, and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership.

Hosted this year by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health, the congress will welcome hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane.

Event details

Date Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $580 for earlybird single day to $2,000 for full standard registration

Why attend?

To hear from leaders in the hospitals and healthcare field, network with peers, and share views and experiences

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World Hospital Congress event website

Bundaberg, Queensland

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Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Development Growth Forum

11 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The free event will include an amazing array of local and regional businesses. It will be an excellent opportunity for business, industry and leaders to come together and showcase the region's achievements with a focus on innovation, exports and emerging opportunities.

The free event will include an amazing array of local and regional businesses. It will be an excellent opportunity for business, industry and leaders to come together and showcase the region’s achievements with a focus on innovation, exports and emerging opportunities.

The fifth annual Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Development Growth Forum will be co-delivered by the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils, the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Planning, and RDA Wide Bay Burnett.

Event details

Date Thursday 11 October 2018
Time 9.30am–2.45pm
Location Bundaberg Multiplex Centre
Civic Avenue
BUNDABERG QLD 4670
Cost Free

Why attend?

To network with others and learn more about opportunities for economic growth in the region

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Austrade website

Brisbane

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Investing in Queensland’s tourism industry breakfast briefing

12 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Tourism is an important driver of the Queensland economy, creating jobs, attracting investment and sustaining communities. Learn how your business can capitalise on the opportunities tourism growth will provide in Queensland.

Overview

Tourism is an important driver of the Queensland economy, creating jobs, attracting investment and sustaining communities. Learn how your business can capitalise on the opportunities tourism growth will provide in Queensland.

Panel of experts

  • The Hon Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Queensland Government
  • Rob Sharp, Group Executive, Virgin Australia Airlines
  • Gert-Jan de Graaff, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australian Government

Event details

Date Friday 12 October 2018
Time 7.00am–9.30am
Location Pullman King George Square
corner Ann and Roma Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Cost $159.00 (AmCham members)
$199.00 (Non-members)

Why attend?

AmCham events are widely attended by senior executives with decision making authority and our speakers are selected with care for their knowledge in diverse areas, offering insight into a broad range of companies, markets, issues and activities. Our events offer opportunities to connect with like-minded people from other organisations and learn from some of the best in the business.

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Event website

Rockhampton, Queensland

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National Economic Development Conference (NEDC) 2018

16 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

NEDC is the flagship event of Economic Development Australia, the peak national body for economic development practitioners. This 3-day conference will attract economic development practitioners from Australia and overseas, along with representatives from all levels of government.

NEDC is the flagship event of Economic Development Australia, the peak national body for economic development practitioners.

This 3-day conference will attract economic development practitioners from Australia and overseas, along with representatives from all levels of government.

Highly regarded thought-leaders will deliver presentations to challenge delegates and encourage robust dialogue around the conference’s 2 central themes:

  • Winning in job and business creation: An old game with new rules for success
  • Disruptive innovation to diversify economic growth.

Event details

Date Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 October 2018
Location Pilbeam Theatre
232 Bolsover Street
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Cost From $515

Why attend?

To connect with other economic development practitioners and leaders, and to learn about the latest research and developments in the field

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NEDC18 website

Brisbane, Queensland

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India-Australia Business and Community Awards – awards gala

18 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

IABCA celebrates the Australia-India relationship and honours migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership. Awards are given in 13 categories, including Young Professional of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Australian Exporter or Service Provider of the Year, and SME of the Year.

IABCA celebrates the Australia-India relationship and honours migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership. Awards are given in 13 categories, including Young Professional of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Australian Exporter or Service Provider of the Year, and SME of the Year.

Nominations for the awards close Friday 11 May, except for Australia Exporter of the Year and Indian Investment in the Australian Market which close on 13 August.

Event details

Date Friday 12 October 2018
Time from 6.30pm
Location Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Cost From $250

Why attend?

To celebrate the India-Australia relationship and our best entrepreneurs and community members

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IABCA website

Brisbane, Queensland

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LGAQ Annual Conference

29 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to debate issues of importance to local communities.

The LGAQ Annual Conference brings together all Queensland councils to debate issues of importance to local communities. The conference is an important opportunity for councils to network, learn and debate and vote on new policy.

The conference is also attended by state and federal government representatives, external stakeholders, and the media. Industry suppliers participate in a large trade exhibition to show their latest offerings to local government leaders from across the state.

Event details

Date Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 October 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg Street and Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost See LGAQ website

Why attend?

To network with local government leaders, learn about the issues affecting the sector, and display your good or service at the conference trade exhibition

Registration and more information

See LGAQ website

Brisbane, Queensland

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AusBiotech 2018

31 October 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The annual AusBiotech conference brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to exchange ideas and reflect on the sector’s achievements.

The annual AusBiotech conference brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to exchange ideas and reflect on the sector’s achievements.

This year’s conference, to be held in Brisbane, will focus on global biotech trends, breakthroughs, challenges and success stories.

Panel discussions and key themes will cover:

  • regulation and reimbursement
  • research translational strategies
  • new markets
  • business development and capital access
  • emerging technologies
  • clinical trials and commercialisation.

Event details

Date Wednesday 31 October – Friday 2 November 2018
Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
corner of Glenelg and Merivale Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost From $600 (see rates)

Why attend?

To get up-to-date info on global biotech, meet your peers and make connections

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AusBiotech 2018 website

November 2018

Shanghai, China

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China International Import Expo

05 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

The first China International Import Expo will bring together government officials, business communities, exhibitors and buyers to explore the Chinese market.

The first China International Import Expo will bring together government officials, business communities, exhibitors and buyers to explore the Chinese market.

China has the largest population of any country, and is the world’s second largest economy, importer and consumer.

Enterprises from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the expo, along with around 150,000 buyers from China and other countries. The event will also feature business-matching meetings, seminars, and product releases.

The expo is an initiative of the Chinese government to support trade liberalisation, global economic cooperation, and the opening of the Chinese market to the world.

Event details

Date Monday 5 November – Saturday 10 November 2018
Location National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
333 Songze Avenue
SHANGHAI CHINA
Cost Various – see website

Why attend?

To take your product to buyers from one of the world’s biggest markets

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Brisbane

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The infrastructure of transformation with Lorenzo Simonelli

09 November 2018
Event Organiser: Other government/industry

Transforming our businesses for a more sustainable future, Mr Lorenzo Simonelli will discuss the challenges that companies will continue to face in our dynamic and evolving environment and how digital transformation is impacting and shaping our future across all industries.

Overview

Transforming our businesses for a more sustainable future, Mr Lorenzo Simonelli will discuss the challenges that companies will continue to face in our dynamic and evolving environment and how digital transformation is impacting and shaping our future across all industries. With a great deal of hard work and a healthy measure of courage, Mr Simonelli believes we can break down siloes, change attitudes and disrupt traditional ways of working that, frankly, just aren’t fit for purpose any more.

Keynote speaker

Lorenzo Simonelli

  • Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Event details

Date Friday 9 November 2018
Time 11.30am–2.00pm
Location Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Cost $159.00 (AmCham members)
$199.00 (Non-members)

Why attend?

AmCham events are widely attended by senior executives with decision making authority and our speakers are selected with care for their knowledge in diverse areas, offering insight into a broad range of companies, markets, issues and activities. Our events offer opportunities to connect with like-minded people from other organisations and learn from some of the best in the business.

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