Past Events

20-Sep-2018 Whitehaven Coal Smart Mining Networking Event Sydney

                             

When

20 September 4pm - 6pm 2018 

Facilitator

Austmine with sponsor AkzoNobel

Venue

UTS Building 10 Level 7 235 Jones Street Ultimo 2007 New South Wales

Cost

$50 + GST for Austmine members, $120 + GST for non members

Description

Austmine is excited to announce that their next Smart Mining Networking speaker is Paul Flynn, Managing Director and CEO, Whitehaven Coal on the 20th September, 2018 in Sydney.

Having assumed the role of Managing Director and CEO, Paul has overseen a period of significant growth for Whitehaven, quadrupling the production output of the business to its now 23mtpa scale, making it the largest independent ASX listed coal company. Having restructured the business to endure the worst of the commodities cycle, the business is very well positioned having built two tier 1 mines in the Narrabri Underground and now with Maules Creek. 

Paul has extensive experience in the mining, energy, infrastructure and construction sectors gained through 20 years as a professional advisor at Ernst & Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group and was instrumental in the merger of Whitehaven Coal with Aston Resources. Paul joined the Board of Whitehaven on 3 May 2012 and assumed the role of Managing Director and CEO on 27 March 2013. 

Prior to that role, Paul was the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Sydney office and a member of its Oceania executive team. As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the firm’s largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also fulfilled various leadership roles with large corporations on secondment including as the CFO of a top 50 listed company. 

Paul is a director of the Minerals Council of Australia, the Australia Coal Association Low Emission Technology Pty Ltd, the NSW Minerals Council, Coal Industry Advisory Board and the World Coal Association.

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Austmine members receive a discounted rate as well as access to the Buy 4 Get 1 Free special. If you cannot remember your login details please email Nicole.Colomb@Austmine.com.au

If you would like to know more about membership to receive this discount and other membership benefits please contact Sheldon.Varcoe@Austmine.com.au


                                          
  
                  
                        

20-Sep-2018 Building A Profitable Bottom Line Batemans Bay

                           

When

20 September 2018 10.30am - 12.30pm

Facilitator

Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre

Venue

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Beach Road Batemans Bay

Cost

$25 

Description

Is your business struggling to give you the profits you work so hard for? Do you feel that every year it’s a juggling act, and you just want the finances to run smoothly?

The fact is that every decision you make and every transaction you process has an impact on the cashflow and profitability of your business, and your equity. Each year and over the life of the business your activities build, create your bottom line and determine the success or failure of your enterprise.

We will take a different approach to help you better understand how your business policies and transactions impact on your bottom line profit, cashflow and balance sheet; considering activities such as;

  • product pricing
  • sales
  • inventory purchases
  • providing, seeking and extending credit terms
  • engaging employees
  • capital expenditure
  • financing

Working through a case study we will show you how to develop a 5-year financial plan and take control of your own financial destiny.

A one-to-one follow up meeting is provided to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles as part of the workshop. Please book with the Business Adviser at the workshop.

Presented by David Evans.

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19-Sep-2018 2018 Upper Hunter Economic Breakfast Series Muswellbrook

                             

When

19 September 2018 6.45 am - 9am

Facilitator

Hunter Research Foundation Centre

Venue

Muswellbrook RSL Club 113 Bridge Street Muswellbrook

Cost

Free

Description

Jobs, liveability, and infrastructure and how they influence one another. Join 120+ other guests to be informed, challenged, inspired and 'connected'.

The Chief Planner for NSW, Gary White, will focus on planning for this resource region as the keynote speaker at our second Upper Hunter Economic Breakfast for 2018. He will also be joined by other experts in a panel discussion on jobs, changing employment, regional skill sets, commuting and liveability.

Dr Anthea Bill, HRF Centre's Lead Economist, will deliver independent insights into the Upper Hunter economy. She will cover regional trends in jobs, housing and travel patterns. Our latest Upper Hunter Region Economic Indicators will be released at the event.

Speakers

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19-Sep-2018 Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Coaching/Information session Webinar

                             

When

19 September 2018 10.00am - 11.00am

Facilitator

Austrade

Venue

Online

Cost

Free

Description

The session is run by senior grants staff and covers a range of topics including:

If you have any specific questions you want us to answer at the session, please email EMDG.help@austrade.gov.au.  Alternatively, you can ask us on the day using the webinar software.

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18-Sep-2018 Digital and Innovation Seminar with Consult Australia Sydney

                             

When

18 - 19 September 2018 

Facilitator

Business Connect

Venue

Consult Australia Level 6 50 Clarence Street Sydney 

Cost

$48.99

Description

Technology is disrupting every industry around the globe. As business owners, how do we be the agents of change as opposed to being the victims of disruption in our industries?

Day 1
1st session (90 minutes):
- How digital disruption is transforming our world and profession
- The next 10 years – the disruption ahead
- Common traits of innovative firms - Lessons & Success Stories
- Imagining possibilities within the legal profession
- Steps to achieve digital readiness


2nd session (60 minutes):
- Clients strategy for online success
- Identifying your ideal customer
- Clients buying cycles and decision making
- Content strategy for winning clients online


Day 2
3rd session (75 minutes):
- Creating innovative services customers demand
- Innovation for legal firms a practical approach
- Testing and experimentation for faster results
- Why Human Centred Design of services


4th session (75 minutes):
- Digital marketing strategies for legal firms
- Digital marketing - the system, testing and growth
- Lessons from the fastest growing firms – legal and others
- Creating a growth engine - weekly action

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18-Sep-2018 Digital Bootcamp Cobar

                           

When

18 September 2018 1pm - 7pm

Facilitator

Netstripes

Venue

Cobar Bowling and Golf Club Bloxham Street Cobar

Cost

$44.55

Description

Digital Bootcamp is a must-attend workshop for start-ups and small businesses who are serious about growing their business using new innovation and digital readiness techniques. This program covers following topics: Small Business Digital Readiness, Customer Persona and Buying Cycle, Design Thinking and Lean Start-up, and Growth Hacking for Small Business.


Key concepts covered:
- you will learn and be inspired by a leading authority on digital readiness and innovation for small business;
- what is digital readiness for small business and why is it so important;
- important aspects of digital readiness;
- the six traps small businesses must avoid to achieve digital readiness;
- the four steps in achieving digital engagement of your prospective customers;
- how to build a road map to achieve digital readiness;
- the importance of customer persona;
- understanding your customer’s buying cycle;
- three ways to develop customer persona;
- strategising based on your customer buying cycle;
- converting customer needs into products and services based on persona and their buying cycle;
- innovation principles for every business;
- four Priorities and four characteristics of the best innovators in the world;
- design thinking and lean startup model to bulletproof your business;
- validation board: principles and practice;
- what is growth hacking and why it is must for every small business;
- growth hacking strategies for small businesses;
- growth hacking for startups;
- five ways to achieve viral growth. 

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17-Sep-2018 Gastech 2018 Exhibition and Conference Barcelona, Spain


                             

When

17-20 September 2018     

Facilitator

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) 

Venue

Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre 

Cost

Details here


Description

NERA is coordinating Australia’s first delegation and country pavilion at the Gastech Exhibition and Conference in September 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.

With support from Austrade, NERA will launch Australia on the global stage at Gastech to showcase the breadth of our nation’s capability across the industry supply chain.

The delegation will reinforce Australia’s status as the second largest LNG exporter in the world and an international leader in technology innovation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to showcase their work in these fields and expand their international networks.

The Australian delegation will connect key players from across the national and international energy and innovation network to generate opportunities for collaboration and commercialisation.

Registrations and sponsorship packages are now available for this exciting opportunity – all the details are contained in the prospectus.

Running in tandem with Gastech 2018, NERA is launching Smart Australia:Take Local Global – a customised workshop and bespoke business mentoring program for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs. You may be eligible for a NERA subsidy to take part and build your business growth prospects in Barcelona. Visit the Smart Australia page for all the details.

Register as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor. A NERA representative will contact you with payment details and terms and conditions.

For more information, please contact NERA Communications Manager Alana Buckley-Carr at gastech@nera.org.au

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13-Sep-2018 Digital Bootcamp Leeton

                             

When

13 & 14 September 2018 

Facilitator

Business Connect

Venue

Leeton Soldier's Club cnr Acacia and Yanco Ave Leeton

Cost

$48.99

Description

Digital Bootcamp is a must-attend workshop for start-ups and small businesses who are serious about growing their business using new innovation and digital readiness techniques. This program covers following topics: Small Business Digital Readiness, Customer Persona and Buying Cycle, Design Thinking and Lean Start-up, and Growth Hacking for Small Business.


Key concepts covered:
- you will learn and be inspired by a leading authority on digital readiness and innovation for small business;
- what is digital readiness for small business and why is it so important;
- important aspects of digital readiness;
- the six traps small businesses must avoid to achieve digital readiness;
- the four steps in achieving digital engagement of your prospective customers;
- how to build a road map to achieve digital readiness;
- the importance of customer persona;
- understanding your customer’s buying cycle;
- three ways to develop customer persona;
- strategising based on your customer buying cycle;
- converting customer needs into products and services based on persona and their buying cycle;
- innovation principles for every business;
- four Priorities and four characteristics of the best innovators in the world;
- design thinking and lean startup model to bulletproof your business;
- validation board: principles and practice;
- what is growth hacking and why it is must for every small business;
- growth hacking strategies for small businesses;
- growth hacking for startups;
- five ways to achieve viral growth. 

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13-Sep-2018 Environmental Student Careers Night Newcastle

                             

When

13 September 2018 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Facilitator

University of Newcastle 

Venue

Advanced Technology Centre Room AT 210, University of Newcastle

Cost

Free 

Description

Come along and learn how we did it, what to study, who to know, where to intern. Sponsored by the Hunter Environmental Institute - your professional association – now in its 30th year. All welcome.

Panelists include: 

Roshni Sharma, GIS Specialist, Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited: UON BESM(Honours) 2010. Chair of National Young Professionals for the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

Steve Crick, Environmental Planner, SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd, MEnvMgt (UNSW)2007, BSc Agr (Hons) (USyd) 1999, mining and extractive industries, defence, water and wastewater, road and rail infrastructure and urban and industrial development.

Joe Cairns, Environmental Chemistry Specialist, GHD Pty Limited: UOW BES (2007), surface and groundwater quality, aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology and geomorphology

Samantha Bourke, Environmental Consultant, pitt & sherry Pty Limited BESM (Sustainability), (UON) 2016, EIA, environmental management, waste management, circular economy and sustainability.

Clare Naylor, Environmental Scientist, Umwelt (Aust) Pty LimitedMEnvSC (Macquarie) 2015; BSc (Macquarie) 2011, construction site environmental management, environmental monitoring & compliance auditing

Kara Agllias, Civil and Water Engineer, Royal HaskoningDHV. UoN BEng (civil)/BEng (enviro) 2013. Flood studies, flood impact assessments, drainage, consultant and civil engineer. Former HEI scholarship recipient.

Melissa Moore is the Senior Manager of the Careers and Student Development Service at the University of Newcastle. She has worked in Career Counselling, Student Engagement programs, Innovation and Enterprise activities and Industry Engagement roles over the past 16 years at UON

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

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13-Sep-2018 Business Planning.... needing direction? Tamworth

                             

When

13 September 2018 4pm - 7pm

Facilitator

Nortec Small Business Solutions

Venue

Yellow Brick Road Office 1c Darling Street Tamworth

Cost

$25 

Description

Do you have a Business Plan to help you move in the direction you need to go?  


Business Connect aims to help small and medium enterprises who want to grow to access support that gives the best possible opportunity to expand and scale-up.

There are different ways to grow your business, from launching a new product or service, to devising a marketing strategy to increase sales or investing in new technology or equipment to achieve productivity and efficiency gains. Growing your business means making time to work on your business instead of in your day-to-day activities.
 
In this workshop you will:
 * Create an Action plan to help grow your business
* Access a range of diagnostic reporting tools
* Clarify your Business Direction - what your business will look like in 2, 3 and 5 years from now 
* Articulate who your customers are now, and in the future
* Determine - Future Needs & Business Risks
 
The workshop will cover key information about the local, regional, state to global economy, and the ‘game changers’ impacting on the New England North West region. 

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