Past Events

20-Jul-2018 Digital and Innovation Seminar with Consult Australia Sydney

                             

When

20 - 21 July 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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17-Jul-2018 Digital Marketing Mastery 1 Newcastle

                             

When

17 July 2018 10am-4pm

Facilitator

Business Connect

Venue

The Business Centre 6 Dick Street Newcastle West

Cost

$125

Description

Want to grow your business through online marketing but aren’t sure where to start? This immersive six-hour course will break down the key components of digital marketing into bite-sized actionable steps.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify your ideal customer in order to generate more effective marketing campaigns

  • Develop an online presence that sets you apart from the competition

  • Get found by more of your customers utilising current SEO strategies so you rank on Google

  • Implement the latest strategies to drive more sales from Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

  • Turn your audience into raving fans using email marketing

During the day morning tea and a delicious lunch will be served. Special dietary requirements will be catered for on request.

You will need a computer with access to the internet and a live social media page and/ or website. If you need any assistance with this you can book in with a Business Advisors who will be able to assist you. Speak with an Advisor here. 

Presenter: The workshop will be facilitated by our Business Advisor Phil Usher, who is a digital marketing specialist. Phil has been working in the digital world for six years where he has run his own online businesses generating $250,000+ in revenue for his clients. He is also Google Certified having been through formal training from Google on SEO and Google Ad words. 

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17-Jul-2018 Digital Bootcamp Broken Hill

                             

When

17 & 18 July 2018 

Facilitator

Business Connect

Venue

Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce 164 Argent Street Broken Hill 

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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12-Jul-2018 Live Webinar: The USA Mining Market

                             

When

12 July 2018 9.30am

Facilitator

Austmine

Venue

Online

Cost

TBC

Description

Topics on the agenda include: 

  • A current overview of key economic and political issues 

  • Establishing connections and accessing local supply chains 

  • Forming partnerships and methods of market entry 

  • An overview of the mining industry in the USA, including key commodities, companies and regions 

  • Legal, regulatory and foreign exchange advice 

  • Current needs of local miners and sought after technologies 

  • Case studies from Australian METS already active in the market

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11-Jul-2018 Hunternet Energy and Resources Forum Newcastle

                             

When

11 July 2018 8am - 9.30am

Facilitator

Hunternet

Venue

Hunternet Office 755 Hunter Street Newcastle West

Cost

TBC

Description


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10-Jul-2018 Gold, groundwater and grain: how geoscience helps central NSW communities Lake Cowal

                             

When

10 July 2018

Facilitator

Geological Survey of NSW

Venue

Lake Cowal Conservation Centre Blow Clear Road Lake Cowal

Cost

Free

Description

The Geological Survey of NSW invites the local community to come and learn about the geology and resources of the Forbes region.

6pm: Free BBQ

6.45-8pm: talks

The geology of the greater Lake Cowal area: mapping and applications – Phil Gilmore

Central western NSW has nearly half a billion years of geological history!

This presentation examines different aspects of the geology, as well as the tools and data used for geological mapping.

It will look at how geoscience data can help different end users - from soil to minerals to water.

Taking to the air to see under the ground – Ned Stolz

Demo of how to find geoscience information online – Trisha Moriarty

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06-Jul-2018 Clean Energy Hack: the 24-hour challenge for a cleaner energy future Sydney

                             

When

6 July 2018 

Facilitator

EnergyLab

Venue

EnergyLab Building 25 4-12 Buckland Street Chippendale

Cost

$10 - $20

Description

Are you interested in the potential of business and technology to address challenges like decarbonising our electricity grid?


EnergyLab and Origin Energy have teamed up to challenge you to find solutions to facilitate the uptake of clean energy in Australia. You'll have 24 hours to come up with a business idea that solves one of the problems proposed for this hackathon.


How it works

  1. Inspiration: The hack will kick off with a couple of talks and the hackathon challenges.

  2. Team forming: You can register as a team if you want, but if you're missing a team member or registering as an individual then organisers will help you find teammates.

  3. Ideation: Once teams are formed the brainstorming begins! Come up with a bunch of ideas and pick the one you want to work on for the rest of the hackathon.

  4. Developing: There will be lots of time for you to develop your ideas, build a prototype if possible, and prepare your presentation.

  5. Presenting: Each team will present to a panel of judges, who will pick the winning teams.

  6. Celebrating: Unwind and celebrate what you've achieved in less than 24hrs over a drink and something to eat.


Challenges


1) How can we help customers make better energy decisions?

Consider:

  • How can we establish trust between utilities and customers?

  • How can we incentivise customers to adopt 3rd party energy management?

  • How can better energy management create tangible value for both customers and utilities?

2) How to entice the next wave of solar? Beyond subsidies and early adopters.

Consider:

  • How can we help underserved segments of the market to take up solar power?

  • How can we improve the current model for solar and make it viable for mass adoption?

  • What are the services that can make solar+storage more attractive to households?

For both challenges, you can choose to look at households or commercial customers.

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03-Jul-2018 Information session: METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds Sydney

                             

When

3 July 2018 5pm-7pm

Facilitator

METS Ignited

Venue

Corinthian Room SMC Conference and Function Centre

Cost

Free with refreshments provided

Description

METS Ignited is holding a free information session on how to access its new round of collaborative project funds.

The project funding is an opportunity for companies to secure matched funding to commercialise innovation that will benefit the Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) and mining sectors. Industry has an opportunity to access $6m in matched funding.

While all projects are welcome, METS Ignited is especially seeking projects focused on automation and robotics.

Session overview:

As the industry Growth Centre for the METS sector, METS Ignited has been working with the mining industry to identify a range of challenges facing our national mining houses.

During the 1 hour (plus networking) information session, METS Ignited will be discussing the emerging future of mining in detail.

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03-Jul-2018 How Successful Entrepreneurs Operate featuring Peter Kelly Newcastle



When

2 July 2018 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Facilitator

University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N)

Venue

The University of Newcastle NeW Space (Room X101) cnr Hunter and Auckland Streets Newcastle

Cost

Free


Description

A recently released large-scale study looking at ALL the new ventures created in the US between 2007 and 2014 found that the top 0.001% performers were founded by entrepreneurs in their mid 40's. Life experience seems to matter in the successful pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunity. In this talk, you will gain insights about how experienced entrepreneurs operate to create value and success.

Speaker:

Dr. Peter Kelly completed his doctorate in entrepreneurship at London Business School and his MBA at University of Notre Dame, USA. He is an award-winning entrepreneurship educator and trainer. He is Professor of Practice, High Growth Entrepreneurship at Aalto and holds visiting Professorships at Trinity College Dublin (School of Business) and Universidad Pontificia Catolica de Chile (School of Design).

Peter is a guest of the University of Newcastle as part of the UON Visiting Entrepreneurs Program supported by the Faculty of Business and Law, the Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) and Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.

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02-Jul-2018 Making the new energy system fair forum Sydney



When

2 July 2018 6pm - 7.30pm

Facilitator

Sydney Environment Institute and Sydney Ideas

Venue

Law School Foyer Sydney Law School Eastern Avenue University of Sydney

Cost

Free


Description

What conceptual framework should we be reaching for in trying to build a renewable energy system that is fair? What are the opportunities that exist for democratising the ownership and control of energy generation in the shift to a new system based on renewables? What might a genuinely ‘progressive energy’ system look like, that takes into account differences in citizens’ ‘capacity to cope’ with extreme weather, and takes into account the double penalty suffered by poorer Australians who tend to live in areas afflicted by more extreme temperatures and must pay a larger proportion of their incomes to cool their homes? How could representation on energy boards be shared around? What might a policy for fair access to green public space look like?

Speakers:

Louise Tarrant, Climate Action Network Australia
Amanda Cahill, Director and Founder, Centre for Social Change and

Godfrey Moase, Assistant General Branch Secretary, National Union of Workers

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