Visiting WA: Dave Snowden, founder and chief scientific officer, Cognitive Edge, UK, to speak at Global Convergence: Answers to Management and Compliance on May 1. Mr Snowden is a leading keynote speaker at major conferences around the world and is known for his iconoclastic style, pragmatic cynicism and extensive use of stories to communicate what would otherwise be difficult concepts. For more information please contact Jo Hutchinson on 0438 965 443. Events: Success & Leadership Series Introduces: Kerry Stokes WA Business News events is proud to present the opportunity to hear Kerry Stokes speak out. This breakfast will be the biggest yet held by WA Business News and a once-off opportunity to hear one of Australia’s prominent media moguls and business figures break the silence on his challenge to the board of West Australian Newspaper Holdings Ltd. The event will be held at Bellevue Ballroom, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on April 2 from 7am to 9am. Registration costs $880 for a table of 10. For registration or more information, please phone Lisa Cuttone-Santoro on 9288 2120 or email lisa@ wabusinessnews.com.au; The Global Credit Crunch: Is the WA economy immune from contagion? The Australian British Chamber of Commerce WA is holding a seminar with Alan Langford, chief economist, HBDS and John Nicolaou, chief economist, CCIWA to consider the effect of the global economic climate on WA’s economy. The event will be held at CCIWA from 6.00-7.30pm on April 3. Registration costs $55 for nonmembers or $45 for members. For registration and information, please phone 0429 001 995; Corporate Luncheon: Coaches’ Corner Western Warriors’ Tom Moody, Western Force’s John Mitchell and Western Fury’s Stephen Philippe will join ABC commentator Glenn Mitchell at the Coaches’ Corner Luncheon, to be held at the Novotel Langley in Perth on Friday April 4. Table and individual tickets are available at $120 each or $1,100 for a table of 10. For registration and information, please call Karen Wong on (08) 9325 7699; The Outlook of Australian shares The Italian Club Business Forum is holding a networking opportunity promoting fellowship within the local business community. Speakers include: John Poynton - chairman, Azure Capital Tim Lyons - director, Macquarie Private Wealth Alan Langford - chief economist, HBOS The event will be held on April 4 at 12.00 noon at the WA Italian Club and includes four-course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks. Registration costs $85 per person. For registration or more information, please phone Morena on 9328 4104; Bull & Bear Gala Ball: ‘The Best of Broadway’ The finance industry of WA is holding the annual Bull & Bear Gala Ball. For the first time, this event is a combined presentation by CPA Australia, the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and Finsia. Around 800 guests from all spheres of the finance sector will come together to mingle and enjoy the event’s Broadway theme featuring a dramatic backdrop showcasing the classical images, characters and entertainment of timeless Broadway. The black-tie event will be held on Saturday April 5 2008 from 6pm at the Bellevue Ballroom. Registration costs $200 per person. For more information contact Jillian Doncon at Finsia on (08) 9223 8901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Construction & Mining Expo 2008 Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd is holding a Construction & Mining Expo. CME 2008 claims to be most comprehensive, professional trade exhibition for the construction, mining and allied industries ever seen in Western Australia. CME is only staged every two years, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend and be part of your industry event. The event will be held at McCallum Park from Friday April 4 to Sunday April 6 from 9am to 5pm daily. Entry is $10. For more information please visit the website, http://www.cme2008.com.au; Innovation Business Development Mission to Israel Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Industry and Resources WA is holding a mission to be co-led by Lyn Beazley, WA government chief scientist, and Professor Jeanette Hacket, vicechancellor of Curtin University. The trip will run from May 23 – 29, 2008. For more information, please contact Carol Wallbank on 0408 201 610 or email@example.com, or view http://www. aicc.org.au/event_list.cfm?region=WA.