Diary and Events

Visiting WA; Business Chicks WA Launch National women’s business group, Business Chicks, is to hold a WA launch entitled the Business Chicks Breakfast at 7am on Thursday June 26 at Sheraton Perth Hotel. 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year and founding CEO of RedBalloon Days, Naomi Simpson, is to attend as a guest speaker. For more information, please phone Barbora Vlckova on 0411 561 280 or email AIIA and Women in Technology are to hold a luncheon entitled ‘Experiences as a successful business woman in the ICT industry’ on July 2 at Fraser’s Resraurant. Tracey Fellows, managing director of Microsoft Australia and NZ, is to attend as a guest speaker to discuss the many challenges she has faced in her 20 years in the ICT industry. Registration costs $110 with member discounts available. For more information please phone 0421 969 126. John Howard Tribute Dinner The Liberal Party of Western Australia is to hold a tribute dinner for John Howard on July 8 at the Hyatt Grand Ballroom. The dinner will celebrate Mr Howard’s leadership and contribution to the Liberal Party over the past 34 years. It is also a networking event for Liberal Party members. For information and registration contact Toni James on 08 6436 3300 or Robin Sharma, organisational and leadership coach and best selling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Greatness Guide, to present his full day leadership workshop, ‘Lead Without Title, Get To World Class’ in Perth on Tuesday July 22. The workshop is to take place at Burswood Convention Centre from 9am until 5pm. Tickets are $695 before May 22 and $79 thereafter. For information and registration, please phone 1300 306 384 or visit Events; Where Judges Fear to Tread UWA and Institute of Public Affairs Australia are to hold a breakfast and half-day seminar entitled ‘Improving corporate governance in the private sector: where judges fear to tread’ on June 24. Chief Justice Wayne Martin, who was chairman of the Law Reform Commission when it reviewed the criminal and civil justice system in WA, will provide a brief history of the role of the judiciary in reviewing administrative decisions and will examine the recent establishment of offices that monitor government conduct. Other presenters at the seminar include: director of the WA Centre for Capital Markets Research at UWA Business School, Raymond da Silva Rosa; Auditor General and chair of the Integrity Coordination Group, Colin Murphy; and global practice leader of Gerald Daniels Consulting, Alison Gaines. Information about the seminar can be obtained from the IPAA on 9221 1177 or via email; or alternatively, from UWA Business School on 6488 2941 or via email The World’s Most Admired Companies The American Chamber of Commerce Australia is to hold ‘The World’s Most Admired Companies’ on June 24 at the WA Club from 12-2pm. Annually for the past 11 years, Hay Group has partnered with Fortune Magazine to identify and research the world’s most admired companies in order to study corporate reputations. This event will highlight the 2008 all stars, those organisations who are most admired and also industry leaders across key industries including food and drug, oil, mining and entertainment. Registration costs $115, with member discounts available. For more information, please contact AMC on 08 9325 9540, or visit Perth’s Changing Face: Its Planning, Its Population, Its People CEDA is to hold ‘Perth’s Changing Face: Its Planning, Its Population, Its People’ on June 27 at Sheraton Hotel Perth to discuss the following topics: ‘What will Perth look like in 20 years – its places, its faces?’, ‘Are we ready for what lies ahead?’, ‘Has Perth already found its ‘equilibrium?’, and ‘How are we going to meet the planning, population and skilled labour demands of a city on the move?’.Key speakers include: Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Evans; Monash University’s Bob Birell; UWA professor Richard Weller; CCIWA CEO James Pearson; and ABS WA director Micheal Tindall. Registration costs $264. Eighth Energy in Western Australia Conference The WA government, through the Office of Energy and the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE), is holding one of the premier conferences in the industry, The Energy in Western Australia Conference, with the theme, ‘Securing Our Energy Future’. Energy Minister Francis Logan will give a keynote address on the first day. The event will take place on August 13 and 14 at the Sheraton Perth Hotel. For registration and information, please phone Jenny Dyer on, 0408 905 099 or email

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