This week in Events, WA Business News previews some of the Conferences and Conventions that are on in the first few months of 2003 in Perth.

Perth Basin Showcase

On Wednesday April 30, the Securities Institute are holding a corporate briefing luncheon, entitled Perth Basin Showcase, at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel, from 12pm to 2pm.

The luncheon will examine the exploration and development activity that is currently occurring in what has been described as one of Australia’s most exciting oil and gas basins, the Perth Basin.

Keynote speakers for the luncheon are Hardman Resources Limited, director, Scott Spencer; Voyager Energy Limited, managing director, John Begg; and Arc Energy, managing director, Eric Streitberg. Each speaker will talk about their respective company’s current activities, stake in and future directions in relation to the Perth Basin.

Tickets for the luncheon are available from the Securities Institute for $66 for members, $88 for non members or $528 for a table of eight. For further information phone 9221 1755 or email

International Share Markets Luncheon

On Tuesday April 29, SMF Funds Management are conducting an investment luncheon entitled International Share Markets – Where To From Here, at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel.

The luncheon will address issues such as, is this the worst bear market ever for international equity investors, what does the future look like, and what else can go wrong.

The keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Wellington International Management Company, client services director, Jeff Springer, who will discuss the recent impact of international exposure on investment portfolios, make a case for improving market conditions going forward, discuss some factors which will be influencing markets in the medium to long term and give Wellington International Management Company’s view of the current global outlook.

To register for this luncheon contact Jacqueline Gibson on 9386 9130 or email

Selling Technology to Government Seminar

Austrade are holding a free seminar, entitled Selling Technology to Government on Wednesday April 30, at the offices of the Department of Industry and Resources, Level 10, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, West Perth.

The seminar has been designed for existing exporters and potential new exporters of information and communications technology, and will address areas such as, successfully exporting technology to certain markets, current in market opportunities and case studies of companies who have successfully exported technology.

The seminars will be presented by specialists from Austrade’s ICT network, the specialists for this seminar are Austrade Czech Republic, business development manager, Katerina Mazurova, and Austrade London, research assistant, Alex Moir.

Roundtable discussions will also be held following the seminar, in order to allow attendees to present their technology or ideas to the speakers and receive feedback.

Entry to the seminar is free of charge, but registrations are essential. To register log on to www.austrade/events, or for further information contact Evy Moran on 03 9284 3179.

Basic Counselling Skills Seminar

On Thursday May 1, Centrecare Corporate are running a one day Basic Counselling Skills Seminar at their premises at 456 Hay Street, Perth.

The course is ideal for people in the early stages of entering a counselling role, or who require counselling skills more informally in their work. It has been designed for professionals in any field, to assist them with identifying and engaging client strengths in both their personal and professional lives and managing the challenges associated with a counselling role. 

Areas that will be addressed during the seminar include rapport building, engaging challenging clients into a productive working relationship, developing heightened listening and communication skills, generating clear goals for problem resolution and co-constructing meaningful solutions.

Tickets for the seminar are available from Centrecare Corporate for $155, for further information or to register phone Danielle Smith on 9325 6644.

2003 Pastoral Conference

From Thursday May 1, to Friday May 2, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association are conducting the 2003 44th Annual Pastoral Conference, at the Anzac Hall in Mount Magnet.

The conference will include a Pastoralists and Graziers Association members meeting on Thursday May 1, and the main conference gets under way on Friday May 2, with keynote speakers such as Department of Agriculture, director general, Dr Graeme Robertson; Pastoral Lands Board, chairman, Max Cameron; Pastoralists and Graziers Association, president, Barry Court; and Indigenous Land Council, chairman, Shirley McPherson.

Tickets for the conference are available from the Pastoralists and Graziers Association for $35 for members or $55 for non members. For further information or to register phone the Pastoralists and Graziers Association on 9479 4599 or email

Making the Shift from Managing to Leading

On Wednesday April 30, UWA extension are holding a one day workshop entitled Making the Shift from Managing to Leading – The 21st  Century Managers Guide for Success, at the UWA campus from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

The workshop will examine what managers need to do to move away from managing or maintaining to developing or leading in order to create a workplace that encourages innovation and excellence, and has been designed around the four main topics of, developing yourself and your organisation, developing your team, developing individuals, and developing the operations or service that you and your team provide.

The workshop will have an emphasis on communication and feedback and will use Action Centred Learning, to compare traditional perspectives of management with the requirements of today and explore different leadership styles.

Tickets for the workshop are available from UWA Extension for $245 per person, for further information or to register phone 9380 2433 or log onto

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