This week in Events, WA Business News previews some of the Conferences and Conventions that are on through the month of  May in Perth.

Compliance and Best Practice Seminar

On Tuesday May 6, Feinauer and Associates are conducting a breakfast seminar entitled Fore-Warned is Fore-Armed – Compliance and Best Practice Procedures, at their offices at Level 3, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

The breakfast seminar is the next instalment in their examination of corporate governance issues and will feature Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, regional director, Sam Di Scerni.

During the seminar Mr De Scerni will be examining the issues of compliance with corporate governance requirements and reviewing some recommended best practice procedures for companies to consider, and immediately following Mr De Scerni’s address there will be a question and answer session.

Entry to the breakfast seminar is free of charge but bookings are essential, to book or for further information phone Feinauer and Associates on 9420 8119 or email

E-Business Workshop

The Small Business Development Corporation in conjunction with Austrade are running a 3 hour workshop entitled Exporting Starts With an ‘E’, on Thursday May 8, at the Small Business Development Corporation Function Room.

The workshop has been designed to fast track local exporters on the road to e-business success and is aimed at small businesses that are seeking an introduction to e-business and its relevance to exporting.

Attendees to the workshop will come away with an understanding of the e-business tools that can be implemented in their export business to enhance or augment their traditional exporting methods. They also will learn how to market their product using e-business, simplify exporting procedures using electronic tools, and find out what export assistance is available.

Tickets for the workshop are available from the Small Business Development Corporation for $50 per person. For further information or to register contact Robyn Binks on 9220 0222 or email

Why the Rich Get Richer with Robert Kiyosaki

On Tuesday May 13, Pow Wow Events are holding a seminar at the Burswood Dome entitled Why The Rich Get Richer, the seminar will feature the world renowned financial educator and author of the international best seller ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Robert Kiyosaki.

During the seminar Mr Kiyosaki will provide an insight into why real estate is a smarter investment than shares or managed funds; what the rich invest in that the poor and middle class do not; how to invest with less risk and higher returns; how to get higher returns and protect your assets; how to start investing with little or no money; why most people’s superannuation puts them at financial risk; and tax laws that favour the rich and how you can legally use the same laws.

Tickets for the seminar are available from Bocs Ticketing for $69 for general admittance or $97 for seating in the purple circle. To book phone 9480 1133 or 1800 193 300.

2nd Annual WA Procurement Summit

The Australian Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management in conjunction with IBC Conferences are conducting the 2nd Annual WA Procurement Summit from Monday May 5 to Tuesday May 6 at the Sheraton Hotel.

The summit has been designed to keep attendees abreast of industry developments and provide a variety of perspectives of key issues in strategic procurement.

Keynote speakers for the summit include Alcoa World Alumina Australia, procurement manager and Australian on-line bid taskforce leader, Clive Nielsen who will speak about the Alcoa experience of e-sourcing implementation; Boeing Australia, national procurement manager, Russell Menere who will talk about evaluating whether to adopt e-procurment; AusIndustry, customer service manager, John Devereux who will discuss Commonwealth Government support for procurement in major projects; and Boral Ltd, procurement manager, Graham Chalker who will speak about increasing the profile of the procurement function.

Tickets for the summit are available from IBC Conferences for $1864.50 for AIPMM members, $2084.50 for non members or you can purchase the conference notes only for $764.50. For further information or to register phone 02 9080 4307 or log on to

Pre-employment Medical Screening Seminar

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA, are running a seminar entitled Dispelling the Myths-Pre-employment Medical Screening, on Thursday May 8, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Function Centre.

The seminar will address the fine line between meeting your duty of care obligations and breaching anti-discrimination laws when hiring new staff and will cover issues such as, when can an employer use pre-employment medical testing; can testing be made compulsory; are pre-employment medicals subject to discrimination laws; can medical assessments be used as a risk assessment tool; when should an employer refer an applicant for testing; and pitfalls of pre-placement examinations.

Tickets for the seminar are available from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for $99 for members or $149 for non members. For further information or to register phone 9365 7500 or log on to

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