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This week in Events, WA Business News previews some of the functions that are on in May and June in Perth.

WorkSafe Forum 2003

The Department of Consumer and Employment Protection in conjunction with the Department of Industry and Resources, WorkSafe Western Australia Commission and Workcover Western Australia is holding WorkSafe Forum 2003, on Friday May 30, at The Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The forum has been designed for safety and health representatives, managers and supervisors and is an opportunity for attendees to receive the latest information on health and safety issues, and discuss strategies and the challenges that will be faced in the future.

Keynote speakers at the forum include: Minister for Consumer and Employment Protection, the Honourable John Kobelke MLA; WorkSafe Western Australia Commission, chair, Tony Cooke; Unions WA, secretary, Stephanie Mayman; and WorkSafe Western Australia Commission, executive director, Nina Lyhne.

The seminar will also feature safety and health representatives and safety managers from the Kellogg Joint Venture, Mitchell Logistics, St John of God Health Care – Murdoch Hospital and West Australian Newspaper Ltd, who will present their views on valuing the role of the safety representative.

Tickets for the forum are available from Impact Communications for $66 per person. For further information or to register phone Impact Communications on 9227 0233 or email info@impcom.com.au.

Renewable Energy Seminar

On Wednesday June 4, the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association is holding a seminar entitled Mineral Visions and Energy Realities: Lessons for the Renewable Energy Industry, at the Piney Lakes Environmental Centre, Booragoon.

The seminar has been designed to provide an insight into the vision and strategic planning process undertaken to develop the Mineral and Petroleum Industries as they are today.  It will highlight to sustainable energy industry players that with patience and dedication an industry vision can become a reality.

Keynote speaker for the seminar will be Department of Industry and Resources, general manager strategic planning, Jim Kendal who will speak about the history of the development of the North West Shelf Gas project and will also highlight future challenges. Mr Kendal will also discuss the social, environmental and economic environment in which the project evolved and identify the major stakeholders who were involved.

Tickets for the Seminar are available from the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association for $5 for members or $10 for non-members. For further information or to register phone Johanna Gastevich on 9328 8411 or email johanna@wasea.com.au.

Organisational Intelligence Seminar

The Australian Institute of Management is conducting a seminar entitled Organisational Intelligence: The Power of Minds at Work, on Friday June 6, at the Burswood International Resort.

The seminar has been designed for managers of all levels and will examine key topics such as, the case for smart organisations, learned incapacity, organisational intelligence, strategic vision – seeing through the fog, appetite for change – how organisations avoid their futures and getting serious about facing the challenge.

The facilitator for the seminar will be internationally acclaimed author Dr Karl Albrecht, who will support his key topics by presenting a rich vein of case points with examples of organisational intelligence and collective stupidity. Dr Albrecht will also explain why leveraging the strength of organisational intelligence is increasingly becoming the critical difference between smart and dumb companies, winners and losers.

Tickets for the seminar are available from the Australian Institute of Management for $396 for professional members, $451 for corporate members or $517 for non-members. For further information or to register log on to www.aimwa.com.au/events.

Taiwanese Trade Opportunities Seminar

On Wednesday June 4, the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Western Australia, are running a seminar entitled Trade Opportunities of Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Products in Taiwan, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The seminar will be a tremendous opportunity for Western Australian businesses involved in the agricultural and food products industries, to learn more about the potential opportunities that have come to light in Taiwan’s agricultural and food products markets since its accession into the WTO.

Keynote speakers for the seminar include Department of Agriculture, principal research scientist and Food Focus Taiwan, project manager, Dr Soon Chye Tan, who will speak about developing stronger relationships between the agricultural, fisheries and food sector in Taiwan and Western Australia; Far East Trade Services, Sydney Branch Office, director, Ping Ling, who will discuss developments and opportunities in Taiwan’s food-technology industry; and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Canberra, economic counsellor, Shi Chu, who will talk about the newest developments in the market of imported food in Taiwan since accession into the WTO.

Tickets for the seminar are available from the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Western Australia for $59 per person. For further information or to register phone Jeffrey Cha on 9325 2355 or email info@taiwanesechamberwa.com.au.

Sir James McCusker Memorial Address and Luncheon

On Tuesday June 3, the Property Education Foundation is conducting the 2003 Sir James McCusker Memorial Address and Luncheon, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The Keynote speaker for the address is Macquarie Bank Limited, executive director and group head and chief executive of the Banking and Property Group, Bill Moss. The Sir James McCusker Memorial Address is held in honour of the late Sir James McCusker, who made an outstanding contribution to the finance and property industry in WA and was the inaugural Chairman of Trustees of the Foundation.

Tickets to the luncheon address are available from the Property Education Foundation for $85 per person or $800 for a table of ten. For further information or to register contact Jody Parry via email at jgparry@iprimus.com.au or phone 9474 9779.

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