Finsia presents The Great Debate: WA in 2020 – Future secured or missed opportunity? An unprecedented flow of resource riches have helped the WA government achieve record budget surpluses in recent years. The result comes as economists warn that poor decisions made when it comes to spending the resources bounty could have drastic economic consequences. Is WA’s economic and social future secured or have we already missed the opportunity? Panelists include Murdoch University chancellor Terry Budge, former WA premier Richard Court and Azure Capital executive chairman and non executive director of Burswood, John Poynton. Moderated by WA Business News editor at large, Mark Pownall. Tickets $65 members/$85 non members or $650 for corporate tables at 10. To be held from 7-9.30 am on October 16 at the PCEC. For enquiries phone 9223 8900, email or visit Green Building Seminar with Designbuild Perth. 11 ways to turn green to your advantage. Increase your knowledge of the latest sustainable technology, learn how to use Green Star rating tools in your next design and join the green revolution to maximise business opportunities. The latest on sustainable development is presented by industry leaders, including Nadja Kampfhenkel (Green Building Council), Peter Monks (City of Perth) and Phil Hues (Connell Wagner). Green building seminars are to be accompanied by exhibitions with industry innovators. Tickets $33 for each session. Held October 17-19 from 10am-5 pm at the PCEC. Ph 03 9261 4500, email or visit Futureproof: changing development paradigms. Urban development institute of Australia state conference. What will our urban development look like in 2028? What will be the forces driving planning and design? The conference considers the increasing array of often competing pressures such as obesity and health, changing technology, climate change, affordability, waste energy and the evolving needs of the individual and reflects on the impact that they may have on development outcomes. Future strategies are explored through high caliber speakers with their eyes on the future and diverse panel sessions. Featuring sustainability experts of former executive director for the Australian commission for the future, strategist Peter Ellyard and Curtin University professor of sustainability, Peter Newman. Tickets range $75 individual events. $1,100 conference pass non members. October 22-24 at the Quay West Resort, Bunker Bay. Contact Julianne Olson: ph 9451 9449, mob 0413 437 708, email

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