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, 10am-5pm at the PCEC. Ph 03 9261 4500, email or visit Society of Petroleum Engineers 2008 APOGCE conference. Gas now: deliver on expectations In Australia, more than 10 potential LNG projects are striving to commercialise remote gas resources, in an industry enjoying higher commodity prices, bigger LNG ships, and maturation of deepwater subsea development techniques while balancing higher costs and increased competition for the best people and technical resources. The ideas presented here by leading engineers and technical professionals will also greatly assist governments in tackling the challenges presented by climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions. To complete the conference, a number of social events have been arranged, including an icebreaker, a conference dinner, and a golf tournament. Full conference ticket from $1,165. October 20-22 at the Burswood complex. 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. October 22-24, tickets range $75 individual events. $1,100 conference pass non-members. At the Quay West Resort, Bunker Bay. Contact Julianne Olson: ph 9321 1101, mob 0416 201 272, email The art of successful networking: building mutually beneficial relationships. Your ability to create solid business relationships and friendships is fundamental to your success at work and in life. The half-day interactive workshop with Australia?s foremost authority in business networking and GO Networking managing director Ron Gibson will teach you the skills of forming those connections how to increase revenue, repeat business and your customer base. $275 incl GST standard ticket. From 1?6pm, October 23, Technology Park function centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley. Ph Leith Finnie at apics WA 9321 7899, email or visit Introductor finance for resource professionals. Two-day beginner level master class held over November 11-12 in the fundamentals of finance, accounting and project investment analysisÿin the mining and energy sectors. Technical managers and professionals who wish to succeed in the resources industry are required to develop skills beyond their core functional knowledge. This course has been specifically developed for resource professionals from non-financial backgrounds. If you are required in your line of work to manage assets, analyse investment proposals, justify or approve expenditure, then attending this masterclass will equip you with theÿusefulÿtools and essential skills. Tickets $1,870 individual registration or $1,650 pp for groups. Call 1300 738 184, emailÿor visitÿ October 14 Supervision skills for new managers: Finsia professional development short course. $682 members/$795 non-members. 9am-5 pm. Contact Kaplan professional, ph 1300 135 798, email, visit ?The psychology of quality of life?. In a free lecture, Joseph Sirgy will describe how people tend to enhance their own feelings of life satisfaction and overall happiness by using psychological strategies. RSVP to Kylie Weston 6488 5825, email October 15 United Way WA: Philanthropist of the Year. Western Australia?s political, business and community leaders come together to recognise the significant contribution made by Janet Holmes … Court to the local community. The evening includes a presentation of the award to Mrs Holmes … Court by WA Governor Ken Michael. $250 per person, from 7pm at Friends Restaurant, Hyatt Centre, Perth. Ph 08 9228 1011. CCI Corporate Business Luncheon and official launch of Women in the Workforce policy paper. Featuring WA?s only plastic surgeon, Fiona Wood. The Women in the Workforce discussion paper examines trends in the female labour force and sets out key initiatives to encourage more women into the workforce. $99 members/$121 non-members, 12? 2pm at the Parmelia Hilton. Ph 9365 7500, visit Local Chambers annual members dinner with guest speaker, UWA head of the school of management Tony Travaglione. A relaxed evening to celebrate the achievements of the past year. $60, 6-10.30 pm at the Royal Perth Golf Club, South Perth. Ph 9472 9303, email, visit October 16 Risk management, compliance planning and ethics in financial services: Finsia professional development short course. $682 members/$795 non-members. 9am-1 pm. Contact Kaplan professional, ph 1300 135 798, email, visit Public policy forum with Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi. City horizons: after being dismissed as isolated or simply, Perth is maturing and being recognised for its rapid development, resources, wealth and creativity. What next? $70 for general ticket. 7.30-9 am at the Hyatt Regency. Ph Anne Neary 9266 1111, email WA Mining grad connect: a practical and engaging way for your organisation to reach undergraduate mining students (disciplines: geophysical and geotechnical engineers, mining engineers and metallurgy and mineral process engineers) before they enter the labour market. Half a table of four for $700, from 6.30 pm at the Novotel Langley Ballroom, Adelaide terrace, Perth. Ph 9244 4621, email, visit CCI: Weathering recent global storms. Corporate business breakfast with guest speaker Geoff Raby, Australian Ambassador to China. $66 members/$77 non members, 7.15-9am at the at the CCI Function Centre, Level 4, 180 Hay Street, East Perth. Ph 9365 7500, visit October 17 FutureNet Breakfast. It?s not what you know but who you know: developing relationships to take you into the future. Be challenged to think about client relationship management in a different way. With founder of The Pod consultancy, Shirley Anne Fortina. $49, 7-9 am Frasers Kings Park. Ph 9223 1500, email Australian Direct Marketing Association: local, national and international speakers to address ?how insights drive direct marketing?. Workshop at 8am followed by luncheon. At the UWA club. Ph 9459 8465, email October 17-19 Designbuild Perth and Perth plumbing show exhibition. With over 120 exhibitors, this expo showcases products from frames and structures, windows/glass and doors, kitchens and bathrooms, heating and cooling, concrete, plumbing and more. Ph 03 9261 4500, email: or visit October 20 IBC: Property development and export opportunities in Malaysia?s new metropolitan mega-hub, Iskandar Malaysia. Iskandar, on the southern peninsula of Malaysia is set to be transformed into a premier economic growth area by 2025 ? this is your chance to engage in the project. 2.45pm for 3pm start, Level 9, Mineral House, 100 Plain St, East Perth. Ph 9321 1101, mob 0416 201 272, email For an extensive list of future events, please go to

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