Events ACEA Breakfast: Association of Consulting Engineers of Australia presents: Are you prepared to risk a WorkSafe investigation or a prosecution? A talk on the legal safety requirements on construction sites. Changes to the regulations place additional responsibilities on designers and contractors to assess onsite risk. As a designer, you are now required to prepare and provide certain clients with reports ensuring that those carrying out construction work can do so without risk to their health or safety. This discussion will cover the regulations dealing with responsibilities of designers and also responsibilities relevant to your clients in the construction industry. The speaker is Jackson McDonald partner, Basil Georgiou, who has extensive experience in the areas of construction law, law relating to projects and infrastructure and general legal services. 7.15-9am, November 14 at the Old Brewery, Perth. Tickets $69 members/$79 non-members. Email or visit Risk Management Institution of Australasia presents: Risk management: delivering business opportunities A host of forums, exhibitions, business briefings and social events are to be featured in this annual conference. Topics covered include climate change and the impact on business and government, human capital and enterprise risk implications, global security and many more. Keynote speakers include: World Economic Forum, Switzerland representative, Gareth Shepherd; and president and director, risk and insurance management society USA, Janice Ochenkowski. The conference is held November 16-19 at the PCEC. Tickets $1,595 members/$2,210 non-members. Call 03 9320 8668, email rmiaconf@im or visit for further details. Australian iron ore conference Hear the latest developments in supply/demand dynamics and global economic outlook, WA’s project expansion and infrastructure access, new pricing mechanisms, foreign direct investment and more. Examine and discuss challenges, gain insights, network and get ahead of the competition. Panel of experts include executive representatives from BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and many more. Held at the Sheraton Hotel on November 24-26. Tickets $1,900. Ph +44 (0)20 7779 8294, email or visit Credit Brunch: Global Recession – Local Solutions. Are you and your business prepared or preparing for a global recession? Are you concerned about the credit crunch, increased competition, increasing costs? Are you going to be affected? Expense Reduction Analysts, one of the world’s leading management consultancies specialising in cost reduction and profit improvement, is pleased to invite you to join a free breakfast seminar and find out how the current global economic crisis might impact your business. From 7.30-9.30am November 25 at the PCEC. Register at Deep Offshore Technology International Conference and Exhibition. The Deep Offshore Technology Conference is the most significant deepwater technology event in the world. This event offers: a unique convocation of the world’s leading executives, managers, and engineers from major and independent E&P companies; visionary reports on the current and future state of technology in this frontier environment and an overview of the geopolitical and economic influences shaping the future of deepwater theaters around the globe. DOT is vital to industry leaders who seek information and emerging technology with which to plan future deepwater operations. December 3-5 at the PCEC with tickets $1,750 for the full conference. Visit for further details. AmCham presents: Creativity in leadership – the art of effective business decision making. John Cleese, one of the most influential comic writers and actors of the past 40 years, presents an extraordinary opportunity with this unique half-day interactive seminar for business. He returns to share insights on creativity and show you how the elements of creativity and leadership in the business world can reap untold dividends, from recruitment, training and retaining employees, to better and more enjoyable customer service and helping businesses innovate and accommodate change. Held 9am-1pm on December 8 at the PCEC, Tickets $995 standard. Ph 08 9325 9540, email or visit November 18 Understanding financial statements: Finsia professional development short course. $682 members/$795 non-members. 9am-5 pm. Contact Kaplan Professional, ph 1300 135 798, email, visit November 19 Analysing financial statements: Finsia professional development short course. $682 members/$795 non-members. 9am-5 pm. Contact Kaplan professional, ph 1300 135 798, email, visit Professional development seminar series with risk management institute of Australia. Leading Australian workers’ compensation and self-insurance specialists will consider the pros and cons of self-insuring in the current financial market. Times vary, individual registration fees apply. Held at the PCEC. Call 03 9320 8668, email rmiaconf@im or visit . Australian institute of company directors twilight networking and members evening at the Audi Centre, Osborne Park, Perth. $44 memebers/$55 non members. 5.15-7 pm. Ph 9320 1700, email, visit November 20-21 Shattering glass ceilings: achieving higher personal leadership for women. Two-day course with leadership expert director Sandi Givens. $2,524.50, at the Holiday Inn City Centre. Ph 02 9080 4050, email, visit November 21 FutureNet: “The best is yet to be” with cricket legend Kim Hughes. Tickets $89, 12.15-2 pm at Fraser’s Restaurant, King’s Park. Ph 9223 1500, email: November 24-25 Corporate Dynamics – winning the hearts and minds of your audience. Day 1: Presentation/Communication & Professional Speaking Program; Day 2: Media Skills. Venue tbc, Kalgoorlie. $880. Ph 9371 8691, email November 26-28 LNG fundamentals: examining technical and commercial components. A comprehensive three-day course designed for newcomers to LNG examining fundamental technical and economic factors behind the development of natural gas reserves through an integrated LNG project. $3,954.50 at the Mercure Hotel, 10 Irwin Street, Perth. Ph 02 9080 4050, email, visit November 27 AICD Event: lunch with Richard Goyder, managing director, Wesfarmers, at the Hyatt Regency. Tickets $99 members/$110 non-members. Ph 9320 1700, email, visit November 28 WA Sustainable Energy Association presents a business breakfast with Jim Smitham, deputy director CSIRO energy transformed flagship. From 7:30am at the Perth Concert Hall. Tickets $45 WA SEA members, $67.50 non-members. Contact Graham, or visit for details. November 29 The Paspaley Polo in the City series returns this summer, promising Australians another taste of the glamour and excitement that accompanies the modern game of polo. At Langley Park. Ph 9319 1756, email or visit December 3 AICD Event: Risk, Restructure and Reward at the Lavan Legal boardroom, The Quadrant, Perth. Speakers: Dean Hely, Lavan Legal; Gary Doran, Deloitte; John Saleeba, Repcol Ltd; and Aaron Constantine, Patersons Securities Ltd. Tickets $77 members/$88 non-members. Ph 9320 1700, email, visit December 5-7 Wheatbelt Cultural Festival, Northam, with events including Wheatbelt native speakers and artists like prize winning historian/author Tony Hughes-d’Aeth and artist and founding member of PICA, Brian McKay. The festival will act as a forum for discussion and promote the region as a place for future artistic and cultural collaborations. Ph 9355 1455. December 17 AICD Event: To Mars and the Moon – Space Race 2020. Speaker: Brent McInnes, chief research scientist, CSIRO Exploration & Mining at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Crawley. Tickets $77 members/$88 non-members. Ph 9320 1700, email, visit For an extensive list of future events, please go to

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