Events Diary

Visiting WA; Dave Snowden, founder and chief scientific officer, Cognitive Edge, UK, to speak at ‘Global Convergence: Answers to Management and Compliance’ on May 1. Mr Snowden is a leading keynote speaker at major conferences around the world and is known for his iconoclastic style, pragmatic cynicism and extensive use of stories to communicate what would otherwise be difficult concepts. For more information please contact Jo Hutchinson on 0438 965 443. Melbourne-based Deloitte Digital CEO, Peter Williams, will present a seminar, ‘Welcome to the Age of Online Marketing!’ on May 7. Mr Williams was until recently CEO of emerging technology firm Eclipse, and founded Deloitte’s e-business consulting group in Australia in 1996. The event will be held at Deloitte Perth from 12.30-2.00 pm on May 7. For more information, please phone Sarah on (02) 9411 2599 Events; CPA Week CPA Australia is holding CPA Week from 20-23 May 2008 at Burswood Entertainment complex. Speakers include: Saul Eslake, chief economist, ANZ Bank; Noel Whittaker, managing director, Whittaker McNaught Pty Ltd; Kim Beazley, former opposition leader; Cameron Schwab, Fremantle Dockers CEO; Dixie Marshall, National Nine News journalist; Rob Redenbach, former bodyguard to Nelson Mandela; Paul Bitdorf, managing director, Australian Property Alliance; Nicky Cusworth, director economic policy, WA Department Treasury and Finance; Ruth Shean, commissioner, Public Sector Standards WA; and Ian Langdon, chairman, Dairy Farmers Group. The event allows members to claim up to 33.5 CPD hours. For more information, please phone 1300 857 705 or visit Young Professionals Business Breakfast: The Road to Beijing CPA Australian is holding a business breakfast featuring 50m freestyle world record holder and Olympic gold medal favourite, Eamon Sullivan. Mr Sullivan and his coach, Grant Stoelwinder, will be interviewed by ABC Radio presenter and Media consultant, James Lush, at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. Tickets are $35 members and $50 non-members. For further details contact Erin Hasleby on 9481 5944, or email Innovation Business Development Mission to Israel Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Industry and Resources WA is holding a mission will to be co-led by WA government chief scientist, Lyn Beazley, and Curtin University vice-chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket. The trip will run from May 23 to 29. For more information, please contact Carol Wallbank on 0408 201 610 or au, or view Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award Celebrate WA, with the support of the state government, is holding the 2008 Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award on Foundation Day, June 1. The nine Citizen of the Year awards, the Sir Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award, and the Bendat Family Foundation Perpetual Youth Scholarship will be announced and presented by WA Governor Dr Ken Michael at a gala presentation dinner in the grand ballroom at Burswood Entertainment Complex on Sunday June 1 2008. Tickets are $150 per person all inclusive and can be purchased from Celebrate WA. For more information, please phone 9481 8066 or visit the website, www.celebratewa. Eighth Energy in Western Australia Conference 2008 The WA government, through the Office of Energy and the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE), is holding one of the premier conferences in the industry, The Energy in Western Australia Conference, with the theme, ‘Securing Our Energy Future’. Energy Minister Francis Logan will give a keynote address on the first day. The event will take place on August 13 and 14 at the Sheraton Perth Hotel. For registration and information, please phone Jenny Dyer on, 0408 905 099 or email GMA Dinner: Woolworth’s Business Guru The Graduate Management Association of UWA is holding its annual black tie dinner and dance at 6.30pm on May 17 at Fraser’s Restaurant in Kings Park. The guest speaker is Roger Corbett, former CEO and managing director of Woolworth’s Limited. Mr Corbett was responsible for the development and implementation of some of the country’s most successful new business acquisitions and strategic alliances, including the introduction of its Caltex Woolworths branded petrol operations. Tickets are $180 each. For registration and information, please visit or contact UWA Business School on 6488 3980.

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