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Finsia Residential Property Outlook The strength of Australia’s economy has been highlighted in recent years by its ability to withstand a number of internal and external events, including a major drought, a housing boom and the Asian financial and economic crises. How will its flexibility and resilience be tested by the current global financial crisis? The outlook for residential property in the coming year will be explored by a panel of experts including Real Estate Institute of Western Australia president and Druitt First National principal, Rob Druitt (above left), who started his real estate career in the depths of the “recession we had to have” in 1990. Other speakers are ANZ deputy chief economist Tony Pearson (centre), co-author of a book on International Financial Markets and experienced speaker on economic issues internationally, and national research director, RP Data, Tim Lawless (right). Moderated by former editor of The West Australian, broadcaster, journalist, speaker and facilitator, Paul Murray. Tickets at $95 members/$110 non members, 7-9.15am at the PCEC on January 21 2009, phone 9223 8900, email cpd.wa@finsia.com.au or visit www.finsia.com. Petroleum Technical and Commercial Presentations Two-day course examining technical and commercial aspects of the petroleum business offered to non-technical executives and newcomers to the industry. The course will examine the aspects through all major stages in the life of an oil or gas field. The director is drilling engineer, petrophysicist and senior petroleum engineer Keith Davison. He aims to clarify the critical roles of the many different disciplines to stakeholders involved in upstream projects, including those in ‘regulatory entities’, such as bankers, lawyers, accountants and company employees. The course comes to Perth on February 11-12 2009, held at the Mercure Hotel, Perth. Total cost of the seminar is $2,744.50 per individual, with discounts for four available. Ph 02 9080 4050, email edinfo@iir.com.au or visit www.iired.com.au for further information. RIU Explorers Conference The conference will offer all the latest details about new floats, new finds and new mines in the resources sector. Giving presentations are mineral exploration companies and emerging new miners, including Fox Resources and Jabiru Metals. Early bird registration for the conference in $990. To be held February 17-18 2009 at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. Call 9388 2222, email info@verticalevents.com.au or visit www.verticalevents.com.au. Breakfast with Kunal Basu The University Club and Business School will welcome its Stan and Jean Perron visiting fellow, Kunal Basu, as the guest speaker for the first Breakfast by the Bay for 2009. The presentation will review the state of the art of corporate social responsibility – its successes and failures, and offer an organisationally grounded approach towards connecting business with society. Dr Basu is a reader in marketing at the Said Business School and Templeton College, Oxford University. He has published extensively in areas of branding strategy, brand loyalty, international marketing, consumer behaviour and advertising and is the author of The Opium Clerk (2001), The Minimalist (2003) and Racists (2006). Event held 7-9am at the banquet hall, UWA, on February 25 2009. Tickets $39 members/$49 guests or table of 10 $390. Price includes a sit down two-course breakfast. ACBC annual dinner The Australia China Business Council holds its Chinese New Year dinner event every year around January/February, usually during the week before Chinese New Year day. This event has been very well patronised by both members and non-members alike and over the years the society has been fortunate to have many well-known and influential keynote speakers. For the 2008 Chinese New Year dinner, the keynote speakers are: CEO of CITIC Pacific Mining Barry Fitzgerald and executive chairman of Yilgarn Infrastructure John Saunders. The dinner will be held February 4 2009 at the Astral Ballroom, Burswood. Visit www.acbc.com.au for further details. Australian Masters Marketing Summit The upcoming Australian Masters marketing summit will feature industry leading thinkers, innovators and practitioners from Australia, Asia the US and UK discussing the latest trends for real marketing and branding solutions designed for local level activation. Focusing on the current and relevant topics associated with branding, sponsorship and promotional marketing techniques and practices. AMMS09 will offer a host of new ideas, solutions, strategies, mindsets and networking contacts. To be held on March 17-18 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel, Perth, tickets $1700. Phone 9288 1833, email info@amms09.com.au or visit ww.amms09.com.au for more details.

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