This week in Events

This week in Events, WA Business News previews some of the events that are on in Perth in March and April.

AUSFTA Special Briefing

On Tuesday March 30 the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia is conducting a special briefing on the Australia United States Free Trade Agreement, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Function Centre.

The briefing will feature Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade lead negotiator Stephen Deady who will provide attendees with an insight into the AUSFTA negotiation process; explain the rationale behind the final agreement and outline the benefits for Australian businesses.

A question and answer session will follow Mr Deady’s presentation allowing attendees to raise any issues or ask questions they may have regarding the AUSFTA and its likely impacts and benefits.

Registration for the briefing can be made with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia for $35 per person, for further information or to register phone 9365 7550 or log on to     

Contract Mining Conference

IBC Conferences in conjunction with The Australian Journal of Mining is holding the AJM Contract Mining Conference 2004 on Tuesday March 30 and Wednesday March 31, at the Rendezvous Observation City Hotel.

The theme for this years conference is Improving Performance and Capitalising on Australia’s Resources Boom and will cover topics such as what is the future direction for contract mining companies; how do contractors fit into mine owners plans for 2004 and beyond; lowest price versus value for money is there a difference; and partnering, alliances and other contract types, do they really deliver any differences to the traditional contract. 

Keynote speakers at the conference include Henry Walker Elton chief executive officer Bruce James who will discuss the benefits of contract mining and preferred mining services delivery solutions; BHP Billiton vice president operations Tony Lennox, who will speak about the Cannington silver mine in Queensland, one of the longest uninterrupted contractual relationships in the Australian underground mining industry; and Newmont Tanami Operations general manager Leigh Taylor, who will talk about Newmont’s novel alliance contract at the Tanami Operations Callie mine.

Registration for the conference can be made with IBC Conferences for $1754.50 per person, for further information or to register contact Peter Lagios on 02 9080 4300 or email 

Law Office Management Expo

On Friday April 2 The Law Society of Western Australia is holding a free Law Office Management Expo at the Duxton Hotel.

Developed to promote law office management support service solutions, the Expo will also examine the future directions for financial management solutions, document management, case management, IT support and other law office based service solutions.

The Expo will feature exhibits from companies such as Alphawest, Office Information Australia, Minolta Perth, BankWest, E-Law Australia, and Cambridge Media who will showcase the diverse range of products and services available to facilitate efficient office administration and management.

There will also be a series of informative presentations running throughout the day on topics such as practice management on the desktop; document management and control; efficiencies and innovation through information management; and practice management systems.

For further information or to register for the Expo contact Joan McGuren on 9324 8638 or email

Women in Mining

SRK Consulting is conducting a Women in Mining function titled Bubbles ‘n’ Boots on Friday April 2, at the offices of SRK Consulting at 1064 Hay Street, West Perth.

The function will feature presentations from Anglogold corporate human resources manager Leanne Gordon who will speak on the topic women in mining - where are they; Placer Dome Asia Pacific chief geologist Greg Hall who will talk about women in exploration – what a difference they make; and SRK Consulting senior geologist Deborah Lord who’s topic will be women in mining – kid wrangling.

To register or for further information about the function contact Caroline Greedy at SRK Consulting on 9288 2000 or emailing

Smith Family Fundraiser

The Smith Family a not-for-profit- organisation that assists children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds with educational scholarships, is holding a Fashion Parade Fundraiser on Friday April 2 at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

The fashion parade is being styled by Aly May and will feature clothing from the highly coveted Australian fashion label Aurelio Costarella and Australian designer clothing boutique Adam Heath. St Quentin Avenue hairdresser Paul Mc Clurg is donating the creative talents of his hairdressing team, with Vivien’s Model Management providing the models for the evening, who will be wearing Zomp Shoez.

The evening will begin on the lawns of the Freshwater Bay Yacht Club with guests sipping on wines from Evans and Tate, with formalities commencing at 7pm in the Roland Smith Ballroom with a short promotional video about the operations of The Smith Family, followed by the fashion parade.

One lucky attendee will also leave with a $5000 Argyle Diamond after having spent just $20 for a ticket in the fundraising raffle, there will also be several door prizes awarded at the end of the fashion parade.

Tickets for the Fashion Fundraiser can be purchased from The Smith Family for $85 per person with all proceeds from the evening going to The Smith Family. For further information or to register contact Karen on 9485 2999.


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