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This week in Events

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

Trade Documentation Workshop

On Friday April 2, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia is running a workshop titled International Trade Documentation, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Centre for Learning.

The workshop has been designed to provide an understanding of the administrative requirements of exporting and importing and will explore in-depth the documentation necessary for conducting a smooth and successful export/import transaction.

Topics that will be covered during the workshop include an introduction to exporting and importing; international sales contracts; incoterms; documents used in negotiating a sale; documents used in effecting the transaction; other documentation such as ATA Carnets; and computer generated documentation.

Registration for the workshop can be made with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for $154 for members or $242 for non-members. For further information or to register phone 9365 7500 or log on to www.cciwa.com.

ICT Use in Government

On Friday April 2 the National Office for the Information Economy in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA) is conducting a free half day seminar titled Harnessing Opportunities – Innovative Uses of ICT in Government, in the Alexander Library Theatre.

The seminar has been designed to present an update of key Federal and WA State Government initiatives designed to support the transformation of government services, including the consolidation of government, and will feature an overview of key policies and case studies from both Federal and WA State Government Departments.

Keynote speakers at the seminar include National Office for the Information Economy better practice and communication manager Paula Williams; Institute of Public Administration WA division president Dr Wally Cox; Department of Premier and Cabinet Office of E-Government acting executive director Jo Bryson; and National Office for the Information Economy online policy business environment manager Lindsay Barton.

Registration for the event is free of charge but bookings are essential as seats are limited and can be made by contacting Alison White on 02 6271 1428 or email alison.white@noie.gov.au.

Investment Workshop

On Saturday April 3 UWA Extension is running a workshop titled Introduction to Stocks and Shares in Seminar Room 3, Clifton Street Building at the University of Western Australia campus.

The workshop will provide attendees with a practical background to Australian investment markets and will include the role of the ASX and industry regulators. Topics that will be covered during the workshop include the features of listed securities; fundamental company analysis; risk management techniques; and the foundations of an appropriate investment strategy.

Registration for the workshop can be made with UWA Extension for $145 per person, for further information or to register phone 6488 2433 or log on to www.extension.uwa.edu.au.

Doing Business with Africa

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia is holding a luncheon briefing on Monday April 5, titled Doing Business with Africa at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Function Centre.

With Africa currently undergoing a period of rapid and ongoing social, economic and commercial change, this special briefing will appeal to anyone who is interested in taking advantage of the increasing opportunities arising for Australian businesses within this resources rich continent.

The briefing will feature University of Stellenbosch Institute of Futures Research director Professor Andre Roux, who will provide a detailed overview of the future challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa as well as an outline of the political, economic and social outlook for South Africa and the African continent.

Registration for the briefing can be made with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia for $66 for members or $99 for non-members. For further information or to register phone 9365 7500 or log on to www.cciwa.com.

AHRI Networking Night

On Monday April 5 the Australian Human Resources Institute is running an informal networking function titled Making Connections – People2People, at the Celtic Club in West Perth from 5pm to 7pm.

The function will focus on the importance of learning and development to the practice of Human Resources and has been designed so attendees can expand their learning and development network while strengthening their professional contacts across both Human Resources and Learning and Development practices.

Attendees will have the chance to discuss the most important issues that they are facing with others who are taking on similar challenges and there will also be the opportunity for them to put forward ideas and suggestions about where Learning and Development practitioners should be focusing their energy in organisations and the community.

Registration for the function can be made with the Australian Human Resources Institute for $33 for members, $38.50 for non-members or $22 for AHRI student members. For further information or to register phone 03 9918 9200 or log on to www.ahri.com.au.

Brand Building Workshop

On Wednesday April 7 8M Media and Communications is conducting a half day workshop titled The Brand is You! How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand at The WA Club.

The workshop has been designed to provide participants with practical tips, tools and techniques on how to fast track their career, improve their communication skills, and increase their reputation, visibility and personal network by applying the concepts of branding to their own personal career and life.

Topics that will be covered during the workshop include the secrets of successful brands; how brands build customer loyalty; the 7 secrets of applying branding to yourself; how to build your personal brand, image and reputation; and creating a workable personal branding plan for you or your business.

Registration for the workshop can be made with 8M Media and Communications for $345 per person, which includes a comprehensive workbook and a 90 day service offering free mentoring, coaching and feed back. For further information or to register phone 9388 6888 or log on to www.8mmedia.com.

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