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Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Retail Traders Association of WA present: Business Warfare for small and medium business. Business, like warfare, is dynamic and challenging. Sustainable success requires discipline, creative planning, attainable goals, effective strategies and malleable tactics. The Business Warfare workshop, presented by international marketing expert Barry Urquhart, gives you immediate and practical insights in how to deploy effective business manoeuvres. Gain insights on the deployment of the defensive, offensive, flanking and guerrilla business strategies. The workshop also covers strategies to avoid price discounting, counter aggressive competitive strategies and price resistance. Held 8.30am-5.30pm on October 29 at the City West function centre. Tickets $440 members/$495 non-members. Ph 9365 7500, email, visit Goldfields Mining Exhibition – WA’s meeting place for the mining industry. The conference provides opportunities for suppliers to meet both the key buyers and the end users: the people that actually use their products and services every day. The feedback from exhibitors is that this aspect of GME is their most effective tool for future planning and for ensuring client satisfaction in their products and services. Following a historic agreement with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, GME is now part of the Reed Exhibitions portfolio of premier mining exhibitions. Held October 28-30 in Kalgoorlie, GME is a trade show with free entry to all in the mining, engineering and construction industries. All visitors must register to attend. Register online at Events Fly in, Fly out and the case for more social infrastructure in the Pilbara. Flying workers in and out of regional centres has been the resource industry’s way of providing a large part of its workforce – but what is the impact on employees? And to what extent is FIFO a reflection of a failure of government and/or business to make important regional centres like Karratha more attractive to live? What is the plan for Karratha and Port Hedland? Keynote speaker is Fortescue Metals Group CEO Andrew Forrest. Could more social regional infrastructure be the answer to many of the woes of indigenous Australians in the Pilbara? The half-day forum on November 6, 9.30am-2pm, will aim to answer these and other questions. Tickets $264 members, $352 guests for the full program, held at the Parmelia Hilton. Contact Sharon Braun on 03 9652 8409, email or visit Introductory finance for resource professionals. Two-day beginner level master class held over November 11-12 in the fundamentals of finance, accounting and project investment analysis in the mining and energy sectors. Technical managers and professionals who wish to succeed in the resources industry are required to develop skills beyond their core functional knowledge. This course has been specifically developed for resource professionals from non-financial backgrounds. If you are required in your line of work to manage assets, analyse investment proposals, justify or approve expenditure, then attending this masterclass will equip you with the useful tools and essential skills. Tickets $1,870 individual registration or $1,650 pp for groups. Call 1300 738 184, email or visit 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 AmCham presents: Creativity in leadership – the art of effective business decision making. One of the most influential comic writers and actors of the past 40 years, John Cleese, 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, to helping businesses innovate and accommodate change. Held 9am-1pm on December 8 at the PCEC, Tickets $895 (early bird until 30/10) or $995 standard. Ph 08 9325 9540, email or visit

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