Visiting WA Former coach of the Essendon Football Club, Kevin Sheedy, to speak at the HIA event, An Audience with Kevin Sheedy, where he will discuss “Positive and Lateral Thinking” and “Thinking and working outside the square: for the company and your own personal pride”. The event will be held at Burswood Entertainment Complex on March 11 from 12pm-3pm. More information, Pia Colreavy 9492 9200 or p.colreavy@hia. com.au. Jennifer Elliot to speak on ways to reduce staff turnover and identify truthful and responsible applicants before you hire. Ms Elliot is an acclaimed executive coach, speaker, consultant and former Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. Registration $25. More information, Grace Minton 9443 1683 or grace@ spirallearning.com.au Andy Pontin to speak at an ADMA presentation titled ‘Above the line, Below the Line, Through the line, Screw the line’, where he will address the way changing consumer expectations and media opportunities have necessitated a new approach to direct marketing. Mr Pontin is CEO of Clemenger Proximity and has more than 18 years’ experience in London, Melbourne and Sydney. The event will be held at the Parmelia Hilton at 12.30pm on March 7. More information, email dennisp@iinet. net.au or fax 9459 8465. Israel’s former chief scientist, director of the Industrial Research and Development, Orna Berry, to speak at the first event of the AICC(WA)’s Curtin Zernike DoIR Innovation Series, Rabbitnomics on March 13, Dr Berry currently chairs the Israeli Venture Association and Prime Sense. More information, 0403 344 352 or diane@ aicc.org.au. Former Wallabies captain and mining finance expert, Nick Farr-Jones, will entertain guests at the Activ Dragonfly Corporate Leaders Lunch, March 25, in the Astral Room at Burswood. Tickets are available now at www.ticketek.com. au. More information, Lauren on 1300 306 475 Events Gen Y: Managing our emerging leaders The Australasian Management Centre will hold an innovation breakfast forum titled Generation Y’s: Managing our Emerging Leaders to provide information for CEOs, team leaders and HR managers about how managing emerging leaders has a direct impact on the productivity of the workplace. The event will be held on March 4 from 7.30am till 10.00am at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. More information, Greg Kinnard 0409 314 372 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2008 40under40 Awards WA Business News will be holding the Annual 40under40 Awards at the Century City Construction Site, an event which celebrates our emerging WA business talent. The event will be held at 7pm on Wednesday March 5. More information, Lisa on 9288 2120 or lisa. email@example.com. CCI workplace relations member briefing The Rudd government’s Transition Bill sets out the timetabling and process for abolition of individual statutory agreements (Australian Workplace Agreements), their short-term replacement by Individual Transitional Employment Agreements and the longer term collective agreement making options. CCI is holding a business briefing to give insight into the Transition Bill and what it will mean for WA business on March 15 and 19 from 8.45am to 10.30am at the CCI function centre. Registration $44 for members and $66 non-members. More information, 9365 7455 or functions@ cciwa.com. Women! Get A-board Networking & Cocktail Evening Following the success of the August 2007 Women! Get A-board forum, CPA Australia will be holding a series of three Women in Business events this year, all with the theme ‘Women! Get a-Board’, aimed at assisting local women to create effective peer networks and learn more about gaining board positions. This cocktail evening will be the first event, held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, with guest speakers Helen Cook, chairwomen of the Art Gallery, and Ron Gibson, networking specialist. The event will be held on Thursday March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Registration $45 for CPA members and $55 for non-members and includes gourmet canapés, wine and champagne. More information, Erin or Julie at CPA Australia, 9481 5944 or wa.events@ cpaaustralia.com.au. L7 Solutions: Beyond the Boom L7 Solutions’ CXO luncheon will feature Energy, Resources and Industry Minister Francis Logan speaking on the future of the government’s vision ‘Beyond the Boom’. WA is leading the nation’s economic activity, growth seems likely to continue, but is this growth dependent on global markets, which in recent months have proven to be volatile? The event will take place at The Boatshed in South Perth on March 27 at 11.30am. Registration $95 each. More information, 9221 7744 or solution@L7.com.au Bull & Bear Gala Ball: The Best of Broadway The Finance Industry of WA is holding the annual Bull & Bear Gala Ball. For the first time, this event is a combined presentation by the three leading organisations: CPA Australia, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Finsia. Around 800 guests from all spheres of the finance sector will come together to mingle and enjoy the event’s Broadway theme featuring a dramatic backdrop showcasing the classical images, characters and entertainment of timeless Broadway. The black-tie event will be held on Saturday April 5 2008 from 6pm @ the Bellevue Ballroom. Registration $200 per person. More information, Jillian Doncon at Finsia 9223 8901 or j.doncon@finsia. com.