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. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities contact Lauren on 1300 306 475; Dave Snowden, founder and chief scientific officer, Cognitive Edge, UK, to speak at Global Convergence: Answers to Management and Compliance on May 1. Mr Snowden is a leading keynote speaker at major conferences around the world and is known for his iconoclastic style, pragmatic cynicism and extensive use of stories to communicate what would otherwise be difficult concepts. More information, Jo Hutchinson on 0438 965 443. L7 Solutions: Beyond the Boom L7 Solutions’ CXO luncheon will feature state minister Francis Logan speaking on the future of the state 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. For more information phone 9221 7744 or email solution@L7.com.au; Success & Leadership Series Introduces: Kerry Stokes WA Business News is proud to present the opportunity to hear an address by one of Australia’s biggest business identities, Kerry Stokes. This breakfast will be the biggest yet held by WA Business News and will be a once-off opportunity to hear one of Australia’s prominent media mogul’s and business figures break the silence on his challenge to the board of West Australian Newspaper Holdings Ltd. The event will be held at Bellevue Ballroom, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on April 2 at 7am- 9am. Registration costs $880 for a table of 10. For registration or more information, please phone Lisa Cuttone-Santoro on 9288 2120 or email lisa@ wabusinessnews.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 finance organisations: CPA Australia, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Finsia. Around 800 guests from all spheres of the finance sector will come together to enjoy the event’s Broadway theme. The black-tie event will be held on Saturday April 5 2008 from 6pm at the Bellevue Ballroom. Registration $200 per person. For more information contact Jillian Doncon at Finsia on (08) 9223 8901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Construction & Mining Expo 2008 Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd is holding a Construction & Mining Expo. CME 2008 will be a comprehensive professional trade exhibition for the construction, mining and allied industries in Western Australia. CME is only staged every two years, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend and be part of your industry event. CME 2008 will be held at McCallum Park on Friday April 4 to Sunday April 6 2008 from 9am to 5pm daily. Entry is $10. For more information please visit the website, http://www.cme2008. com.au.