SHINE - turning ordinary work into something extraordinary

Event Date: 
28 February 2014
Four Points Hotel, by Sheraton
707 Wellington Street
(opposite Perth Arena)

Executives, business owners and other professionals across Perth are invited to a unique day of great workshops, expert presenters and networking, enabling 200 participants to share experiences and discover how to make a difference and shine while making a living, how innovation-thinking unlocks productivity and performance, what it takes to shine as a collaborative leader, the key habits of top performing executives and managers, and more.

Being held on Friday 28 February and well priced at just $49 for an early-bird ticket (or $69 after 15 February), it’s the second in a series of events in Perth affectionately referred to as Red Hot Bananas, initiated by Minds United – an organization of volunteer professionals and with sponsors including Sheraton Hotel (i.e. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton), Inhouse Group, Nifnex, NeedlenHay and PowerHouse Nation. The price includes lunch and morning tea.

This year’s theme is “Shine” – “Whether presenters or participants, through their leadership, their humility, their vision, their joy, their beauty or their humor, each day these outstanding Australians shine as they turn ordinary work into something extraordinary,” said Iwona Polowy, a co-founder of Minds United.

The first Red Hot Bananas event was held just over a year ago, with a Business MasterClass theme that bought together over 100 entrepreneurs, successful business and professional facilitators so they could share ideas, learn from each other, and collaborate on new initiatives. This received excellent feedback, such as “Great thoughts to take away”, “Enormously talented people”, “A great spirit of generosity”, “Energy!”, “This is a miracle”, “I am a demand that you have this live and breathe” and “I love the space, the people, the speakers, I want more”.

This year’s event promises to be even greater, with more participants, leading corporate executives and business owners, workshops and fourteen expert presenters. In keeping with the “Shine” theme, topics will include collaborative leadership (by Dr Neil Preston, an Organisational Psychologist), innovative ways in which enterprises and local government are improving productivity, performance and consumer engagement (by Stan Ghys, COO at Inhouse Group – recipients of a national award for Innovation), and how to build a winning start up (by Deryck Graham, MD of Quickboats Holdings and Co-Founder of ASX listed aerospace company Quickstep Holdings Ltd), to name a few.

“This event is an excellent opportunity for the Perth businesses community to meet in a workshop environment, share experiences, learn from each other and informative presentations, be inspired and discover new opportunities,” said Ms Polowy.

Some other topics include “The Maverick. The Entertainer. The Innocent. The Connector. Know your Archetype (and those of the organisations in our lives), and Shine!” and “Busy has lost its shine. The business case for Slow is far more compelling.” However, participants can also suggest their own topics for workshops on the day.

For a full program and to register, visit

Minds United
0404 878 384
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