Seminars and workshops
6 March 2013
Welcome to the podcast of the Startup 101 seminar. It aims to introduce you to the exciting digital startup ecosystem in Sydney.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore will be joined by guest speakers to provide an understanding of the people, companies, events and hot issues that is making Australia’s biggest digital hub thrive.
Learn the role of accelerators, incubators, co-sharing spaces, pitch sessions, venture capital, meet-ups and more. Take the opportunity to hear questions answered by key players in the startup community including entrepreneurs and investors. You will also find out how to get ‘plugged in’ to the Sydney startup community.
Talking Shop Seminar Series - Summer in the City
20 November 2012
Welcome to the podcast of the final Talking Shop Seminar for 2012. Our aim is to continue to provide useful insights to help small business meet the market's ever-changing needs. With summer rapidly approaching there are so many opportunities for retailers of all sizes.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore will be joined by guest speakers to deliver all the latest information on big Summer events in the City including Christmas and Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, produced by the City of Sydney; Sydney Festival, Mardi Gras and musicals; and cruise ships coming to Sydney over the summer.
All of these events present opportunities for your business to engage with new customers.
Kate Deacon, Manager - Marketing & Creative Services, City of Sydney
Kate has been at the marketing helm at the City of Sydney for two years and with her talented team of marketers and designers, promotes the City's events and programs through ever-increasing creative and contemporary campaigns. Her interest and experience in supporting the economic life of precincts through marketing and city activations also stems from her time as Business Development Manager at the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (Darling Harbour and The Rocks) and Program Manager - Events at Federation Square in Melbourne.
Christopher Tooher, Executive Director, Sydney Festival
Christopher Tooher joined the Sydney Festival team in June 2012. He has a comprehensive career in the performing arts sector working in a variety of roles, most recently the General Manager for Bell Shakespeare Company. Christopher has also worked as a Producer at Sydney Opera House and Director/CEO of Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in Wollongong. He is well respected in the arts industry and beyond, especially for his dedication and commitment to a number of Boards including Australian Dance Theatre, Legs on the Wall, Critical Path, Arts On Tour NSW, Performing Arts Touring Alliance and Australian Theatre Forum, as well as panels and committees for both the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts NSW.
Stephen Gilby, Senior Program Manager, City Of Sydney
The City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival is now in its 17th year, and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of the Lunar New Year in the world. Stephen Gilby is the Senior Program Manager in the City's Events Unit and has worked on the Chinese New Year Festival since 2004. Over that time, the Festival has grown from 6 to more than 90 events, and has seen the participation of delegations from China each year since 2006 and the growth of the Parade, Markets and Dragon Boat Races. Stephen works with Gill Minervini, the Creative Director of Events, who directs the Festival and has been working on it for the past 13 years.
Michael Rolik, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Michael has held this position with SGLMG since December 2009, after 15 years of volunteering with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a variety of roles including Parade Start Director, Parade Co-chair, Sleaze Ball Co-chair, Parade Director, Treasurer and Board member. He has also worked in a range of senior management positions including a global talent management company, production management positions at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, plus working on the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony athlete's parade. Most recently, he ran his own management consultancy working with corporate and not-for-profit sectors in Sydney, London and Hong Kong.
Pop Ups '101' Workshop
02 October 2012
So many new and interesting events and stores have been popping up all over the city. Our Pop Ups '101' free workshop offers practical advice to help get you started. During 2012 this highly successful series of workshops has helped hundreds of small business owners and operators get an overview of common issues faced when setting up and running a business. This, our last in the series, features experienced, engaged guest speakers, industry representatives.
Michael Abbott, Manager Events & Filming Liaison, City of Sydney
Michael has been the City's Events and Filming Liaison Manager for over 7 years. Together with a small team, he manages all third party events, filming and other temporary uses on the City's land. The events he manages range from small community gatherings and art installations through to mass participation events like Sydney Festival and the Mardi Gras Parade. Michael also represents the City on the Events Operations Group, an event planning group comprising the key government organisations facilitated by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Prior to his role at the City, he worked as a producer for a small film, video and multimedia production company called MCM. He has a Communications degree and post graduate qualifications in Marketing.
Andrew Rees, Area Planning Manager, City of Sydney
Podcast part 1
Andrew Rees is a qualified Town Planner with 20 years' experience working as a development assessment & strategic planner in several Council's throughout the Sydney Metropolitan region. Andrew's present role at the City of Sydney is Area Planning Manager in the 'Planning Assessments Unit' which are responsible for the assessment and determination of all types of land uses (including commercial, retail, residential, educational, industrial etc) and construction of new buildings associated with all these types of uses.
Christopher Yiallouros, Commercial Property, Kellys Property Group
Christopher joined Kellys in 2007 and is passionate about developing tailored strategies to satisfy a diverse range of commercial and retail clients in the ever popular inner west market. He also BA Hons degree in Physical Geography and English and a Graduate Diploma in Urban Development.
Kate Murray, Senior Manager Culture, City of Sydney
Kate's team, Creative City, manages a number of cultural projects including the development of the City's Cultural Policy, research and sector initiatives, creative place making and creative space provision. Kate is also a Board Member of Renew Newcastle.
Talking Shop Series
06 August 2012
Our extremely successful Let's Talk Shop seminar series is geared specifically for city retailers and offers highly valuable content for business.
Our aim is to provide insights to help retail businesses grow and evolve to meet the market's ever-changing needs.
In this podcast, Jon Bird, a Sydney retail marketing and communications specialist, speaks about what's important to retailers, examining what has and hasn't changed in the retail landscape, and how best to keep up to speed with those changes.
Our keynote speaker, Rebekah Campbell, talks through the bright new social media start-up, Posse.com, a site which has successfully brought consumers and retailers together online for mutual benefit. Rebekah helps retailers understand how to use the online world to promote and support their bricks and mortar offering.
The Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP is joined by the event organisers of September's Vogue Fashion's Night Out and City of Sydney staff, detailing how to get involved with this exciting project as well as other major upcoming events, with a focus on Christmas.
Small Bars '101' Workshop
12 June 2012
In 2012, we're offering a series of '101' workshops designed for small business owners and operators, giving an overview of common issues faced by many.
Through case studies and speaker presentations, this workshop covers:
- Liquor licencing requirements
- The DA process and timeline; and
- Compliance with health and building regulations
Martin O'Sullivan and Belinda Lai, Co-owners, GrasshopperMartin O'Sullivan is co-owner of Grasshopper and current Head of the Small Bar Association of NSW. Mr O'Sullivan has worked tirelessly in the establishment of the Association and furthering the public awareness for Small Bars. He has over 12 years' experience in hospitality management. He previously worked in IT, within the Finance industry.
Belinda W Lai is co-owner of Grasshopper and has a Masters in Finance and Accounting from UNSW. She has over 10 years' experience in running restaurants. She previously worked in Risk Management in the Banking Industry. Ms Lai works on the fundraising committee of Gallery 4a (Asian Australian Arts Foundation), to raise funds and awareness for contemporary Asian-Australian art.
Grasshopper was one of the first small bars to open in the Sydney CBD. It also received one of the first Finegrain Business Development Matched Grants, which were established to help the development of start-up small businesses.
Anthony Keon, Manager, Program Design & Development, Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
Anthony Keon has worked at the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) in a variety of areas including Compliance, Policy and Strategic Engagement. During this time, he has overseen a number of programs such as disturbance complaints, violent venues/declared premises scheme, liquor accords and the imposition of conditions on licences. He currently manages an industry support team and is responsible for developing programs to support and assist industry and ensure compliance.Before he joined the OLGR, Mr Keon worked for 14 years in the liquor and hospitality industry, primarily as a venue operator. Anthony has spent nearly 10 years as a hotel general manager and licensee operating large 24-hour venues. He has also acted as a consultant in the opening of a restaurant and a nightclub. During this time, he was also actively involved in local liquor accords and was the secretary of the South Sydney Liquor Accord and chair of the Ballina Liquor Accord.
Andrew Rees, Area Planning Manager, City of SydneyAndrew Rees has 20 years' experience working in development assessment and strategic planning, and is currently responsible for the assessment and determination of all types of land uses (including commercial, retail, residential, educational, industrial etc) and construction of new buildings.
Some of the major applications Mr Rees has been involved in include the major Westfield redevelopment in Pitt Street, Sydney, the mixed use redevelopment site at the former 'Carlton United Brewery' on Broadway, the assessment of dozens of small bars, and countless numbers of restaurants and cafes and footway dining approvals. Mr Rees has attended the Land and Environment Court of NSW, including many Class 1 and 4 appeals regarding late-night trading licensed premises in Kings Cross and central Sydney.
Liam Saville, Licensed Premises Coordinator, City of SydneyLiam Saville has worked for the City of Sydney in a variety of roles, including as Project Coordinator with the City's Safe City Unit and as Operations Coordinator in the City Rangers. Mr Saville has worked as the Licensed Premises Coordinator within the Late Night & Licensed Premises Team for the past two years and is currently responsible for the Kings Cross area.
Talking Shop Seminar Series
15 May 2012
Our extremely successful seminar series is geared specifically for city retailers and returns this year with highly-valuable content for your business. Our aim is to provide you with insights to help your business grow and evolve to meet the market's ever-changing needs.
In this podcast, you will hear our keynote speaker, Matt Newell, one of Australia's leading retail marketing strategists, highlight how recent advancements in neuroscience will fundamentally change the way we approach retail marketing. By demonstrating how the brain functions during the decision-making process, this intriguing presentation will outline new and innovative ways to create loyalty for your brand.
Anthony Laver from Destination NSW explained how your business can get involved and benefit from Vivid Sydney 2012.
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Last updated: Friday, 3 May 2013