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Grants and sponsorship Q&A meetings

Thursday 13 February from 4pm to 7pm
Tuesday 18 February from 4pm to 7pm

The City of Sydney grants team is hosting Q&A meetings.

If you are thinking of applying for any of these grants, and have questions about your project and application you’d like answered by a City of Sydney representative, then these meetings are for you.

  • Community services grant

  • Cultural and creative grants

  • Festivals and events sponsorship – Artform and village and community

  • Business support grants – Live music & performance and night time diversification

  • Environmental performance – Building operations, innovation and ratings and assessment grants

  • Matching grants

Please book your individual 15 minute meeting by selecting the most appropriate ticket type and time-slot for your project.

There are 4 ticket types:

Business projects – Business support grants (Live music and performance and night time diversification) and matching grants (economic projects) Community projects – Community services, festivals and events sponsorship (village and community) and matching grants (community projects) Creative projects – Cultural and creative grants, festivals and events sponsorship grants (artform) and matching grants (cultural projects) Environmental projects – All 3 environmental performance grants and matching grants (environment projects) Community gardens ticket – Matching grants (community gardens projects).

Applications for round 1 are now open and will promptly close at 5pm, Monday 9 March 2020.

Please make sure you review the grants and sponsorship policy and guidelines before applying online.

Free

Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW

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Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February

Saturday 22 February from 9am to 6pm
Sunday 23 February from 9am to 6pm
Monday 24 February from 9am to 6pm
Tuesday 25 February from 9am to 4pm

We are the ultimate destination for those who are serious about retail.

Reed Gift Fairs has been leading the industry for over 50 years with three major events held annually.

Our wholesalers know that to have a presence at a trade event is the single most valuable marketing option for their business. And our retailers know that they will find the latest home, gifts, fashion, kids, travel and tech products from some of the biggest Australian brands at Reed Gift Fairs.

Free

Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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Co-working Space

Mondays, 9am to 5pm
Monday 6 January to Monday 21 December

Every Monday, join our space with other like-minded entrepreneurs and startups in a friendly co-working environment.

Come along to meet others on a similar path, no bookings required.

Contact us for more information.

Redefine the way you work. Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and laptop to innovate, collaborate, learn and share.

Free

Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, 31 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011 , Woolloomooloo NSW

After 5 Networking: Where people in CBD business meet.

Tuesday 25 February from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Is your 2020 New Years resolution to meet more high quality business leaders?

This is a great opportunity to connect with business owners and decision makers at this outstanding location. Enjoy delicious Japanese finger food prepared by Shu Sugisaki and his team over a glass or 2 of Julian Todd’s Backvintage label’s outstanding regional wines.

Plus, hear 10 minute presentations from 2 outstanding presenters.

Learn how Impact 100 Sydney and 100 people provided $100,000 to Open Support to assist women and children escape domestic family violence.

If your business would benefit from applying for a $100,000 grant to help Kickstart to a new idea, learn how St George Bank might assist.

CBD Sydney Chamber Members : 45.00 plus GST
Non-members and guests : 80.00 plus GST

The Rocks, Level 4 Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia, The Rocks NSW

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Emergence 2020

Wednesday 26 February from 9am to 6pm
Thursday 27 February from 9am to 6pm
Friday 28 February from 9am to 6pm

Emergence 2020 powered by Wholesale Investor and CRIISP is Australasia’s flagship conference for investment.

Held across 3 days in the heart of Sydney, Emergence 2020 will explore the latest investment trends and opportunities into startups, crypto, emerging and listed companies as high-profile world-class speakers and renowned investors, entrepreneurs and investment groups take the stage and share their knowledge on the capital raising space.

Emergence was founded with the vision to open doors and avenues of opportunity for key participants in the emerging technology and innovation ecosystem – and on the back of Emergence 2019, the flagship investment conference saw over 2500+ investors venture to our events in Brisbane, Sydney, Singapore and London – looking for the very best deals from within our ecosystem.

Emergence 2020 is the leading conference for founders, business executives and companies to network with 2500+ high net worth investors and professional investment groups comprised of Venture Capital, Private Equity, Funds, Family Offices and Investment Banks – all looking to fund and invest into the emerging companies of today, to create a better tomorrow!

Early bird : $49.00
Early bird 3 days : $79.00
General Admission : $69.00
General Admission : $110.00
VIP : $250.00

Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW

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Generation Women

Thursday 27 February from 7pm to 9pm

Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity.

Each month, 6 women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. Generation Women is a unique, intimate literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

February theme: Stories of Summer Lovin'

It’s hot out. And that means we want to hear Stories of Summer Lovin’. This month, we’ve invited our all-star line-up to tell us a sexy story… or an attempt at sexy that went off the rails. A story set in summertime or somewhere equally hot. A tale about someone or something that they love, desire, or lust after. We know you love hearing about female desire —bring your libido as your plus 1, as you join us this February for a steamy night of hot and heavy multi-generational storytelling.

Adult ticket : $30.00
Concession : $25.00
Group booking 8+ : $25.00

Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern NSW 2016, Redfern NSW

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American Express Delicious Month Out

Every day, 9am to 6pm
Sunday 1 March to Tuesday 31 March

During the month of March the City’s best bars, cafes, retailers and restaurants will host and array of exclusive events and offers as part of American Express Delicious Month Out.

As part of the festival there will be 3 festival hubs located in the CBD, Potts Point and Surry Hills. Kick off your night here to see what offers and events are available in the surrounding area, meet celebrity chefs and enjoy delicious giveaways and live entertainment.

Activation dates and times:

CBD: Thursday 5 March at 4pm – 7pm

Surry Hills: Thursday 12 March at 4pm – 7pm

Potts Point: Thursday 19 March at 4pm – 7pm

View offers and plan your night experience from February 6.

This event is proudly brought to you in association with American Express, City of Sydney, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and TheFork.

Free

Sydney, Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia, Sydney NSW

Your Innovator's Mindset

Monday 2 March from 5:30pm to 7:45pm

What opportunities are you missing in your business? Are you curious about innovation? Are you surviving or thriving?

In this workshop, you’ll learn the four d’s a process for discovering, dreaming, designing and deploying your most innovative ideas.

Your expert facilitator Steve Pirie will lead the group through an experience designed to unleash your mindset for transformational change.

Used by Facebook. Google, BMW and thousands of other innovative companies, the appreciative inquiry framework is a simple but effective toolkit to empower your innovators mindset.

About your event facilitator

This series of events is facilitated by Wonder and Wander for the City of Sydney. Your expert facilitator for this session is Steve Pirie, a passionate entrepreneur and pilot who spends time bringing ideas to life across different sectors. Steve has founded a number of successful companies- the key, he believes, is to be excited and motivated by change. Steve is a talented creative strategist who activates change and encourages people to think outside the square.

More about the event series itself

This is the first workshop event in a series of five focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners to innovate and evolve as part of the ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

‘Doing Business Better’ refers to continuous improvement: innovating, upskilling and doing better by customers, workers and the environment. It also refers to connecting with those in the know, and tapping into the latest data and insights to inform future decision making.

This workshop series fuses practical learning and inspirational content designed to leave attendees with strategies, tools and actionable ideas that will add value to their business.

This event will be held at the City of Sydney’s Ideas Lab within the library at Darling Square. The Idea’s Lab is where entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and big and small businesses can come to extend themselves and evolve to be better at business. The Ideas Lab events offers access to experts, thought leaders and data-led insights. 

Book your ticket now.

Up coming events:

Your Social Marketing Strategy - 20 April 5.30pm

Your Design Thinking Skills - 4 May 5.30pm

Your Business Relationships - 22 June 5.30pm

Tools for Change - 13 July 5.30pm

Workshop ticket : $15.00

Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Haymarket NSW

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Our house is on fire

Tuesday 3 March from 4pm to 5:30pm

Dr Tanya Fiedler in Conversation with Professor Michael Mann.

In the wake of the catastrophic bushfires that have devastated Australia this summer, a growing groundswell of the population are demanding greater action on climate change and the rapid decarbonisation of our economy. And yet, business as usual goes on, leading many to feel powerless in the face of this existential juggernaut.

So, what can we do? What are the ways in which we – as business students, researchers, educators, administrators and managers – can engage our respective communities to bring about change? How can we, as non-climate scientists, employ the personal and professional skills at our disposal to become agents of change?

Join this inclusive discussion where you can ask questions of why climate change matters to business and what types of changes we can affect, as well as how we navigate the ethical dilemmas we will face on the way.

Speakers: Dr Michael Mann Dr Tanya Fiedler Professor Christopher Wright

Free

Camperdown, 3, Law School Building (F10), Eastern Ave, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia, Camperdown NSW

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Talking Property and Conveyancing

Tuesday 3 March from 5pm to 7:30pm

Learn about the legal aspects of property and a general overview with the sale contract. How to get a home loan when the banks have tightened their lending rules in the light of the recent Royal Commission.

This session will be lead by Paul McKenzie, CEO and Principal of ABS Conveyancing together with Naina Gill, Director of Arrange Capital.

This is an opportunity to:

  • gain knowledge and insight into property with finance legal and contractual aspects of conveyancing

  • learn about property loans and finance

  • understand properties in self-managed superannuation funds

  • take part in a Q&A session

About our presenters:

Paul McKenzie is has a Commerce Degree from UWS and a Law Degree from Macquarie University. He has over 20 years experience as a property valuer and 8 in conveyancing/property law. He also has experience in compliance auditing/legal mediation and arbitration and as a qualified auctioneer for charitable causes. His services have been used by The Law Society of NSW as an Arbitrator to resolve property and valuation disputes.

Light refreshments provided.

For more details, please see our website.

CBD Sydney Chamber Members : Free
Non members and guests : $55.00

Sydney, 65 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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AusIMM International Women's Day Event Series, Sydney

Tuesday 3 March from 11am to 3pm

Join us at AusIMM’s International Women’s Day event series to celebrate women’s achievements and champion real progress for diversity and inclusion in the resources sector.

Building on the success of the inaugural AusIMM International Women’s Day luncheons, AusIMM are thrilled to have high-profile keynote speakers at events in 6 states in 2020.

We have secured Carolyn Miller as our inspiring keynote for the Sydney event. At AusIMM we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive resources sector that fosters the support needed for every professional, regardless of gender, to succeed.

AusIMM has a proud history of supporting women in the resources sector through our Women in Mining Network (WIMnet). This commitment to diversity has been reinforced through the creation of AusIMM’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion and our annual Women in Mining Survey which is launched each year during our International Women’s Day event series.

To read more information about the keynote speaker and to register visit our website.

AusIMM member : $145
Non member : $155
Table (10) : $1450

Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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Your Wavelength Business Women's sunset cocktails

Thursday 6 February from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 5 March from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 2 April from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 7 May from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 4 June from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 2 July from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 6 August from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 3 September from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 1 October from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 5 November from 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 3 December from 6pm to 9pm

Your Wavelength is a networking tribe of sassy ambitious business women in Sydney.

We host 3 events a month. This is our informal cocktail event. Close your laptop, put on your heels and join us at one of Sydney's swishest locations.

We have a monthly focus theme, which drives our conversations, but it's mostly about connecting with women... on your wavelength. Join us.

Members : $25.00
Visitors : $35.00

Sydney, 1, Level 1 Shop 48/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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International Women’s Day: The Quartier and Golden Wattle

Friday 6 March from 12pm to 2pm

The Quartier Restaurant and Bar invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Join us for an afternoon of networking, delicious food, and celebrating womanhood. You'll be treated to Charcuterie and Dessert stations to devour and the opportunity to network and mingle with like-minded women.

We’ve partnered up with Golden Wattle Tea to bring you an interactive session with their Australian Herbal Teas, allowing you the chance to; learn from CEO and Founder Lisa Song on her journey to Golden Wattle and Entrepreneurship, watch live tea demonstrations and learn how to make the perfect cup with the opportunity to exclusively make your own tea blend for your keeping!

Your ticket includes a glass of sparkling wine or sparkling tea on arrival, lavish charcuterie and dessert stations for lunch and an interactive afternoon with Golden Wattle and their magical Australian Herbal Teas.

The celebrations continue afterwards with Happy Hour specials including $5 wines, beers or Golden Wattle sparkling teas blended exclusively for International Women’s Day with The Quartier.

An afternoon not to be missed, book now!

Golden Wattle Tea has been growing and hand crafting tea in Australia since 2015. Our experienced tea masters and blenders have been delivering our customers perfectly balanced flavours and aromas that assist with a healthy lifestyle. Our teas are made from the finest natural botanicals and herbs that will assist you to relax and sleep, deliver an energy boost, cleanse your liver and strength your immune system.

Free

Sydney CBD, George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW

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Miss Bisous International Women's Day bottomless lunch

Saturday 7 March from 12pm to 2pm

Plan your weekend with your girlfriends to enjoy a 2-hour lunch with bottomless mimosas or rose, paired with Wagu Beef Sliders, Fish Tacos, Salmon Poke Bowls and butchers and cheese boards.

To celebrate International Women's Day, Miss Bisous proudly invites special female guest speakers to talk about self love, relationship coaching, career advice and more, to connect all smart and inspiring ladies together!

Adult : 45.00

Sydney, 55 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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International Women’s Day 2020

Monday 9 March from 5pm to 7pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, Darling Square and the Bright Business Program invite you to spend the afternoon in Maker’s Dozen with MoneyGirl.

With this year’s theme of Each for Equal, co‐founder of MoneyGirl, Mariam Mohammed believes in an Australia where young women are able to make sound financial decisions for their own futures.

You will also be hearing from the key industry women leaders on how they have used their own influence and direction to create a more equal world. After all, an equal world is an enabled world.

Expect inspiring speakers, live entertainment, surprise performances, light canapés and great networking on the night!

Mark 9 March in your calendars and head to Eventbrite to RSVP.

Free

Haymarket, 1 Little Pier St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia, Haymarket NSW

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Your Wavelength Business Women's Supper Club

Wednesday 12 February from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 11 March from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 22 April from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 13 May from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 17 June from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 15 July from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 12 August from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 16 September from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 14 October from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 18 November from 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday 16 December from 6pm to 9pm

Get a seat at the table at our monthly supper club. This month we discuss James Clear's book atomic habits. Making small changes every day is sustainable and achievable and can yield great results.

A great topic to apply to you and your personal life, but also something you can use at work. What if you could make everyone in your team 1% more productive every day? Hmm, there's a thought.

Join us at our monthly Supper Club. Your Wavelength is a networking group for ambitious corporate women in Sydney. We have 3 events every month. This is our Supper Club.

We meet and discuss a business book. (You can watch the TED talk if you don't like to read). We focus on how we apply insights to our work and personal lives. We read books like Atomic Habits, Lean In, Dare to Lead - visit our website for the book of the month.

Your meal and a glass of wine/soft drink is included in your ticket price. Extra sides/drinks can be purchased if required.

Member : $50.00
Visitor : $75.00

Barangaroo, International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia, Barangaroo NSW

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The Marketing Exchange Series

Thursday 12 March from 6:30pm to 8pm

Brent Smart, Chief Marketing Officer at IAG believes there is no such thing as low involvement products, only low involvement marketing. Creativity can make any category more interesting, even insurance.

He will present the story of the NRMA Brand since he joined IAG 3 years ago, starting with how he and his team took the brand back to its roots and reclaimed its equity, through to the more recent Koala campaign that has driven unseen engagement levels and got the brand into the cultural conversation. You will also hear from a panel of leading industry experts who will exchange views on the approach taken by Brent.

Starting from : 25.00

University of Sydney, Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006, Camperdown NSW

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First home buyers course

Saturday 15 February from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 14 March from 10am to 1pm

Helping first home buyers since 2003, this practical and entertaining course will give you the knowledge and confidence to buy your first home.

If you are thinking of buying your first home or investment property in 2020 and want to get a better understanding of the process and market - don't miss this opportunity!

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • the entire buying process step-by-step

  • how to get started and pick the right property

  • how much deposit you need and financing tips

  • how to apply and qualify for the first home owner grant

  • about stamp duty, super saver, and the new loan deposit scheme

  • common and costly mistakes with real-life examples.

If you’re having trouble taking your first steps, or just want some valuable advice, this course is well worth attending.

Come along and learn!

1 seat : $88.00
2 seats : $154.00

Sydney, Mezzanine Level, 50 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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How to become a highly successful coach (Monday workshop)

Monday 16 March from 9am to 6pm

Are you a manager or business leader?

As you know it's important to have the ability to coach your team so that they reach their full potential. Building rapport, improving communication skills and encouraging your team to take action are all skills great coaches have.

But did you know that you can actually coach yourself to remove any roadblocks that are stopping you from achieving your goals?

At this brand new event from Benjamin J. Harvey (Co-founder of Authentic Education) you'll discover...

1. The 8 key functions to activating your neurology How to activate your body and mind in a way that replaces self-doubt, anxiety and resistance... with utter self-belief.

2. The 7 essential coaching methodologies

Learn how to communicate with anybody (in any situation) with confidence and ease. Plus, discover how to master your coaching skills that'll create lasting change.

3. Developing your coaching package and attracting clients

Learn the 5 step process to clarifying your passion and packaging it up to create a product or service.

4. The 6 step process to leverage your results

Learn how to move people to action with your messaging and discover the little known mindset tricks used by the worlds' best coaches.

5. Secret bonus session

Stay for some secret bonus coaching content that you're really going to love! Throughout the day we'll be giving away over $20,000 worth of prizes!

For more information, please see our website.

*Early bird registration now open!

(Tickets are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Free

Sydney, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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Business Women's Motivational Breakfast

Tuesday 21 January from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 18 February from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 17 March from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 21 April from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 19 May from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 16 June from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 21 July from 7:30am to 9am
Tuesday 18 August from 7:30am to 9am

Your Wavelength is a networking group for ambitious sassy business women in Sydney.

We’re project managers, lawyers, change managers, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, event planners, recruiters. We come from many fields, but what we have in common is drive, ambition and the desire to achieve more in all areas of our life.

Join us for breakfast. We normally have a fantastic table of 8-12 women. There’s no speaker. It’s all about you.

Fuel your body but more importantly fuel your mind and motivation. Set yourself some goals. Share with others if you want to, or simply challenge yourself. What will you have achieved by next months breakfast?

The price covers your choice of a breakfast main course and buffet fruit and pastries.

See the full menu on our website.

Members : $35.00
Visitors : $50.00

Sydney, 252 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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Everybody Can Be Creative: Tina Seelig

Wednesday 18 March from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are not magical qualities of the lucky few; nor are they inborn traits such as eye and hair colour. Instead they are skills that can be learned and honed.

In her book, Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into The World, Stanford University professor and bestselling author Tina Seelig describes a 4-step process she calls “the invention cycle”. From imagination to innovation, Seelig postulates that in learning to unlock this pathway, any one of us can gain the power of creativity.

Tina Seelig is a prolific teacher and mentor. She is a leader at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, delivers pubic lectures around the world, including some of the most popular TED talks, and hosts a podcast helping young entrepreneurs launch their careers.

Seelig advocates that creativity can be taught just like any other skill and with her proven track record doing just that, this talk will equip you with the tools to transform an idea into something extraordinary.

Standard : $30.00
Concession : $20.00

City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW

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The Business of Events

Thursday 19 March from 8:30am to 5:30pm

The Business of Events is the ultimate conference for professionals from the corporate, government and association sectors who are responsible for planning and executing events. This conference will leave you with new ideas and first-hand strategies from leading industry speakers that will ensure your next event is both powerful and successful.

The Business of Events is the only industry conference in Australia focusing on the strategic planning and commercial side of the events business.

Standard : $724.90

Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Milsons Point NSW

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The Empowered Woman 2020

Thursday 26 March from 9am to 5pm

The Empowered Woman is a one-day experience to ignite your passion for business in all its forms – so you have the skills to achieve your dream career.

Be inspired by personal stories of success, learn from intimate tales of failure, harness your ambition to make it happen.

Purpose alone is not enough. Once you’ve found it, The Empowered Woman will give you the tools to realise your ambitions

First in rate : $399.00
Early bird : $499.00
Standard : $599.00

Sydney CBD, George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW

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Your Social Marketing Strategy

Monday 20 April from 5:30pm to 7:45pm

Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? Do you know what channels to use? Do you feel confused by what content should go where? Do you have a social media strategy?

If you’ve got questions about how social media can be used to promote your business, this is the workshop that will give you the answers and the strategies to help evolve your social marketing strategy for 2020.

About your event facilitators

This series of events is facilitated by Wonder and Wander for the City of Sydney. Your expert facilitators for this session are Steve Pirie and Emma Lo Russo.

Emma Lo Russo is an international business leader, strategist, speaker and writer. She is CEO of Digivizer, Australia’s leading social web analytics and activations technology company, which she co-founded in 2010. Its focus is on helping businesses know more about their customers through real time analysis and actioning real insights of their digital footprint. The company now employs over 60 people with current clients as varied as Lenovo, Intel, McWilliam’s, Barilla, Microsoft, Imalia and miRunners.

Steve is a passionate entrepreneur and pilot who spends time bringing ideas to life across different sectors. Steve has founded a number of successful companies- the key, he believes, is to be excited and motivated by change. Steve is a talented creative strategist who activates change and encourages people to think outside the square.

More about the event series itself

This is the second workshop event in a series of five focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners to innovate and evolve as part of the ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

This workshop series fuses practical learning and inspirational content designed to leave attendees with strategies, tools and actionable ideas that will add value to their business.

This event will be held at the City of Sydney’s Ideas Lab within the library at Darling Square. The Idea’s Lab is where entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and big and small businesses can come to extend themselves and evolve to be better at business. The Ideas Lab events offers access to experts, thought leaders and data-led insights. This particular workshop is part of the monthly ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

‘Doing Business Better’ refers to continuous improvement: innovating, upskilling and doing better by customers, workers and the environment It also refers to connecting with those in the know, and tapping into the latest data and insights to inform future decision making.

Book your ticket now.

Upcoming events:

Your Design Thinking Skills - 4 May 5.30pm

Your Business Relationships - 22 June 5.30pm

Tools for Change - 13 July 5.30pm

Workshop ticket: : $15.00

Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Haymarket NSW

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Dynamic Intelligence Series

Wednesdays, 5pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday 22 April to Wednesday 6 May

Long-gone are the days when ‘intelligence’ and ‘intelligence practitioners’ could only be found under the shrouds of national security.

Increasingly, intelligence trained personnel are highly sought after in virtually every field of work: from law enforcement and regulation to the private industry and competitive strategy. This series of 3 seminars seeks to demonstrate some of the more dynamic and tangible applications of intelligence in the modern world.

The first explores the use of intelligence to identify and decipher Fake News and use it to your advantage. The second delves into the fascinating skill of human profiling and the ability to predict the behavior of others. Finally, we take a look at the relevance and importance of the human source in the information age.

These seminars are presented by Intelligence Rising and spear-headed by its CEO and Founder Neil Quarmby. Neil is considered a global expert on intelligence and the leading expert in the southern hemisphere on regulatory intelligence. With over 35 years' experience across military, national security, law enforcement, regulation and the private sector, Neil is a wealth of insight and knowledge.

April 22nd - Fake News April 29th - Human Profiling and Bias May 6th - the Human Source in the Modern World

Full price : $40.00

Haymarket, 431-439 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia, Haymarket NSW

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Business Basics For Photographers

Saturday 2 May from 10am to 4pm

You’ve mastered your camera and are committed to a career in the photographic industry but you aren’t sure how to get started. This 1-day workshop introduces self-motivated entrepreneurs to the business aspects of a career as a professional photographer.

From strategies to promotions, participants will explore the realities of freelancing in an environment dominated by digital networks and website search engines. This workshop introduces participants to the standards, organisations and legalities of the industry, whilst offering practical instruction on how to start a business plan.

The workshop also covers basic book-keeping such as quoting, invoicing and budgeting, as well how to approach and maintain a good reputation with clients and peers.

Prerequisites and requirements:

Camera Craft 2, or relevant experience Note book and pen

Full fee : $199.00

Sydney, 317 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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Your Design Thinking Skills

Monday 4 May from 5:30pm to 7:45pm

Are you struggling to come up with feasible, viable and desirable solutions to epic problems in your business? Intrigued by design thinking?

Attend the third workshop of the "Doing Business Better" series to learn some tools and strategies that help solve problems that arise when running a business.

About your event facilitator

Your event facilitator is Sarah Nally. Sarah Nally is an Innovation and Change Leader who co-created Wonder & Wander after driving a large innovation program and building centres of excellence and capability in large scale complex environments and as Lead Academic wrote the online MBA Design Thinking program for RMIT Online.

More about the event series itself

This is the third workshop event in a series of five focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners to innovate and evolve as part of the ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

This workshop series fuses practical learning and inspirational content designed to leave attendees with strategies, tools and actionable ideas that will add value to their business.

This event will be held at the City of Sydney’s Ideas Lab within the library at Darling Square. The Idea’s Lab is where entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and big and small businesses can come to extend themselves and evolve to be better at business. The Ideas Lab events offers access to experts, thought leaders and data-led insights. This particular workshop is part of the monthly ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

‘Doing Business Better’ refers to continuous improvement: innovating, upskilling and doing better by customers, workers and the environment It also refers to connecting with those in the know, and tapping into the latest data and insights to inform future decision making.

Book your ticket now.

Upcoming events:

Your Business Relationships - 22 June 5.30pm

Tools for Change - 13 July 5.30pm

Workshop ticket : $15.00

Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Haymarket NSW

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World Business Forum Sydney 2020

Wednesday 27 May from 9am to 5pm
Thursday 28 May from 9am to 5pm

Organised and powered by WOBI each year in cities across the globe, the World Business Forum is a 2-day event that brings together thousands of senior-level decision makers from across all industries to learn from and be inspired by some of the world’s most renowned business figures.

Offering a unique blend of ideas and inspiration, the World Business Forum focuses on the issues most relevant to today’s businesspeople, stimulating new thinking and motivating action, whilst also offering a great opportunity for high-level networking.

We are faced with an unprecedented opportunity: an opportunity to grow our businesses exponentially, an opportunity to cultivate extraordinary performance among our teams, an opportunity to develop an organisational culture that will empower success for years to come.

This year’s speakers and topics: • Janet Yellen Former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Economy

• Michael Phelps Most successful Olympian of all time Performance

• Guy Kawasaki Silicon Valley icon and former Chief Evangelist at Apple Strategy

• Dave Ulrich World’s leading authority on talent management Talent

• Zoe Chance Persuasion expert and Professor at the Yale School of Management Decision Making

• Tal Ben-Shahar Global thought leader on positive psychology and leadership Leadership

• Ann Handley Leading authority on digital and content marketing Marketing

• Tasha Eurich Organisational psychologist, researcher, and best-selling author Change Management

Early Bird Offer : Check website for latest prices

Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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NoVacancy Hotel + Accommodation Industry Expo

Wednesday 27 May from 10am to 5pm
Thursday 28 May from 10am to 5pm

NoVacancy is Australia’s largest and most important conference & exhibition for those who own, manage and operate hotels, motels, resorts, serviced apartments and other accommodation properties.

Covering the whole supply chain and delivering the latest trends and ideas, NoVacancy brings together more than 5,000 decision makers annually with a unified focus on modernising their properties, enhancing the guest experience and maximising profits through free education, networking and innovative product and service solutions.

NoVacancy is co-located with Hospitality Design Fair, Australia’s premier trade exhibition for those who design, specify, buy or supply design products and furnishings for renovations & refurbishments of hotel, restaurant and bar projects.

With 300+ quality suppliers, non-stop business education and the hottest networking - NoVacancy is the industry’s most important event of the year! Two events, one venue, all for FREE! Learn more.

Free

ICC Sydney Theatre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW

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Creative Entrepreneurship for Photographers

Mondays, 6pm to 9pm
Monday 15 June to Monday 29 June

Creative Entrepreneurship for Photographers is designed for people who are interested in exploring ways to use entrepreneurial tools to develop their photographic careers.

Its primary function is to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to conceive, structure and articulate a creative venture concept.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts and frameworks required for the practice of entrepreneurship

  • Recognise internal resources and capabilities, and how these can be used to form entrepreneurial opportunities

  • Develop conceptual solutions and preliminary prototypes for engagement and testing with key stakeholders relevant to the entrepreneurial opportunity

  • Describe an entrepreneurial opportunity in a language appropriate to the global entrepreneurial ecosystem

  • Communicate a vision and project plan in a manner that is clear, credible and compelling to potential funding parties and clients

Camilo Potocnjak-Oxman is an Industrial Designer with a Master of Management from the Australian National University, where he has taught entrepreneurship and innovation-related courses since 2015. He currently convenes the Research School of Management’s Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His design practice, mainly independent, has allowed him to work in the food, disability, mining, games and education industries, while developing brands for small entrepreneurial organisations in Chile, Australia and Japan.

Prerequisites and Requirements:

  • Business Basics for Photographers, or relevant experience

  • Camera Craft 2, or relevant experience

  • Notebook and pen

Full : $399.00

Sydney, 317 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney NSW

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Your Business Relationships

Monday 22 June from 5:30pm to 7:45pm

Attend the fourth workshop of the "Doing Business Better" series to go beyond networking and develop deeper relationships that enable you to collaborate and learn from like minded business owners.

About your event facilitators

This series of events is facilitated by Wonder and Wander for the City of Sydney. Your expert facilitators for this session are Steve Pirie and Jacqui Bloom.

Steve Pirie, a passionate entrepreneur and pilot who spends time bringing ideas to life across different sectors. Steve has founded a number of successful companies- the key, he believes, is to be excited and motivated by change. Steve is a talented creative strategist who activates change and encourages people to think outside the square. Steve will also be joined by Jacqui Bloom, entrepreneur and founder of The Helping Hub.

More about the event series itself

This is the fourth workshop event in a series of five focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners to innovate and evolve as part of the ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

This workshop series fuses practical learning and inspirational content designed to leave attendees with strategies, tools and actionable ideas that will add value to their business.

This event will be held at the City of Sydney’s Ideas Lab within the library at Darling Square. The Idea’s Lab is where entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and big and small businesses can come to extend themselves and evolve to be better at business. The Ideas Lab events offers access to experts, thought leaders and data-led insights. This particular workshop is part of the monthly ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

‘Doing Business Better’ refers to continuous improvement: innovating, upskilling and doing better by customers, workers and the environment It also refers to connecting with those in the know, and tapping into the latest data and insights to inform future decision making.

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Upcoming events:

Tools for Change - 13 July 5.30pm

Workshop ticket : $15.00

Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Haymarket NSW

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Tools for Change

Monday 13 July from 5:30pm to 7:45pm

Are you overwhelmed by change in your business?

Constant change in business is inevitable, and this workshop will help you harness change positively, and manage the people issues that arise during business changes.

About your event facilitators

This series of events is facilitated by Wonder and Wander for the City of Sydney. Your expert facilitators for this session are Steve Pirie and Martin Nally.

Steve Pirie, a passionate entrepreneur and pilot who spends time bringing ideas to life across different sectors. Steve has founded a number of successful companies- the key, he believes, is to be excited and motivated by change. Steve is a talented creative strategist who activates change and encourages people to think outside the square.

Martin is a passionate HR practitioner for 30+ years, spanning experience across large organisations including Coles Myer, Mayne Health, Kraft Foods. He also founded HRAnywhere, before selling this business to AB Phillips.

Martin has extensive experience in the areas of change, negotiation and mediation. An accredited mentor with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Marting also lectures for the University of Melbourne.

More about the event series itself

This is the fifth workshop event in a series of five focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners to innovate and evolve as part of the ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

This workshop series fuses practical learning and inspirational content designed to leave attendees with strategies, tools and actionable ideas that will add value to their business.

This event will be held at the City of Sydney’s Ideas Lab within the library at Darling Square. The Idea’s Lab is where entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and big and small businesses can come to extend themselves and evolve to be better at business. The Ideas Lab events offers access to experts, thought leaders and data-led insights. This particular workshop is part of the monthly ‘Doing Business Better’ series.

‘Doing Business Better’ refers to continuous improvement: innovating, upskilling and doing better by customers, workers and the environment It also refers to connecting with those in the know, and tapping into the latest data and insights to inform future decision making.

Book your ticket now.

Other events in the series:

Your Innovator's Mindset - 2 March 5.30pm

Your Social Marketing Strategy - 20 April 5.30pm

Your Design Thinking Skills - 4 May 5.30pm

Your Business Relationships - 22 June 5.30pm

General admission : $15.00

Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Haymarket NSW

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In Conversation: Innovation and Sustainability

Saturday 22 August from 10am to 4pm

Join us for a day of inspiration, innovation and conversation as entrepreneurs, advocates, thought leaders and changemakers take to the stage to present ideas to take us beyond 2020 and into the future of design, sustainability, architecture and food.

Standard Ticket : $50.00

North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, North Sydney NSW

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 November 2018