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Brisbane City Council to host Business Forum in Wynnum

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and a panel of Brisbane business leaders will be visiting Wynnum on Wednesday 22nd October to hold a business forum to help Wynnum businesses with practical tips on building an online presence and growing your business. Council experts will also be available to discuss operational business matters including planning, permits, licensing and more.

So if you run a business and would like to attend this free event, you will need to RSVP either by phone (call 133263) or via email (to economic_development@brisbane.qld.gov.au).

When? Wednesday 22 October 2014 7.15pm-9.15pm
Where? Wynnum RSL
Cost? Free
Any food? Complimentary light refreshments
More info? www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/business

Here is some information on the speakers…

Karl Schwantes, Managing Director, Xennox Diamonds
Safeguarding your business and strategies to grow a local business
Karl is an award-winning jewellery designer and master diamond grader at Brisbane’s leading jewellery design studio. For more than 37 years Xennox Diamonds, a second-generation family business, has carved its place as a specialist in handcrafting unique engagement and wedding rings. Karl joined the business more than 20 years ago and has been at the helm as Managing Director for more than 15 years, steering the business to greater heights.

Mark Sowerby, Founder and Managing Director, Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited
Entrepreneurship: what it’s really like
Mark established the Blue Sky group in 2006 as a private equity house investing expansion capital into Australian small to medium-sized businesses. Since then, Mark has expanded Blue Sky’s suite of investment opportunities across a broad spectrum of asset classes including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, private real estate, infrastructure and water assets with more than $700 million of assets under management and a market capitalisation of more than $160 million.

Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, Brisbane
Digital Brisbane
Recently named in the Sydney Morning Herald as a rising female star in the technology sector, Cat is considered an industry leader when it comes to digital media. Cat is also the co-host of the Social Media for Small Business podcast and the panel chair for Brisbane’s Networx Events for Marketers.

There is also a LUCKY DOOR PRIZE…

Win a one-hour ‘CATalytic Conversation’ session with digital strategist Cat Matson, Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer. This unique one-on-one strategy session will provide the winner with expert advice on implementing or advancing their digital strategy. The prize will be drawn on the night and you must be in attendance to win.

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  1. I’ve seen Cat Matson speak at digital media conferences and she is fantastic – knowledgeable and no-nonsense. To see her for free is a great opportunity. Highly recommend it.

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