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Scoop’s working partnership with Business News aims to provide Perth audiences with a single comprehensive guide to business events and workshops held across WA. Here you will find talks, conventions, award ceremonies, courses and networking events hosted by organisations from all major industries. Hear from leaders from the Arts & Culture, Education, Mining, Finance and Tourism sectors and stay up to date with the latest developments in enterprise and technology. With 80+ business events and growing, our guide has you covered.


Meeting Compliance Requirements

This half-day course focuses on the role of an effective compliance framework as an integral part of an organisation's overall business strategy.

  • Dates:Jul 9, Oct 17, Nov 12
  • Time(s):1.30pm - 5pm
  • Venue:Governance Institute of Australia


  • Type:Courses
  • Industry:Legal
  • Hosted By:Governance Institute of Australia


In this course, you will:

- explore a variety of compliance approaches that underpin an organisation's legal framework

- consider essential regulatory requirements, compliance standards and guidelines

- gain practical information on compliance monitoring to uncover regulatory and/or legal breaches

- gain a practical understanding of how compliance fits into your organisation, especially alignment with key business objectives, and how compliance processes can reinforce and positively strengthen the organisational culture

Who should attend this event?

- Risk officers and managers

- Risk analysts

- Compliance officers and managers

- Finance managers

- Line managers

- Operations managers

- Assistant company secretaries

- Anyone whose role involves analysing, assessing and treating risk

UDIA WA: 2019 Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

The WA Development Industry’s Night of Nights! Join the who’s who of urban development as we celebrate the best projects in WA.

  • Dates:Sep 21
  • Time(s):7.00pm - 12.30am
  • Venue:Crown Perth


  • Type:Awards
  • Hosted By:UDIA


This prestigious awards program is widely regarded as the pinnacle for the urban development industry in terms of achievement in community creation, innovation and sustainability.
The award winners and finalists represent the very best urban development projects delivered within Western Australia, and are reflective of the growth of best practices and industry as a whole.
Join us as we announce and celebrate the 2019 UDIA WA Awards for Excellence.

Workplace Bullying Research: Where Do We Go From Here?

Silver jubilees, like other milestones, are times for reflection. As research into workplace bullying completes a quarter of a century, it's worth pausing to take stock and ponder several issues.

  • Dates:Sep 24
  • Time(s):6pm to 7pm
  • Venue:Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre, Hackett Drive, Crawley


  • Type:Talks
  • Industry:Education,Human Resources
  • Hosted By:UWA


In this free public lecture hosted by the UWA Business School, keynote speaker Professor Premilla D’Cruz reflects on a quarter century of research into workplace bullying. The Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture will be followed by networking and light refreshments.

Workplace bullying research, initiated in Scandinavia and the UK and now spanning the globe, has yielded rich insights into prevalence, causes, process, consequences and those involved including targets, bullies, bystanders, leaders, HR managers, unionists, interventionists, significant others and so on, across nations and cultures, occupations, professions and sectors. Despite concerted research and intervention, including national legislation in some countries and a spotlight on the International Labour Organization (ILO) in recent years, the problem persists worldwide.

In this lecture, Professor Premilla D’Cruz from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad will examine the conceptualisation of workplace bullying, the range of incidence rates across the world and the features which mark the phenomenon’s essential character. She will speak to the importance of interdisciplinary and global perspectives as well as touch on ethical underpinnings as some of the critical pointers of the way ahead.

Diversity at Work: building capability through inclusive practice

Learn why diversity matters and how inclusive practices can add value to your workplace.

  • Dates:24 Sep
  • Venue:Curtin St Georges Terrace
  • Time(s):9.00am to 1.00pm


  • Type:Workshops,Courses
  • Industry:Education,Leadership,Mining,Oil & Gas,Engineering,Human Resources
  • Hosted By:Curtin University


There is unprecedented media coverage of diversity and equity topics: Closing The Gap with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, gender diversity in sport and politics, the rise of the #MeToo movement; accessibility and inclusion of athletes with disability, marriage equality, and multiculturalism.

This heightened level of awareness has meant that competitive organisations now know that diversity and inclusion strategies are essential to the success of their business performance and community relationships.

This workshop allows you to learn from best practice and research in practical skills and applicable concepts to harness the potential of diversity.

You will explore concepts such as unconscious bias, privilege and intersectionality through relevant case studies. You’ll also participate in discussions and reflection to enable a better understanding of our own unconscious biases and the social mechanisms that can reinforce and sustain them.

The workshop is not overly prescriptive or theoretical; instead, it focuses on direct application in workplaces, providing transferable concepts applicable to all diversity areas and work roles, as well as in your wider community.

An Interior Designer's foray into Smart Homes

Perth-based Quantify Technology produces easy to use, affordable, simple to install smart home products, designed to enhance the lives of homeowners for the better.

  • Dates:Wed 25 Sept 2019
  • Time(s):12.00pm to 1.30pm
  • Venue:Home Base, 55 Salvado St, Subiaco


  • Type:Networking,Talks,Lunches
  • Industry:Real Estate,Technology


Free event, lunch included!

On 25 September, you'll be joined for lunch by award-winning interior designer, Hamptons style expert and 9Life's Ready Set Reno presenter, Natalee Bowen, who will discuss how she used Quantify Technology's smart home solution in her latest WA countryside renovation in Toodyay for the leading Australian reno show. The session will outline how home automation adds the finishing touches to any home.

This event is proudly brought to you by Quantify Technology and Powerhouse Home Automation Group with special guest, Natalee Bowen from Indah Island.

This will be a great opportunity to better understand the Quantify Technology, Powerhouse Automation and Indah Island brands and network with industry guests.

About Indah Island:

A WA local, Natalee Bowen has over 20 years' experience in the design industry and is best known for her unique and timeless Hamptons style designs. Natalee has been featured in magazines globally, across social media and TV programs, such as Ready Set Reno and Open Homes Australia.

About Quantify Technology:

The Company has created easy to use, simple to install products that transform traditionally wired houses into smart homes. Their clever, cloud-configured solution allows all devices to be controlled via touch, app or voice enhancing the lives of users, while simplifying and reducing costs for electricians, architects, homeowners and builders. This year, the products will be appearing on 9Life’s Ready Set Reno in a home renovation in the WA regional town of Toodyay.

About Powerhouse Automation:

Powerhouse offer the latest products that will reduce your residential energy consumption and increase the safety and comfort for you and your family. Powerhouse showcases a collection of the latest home automation, safety, security, healthcare, lifestyle, energy solutions & IoT products in an immersive display showroom in Home Base Subiaco.

Digital Engagement Masterclass Series

This digital engagement masterclass series combines five one-day masterclasses into one program that will bring you up to speed with everything digital marketing.

  • Dates:23 Sep - Oct
  • Time(s):9.00am to 4.30pm
  • Venue:Curtin St Georges Terrace


  • Type:Workshops,Courses
  • Industry:Arts & Culture,Technology,Leadership,Education,Human Resources
  • Hosted By:Curtin University


For those who are interested in only one, or a couple of the masterclasses, each class in the series can be also taken as a standalone class.

Week 1 – 25 September: Digital Marketing and Content Creation

Week 2 – 2 October: E-Commerce and social media marketing for the Chinese market

Week 3 – 9 October: Digital user experience design: Designing for humans

Week 4 – 16 October: Digital user experience design: Prototyping and iterating

Week 5 – 23 October: Digital Storytelling and Reputation Management




FREE ‘Live’ WEBINAR – Pricing, Costing and Cashflow

FREE ‘Live’ WEBINAR – Pricing, Costing and Cashflow

  • Dates:Sep 18
  • Time(s):1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Venue:Online


  • Type:Workshops,Talks
  • Industry:Finance,Education,Mining,Tourism,Engineering,Human Resources,Real Estate
  • Hosted By:Belmont Business Enterprise Centre


FREE WEBINAR for your small business

Pricing, Costing and Cashflow

Through this live webinar you will gain knowledge in

• understanding your costs & expenses

• what costs are fixed and variable

• determine your pricing & strategy policies

• preparing your cash flow projections

Free ‘Live’ Webinar Online across WA

Participate from your home or office

With your PC, tablet or smartphone


About the Presenter Jeya Ramanathan

Jeya Ramanathan, Silver Lining Coaching, Fellow CPA, Justice of Peace, B. Commerce (UWA), M. Taxation Law (UNSW); Jeya coaches & mentors small & micro businesses and has undertaken leadership & executive coaching for 12yrs. Through her work with Belmont BEC, Jeya facilitates Tax for Small Business Workshops & Retirement Income Planning for Women projects. Jeya has 34yrs experience as a tax administrator (incl. investigation & litigation work) with national responsibility with taxation policies. Jeya is a strong advocate, through public speaking & project mentoring for empowerment of women in business.

Content Marketing – Creation, Curation & Strategies [MASTERCLASS]

Find content marketing contentment. Content creation or curation? Use this app or that tool? And how do you minimise your content marketing time commitment while maximising results?Cut through the content marketing confusion with #SMPerth’s "Content Marketing: Creation, Curation & Strategies" masterclass, presented by digital marketing strategist and certified trainer Meg Coffey at the Alex Hotel.Find out the essentials to make sure you can utilise social media for your business efficiently

  • Dates:26th Sept, 2019
  • Time(s):9AM - 12PM
  • Venue:The Alex Hotel


  • Type:Courses
  • Industry:Education,Technology


The Content Marketing Masterclass will examine:

  • Choose and use the right apps and tools
  • Define your brand personality and use it consistently
  • Create a realistic content calendar and save time
  • Understand when to create and when to curate
  • Harness the power of user-generated content
  • Measure your effectiveness and report on ROI



If you understand the basics of digital marketing and are ready to take it to the next level, this is the Masterclass for you. Marketing professionals, media personnel or small business owners who are looking for great ideas, tips and tricks about how to a create and maintain a great content strategy should look no further!



Barista coffee on arrival. Yep, this is not your average function. We will give you insider knowledge and practical advice to break into the ever-changing medium and grow your business on social media. A delicious morning tea with another round of barista coffee will be provided, giving you an opportunity to network with your peers and fellow classmates.

Every attendee will also receive a resource packed workbook.



Social media and digital marketing strategist Meg Coffey is a certified trainer, lecturer, media commentator, award-winning entrepreneur and regular on Australia’s business speaking circuit.

Texan by birth and Australian by choice, Meg is managing director of social and digital marketing agency Coffey & Tea, and founder of #SMPerth, the free digital-marketing knowledge-sharing network. She is also the creator of the paradigm-shifting State of Social digital and social marketing conference.

Meg brings a wealth of first-hand social and digital marketing experience and real-world case studies to her training programs, with content and conversation tailored to suit each class. That’s why every session is limited to no more than 15 people: to ensure you’re able to tap directly into Meg’s know-how and apply your learnings to your social and digital marketing activities straight away.









Kalgoorlie Regional Leadership Masterclass

Kalgoorlie Regional Leadership Masterclass


    • Type:Workshops
    • Industry:Leadership
    • Hosted By:Curtin University


    The program will be delivered  by Julia Richardson, Professor of Human Resources Management and Head of the School of Management, Curtin University.

    Professor Richardson is a global leader in both teaching and research with research interests in career sustainability and careers of the future, with recent work examining leadership careers, flexible work practices, achieving work-life balance and ‘the future of work’.  Professor Richardson is also a farmer’s daughter, having grown up in a remote, rural community in the UK and has enjoyed a global career, in the public and private sectors in the UK, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Canada and Australia and has won multiple awards for her scholarship and teaching.

    This Masterclass will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the role of power and influence, trust and justice as essential components of contemporary leadership. The program design draws on an extensive body of international research and practice in the public and private sector.

    You will first identify your own sources of power and develop strategies for broadening your sphere of influence to build sustainable leadership careers. You will examine the impact of trust and justice on follower behaviour and the implications for ethical leadership.

    There is no prerequisites to attend this Masterclass, just willingness to join into participant-centred learning, and to undertake some pre-reading to participate in interactive problem-based case study analysis that facilitates reflective learning and practice.

    You will also have the opportunity to hear from, and network with, recognized  WA regional business leaders, plus, presentations from trailblazing small businesses operating in regional WA


    WA Mining Club September Luncheon

    The WA Mining Club are thrilled to announce that this month’s luncheon speaker is none other than our very own Vice President Peter Bradford, Managing Director from Independence Group (IGO).

    • Dates:Thursday, 26 September
    • Time(s):12pm - 2pm
    • Venue:The Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth


    • Type:Networking,Talks,Lunches
    • Industry:Legal,Finance,Leadership,Agriculture,Arts & Culture,Education,Mining,Tourism,Oil & Gas,Engineering,Human Resources,Environment,Real Estate,Technology
    • Hosted By:WA Mining Club


    Mr Bradford is a mining industry executive with many years experience in gold and base metals mining operations, exploration and development within Australia and internationally.

    Peter graduated as a metallurgist at the Western Australian School of Mines and commenced his career with various gold, nickel and mineral sands operations in Western Australia and lead the development and early operational phases of a number of projects.

    Internationally, he has worked extensively in Africa, including Ghana and the DRC in a number of senior and chief executive roles for Australian, London and North American listed companies, providing leadership in the development of strategy and growth for many of these companies.

    Peter is a fellow of the AusIMM and is the current AMEC President and WA Mining Club Vice President.

    Perth Asian Professionals September networking drinks.

    Perth Asian Professionals are back for Spring in September networking drinks.Spring has arrived and the flowers are blooming, is your networking blooming?

    • Dates:September 20th 2019
    • Time(s):6:30pm-8:30pm.
    • Venue:Goody Two's


    • Industry:Legal,Finance,Leadership,Agriculture,Arts & Culture,Education,Mining,Tourism,Oil & Gas,Engineering,Human Resources,Environment,Real Estate,Technology,Wine
    • Type:Networking


    Perth Asian Professionals are back for an encore at Goody Two's to host professional networking and mingling for all professions/industries/ethnic groups in a relaxed environment. Featuring business professionals and entrepreneurs who are industry leaders within the Perth community.

    Limited tickets are $25, which will give you:
    - One welcome complimentary drink (basic beers, house wine/spirit/sparkling or soft drink) and a range of served canapés.
    - An entry into the raffle prize draws, drawn at 7:30PM! Contributed by our valued sponsors 
    - And of course, the opportunity to mingle with new PAPs and alumni.

    What to bring?
    -Yourself, authenticity and an open mind to connect with a wide community!

    Purpose: Expand and Enhance your Network in Perth.
    Date: Thursday 26th September 2019.
    Venue: Basement/40 Irwin St, Perth WA 6000.
    Dress Code: Professional Attire, Smart Casual, Dress To Impress.
    6:30pm - Registrations.
    8:30pm: - Bump out.

    2019 GIWA Forum "ASEAN Food and Feed Grain Opportunities

    The Grain Industry Association of WA (GIWA) aims to facilitate an effective and efficient Western Australian grain industry.

    • Dates:Wednesday, 2 October 2019
    • Time(s):4.30pm to 8.00pm
    • Venue:River View Room, Optus Stadium


    • Type:Networking,Talks
    • Industry:Agriculture


    GIWA holds a number of events each year for the Western Australian grains industry. The GIWA Forum takes place annually and is open to the wider business community. Details below:

    ASEAN Food and Feed Grain Opportunities - Partnership in support of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA)
    Welcome: The Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC; Minister for Agriculture and Food; Regional Development, Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade
    Mr Erwin Sudharma, Deputy Director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk and Representative Indonesian Flour Millers Association APTINDO
    Dr Desianto Budi Utomo, Vice President PT Charoen Pokphand Tbk and Chairman Indonesian Feed Millers Association GPMT
    IA-CEPA Panel Discussion:
    Mr Erwin Sudharma, Deputy Director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk and Representative Indonesian Flour Millers Association APTINDO
    Dr Desianto Budi Utomo, Vice President PT Charoen Pokphand Tbk and Chairman Indonesian Feed Millers Association GPMT
    Mr Jason Craig, General Manager Marketing & Trading, CBH Group
    Mr Richard Simonaitis, CEO, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre AEGIC
    Date & Time: Wednesday 2nd October, 4.30pm – 8.00pm, including Sundowner (Business Attire)
    Cost: Members $60 / Non-Members $100 / Students (full-time) $40 (booking fee and credit card processing additional)
    Location: River View Room 2, Optus Stadium Perth, Burswood

    West End Directors' Briefing: Junior Miners

    “Junior” miners are by necessity agile and forward thinking as the nature of their business requires them to be. They have the opportunity to have closer connections to the communities and their peers in the industry rather than the bigger corporate feel of larger miners. By recognising our strengths and utilising them we can have a “bigger voice” than the size of our footprint and add significant value to the state.

    • Dates:Oct 2
    • Time(s):5.30pm-7.30pm
    • Venue:KPMG - Perth


    • Industry:Mining,Oil & Gas,Engineering


    Curated by Raleigh Finlayson, Managing Director Saracen Mineral Holdings, and partnered with Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), together we will be sharing topical governance themes for midcap explorers and miners in 2019.

    The final event in this years’ series is on Junior Miners, adding value to the state.

    Raleigh will lead the expert panel to consider points such as:

    •             Adding value to the community

    •             Agile/nimble

    •             Able to stay connected

    •             Collaborative with others


    We look forward to seeing you at our final session in this series.


    Metronet Briefing Breakfast with Rita Saffioti

    Attend a special Metronet breakfast briefing & discussion with Hon. Rita Saffioti, Min. for Transport, Planning and Lands. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce & Community in Perth's N-E growth corridor.

    • Dates:October 3
    • Time(s):7:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Venue:Ellenbrook, Swan Valley (TBD)


    • Type:Networking,Breakfasts
    • Industry:Legal,Finance,Leadership,Agriculture,Arts & Culture,Education,Mining,Tourism,Oil & Gas,Engineering,Human Resources,Environment,Real Estate,Technology,Wine



    We have the distinct pleasure of welcoming The Hon. Rita Saffioti, Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands to speak about the government's recently announced plans for the Metronet Bayswater-Ellenbrook Line. Ms Jessica Shaw, MLA for Swan Hills will also be present to discuss the Metronet plans for the area.

    The Metronet represents a seismic shift in transportation and access across the Northeast of Perth and the metropolitan area as a whole. With extensive works across the Metro area, there is a great deal to be done and a great deal still to be discussed and decided.

    This breakfast will afford you the opportunity to hear directly from the Minister, who will brief us on plans, while you will also be able to explore with her the many impacts and opportunities that Metronet will present.

    The venue will be decided based on numbers, but will be located either in Ellenbrook or the Swan Valley. You will be advised of the location in due course.

    Don't miss this important event!


    Hon. Rita Saffioti, BBus MLA

    Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands

    Rita Saffioti

    The daughter of Calabrian post-war migrants, Rita Saffioti was raised in the family orchard in Roleystone.

    Rita's professional background is in economics, having worked in Treasury in Canberra and then for the WA Government, before working directly for Premiers Gallop and Carpenter in the previous State Government, ultimately as Chief of Staff.

    Rita was elected to State Parliament in 2008, and joined Mark McGowan's Shadow Cabinet team in 2013.

    Following the Labor election victory in March 2017, she was appointed the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands, giving her the opportunity to deliver to a more integrated approach to transport and land use planning, and responsibility for delivering important commitments including the METRONET project and planning for the future Outer Harbour.

    Rita is married with three young children, a six year old and five year old twins. They keep her busy but also focused on making sure we continue to make Western Australia a better place to live.

    When not at Parliament or with her family, Rita can usually be found at the footy cheering on her team, the Fremantle Dockers. (Chamber: But we won't hold that against her.)


    Please forward this invitation widely for this important event.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please email [email protected] with any dietary requirements.

    Peter McLean


    Chamber of Commerce And Community


    Free Understanding Contracts, Terms and Conditions Workshop

    Understanding Contracts, Terms and Conditions

    • Dates:Oct 8
    • Time(s):9.30am - 12.00pm
    • Venue:Leederville Function Centre


    • Type:Workshops,Talks
    • Industry:Legal,Finance,Arts & Culture,Education,Mining,Tourism,Engineering,Human Resources,Environment,Real Estate,Technology
    • Hosted By:Belmont Business Enterprise Centre


    Through this workshop you will develop skills on


    • the importance of protecting your business and IP

    • what is an essential condition in a contract

    • differentiate between condition, warranty and any breach

    • why a condition on a contract must be fair and reasonable

    • Case Studies and question time


    Leederville Function Centre

    October 8th

    Tuesday, 9:30am-12:00pm

    Charthill legal is a company with over thirty years legal experience in property and business sale transactions and assisting small business with general legal advice and agreements. Jules' mantra for Charthill legal is to provide relevant advice to clients on issues and outcomes based on sound practical advice and he derives immerse pride and pleasure from helping people resolve legal matters regardless of their financial situation