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Feed Your Mind at Lunch: Work-life balance, dream or reality?

Join Curtin's Professor Julia Richardson as she discusses work-life balance. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch and have the opportunity to network and ask questions!

  • Dates:12 Nov
  • Time(s):12pm to 1pm
  • Venue:Curtin St Georges Terrace


  • Type:Workshops,Networking,Talks,Lunches
  • Industry:Leadership,Agriculture,Arts & Culture,Education,Mining,Oil & Gas,Human Resources,Environment
  • Hosted By:Curtin University


Achieving work-life balance is becoming increasingly difficult as we try to balance the demands of our work and non-work lives. In this seminar, we will consider the importance of work-life balance, its impact on productivity, career development and individual wellbeing and discuss strategies for achieving work-life balance.

Curtin University’s top researchers will be sharing their insights into some of today's most talked-about subjects in this series of FREE lunchtime talks.

Female Financial Dialogue #Finimized, Perth

Join us for an intimate gathering in Perth on the topic of #WomenInLeadership for the Finimize event series 'Female Financial Dialogue' to empower women financially and celebrate women leaders.

  • Dates:13 November 2019
  • Time(s):6 pm to 8 pm
  • Venue:WeWork Central Park, 151 St Georges Tcce


  • Type:Networking,Talks
  • Industry:Finance,Leadership


Do you have a burning question about how to take control of your money and how to start investing?

Tired of feeling like you have to go at it alone in your career (here's a hint: you don't!) while managing your life, money and relationships?

Come and join us at an intimate gathering in Perth for the #Finimized event series 'Female Financial Dialogue' and we'll lay bare these issues that women think but never talk about so we can all start going at it together.

We want to empower everyone financially, inspire connection between ambitious women and celebrate female leaders who are breaking the mould.

What We’ll Talk About
-Why the best way to improve society is by encouraging women to take control of their money and invest more.
-Demystifying our money beliefs and success triggers so we can stop holding ourselves back from achieving career success
-How to start investing, investment options and asset class allocation and common mistakes of investing

Who you'll hear from?
- Andrea Bok , First Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and a Board member of the Financial Toolbox.
- Andrea Creado , Chief Executive Officer, Ishar
- Chloe Constantinides , Director and Treasurer, StartupWA
- Jenny Rachmat , Certified Financial Planner, Morgan Stanley
-Whitney Tuna, Co-Founder and Development Coach at Champions Gym.

Your Host
Finimize Community Leader, Ati Aziz , a personal finance blogger in a past life, and a Finimizer since September 2017.

Your Venue
WeWork Perth - 152, St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Our mission at Finimize is to empower you to become your own financial advisor by giving you the information and tools you need to make smart investment decisions. Sign up to the newsletter or download our app.

WSBA 2019 Property Market Update Dinner - Claremont Football Club function center

Please join us for an informative up date on all things property. Hear from three of WA's leading experts on the local property market.

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Venue:Claremont Football Club function center


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


Please join us for an informative up date on all things property. Hear from three of WA's leading experts on the local property market. The latest forecasts and trends in residential, commercial and retail markets plus an overview on investment and development with the opportunity for guests Q & A time.

This is always an informative, entertaining evening and one of the most popular events on the WSBA calendar

5.30pm - 6.00pm Welcome networking drinks in the Denis Marshall room.
6.00pm - 8.30pm Dinner & guest speaker presentations in the Graham Moss room.


WSBA Members: $135.00
Non-Members: $165.00

Open seating unless tables of eight (8) are booked.- please contact us to a secure table.

Tickets include three-course dinner and all beverages.

Menu information : If beef is not your preference for main course please select the vegetarian option at point of booking.


Gavin Hegney

Gavin Hegney is one of Australia’s most influential voices in property. As a skilled analyst of the property and finance sectors, he is a prolific market commentator and shares his insightful understanding in forecasting future market trends. Gavin has earned a longstanding reputation of integrity and business innovation and has been a prominent member of Western Australia’s property industry for 35 years.

He was founding director of a national property valuation company and started the first property buying service in WA

In 2016, Gavin elected to embark in a new direction by departing from his business and diversify into a solo career which has delivered many new exciting and varied opportunities.

Paul Blackburne

Paul Blackburne is the Founder and Managing Director of Blackburne. Since starting the company in 2003, Blackburne has grown to become Western Australia’s leading integrated property group, specialising in property development, sales, property management, strata management and mortgage broking.

Blackburne has won a number of awards including: 2018 UDIA Winner Best Medium Density Development (The Cove, Minim Cove), 2016 UDIA Winner Best High Density Development (Aria, Swanbourne), 2015 UDIA Winner Best Medium Density Development (Monarc, Highgate), 2018 Winner of Property Council of Australia’s WA Development of the Year (Aria, Swanbourne), 2018 UDIA Finalist (Oracle, Perth), 2017 Finalist for UDIA Best High Density Development in Australia (Aria, Swanbourne), 2015 UDIA Finalist (Encore, Subiaco) and 2014 UDIA Finalist (Haven, East Perth).

Paul has personally been recognised with a number of leading awards which include: 2016 First Amongst Equals Winner of WA Business News 40under40 Award – recognising Perth’s leading business entrepreneur under the age of 40. Paul is regularly featured in the media giving comment as an expert in apartment development and can often be seen guest speaking at industry events.

As Managing Director, Paul leads a strong executive team to continually deliver world-class developments to the people of Western Australia.

Jim Tsagalis

Jim is the Managing Director of Lease Equity, one of Australia’s leading commercial property agencies.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics, post graduate degree in Management, a current Triennial Certificate and is an Associate of The Australian Property Institute.

He has held board positions with The Global Entrepreneurs Organization which boasts over 10,000 of the world's leading entrepreneurs. He is the Chairman of The Per City Focus, a Business Improvement District for the CBD and is a board member of Historic Heart a collection of owners promoting the East End of Perth with Art installations, gardening and activations.

The business manages more than 20 shopping centres in the metro and country Western Australia , numerous office buildings, industrial properties and strip properties culminating in over 1000 tenants under his company’s management. He solely owns the business employing almost 40 people and having some of Australia's wealthiest families , Listed Property Trusts, Universities, Religious Organizations and sovereign funds as clients. He is a trusted advisor to all of these and key influencer in their investment decision making.

He is one of Perth's most connected commercial property players with both tenants and owners. If it’s happening in commercial property, particularly retail, he is either doing it or knows about it. His knowledge is encyclopedia and he had a renowned work ethic regularly turning regular 70 hour weeks. He travels the world extensively bringing investors and tenants to Western Australia and is renowned as a prolific deal maker. Many of the international and national brands that have opened in Perth have been introduced by him. The company has a staggering 70% market share of retail leasing in the CBD and has been responsible for project leasing over 500,000 m2 of suburban malls.

He has built one of Australia’s largest independently owned commercial real estate practices.

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the property industry including retail, industrial and commercial leasing, sales and asset management. He has personally transacted in excess of 2,000 leasing deals totalling over $350M in rent, averaging almost 100 deals per year. This is a staggering rate by world standards. He has also been active in the sales arena having transacted over $350M in sales.

He oversees a business that has managed or transacted over $25B worth of real estate. Notable sales include Plaza Arcade $48M, Southern River Shopping Centre $27M and Equus Retail Arcade $29M. The business transact more than 350 deals per year.

He is “hands on” both owning and running Lease Equity whilst being at the forefront of master planning advisory and transactions.

Jim is internationally recognised for his property expertise, including consulting and advising to some of Australia and the world’s largest REIT’s, a number of the world's largest sovereign funds, local and State Governments, Universities and some of the largest private property owners in the Australian market. Several notable projects he has undertaken include Forrest Chase, enex, 140, Brookfield Place, enex, Cloisters Shopping Arcade, Cockburn Gateway and Whitford City all of which have benefited significantly with Jim’s expertise and extensive network.

Some of Jim's latest projects include Hibernian Place (incorporating The Westin Hotel), QV1, FOMO (Kings Square, Fremantle), Murdoch University, UWA and Curtin University and Forrest Chase.

His body of work and thought leadership has literally shaped much of Perth's retail property market making him a key player and influencer in the market.

It is understood his property influence extends to his own commercial real estate portfolio which is thought to be vast and be greater than $50,000,000.

He is an astute reader of the market and predictor of trends. 

About our Sponsor

Perth’s leading apartment developer, Blackburne, has been involved in the Perth property industry for many years.

The award-winning developments Blackburne create benefit from their property obsession, with every apartment designed to deliver an exceptional lifestyle experience.

Blackburne has a strong track record and has become an industry leader in residential apartment sales, recognised by the many awards it has received.

While property development is at the core of their business, it is strongly supported by complementary services including sales, strata management, property management and mortgage broking.

About the WSBA

The Western Suburbs Business Association is a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that connects and represents business people across the western suburbs of Perth and beyond. If you are interested in learning more about the WSBA, email us or visit our website.

The World Gourmet Symposium

Gourmet Escape introduces a new business event. Announcing The World Gourmet Symposium, A global platform to discuss, promote and celebrate the food, drink and hospitality industry.

  • Dates:Nov 14
  • Time(s):Opens 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • Venue:Mandoon Estate


  • Type:Networking,Talks,Lunches
  • Industry:Wine


Led by chefs, creatives, sommeliers, food activists, business owners, and brands, the World Gourmet Symposium proudly presents thought leadership in food, drink and hospitality.

As part of the Western Australia Gourmet Escape program, the industry conference facilitates conversations amongst industry leaders who have a desire and influence to make positive change.

This intimate ‘by industry-for industry’ event has its sights set on ensuring that we strengthen, grow, and innovate by coming together to share and collaborate.

Great things happen when passionate and bright people come together. Even better with food and wine.

Carbon Group Presents: How to scale your business through people

Join us at our upcoming networking event where guest speakers Zion Org, Brad Stinson, and Paul Blackburne will share their story of growth.

  • Dates:Tue 19 November 2019
  • Time(s):5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AWST
  • Venue:The Shoe Bar at Yagan Square 376 - 420 Wellington St Perth


  • Type:Networking


Growing from a bedroom business to a multimillion-dollar business may sound impossible to achieve on your own. Finding the time, hands or energy to handle the every day running of the business yourself can be overwhelming, scary and just plain hard work. In our next quarterly networking event, we’ve lined up three entrepreneurs who have experienced just that! Learn how they increased productivity and revenue by investing in their employees, retaining an incredible team and working with other businesses and advisors in areas that they were not experts themselves. Discover how to turn your organisation into a competitive powerhouse through the power of people!

UDIA WA: Outlook End of Year Party

The perfect way to end the year! The ultimate networking opportunity with 150+ WA young development industry professionals in one place!

  • Dates:21 November 2019
  • Time(s):5.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Venue:Palace Arcade


  • Type:Networking
  • Industry:Real Estate
  • Hosted By:UDIA


Your ticket includes;

  • Entry into Palace Arcade (exclusive use)
  • 5 hour beverage package including cocktail on arrival, spirits, beer, wine, bubbles and soft drinks
  • Pizzas and other tasty treats served throughout the night
  • 100 arcade games included per person (pre-loaded card, that can be used post function if you do not use all of your games on the night)

Very limited tickets are available for this event, so book in now to avoid the disappointment of missing out!

AusIMM International Mining Geology Conference 2019

‘Mining Geology: 2020 and Beyond’ and will be looking at emerging technologies and their impact on the future of our industry.

  • Dates:November 25 - November 26 2019
  • Time(s):8.45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Venue:Crown Perth


  • Type:Workshops,Courses,Networking,Talks,Conventions
  • Industry:Mining


AusIMM’s International Mining Geology Conference will be held in Perth on 25-26 November 2019. This year’s conference theme is ‘Mining Geology: 2020 and Beyond’ and will be looking at emerging technologies and their impact on the future of our industry.

Delegates will come away from the two-day conference with a greater understanding of current and emerging best practice in data collection and mining geology, advances in technology and how to maximise orebody value and drive productivity improvement.

ACHSM WA Lunch Forum : Managing Business in Times of Uncertainty

This is rare opportunity to hear from a globally recognised leader and enrich your perspective into leading and managing across all industries.

  • Dates:Nov 25
  • Time(s):12 noon - 2pm
  • Venue:Hyatt Regency Perth


  • Type:Networking
  • Industry:Leadership


Disruption and change have now become the norm in business. Organisations are ceaselessly required to reassess their directions and priorities in the face of shifting goalposts in the nature of their markets, regulations, political and economic environments, fiscal governance requirements and so many more determinants of business success.

Global CEO Rupert Soames (grandson of Winston Churchill), joined facilities powerhouse Serco Group in 2014 and turned around the company’s then fledgling fortunes into the success story it now is.

Join the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) for one of their highly popular WA lunch forums at the Hyatt Regency Perth.  

Book a seat or grab a table of 10 at this not to be missed networking event.  


#SMPerth November // Drinks for Perth Social Media

Are you ready to celebrate? It's our final #SMPerth drinks for 2019 and we are definitely ready to party!

  • Dates:Nov 26
  • Time(s):5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Venue:The Melbourne Hotel


  • Type:Networking


There's no better place to have a drink in summer than on a rooftop, so it's to The Melbourne Hotel we go! We're back in the CBD for #SMPerth November to reflect on the year that was and get excited about what's to come.

If there's one #SMPerth Drinks event you want to come to all year, this is it. We've got some huge announcements planned and only those who attend will be in the know...

Join us Tuesday 26th November from 530-730pm for drinks, good chat and of course a couple laughs.

Don't wait to book - this event will be a sellout!

As always a huge thanks to our sponsors Ammon CreativeSlick Design and PAV - Complete Event Solutions.

#SMPerth - a monthly meetup for entrepreneurs, consultants and businesses who use and love social media.

The person you've been tweeting with for ages... the LinkedIn connection you should really reconnect with... from one blogger to another... finally the chance to come together with some of Perth's best social media minds has arrived - and what better way to celebrate then with a beverage or two.

CIDN Perth with IACC XMAS Sundowner

This year we are joining forces with the Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce to host the biggest and most entertaining networking event for the 2019 Christmas calendar!

  • Dates:28th November 2019
  • Time(s):5.30-8.30
  • Venue:Henry's Rooftop Bar, The Reveley


  • Type:Networking
  • Industry:Legal,Finance,Engineering,Human Resources,Technology
  • Hosted By:CIDN Committee


This year we are joining forces with the Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce to host the biggest and most entertaining networking event for the 2019 Christmas calendar! What better place to catch up on industry news than at the stunning Henry's Rooftop Bar above The Reveley on Elizabeth Quay aptly named after Perth's first Civil Engineer Henry Reveley.
End the year with a host of new and revived connections to share the tales from 2019 and opportunities in 2020!
Early bird tickets from $58 and includes food, drink and entertainment! Registrations can be found through our website or the link on this listing.
We look forward to seeing you there! The Committee 

Workplace Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Workshop

The Healthier Workplace WA Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Workshop covers the basics of workplace health promotion.

  • Dates:Dec 3
  • Time(s):8.30am - 12.15pm
  • Venue:Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, SHENTON PARK


  • Type:Workshops,Courses,Networking,Talks
  • Industry:Human Resources


The Healthier Workplace WA Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Workshop covers the basics of workplace health promotion. This FREE half-day professional development opportunity looks at the justification for investing in the health of workers, best practice workplace health and wellbeing strategies and the steps involved in creating a workplace action plan.

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe why the workplace is a priority setting for health promotion
  • List the reasons why workplaces should invest in health and wellbeing
  • Discuss techniques for influencing employee behaviours across 4 key areas: physical activity, healthy eating, alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Describe effective methods for staff consultation
  • Identify techniques for evaluating workplace health and wellbeing strategies
  • Devise a workplace health promotion action plan.

This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in or is responsible for health and wellbeing in the workplace. People who might find this workshop particularly useful include managers, health and wellbeing coordinators, occupational health and safety officers, human resource officers and health champions. Participants will be provided with opportunities to network with like-minded people from other organisations and a light morning tea will be provided.

Registrations are essential, please register your interest to secure your spot in the workshop. For more information about Healthier Workplace WA, please visit our websitesubscribe to our mailing list to be notified of future Healthier Workplace WA events, or send us an email on [email protected]

Please note, limitations for attendance apply. Please register no more than two employees from the same workplace. 

Va End Of Year Lunch

The best part about working in an office is the office Christmas party!

  • Dates:Dec 4
  • Time(s):12pm - 2pm
  • Venue:The Stables Bar


  • Type:Networking,Lunches
  • Industry:Human Resources


Get together for a well-earned lunch and enjoy some fabulous food, a glass of wine, and of course great company!

Take a look at the year in review and talk about plans for 2020.

Your Hive's VA Assist program has been developed to support individuals in the following ways:

- Provide events were you can meet up with other Perth VAs and take away a key learning element

- Have access to multiple resources, such as: templates, workbooks & checklists, video's, eCourses

- Obtain mentoring for your business

- Have the opportunity to present at one of the VA Assist events

- Support you in an environment where everyone has been on the same/similar journey

Your hive’s core focus: Be smart, professional, reliable, and efficient.

UDIA WA: Development Industry Christmas Sundowner

Think lush green grass, the sparkling swan river, ice cold beverages, food trucks, live music, garden games and all of your colleagues, clients and potential business associates in the one place!

  • Dates:Wednesday 4 December 2019
  • Time(s):3.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Venue:Nedlands Yacht Club


  • Type:Networking
  • Industry:Real Estate
  • Hosted By:UDIA


Situated on the foreshore of the Swan River at Nedlands, with wide grassy lawns and sandy beaches, the Nedlands Yacht Club is an ideal location for this celebration. With the City of Perth skyline as our backdrop, the WA development industry will come together in a picturesque and relaxed atmosphere, to enjoy the sunshine and the sunset over the glistening Swan River.

Running for a total of 6 hours (3.00pm – 9.00pm) the UDIA WA End of Year Sundowner will offer the development industry the opportunity to unwind by enjoying an exceptional food and beverage package (roving canapes, as well as food trucks/stations serving more substantial offerings), partaking in lawn games (table tennis, giant jenga & connect four, quoits and more), listening to live music (chill acoustic singer-songwriter initially, and then a full band, The Subdividers, playing later into the night) and catching up with colleagues, clients & industry associates (old & new).

The UDIA WA End of Year Sundowner is a casual soiree. Replacing the old Christmas Lunch (who wants to sit in a dark ballroom when it’s summer outside?), the innovative, dynamic and fun nature of this event will ensure it is positioned as THE must attend festive season event for those in the WA development industry; a truly festive event which will encourage attendees to mingle, feet in the sand; drink in hand. It is set to become the highlight event of the year & paves the way for an annual tradition!

A Rugby Christmas

A Rugby Christmas Brought to you by FIIG Securities and the Perth Rugby Business Network.

  • Dates:Dec 10
  • Time(s):5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Venue:Level 1, 131 St Georges Terrace


  • Type:Networking
  • Industry:Legal,Finance,Leadership,Mining,Oil & Gas,Engineering,Human Resources,Real Estate,Technology


The South Africans have already received their Rugby Christmas present!

So what can the Australians, Kiwi's , Poms, Welsh, Irish, Scots, Argies, French and other rugby playing nations look forward to in their Christmas stockings!

Join the Perth RBN in the FIIG Securities boardroom to find out.

We will have the insight of ex- Wallaby Mark Connors.

Mark Connors

Mark is the Head of Private Client Solutions and Intermediaries at FIIG Securiuties.

He has a diverse background including legal, financial services, professional sport, rugby commentary, charity work and Board directorships. Following completion of his law degree at QUT he practiced as a lawyer in Brisbane over a 10 year period and combined this with a professional rugby union sporting career representing both the Queensland Reds and Wallabies.

Mark’s rugby career highlights include winning the 1999 World Cup as well as Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations Series’ victories with the Wallabies, and Super 10 Championship wins with the Queensland Reds. During his professional rugby union career he also lived and played rugby in both England and Japan, has been a frequent speaker and presenter including holding a long time rugby commentary role with Radio 4TAB over two decades. Mark previously served on the Board of the Australia Rugby Union from 2007 to 2012 and then as a Director of the Queensland Rugby Union from April 2012 until July 2019. In February 2017, he joined the Board of the Australia Japan Foundation which is Australia’s oldest cultural council supporting people-to-people links underpinning this key bilateral and regional relationship.

Mark worked in the Financial Services Industry with Wilson HTM for 10 years before joining FIIG in mid-2016 as its Queensland State Manager. He was appointed as FIIG’s Head of Private Client Solutions in June 2018. Mark is still serving as a current Board Member of the Australia Japan Foundation.

Our Host

Darryl Bruce

Darryl has almost 20 years’ experience working in the financial services sector across Australia, UK and New Zealand. Prior to joining FIIG in early 2014 Darryl worked as a corporate bond fund manager for a 200+ year old private bank in the UK for 8 years. This included the tumultuous period before, during and after the GFC.

After working at FIIG as a private client dealer for almost two years Darryl was appointed head of FIIG’s business in Western Australia in late 2015.

We look forward to seeing you all there, for what should be a great evening of networking business and rugby.

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