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    • 05 Jul 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Indooroopilly Golf Club, Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068

    Increase Your Awareness

    We welcome you to Indooroopilly Golf Club for an evening of Concierge Networking.

    Concierge is a premium networking product designed to enhance your networking experience with us. 

    Most industry networking is outdated and largely ineffective, yet we know how valuable it is and can be for our business and personal brand.

    When you reserve your ticket you will be asked who you'd like to be introduced to on the evening. When you arrive head over to the Concierge Desk and one of our hosts will make the introduction.

    • Food is provided
    • Limited number of tickets available

    Speakers

    Diamonds are synonymous with glamour, style and pizazz just as gemmologist and a master jeweller Karl Schwantes is synonymous with creativity, romance and flair.

    An award winning designer, he is a man of many talents and a true gentleman. With a background in the military, he encapsulates the values of honour, integrity and focus. But it is his love of diamonds that truly makes him shine.

    His skill at creating magnificent pieces of jewellery was honed as a child playing at the work benches in his parents’ business – Xennox Diamonds. As an earnest eight year old, he helped out at the Brisbane store sweeping floors and making coffee, observing the craftsman at work, guided by his father. By the time he was 12, he was creating and designing pieces of his own. Little wonder diamonds are his passion…and always on his mind.

    Before making the leap into the family business, Karl studied science, earning a degree in psychology from The University of Queensland. Then driven by the desire to serve his country, he enlisted in the Australian Army rising to the rank of Captain.

    Described by those who know him as a ‘diamond surgeon’, what he knows about these precious stones could fill a book or three. His regular blog posts explores the world of diamonds and jewellery, teaching people everything they could want to know.

    An engaging communicator and social commentator, his down to earth style and sense of humour takes the mystic out the industry. His observations about romance, marriage and relationships come from almost 20 years in the industry. When he delivers a keynote speech, you are taken on ride that leaves no stone unturned. When the audience leaves, they take away more than what they came for – whether it is a quirky talk on the engagement ring fantasy or exploring rebirthing a ring after divorce.

    As an award winning designer, Karl has an uncanny eye for quality and uniqueness. His craft lies in making unique jewellery but also in connecting with the people who walk through his door, taking them on a journey to find or create a special piece that tells a story. He has helped over 5,000 couples find the right piece for them… helping them create their story – stories that define life’s poignant – diff word maybe moments from wedding to birth…and everything in between.

    He loves putting pen to paper and you will often find him with sketch book and pencil immersed in creation, designing pieces that truly captures the WOW factor. From the cut to colour, to creation and crafting, Karl is the ultimate guide when it comes to selecting the perfect piece for that moment in time.

    He is not just about jewellery; what really makes him hum is creating unforgettable experiences that celebrate life’s breathtaking events. Karl’s passion is to inspire and deliver beyond all expectations – maybe here about redefining what a jewellery store experience should be like.

    As a passionate and committed philanthropist, he gives his time to a number of worthy organisations including The Zig Zag Foundation where he has sat on the board and been an ambassador for many years helping raise more than $100k for underprivileged children. As the father of four children, this a charity close to his heart.

    Proudly supporting Legacy, over the past three years, Xennox Diamonds has helped them raise over $30,000. Since 2011, Karl grabs his sleeping bag in support of Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout . Blessed with good fortune, he knows that sometimes life can throw a curve ball and we all need to step up to help out. Lending his voice to Vinnies is his way of helping to raise awareness about homelessness.

    Karl Schwantes is a leader in the jewellery world and the community. His mission is to keep the industry alive and vibrant, to empower people to invest in jewellery that is divinely unique and to make a difference in the lives of those who need it and love it.

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    • 20 Jul 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NAB Corporate, Brisbane West Business Banking Centre, 17 Station Road, Indooroopilly QLD 4068

    The Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games

    Leader of the House

    Member for Sandgate

    Stirling Hinchliffe is the Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games and Leader of the House in the Palaszczuk Government.

    As Minister for Transport, Stirling is focused on providing an integrated, and reliable transport network for Queensland that supports the movement of people, goods, capital and ideas. An effective transport system is critical to the health of the Queensland economy to connect people to work and open up opportunities for export and trade. 

    With his responsibilities as Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling is overseeing the delivery of the 2018 Commonwealth Games which will inject $2 billion into the Queensland economy and support 30,000 direct and indirect jobs. The Commonwealth Games puts Queensland in front of a viewing audience of 1.5 billion people and Stirling is focused on using that opportunity to deliver tangible economic and social legacies for Queensland.

    Following his election as the Member for Sandgate in the 55th Queensland Parliament on 31 January 2015, Stirling was appointed Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier until his appointment as Minister in December 2015.

    • Buffet and soft drinks provided
    • Q&A session after the Minister's address
    • Only 40 tickets available
    • Car parking underneath the building
    • 11.30am for 12pm

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    • 18 Aug 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBA


    Collaboration is King

    Collaboration is king and we believe in it’s transformative powers. Collaboration creates culture within organisations and culture is imperative for the survival of organisations and the opportunities that arise within. In this technological day and age, never forget the importance of teams and relationships – in the end technology was built by people for people. Today Little Tokyo Two is the fastest growing community of entrepreneurs and our success has been created purely through building strong relationships with groups like the Brisbane West Chamber Of Commerce. Learn how to spot opportunities that you may not have recognised previously and then turn those opportunities into value driven growth.

    Jock Fairweather, Little Tokyo Two

    Speakers

    Mayor Paul Pisasale is celebrating over 25 years in local government, being first elected to Council in March 1991 and appointed Deputy Mayor in April 2000. He has subsequently been elected four terms as Mayor of the City of Ipswich. In the 2012 and 2016 Local Government Elections, Paul has recorded an average of approximately 85% of the primary vote.

    Paul’s dedication to and pride for the City of Ipswich, as well as his drive and enthusiasm, are very evident to all that come in contact with him. He is passionate about working at a regional and global level, breaking down barriers and ensuring that people and business are the number one priority for local government.  He is also strongly determined to work together in partnership with the community, private enterprise and all levels of government to meet the challenges ahead as the City of Ipswich continues to prosper and grow, making sure no person or community goes unnoticed.
    • 06 Sep 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Pig & Whistle, Musgrave & Station Road, Indooroopilly

    Increase Productivity

    BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - CONCIERGE SERVICE

    Concierge is a premium networking product designed to enhance your networking experience with us. 

    Most industry networking is outdated and largely ineffective, yet we know how valuable it is and can be for our business and personal brand.

    Please tell us who you'd like to meet before the event by updating your concierge settings in your member profile on the Brisbane West Chamber website.

    We'll be delighted to introduce you to potential customers and suppliers just as soon as you enter the event. 

    MORE INFORMATION....

     

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    • 14 Sep 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • REDSEA Gallery, Centro 2,27 James Street,Fortitude Valley,. Brisbane QLD 4006


    Join us for a lively evening of networking with Corporates, Thought Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

    Theme: AgriTech

    Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce and Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce is proud to intoduce you to our special speaker:

    Campbell Newman









    Sponsors



    • 04 Oct 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Kenmore Tavern, 841 Moggill Rd, Kenmore QLD 4069

    Increase Your people

    BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - CONCIERGE SERVICE

    Concierge is a premium networking product designed to enhance your networking experience with us. 

    Most industry networking is outdated and largely ineffective, yet we know how valuable it is and can be for our business and personal brand.

    Please tell us who you'd like to meet before the event by updating your concierge settings in your member profile on the Brisbane West Chamber website.

    We'll be delighted to introduce you to potential customers and suppliers just as soon as you enter the event. 

    MORE INFORMATION....

     

    Sponsors



    • 01 Nov 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Drive St Lucia QLD 4067

    Increase With Less

    BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - CONCIERGE SERVICE

    Concierge is a premium networking product designed to enhance your networking experience with us. 

    Most industry networking is outdated and largely ineffective, yet we know how valuable it is and can be for our business and personal brand.

    Please tell us who you'd like to meet before the event by updating your concierge settings in your member profile on the Brisbane West Chamber website.

    We'll be delighted to introduce you to potential customers and suppliers just as soon as you enter the event. 

    MORE INFORMATION....

     

    Sponsors



    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • TBA

    Celebrate Increase

     

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Now is the right time to reinvent your business.

When you join the Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce, you’ll be part of a local group helping local people succeed in business.
We’ll be giving you the opportunity to learn essential business concepts to help you run your business. We will feature business education at our events. Experienced business leaders will present up-to-date business topics just for you.
To help you establish a presence in your field, we will also give you free leads based on data you provide about your business.
You can look forward to better pricing, top service and new referrals.

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Is the Chamber for you?

The Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce is for all business people – retail businesses, commercial businesses, sole traders, shopping strip traders, B2C companies, non-profit corporations, home-based businesses, B2B companies, consultants, consumers, self-employed tradies etc. We want to help B2B companies to source better leads and find in-demand suppliers from our huge database.

We want to help B2C companies access our household database of consumers. We want consumers to source local goods and services and support local traders. We want non-profits to gain by sourcing local agents and suppliers and targeting local consumers.

  • Businesses, consumers, non-profits
  • B2B companies will source better leads
  • B2B companies will find in-demand suppliers on our huge database
  • B2C companies can access our Household Database of consumers
  • Consumers can source local goods and services
  • Non-profits can target consumers and source suppliers

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