Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Toowong Rowing Club, 37 Keith St, St Lucia QLD 4067

    The Real State of Real Estate.

    Is it up? Is it down? Is it about to burst, or is it about to boom? Join the first BrisWest event for 2020 and find out along with all of us as we dive into the market indicators and stats behind it all whilst hearing first hand what properties are getting interest and which ones aren’t and how that flows onto your business.

    Led by Ambassador of BrisWest, Leo Di Pinto, we will hear from PRD Nationwide’s economist Dr. Diaswati, whilst enjoying the brilliant surrounds of Toowong Rowing Club.

    As always there will be copious amounts of quality networking and mingling plus we will introduce you to our new Committee & Ambassadors for 2020 along with some exciting plans and partnerships for the year ahead. So if it’s, ‘New Year, New Me’ or seeing your BrisWest crew, we can’t wait to see you along!

    **All food and drinks are included in the ticket price**

    Your host for the evening: Leo Di Pinto

    I’m excited to be forging a career in the Real Estate industry. I grew up in Italy and am relatively new to Australia however it didn’t take me long to recognise that real estate is an integral part of every Australian’s life. It’s a topic that everyone discusses whether it’s talking about their first home, their first investment or commercial opportunities. The fact that I’m in real estate is a real conversation starter and I seize every opportunity to discuss the topic I’m so enthusiastic about.

    Working in the industry allows me to play to my strengths. I’m a people person and every moment of my day is spent talking, listening and meeting people. I’m excellent at solving problems and I’m continually finding solutions for clients. This is particularly the case in the commercial property area where it’s essential to understand what’s required at every stage of a project from approval right through to development. I’m also an expert in zoning laws, project management and identifying and utilising sources needed to navigate the complex process.

    I have a head for business and excellent organisational skills, both beneficial in my role. I’ve studied economics and business and am committed to maintaining a hands-on interest in these disciplines. My organisational skills come from a background in organising sporting and cultural events.

    There’s an advantage in being relatively new to Brisbane. I have a thirst for getting to know my adopted city and its people. I see opportunities everywhere, from New Farm to Moorooka and Robina to Wynnum. I’m proactive about meeting new people and building networks. I also enjoy staying connected to my Italian heritage and am an active member of Brisbane’s Italian community. 

    **All food and drinks are included in the ticket price**

    The Real State of Real Estate

    Guest speakers: 

    Greg Braithwaite QLD Franchise Director - PRDnationwide

    Greg began in real estate in 1993 as a sales consultant for Century 21 and within a year, became part owner and Principal of PRD Realty Jindalee in Brisbane. Greg then joined the PRDnationwide National Franchise Services team as Financial Controller before becoming Principal and part owner of PRDnationwide Bulimba. Greg left in August 2006 to pursue other real estate business ventures and returned to PRDnationwide in June 2010 where he held the position of Business Consultant for 3½ years. In January 2014 he was appointed as Franchise Director overseeing the management of the State of Queensland.

    Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo-Povis - Chief Economist at PRDnationwide

    As National Research of PRDnationwide, Diaswati leads a nation-wide research team that provides high-quality property, housing, and (predominantly) residential market research to the PRD franchises, government departments, private and non-profit organisations, and private investors. She also delivers property research reports to 500+ USA real estate agencies, under the PRDnationwide - United Real Estate partnership. Diaswati brings a high level of understanding of public policy advocacy issues, strategic thinking, and high level research, analytics and evaluation to the PRDnationwide team, continuing to drive one of the organisation’s key strengths through our research outputs. 

    Venue: Toowong Rowing Club

    **All food and drinks are included in the ticket price**


    • 4 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Method to the Madness, 3/9 Marshall Ln, Kenmore QLD 4069
    • 41

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. The speed, breadth and depth of this revolution is forcing us to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value and even what it means to be human. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities.

    We are pleased to welcome Dr Scott Bolland to help us be part of this revolution.

    "According to the World Economic Forum, the top 10 skills required by 2020, revolve around emotional intelligence, resilience, teamwork, adaptability and creative problem-solving.

    Our workshops and seminars focus on teaching you practical evidence-based strategies to help you excel in these areas.

    These skills are relevant for both today and tomorrow, helping you flourish both in the workplace and in your personal life.

    Our aim is to help you lead a happier and more successful life both now and in the future."
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hibiscus Sports Complex , 90 Klumpp Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt, Brisbane



    Proudly supported by the Brisbane City Council.
    Brought to you by QOIN and 17 local business industry groups and sponsors so you can do BIGGER business BETTER.

    The Expo is nearly here, in fact 8 weeks, you will be connecting - promoting - selling your businesses and its products and services to hundreds of local business owners which is so important because NOW is the time to come together in a sales focused environment to GET MORE CUSTOMERS !

    The BIGGEST Business to Business Marketplace held in BRISBANE

    EVENT INFO https://www.facebook.com/events/417245485873775/


    Date: Thursday 26 March 2020
    Time: 10am to 4pm (Official Opening – Media VIP Launch at 9.45am)
    Venue: Hibiscus Sports Complex
    Address: 90 Klumpp Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
    Park and Ride service from Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. Parking Gold Coin Donation

    Now in its 3rd Year.

    This is a serious SELL SELL SELL Day - so get into solid sales conversations with local business owners to grow your customer leads. Come to listen to our great speakers ready to give you MORE information to educate and inspire for you to do BETTER BUSINESS.

    You must register to attend




    We train you prior to the expo and we include lunch for two on expo day
    Affordable and Cost effective way to get new customers.

    Already 110 Expo stands booked.

    HURRY Book an Exhibition Stand NOW !

    Exhibitor Info pack is emailed directly to you (check your spam folder if you cannot see it

    This a proven Business to Business Sales Focused one day even

    LETS DO BUSINESS not matter how big or small your business is – all are welcome - we all need MORE business



     BUSINESS LOUNGE hosted by Womens Network Australia

     QOIN LOUNGE find out about the latest Bartercard offering QOIN

     INTERVIEWS with our roving business reporter to promote your business

    FREE Voice to Your Business Speaker Program - showcasing local businesses - Program released shortly
    FREE TINAx Talks - 6 Speakers in one hour - smashing out information + inspiration
    FREE Head Shot Hub Photo for your social media
    FREE Mentor Hub by the Office of Small Business
    FREE Massage and Brow Waxing
    FREE Council advice for businesses
    FREE Speed Networking Hour @ 2.30pm to 3.30pm - always a favourite

    Food Trucks and Live Entertainment
    Random Acts of Entertainment – Always Surprising at whats at the expo.

    Bring Your Business Cards and lets DO BUSINESS IN BRISBANE



    Brisbane City Council
    Limba Loans
    Griffith University
    WFI Insurance
    Outsourced HR Solutions
    BforB Networking
    Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce
    Southside Chamber of Commerce
    Regional Development Australia
    Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce
    South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
    The Audacious Agency
    Womens Network Australia
    Phillipines Chamber of Commerce


    Paula Brand
    Small Business Expos
    0475 411 793

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TBA

    BWCC and AICC (Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to meet Rob Nixon, driving change for Accountants.


    Helping Accountants all over the world do 3 things:

    1. Make over $1M profit per partner whilst working less than 500 client hours
    2. Build amazing Accounting businesses
    3. Change the lives of themselves and their clients

    The accounting profession has never been under more pressure to change. In an environment where the accountant’s traditional heartland of compliance work is being disrupted by technology, accountants need to develop skills to become better business advisors.

    Rob has been at the forefront of thought leadership for the Accounting profession since 1994. He helps Accountants with workflow, revenue, profit and cash-flow improvement. He is the author of 2 books, Accounting Practices Don’t Add Up and Remaining Relevant – the future of the Accounting profession. He is the founder and CEO of PANALITIX – business advisory software for Accounting firms. He has spoken to in excess of 150,000 Accountants in 8 countries and his business improvement products have been used in over 15,000 Accounting firms.

    (From Rob's Linkedin profile)

    Since May 1994 I have been working with Accountants all over the world, teaching them how to dramatically boost their profits while working less hours. I have personally coached accountants at over 500 firms, helping them realize close to $1 billion dollars in additional profits.

    I do this through a revolutionary coaching model I designed, called the “Profit Time Program”. In it, my clients learn how to:

    Structure their firms properly, to speed up workflow and reduce time spent on every project
    Offer more services to their clients
    Attract new business through creative marketing strategies
    Set their companies up for continued growth without them
    Improve their quality of life
    Charge what their worth
    Earn >$1M per year, per partner while working less than 500 client hours

    Look closely at that last one. What sets my business apart is the fact that I work on both expanding a client’s business while reducing client hours. I have yet to see another coach or consultant offer both to the degree of expertise I offer in my program.

    I work with small to medium (typically $1M - $10M revenue) size accounting firms that are already established, and I guarantee the results. If my clients implement my approach and don’t get 5x return in what they pay me, then they don’t pay. It’s that simple.

    Over the past few years I have authored 3 books “Accounting Practices Don’t Add Up – why they don’t and what to do about it” AND “Remaining Relevant – the future of the Accounting profession” AND “The Perfect Firm”. All have been best sellers.

    On a personal note. I am a keen golfer and adventurer (I am ticket holder 293 on Virgin Galactic to go into space). I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

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